OpenAthens launches MyAthens Plus with CORE open access

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OpenAthens’ library-owned information portal MyAthens Plus has announced its integration with COREthe world’s largest collection of open access full texts, which are used and referenced by people globally, including researchers, libraries, software developers, funders and many more.

MyAthens Plus is being offered with the aim of improving resource discovery to learners and researchers, providing a user-friendly starting point for research.

The CORE collection features around 26 million free-to-read texts across 147 countries and allows researchers across the globe to ensure their referenced texts and reading is up to date. This makes research quick and effective and ensures access to current, relevant sources is possible regardless of the institution or student’s means. The CORE discovery service is now available to all MyAthens Plus customers.

Petr Knoth, head and founder of CORE at The Open University, explained: 'A key mission of CORE is to aggregate open access research worldwide and increase its discoverability. By partnering with OpenAthens, we are able to make content from the global network of open access repositories and journals who are CORE data providers more visible to the many users at libraries who use MyAthens Plus. Working with OpenAthens to power MyAthens Plus with CORE is a perfect fit to enable institutions to offer their students the widest research base possible.'

Jake Smallridge, senior product manager at OpenAthens, added: 'This MyAthens integration with CORE works as a solution for all students and researchers to access outputs of research quickly, easily and with no cost, which opens material to learners globally. It is a neat solution to  discover a range of research papers, theses and grey literature thoroughly and effectively.'

To learn more about MyAthens Plus and open access content discovery, a free webinar with the CORE team is being held on 2 December at 2 pm (GMT). Register here.

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