Suggest Source

Please complete the following steps to suggest a source to be indexed by BASE.

1 - Is the source already indexed?

Thousands of sources (e-journals, institutional repositories etc.) are indexed by BASE.
Firstly, please check if the source - or documents from the source - are already included in BASE.

If you have found documents from the source but have questions concerning the index status, contact us.

2 - The source is not indexed yet?

You haven't found any documents from the source? There are some requirements for indexing a source by BASE:

  • The source has to contain academic content
  • At least some documents from the source are available as open access (full texts free of charge, without registration)
  • The metadata of the docments are provided via a valid OAI-PMH interface

Validate the OAI interface

Validate the OAI interface of the source using our OAI-PMH validator OVAL. If error messages (not just warnings) occur, it might not be possible to index the source.
If you have any questions, please contact us.

3 - Validation successful?

The OAI interface was successfully validated and the source is not indexed yet?
Now you may suggest the source to be indexed by BASE!

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