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This service, based on the Google Custom Search engine, lets you search the contents of the repositories listed in OpenDOAR for freely available academic research information. This quality assured approach minimises (but does not eliminate!) spurious or junk results, and leads more directly to useful and relevant information. Full texts are available for most results.

To search for open access repositories rather than their content, please use the Directory page.

This service relies on Google's indexes, which in turn rely on repositories being suitably structured and configured for the Googlebot web crawler. If you are an administrator and your material is not being retrieved, first check that your repository is listed in OpenDOAR. If it is listed, you may need to review your set-up against Google's Guidelines for Webmasters and see the related pages in the Webmaster Help Center, especially the FAQ on how Google crawls sites. There is also excellent advice on How to Facilitate Google Crawling prepared by Peter Suber.

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