Open Access

American Doctoral Dissertations


This database has been expanded to offer greater coverage of 20th century research as well as access to full text.
Initially, the research database provided access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities between 1933 and 1955, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. However, the newly enhanced database includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present.

BMJ Publishing Group


The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal. The BMJ has been published without interruption since 1840, when it began as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal. Our mission is to lead the debate on health and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers, and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients. To achieve these aims we publish original research articles, review and educational articles, news, letters, investigative journalism, and articles commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health that help doctors make better clinical, research and public health decisions.

COOL4ED (California Open Online Library for Education)


The COOL4Ed website provides access to more than 78,000 OER, including approximately 6,000 free and open e-textbooks and a collection of course showcases where faculty, staff, and students can find open e-textbooks aligned with the curriculum of more than 50 courses articulated across the three systems. The website includes other resources, such as strategies to share OER with faculty, staff, and students. It is a common communication portal for faculty, staff, and administrators concerned with the state’s textbook affordability initiatives.

Digital Library For Earth System Education (DLESE)


DLESE is the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a free resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. DLESE’s development was funded by the National Science Foundation and continues to be built by a distributed community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels. DLESE provides easy access to quality teaching and learning resources about the Earth as a system for a wide range of learners.

Digital Library Services


Digital Library Services provides consulting, applications, and infrastructure to help libraries create,manage,and preserve digital content for the use of the university system.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial quality control and “use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access”. The aim of DOAJ is to “increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact”.

Directory Of Open Access Books (DOAB)


The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

Elsevier: Books, Journals and Major Reference Works


This database allows researchers to search through all Elsevier products from one search point

Elsevier Open Science Open Access Journals


All articles in the Open Science Open Access Journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

E-prints In Physics,Mathematics,Computer Science and Quantitative Biology Search Engine


Quick Guide to Open-Access Archives. In Science, Technology & Medicine. Open access to 300K+ e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science and quantitative biology.

European views of the Americas: 1493-1750


This archive is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750. This authoritative bibliography is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide, and a valuable index for libraries, researchers and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

Genocide Studies And Prevention


Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP) is the official journal of The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). IAGS is a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on prevention of genocide. IAGS, founded in 1994, meets to consider comparative research, important new work, case studies, the links between genocide and other human rights violations, and prevention and punishment of genocide.



GreenFILE has extensive multidisciplinary coverage. It covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 850,000 records and open access full text for nearly 13,000 records.
Key journals include Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Forest Ecology & Management, and International Journal of Green Energy.

Gutenberg Library Online


Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

HighWire Press


High Wire Press is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting service to 140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995. High Wire also offers Bench Press, a customizable peer-review manuscript submission and tracking system, used by 65 publishers. In 2014, majority ownership of High Wire Press was purchased by private equity firm Accel-KKR. In 2017, it was announced that the entirety of the journals published by High Wire Press would be indexed in Meta.

International Knowledge Sharing Platform


The platform hosts more than 40 international, peer-reviewed academic journals in various fields MONTHLY. Prospective Authors can send their full manuscript(s) to any of the affiliated journals on the website’s homepage for review and possible publication.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts


This research database provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports and more. It is EBSCO’s intention to provide access to this resource on a continual basis.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 core journals and more than 120 selective and priority journals. Coverage in this research database extends as far back as 1960. LISTA also includes author profiles and a robust thesaurus.

Library Of Congress Magazine


Library of Congress Magazine. Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library’s stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world’s largest library.

Linguistics Library Online


The world’s largest online linguistics resource . A free encyclopedia of linguistics modeled on Wikipedia, Library Subject Specialists.


URL: Accessible only in the Main Library

Library On A Flash is an application that was conceived by the Office of Technology and Digital Services (OTDS) of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. In its (AUN) mission as a Development University, AUN has gathered hundreds of FREE e-books, links to peer-reviewed journal articles and access to both local (Nigerian) and international news sources. The following is a list of grouped resources and a brief description or each grouping:

e-Books – A collection of over 800 e-Books grouped into 26 different subject headings. These books are free to download and read and no Internet connection is needed to access them.

There are also 53 e-books targeted for secondary schools and grouped in to 13 subjects.

Open-Access Resources – There are 237 links to online resources and grouped into subject areas that provide free access and download of resources (e-books, journal articles, etc.) Internet connection is required to access these resources.

e-Books websites – A collection of websites where you can download e-books for free.

Subscription Databases – These resources are generally the databases you would find in a world class academic University Library. A subscription is required to download articles but most of these databases would allow you to perform searches without subscribing. Also, users would have to be connected to the internet to access the databases in this category. There are 34 links in the databases sectionFinally, there are also 6 workbooks (PDF format) and 6 radio broadcasts (audio) for the TELA Project as well as 41 story books (PDF format) for the STELLAR project aimed at primary school students.



MedlinePlus is an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. The service provides curated consumer health information in English and Spanish.The site brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations. There is also a site optimized for display on mobile devices, in both English and Spanish. In 2015, about 400 million people from around the world used Medline Plus. The service is funded by the NLM and is free to users.

National Academic Press Database


The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.

Open Access Journals


Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community without restricting the access of published content. This publisher hosts over 700+ leading-edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals and organizes over 3000 International Conferences all over the world. Obtained enormous global visibility and tremendous response from the authors and readers from all over the world inspired the publisher to maintain reputed Open Access Journals in various scientific disciplines. The journals have over 15 million readers and the reputation and success earned can be attributed to the strong Editorial Board which contains over 50,000 eminent personalities that ensure a rapid, qualitative and quick review process. More than 1000 International Societies are supporting in making scientific information Open Access. International Conferences are rendering perfect platform for global networking for the renowned speakers and scientists across the globe through a most exciting and memorable scientific event filled with much enlightening interactive sessions, world class exhibitions and poster presentations.

Open Access Theses And Dissertations aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,677,195 theses and dissertations.

Sage Pure Gold And Open Access Journals


The following lists the pure gold open access journals published by SAGE. All articles published in the journals provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons license. All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed retaining the quality hallmarks of the academic publishing process that authors would experience in publishing in any traditional SAGE journal. Most SAGE pure gold open access journals are supported by the payment of an article processing charge (APC) by the author, institution or research funder of the accepted manuscript. For more detail visit the specific journal websites.



ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. It provides subscription-based access to a large database of scientific and medical research. It hosts over 12 million pieces of content from 3,500 academic journals and 34,000 e-books. The journals are grouped into four main sections: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)


Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences: SSRN´s eLibrary provides 827,415 research papers from 405,760 researchers across 30 disciplines.The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 221,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 180,500 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

Teacher Reference Center


A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals



TEEAL is The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library. Launched in 1999, it is a digital collection of research journals for agricultural research and research in related sciences, with full-text articles and graphics of over 200 major journals. TEEAL is a project of Cornell University’s Albert R. Mann Library in cooperation with over 60 major scientific publishers, societies and index providers.
Researchers, students, faculty and librarians can discover and access thousands of full-text PDF articles without the use of the Internet.

The Woman Stats Project


The WomanStats Database is the largest crossnational compilation of data,statistics, and maps on the status of women worldwide organized by country, we have over 350 variables for 176 countries. Our research findings have been vetted at the United Nations, the US Department of Defense,and the US Congress, and featured in The New York TimesThe New York Times, 60 Minutes, The Economist, and other media outlets. We are also a recipient of a 2014 Minerva Initiative Grant.

UNESCO Library E-resource Database


The UNESCO Library collections offer an overview of the Organization’s current and past activities and programmes as recorded in publications and other resources.

Wiley Open Access


Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.