Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Using the Open Archives Initiative protocol, University of Michigan libaries have provided an incredible service for online researchers. As of Sept. 2004, OAIster had indexed nearly 3.5 million records from full-text repositories that are not normally open to search engines. The search feature is quite robust, allowing for multiple keyword searching with Boolean logic (AND, OR), as well as speciallized searching in titles, authors, subjects, and material type (text, image, audio, video). There are a large number of theses/dissertations available, which make this especially valuable for graduate level research. This site should provide resources for both students doing library research and faculty looking for research and instructional materials.