Scholars, students, and researchers in a variety of fields may be interested in the holdings of the Education & Research Archive (ERA), which is the University of Alberta's open access digital archive. This resource "contains a variety of materials with enduring research and teaching value" and includes contributions from faculty and departments from across the University of Alberta campuses. Examples include graduate research and course materials from the School of Library and Information Studies, journal articles and research data from the Department of Biological Sciences, a wide variety of historical and contemporary reports and materials from the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and over 20,000 theses and dissertations from University of Alberta graduate students dating back to 1947. Other types of content that can be found in the ERA include books and book chapters; conference/workshop presentations and posters; research materials, such as images and field notes; and learning objects, such as PowerPoint lectures and practice exams. The ERA was developed and supported by the University of Alberta Libraries and is designated as an adoptive repository by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.
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