It's been two years in the making, but the NCIS Guide for Independent Scholars is finally here! 
Edited by Amanda Haste & Linda Baines, and with contributions from authors in the USA, Great Britain, France and Australia, this 180-page volume was inspired by Ronald Gross's seminal Independent Scholar’s Handbook (1982; 1993), and we are delighted and honoured that Ron has provided the Foreword. Thirty years on from Ron's Handbook, the academic landscape has changed immeasurably, as demonstrated in the rich diversity of chapters in the NCIS Guide. 
In line with NCIS's commitment to open access, this volume is free to download and print. It contains active hyperlinks, and is eminently searchable. Copyright of each chapter remains with the respective authors, from whom permission to reproduce material should be sought.
For the full PDF, go to and dive into this rich and much-needed resource. 


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