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  • search and import citations from a number of different databases, including the MLA bibliography and Pubmed; 
  • mport import citations exported from a citation manager in BibTex format, or 
  • add citations manually


Before making full text available online, check your publication agreements to see that you have followed their guidelines. (Librarians can help with this!)

  • The SHERPA/RoMEO service can help you find standard permission terms for a journal or publisher.
  • Submitting to a journal and want to make sure you retain your self-archiving rights? The Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine can help you generate a proposed addendum to your copyright agreement.

While materials that are online are easy to copy, they are also often easy to detect-- do a Google/Google Scholar search on relatively unique phrases from your work.

Interested in the larger Open Access Movement? There are a number of resources that can give more information:

  • Scholarly Publicat
  • The Library at the University of Michigan has a LibGuide on Open Access with links to more materials.