OERs / Open Access

Provides direct links to various free Asian online databases and fulltext electronic journals. Searchable and browseable. Subjects include library and information science, medical sciences, social sciences, agriculture, education, science and technology.

Is a bimonthly publication of the International Press, publishing papers on all areas in which theoretical physics and mathematics interact with each other.

All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. Subject areas include biology and biomedicine.

Is 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.

Provides links to more than  105,000 title records  from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 66,000 of these books, text, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.

Is 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.

Led by Open Society Institute/Soros foundation network. It provides links to different full-text journals in the Internet.

Is a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals.

Is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. It lists a large number of medical journals that currently provide free full-text access on the WWW.

It enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositiories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across thje web.

Over 15 million articles from over 4,500 PubMed journals, including 939,111 free full text articles and from 868 High Wire hosted journals. Covering several subject areas.

Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan, with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators. All resources are available for free to users of the website and app.

This Living Library is a principal hub of the LibreTexts project, which is a multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access texts to improve postsecondary education at all levels of higher learning. The LibreTexts approach is highly collaborative where an Open Access textbook environment is under constant revision by students, faculty, and outside experts to supplant conventional paper-based books.

(Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online repository and international consortium of institutions (and systems) of higher education, industry partners, professional organizations and individuals. MERLOT partners and members are devoted to identifying, peer reviewing, organizing and making available existing online learning resources in a range of academic disciplines for use by higher education faculty and students

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to publish all of the educational materials from its undergraduate– and graduate-level courses online, freely and openly available to anyone, anywhere. The project was announced on April 4, 2001 and uses Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. The program was originally funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and MIT. Currently, MIT OpenCourseWare is supported by MIT, corporate underwriting, major gifts, and donations from site visitors. The initiative inspired a number of other institutions to make their course materials available as open educational resources.

Is 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 5,740,091 records from 522 different institutions.

OER Commons, created by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, was developed to serve curriculum experts and educators in discovering open educational resources (OER) and collaborating around the use, evaluation, and improvement of those materials. Resources on the site can be searched and filtered using an expanded set of descriptive data, including conditions of use. Teachers, students, and others enrich this “metadata” when they tag, rate, and review materials, and share what works for them.

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The library currently includes 783 textbooks, with more being added all the time. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Education Network.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Is a websites that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the internet. Listing over 20,000 free books on the Web.

(Formerly OpenStax College) Is a nonprofit ed-tech initiative based at Rice University. Since 2012, OpenStax has created peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks, which are available in free digital formats and for a low cost in print. Most books are also available in Kindle versions on Amazon.com and in the iBooks Store. OpenStax’s first textbook was College Physics, which was published online, in print, and in iBooks in 2012. OpenStax has also launched OpenStax Tutor Beta, an adaptive courseware based on cognitive science principles, machine learning, and OpenStax content.

Is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organizationcommited to making scientific and medical literature a public resource.

Is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published monthly by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). Subjects include bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses cause of plethora of diseases that have important medical, agricultural, and economic consequences.

Is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.

Is a freely accessible database created by NIH in 2004 to provide information abaut small organic molecules. It is designed for use as a research tool and as a starting point that may lead to the development of new medications. The database connects chemical information with biomedical research and clinical information, organizing facts in numerous databases into a unified whole.

Is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature. PMC currently provides free and unrestricted access to the full text of 104 life sciences journals, with more to come.

Is the first online library that provides access to the world’s largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.

This collection of OER aims to support teaching practical biology in Higher Education, and the resources featured on the site include lab and field work protocols, data handling exercises, videos of techniques and multimedia alternatives to wet lab work.

Consist of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 30,900 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 15,000 downloadable full text documents.

The Teaching Commons showcases high-quality open educational resources from leading colleges and universities and makes them available to educators and students around the world. Curated by librarians and their institutions and hosted by bepress, the Teaching Commons includes open-access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, lectures, k-12 materials, and more.

Is a new monthly online publication comprising reviews spanning the complete spectrum of the molecular life sciences. CSH Perspectives provides the life sciences community with authoritative analyses of progress in emerging areas of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, and molecular pathology.

Lists of open access journals with different categories, such as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Business, Economics, history, and Statistics

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.
Coverage: Catalogue of Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.
Subject: General Works; History; Geography and Recreation; Social Sciences;
Political Sciences; Law; Agriculture; Fine Arts; Education; Science and Technology; Library and Information Science
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
Coverage: Depository of documents in the Library and Information Science (LIS) domain.
Subject: Libraries; Information Science; Digital Libraries
Coverage: A free e-learning portal where Filipino teachers and learners can interact for effective teaching and learning.
Subject: Education
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 Hillwhich 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
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.
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
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: The Old Farmer’s Almanac is an online version of the North America’s oldest continuously published periodical.
Subject: General Works
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.
Subject: General Works; History; Geography and Recreation; Social Sciences; Political Sciences; Law; Agriculture; Fine Arts; Education; Science and Technology.


Coverage: A compilation of useful resources on instant facts or statistical abstract
Subject: General Works; Reference
The South Asian Studies Journal has been publishing since 1984 (bi-annually). It provides a forum for the contribution of original work on contemporary affairs
of South Asian politics,economy, security culture and literature. The articles may include reports of empirical studies, review articles, theoretical articles,
methodological articles and case studies.The contributors are welcomed from any pertinent source, focusing on South Asian subject. 
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.
The Philippine Islands is a monumental 55-volume book by Emma Blair and James Alexander Robertson. It consists of primary source documents
for Philippine history translated into English. Electronic copies of the book in text format from Vol. I to Vol. 25 are available from Project Gutenberg,
while scanned copies of the pages for the whole set are available from the University of Michigan Digital Library.
Printed and CD-ROM version are also available in the Library.
Source: Primary Sources in Philippine History. http://philhist.pbworks.com/w/page/16367055/ThePhilippineIslands
(Date retrieved: January 28, 2011).