Open Access Databases

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.

A place where you can share your research and follow other people in your field.

Academic Earth
Collection of free online college courses and original videos covering such topics as art history, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology and sociology.

AgEcon Search
AgEcon Search, hosted by the University of Minnesota, specializes in agricultural and applied economics.

Akron Law Review
A scholarly legal publication of The University of Akron School of Law that produces an annual volume of four issues for use by scholars, practitioners, and judges.

Akron Intellectual Property Journal
A scholarly legal publication of The University of Akron School of Law that covers topics of intellectual property, cyberlaw (including privacy matters), antitrust, and technology transfer.

Alaska Law Review
The Alaska Law Review is a scholarly publication that examines legal issues affecting the state of Alaska. It is composed of second and third year law students from Duke University School of Law, and governed by a faculty advisor committee.

Several thousand classics of Western civilization in electronic form, mostly in English literature, American literature, and Western philosophy.

Animal Law Commons
The Digital Commons Network provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Aquaculture News
Published by the University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture. The Institute of Aquaculture combines cross-disciplinary, world class research on environments, reproduction, genetics, aquatic health, nutrition and feed supplies, on production systems, markets, and on social and economic impacts to meet the wide range of challenges faced as aquaculture grows to meet global demands.

Aquatic Commons
The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments.

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.

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.

Aviation Buyer's Directory
AVIATION BUYERS DIRECTORY is the aviation aftermarket industry's premier directory, delivering critical maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) information to the entire aviation/aerospace community worldwide.

Berkeley Technology Law Journal
The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is a student-run publication of University of California, Berkeley School of Law. We started in March 1985, published our first issue in Spring 1986, and have since covered emerging issues of law in the areas of intellectual property, high-technology and biotechnology. BTLJ strives to keep judges, policymakers, practitioners, and the academic community abreast of this dynamic field.

Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
Publishes original research in all aspects of Biochemistry, Biophysics and related areas like Molecular and Cell Biology.

BioMed Central
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.

Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law
The Journal of Science & Technology Law (JOSTL) publishes the best practical scholarship from experts in the areas of biotechnology, computers and communications, intellectual property, technology transfer and business law for technology-based companies. JOSTL is published by 50 second- and third-year students from Boston University School of Law. JOSTL is currently available in print as well as online. Please contact JOSTL about new subscriptions and back issue orders (available for Volume 9.1 onward) or William S. Hein & Co. about hardbound back issue orders (available for Volumes 1-9) that cannot be filled by JOSTL.

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.

Business Weekly Eastern England
Reporting on Cambridge and the East of England — Europe's innovation capital - Business Weekly's print edition, website and epaper combine the latest business news with in-depth reports and analysis on issues of importance to companies involved in hi-tech, biotech, manufacturing and services to industry.

Cordozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

CEDA Repository
Information in CEDA is grey literature primarily concerning Earth observation and atmospheric sciences.

An evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine focusing primarily on literature in computer and information science.

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.

College Open Textbooks Collaborative

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.

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.

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.

Digital Identity Project, University of Adelaide Press
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)
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.

A nonprofit repository for data underlying the international scientific and medical literature.

Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law
The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (“DJCIL”) was established in 1990 and is dedicated to the publication of original scholarship on international, transnational and comparative law matters. The Journal is edited by a student board and publishes three issues annually. DJCIL not only publishes articles by international scholars and practitioners, but also draws upon Duke’s prominent international and comparative law faculty. Additionally, approximately one-third of the Journal’s total page count is devoted to notes by Duke Law students. DJCIL’s editorial staff includes many students enrolled in Duke’s JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law and some of the international practitioners enrolled in Duke’sLLM Program.

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum began in 1991 as an interdisciplinary magazine published annually. Since then, the Forum has grown into a traditional environmental law journal. DELPF has retained its interdisciplinary roots and presents scholarship that examines environmental issues by drawing on legal, scientific, economic, and public policy resources. DELPF’s affiliations with the Nicholas School for the Environment, the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy, and the Law School render it uniquely positioned to adapt to the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of environmental law.

Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy
The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy is an interdisciplinary publication devoted to a discussion of gender, sexuality, race, and class in the context of law and public policy. Our mission is to foster debate, to publish work largely overlooked by other law reviews, and to encourage scholarship outside the bounds of conventional law school curricula. In doing so, we take an expansive view of law, engaging other disciplines including literature, sociology, anthropology, psychology, politics, and critical theory. Our goal is not only to explore what the law was and is, but what it could and should be.

Duke Law Journal
The Duke Law Journal is among the few leading legal journals that make the full content of all articles published in the Journal available free. Our decision to adopt the Open Access Law Principles promulgated by Open Access Law Program gives our authors the ability to reach a worldwide audience and, in concert with other journals adopting the principles, increases the volume of freely available legal scholarship.

Duke Law and Technology Review
The Duke Law & Technology Review (DLTR) is an online legal publication that focuses on the evolving intersection of law and technology. This area of study draws on a number of legal specialties: intellectual property, business law, free speech and privacy, telecommunications, and criminal law—each of which is undergoing doctrinal and practical changes as a result of new and emerging technologies. DLTR strives to be a “review” in the classic sense of the word. We examine new developments, synthesize them around larger theoretical issues, and critically examine the implications. We also review and consolidate recent cases, proposed bills, and administrative policies.

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.

EBSCO Open Access Full-Text Journals

Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Ecosphere and other ESA journals

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.


e-prints in library and information service.

Elsevier Open Access e-Journals
All articles published in Elsevier open access journals are peer reviewed and upon acceptance will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

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.

Professional resources for women in business. Lists grant, loan, and investment resources.

Faculty of 1000 is the publisher of three 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.
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.

A repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.

Florida Atlantic Undergraduate Law Review
The Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) is published annually in the Spring by the campus organization of the same name. The ULJ’s editorial process includes revision and review by both students and faculty members. The purpose of the ULJ is to provide an environment and forum for the scholarly inquiry and study of current legal subjects. The ULJ strives for diversification in its journal; the accepted articles can pertain to any legal discipline and can be submitted by an undergraduate student of any major. The most exceptional articles from undergraduate authors are published in the annual journal. In publishing the journal, the ULJ hopes to stimulate and sustain undergraduate law discussion and education at FAU.

Global Text Project
Available in Chinese, English, and Spanish, subjects encompass business, computing, education, health, science, and social science.

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender
Founded in 1977 and currently on the 42nd volume, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (originally the Harvard Women’s Law Journal) is the nation’s oldest continuously publishing feminist law journal. JLG is an intersectional feminist publication, devoted to the advancement of feminist jurisprudence and the study of law and gender. We seek to clarify legal issues that have gendered aspects and implications, confront new challenges to full social equality, and explore the interconnections between race, class, sexuality, nationality, ability, and gender in the law.

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology
The Harvard Journal of Law & Technology is a biannual open access law journal, established at Harvard Law School in 1988. It covers all aspects of technology law, including intellectual property, biotechnology, privacy law, computer law, cybercrime, antitrust, space law, telecommunications, the Internet, and e-commerce.

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

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.

A rapidly growing academic publisher with 577 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines.

Indiana Law Journal
Founded in 1925, the Indiana Law Journal is a general-interest academic legal journal. The Journal is published quarterly by students of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. The opportunity to become a member of the Journal is available to all students at the end of their first-year. The Indiana Law Journal has published articles from a wide variety of scholars. Some of the notable individuals that have published in the Journal include Justice Hugo Black, Robert H. Bork, Archibald Cox, John Hart Ely, William N. Eskridge, Jr., Leon Green, Frank I. Michelman, Martha Minow, Richard Posner, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Cass Sunstein, Laurence Tribe, Chief Justice Fred Vinson, Chief Justice Earl Warren, and Seth P. Waxman.

Ideas of RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
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.

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 Legal Analysis
The Largest Collection of Free and Open Law Review Scholarships.

Journal of Open Access to Law
JOAL is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Its purpose is to promote international research on the topic of open access to law.

Law and Contemporary Problems
Law and Contemporary Problems was founded in 1933 and is the oldest journal published at Duke Law School. It is a quarterly, interdisciplinary, faculty-edited publication of Duke Law School. L&CP recognizes that many fields in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities can enhance the development and understanding of law. It is our purpose to seek out these areas of overlap and to publish balanced symposia that enlighten not just legal readers, but readers from these other disciplines as well.

Law Review Commons
Over 300 open-access law reviews · Over 220,000 articles · Free current issues & archives from 1852.

Laws (ISSN 2075-471X) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal of legal systems, theory, and institutions, and is published quarterly online by MDPI.

MCAT Tutorial (MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative and Kahn Academy)

MERLOT II (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching)

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions
An archival peer-reviewed quarterly publication, 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.

MIT Open CourseWare

National Academy Press
More than 2,000 e-books online.

National Agricultural Library Digital Collections
The NAL Digital Collections has been formed to help fulfill the NAL's mandate to:
• Acquire and preserve substantive or essential information in the agricultural sciences
• Document United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) research
• Serve as a national resource for agricultural information

OAPEN library
OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)

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.

Open Access Textbooks (Florida)

Access the network of freely accessible digital repositories with content across academic disciplines.

Open Course Library (Washington)

Open Culture

OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories
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.

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.

Open Library of Humanities (OLH)
Aims to build a low cost, sustainable, Open Access future for the humanities.

Open Science Directory

About 13000 scientific journals are now available in the 'Open Science Directory'. When all the special program journals will be included, the Open Science Directory will contain more than 20000 titles.

OpenStax College (Rice University)

Opera News

Organic ePrints
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.

Our Children
The magazine is the leading source of PTA-related news, with content on topics ranging from curriculum and family engagement to advocacy and fundraising.

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').

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.

PhilSci Archive
An electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science.

PLoS (Public Library of Science)
A nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization whose mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Project Gutenberg
More than 56,000 free e-books.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open
Provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

PubMed Central (PMC)
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).

Radical Teacher
A peer-reviewed journal that is focused on the politics, practices, and aspirations of education at every level.

Reference & User Services Quarterly
The official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association.

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.

SAGE Open (Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Humanities)

Saylor Academy Open Textbooks

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.

Scholarly Open Access
Includes Beall's List of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals and publishers

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.

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 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.

Summing Up
Bi-weekly newsletter of the National Council of Teachers of Math.

SUNY Open Textbook initiative

Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Access Journals
Open access journal content covering a variety of subjects. Some articles may require purchasing or submitting an Interlibrary Loan request.

The Open Law Journal
The Open Law Journal is an Open Access online journal which publishes original research articles, reviews, short articles (letters) and guest edited single topic issues in all areas of United States Federal and State law, and International law. The Open Law Journal,a peer reviewed journal, is an important and reliable source of current information on developments in the field. The journal will serve as a forum for research and ideas by leading professors, judges, practitioners, and students of law. The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles rapidly and freely available worldwide.

University of Adelaide Press

Almost all titles are published with a FREE EBOOK (PDF) so please feel welcome to download.

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.

An alternative archive of e-prints in Science and Mathematics serving the whole scientific community.

Wiley Open Access
Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines.

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