Open access to the documentation of the Université de Rennes
Several plug-ins and additions to your browser can help you finding online resources to which Université de Rennes 1 subscribes, and to open access when they exist.
The most complete browser extension to facilitate access to online documentation, regardless of the path you use to do your search (access to full text with the "gateway", open access version, contextual information, etc.).
Passerelle / EZProxy
To access libraries online resources, on site or remotely: use the "passerelle [gateway]".
« Authentification Rennes 1 » button
A button in your shortcuts to add the suffix passerelle.univ-rennes1.fr in one click.
Access Rennes 1 subcriptions using Google scholar
Configure Google Scholar to display a "Obtenir via Rennes 1 "[Obtain via Rennes 1] " link when the items in the results list are accessible via university's subscriptions and then retrieve the full text.
Use browser extensions to find other online resources
Several browser extensions allow you to find more documentation, in open Access or not.
Browser extension (Firefox and Chrome): allows you to access legal free versions of (paywalled » scholarly articles.
Open Access helper
Browser extension (Chrome and Safari): works on the same principle as Unpaywall, allows you to extend the possibilities of the extension by activating, via the parameters, CORE Open Access and/or the Open Access Button
Open Access Button
Browser extension (Firefox, Chrome): adds a navigation button to easily access Browser extension (Firefox and Chrome): Allows you to find an open access version of the resource you are interested in and opens the PDF directly. No open access version? Open Access Button asks the authors to share it by putting it into a repository.
Google Scholar button
Google Scholar from any web page. Select a word or phrase on the page to search Google Scholar with a single click.
Browser extension (Firefox and Chrome): automatic search for freely available full text, citation metrics, quick citation and sharing links
Browser extension (Firefox, Chrome): scans visited pages for documentary identifiers (DOI, PMID...) and adds "PANIST" buttons, to access full-text PDF when the document is available in the PANIST platform.
Evaluating scholarly publications by citation analysis
Several online tools allow you to evaluate scientific articles and assess the citations.
Browser extension (Mozilla): reveals the existing citations of the scientific article you are consulting, as well as the evaluation of this article by those quoting it (supported or contradicted)
Forum where users comment on post-publication scientific articles and can report suspected breaches of scientific ethics.
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