Open Access Educational Materials
|Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.|
|OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.|
|A service by Informatics dedicated to the promotion of the Open Access movement for scholarly journals.|
Research4Life provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Eligible libraries and their users benefit from:
Training in information literacy and promotional support
|HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. More than 8,000 information resources (in 30 different languages) are now available to health institutions in 105 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.|
|The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 1900 journals to institutions in 107 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.|
|Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research.|
|Other resources with links to open access journals:|
The electronic Journals Delivery Service (eJDS) is a programme geared to facilitate the access to current scientific literature free of cost in the fields of Physics and Mathematics.
|SCIYO.com Read, download & share more than 273 FREE SCIENTIFIC BOOKS. It's free for everyone, anywhere in the world so long as the original author(s) and source are correctly credited.|
|PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. All our activities are guided by our core principles.|
|This page provides a source of articles, statements, and workshop reports of interest to people working in the area of electronic publishing and development with special emphasis on Open Access developments. For an authoritative and up-to-date resource on all things open access, go to the OASIS web site.|
|Hindawi publishes more than 300 Open Access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. All articles published in Hindawi journals are open access and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
|A major STM journal publisher of 106 online and print journals, 200 plus open access journals, and related print/online book series, Bentham Science answers the informational needs of the pharmaceutical, biomedical and medical research community.|
|Links to open access data repositories:|
|OpenThesis is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.|
|The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation’s leading experts in every field to serve on their award-wining panels and committees. The nation turns to the work of NAP for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition.|
|The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world.|
|STARNETis a unique network that provides a searchable database of Web-based information resources that contain substantive information of relevance to the nine scientific or thematic nodes listed on the left of the page.|
|ChEMBL - Neglected Tropical Disease archive, a repository for Open Access primary screening and medicinal chemistry data directed at neglected diseases - endemic tropical diseases of the developing regions of the Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The primary purpose of ChEMBL-NTD is to provide a freely accessible and permanent archive and distribution centre for deposited data. ChEMBL-NTD is a subset of the data in the free medicinal chemistry and drug discovery database ChEMBL. We actively encourage download and use of the data, we have also provided some simple search and analysis tools on this site to allow exploration and querying of the data.|
|Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions joined together to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. They are developing a strategy and operational plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections and make it available through a global “biodiversity commons.” The digitized texts are being archived here.|
|Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Free and open access to biodiversity data.|
|This archive is a central repository for published material such as academic papers or reports that have resulted from research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.|
Use this portal to explore over 100 reports from the National Academies offering independent, objective advice on water-related issues in the United States and abroad. These reports are peer reviewed and represent the consensus of experts from academia, industry, and government. This site also provides basic information about drinking water, as well as resources for providing safe drinking water in developing nations.
|Tropical Diseases Research to Foster Innovation & Knowledge Application, provides a wealth of information, including open access papers, on research into tropical diseases.|
|Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.|
|One can search for key words and phrases in peer-reviewed journal articles, theses, books, technical papers, as well as preprints. It does not return any non-academic websites.|
|The WikiPremed MCAT Course is an open access comprehensive course in the undergraduate level general sciences.The interdisciplinary WikiPremed MCAT Course is the most sophisticated and thorough content review available for MCAT preparation. You can work and learn here for free, making use of project resources, as often as you want as long as you need. There are no subscriptions, premium memberships or restricted areas at WikiPremed.|
|The Open Door Web Site is a reference source for both students and teachers.The contents of this site are designed for use by students between the ages of 9 and 17. The Open Door Team hopes that you will find the material useful and that it helps you to enjoy your research.|
|The Library of Alexandria Supercourse is a collection of over 4,700,000 academic PowerPoint lectures categorized into various disciplines. Educators are encouraged to borrow slides to improve their teaching.|
|Eurogene.eu is an Open Access e-learning system in the domain of genetics that provides free multimedia learning resources in nine languages for statistical, medical and molecular genetics and delivers them to students and professionals. Content includes presentations, reviewed research articles, images, videos and learning packages submitted by world-leading geneticists.|
|Mathematics: Dr. William Trench's Introduction to Real Analysis, originally published by Pearson Education.|
|The objectives of the AVU OER strategy are to: Facilitate increased participation in the creation, organization, dissemination and utilization of OERs; Address issues pertaining to relevance of OERs to the African Context Reduce technological challenges; Enable institutions to participate actively, by driving and owning the process in terms of form, content, structure and orientation.|
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
NCBI Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.
Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format.