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OARE Overview (for Presentations at Registered Institutions) This document is for presentations to various audiences at OARE registered institutions. It is an overview of the background of OARE, how to access the programs and the features of the OARE website interface including e-journal and e-book access plus how to use several search tools. Additional information can be located in the various training modules on the OARE training page (www.unep.org/oare/training/en/ ). You may adapt/edit this document as is necessary for a specific presentation.

2 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 Note that this is an introductory overview of OARE and that many of the specifics of the program are covered in depth in the more detailed training modules. There are a total of 6 modules including 5 modules for three search engines plus other tools such as OARE - the Basics and OARE Access Problems and Solutions.

3 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

4 What is OARE? Online Access to Research in the Environment OARE =
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, 2006. Several thousand institutions are registered from over one hundred countries Has 3900 journals from more than 150 of the world’s leading academic publishers Full-text coverage from 1997 onward in most cases OARE is an Internet gateway to a collection of resources (bibliographic databases, electronic journals, search engines and other Internet portals) created by other organizations. The website contains a variety of resources that will help you find citations, retrieve the full-text, search for more information on environment related topics, and help you keep up with current research. Though OARE provides access to these resources, it does not control their form or function.

5 Research4Life Group A & B Countries
This slide notes the location of Group A countries (blue) and Group B countries (orange). Note that the same registration criteria is used for HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI - all the Research4Life programs - As of 2012, an institution can register for all the programs.

6 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 This slide outlines HINARI’s extensive ‘public-private’ collaboration.

7 Country Eligibility Overview (01 2012)
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

8 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,

9 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. Any public or Not for profit institution in qualifying countries is eligible to register for OARE. Such registration enables access to full-text articles, databases and other resources. These articles can be read online, downloaded for offline storage or even be printed within reasonable limits. Here it is important to understand the concept of reasonable and ethical use of the resources as abuse can lead to an institution being suspended from the programme.

10 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 The Librarian or any other responsible person can adopt this version of the user agreement and put it in simpler terms that users can understand. Some institutions make users sign a shorter version of the user-agreement as a way of ensuring adherence to copyright and avoiding abuse of the resource.

11 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

12 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 As with any resource, there are certain rules for its usage. Within a registered institution, you are encouraged to share the password with other members of the institution and to make free use of it at your home site (however, passwords must not be displayed on the institution’s website as it is accessible outside the institution). Please be aware though, that you must access OARE from your home institution only (although this can be done with personally owned laptops). Also, OARE cannot be used outside the home country.

13 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.

14 How to Access OARE Step 1 Start your web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox). Step 2 Type: in the “Address” box Step 3 Press “Enter” on the keyboard or GO

15 OARE Website From this page, you can login and also view this information in multiple languages. This is the overall OARE homepage where you can log-in or register or browse for journal titles and Abstracts. Note that even no-registered institutions can view Journal titles and abstracts but access to full-text and downloading requires registration and logging in. From the initial page’s menu, you can find the link to journals and databases, information about OARE plus eligibility, how to register, training material, etc.

16 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. Publishers use their discretion when it comes to the kinds of services they want to make available through OARE. It is not uncommon to have a journal listed on the OARE page but find its contents inaccessible on the publishers’ website. Publishers as commercial businesses often will adjust their services depending on the fluctuations of market share in a country. Institutions from Group B countries often have more publishers’ exclusions than Group A participants.

17 Passwords being case-sensitive which means you will have to type them in upper or lower-case otherwise you will not be able to login. Type in user name and password exactly as provided by your institution. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click Login

18 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. 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.oaresciences.org

19 The OARE website can also be opened in French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.
If you do not properly login, this message on the Contents page will remind you!

20 Searching by Title If you have a citation for an article from a specific journal issue, you first need to locate the journal title by clicking on the appropriate letter from the Journals collection A-Z list. Then you would be able to access the journal and eventually locate the full-text article in the specific volume and issue. 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.

21 Note the two tabs above the list of journals
Note the two tabs above the list of journals. The default listing is the Accessible Content. If you click on All Items, a new list appears that notes all the journals under P. If your institution is not eligible for all the journal titles, there will be a white ! in the box before the title. In this case, we have displayed a Group A country with no exceptions. A page appears containing all the journal titles beginning with P listing the Accessible Content for your institution.

22 Click on a journal title (in this case Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics) to be taken to its page on the publisher’s website. Click on a title in the list to select a journal – Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.

23 Another window will open at the journal publisher’s site with the full list of Volumes, issues and articles. If you have a citation for an article from the Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, you would open the specific volume and issue. Then you would be able to view, print or save the article.

24 Searching by Subject Journals also can be found via the Subjects A- Z category list. If you are not looking for specific citations or if you want to browse through the journals available to you in OARE on certain subjects, choose the Subject feature. This is a good way to familiarize yourself with the pertinent journals available to you in new subjects or to browse periodically through known journals in your subject area for the latest articles.

25 Choose the subject that you are interested in. e. g
Choose the subject that you are interested in. e.g. Environmental Law, Policy & Planning.

26 Similarly to the Journals collection, this subject listing has two tabs. These are the default Accessible Content (in this case a Group A country with no exceptions) and the All Items tab that would list all titles. An alphabetical list of Environmental Law, Policy & Planning journals now is displayed with links to the journals’ websites.

27 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.

28 An alphabetical list of French language journals Accessible Content titles is displayed.

29 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:

30 If you know the publisher of the journal in a citation or if you want to see what journals are available from a certain publisher, choose the Publisher feature. This option is especially useful if you have retrieved a citation from a general search on a publisher’s website or a bibliographic database but are not sure that you have access to the full-text article. Click on the drop down menu for Publishers and choose the publisher that you want. e.g. Nature Publishing Group.

31 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

32 Searching for Books The e-books used to be at the top of each alphabet letter in the Journals Content list. As of November 2011, these titles were moved to a separate Books Collection listing. The access is similar to that in other lists and drop down menus – e.g. Journal collection, Subjects, Languages, etc. Note also the View complete list of books listing. This listing does not have hypertext links to the full-text books. From the initial Contents page, you can open the Books Collection A-Z list. For example, to find Ocean Basins, click on O.

33 A page appears containing all the book titles beginning with O listing the Accessible Content for your institution. Included is Ocean Basins. To open the specific book, click on the link. This is an example for a Group A country with no exceptions.

34 Another window will open at the publisher’s site with the list of Chapters that can be viewed HTML files or downloaded as PDF files

35 Additional Resources Additional useful resources can be opened from the two links and one drop down menu.

36 The Browse databases page includes access to Environmental Issues & Policy Index, Environmental Science and Pollution Management and Scopus. These three search tools will be discussed in later in this module.

37 The Browse reference sources page contains access to a number of useful reference tools.
Open the resources that are of interest to you.

38 The Free collections drop down menu has links to numerous sources of free e-journal sources.

39 ` Now open is the Free Access to Developing Economies list of HighWire Press with direct access to the titles and articles. Access to HighWire’s Free Access to Developing Economies journals is based on IP address. If your country is eligible (and it parallels that of the R4L programs), all computers within the country will have access. There is no username or password.

40 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. Some publishers allow free access to their journal ssues after 6, 12 or 24 months. This slide lists some of the HIghWire Press publications that are available after these different periods of time.

41 Another useful Free Collections is the Directory of Open Access Journals.
The Directory of Open Access Journals includes a keyword search option. It has access to journals in many disciplines.

42 Databases & Search Tools
Environmental Issues and Policy Index (EBSCO) Scopus (Elsevier) Environmental Science and Pollution Management (CSA) We will view the key features of all three databases. These resources allow you to complete subject/keyword searches for journal articles and other resources. Much of this material is available via OARE but, in some cases, you are linked to resources (e.g. conference papers) that are available on the Internet. The first two are broad databases while the third one is limited to environmental science and pollution management resources. All of the databases have similar features – the ability to complete basic and advanced searches, further ‘limit’ searches, access full-text articles and print, save and the citations.

43 Databases All three useful tools for identifying articles via keyword searching are in the database and article searching list.

44 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.

45 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). Environment Index offers wide coverage in applicable areas of 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, and more. Using environment index you can search for information in 1.6 million articles from more than 1,600 domestic and international titles and 100 monographs. Remember - in order to access the databases and the full-text articles, you must be logged into OARE.

46 The default page is the Basic Search display
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. This database is a product of EBSCO. The interface is similar to other databases available via the R4L programmes (e.g. CINAHL for Hinari).

47 There are 1192 Results for this search
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.

48 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

49 Scopus (Elsevier) Search Tool
To open Scopus, click on the databases and article searching list. Once open, click on Scopus (Elsevier). SCOPUS covers all of the scientific topics included in OARE and also covers the subjects of the other R4L programmes. It is updated daily and includes over 29 million abstracts from 15,000 peer-reviewed titles/4,000 publishers. Note that some Group B or Group A with exclusions may NOT have access to Scopus.

50 On the Advanced Search page, there are a large number of field names and other advanced search parameters. 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 author’s 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. Because of the flexibility and ease provided by this option, Basic Search is the default search page, and the most commonly used.

51 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). The Scopus search looks through all of the abstracts that are included in the SCOPUS database. Updated daily and covering all of the world’s major peer-reviewed Scientific Technical and Medical Journals, the SCOPUS database includes over 29 million abstracts from over 15,000 peer-reviewed titles by more than 4,000 publishers worldwide. The Web search is a complementary search of the World Wide Web conducted by SCIRUS, a search engine very similar to Google Scholar. The majority of the information that you find in Web results is grey literature. The Patents search displays all available patent results. The Patent results are sorted according to relevance.

52 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.

53 Environmental Science and Pollution Management (CSA)
From the browse databases list, open the Environmental Science and Pollution Management database.

54 This is the Basic Search (default) page of CSA
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.

55 In the Narrow results by option, the results are displayed – Scholarly Journals (92), Books (16), Conference Papers and Proceedings (5) and Reports (3).

56 Note the Narrow results by column option with multiple limits including document type, subject and publication date.

57 Training Material The OARE Training page has detailed information that can be used for training courses and further learning. The material used in this OARE Overview for Registered Institutions is a compilation of resources from several OARE training documents. The following slides will review these resources and also discuss several invaluable training websites that are geared toward electronic resources and users in low-income countries. Access to the Training Materials also is available from the Contents page’s horizontal bar.

58 There are links to PDF documents PowerPoint presentations that are an in-depth discussion of many of OARE’s features. This page contains the links to PDF files and PowerPoint presentations. These resources are useful for further (in-depth) learning about the topics in the Short Course and also for presentations or courses at your institution. They are especially useful for training other users at your institution. Open the modules that are of interest to you.

59 Note that the Basic Training Packages contains modules on using the OARE website and searching for articles in two of the databases. The module’s workbooks contain numerous hands-on exercises.

60 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

61 This is the Research4Life webpage that contains information on all the programmes:
All three programs has the same eligibility but your institution must register for each program separately.

62 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, books, 14 publishers) Updated Besides the number of journals for each program, the specific web addresses are listed. Note that there is some overlap in journal titles as some specific journals fall into more than one broad discipline. If your institution includes programs that would benefit from either AGORA or OARE e-journals, you can register for these from the initial registration page.

63 HINARI – ‘Content’ Page

64 AGORA – ‘Content’ Page

65 ARDI – ‘Content’ Page updated:


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