Springer Open

SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 160+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of Biomedicine, Business and Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Geography, History, Law, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Material Science, Mathematics, Medicine & Public Health, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Science, Social Statistics and Sciences.
SpringerOpen journals are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work. Authors publishing with SpringerOpen retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under a Creative Commons license.


ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. Within the ERIC collection, you find records for journal articles, book search syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, other education-related materials. ERIC users include Education researchers, teachers, librarians, administrators, education policy-makers, instructors and students in teacher-preparation programmes

Link: https://eric.ed.gov/

Academic journals: It is a multi-subject link for journal articles in the fields of medical, biological, engineering, social sciences etc. Provides only abstracts and full text to subscribed users. Provide free access to full texts

Link: https://academicjournals.org/journals.htm

 African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

This is the world’s largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published
scholarly journals. AJOL provides free hosting for over 400 peer-reviewed journals from 30
African countries, using the Internet and open source software. AJOL’s partner journals covering the full range of academic disciplines with particularly strong sections on health and agriculture.

ASM (American Society for Microbiology): Over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators and health professionals, ASM is one of the largest life science societies in the world. Providing both journals and books and access is by Registration for login.  Log-in details are available through the Librarian.

Link: https://journals.asm.org/


 Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library is a leading international resource for scholarly content providing access to millions of articles across a wide range of journals. This package provides access to over 500 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Africa Portal: A home of over 5000 books, journals and documents in the context of Africa. A user is able to customize searches by year or subject of interest to Africa. Provides free access to full texts.

Link: https://www.africaportal.org/publications/


  Bioline International

Provides articles on public health and International Medicine. This useful site includes periodic updates from 1989-2019. It is also a product of the Reference Centre on Environmental Information located in Brazil.  You can browse journal by country

Link: http://www.bioline.org.br/journals


The Taylor & Francis Online Journals offers full text access to journals covering a wide range of subject areas of social sciences and Humanities.

Digital Library of the Commons: This is a gateway to the international e-library of the commons.

Link:  http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc/

Digital Library of Nebraska: This is the institutional repository of the University of Nebraska. The content covered includes subject areas such as; business, education, medicine and health sciences, environmental science, communication, economics, public affairs, policy and administration, and sociology.

Link: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/

 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journals

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) publishes 16 journals for the applied math and computational science communities, and of these, 5 are ranked in the top 30 of 255 journals in the Mathematics, Applied category in terms of Impact Factors. SIAM fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in these various application areas

 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ):

This contains free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering:
Agriculture and Food Sciences, Biology and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Languages and Literatures, Law and Political Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy and Religion, Social Sciences &Technology

Link:  https://www.doaj.org/

Epidemiology: A 5.3 million article archive on Epidemiology. Very good resource for lecturers.

Link:  http://www.epidemiolog.net/

HINARI: A World Health Organization (WHO) portal providing access to both abstract only and full-text journals articles, e-books, references sources and other databases. Full-text access requires log-in details (username and password) which are obtainable from the Librarian and are for use by bona fine staff and students only.

Link:       https://www.who.int/hinari/en/

Oxford University Press (Oxford Journals)

Oxford Journals offers access to over 285 prestigious and authoritative journals published in collaboration with some of the world’s most influential and scholarly professional societies. The 2015 Oxford Journals Collection includes cited journals in the fields of Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology, Life Sciences, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Business, and Finance

Link: https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/journals_a_to_z

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer – IEEE

IEEE provides a wide range of quality publications that make the exchange of technical knowledge and information possible among technology professionals; it’s the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. This essential content, categorized below, is delivered through the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.

Free Medical Journals: The most important medical journals available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge

Link:  http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/

Emerald Group Publishing Limited 

The UCU’s Emerald subscription provides full-text access to Accounting, Finance & Economics, Human Resource, Learning & Organization Studies, Library Studies, and Information & Knowledge Management collections

Links: https://www.emerald.com/insight/

EBSCO Host    

EBSCOhost also contains EBSCO discover service is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast. UCU Library Subscribes to 7 of those Databases in the fields of Religion and Theology, Mass Communication, Education, Human impact to the Environment, Library and Information Management with 1 Database being on Trial until 30th April 2020 making up for a total of 8 Databases currently.

Link; https://search.ebscohost.com/

Cochrane Library      

The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials all the current evidence in one single environment.

Link:    https://www.cochranelibrary.com/

HIGHWIRE: Born out of Stanford University, HighWire was established during the inception of the internet. This platform gives open and free access to resources mainly on international development and health working papers. It is hosted by the Stanford University Centre for International Development.

Link:    http://portal.highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl

Optical Society of America (OSA) Journals

OSA Publishing’s Digital Library offers the largest collection of peer-reviewed optics and photonics content. With more than 304,000 journal articles and conference proceedings from 640 conferences, OSA Publishing covers a breadth of disciplines including Optics and photonics, Applied optics, Applied Spectroscopy, Display technology, Light-wave technology, Optical communications and networking

Link:   https://opg.optica.org/

INGENTA CONNECT: Is the world’s largest resource for scholarly publications. An all-inclusive and cost-effective package. Ingenta Connect gives you access to the largest linking network of its kind online. Log-in details are available through the Librarian.

Link:    https://www.ingentaconnect.com/

Nature Publishing Group Journals

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact Scientific and Medical information in print and online. NPG publishes Journals, Online databases and Services across the Life, Physical, Engineering, Chemical and Applied Sciences and Clinical Medicine etc.

Link: https://www.nature.com/commseng/

 Institute of Physics – IOP science 

IOP publishes more than 70 of the world’s most prestigious journals in physics and related sciences, all available online through IOP science. It covers condensed matter, soft matter and materials science, Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics, Nuclear and high energy particle physics, Medical physics, biological physics and biomedical engineering, Astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation, Mathematical, statistical and quantum physics, Earth and environmental science.

Link:    http://iopscience.iop.org/journals

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Online

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a leading company in the Scientific and Medical knowledge and information industry including Engineering. It has publications in biomedical research, clinical medicine and surgery, biotechnology, public health with expanding scope in engineering and technology, business, environment, and legal publications. Contents are all full-text searchable and linked to external bibliographic databases.

Link: https://www.liebertpub.com/

HST – Biomedical & Life Sciences (HSTalks)

Biomedical & Life Sciences Collections of world class Lectures especially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world-leading experts Clinical Medicine, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Immunology among others.

Link: https://hstalks.com/

IMF E-Library: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools.

Link:    http://www.elibrary.imf.org

Cambridge Journals     

Updated daily, Cambridge Journals provides full text for e-journals published by Cambridge University Press.  This database provides access to over 190 journal titles in Law, Linguistics, Politics, Medicine, Science, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities 

Link;  https://www.cambridge.org/core

British Institute of Radiology Journals   

BIR Publications is the publishing arm of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), publishing eBooks, journals and case reports covering all aspects of radiology, imaging, radiation oncology, medical physics, radiotherapy, ultrasound, radiobiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation physics.

Link:  https://www.bir.org.uk/

International Monetary Fund (IMF): Published articles on the International Monetary Funding. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

Link:    https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Publications-By-Subject

MDPI Open Access Journals: MDPI currently publishes 269 journal titles and is continuously expanding its portfolio to a wide range of fields including Mathematics, Medicine and Computer Science.

Link:    https://www.mdpi.com/about/journals

Merck Manuals Online (MSD Manual): A source for medical information since 1899 and is mainly providing the best medical information of the day to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students, and consumers.

Link:    https://www.msdmanuals.com/en-gb/professional

MIT Open Course Ware: A website hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology for free online courses in various disciplines.

Link:    https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

National Academies Press: This provides full-text access to over 4,000 e-resources on health sciences, public health, health care and quality and health management. Log-in details are available through the Librarian.

Link:    https://www.nap.edu/

Open Access Plugin: search thousands of sources with millions of articles to link you to free, legal, full text articles instantly

Link:    https://openaccessbutton.org/

Clinical Trials: ClinicalTrials.gov is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Link:     https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

HIGHWIRE:  This platform gives open and free access to resources mainly on international development and health working papers. It is hosted by the Stanford University Centre for International Development.

Link:   http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/browse.dtl?view=by%20topic&__hstc=89653892.fcb6f4aa40a10baf2dcd0f52fb425654.1524078103749.1525337010161.1525350046105.35&__hssc=89653892.41.1525350046105&__hsfp=1783814372

Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) – World Bank: The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Link:   https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/

Open textbooks: Free, adaptable, openly licensed textbooks and supplemental resources.

Link:   https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/open-textbooks

PubMed Central: Pubmed central: Biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine

Link:   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/     OR    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/

BioMed Central. BMC Biology is the flagship biology journal of the BMC series, publishing peer-reviewed research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology, as well as reviews, opinion pieces, comment and Q&As on topics of special or topical interest.

Link:   https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/

SpringerOpen: Provides journal articles in fields such as Biomedicine, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Engineering etc.

Link:    https://www.springeropen.com/journals

African Index Medicus:  You can search the database using one or more keywords (title, author, publisher, and descriptor.

Link:    https://indexmedicus.afro.who.int/aim/opac_css/?database=biblo

LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature): LILACS database is maintained and updated by educational, research and, health institutions, from government and private sector and it includes scientific and technical contents.

Link:     https://lilacs.bvsalud.org/en/

Google Scholar:  Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Link:   https://scholar.google.com/

Subject Repository

arXiv: arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, Open access to 1,159,449 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Link:        http://arxiv.org/ 


WorldWideScience.org provides one-stop searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. This enables anyone with internet access to launch a single-query search of 32 national scientific databases and portals from 52 countries. Users can search more than 200 million pages of science and technology information not typically accessible through popular search engines. Some of the resources that you will come cross searching via Worldwide Science include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs).

Link:  https://worldwidescience.org/


JSTOR means Journal Store and it is a growing digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 20,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects. JSTOR helps students, scholars, and other individuals discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform. Log-in details are available through the Librarian.

Link    http://www.jstor.org 

International Journal of Research & Development Organization: IJRDO Journal provides a wide range of journals in broad fields of research like engineering, medical, science, technology, management, health science, environment, and much more.

Link:   https://ijrdo.org/

Open Educational Resources (OER)    Web Sites with OER resources: Collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to open educational resources (OER) in higher education.


Educause. Educause focus on analysis, advocacy, community building, professional development, and knowledge creation to support the transformative role that IT can play in higher education.

Link:   http://www.educause.edu/

American Chemical Society Journals and Magazines     

The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. Access is to over 35 high quality, high impact journals. Agriculture, Biochemical Research Methods, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Energy and Fuels, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Science & Technology, Materials Science, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Plant Sciences, Polymer Science, Toxicology.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/

Open textbooks: Open textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit and distribute them at no cost. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Open Education Network.

Link:    https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/

African journal of business management. This provides Business, management, technology and ICT.

Link:   http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJBM

AgEconSearch. Research papers, conference papers, journal articles and scholarly literature in agriculture and applied economics

Link:   http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/

The Lancet: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The Lancet Neurology, The Lancet Oncology journals

Link:  http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/issue/current

Public Library of Science:  It accelerates progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication

Link:   https://www.plos.org/

RC Psych. Royal College of psychiatrists provides Access to online full text of its psychiatrist’s journals

Link:    http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/




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