Here are some quick answers to your most asked questions.
|What is CloudSource Open Access?
|CSOA is a tool that gathers free online journal articles and open access publications through ACC Libraries' search tool.
|What is an open access publication?
|Open access publications are free online articles, eBooks and other materials that don't have as many copyright restrictions as traditional scholarly materials.
|Why should I use CSOA?
|What type of content will I find in CSOA?
|High quality, peer-reviewed academic resources in health sciences, environment, computer science and more. CSOA also gathers many Open Educational Resources (OERs) which are free educational materials available to anyone to use, modify and share.
|How do I search CSOA?
|Enter your search terms in the main search bar at https://library.austincc.edu/ Click on the third tab at the top, "Open Access Resources." You can find more detailed instructions here.
|My document won't open. What happened?
|Check your downloads! If the document is a pdf, it will go straight to your downloads. If you blink you might miss it. If you still can't access it, email Melissa Airoldi.
|How do I get full text?
|Click on the "View Resource" button on the results page.
|Who has access?
|Everyone! No login needed.
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