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ABC Chemistry - is a compilation of free full text peer reviewed journals in Chemistry in English language. The archive is divided into 2 sections, one with journals that are permanently available full text on the web, and another section with trials and journals that are temporarily for free. There is a separate list with journals in Russian.
Academic Index provides researchers with websites previously selected by librarians, teachers, and library and educational cosortia. This selection process offers the very best the web has to offer to academia for research, citation, and theory development.
Academic Journals Database
Academic Journal Database serves as a large index of literature covering periodical research, particularly in the areas of medical research, humanities, and social science. They index 3800 international journals and have over 1.1 million articles available through their server.
Accessible Archives, founded in 1990, is filled with primary source materials selected to reflect a broad view of historic eras. Used by educational institutions, professors, students, and genealogists, the data in this online archive is sorted with strict attention to detail to make the information easily accessible.
African Index Medicus
African Index Medicus - attempts to make health literature produced in Africa more visible worldwide. The World Health Organization, in partnership with the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), has created an international index to Africa literature and information sources in Health disciplines. All medical journals in Africa are eligible to join the initiative in order to promote African publishing. An important number of journals articles are not only indexed but freely available in full text.
American Economic Association
The American Economic Association publishes seven economics journals and EconLit, the comprehensive database covering essential economics literature from around the world. These journals are searchable by volume for articles of interest for research or following trends.
Anthropology Review Database
The Anthropology Review Database is an easy to use search engine for those looking for anthropology publications. Users can find reviews of recent books, films, and even software and websites here, to discover titles that are relevant to their interests and worth including in their research or teaching.
Archives Hub helps researches in the UK find sources and material for their projects. With access to over 220 institutions, Archives Hub helps individuals find diverse and important facts and figures.
If you’re looking for a search engine dedicated to academic open access web resources, BASE is what you need. Operated by Bielefeld University Library, BASE collects, normalizes, and indexes data, providing more than 50 million documents from more than 2,700 sources.
Behavioral Brain Science Archive
Cambridge University Press currently publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences journal is one of those publications, providing work from researchers in fields such as psychology and neuroscience.
This contains thousands of free e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays, study guides, dictionaries, biographies, religious texts, and popular non-fiction.
Features 30 peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe etc. Subjects included are health, biodiversity, environment, conservation and international development.
British Library For Development Studies
This is Europe's largest research collection on economic and social change in developing countries. The E-library contains full-text electronic resources. This includes journals, reports and working papers from NGOs and International Organisations.
British Library for Development Studies at IDS – Institute of Development Studies
This is Europe's largest research collection on economic and social change in developing countries.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
If you need a tool to find a federal publication, this search engine might help. The catalogue for this finding tool offers the option to find a nearby Federal Depository Library that has a particular publication as well. Search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on “Advanced Search” for more options.
This collection of peer-reviewed open access research and journals in chemical sciences.
CERN Document Server
The CERN database offers hundreds of thousands of pieces of data available for search. Users can find information experiments, periodicals, training lectures, conference announcements, progress reports, theses, photos, videos, and more.
Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database
The Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database is a region specific database of bibliographic information that is administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Register to use this free search engine and you’ll end up with some amazing extra tools such as the ability to store references and to share references with peers. You also can store and search your PDFs, and make new discoveries through automated article recommendations.
Provides access to online resources for CommsDesign engineers.
CREDO supports public and academic libraries. Their primary focus is information skills – making sure students and individuals have access to up to date, valuable information skills content and education that they can bring to school and the workforce.
Development and Gender
A searchable database of gender and development materials from across the wild. The collection includes tools, case studies, policy papers and research.
Digital Book Index
Digital Books Index is a fairly new site which offers simple, swift and direct access to online digitalbooks. Extensive subject headings used to classify more than 73,000 titles records.
Directory of Open Access Journals
This provides access to 2,565 quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Launched in 1998, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology is an online international journal covering all areas of biotechnology research, including molecular biology and the chemistry of biological process to aquatic and earth environmental aspects, as well as computational applications, policy and ethical issues directly related to Biotechnology. It is hosted by the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile. Publishing in EJB is free, as is access to all of its content. Articles are reviewed by a scientific committee. They may be reproduced, with the editor's permission.
Electronic Journals and Magazines on the Middle East
Provides a list of journals related to the Middle East, some of which include access to full texts or abstracts of articles.
Electronic Literature Directory
An e-resource for intensive search of literature works including books, poems e.t.c
Electronic Medical Resources
This providesFree Access to Medical Journals, Medical books, Medical information and lots more with full-text.
Elsevier is a leading publisher of health science books and journals. They offer journal subscriptions to medical practitioners and have resources in topics such as dentistry, psychiatry, and even veterinary medicine.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Psychology offers a variety of options for support materials within their 1,726 links. Choose from the history of psychology, publications, resources, organizations, paradigms and theories, and even career options. The site can be translated into eight languages other than English.
ePsychology is full of free articles and ebooks that lend themselves to research and understanding of the foundations of psychology.
Researchers can discover the articles they need through the ERIC search. You can search for peer-reviewed articles only, or articles that have full text instead of an abstract. You also can look for both types of articles in this multidisciplinary database.
Access to electronic editions of academic books published by scholarship editions, mainly in the humanities, religion, history, literature, arts and social sciences.
Food Science Central
FSTA offers a food science resource that constantly monitors research and developments in the fields of food science and technology. The FSTA database is bibliographic, and includes over one million indexed abstracts with full text links when available. This database is updated weekly and covers materials from 1969 to the present.
FreeFullText.com - provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by anyone with Internet access for free (though some may require free registration). The issue(s) which are available for free are indicated for each title on the alphabetical periodical lists.
GDN Journal Services
This provides a comprehensive listing of the different initiatives which provide researchers with access to academic journals This list also provides links to databases that provide access to online journals or documents. Some databases link to both journals that provide full text access and those that provide access to abstracts or table of contents.
Google Scholar offers users a search engine to find articles, legal documents, and other scholarly pieces. They also have a great citation function that helps users track their research.
The new HighWire Press - site contains more than 1000 peer reviewed, high impact journals and other scholarly content publicly available.
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, Directory of Free and Open Access Online Resources.
The searchable indexes below expose public domain ebooks, open access digital repositories.
INDIACLEN - is a directory of Health Sciences journals that are freely accessible on the web, either in full text or abstracts. The journals listed belong in different regions, and cover English, Spanish and Portuguese languages.
INFOMINE is a large virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, preprints and working papers and many other types of information. Built by librarians from the University of California, Wake Forest University, California State University, the University of Detroit - Mercy, and other universities and colleges, the site makes searches of scholarly e-resources in scientific and humanities/social sciences disciplines, in terms of record origin, resource access (free or fee based) and resource type. Much content displayed is for free.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an "Internet library", with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Internet Public Library
ipl2 is a public service and learning/teaching environment where students and volunteer library and information science professionals answer reference questions and maintain and build reference collections. Collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) websites were merged in 2010 to form this resource.
If your focus is on journalism, media, and cultural studies, this academic journal is right up your alley. Enjoy regular themed and open issues filled with peer-reviewed articles and responses to current cultural issues.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Students, JPMS
JPMS is international, open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal from Pakistan. Their searchable archives go back several years covering a number of studies and topics and their blog discusses current trends and needs in the medical field.
JSTOR is a subscription based academic search engine that allows users access to scholarly journals, articles, primary sources and even books. They have thousands of sources available in over a dozen categories like science, humanities, law and business.
Law Nigeria Online
Is the first website in Nigeria, giving Nigerian Law students and Lawyers a platform to exhibit their services. It also gives them access to important links and events. Individual registration is necessary for full access.
Lexis Nexis is an online subscription based tool that helps users navigate and narrow down the overwhelming amount of information available on different topics.
Library spot is a densely categorized and indexed search tool for data, academic researc, bibliographic material, and other bits of information useful in conducting research.
MathSciNet is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. This database contains over 2.8 million items and over 1.6 million direct links to original articles, and over 100,000 new items are added each year.
Microsoft Academic Search
Microsoft Academic Search is a database filled with papers on topics that range from agricultural science to social science. Primarily a scientific database, researchers can cull information through publications, journals, organizations, and keyword searches.
National Academies Press
Provides access to thousands of entire books and reports on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and the health sciences.
Neurosurgery is a journal, but it’s also a great tool for research and documentation. The site holds podcasts, video, journal information, and current and previous issues. Additionally, Neurosurgery Report offers daily updates on journal articles, supplemental digital content, news and upcoming events.
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library digital gallery provides free access to over 800,000 images. Users can search manuscripts, maps, posters, prints, and photographs by subject, author, section and more.
Nigeria Medicinal Plants
A complete guide to research on plants, containing a Medicinal Plants Gallery of Nigerian Plants by Prof. Tolu Odugbemi, the current Vice Chancellor of University Of Lagos, Nigeria. First of its kind in Nigeria.
Online Journals Search Engine
This search engine is dedicated to scientific searches, and users can make search-queries in different databases by using only 1 search field. This resource allows users to find, download, or buy scientific publications in up to 60 different databases.
Based upon the Google Custom Search engine, this search tool allows users to search contents of the repositories listed in the OpenDOAR database and use the information freely for academic research. Full texts are available for most results.
Open J-Gate - is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Launched in 2006, Open J-Gate is the contribution of Informatics (India) Ltd to promote OAI by providing seamless access to millions of journal articles available online. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from 3000+ open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites.
Launched in late 2006 by the UK-based Open University, OpenLearn provides free open educational resources for learners and educators around the world under a Creative Commons licence (this means that users can download and reuse the materials, amending them to suit their purpose and context). The site can boast in excess of 2500 hours of free study materials across nine subject areas: Arts & History, Business & Management, Education, IT & Computing, Mathematics & Statistics, Science & Nature, Society and Study Skills & Language Learning.
Open Science Federation
This non-profit science-based project consists of open source computer scientists, citizen scientists, and science writers, and advocates for Open Data, Open Access, and Open Source and Standards. The site lacks content, which currently is being updated as a yearbook — but you can learn about their projects and follow them in social media.
Pandora, Australia's Web Archive
The PANDORA Project (Preserving and Accessing Networked DOcumentary Resources of Australia) was set up in June 1996 in an attempt to develop an archive with Australian Internet publications for preservation purposes by the National Library. The PANDORA Archive contains an ever growing number of selected Australian online publications such as electronic journals, organisational sites, government publications and ephemera in a broad range of topics from Agriculture to Sports.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is a huge collection of research, reports, reviews, and commentaries from many scientific disciplines. Their extensive, indexed archives are helpful for anyone looking for any sound, cited scientific research.
This is World's largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE provides citations with abstracts for 300,000 records.
N.B: You can request full-text copies of most documents cited in POPLINE. Requests are processed during business hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm EST (0800-1700). POPLINE documents are free of charge by Sending your document request to: POPLINE® INFO Project Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limit your request to 15 documents or fewer. Requests for more than 15 documents must be split into multiple requests. POPLINE will process one document request for a maximum of 15 documents per customer per day. POPLINE cannot provide rush service.
If you’re searching for psychology and social science journals or articles, use Psycline to find what you need. This database contains over 2,000 psychology and social science journals with an easy-to-use interface to article databases.
Public Library of Science-PLOS
PLOS houses academic journals related to scientific research. There are journals with full text and downloadable information for pathogens, genetics, medicine, tropical diseases and more, all indexed and searchable to users.
This academic search engine currently is in public beta, but don’t let that stop you from searching through more than one billion documents for the information you may need for your research. Lose that information overload found through regular search engines and hone in on your topic with this tool.
Database of working papers and journal articles on economics. The website links to IDEAS, the largest bibliographic database on Economics available on the internet.
SAGE is an independent international publisher of academic materials, both in print and online. They are known for their commitment to quality and innovation, and are world leaders in their chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets.
Scholarly Journals Distributed via the World Wide Web
This provides links to journals that offer free access to English language articles
If you need to tap into a gateway for the best science news sources, visit SciCentral, where a science team hand picks the best sources available and aggregates them for research. This service has received over 30 web awards and enthusiastic peer reviews.
SCIRUS is possibly the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web, with over 575 million scientific items indexed at last count. This search tool allows researchers to search for not only journal content, but also scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.
Social Science Online Periodicals
Database of articles from the UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Documentation Centre.
Social Sciences Citation Index
Use this Thomson Reuters resource to find high-impact articles, to uncover relevant results for your projects, to discover emerging trends, and to identify potential collaborators. The Social Sciences Citation Index is an ideal resource for researchers, faculty, and students, providing essential data from 3,000 of the world’s leading social sciences journals.
Social Science Research Network
This site and its accompanying blog are devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. Each SSRN network encourages early distribution of research results by publishing abstracts and papers in their databases. The Abstract Database contains over 505,500 scholarly working papers.
Statista is a statistics portal, providing users with data from over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources. Some of their site access is free, but some of their premium search and metrics features are for paying members only.
The Anthropological Index Online
The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), along with the Anthropology Library and Research Centre at the British Museum, publishes this Anthropological Index Online to record anthropological periodical titles dating back to 1957. This amazing piece of work, which was completed in 2000, is updated continuously.
The Electronic Journals Library
The Electronic Journals Library - is an initiative of the Regenburgs University in Germany that facilitates the access to full text articles online. The journals compiled cover many disciplines on both Humanities and Sciences in different languages and are divided into those that are fully accessible for all and those that are freely available from a group in institutions, normally University libraries in Germany.
The OAIster Database
The OAIster database represents a database consisting of millions of open access resources built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide. Today, OAIster includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.
The Medical Student Research Journal
Medical students author, review, and publish the Medical Student Research Journal (MSRJ), making it the only academic journal in the U.S. of its kind. Dedicated to promoting the scientific achievements of medical students, MSRJ publishes original research, case studies, editorials, brief reports, reviews, and reflections that meet required standards.
The Ptolemy project
The Ptolemy project, a Canada-based professional organization which seeks to foster scientifc partnership between Canadian and African researchers and facilitate access to health sciences related electronic information, has compiled an extensive list with Open Access material fully or partially dedicated to Health sciences, including journals, surgery and medical resources, injury control and public health, subject guides and recommended websites. The e-resources listed at "The Ptolemy project" have been produced in diverse regions in the world, thus covering several languages, mostly English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
United Academics’ goal is to connect science and society by providing a venue where academics can publish their research, where the author decides on copyright and incentive, and where the peer review becomes a test of quality rather than a barrier to publication. This site also offers a place where companies, institutes and academics can collaborate to generate new, exciting, and productive works.
USAID Development Partner Resources
A searchable database listing USAID programme and technical documents, with many available to download.
VADLO provides a powerful search tool dedicated to the life sciences. Search for forums, cartoons, protocols, tools, PowerPoint presentations, and products, all geared to support any life science project. The PowerPoint presentations include biomedical and medical research.
Virtual Academic Resource Center
Virtual Academic Resource Center is an academic search engine that provides free access to materials from the fields of psychology, philosophy, sociology, and educational services. Users can search (and submit) books, journals, and articles for use in research.
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
World Bank Documents
Collection of World Bank reports, documents and working papers.
WorldCat connects users to the collections of over 10,000 libraries worldwide. Researchers can search for books, DVDS, CDs, articles, and create lists, bibliographies and reviews.
This site is a global science gateway, which allows researchers to accelerate their scientific discovery with national and international scientific databases and portals. Multilingual WorldWideScience.org provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed scientific literature.
ZMATH Online Database
Zentralblatt MATH (zbMATH) is the world’s most comprehensive and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. The database contains more than three million bibliographic entries with materials drawn from more than 3,000 journals and 170,000 books.