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This resource is freely accessible Screencast tutorials available for this resource Contents of this resource available through Summon Green open access - self archiving


VTechWorks is Virginia Tech's institutional repository. It contains born-digital and scanned publications of Virginia Tech faculty and students, plus documents like Virginia state publications. Most are available in full text (PDF and other formats) and have no restrictions on access.

How VTechWorks benefits you

  • Maximum dissemination of your work, to include anyone around the world with an Internet connection
  • Greater visibility, because repositories enhance search engine retrieval, and contribute metadata to Google Scholar, OAIster, and WorldCat
  • Increased impact, as demonstrated by many studies showing a citation advantage for open access articles
  • Preservation of your work, including participation in the MetaArchive Cooperative, that reduces reliance on personal web pages
  • A stable link (handle) that won’t change, even when current servers are replaced
  • Statistics for article views and downloads, a service usually not provided by publishers

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September 13, 2010

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restricted resource Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. Use Off Campus Sign In if not on the campus network.
licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access Resource is licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access. Use Alumni Library Portal Sign In to access.
freely accessible database Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
mobile interface Mobile interface available, see description for link.
Screencast tutorial available Screencast tutorial available, icon linked to list.
Contents in summon Contents of this database are in Summon.
get VText Resource provides Get VText links to access full text.
gold open access - publishing Resource provides open access publishing opportunities and open access publications.
get VText Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.


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