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Working papers and preprints are pre-publication versions of research distributed by scholars to achieve early dissemination of their findings. While these can exist in any discipline, they are most prevalent in business, economics, computer science, mathematics and physics. They tend to be called working papers in the social sciences and preprints in the sciences. Working papers and preprints may be distributed in paper or online formats. Online versions might be posted to departmental web pages, personal web pages or online repositories.

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Preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

BRIE Publications
Working papers and other publications from the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy.

Pre-print and post-print versions of computer science journal articles, conference papers and technical reports that are freely available on the Web.

E-Print Network
Preprints in scientific and technical disciplines of interest to the Department of Energy, including physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, nuclear engineering and computer science.

Working papers, reports and other publications from various UC research units and departments, including many UCB economics working paper series.

Federal R&D Project Summaries
Descriptions, awards and summaries of federally-funded research from the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Small Business Administration and USDA.

IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research
Free bibliographic database on economics offering citations to thousands of full-text working papers, books and book chapters, and articles from peer-reviewed journals.

NBER Working Papers
Working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Database of over 20 million digital resources, including preprints and technical reports, harvested from open archive collections worldwide. It can also be searched as OAIster on FirstSearch (UCB access only).

PhilSci Archive
Preprints in the philosophy of science.

PubMed Central
Free archive of selected journals in the life sciences.

Sloan Working Papers at DSpace
Working papers from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Social Science Research Network
Working papers in economics, finance, management, accounting, law and other fields.

Technical Reports and Working Papers in Business and Economics
Links to selected working papers series. Compiled by the Library of Congress.

Virtual Technical Reports Center
Links to institutions that provide e-prints, preprints and technical reports on the Web.

World Bank e-Library  (UCB access only)
Includes more than 1,200 full-text World Bank publications including the full run of World Bank Policy Research Working Paper since 1993.

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