Saturday, May 12, 2012

Important Open Access Websites

Digital Libraries

  • Consortium for Educational Communication
    http://www.cec-ugc.org/
  • Digital Library of India
    http://www.dli.gov.in/
  • Directory of Open Access Repositories
    http://www.opendoar.org/find.php
  • eGyanKosh (IGNOU)
    http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/
  • Library of Congress
    http://www.loc.gov
  • National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
    http://www.nsdl.niscair.res.in/
  • NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository
    http://nopr.niscair.res.in/
  • NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams
    http://www.nptel.iitm.ac.in/
  • The British Library
    http://www.bl.uk
  • Virtual Library
    http://www.vlib.org
  • World Digital Library
    http://www.wdl.org
  • E-Books

  • 4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming ebooks.
    http://4ebooks.org/
  • Arts & Photography
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=108
  • Ask Sam Ebooks has a collection of free e-books like Shakespeare, and assorted legal & governmental texts.
    http://www.asksam.com/ebooks/
  • Audio books
    http://www.audible.com/t1/PBRP0329WS022409?source_code=PBRP0310WS012709
  • Baen Free Library is an online library of downloadable science fiction novels.
    http://www.baen.com/library/
  • Biographies & Memoirs
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=146
  • Blue Portal provides ebooks in various subjects
    http://www.zillr.org/
  • Book Yards is a web portal which contains books, education materials, information etc.
    http://www.bookyards.com/
  • Business & Investing
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=118
  • Computers Science & Internet
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=9
  • eBookLobby containing collection of various subjects.
    http://www.ebooklobby.com/
  • Engineering & Technology
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=73
  • Entertainment & Games
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=21
  • Free Book Spot is an online source of free ebooks download with 4485 Titles in various subjects
    http://www.freebookspot.es/
  • Free Computer Books consists of a huge collection of free online Computer, Programming, Mathematics, Technical Books
    http://freecomputerbooks.com/
  • Free Tech Books lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes
    http://www.freetechbooks.com/
  • Get Free EBooks
    http://www.getfreeebooks.com/
  • Gigapedia – more than 3,00,000 free e-books in various subjects
    http://www.library.nu/
  • Globusz is a unique ePublishing house, specializing in free eBook downloads
    http://www.globusz.com/
  • Gutenberg- more than 20,000 public domain books that are out of copyright and also world’s greatest fiction available.
    http://www.gutenberg.org/
  • Health, Mind & Body
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=83
  • History
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=110
  • Humanities
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=282
  • Know Free is a web portal where users are able to exchange freely e-books, video training and other materials for educational purposes and self-practice
    http://knowfree.net/
  • Law
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=268
  • Literature & Fiction
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=74
  • Many Books provides more than 20,000 ebooks in various subjects
    http://www.manybooks.net/
  • Mathematics
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=3
  • Medical Science
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=77
  • Memo Ware has a unique collection of thousands of documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.)
    http://www.memoware.com/
  • Nonfiction
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=19
  • Online Books for children
    http://www.biguniverse.com/
  • Online Computer Books contains details about free computer books
    http://www.onlineprogrammingbooks.com/
  • Online Free EBooks provides various subject ebooks
    http://www.onlinefreeebooks.net/
  • Outdoors & Nature
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=136
  • Pure Science
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=1
  • Religion & Spirituality
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=65
  • Scribd , the online document sharing site which supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other popular formats.
    http://www.scribd.com/
  • Snip Files offers you free ebooks and software
    http://www.snipfiles.com/
  • The Online Books Page is a Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
    http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
  • The Public Library and Digital Archive
    http://www.ibiblio.org/
  • Topics like biography, fiction, games, history or tutorials etc.
    http://www.free-ebooks.net/
  • Tourism & Travel
    http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=174
  • E-Journals

  • Access to Global online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
    http://www.aginternetwork.org/en
  • Bioline international - Open Source Journals and Online Resources Directories News and guide to scientific information on the Web
    http://www.bioline.org.br/journals
  • CIMMYT : an international Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre
    http://www.cimmyt.org
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    http://www.doaj.org
  • EPW (Economic and Political Weekly)
    http://www.epw.in/epw/user/userindex.jsp
  • European Scientific Co-operative on Phytotherapy - European Phytojournal - free online
    http://www.escop.com
  • Free Medical Journals
    http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/
  • Free On-line Chemistry journals
    http://www.abc.chemistry.bsu.by/current/fulltext.htm
  • Free scholarly electronic journals: an annotated webliography
    http://www.istl.org/00-fall/internet.html
  • Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
    http://www.who.int/hinari/en
  • HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free full-text peer-reviewed content
    http://intl.highwire.org/lists/freeart.dtl
  • Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)
    http://www.ias.ac.in/
  • Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
    http://www.jpgmonline.com/
  • MedInd-medical journals - fulltext of 33 Journals
    http://www.medind.nic.in
  • Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
    http://www.mdpi.org/
  • National Preservation Office - NPO ejournals
    http://www.bl.uk/blpac/journaltemp.html
  • Nutrition Bytes - Free fulltext
    http://escholarship.org/uc/uclabiolchem_nutritionbytes
  • Physics related free access journals
    http://www.eps.org/physNet/journals.html
  • PSIgate provides access to evaluated network based information services and resources in the physical sciences.
    http://www.psigate.org
  • Public Library of Science - premier open-access journals in Biology and Medicine
    http://www.plos.org
  • Publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed Open Access Journals
    http://www.biomedcentral.com/
  • Springer Open gives you free access in Science, Technology and Medicine.
    http://www.springeropen.com/
  • The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
    http://www.pubmedcentral.com
  • E-Newspapers

  • about 10,000 newspapers worldwide
    http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/
  • E-Patents

  • Canadian
    http://brevets-patents.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/introduction.html
  • European
    http://ep.espacenet.com
  • Indian Patent design and trademark office
    http://www.ipindia.nic.in/
  • Internet sites for patent search
    http://www.pfc.org.in/info/site.htm
  • NIC
    http://patinfo.nic.in/
  • Thai
    http://www.patentarea.com/thai_patent_requirements.html
  • United States
    http://patft.uspto.gov/
  • WIPO PCT database
    http://pctgazette.wipo.int
  • E-Reference

  • Cambridge Dictionaries Online
    http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/
  • Foreign Language Dictionary-French
    http://www.libraryspot.com/dictionaries/frenchdictionaries.htm
  • Foreign Language Dictionary-Spanish
    http://www.libraryspot.com/dictionaries/spanishdictionaries.htm
  • Glossary
    http://www.glossarist.com/
  • Merriam-Webster
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/
  • One Look Dictionaries
    http://www.onelook.com/
  • Scholarpedia
    http://www.scholarpedia.org
  • Subject Dictionary-Business/Finance
    http://www.libraryspot.com/dictionaries/businessdictionaries.htm
  • Subject Dictionary-Library and Information Science
    http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_d.aspx
  • Subject Dictionary-Medical Science
    http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp
  • Subject Dictionary-Science
    http://www.libraryspot.com/dictionaries/sciencedictionaries.htm
  • Subject Dictionary-Technology
    http://www.libraryspot.com/dictionaries/computerdictionaries.htm
  • Wikipedia
    http://www.wikipedia.org
  • E-Theses

  • National Chemical Laboratory Pune (Theses full text free).
    http://docs.ndltd.org
  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
    http://www.ndltd.org/find
  • Shodhganga -ETD Repository of Indian Universities- INFLIBNET initiative
    http://www.shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/
  • Vidyanidhi enhances access to Indian theses and enlarges the reach and audience for Indian doctoral research works
    http://www.vidyanidhi.org.in/
  • E-Zines

  • Competitive E-magazine (Pratyogitha Darpan & Success Mirror)
    http://www.emagazine.pdgroup.in/
  • digitalLEARNING: Learning Through ICTs
    http://www.digitallearning.eletsonline.com/about-us/
  • eGov
    http://www.egov.eletsonline.com/
  • eHEALTH
    http://www.ehealth.eletsonline.com/
  • Free ezines: offers 22 free magazines in different subject categories
    http://www.buzzle.com
  • Entertainment

  • 10,000 free online games
    http://www.dailygames.com/
  • more than 5000 free games
    http://www.games.co.in
  • Movies
    http://www.imdb.com/
  • puzzles, adventure games, sports, fun games and multiplayer games
    http://http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/puzzle.php
  • Thousands of free online flash games including puzzles, action and arcade games
    http://www.freeonlinegames.com
  • Videos
    http://www.youtube.com
  • General & Search Engines

  • List of academic databases and search engines
    http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_engines
  • List of top companies in Indian and abroad
    http://www.vcsdata.com/
  • Nobel Prize Internet Archive
    http://www.almaz.com/nobel/
  • PDF Genie is a new search service which is tailored towards PDF documents
    http://www.pdfgenie.com/
  • Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific search engine for scholarly literature
    http://www.scirus.com/
  • Selected internet resources in all subjects
    http://bubl.ac.uk/
  • Social Science Information gateway
    http://www.sosig.org
  • Government Sites

  • Election Commission of India
    http://www.eci.nic.in/eci_main1/index.aspx
  • Govt. of India
    http://www.india.gov.in
  • Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre
    http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
    http://www.education.nic.in/
  • Parliament of India
    http://www.parliamentofindia.nic.in
  • Planning Commission
    http://www.planningcommission.nic.in/
  • Rajbhavan (Tamil Nadu)
    http://www.tnrajbhavan.gov.in
  • Supreme Court of India
    http://www.supremecourtofindia.nic.in/
  • University Grants Commission (UGC)
    http://www.ugc.ac.in/
  • World Bank Data (Data, Reports etc.)
    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTABOUTUS/0,,pagePK:50004410~piPK:36602~theSitePK:29708,00.html
  • Libraries, Library Associations and Information Centers

  • American Library (Chennai)
    http://chennai.usconsulate.gov/resources.html
  • American Library Association
    http://www.ala.org
  • British Council Library - India
    http://www.britishcouncil.org.in/library
  • Central Reference Library (Kolkata)
    http://crlindia.gov.in/
  • European Library
    http://www.europeanlibrary.org
  • Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres
    http://www.iaslic.org
  • International Federation of Library Association
    http://www.ifla.org
  • National Library of India
    http://www.nlindia.org
  • Library and Information Science

  • Asian open source centre - promoting open source and free software in Asia
    http://www.asiaosc.org/topic9.html
  • Digital Information in the Information Research field
    http://informationr.net/fr/freejnls.html
  • E-Prints in Library and Information Science
    http://eprints.rclis.org/
  • Librarians Internet Index
    http://www.lii.org
  • Library and Information Science, Digital Library, Online Journals
    http://www.academicinfo.net/infoscilibraryj.html
  • National Research Centre for free/Open Source Software
    http://www.nrcfoss.org.in
  • The British Library - ejournals
    http://www.bl.uk/index.shtml#
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