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OAIster (OAIster)

Union catalog of digital resources

Why select this database?

  • Contains digital resources from open archive collections.
  • Represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide.
  • Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.

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Database details

Subjects Digital resources including:
  • born-digital texts
  • audio files
  • images
  • movies
  • datasets

Collection including:
  • theses
  • technical reports
  • research papers
  • image collections
Sources 2,000+ data contributors
Number of records More than 50 million records
Update frequency Quarterly
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Copyright OAISTER was originally developed at the University of Michigan Libraries with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Indexes and examples in OAIster

Search indexes Examples
Keyword predecessor institutions
Abstract history
Access method http
Accession number 727053137
Author wessels
Language phrase English

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Notes university archivist
Place of Publication Hartford
Publication date 20050407
Publisher university surrey guildford
Series olr research report
Source gender behavior
Standard Number 9781109734126
Subject mathematics
Title contact networks