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Document Repositories

Document repositories store copies of scholarly and research materials that are available for public use. They are usually maintained by academic institutions, libraries, publishers, or organizations. Some of these repositories post papers before or after their publication in scholarly journals, and different versions of papers may appear. Repositories may contain text, data, presentations, and multimedia materials.

Examples: arXiv.org, California Digital Library, RePEc: Research Papers in Economics

To evaluate the content in a document repository, look for these clues:

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