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Open Access eResources
Academe is a publication of the American Association of University Professors exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom, governance of colleges and universities, working conditions, and more.
Academia.edu is a place where you can share your research and follow other people in your field.
AgEcon Search, hosted by the University of Minnesota, specializes in agricultural and applied economics.
Alex. A Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Several thousand classics of Western civilization in electronic form, mostly in English literature, American literature, and Western philosophy.
The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments . It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects. It is complementary to OceanDocs, which is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)/ International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) specifically to collect, preserve and facilitate access to all research output from members of their Ocean Data and Information Networks (ODINS).
Archives of Scientific Psychology
Archives of Scientific Psychology spans the entire discipline of psychology. Journal readers will find articles on subjects ranging from neuroscience to political psychology, and all topics in between. Articles will also describe research conducted using any of the methods used by researchers in psychology — experimental, descriptive, and research synthesis, quantitative and qualitative.
ART-Dok is the full-text server of the Virtual Library for Art, arthistoricum.net and is made available by Heidelberg University Library.
ArXiv - Cornell University Library
Open access to nearly 1 million e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics
A literary and cultural commentary magazine recognizing and publishing new writers and poets and focusing on foreign affairs, politics and the economy as well as cultural trends.
BioMed Central publishes 257 peer-reviewed open access journals.
Source for free textbooks in PDF form that focus primarily on accounting, economics, engineering, IT, marketing, and management.
Bulletin of the AMS
The Bulletin publishes expository articles on contemporary mathematical research, written in a way that gives insight to mathematicians who may not be experts in the particular topic.
California Learning Resource Network
The current compilation of open educational resources (OERs) on CLRN stands at 6,063 in the subjects of math, science, and history and social science.
Information in CEDA is grey literature primarily concerning Earth observation and atmospheric sciences.
CiteSeerX is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine focusing primarily on literature in computer and information science.
Coevolution covers all research topics elucidating the coevolution of two or more biological partners, including sections on molecular, organismal and theoretical models of coevolution.
CogPrints is an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.
COMPASS: Earth Science Journal
The Compass: Earth Science Journal of Sigma Gamma Epsilon is the peer-reviewed, official publication of the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon.
Complex Metals publishes original, insightful and significant studies concerned with the physical and chemical properties, syntheses and structures of metal complexes.
CORE allows you to search, navigate and download scientific publications aggregated from a wide range of Open Access Repositories (OARs).
Digital Book Index
Provides access to more than 80,000 titles records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 48,000 are available free.
Digital Commons Network
The Digital Commons Network brings together scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges, providing open access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. This constantly growing body of publications represents thousands of disciplines and subject areas—from Architecture to Zoology.
Digital Identity Project, University of Adelaide Press
Australia The university press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly books authored and edited by its staff. Most titles are available in print and free electronic editions. The disciplines include: social sciences, medicine, law, humanities, and many more. You are able to DOWNLOAD and READ the editions on e-readers that read PDF’s, including iPads and those with ePub format. Included on this site is access to 1200 Web Books which includes classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History.
Directory of Open Access Books
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ features more than 8,300 titles and more than 920,000 articles. Established by the University of Lund in 2003, DOAJ retains its position as the most comprehensive searchable index of free scientific and scholarly content in full-text formats. The content has grown significantly in the physical sciences but remains broad and includes coverage in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, engineering, and technology, and their multidisciplinary intersections.
DRIVER: Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research Access the network of freely accessible digital repositories with content across academic disciplines with over 3,500,000 scientific publications, found in journal articles, dissertations, books, lectures, reports, etc., harvested regularly from more than 400+ repositories, from 48 countries.
Dryad is a nonprofit repository for data underlying the international scientific and medical literature.
Earth-Prints is an open archive created and maintained by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. This digital collection allows users to browse, search and access manuscripts, journal articles, theses, conference materials, books, book-chapters, web products.The goal of our repository is to collect, capture, disseminate and preserve the results of research in the fields of Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Hydrosphere and Solid Earth. Earth-prints is young and growing rapidly.
EBSCO Open Access Full-Text Journals (also accessible by title in A to Z Journal Title List):
•EBSCO Open Access Arts Collection
Explore over 400 full text journals related to the arts.
•EBSCO Open Access Biology Collection
Explore over 1400 full text journals related to biology.
•EBSCO Open Access Business & Economics Collection
Explore over 1000 full text journals related to business and economics.
•EBSCO Open Access Computer Science Collection
Explore 650 full text journals related to computer science.
•EBSCO Open Access Education Collection
Explore over 700 full text journals related to education.
•EBSCO Open Access Environmental Collection
Explore over 600 full text journals related to environmental issues.
•EBSCO Open Access French Collection
Explore over 100 full text journals related to French.
•EBSCO Open Access German Collection
Explore over 50 full text journals related to German.
•EBSCO Open Access History Collection
Explore nearly 550 full text journals related to history.
•EBSCO Open Access Language & Literature Collection
Explore over 900 full text journals related to language and literature.
•EBSCO Open Access Law Collection
Explore 750 full text journals related to law.
•EBSCO Open Access Mathematics & Statistics Collection
Explore 485 full text journals related to mathematics and statistics.
•EBSCO Open Access Medical & Health Collection
Explore over 3200 full text journals related to medicine and health.
•EBSCO Open Access Music Collection
Explore nearly 200 full text journals related to music.
•EBSCO Open Access Philosophy Collection
Explore 240 full text journals related to philosophy.
•EBSCO Open Access Physics & Astronomy Collection
Explore nearly 340 full text journals related to physics and astronomy.
•EBSCO Open Access Political Science Collection
Explore over 500 full text journals related to political science.
•EBSCO Open Access Religion Collection
Explore 40 full text journals related to religion.
•EBSCO Open Access Spanish Collection
Explore over 330 full text journals related to Spanish.
•EBSCO Open Access Technology Collection
Explore over 600 full text journals related to technology.
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Ecosphere and other ESA journals
EconPapers provides access to the largest collection of online Economics working papers and journal articles for which most of the full text files are freely available.
Economics & Finance Research
An international open access journal offering rapid publication and global dissemination of new peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical research in all areas of economics and finance.
Electronic Text Center Holdings
Includes 51,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in twelve languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.).
An open-access journal covering advancements in life science and biomedicine, from basic biological research to applied, translational, and clinical studies.
E-LIS e-prints in library and information service.
Elsevier Open Access e-Journals
Elsevier Open Access Archives
Encyclopedia of American Studies (Johns Hopkins University)
eScholarship Editions - California Digital Library
Includes the full text of more than 1,400 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.
Faculty of 1000 is the publisher of four unique services that support and inform the work of life scientists and clinicians.
• F1000Prime is an in-depth directory of top articles in biology and medicine, as recommended by our Faculty of over 5,000 expert scientists and clinical researchers.
• F1000Trials is a comprehensive listing of published clinical trials with recommendations and comments on the most important.
• F1000Research is an innovative open access journal offering immediate publication and open peer review.
• F1000Posters is the open access repository for posters and slide presentations in biology and medicine.
Figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Figshare allows users to upload any file format so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated.
Forced Migration Online Digital Library
Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides online access to a diverse range of resources concerning the situation of forced migrants worldwide.
Global Text Project
Available in Chinese, English, and Spanish, subjects encompass business, computing, education, health, science, and social science.
Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews
Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews focuses on rapid publication of innovative new syntheses and procedures that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous materials.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine
An open access international and interdisciplinary journal, publishing peer reviewed theoretical and empirical contributions on all aspects of research into psychosocial, behavioral and biomedical influences on health.
HighWire Press Free Online Articles
HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science, assisting in the online publication of 2,028,129 free full-text articles and 4,966,440 total articles. 255 sites have free back issues to the 1990's to current, with a one-year embargo.
Hindawi is a rapidly growing academic publisher with 577 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines.
H-prints is an Open Access repository for scholarly manuscripts from the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences.
Ideas of RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the internet with over 1,400,000 searchable items of research with over 1,300,000 downloaded in full text. IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials
The central aim of International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials is to publish original results, critical reviews, technical discussion and book reviews related to the compelling research field of smart and nano materials, and their applications.
JIIA Eprints Repository
JIIA Eprints Repository is an Archaeological Disciplinary Repository aligned with Open Access Initiative Protocol (OAI-PMH) and linked to 'Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology' (jiia.it/jiia.eu) online since October 2003.
Journal of Academic Freedom
The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom publishes scholarship on academic freedom and on its relation to shared governance, tenure, and collective bargaining. Essays range from historical studies to analyses of contemporary conflicts, from accounts of individual faculty experiences to institutional histories.
Journal of Biological Dynamics
Journal of Biological Dynamics publishes state of the art papers dealing with the analysis of dynamic models that arise from biological processes.
Journal of Organic Semiconductors
Journal of Organic Semiconductors publishes original research in molecular design and synthesis, processing, optoelectronic properties, thin film growth and characterisation and electronic applications of organic semiconductors.
Marine and Coastal Fisheries
Marine and Coastal Fisheries publishes studies of marine, coastal, and estuarine fisheries and promotes the development of ecosystem-based fisheries science and management.
Materials Research Letters
Materials Research Letters (MRL) is a high impact, fast communication letters journal for the materials research community, by the materials research community.
MCAT Tutorial (MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative and Kahn Academy)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, an archival peer-reviewed quarterly publication, is uniquely focused on the science of materials applied to or being investigated to address unique aspects of current and emerging energy technologies. Covers a variety of areas of materials research, including larger materials issues with application to energy.
Nanoscience Methods is a forum for the publication of novel methods as well as significant improvements to techniques in the nanosciences.
National Academy Press
More than 2,000 e-books online.
OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Open Access Journals Search Engine
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) offers a forum for the entire community of Open Access journal publishers whose mission is to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.
OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents.
OpenGeoSci is a free, map-based discovery interface providing geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, and other high-value content from GeoScienceWorld (GSW) publications. Search results can be filtered by journal, topical category, publication date, zooming in on the map, or an area filter. Selecting a result on the map will open a content box that displays the data result, caption information, citation information, and a link to the original publication.
Open Library of Humanities (OLH) aims to build a low cost, sustainable, Open Access future for the humanities.
OpenMED@NIC is an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences.
Open Science Directory
Open Source Mathematics
Organic ePrints is an international open access archive for papers and projects related to research in organic food and farming. The archive contains full-text papers in electronic form together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata. It also offers information on organisations, projects and facilities in the context of organic farming research.
PeerJ is an Open Access publisher of scholarly articles aiming to drive the costs of publishing down, while improving the overall publishing experience and providing authors with two publications serving the Biological and Medical sciences: "PeerJ" (a peer-reviewed academic journal) and "PeerJ PrePrints" (an innovative ‘preprint server’).
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of works in philosophy. In addition to indexing books and journal articles, it monitors open access archives and personal pages for articles by academic philosophers. Some features require that you sign in first, but creating an account is easy and free. Over 50,000 people have registered.
PhilSci Archive is an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. The goal of the archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work.
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
PLoS is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization whose mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Every article published is open-access - freely available online for anyone to use. Sharing research encourages progress, from protecting the biodiversity of the planet to finding more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer.
Production & Manufacturing Research
Production and Manufacturing Research provides a high-quality platform in all areas of manufacturing, including operations research and management, supply chain performance management, lean manufacturing, quality control and logistics.
More than 10,000 out-of-copyright e-books.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Quantitative Finance Letters
An open access journal offering rapid publication of short, topical and concise letter articles that seek to engage with the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of quantitative finance.
Registry of Open Access Publishing
The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximizes research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective.
Research on Open Access Publishing by Bo-Christer Björk, Mikael Laakso, David Solomon and others
RoMEO provides a searchable database of publishers’ copyright and self-archiving policies for pre-prints and post-prints. RoMEO is searchable by publisher name, journal title and ISSN. Use RoMEO to find out if your publishers’ copyright rules allow you to deposit in your institutional repository or on your institution's website. RoMEO summarizes publishers’ conditions and categorizes publishers by colors, indicating level of author rights.
SAGE Open (Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Humanities)
Sahara-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
An international open access journal disseminating vital peer reviewed research on social factors relating to HIV/AIDS.
Sammelpunkt.Electonisch Archivierte Theori is a small repository with the majority of papers in the field of philosophy.
SciRePrints: Science and Religion Dialogue Prints of University of Latvia
SciRePrints is an electronic self-archive repository created with the aim to facilitate communication between the fields of science and religion.
Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine / Scholars Science Commons helps authors generate a PDF form that can be attached to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that the author retains certain rights.
SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics)
A website dedicated to Open Access publishing in high energy physics. Journals include Elsevier's Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B, Hindawi's Advances in High Energy Physics, Institute of Physics Chinese Physics C, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, and New Journal of Physics, Jagellonian University Acta Physica Polonica B, Oxford University Press's Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Springer's European Physical Journal C and Journal of High Energy Physics.
Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR)
SSOAR collects electronic full texts from the domain of the Social Sciences and makes these texts available according to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge.
Social Science Research Network
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 including anthropology & archaeology, cognition, corporate governance, economics, finance, health, information systems, management, marketing, politics, sustainability, literature, music and philosophy.
SUNY Open Textbook initiative
Systems Science & Control Engineering
Rapidly published articles, reviews and short communications in all fields of Systems Science and Control Engineering.
University of Adelaide Press
University of Minnesota Open Academics
Digital textbooks cover accounting and finance, business and management, computer science, economics, general ed, humanities, law, math and statistics, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences.
University of Pennsylvania
Index of more than 14,000 English works available online.
Urban, Planning and Transport Research
An Open Access, international and interdisciplinary journal publishing peer reviewed contributions in all areas of urban, planning and transport research.
An alternative archive of e-prints in Science and Mathematics serving the whole scientific community.