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Our Research & Instruction Services librarians support teaching by working with classes to understand information literacy and library resources. You can schedule an instruction session or you can incorporate tutorials and research guides to enrich your asynchronous instruction.
Discovery is LSU Libraries' Google-like search box for information sources: it will search for print books housed in LSU Library and Hill Memorial Library, scholarly journal articles in databases such as Academic Search Complete and JSTOR, and newspaper and magazine articles in the NexisUni and Access World News, all in one search.
Electronic textbooks for certain classes by semester.
Scholarly Communication (Publication & Dissemination of Research)
If you need to learn the JIF (Journal Impact Factor) or ranking of a journal, Journal Citation Reports is the place to start. Cabell's will give additional information (acceptance rate, estimated time for review and publication) about some journals in a limited number of fields of study. If you can't find information about the journal you are interested in, contact your subject librarian.
Journal Citation Reports offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
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Cabells is a large directory of journals aimed at helping scholars determine which journals may be a good fit for their manuscripts. It includes helpful information such as topical characteristics, style/formatting guidelines, review process details and acceptance rates for each journal included in the set.
LSU Libraries can also help you learn more about author's rights and creating data management plans and offers limited support for Open Access publishing. We also host LSU Digital Commons, LSU's institutional repository (IR).
Open Access (OA) Author Fund Pilot is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of LSU scholarship and to support faculty, staff, and graduate students who choose to publish in open access journals that require author-fees for accepted manuscripts. It is intended for authors with limited sources of funding for open access publication charges.
"The LSU Digital Commons repository collects, preserves, publishes, and makes openly accessible the research and scholarship contributed by LSU faculty, staff, students, and units. Research and scholarly archived materials can include articles, monographs, books, theses & dissertations, audio-visual presentations, working papers, technical reports, conference proceedings, special collections, data, and publicly funded research."