Open Access Resources

Directories for Open Access Repositories:

OpenDOAR(Directory of Open Access Repositories): http://www.opendoar.org. The OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.  

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) http://archives.eprints.org
Links to over a thousand repositories worldwide.

Search Engines

Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/
Scholarly and peer-reviewed literature, including papers, books, theses, abstracts from all areas of scholarly research.

OAIster http://www.oaister.org/o/oaister
Freely searchable collection of academic e-books and e-journals literature.

Sciruswww.scirus.com/srsapp/
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 Presshttp://highwire.stanford.edu/
Ejournals database from Stanford University Libraries. Includes Tables of Contents and citations.

INFOMINEhttp://infomine.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/search?category=ejournal
A scholarly collection of databases, e-journals, mailing lists, articles, directory of researchers and more, built by US university librarians.

IngentaConnectwww.ingentaconnect.com
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 www.ndltd.org
Made up of several ETD databases (Electronic Theses and Dissertations).

Directories of Open Access Journals

Australian E-Journals http://www.nla.gov.au/ajol/
From the National Library of Australia.

BioMedhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/info/authors/journaloverview
Spans most areas of biomedicine.

Directory of open access journalshttp://www.doaj.org/
Free full text scholarly journals. Hosted by Lund University.

Free medical Journals Online http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/htm/index.htm
1200 medical journals freely available online.

Gold Rush http://goldrush.coalliance.org/
Serials from 85 publishers. Maintained by Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries.

Google Directory(Open Access Resources) – http://www.google.com/Top/Reference/Open_Access_Resources/

InfoMine Electronic journalshttp://infomine.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/search?category=ejournal. students and research staff at university level. Faculty

Intutehttp://www.intute.ac.uk/sciences/ejournals.html  Science, engineering & technology e-journals search engine More than 250 freely available full text e-journals, selected for relevance and quality.

NewJourhttp://library.georgetown.edu/newjour/                                                                A listing of new electronic journals.

NZ E-Journalshttp://webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/nz/news-media-and-publishing/journals-magazines-and-serials/  From Te Puna Web Directory.

Open_J-Gatehttp://www.openjgate.com/Search/QuickSearch.aspx                                                                         3800+ open access journals.

PubList.comhttp://www.publist.com/                                                                                                   Directory of journals and newspapers worldwide.

PubMed journals http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=journals
Links to the primary online source of a journal, if there is one.

Scholarly Journals http://ev7su4gn4p.search.serialssolutions.com/
Alphabetical list of free Internet journals from University of Houston Libraries.

 WWW Virtual Library http://vlib.org/
A volunteer-created database.

Open Access Special Subject Collections

Agriculture

AgNIC Agriculture Network Information Center
http://www.agnic.org/

AGORA – Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture. UN/FAO
http://www.aginternetwork.org/en/

Business and Economics

IDEAS –Economics and Finance Research
http://ideas.repec.org/-University of Connecticut

Education

AERA Open access journals in the field of education
http://aera-cr.asu.edu/ejournals/

Medical and Health Sciences

BioMed Central
http://www.biomedcentral.com/

HINARIHealth information for developing countries. WHO
http://www.who.int/hinari/en/

Philson Library guide to Open Acces Journals and Working Papers
http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/subjects/med/medgate.htm#oaj

Science

ArXiv.org for physics. Cornell University Library
http://arxiv.org/

OARE – Research in the environment from UNEP/Yale University
http://www.oaresciences.org/en/

National Digital Science Library (NSDL)
http://nsdl.org/Resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

 

Full Text Collections of Books

Google Book Search –http://books.google.com/   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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