There are three kinds of Open Access Repositories.
1. Institutional Repositories collect the publications by researchers at the host institution. ResearchOnline@JCU is the JCU institutional repository.
- Institutional repositories have well defined collection goals i.e. the publications by researchers at the host institution.
- Use ResearchOnline@JCU to easily search for publications by others – check out the publications for Schools, Research Centres or individual colleagues. You can also see which journals others are publishing in.
- arXiv is an e-print service for the physical sciences which has been in operation for more than 20 years.
- SSRN: the Social Science Research Network is a highly successful repository, currently containing over 362, 200 downloadable full text documents.
- PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). It contains over 2.5 million articles, including full participation form 1156 journals.
- Google Scholar is the probably the best known example
- Trove is the National Library of Australia’s search service. All ResearchOnline@JCU records are indexed in Trove.
- OAIster is a catalogue of millions of records collected from worldwide harvesting of Open Access collections.