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1 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 How to Register for OARE

2 Click on Register for OARE link to access the step-by-step guide – to see if your institution is registered or must complete this process.

3 The Step by Step Guide contains links to Registered Universities and Professional Schools for HINARI, AGORA and OARE.

4 The following slides are a summary of the key points of the registration process located at:

5 To register, fill in the form. You only need to fill this in once as an institution. An institution can register for all Research4Life programs at once and that the other programs (besides OARE) can be added.

6 Complete all the required fields including the six character code and click on the Send Registration box.

7 Key Hints Telephone and Fax fields are numeric. No blank spaces, nor symbols should be used. Comments and Activities fields have a maximum number of characters. If you want to provide any explanation, please send an to the OARE HelpDesk Include in the your country and full institution name - in order to identify the application. If possible, include an institutional address (e.g. (e.g. or not

8 If you have registered for one previously and want to register for the other two, add a note in the comments field with your institution and username. This will speed up the registration process for a 2nd or 3rd program. Lastly, the whole validation and processing takes from four to six weeks. Currently (February 2013) we have a huge backlog caused by the Already Registered applications.

9 Help Trouble registering or logging on? Technical issues? Questions about policy or use? Training inquiries? – For support in Africa, contact ITOCA – For support elsewhere,

10 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 How to USE OARE

11 Accessing the Collection 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.

12 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.

13 Type in user name and password exactly as provided by your institution. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click Login

14 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.

15 If you do not properly login, this message on the Contents page will remind you!

16 Navigating OARE to Find What You Need! In the next few slides you will learn to: Browse by journal titles and publishers Explore journals by subject lists Locate journals by language Download full-text articles (PDF and HTML versions)

17 Once you have logged-in, you will be taken to the Contents page.

18 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

19 A page appears containing all the journal titles beginning with P listing the Accessible Content for your institution.

20 Click on a title in the list to select a journal – Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.

21 Another window will open at the journal publishers site with the full list of Volumes, issues and articles.

22 This is the PDF display of the article. Most publishers also supply the HTML (with hyperlinks) and summary options.

23 We have displayed the P All Items list for an institution that does not have access to all the journals – noted by all the while ! Boxes.

24 Click on this link to View complete list of the journals.

25 This listing does not have hypertext links to the contents of the journals. You must go to the Journal collection A-Z list.

26 Searching by Subject Journals also can be found via the Subjects A- Z category list.

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

28 An alphabetical list of Environmental Law, Policy & Planning journals now is displayed with links to the journals websites.

29 Click on a journal title to open the journal in a new window (the publishers page) – Environment and Urbanization

30 The Environment and Urbanization journal now opens in the publishers website. Note the links to the Current and Recent Issues.

31 Again, we have opened the PDF format of an article. Note that there are save and print options.

32 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.

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

34 Select a journal title from the list e.g. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics.

35 A new window will open at the publishers site - with access to the current and previous volumes and issues.

36 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:

37 Click on the drop down menu for Publishers and choose the publisher that you want. e.g. Nature Publishing Group.

38 The All Items list notes all the journals of a publisher. In this case, the institution does not have access to the journals.

39 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

40 The initial page of the journal is displayed. Choose the volume, issue and article that you are interested in e.g. March Issue 3.

41 This is the display for the HTML version of the article that includes hypertext links. You have the option of printing or downloading/saving the full text article in HTML.

42 This full text article is in HTML and must be read with a web-browser.

43 OR you can choose to download/view in PDF. Now displayed is the PDF version of the article. To print or save click here.

44 Exercises Complete exercise #4 – 9 in the accompanying OARE Short Course Exercises (Word) document Note: Also see Appendix - Access Problems and Solutions for Full-text Articles.

45 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.

46 A page appears containing all the book titles beginning with O listing the Accessible Content for your institution. Included is Ocean Basins.

47 Another window will open at the publishers site with the list of Chapters that can be viewed HTML files or downloaded as PDF files

48 Exercises Complete exercises #10 & 11 in the accompanying OARE Short Course Exercises (Word) document Note: Also see Appendix - Access Problems and Solutions for Full-text Articles.

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

50 The Browse databases page includes access to Environmental Issues & Policy Index, Environmental Science and Pollution Management and Scopus.

51 The Browse reference sources page contains access to a number of useful reference tools.

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

53 ` Now open is the Free Access to Developing Economies list of HighWire Press with direct access to the titles and articles.

54 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.

55 Another useful Free Collections is the Directory of Open Access Journals.

56 A pesticides and water pollution search found 76 articles.

57 Lets Review What We Learned You should now know how to: LOGIN to and register for OARE Browse by journal titles and publishers Explore journals by subject lists Locate journals by language Locate books by title Download full-text articles (PDF and HTML) View OAREs databases, reference sources and free collections options

58 Exercises Complete exercise #12 – 13 in the accompanying OARE Short Course Exercises (Word) document


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