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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Database of open access journals covering all scientific and scholarly subjects

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Database of academic books published through open access

African Journals Online (AJOL) 

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world’s largest online library of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.


This site aggregates the world’s Open Access research papers. You can search up to 79 million Open Access articles from a range of sources.

BioMed Central 

BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

BioOne Online Journals  

Search more than 200 leading titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Credo Online Reference Service 

Credo Reference is an information skills solution provider that serves libraries worldwide to build platforms and instructional materials that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers.

HighWire Press 

HighWire Press hosts a large repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1079 journals and 4,552,400 full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers.

Open Science Directory 

Search tool for open access journals and journals in special programs for developing countries.

PubMed Central 

Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Google scholar 

This search engine allows you to access a wide range of academic literature. It draws on information from journal publishers, university repositories, and other websites that it has identified as scholarly.


SABINET Open access is a searchable collection of full text African electronic journals including open access journals and the African Journal Archive.


Journal articles, reports, conference papers and other materials become indexed in ERIC through a formal review process. Materials from approved journals and other content sources under agreement are selected and indexed, and new records are added to the collection.

World Wide Science 

A global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. It accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world

Scientific Research Publishing 

An academic publisher of open access journals. It also publishes academic books and conference proceedings.

OMICS International 

Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from  700+ leading-edge peer reviewed, Open Access Journals that operate with the help of 50,000+ Editorial Board Members and esteemed reviewers and 1000+ Scientific associations in Medical, Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Technology and Management Fields.

Google books 

Search the Google online library of printed sources created by digitising millions of books from libraries and universities around the world.


Base Provides access to more than 100 million documents from over 5000 sources, a majority of which are free to access.


Bookboon.com has published more than 1000 free textbooks for students. It is focused on publishing student literature for engineering, IT and business as well as short and practical business books.

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Find free scientific publications in Life sciences, Health sciences, Physics sciences, Mathematics, Social sciences and Humanities


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Tisc Databases

Research4life Database