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Welcome to the Natural and Agricultural Sciences Open Resources Guide

This guide provides links and information to and about openly available information resources in the Natural and Agricultural Sciences fields

Open Access

What is Open Access?

Open access (OA) refers to free, unrestricted online access to research outputs such as journal articles and books. OA content is open to all, with no access fees (SpringerNature, 2020:online).

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What is Copyright?

Copyright is a 'bundle' of exclusive rights, given to authors and creators, to protect their original works (i.e. literary, musical and artistic works, cinematograph films, sound recordings, published editions and computer software). It is not the 'right' of the user to copy!

Acknowledgement is given to the University of the Witwatersrand, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Services Office, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013.


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