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TracciarisorseOpen is a discipline index, equipped with its own internal search engine, built around the information needs of academic users. TracciarisorseOpen helps you take the most convenient path for your search!
Choose a discipline, add, if you want, a specific type of resource (dictionary, database, etc.) and explore your customized search path to retrieve reliable and quality open access information on the web.
This service is managed by the Monitoring, analysis and development of library services and digital reference office, with the collaboration of UNIPA librarians.
To date, there are about 1,000 indexed resources
It is a directory by subject, equipped with an internal search engine, aimed at meeting the information and cognitive needs of academic users.
TracciarisorseOpen has as its priority objective to index digital open access, quality, and accredited resources, belonging to the most varied university disciplines.
The user-friendly interface of TracciarisorseOpen allows not only to select the disciplinary scope but at the same time also the type of resource object of interest (database, EJournals, Ebooks, dictionary etc.) thus allowing the user to identify targeted and personalized search paths aimed at finding trusted resources on the network.
The service is aimed at students, but it is also a valid research tool for teachers, researchers, librarians, the university's technical and administrative staff, and for anyone who wants to carry out research on the net.
TracciarisorseOpen for students: it is a valid tool to find material for the drafting of papers and thesis. The disciplines indexed in TracciarisorseOpen in fact follow the university's educational offer and reflect its complex and consolidated scientific articulation.
TracciarisorseOpen for teachers and researchers: The tool facilitates scientific research by indexing accredited and quality free open access resources.
Resources for measuring and evaluating scientific productivity, resources for patent research and teaching materials for students have also been included.
TracciarisorseOpen for librarians: Provides valuable support for disciplinary reference activity and user orientation.
TracciarisorseOpen for technical and administrative staff: it is a valuable aid for office work. It is in fact possible to find legal sources of quality with free access: regulations, journals, jurisprudence, press agencies, etc.
What's inside TracciarisorseOpen?
Within TracciarisorseOpen it is possible to find indexed digital resources with free access currently selected and carefully evaluated by the Monitoring, analysis and development office of library services and digital reference with the collaboration of University’s librarians.
In selecting resources, priority was given to general disciplinary research tools particularly suitable for academic users: editorial platforms, databases, repositories, digital libraries, online catalogues, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, search engines, portals, sites, social networks, etc.
Thanks to the provision of quality open access scientific resources, TracciarisorseOpen contributes to the promotion of Open Access within the University of Palermo, which in 2004 expressed its support for the international Open Access movement by signing the Messina Declaration in support of open access to scientific literature.
Who's behind TracciarisorseOpen:
TracciarisorseOpen is a project currently coordinated by the Monitoring, analysis and development office of library services and digital reference that inherited it in 2017 from the Digital Library office that had designed the tool and put it into production in 2014 with the aim of promoting the use of electronic resources, both those of the University and open access on the network, to academic users with particular attention to the information needs of students.
Ongoing and future activities
The current presence of the Discovery Tool Service in which all the digital reserved access resources, purchased centrally by the University are indexed, together with open access resources, has led us to make a different choice in relation to the contents to be inserted: we are in fact proceeding gradually to the exclusive insertion of open access resources with characteristics and with paths dedicated to specific categories of users, updated in relation to the current study courses.
If you know a quality and accredited Open Access resource you can report it by sending firstname.lastname@example.org the title of the resource, the web address to reach it and a short description.
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A web portal devoted to Medicine. It includes a variety of information tools and services: an encyclopedia on the main medical pathologies, a platform for on-line advice, a quick guide on pharmas, a food database, a directory of ASL services and pharmacies, a guide on lab tests and exams, etc.
A database containing data, charts, tables, reports and economic indicators about the political, economic and social conditions in the countries of European Union, Switzerland, USA and Japan.
The Dictionary of Art Historians – DAH is a free access database which aims at providing scholars with basic documentation on the main art historians in western countries. The database allow to find biographic and bibliographic information on art historians, including very specific details that often are hard to be retrieved. For each entry, users will get information on the art historians' education, the masters who influenced them, and their methodology (including information from hidden sources in a variety of foreign languages).
A web portal and directory for education and learning, including (and giving access to) quality materials and tools with regard to school (teaching activities, research in education, information, studies and essays, pastime and didactic entertaining).
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Archive of about 60 magazines no longer published between the second half of the 1800s and the first thirty years of the 1900s digitized with free access. A menu to the left of the screen highlights resources alphabetically to facilitate searching with explicit indication of the vintages owned.
The digital library of the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid was started through a digitization project which began in 2003, and is constantly updated. The project aims at adding value to the enormous bibliographic collections held in the Library. It is possible to access online the digital version of a great number of early printed books, among which some very rare editions, a great deal of herbaria plus a rich list of online journals and relevant websites specialised in Botany.
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A database within the ITTIG (Istituto di Teorie e Tecniche dell'Informazione giuridica) website, containing around 10,000 documents relevant for the assistance and support to disabled people (EU documents, international documentation, jurisprudence, legislation aspects, regional legislation).
A website for professionals in Criminal Law (national and international) comprising access to a specific e-journal, a section devoted to law decisions and other news on legal and jurisprudential matters, plus links to degree theses, bibliographic descriptions and a CEDU observatory.
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A directory of dictionaries on dialects, being a section of the Dienneti portal for education and learning.
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A directory of dictionaries on ancient Greek and Latin, being a section of the Dienneti portal for education and learning.
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A directory of dictionaries on geography, being a section of the Dienneti portal for education and learning.
A directory of dictionaries on law, being a section of the Dienneti portal for education and learning.
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A directory of multilingual dictionaries, being a section of the Dienneti portal for education and learning.
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The DOP Dictionary is an important free access resource for linguistics and phonetics, including 92,000 lexical entries and proper names from the Italian language, plus 37,000 entries and names from around sixty different languages that can be read and listened to. It is a fundamental tool to ascertain the exact spelling and pronunciation of linguistic terms.
Online edition derived from the "Dizionario dei Modi di Dire della Lingua Italiana HOEPLI Editore" and available through the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
Online edition derived from the "Dizionario dei Sinonimi e dei Contrari RCS Libri" and available on the website of the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
A free digital version of the well-known "Dizionario delle abbreviazioni latine ed italiane" by Adriano Cappelli (Italian edition, Milan, 1912).
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Online version of the well-known Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana by Ottorino Pianigiani.
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Italian dictionary of medical terms (from web portal Medicinaoltre.com).
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