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Scholarly resources freely available

From Cornell University, open access to 1,643,143 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

Digital Commons Network

Provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Digital Public Library of America

Provides an ” open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future ­generations.” National portal to digital holdings of archives, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

DOAB is a single search tool providing the free full text of open access academic books.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

“DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.” It covers all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

Humanities Commons

From the MLA, a network for people working in the humanities. Access to some of the latest open-access scholarship and teaching materials.

IEEE Access

“IEEE Access® is a multidisciplinary, applications-oriented, all-electronic archival journal that continuously presents the results of original research or development across all of IEEE’s fields of interest.”


Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 97 different sources and contains 385,629 records.
OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library.

OMICS Group Open Access Scholarly Journals

OMICS Group publishes over 300 online open access scholarly journals in the fields of science, engineering, management and technology. Journals need to be searched individually.


The Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) is a free, searchable directory of college and university digital repositories.

Open Library of Humanities

OLH uses a library funded open access model. “All of our academic articles are subject to rigorous peer review and the scholarship we publish showcases some of the most dynamic research taking place in the humanities disciplines today – from classics, modern languages and cultures, philosophy, theology and history, to political theory, sociology, anthropology, film and new media studies, and digital humanities. Our articles benefit from the latest advances in online journal publishing – with high-quality presentation, annotative functionality, robust digital preservation, strong discoverability and easy-to-share social media buttons.” (publisher’s description)

PLOS Journals

“PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Research in published articles is rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately available to everyone completely free of restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact possible.”


PQDT Open provides free full text of open access dissertations and theses in PDF format.

PubMed Central (PMC)

PMC is a “free full text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).”

Sage Open

“SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, “Gold” open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.”


Provides an open archive of the social sciences in partnership with OSF Preprints (Open Science Framework)

Social Science Research Network eLibrary Search

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. Provides large collection of open access abstracts and journal articles. Also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.