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Scholarly Communications for the Humanities

An introduction to Table of Contents updates, creating RSS feeds, and other strategies for keeping up to date on articles, book reviews, and other forms of scholarly communications in the humanities.

Open Access Research Tools

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ aims to provide comprehensive coverage of all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee content.

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)

Author Tools

Creative Commons Licensing

Science Commons Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine

Critical Commons
Critical Commons is a public media archive and fair use advocacy network that supports the transformative reuse of media in scholarly and creative contexts.

Create Change
Create Change is an educational initiative that examines new opportunities in scholarly communication, advocates changes that recognize the potential of the networked digital environment, and encourages active participation by scholars and researchers to guide the course of change. Create Change was developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and is supported by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).