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Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world's best academic papers through their local libraries, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free.
Over 1.5 million academic articles are available for research from all Cumbria Libraries public pc's. Find out more
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