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Access to Research  Over 10 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in public libraries. Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries.

Access to Research is in library use only.


Open Access Resources

Academic and research resources

Agris Database - Agricultural Science & Technology

Arxiv  - 1,122,073 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

BiOne -  Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences

EThOS  - PHD Theses

Cogprints  - Self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics and many areas of Computer Science, Biology, Medicine and Anthropology, as well as physical, social and mathematical sciences pertinent to the study of cognition.

DASH  Harvard Open-access repository of research. Scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, papers, and reports authored by Harvard faculty and students

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) -  Online directory of high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications CGP

Index New Zealand  -  National Library of New Zealand

Luna Commons   -  Open Access source of images for educational and public use

OAIster - Open Access digital resources

Oapen  - Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks

SciTech Connect - Access to energy related R&D

Bournemouth University Research Online, BURO - Bournemouth University research outputs

European Union Open Data Portal -  Integrated access to public data from EU institutions and agencies

NDltd - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Social Science Open Access Repository  -  Full text social science documents

SwePub -   Academic publications at Swedish universities. Scholarly articles, conference papers and dissertations

Scientific Electronic Library Online - Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks

Hathi Trust Digital Library -  multi-disciplinary e-books

EU Bookshop -  EU Publications

World Affairs Online -  Social Sciences

Science Direct -  multi-disciplinary journals

PubMed Central  - free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine

Project Gutenberg -   eBooks and eAudio

 *DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books

SpringerOpen -  Multidisciplinary eBooks

InTech -  Science & Technology e-books