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Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Library resources related to publishing, open access, and promoting scholarly communication

Chronicle of Higher Education

Publishing Support Across the Disciplines

Beyond serving SNHU students, the Shapiro Library is equally committed to the professional development and scholarly activities of staff and faculty.

In this guide you will find;

  • Subscription and publicly available resources to help you identify publishing opportunities in your field
  • Information about Copyright including how to maintain your rights as an author
  • Open Educational Resources
  • The SNHU Archive as a location to store your work and share your research

Grants & Funding Resources

Below is a starter list of funding sources for research for academic publication. This includes Shapiro Library subscription databases as well as open online sources. Generally research funding is provided by 4 different types of sources: 

  • Government - Look for agencies and organizations within your discipline, or
  • Foundations - Use directories like FDO below
  • Private corporations - Various corporations fund research projects
  • Professional organizations - Look at what your professional association offers for research grants/support

University research offices are a great place to begin your process. Additionally there are grant-writing webinars and resources available online, often provided by professional associations.

Foundation Directory Online

Including a wide variety of federal grants from organizations like the NIH, the DOE, the NSF, the EPA, and NASA, is one of the largest sources for research funding in the United States.

Spencer Foundation

Lyle M. Spencer established the Spencer Foundation in 1962 to investigate ways education, broadly conceived, might be improved. Their programs provide funding for education-focused research projects, research training fellowships, and additional field-building initiatives. Throughout each of their programs, they maintain broad ideas about the questions educational research might ask, the theories it might employ, and the methods and approaches it might use..."