Filipiniana Open & Free Access Online Resources

Filipiniana  covers resources produced by Filipino authors or by foreign authors that deal with the Philippines, it could be literature written in any language in the Philippines or a foreign language or dialect.
This page serves as a guide to online databases, repositories, and websites to free and open access e-resources that are created and published by Filipino or foreign authors published in the Philippines.

  • Aklatang Bayan OnlineThe Sentro ng Wikang Filipino (SWF) of the University of the Philippines Diliman launched Aklatang Bayan Online in August 2020. This is a free online repository of Filipino books, refereed journals, books, and creative writings submitted by researchers, scholars, researchers, and writers.

  • Ang Suga is the official student publication of the Cebu Normal University. It has been serving the CNU community for 35 years to date. You can also download their publication through this link:


  • Asian Development Bank Publications – Publications and Documents: Explore our data-rich research, policy analysis, toolkits, guidelines, and other resources on economics and key development topics. Operational documents are also available.


  • BAHANDIAN – BAHANDIAN is the official Institutional Repository of CPU for the management, dissemination, and preservation of digital materials that represent the scholarly work of the academic community and its affiliates and their faculty members and students.


  • ChanRobles Virtual Law Library – The Virtual Law Library is the largest online source on Philippine Law since 1998, created by the ChanRobles Law firm. This contains full text of Philippine laws, statutes and codes, Supreme Court decisions, foreign constitutions and laws as well as thousands of links to worldwide Internet legal resources as well as general Internet guides, search tools and other sites of interest which you may find useful for legal, government, business and educational research.

  • CNU Journal of Higher Education–  is an international journal of original research in higher education, published annually by the Center for Research Development of Cebu Normal University, Cebu, Philippines. It aims principally to provide a venue for the publication of empirical and theoretical education, nursing education, and liberal arts and sciences. It especially seeks to publish scholarly papers on features and experiences of multidisciplinary research in education.

  • Commission on Human Rights (CHR) eLibraryThe Commission on Human Rights’ library collection is accessible online and they also feature free online databases. The eLibrary contains information on their resources that specialize on human rights issues. The library accommodates research and scanning requests.

  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) e-LibraryThe DTI eLibrary is a curation of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials that supports the Department’s mission to be the main economic catalyst that enables innovative, competitive, job generating, inclusive business; and empowers consumers. Some publications are downloadable and their online catalog is also open to the public.

  • DepEd Commons –DepEd Commons contains online review materials and Open Educational Resources (OER) authored by public school teachers who are subject matter experts. Teachers can retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute the content by blending it with a learning management system for distance learning.

  • DOST Digest – Is a monthly DOST-STII publication in English. It provides condensed, easy to read science and technology news stories, which caters to college students and professionals on the go. It contains the most recent technologies and happenings in the local S&T community with compelling photos and images on a full color four-page newsletter.

  • DOST PCAARRD eLibraryDepartment of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) has launched its online library. Their researches, publications, technical reports, and other resources are available. Users are encouraged to create an account to access.

  • DOST-Science and Technology Information (STII) Library This contains the union catalog of the DOST ScINET-PHIL, a consortium of all the 21 libraries and information centers under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) including its 15 regional offices. Library resources are available.

  • DOST Starbooks DOST Starbooks (Science and Technology Academic and Reasearch-Based Openly Operated Kiosks) was established by the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) to provide scientific and educational information to schools. Originally, Starbooks are access portals in key areas in the Philippines where residents can have access to the scientific information physically available at DOST (SciNeT), Philippine eLib project sources, freely-available online resources, and subscribed databases (if any).

  • Filipinas Heritage Library This library is a private library of the Ayala Foundation’s Arts and Culture Division. Their collection is focused on books and other materials authored by Filipinos or about the Philippines, with a focus on Philippine history and culture. They have an Online Library with digitized materials organized by subject.

  • Globe eLibrary A web platform and mobile application that provides students and educators with free and quick access to digital storybooks and eLearning videos. It features age-appropriate and engaging educational resources.



  • Katunog -Open-Source Database of Philippine Indigenous Instrument Sounds




  • LawPhil Project Lawphil is a legal web site project of Arellano Law Foundation thru its Information Technology Center. Arellano Law Foundation is a non-stock non-profit institution specializing in legal education. Realising the essence of making the law accessible and understandable not only to the legal community but to all sectors of society, Arellano Law Foundation has embarked to digitize and make available through the internet all Philippine laws, statutes, jurisprudence, presidential decrees, issuances, executive orders, administrative orders, and other legal materials

  • Marayum –  is a dictionary-making tool funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that can be used as an online dictionary for Philippine indigenous languages.


Philippine Commission on Women: Digital GAD Library – The Philippine Commission on Women is the lead agency that works for the promotion of gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s rights. The digital library, stores knowledge products and other digital GAD resources, digital library’s collection in  full text publications may be downloaded.

  • Philippine eLib The Philippine eLib is a collaborative project of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It includes: a union catalog of the five partners, digitized Filipiniana materials including theses and dissertations, special collection/researches of the five partners, and online resources and subscription to electronic databases.

  • Philippine Journal of Psychology (PJP) – is an international, open access, and peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). It is the flagship journal of psychology in the Philippines, and its principal aim is to promote psychological studies in the Philippines and psychological studies of the Filipino people.

  • PHL CHED Connect A web application that contains higher education course materials in text, media and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning and research purposes. Expands opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and learning by allowing instructors to integrate and revise multiple educational resources.

  • Repositoryo ng mga Wika at Cultura – [The Repository of Language and Culture] Ang Repositoryo ng mga Wika at Kultura ng Pilipinas ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ay onlayn na imbakan ng mga impormasyon, saliksik, dokumentasyon, at iba pang mga kaugnay na pag-aaral sa wika at kultura ng mga pangkating etniko sa bansa.


  • SEAFDEC/AQD Repository The digital repository of scholarly and research information of the department. This is to enable the effective dissemination of AQD researchers’ in-house and external publications for free and online.


  • Southeast Asia Digital Library – Provides free and open access to a variety of materials created in and about Southeast Asia. SEADL supports researchers, educators, and members of the public by aggregating and contextualizing these unique digitized materials in a single online environment that can be easily browsed and searched.


  • Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P)– An online knowledge resource that contains socioeconomic studies and materials produced by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and other academic and research institutions. Users can access socioeconomic materials in various formats: journal articles, books, working papers, policy notes, research papers, newsletters from multiple sources.

  • Supreme Court of the Philippines eLibrary – The “primary research tool in the speedy delivery of justice.” It serves the entire Judiciary: the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan, Court of Tax Appeals, Regional Trial Courts, Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts and Shari’a Courts. It has supported legal education by providing information to law schools upon request.


  • UP Baguio Open Digital Repository – Herein are the completed researches, creative work and publications of the faculty of the College of Arts and Communication, College of Science, and College of Social Sciences. The database contains the abstracts and bibliographic information on academic and creative work on various topics in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics.