Research (general)

The research process: funding, grants, proposals, IP, copyright, publishing, information dissemination

See also:   Resources (general)   Subject-specific Resources and Courseware   Graduate Information

  • arXiv e-Print Archive (US) - open access to over 500,000 e-prints in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics

  • Canberra University, (AU), Postgraduate Student Resources - general advice to postgrads & supervisors, effective writing, analysis, grantsmanship, seminars & conference presentations, ethical issues
  • Dr Abel Scribe PhD (US), Student's Guides to Research Writing and Style - free guides to formatting and documenting research papers in AMA, APA, ASA, CBE, Chicago, and MLA style, focus on preparing papers for classes, seminars, and conferences
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (UK) - main govt agency for funding research & training in engineering & physical sciences, investing in a broad range of subjects from (maths to materials science, IT to structural engineering): Connecting with Business, Funding for Researchers, International Activity, Postgraduate Training, Public Engagement, Research Highlights, Events
  • European Commission (CORDIS) - Gateway to European Research and Development: News, Funding, Results, Themes, Go local, Look it up, Interact
  • (US) - Source For Grant Writing Tools, free info on grant writing world: bookstore, training, services
  • Heriot Watt University (UK), Finding information on your subject - using printed and electronic sources, Search by subject, for a particular type of publication (book, journal etc)
  • IngentaConnect (US) - hosts scholarly books and journals from a range of different publishers, Millions of articles chapters and reports available, full text by pay-per-view or by subscription: for (publishers, researchers, librarians), labs, blog
  • JANET (UK) - network dedicated to the needs of education and research in the UK, connects the UK’s education and research organisations to each other & rest of the world, includes a separate network available for experimental activities in network development: Technologies, Services, News, Events, Developments, Company, Communities, Training, Partnership
  • JSTOR (US), Trusted Archives for Scholarship - not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping scholarly community discover, use, and build upon range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive, aims to preserve a record of scholarship & advance research and teaching in cost–effective ways: search, browse, participate, resources
  • Kansas University (US) Medical Center, Effective Presentations - online tutorial series: developing an effective oral presentation, designing effective visual aids for presentations, creating an effective poster presentation: links
  • MyNetResearch (US), Empowering Collaboration - worldwide online network of academic and corporate researchers, over a thousand knowledge specializations, summarizes your research interests and key information, find and be located by worldwide community of researchers, search for other researchers by knowledge specialization, geography and other attributes, create and manage projects including academic papers, funded grant proposals and inventions: features, forum, tour, wiki
  • Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS) - authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it, highlights developments and initiatives from around the world, additional resources and case studies: Researchers, Librarians, Publishers, Administrators, Public, Students
  • André Brown gives us his perspective on access to research papers and how open access can significantly increase the efficiency of his work.

  • Research Councils UK - strategic partnership of the UK's 7 Research Councils: research, innovation, research careers, international, science in society, news
  • St Francis University (US), Visit to Copyright Bay - attempt to explore "fair use" in not-for-profit educational setting presenting in an informative & entertaining way: fair use (background, multimedia, audio visual, dist-ed, single & multiple copying, infringement)

  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (US) -nonprofit organization promotes communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, facilitation of new developments: events, news, jobs, professional development, publications & links, member center, services directory
  • Stanford University (US), Copyright & Fair Use - Primary Materials, Overview & Resources, Charts & Tools, Libraries & Education, Commentary, Current, Copyright Overview, FAQs, Fair Use, Public Domain, Introduction to Permissions Process, Website Permissions, Academic and Educational Permissions, Releases, Copyright Research
  • UKRO, UK Research Office (UK) - information and advice service on European Union funding for research and higher education, mission to promote effective UK participation in EU-funded research programmes, higher education programmes and other related activities: subscriber services, european RTD insight, UK Marie Curie NCP helpdesk