Open Access Resources

Directories for Open Access Repositories:

OpenDOAR(Directory of Open Access Repositories): The OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.  

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)
Links to over a thousand repositories worldwide.

Search Engines

Google Scholar
Scholarly and peer-reviewed literature, including papers, books, theses, abstracts from all areas of scholarly research.

Freely searchable collection of academic e-books and e-journals literature.
One of the biggest and more comprehensive collections of academic literature on the Internet. Scirus returns results from the whole Web, including access controlled sites. Special sources include PubMed/Medline, US patents and full text from ScienceDirect, BioMed Central.

Publishers’ Sites

Highwire Press
Ejournals database from Stanford University Libraries. Includes Tables of Contents and citations.

A scholarly collection of databases, e-journals, mailing lists, articles, directory of researchers and more, built by US university librarians.
A comprehensive collection of academic and professional articles, chapters, reports and research. Also has a fee-based document delivery service.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Made up of several ETD databases (Electronic Theses and Dissertations).

Directories of Open Access Journals

Australian E-Journals
From the National Library of Australia.

Spans most areas of biomedicine.

Directory of open access journals
Free full text scholarly journals. Hosted by Lund University.

Free medical Journals Online
1200 medical journals freely available online.

Gold Rush
Serials from 85 publishers. Maintained by Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries.

Google Directory(Open Access Resources) –

InfoMine Electronic journals students and research staff at university level. Faculty

Intute  Science, engineering & technology e-journals search engine More than 250 freely available full text e-journals, selected for relevance and quality.

NewJour                                                                A listing of new electronic journals.

NZ E-Journals  From Te Puna Web Directory.

Open_J-Gate                                                                         3800+ open access journals.

PubList.com                                                                                                   Directory of journals and newspapers worldwide.

PubMed journals
Links to the primary online source of a journal, if there is one.

Scholarly Journals
Alphabetical list of free Internet journals from University of Houston Libraries.

 WWW Virtual Library
A volunteer-created database.

Open Access Special Subject Collections


AgNIC Agriculture Network Information Center

AGORA – Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture. UN/FAO

Business and Economics

IDEAS –Economics and Finance Research of Connecticut


AERA Open access journals in the field of education

Medical and Health Sciences

BioMed Central

HINARIHealth information for developing countries. WHO

Philson Library guide to Open Acces Journals and Working Papers

Science for physics. Cornell University Library

OARE – Research in the environment from UNEP/Yale University

National Digital Science Library (NSDL) for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education


Full Text Collections of Books

Google Book Search –   Full text books available here at no charge. Covers all topics but books may be less than complete if copyright restrictions still apply.


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