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Public Library of Science (PLoS)

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a public resource.” PLoS is indeed committed to its mission and goals. Everything available on PLoS is free for access, use, copy and download. The hottest section of PLoS is the PLoS Journals Section. As PLoS is an advocate and follower of the principles of Open Access, all literature published in PLoS is open (free). As of now, PLoS has the following journals ready for access: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Clinical Trials, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. All this, free and open. PLoS, for sure, is a treasure trove of scientific and medical literature of the world. PLoS also has a platform for publishing scientifc and medical information known as PLoS ONE

Log on the PLoS at http://www.plos.org/index.php

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Online Dictionary for LIS

Libraries Unlimited, a leading publisher in the field of Library & Information Science, provides ODLIS, the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science compiled by Joan M. Reitz. A comprehensive listing of LIS terms, ODLIS, covers definitions of terms ranging from the old to new, classical terms to trendy terms. A good source for the seekers of LIS terms and their definitions.

ODLIS can be accessed at http://lu.com/odlis/

The site includes an Alphabetical Index and a good “About” page with useful information and links.

The Work is now available in print too.

E-LIS, E-prints in Library and Information Science

E-LIS, The Open Archive for Library and Information Science is a very useful site for those who are on the look out for information, published or unpublished on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related areas. The site provides for both simple and advanced search options. E-prints can be browsed on author, journal or book, subject, country, year or latest additions. Search can be performed on titles, abstracts or keywords or for full text of the e-prints. You need to sign up to get full text articles.

A truly useful site, E-LIS, can be checked out at http://eprints.rclis.org/

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