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.
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.
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.
(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 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 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.
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.
(Date retrieved: January 28, 2011).