Research and Scholarship Support


Scholarly communication can be defined as “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use.”Association of Research Libraries

Publication cycle - create, evaluate, publish, disseminate, preserve, reuse

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Faculty and students participate in the scholarly communications system as authors, editors, reviewers, and readers. The Library also participates in this process, not just by purchasing access to research and scholarship, but also by supporting every step of the process.

Built on the recognition that research is often publically funded, then purchased back at Universities with public funds, Open Access is an initiative that aims to make research results freely and widely available. The Library is committed to supporting Open Access models, not just as an end to double (and sometimes triple) paying for research, but also as a model of knowledge mobilization that encourages global public access to research results.


-          For funding opportunities, please visit the Research Office

-          Open Access Research Tools to help you find global open scholarship

-          General help with Research at the Library


-          Tips on avoiding Predatory Publishers


-          How to comply with the Tri-Agency Policy on Open Access

-          Understand Open Access models

-          Open Journals hosted by the UofW

Dissemination and Access

-          Self-archive with WinnSpace Institutional Repository - and increase the global reach of your research!

-          Use SHERPA/RoMEO to understand your author’s rights

-          Track the impact of your research


-          LOCKSS at the UofW


-          Understand your Research Impact

-          Learn more about Copyright

To learn more about scholarly communication, contact Brianne Selman - Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, John Dobson - Scholarly Communications Specialist, or one of the Subject Librarians in your area.

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