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Search CORA for open access to UCC's scholarly research publications & theses.
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access to research aims to provide free, unrestricted online access to scholarly research publications. Traditionally scholarly research has been published in journals where the user, or their institution, pays a fee to access the publication. Learn more by viewing this video:
Open access publications can be found through internet searches and through other resources which harvest records from repositories and aggregate them for improved searching:
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Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Monsoon Winds to the Land of Gold (Primary sources on trading networks and geographic factors relating to the maritime spice trade from Southeast Asia to the Roman Empire and Han China 100 BCE - 100 CE).
Silk Road Narratives (Historical texts and maps from 1st - 17th century CE).
De Re Militari (Sources on medieval and renaissance history).
Guide to Early Church Documents
Hanover Historical Texts Project: Middle Ages (Crusaders).
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Islamic Medical Manuscripts
Primary Source Material in Religion and Politics
Florilegium Urbanum (Medieval urban life).