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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 digital library giving free access to a rich variety of printed sources of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. All the works printed in Europe before 1701, irrespective of language, fit into the project scope, along with all the editions of works written in any European language and printed outside Europe. EEB is a key tool for historians of the printing press in Europe from the origins to the 17th century, that makes high quality digital images of rare printed sources available to the public.
An open access archive devoted to geoscientific publications, managed by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. The aim is to gather, harvest and spread research products in the field of Earth Sciences. The user can find several types of resources, including articles, journals, manuscripts, working papers, theses, conference proceedings, books, book chapters, websites and more.
The electronic catalogue (OPAC) of the Central Library of the European Union, freely accessible to the public. The catalogue features official publications of the EU, documents regarding the most important international organizations, the main official papers, commercial publications and working papers from Universities of the 28 Member States, in the fields of European integration, policies, activities and organization of the European institutions.
For more information, see: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/index_en.
Platform for the deposit and consultation of scientific articles produced by researchers from the 22 laboratories of the Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Paris
A-Z Directory of web-based information resources, compiled by volunteers and experts in the field of Ecology (students, faculty staff and researchers).
Search engine with economic information. It indexes 23,000 websites of Economy worldwide, by using a beta version of the Google custom search tool.
La banca dati consente di recuperare dati chimico-fisici e bibliografici in relazione agli effetti pericolosi che gli agenti tossici provocano a flora e fauna acquatica e terrestre. Interroga contemporaneamente tre banche dati (Aquire, Terretox, Phytotox) e permette di effettuare la ricerca secondo modalità differenziate: per agente chimico, per genere o specie tassonomica di piante ed animali, per categorie di effetto tossico.
EduTechWiki is a set of resources focused on teaching and research technologies but also for students and their learning.
Modello matematico per calcolare l'impatto delle riviste alternativo all'IF; si rifà all'algoritmo del PageRank di Google ed effettua una "pesatura" dei journals in relazione alle differenti aree disciplinari. Permette di calcolare due misure: Eigenfactor score (punteggio che misura il valore complessivo di tutti gli articoli pubblicati in una rivista in un determinato anno) e Article Influence score (misura il punteggio medio di influenza degli articoli di una rivista). Le sue fonti citazionali sono il Journal Citation Report della ISI e riviste scientifiche non ISI.
Section dedicated to the history of the repertoire of online academic journals by the University Library of Regensburg. Not all reported periodicals are open access, but the distinction between free magazines with free access to full-text and paid newspapers is clearly indicated with a special sign.
Electronic Journals Library: Information science and librarianship, Study of (ancient and medieval) manuscripts
Directory of websites on classical studies selected by various American universities and maintained by Maria Pantelia of the University of California, Irvine. Electronic resources divided into numerous categories including: gateways, databases, teaching materials, electronic publications, bibliographies, lists of links, websites related to some authors, discussion groups, etc. The site was last updated in 2007.
Social networks for professionals and fans of electronics and electrical engineering.
Elenco siti di Italianistica / Biblioteca di Scienze dell'antichità e filologia moderna Università degli studi di Milano
Directory of web resources of Italian studies with free access on the website of the Library of Ancient Sciences and Modern Philology of the University of Milan.
Online archive of publications of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Of Australia. It makes publicly available a wide and growing collection of reports, posters, multimedia material and resources of various kinds on the Great Barrier Reef and the issues related to its protection.
Peer-reviewed scientific journal of biomedical and life sciences born in 2012 from a scientific project of important research institutions such as Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society and Wellcome Trust.
E-LIS is an open access archive created in 2003 with the purpose of spreading open access philosophy in the fields of library and information science, and related disciplines.
Website of the eponymous body that promotes activities related to life sciences in Europe. The site is divided into thematic sections that address training and work opportunities, conferences and publications in the organic sector. Gives access to the journal published by the institution: The EMBO Journal, partially open access
Useful dictionary to quickly find information about medical terms. It covers the terminology of more than 16,000 words of health care related to pathologies, medical jargon and abbreviations.
Bibliographic database that strips the articles published in the main Italian journals of contemporary history. The database, edited by the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci, contains about 10,000 records
Chemical search engine that allows you to design the structure of molecules and to search for chemical compounds through various methods.
The online version of the well-known generalist encyclopedia in English.
The free online version of the historic Larousse encyclopedia offers a selection of structured content (including full-text materials, animations and illustrations) taken from the paper version. In addition, the entries produced by users, clearly distinguishable from the texts produced by the editorial staff.
Grande archivio multimediale del sapere contemporaneo e strumento di apprendimento della filosofia: offre circa millecinquecento interviste, lezioni televisive, della durata media di un'ora, di filosofi, scienziati, storici, economisti e uomini di cultura di 34 paesi e premi Nobel.
Review of encyclopedias on the Dienneti website, portal and directory for education and teaching.
Website of Enco, a research and services company specialized in the fields of architecture and civil engineering, with particular expertise in building materials. President of the society is Prof. Mario Collepardi, many of whose scientific publications are listed and freely downloadable.
Free access edition by Michiel Hazewinkel for SpringerLink. It includes more than 8000 entries, for about 50,000 notions of mathematics, with regular updating.
Open archive of scientific production of ENEA (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), created with the aim of collecting, cataloguing, making easily accessible on the net and preserving the results of research over time.
Bibliographic database, with the possibility of accessing the full text of many articles, on the topics of energy and energy sources, by the Department of Energy of the United States of America. It collects documentation from 1948 to the present.
Open access archive for preprints of periodicals related to the most varied areas of engineering.
The portal of the Italian National Tourist Board, an institute that has the task of promoting the unitary image of the national tourist offer and promoting its marketing.
Portal of the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) dedicated to medicine and life sciences. It allows you to carry out a metasearch on numerous databases integrated with each other.
Epernicus is a scientific and professional social networking platform built by scientists to facilitate the research process and the dissemination and sharing of scientific information. Researchers can enter the scientific profile, stay in touch with their colleagues, forge new professional relationships and start scientific collaborations. About Epernicus
Institutional archive and search engine edited by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, which makes numerous articles available to the scholarly community and guarantees access to various databases and specialist e-journals with free access.
Search engine that draws on the databases of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens by retrieving information material of various kinds: bibliographies, nomenclatures, taxonomies, publications, etc.
Vasta banca dati bibliografica in materia di scienze dell'educazione a cura dell'Education Resources Information Center. Eric recupera circa un milione e mezzo di registrazioni bibliografiche corredate da abstracts e in minima parte dal full-text. La banca dati indicizza articoli di periodici (la maggior parte dei quali peer-reviewed), monografie, dissertazioni, tesi, atti di conferenze, rapporti tecnici, etc.
The thematic portal "E-R Imprese" is a communication project of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Council that deals with the bibliography of studies on tourism
Open access archive for preprints of periodicals related to the most varied areas of engineering.
Etana is an Open Access resource guide related to the ancient East. It is a multisectoral project started in 2000 that wants to be a support for the study of the history and culture of the ancient Near East. In the Core texts section are gathered ancient texts that can also be searched with keywords. The eTACT section aims to be the repository on the web for all translations of Akkadian materials made by industry experts.
Database containing all the information related to the presentation, storage and availability in electronic format of the thesis and academic dissertations of the University of Pisa.
International network that aims to collect multidisciplinary publications on gender studies, with particular attention to the ancient field. In addition to Charles de Gaulle Lille University 3, other universities join, including the Italian Turin. From a menu located to the left of the page you can consult the bibliography updated to the current year and connect to the homonymous open access magazine a link. A specialist lexicon is also available in line with the occurrence of the terminology used in the sector.
Raccolta di legislazione comunitaria ad accesso libero disponibile sul sito istituzionale dell'Unione Europea. La legislazione in vigore è organizzata per argomento in venti capitoli tematici suddivisi a loro volta in sezioni e sottosezioni. E' possibile recuperare gli accordi, le direttive, i regolamenti e le decisioni.
Dizionario a cura del Dipartimento per le politiche comunitarie della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri; contiene oltre 7.200 voci raccolte nel corso degli anni dalla vasta documentazione delle istituzione europee.
The European Mathematical Information Service (EMIS) was founded in 1995 as a central portal for electronic mathematics resources in Europe. Since then, with the support of the European Mathematical Society and many publishers, FIZ Karlsruhe has developed the largest electronic library of open-access mathematics.
Portale dell'Istituto Statistico della Comunità Europea: presenta statistiche su tutti i paesi dell'Unione Europea. I dati statistici sono visualizzabili e scaricabili.
Collection of open access e-books related to various literary genres: novels, short stories, novels. It also includes collections of academic texts related to various subject areas.