Have you ever tried accessing a journal article and been asked to pay $20, $50, or even more for a PDF? Have you ever found the perfect article in PubMed only to find out the library didn’t subscribe to that journal? Do you like to eat pizza? Then open access might be your new favorite thing!
Open access is a movement to use current technologies to share information to further progress science and research. Come grab some free pizza and bottled water on Thursday, October 27 from 12-1 in the Norris Medical Library’s West Conference Room to learn more and celebrate Open Access Week! We'll talk about locating open access journals, how open access connects to NIH and NSF funding, discounts available to USC authors, and how to figure out which journals are open access and which are just plain predatory.