In an effort to prioritize the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors, Parks Library is closed for the foreseeable future. During this time, in-person library services will not be available. However, you can still contact your subject librarian for support and access online resources available through the Library.
For up-to-date information about services affected by the shutdown, please visit the library's COVID-19 Response webpage.
"The term “preprint” most often refers to a manuscript that has gone through a peer-review process and now awaits publication in a traditional journal. A preprint accessible over the Web may also be referred to as an “e-print.” Preprints also cover papers that authors have submitted for journal publication, but for which no publication decision has been reached, or even papers electronically posted for peer consideration and comment before submission for publication. In fact, preprints can also be documents that have not been submitted to any journal."
(From Preprint Servers: Pushing the Envelope of Electronic Scholarly Publishing by Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo, Instruction Librarian and Joan G. Packer, Head of Reference. Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University. Searcher v. 8, #9, Oct 2000)