Below are the Open Access online resources and are freely available in the internet, to provide additional sources of information for researchers. These are evaluated by the librarians to make sure reliable databases are being added in these list.
|Asean 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).|
|BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine – BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.|
|Bookboon – Publishes free and openly available textbooks and eBooks which can be downloaded in PDF without registration.|
|Digital Public Library of America – DPLA is aimed at giving universal access to digital resources of American libraries and archives.Among contributing institutions, there are New York Public Library, University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the LIbrary of Congress.
The Bookshelf catalog includes over 1.6 million items. Perform a search, and from a book detail page, you’ll be redirected to a relevant website, where you can further read it online or download.
|Digital Science Dimension – is a next-generation linked research information system that makes it easier to find and access the most relevant information, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy.|
|Directory of Open Access Journals (DOJ) – publishes free and openly available textbooks and eBooks which can be downloaded in PDF without registration.|
|Europeana – Europeana offers access to millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, and archives.More than 2,000 European institutions across Europe contribute to the site, including the British Library and national libraries from many countries.
To find free public domain books, search for the author or title, and in the left-side panel narrow results by file type (“text”), and by copyright (“public domain marked”).
|E-Book Friendly– Site that list down 25 public domain books. Every year, new publications enter public domain. It means their intellectual property rights have expired or are not applicable any longer.The content of these works becomes available for public use. Anyone is free to use or reuse it.|
|Free-Ebooks.net– is a great collection of fun, entertaining selections. Categories include a few non-fiction topics such as career and business, but the selection of fiction and easy reading is what is most impressive about this website. Formats include HTML, PDF, ePub and Mobipocket, offering a range of variability for most digital reading devices.|
|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.|
|Infoplease – It is a vast compilation of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures on a broad range of topics Subject: General Works; Reference.|
|Internet Archive – The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library. Founded in 1996, our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. We collect published works and make them available in digital formats. We are building a public library that can serve anyone in the world with access to the Internet. As our web archive grew, so did our commitment to providing digital versions of other published works. Today our archive contains: 279 billion web pages , 11 million books and texts, 4 million audio recordings (including 160,000 live concerts), 3 million videos (including 1 million Television News programs)1 million images 100,000 software programs|
|Jurn– Search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses.|
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations – (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Our website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.
|OnlineSchools.org– provides 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 Library – The site is a project of the Internet Archive and is intended to create “one web page for every book ever published”.There are over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available. Most of the titles are public domain, but you can also find here a growing lending library of over 200,000 contemporary ebooks.
If the book is available in digital form, a Read button is shown next to its catalog listing.
|PLARIDEL: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society – Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society was first published in 2004 as a national journal of communication and has been released on a regular bi-annual basis since. It has since evolved to a more inclusive regional focus and has recently begun publishing papers from other Asian countries. Papers published in Plaridel Journal include original research in different areas of media and communication studies in the Philippines and Asia. These can be qualitative or quantitative work in media effects, industry, political economy, subcultural practices, and journalism studies, among others.|
|Project Guttenburg–is probably the most well recognized website for free eBooks and provides books for the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod Touch and other cell phone formats as well. These titles are free because their copyrights have expired, which means many of the titles will be fairly old. But a good classic is often hard to beat, so don’t skip this selection in your search for the best read of the year. With over 20,000 works it might be difficult to decide where to begin, but you can view the list of the top 100 to get started.|
|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.|
|SpringerOpen – 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.|
|SwePub – SwePub makes it possible to search among articles, conference papers, dissertations etc. published at Swedish universities and authorities. Use SwePub for an overview of what is published in your research area, to get titles in full text, abstracts and citations.|