Introduction to OARE. Table of Contents Background – Eligibility, User Agreement How to Access OARE Website OARE Journal Access – title, subject, language.
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OARE Overview (for Presentations at Registered Institutions)
Table of Contents Background - Benefits/Audiences, Partners, User Agreement How to Access OARE Website OARE E-Journal Access Features Other OARE Resources Databases Reference Sources Other Free Collections Search Tools – Environmental Index (EBSCO), Scopus (Elsevier), Environmental Science & Pollution Management Training Material Research4Life Programs
Programme Objectives Increase access to high-quality, relevant literature in environmental sciences Improve research in environmental sciences and related disciplines Improve the quality and effectiveness of education and training Increase environment-related policy for the benefit of the population
What is OARE? OARE = Online Access to Research in the Environment OARE is an Internet based portal Provides free or low cost access to major scientific and peer reviewed journals, e-books, databases, and other scientific materials in environmental sciences. Launched in October, Several thousand institutions are registered from over one hundred countries Has 3900 journals from more than 150 of the worlds leading academic publishers Full-text coverage from 1997 onward in most cases
Research4Life Group A & B Countries
R4L – Public Private Partnership Principal Publishers Elsevier Science Springer Wiley-Blackwell Sage Taylor & Francis Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins BioOne Oxford University Press Nature Publishing Other science/technical/ medical publishers Program Partners World Health Organization - WHO Food and Agriculture Org. – FAO United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO Yale University Library Mann Library/Cornell University International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers – STM Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa National Library of Medicine Microsoft Librarians Without Borders ® /MLA
Country Eligibility Overview ( ) Country eligibility is based on GNI per capita or HDI (human development index) Free access is available to institutions in countries with a GNI per capita of $1600 or less or HDI (human development index) less than 0.63 are eligible for free access (Group A) Access to those with GNI of $1601-$5000 or HDI less than 0.67 pay a fee of $1000 per year (Group B) Some publishers opt out of both option by country and do not allow access to their journals 70 countries are currently eligible as Group A countries and 37 countries are Group B
Country Overview continued For a list of Group A & B countries, go to: Publishers have the option of excluding groups within each country While there are more exclusions in Group B, some publishers choose to exclude institutions from Group A countries For specifics on per-country publisher exclusions,
Institution Eligibility Overview All OARE users may browse collection and journal abstracts without log in. You will have access to journals from Open Access publishers and a few commercial publishers. To view, download and print the full-text articles, users must be registered and must login first Login may only be done by registered institutions Students, faculty and staff at eligible, registered institutions can access full-text articles and other OARE resources. Visitors to registered institutions can use the resources while at the site.
OARE: User Agreement All registered institutions will sign a User Agreement covering: – Use of the OARE password – Copyright and Fair Use Agreement shall be available in your institution
Copyright and Fair Use Same as typical copyright and fair use principles: It is OK, for example, to: – Download or print up to 15% of a journal issue or book – Use material for educational purposes (course packs or reserves) – Make copies for institution members or students Always credit sources Be cautious but sensible
Use of the OARE Password Do Please Share OARE username and password with colleagues, students, faculties in your institution Do not Share with those from outside the institution Do not Use outside the country
Abuse of Publisher Privileges It is NOT OK to: – Charge for documents, except for cost recovery for teaching materials – Post content to websites or blogs that are publically accessible – Change content – Download all articles from a single issue Violations result in the INSTITUTION or ENTIRE country denied access until the problem is resolved.
Step 1 Start your web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox). Step 2 Type: http :// in the Address box Step 3 Press Enter on the keyboard or GO How to Access OARE
OARE Website From the initial pages menu, you can find the link to journals and databases, information about OARE plus eligibility, how to register, training material, etc. From this page, you can login and also view this information in multiple languages.
Logging In For full-text journal articles: – Users institutions must be registered – Users must log in using institutional user name and password. NOTE: OARE log in does not give access to all services offered on publishers websites.
Type in user name and password exactly as provided by your institution. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click Login
The Logged in from: … message confirms that you have completed the login. You also can confirm login by viewing the url (web address) at the top of the page that will read: oaresciences.org/whalecomoare.oa resciences.org Besides access to journals and books, the initial OARE page includes links to Search inside OARE full-text through database and article searching, Reference sources and Free Collections. Note also the link to the Training Materials.
If you do not properly login, this message on the Contents page will remind you! The OARE website can also be opened in French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Journals can be accessed by title from the Journals collection A- Z list. For example, to find Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, click on P. Searching by Title
A page appears containing all the journal titles beginning with P listing the Accessible Content for your institution.
Click on a title in the list to select a journal – Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.
Another window will open at the journal publishers site with the full list of Volumes, issues and articles.
Searching by Subject Journals also can be found via the Subjects A- Z category list.
Choose the subject that you are interested in. e.g. Environmental Law, Policy & Planning.
An alphabetical list of Environmental Law, Policy & Planning journals now is displayed with links to the journals websites.
Searching by Language Click on the link to the Language category list – to view the drop down menu of journals by language; choose the language you prefer. e.g. French.
An alphabetical list of French language journals Accessible Content titles is displayed.
Searching by Publisher From the initial Journals page, click on the drop down menu for Publishers and choose the publisher that you want. Note the list of journals that You have full access to:
Click on the drop down menu for Publishers and choose the publisher that you want. e.g. Nature Publishing Group.
The Accessible Content list of OARE journals available from the Nature Publishing Group will be displayed. Choose the specific journal that you want. e.g. Nature Cell Biology
Searching for Books From the initial Contents page, you can open the Books Collection A-Z list. For example, to find Ocean Basins, click on O.
A page appears containing all the book titles beginning with O listing the Accessible Content for your institution. Included is Ocean Basins.
Another window will open at the publishers site with the list of Chapters that can be viewed HTML files or downloaded as PDF files
Additional useful resources can be opened from the two links and one drop down menu. Additional Resources
The Browse databases page includes access to Environmental Issues & Policy Index, Environmental Science and Pollution Management and Scopus.
The Browse reference sources page contains access to a number of useful reference tools.
The Free collections drop down menu has links to numerous sources of free e-journal sources.
` Now open is the Free Access to Developing Economies list of HighWire Press with direct access to the titles and articles.
HighWire Press 4 Also available from HighWire Press is list of Free Online Full-text Articles that includes free journals and ones with that have free articles after a set period of time.
Another useful Free Collections is the Directory of Open Access Journals.
Databases & Search Tools Environmental Issues and Policy Index (EBSCO) Scopus (Elsevier) Environmental Science and Pollution Management (CSA)
Databases All three useful tools for identifying articles via keyword searching are in the database and article searching list.
Environmental Index Coverage Subjects include: ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning. Users can search for information in 1.6 million articles from more than 1,600 domestic and international journal titles and 100 monographs. Many of these journal titles and full-text articles are available from OARE.
Environmental Issues and Policy Index (EBSCO) To open Environmental Index, click on the database and article searching list. Once open, click on Environmental Issues & Policy Index (EBSCO).
The default page is the Basic Search display. We will enter the pesticides AND water pollution in the search box and click on Search. Note the other options – Advanced Search, Visual Search and Search History.
There are 1192 Results for this search.. Note the Add to folder and Refine Your results options. In the folder, there are save, and print options.
Scopus (Elsevier) Coverage Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer- reviewed literature with smart tools that track, analyze and visualize research Contains 20,500 journals from 500 publishers plus more than 49 million records – 78% with abstracts; over 5.3 million conference papers Some of the journal titles and full-text articles are available from OARE Most of the conference papers will be available directly from Scopus
Scopus (Elsevier) Search Tool To open Scopus, click on the databases and article searching list. Once open, click on Scopus (Elsevier).
On the Document Search page, both simple and more advanced searches using common search parameters can be completed. The Author Search page displays articles written by a specific person when the authors name is cited in many different ways. For example, an author can be cited as Smith, J in one article, but as Smith, John in another. Scopus helps you find the right author by grouping together articles written by specific authors. On the Advanced Search page, there are a large number of field names and other advanced search parameters.
The Scopus database allows you to search about 75% of the scientific titles in OARE. The Scopus search resulted in 159 citations for journal articles and conferences. For each citation, there are the View at Publisher, Show Abstract and Related documents and Limit to choices. For the search results, view the following options: Download, PDF, Export, Print, , Create Bibliography – plus the Sort by. Note also the Web and Patents Search options (explained below).
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Coverage Subjects include: agricultural biotechnology, air quality, aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements (U.S.), hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, pollution: land, air, water, noise, solid waste, radioactive, risk assessment, safety science, toxicology & toxic emissions, water pollution, waste management and water resource issues Abstracts and citations from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Some of these journal titles and full-text articles are available from OARE.
Environmental Science and Pollution Management (CSA) From the browse databases list, open the Environmental Science and Pollution Management database.
This is the Basic Search (default) page of CSA. Enter pesticides AND coral reefs in the Search box and click on the magnifying glass. Note the check box to limit the search to Peer reviewed articles.
In the Narrow results by option, the results are displayed – Scholarly Journals (92), Books (16), Conference Papers and Proceedings (5) and Reports (3).
Note the Narrow results by column option with multiple limits including document type, subject and publication date.
Training Material The OARE Training page has detailed information that can be used for training courses and further learning. Access to the Training Materials also is available from the Contents pages horizontal bar.
There are links to PDF documents PowerPoint presentations that are an in-depth discussion of many of OAREs features.
Note that the Basic Training Packages contains modules on using the OARE website and searching for articles in two of the databases.
Sister Programmes Research4Life includes four programmes: – HINARI (Health Access to Research programme) – AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) – OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) – ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) Eligible institutions can register for all four For more information, see
This is the Research4Life webpage that contains information on all the programmes:
HINARI: health research (11,400 journals and 18,500 books and 70 information resources, 380 publishers) AGORA: agriculture research (3400 journals, 2000 books, 20 information resources, 95 publishers) OARE: environment research (4800 journals, 8300 books, 110 publishers) ARDI: development and innovation research (2000 journals, 5000 books, 14 publishers) Updated