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Leddy Library Research Resources

Open Access

  • Open Access is the practice of providing free and unrestricted online access to the products of research. Greater access to research results is expected to accelerate the progress of research, democratize access to knowledge worldwide, and ensure that publicly funded research is available to the public. Open Access scholarly literature is digital, online, provided free of charge, and fully usable in the digital environment by others.

    Please consult the Leddy Library’s comprehensive Open Access site for links to internal and external open access scholarship, relevant policies, and answers to several frequently asked questions about open access scholarship.

Tri-Agency & Windsor Open Access Policies

  • All Tri-Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication.

    The University of Windsor’s Open Access policy requires that a copy of all articles to which the Tri-Agency Open Access policy applies be archived in Scholarship at UWindsor after the same 12-month period.

    For significantly more detailed information about both policies and related matters, please read the Library’s Tri-Council-OA page.

Scholarship at UWindsor

  • Scholarship at UWindsor provides Open Access to the University’s scholarly and creative works. You and your students can use this portal to browse research and scholarship, including electronic theses and dissertations, from across campus.

Digital Publishing & Online Collections

  • The Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDIGS) was established to bring together the emerging digital services offered by the Leddy Library and to create a collaborative space for students, faculty, staff, and others who are interested in digital scholarship. This includes journal, monograph, and conference publishing; digital archives; developing projects for students in the classroom; and the University’s Open Access and open data initiatives. The Leddy Library encourages you to explore the various collections and services offered by CDIGS.


  • The Leddy Library’s Campus Copyright Information page is your primary resource for information regarding fair dealing, copyright ownership, and publishing arrangements – both for your department’s scholarly work and its teaching.


  • Zotero is the University’s bibliographic management system. The web-based system helps users collect, organize, cite, and share resource sources. Please consult the Library’s Bibliographic Management Software page for download links, tutorials and support, and further information.

Academic Data Centre

  • The Academic Data Centre (ADC) helps the entire University of Windsor community access and use statistical and geospatial data, often using sophisticated statistical/data software. Located on the main floor of the Library in room 1004, the ADC offers open hours and pre-arranged appointments.

Data Archiving

  • The Leddy Library can provide several forms of support to help you and your colleagues and students plan, manage, and archive your data, from writing a plan to implementing it to archiving data securely after the project completes. Please visit Research Data Management at the University of Windsor to get started.

Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive

  • The Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive is a multi-faceted resourced hosted by Leddy Library that archives the history and culture of our region for faculty, students, and external researchers.

    To request further information, make a contribution to the Archive, or provide feedback, please contact Katharine Ball, Librarian, at Extension 3852 or kball@uwindsor.ca

Resources by Subject

  • Leddy’s Journal Articles and Research Tools portal includes a list of scholarly resources organized by both subject area and resource type.

Note: This site is a living document, the goal of which is to improve, in some small way, the working lives of University of Windsor faculty. We are eager to collaborate with the campus community to better this service over time. If you can identify any knowledge gaps, missing resources, or outdated or erroneous information on this site, please contact Iva Gentcheva, Director, Office of the Provost and Faculty Recruitment, without hesitation.