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The Deceptive Practice of Openwashing with Open Access Data

By James Thibeault
Open book; on left page text reads "information available on next page" and the right page is torn out.

You’ve probably heard the term greenwashing before.


Go Beyond Library Databases With Unpaywall: A Free, Legal Way to Access Research Articles

By James Thibeault

It’s surprisingly expensive to access scholarly articles. Many important articles, vital for research, are behind paywalls—financial impediments from accessing the material. It might not seem like these articles are expensive while browsing through Bentley’s collection, but online access doesn’t come cheap. Generally, around half of library budgets often go to electronic resources. The most frustrating part? There are still more databases out there that are too expensive to justify purchasing. 


Faculty: Share Your Work with Scholars @ Bentley

By Jaimie Fritz

At a time when most academic work is moving online, it is important to ensure that quality research and resources are digitally available to the global scholarly community. To that end, the Bentley Library would like to remind faculty members that Scholars @ Bentley, the university’s institutional repository, is available to those who wish to share their work in an open-access, searchable database.

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