Why Shouldn’t Your PhD Thesis be Accessible to Everyone?

A PhD thesis is the result of many years of hard work, and the author generally hopes it will be the start of a successful academic career. But quite often, it is only read by the authors themselves and their supervisors. Who should be allowed to access it, and how? Our colleague Catherine Brendow discusses the main reasons why PhD students are generally reluctant to make their thesis open access.

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Anti-racism and the Library

The death of George Floyd has led to a worldwide mobilisation against racism. The the initiative Black Conversations and the GISA Graduate Institute Student Association board have compiled an anti-racist reading list, including some resources available in the Graduate Institute library and other libraries in Geneva. Our colleague Catherine Brendow, subject librarian for political science, explains how to access them.

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Should you Share your Published Articles on Academic Social Media?

Many scholars are confused and do not know if they can or should upload the pdfs of their articles on academic social media websites such as Researchgate or academia.edu. Our colleague Catherine Brendow tries to clear things up.

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Archiving the Graduate Institute’s Research

In 2011, the Library created a repository to host the research produced by the Graduate Institute. Since then, our team has added many records of books, theses, journal articles or working papers. Our repository also allows our researchers to comply with the requirements of their funders who want them to make their research open access. Our colleague Catherine Brendow explains how it works.

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