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Portal to thousands of scholarly peer-reviewed open access journals & journal articles.

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College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Access: Free

Journal Guide is a free tool that helps researchers to evaluate scholarly journals. In addition to searching by journal name, category or publisher, authors can use the title and abstract of a paper to discover journals that have already published articles on similar topics. By matching journals to a papers content, researchers can see which journals would be most likely to have interest in their writing.

Access: Free

Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Access: Free

SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) provides access to key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics. Several formats are available, including PDF, PDF/A and XML.

Access: Free

Publications of a number of online journals across biological, chemical and health sciences.

Access: Free

Databases & Indexes

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.

Access: Free Vendor: OpenAccess Central

An inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies.

Access: Free Vendor: ComPile

A search engine dedicated to indexing free open access ejournals in the arts and humanities.

Access: Free


HathiTrust is a collaborative repository of digital content from academic & research institutions offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Access: Free

Free online repository, providing access to thousands of learning and teaching resources.

Access: Free

OpenDOAR is a comprehensive and authoritative list of international institutional and subject-based repositories, as well as archives set up by funding agencies - like the National Institutes for Health in the USA or the Wellcome Trust in the UK and Europe.

Access: Free
Access: Free


Last Updated November 21, 2014

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