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.Continue reading “Why Shouldn’t Your PhD Thesis be Accessible to Everyone?”
The most frequent question asked at the reference desk (beyond the unsurprising “Where are the toilets?”) is “Help! I can’t access this article I need!”. Catherine Brendow gives you some tips on the best (legal) ways to get access to paywalled articles.