Research Tools: CHORUS Enhances Search Results with DOI Search Option and Public Access Flag
CHORUS provides access (metadata and full text) to publicly funded research published by U.S. Government agencies and other organizations.
Finding publicly accessible content just got a little easier. We’ve added new functionality to the CHORUS search beta results to indicate whether or not an article is publicly accessible, or when it will be made available if known.
Every article in the CHORUS member database is checked and confirmed through our internal audit process; we only mark content as PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE when the full text is freely available. If an article is still under embargo and will be made publicly accessible at a future date, and a reuse license is registered, we let you know that date. You can also filter your search to show only publicly accessible results. We’ve added a “report error” function so you can let us know if you discover a problem. CHORUS search results also identify the publisher and funder.
These enhancements create transparency that helps users discover publicly accessible content.
The dashboard service enables funders, institutions, researchers, publishers, and the public to keep track of public-access compliance by our publisher members. CHORUS monitors Publisher Member/Pilot Participant content and audits for public access and other criteria. The agency dashboard links below provide both aggregated data and a path to the actual articles. Click on agency name to access dashboard.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.