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Open Access Databases

S/N Database Disciplines Description/Specialization Username/Password
1 AGRIS: Agricultural database Agriculture Covers agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences and fisheries, human nutrition, extension literature from over 100 participating countries. Material includes unique grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers, government publications, and more Open Access
2 Analytical sciences digital library Analytical Chemistry Journal Articles on analytical chemistry Open source
3 Anthropological Index Online Anthropology Index only (no abstracts or full-text). Open source
4 Archaeology, Art history Journal Articles Arachne Acheology, Art History Open Access
5 arXiv Acheology, Art History Repository of electronic pre-prints of papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance Open Access
6 Astrophysics Data System Astrophysics, Geophysics, Physics Journal article Open Access
7 AULIMP: Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals Military Science Journal article Open Access
8 BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine Multidisciplinary Journal article Open Access
9 Bioinformatic Harvester Biology, Bioinformatics A meta search engine for 50 major bioinformatic databases and projects. Open source
10 BIO-ONE Biology, Bioinformatics Biological science and related disciplines Open source
11 BIO Med Central Biomedical Research Contained peer-reviewed journals focusing on biomedical research Open Access
12 CHBD: Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database Medicine Medicine Open Access
13 ChemXSeer Chemistry Journal article Open Access
14 Citebase Search Mathematics, Computer science, Physics Semi-autonomous citation index of free online research Open Access
15 CiteSeerX Computer science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer science, Statistics, Mathematics, Open Access
16 CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archives Science(General) Journal article Open Access
17 DOAJ Multidisciplinary Multidisciplinary Open Access
18 DBLP computer science bibliography Computer science Comprehensive list of papers from major computer science conferences and journals Open Access
19 EconBiz Economics EconBiz supports research in and teaching of economics with a central entry Cpoint for all kinds of subject-specific information and direct access to full texts Open Access
20 Multidisciplinary This is a journal that has been initiated to create a novel internet platform to access the broad diversity of important discoveries and creativity in the fields of Science, Humanities and Arts. Open Access
21 ERIC: Educational Resource Information Center Education Education literature and resources. Provides access to over 1.3 million records dating back to 1966. Open Access
22 Law Library Online Law Library Online Databases and websites that provide legal information and materials (including laws, bills, court opinions, and related documents) Open Access
23 Law Library Online Law Library of Congress he Law Library of Congress contains the world's largest collection of law books and legal resources, with strong foreign law and comprehensive United States Open Access
24 British Library for Development Studies E-journals Project Gutenberg began in 1971 by Michael Hart as a community project to make plain text versions of books available freely to all. Project Gutenberg began in 1971 by Michael Hart as a community project to make plain text versions of books available freely to all. Open Access
25 GoPubMed Medicine GoPubMed, the first knowledge-based search engine for the life sciences industry. Open Access
26 British Library for Development Studies E-journals Sciences High Wire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth! As of 3/25/15, they are assisting in the online publication of 2,434,604 free full-text articles and 7,659,003 total articles. There are 5 sites with free trial periods, and 79 completely free sites. 170 sites have free back issues, and 344 sites have pay per view! Open Access
27 HubMed Medicine An alternative interface to the PubMed medical literature database Open Access
28 IARP Multidisciplinary Open-access knowledge management system incorporating grants, publications, conferences in natural and social & behavioral sciences. Provides tools to build graphic The site reports. Open Access
29 INASP Health Links Multidisciplinary They publish a wide variety of resources, most of which are available to download free of charge. These include books, case studies, newsletters, research reports and programme reviews. Use the menu to browse our publications by type. Unless stated otherwise, all of our publications are published under a creative commons license Open Access
30 Index Copernicus Multidisciplinary science Scientific journal database – the IC Journal Master List – contains currently over 2,500 journals from all over the world, including 700 journals from Poland. The journals registered in this database underwent rigorous, multidimensional parameterization, proving high quality. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education acknowledged the IC Journal Master List by placing it on the list of stored databases, for being indexed in IC JML journals get additional points in the Ministry’s evaluation process. Open Access
31 Information Bridge: Department of Energy Scientific and Technical Information Multidisciplinary science The Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to over 266,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees. Legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format. Open Access
32 Journal of Performance and Art Related Disciplines Theatre Arts Performance and Art related disciplines Open Access
33 Journal of Inter- disciplinary History Multidisciplinary science This service covers full-text, quality controlled open source scientific and scholarly journals Open Access
34 MEDLINE Life Sciences Biomedical Information This is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information. It includes bibliographic information for articles from academic journals covering medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care. MEDLINE also covers much of the literature in biology and biochemistry, as well as fields such as molecular evolution. Compiled by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE is freely available on the Internet and searchable via PubMed and NLM's National Center for Biotechnology Information's Entrez system. Open Access
35 National Criminal Justice Reference Service[98] Criminology, Sociology Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, agency and NGO reports, and conference proceedings Open Access
36 Nigerian Law Nigerian Law Nigerian Law Open Access
37 NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research Economics Economics Open Access
38 Online Databases on Health Heath Science Database on Health Disciplines Open Access
39 POPLINE Population, Family Planning Reproductive Health Development Literature Contains the world’s most comprehensive collection of population, family planning and related reproductive health and development literature. An international resource, POPLINE helps program managers, policy makers, and service providers in low- and middle-income countries and in development-supportive agencies and organizations gain access to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished documents. Open Access
40 Psychology's Feminist Voices Psychology An online, multimedia digital archive containing the profiles of 250 feminist psychologists who have shaped and continue to transform the discipline of psychology. Profiles are organized in two sections, "Women Past" and "Feminist Presence." All profiles on the Feminist Presence section contain original interview transcripts and video clips with the psychologist discussing their feminist development and academic career. Open Access
41 Philosophy Documentation Center e- Collection Philosophy Index of books, journals, dissertations, and other documents Open Access
42 REPEc: Research Papers in Economics Economics This is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 89 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences freely available. Open Access
43 VET-Bib Social Science Education European vocational education and training (VET) literature Open Access
44 World Wide Science Multidisciplinary This is a global science gateway composed of national and international scientific databases and portals. World Wide Science accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world. Multilingual World Wide Science provides real-time searching and translation of globally dispersed multilingual scientific literature. Open Access
45 IEEEE Advanced Technology Engineering and related areas Engineering and related areas Open Access


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Science & Technology: Scirus

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Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Internet Tutorials

Islamic Reference Materials

Arabic Dictionaries and Glossaries

Encyclopedia of Islam

World Cat: The World's Largest Library Catalog

Business Management

Finance and economics

Global finance


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