Open Access: Strategies and Tools for Life after College

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The “Open Access: Strategies and Tools for Life after College” workshop was developed to give students the tools to continue academic research after graduation. Students may not recognize that the library provides many electronic resources for their research that is automatically given to them during their enrollment; by acknowledging their privileged access to information, they are prepared to be responsible researchers beyond campus. The workshop was requested by international students who were concerned about losing access to LMU resources when they returned home.


This workshop was created for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Faculty mentors and Librarians hold workshops and seminars throughout the summer to help SURP students build their research and presentation skills. Three international students suggested the workshop topic! They wanted to know more about ResearchGate and how to find free scholarly information once they left LMU.