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Scholarly Research: A few good places to start

InfoNow Department, Central Library,
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By Eileen Y. and David Brenner

We now have a couple of new LAPL resources for scholars added to our website: the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and JSTOR (Register & Read Program) These two full-text resources for current scholarly research have been added to the Web Resources section of the LAPL website.  To access them please go to:

http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/web-resources/magazines-newspapers-online-news-services

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
http://www.doaj.org/  
Free, full text, scientific and scholarly journals in all subjects and languages, with over 4017 journals in the directory. 

JSTOR (Register & Read Program)
http://about.jstor.org/rr
A new, experimental program from JSTOR to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. More than 1,200 journals are now available through the program. Some restrictions apply.

In addition, there are other excellent full-text scholarly resources, including General OneFile (Gale) and Research Library (Proquest), that are available to LAPL patrons through the Research & Homework section of the LAPL website. These two resources are log-in accessible from any computer or electronic device with internet access, from outside a library building, with your Los Angeles Public Library card number and your PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number)  http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/research-and-homework

General OneFile (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology with many full-text articles. 

Research Library (Proquest) -- LAPL Library Card required
General interest magazines on a broad range of subjects from arts, business, children, health, humanities, international, law, military, psychology, social sciences, women's interests and more. 

If you are not sure where to start in your research and would like some initial guidance with that, please contact InfoNow:
http://www.lapl.org/branches/central-library/departments/infonow


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