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Open Access & Education Research

This guide is intended as a resource on Open Access for faculty, researchers, and students at the University of Toronto with a focus on open access in the field of education.

The Right to Research!

The Right to Research Coalition was founded by students to promote an open scholarly publishing system based on the belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.  

Since its launch, the Coalition has grown to represent nearly 7 million students internationally and counts among its members the largest student organizations in both the United States and Canada.

Your work in TSpace

Since November 2009, all graduate students at the University of Toronto are required to submit their theses or dissertations to TSpace. TSpace is the University of Toronto's research repository. It showcases and preserves the scholarly work of the U of T community and makes your thesis or dissertation publicly accessible online via mainstream search engines like Google. The aim of TSpace is to support the dissemination of knowledge created by by the U of T community.

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University of Toronto graduate students can now also submit published academic articles to TSpace with the support of a U of T faculty member.

Open Access 101 - Why OA Research Matters to You

What is SPARC?

Opening Access to Research

SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.

Action by SPARC in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – builds on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship.

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