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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  These weekly snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

This Week’s Featured Database: Digital Commons Network, from Bepress.

Link:www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/mgmt, under Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus:  Digital Commons Network is an open access database.

Start with this hint: The search tools in Digital Commons Network work best in updated web browsers.  The landing page looks different from any other database, featuring a wheel that expands or contracts depending on your choices.  Law is the largest subject segment, with other disciplines, such as business and social sciences, also well represented. See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching Digital Commons Network.

Why you should know this provider: As an open access database, this new resource includes scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly works, which are freely available without a subscription.  We encourage you to submit your publications to Digital Commons Network through Purdue’s contributions from Purdue e-Pubs www.purdue.edu/epubs. Find out more by contacting Dave Scherer at dscherer@purdue.edu.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum: The unique search interface makes Digital Commons Network databases accessible to students.  The  database does not require an account or student status, so even as alums, your students will have access to quality, scholarly articles.

Tags: articles, full text, grey literature, open access, scholarly journals

Cost: No cost.



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