Open Access


ASIAN Digital Library
        The ASEAN Digital Library is a regional project to aggregate and connect the digitised resources of National Libraries in the ASEAN region so that these repositories can be accessed through a single search facility.
         ADL will be a boon to users and researchers. In addition, ADL provides global exposure and visibility of ASEAN content; and engages citizens of ASEAN nations in sharing and learning about their cultures and heritage; thus nurturing an appreciation of the ASEAN Identity.
         ADL is a project led by the National Library Board of Singapore, with support from the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI).
BioMed Central
An STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 265 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central levies an article-processing charge to cover the cost of the publication process. Authors publishing with BioMed Central retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited. BioMed Central is owned by Springer Science+Business Media, and also hosts the SpringerOpen platform.
Africa Development Indicators
The most detailed collection of data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. Data are drawn from World Development Indicators, and other sources.
CogPrints (Cognitive Sciences ePrint Archive)
Coverage: An electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, biology and other subjects pertinent to the study of cognition.
Subject: Psychology; Neuroscience; Linguistics; Computer Science; Philosophy; Biology
D-Lib Magazine
Coverage: A solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.
Subject: Libraries; Information Science; Digital Libraries
Digital Book Index
Coverage: Provides links to more than 142,000 title records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 100,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.
Subject: History; Language and Literature; Social Sciences; Health Sciences
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague. DOAB is being developed in close cooperation with Lars Bjørnshauge and Salam Baker Shanawa (director of SemperTool), who were also responsible for the development of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). SemperTool develops and maintains DOAB system. 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 will be 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.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Coverage: A database of the University of Lund (Sweden) which provides access to quality controlled scientific Open Access Journals covering several subject areas. Open access journals use a funding model that does not charge the readers. Approximately 1,670 titles are available in full text. Currently 1,305 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 220,010 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
Subject: Agriculture and Food Sciences; Arts and Architecture; Biology and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry Earth and Environmental Sciences; General Works; Health Sciences; History and Archaeology; Languages and Literatures; Law and Political Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Religion; Physics and Astronomy Science; General Social Sciences ;Technology and Engineering
E-prints in Library and Information Science (e-LIS)
Coverage: Depository of documents in the Library and Information Science (LIS) domain.
Subject: Libraries; Information Science; Digital Libraries.
Education Statistics
Over 1,000 internationally comparable indicators for access, progression, completion, learning outcomes, literacy, teachers, expenditure, and background indicators. The indicators cover the educational cycle from pre-primary to tertiary education.
Emerald Insight
Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference, now also including health and social care, education and engineering.
Emerald manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 teaching cases.
ERIC - Institute of Education Sciences

ERIC adds new sources on a biannual basis to ensure the continued growth of the ERIC digital library, a widely used collection of education research. We receive numerous requests from publishers and editors to index their journals or other materials in ERIC. These suggested sources are subject to a review process that uses the ERIC Selection Policy as a guide.

Free Medical Journals
Coverage: Contains online journals on medical sciences.
Subject: Health Sciences
Global Development Finance
Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing countries. Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2009, for most reporting countries.
Coverage: A collaborative project of the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill which includes electronic books and online journals on the Internet.
Subject: Arts and Recreation; Language and Literature; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Philosophy and Psychology; Religion and Theology; Science and Technology; Geography; History
HighWire Press
Coverage: Largest repository of peer-reviewed content, with 1185 journals and 4,971,514 full text articles from over 140 scholarly publishers.
Subject: Biological Sciences; Humanities; Health Sciences; Physical Sciences; Social Sciences
IMF eLibrary
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) eLibrary delivers comprehensive online access to IMF information. The eLibrary contains over 12,000 publications that provide authoritative perspectives on topics ranging from macroeconomics and globalization to technical assistance and poverty reduction. The data eLibrary contains over 9,500 financial and economic data concepts containing more than one million statistical data.
Information Please
Coverage: It is a vast compilation of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures on a broad range of topics
Subject: General Works; Reference
InTech is a pioneer and world's largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with more than 81568 authors and published 2114 books and 7 journals with the aim of providing free online access to high-quality research and helping leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world.
On this website you'll find more than 36,000 quotations from over 6,000 famous people, such as Benjamin Disraeli, Oscar Wilde, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Confucius, Woody Allen, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other great authors. Read the most brilliant and smartest things ever said.
Coverage: A project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service which aims to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone. It has 18,370,955 records from 1,034 different institutions.
Subject: General Works; History; Geography and Recreation; Social Sciences; Political Sciences; Law; Agriculture; Fine Arts; Education; Science and Technology
Old Farmer's Almanac
Coverage: The Old Farmer's Almanac is an online version of the North America's oldest continuously published periodical.
Subject: General Works
Provides a listing and review of some of the most reputable open-access journal websites, as well as paid subscription databases that are still widely used by traditional college students.
Open Science Directory
Coverage: Contains collections of Open Access Journals (e.g. Directory of Open Access Journals) and journals in the special programs (Hinari, Agora, OARE). Other programs will be added in the near future: INASP-PERI, eJDS.v
Subject: General Works; History; Geography and Recreation; Social Sciences; Political Sciences; Law; Agriculture; Fine Arts; Education; Science and Technology
Philippine Journals Online
PhilJOL is a database of journals published in Philippines, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of PhilJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.
Coverage: Abstract and full-text articles of journals published in the Philippines
Subject: History; Language and Literature; Law; Health Sciences; Philosophy and Religion; Science and Technology

PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Since its establishment in 1914, it continues to publish cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition. The PNAS impact factor is 9.737 and the Eigenfactor is 1.557 for 2012.
Sage Journals


Subject: Health Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Materials Sciences & Engineering, Life & Biomedical Sciences

SpringerOpen Books
The growing demand for open access publishing across all disciplines has led Springer to expand our open access program to fully open access books. As a further addition to our already established SpringerOpen journal portfolio we now offer authors in a wide range of areas within science, technology and medicine (STM) the option to publish open access books.
Coverage: A compilation of useful resources on instant facts or statistical abstract
Subject: General Works; Reference
Scince Direct
Articles published in our open access journals are peer-reviewed and made free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by the authors’ choice of user license.
SpringerOpen Journals
SpringerOpen journals and books are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work. Authors publishing with SpringerOpen retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under a Creative Commons license. To cover the cost of the publication process, all SpringerOpen journals and books charge an open access fee. To support the individual researchers in covering these costs, institutions can join our Open Access Membership Program which we offer together with BioMed Central. We currently have over 400 members in more than 45 countries.
The Changing Wealth of Nations
The Wealth of Nations dataset provides country level data on comprehensive wealth, adjusted net saving and non-renewable resource rents indicators. It presents a set of “wealth accounts” for over 150 countries for 1995, 2000, and 2005 which allows a longer-term assessment of global, regional and country performance in building wealth.
Wiley Open Access
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.
World Development Indicators
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.