Knowledge Unlatched: https://knowledgeunlatched.org/
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) makes scholarly content freely available to every one and contribute to the further Development of Open Access Infrastructure.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages.
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Contain digital collections that preserve and provide access of intellectual output of an institution, and content varies i.e. could be open or closed, though open is encouraged today.Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded there. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.
As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents
This is an Open Access book collection available online. Users will however be prompted to make a simple registration. Please follow instructions if prompted to do so
This is a free link to articles
Remote Access to Makerere University Library databases
American National Biography Online is the premier biographical work on people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. You’ll find profiles of more than 19,000 men and women from all walks of American life, from the well-known to the infamous to the obscure.
Explore the lives of over 57,000 people worldwide who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years from the 4th-century BC Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal.
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books
Offers access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject from Art to Zoology.
Maklib subscribes for the ICT and Engineering eBooks (2014 publications), and Business & Economics and Social Science & Law eBooks (2015 publications)
Open Access Journal
Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. It provides open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. The journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity
HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries that produces the online versions of peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. Resources include a vast database of full-text scholarly, high-impact materials.
Current article of EPS are also available on Springer Open at:http://www.earth-planets-space.com/
Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access to the intellectual output of an institution.” Contents in IR vary, some could be open or closed, though open is encouraged.
Mak IR is a collection of scholarly output of by researchers of Makerere University, including scholarly articles and books, electronic theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports and digitised library collections. It is the official Institutional Repository (IR) of Makerere University.
Provides access to theses and dissertations generated by a variety of harvesters and search engines in cooperation with the NDLTD–Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
Requires one to register. Provides access to over 350,000 UK doctoral theses
Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access the intellectual output of a Subject area, Contents vary. Full text or bibliographic. Most of them are open access, examples,
Provides open access to 855,382 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. Contains open e-print archive with over 100000 articles in physics, 10000 in mathematics, and 1000 in computer science.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
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.The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 490,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 399,400 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.
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 WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs).
Open Access Educational Resources/Courseware
Provide open access learning objects: Quiz, Syllabi, course outline, notes, presentations, simulations, games, videos, podcasts etc. Mostly feature a community of users. Among others, these include:
MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative to train individuals and support institutions and networks world-wide in the effective management of agricultural information. IMARK consists of a suite of distance learning resources, tools and communities on information management. There are separate portals in French and Spanish.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge for teachers and learner Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials made freely available online. Grouped by subject area and grade
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.
Is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world
Tufts University is committed to offering the world’s learners free access to its many academic resources. Tufts OpenCourseWare (OCW) seeks to capitalize on the potential of the internet to eliminate borders and geographic distance as obstacles to the instantaneous exchange of knowledge and new ideas. Unlike distance learning programs that charge tuition, provide formal instruction and limit participation, OpenCourseWare offers all course materials free to everyone with online access.
Public Domain Resources
These include works that are out of copyright. These include among others:
Allows free download eBooks from kindle, android, ipad, nook, epub or read online.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.
Contains platform for Edward Elgar Publishing’s journals, reference works and books, including scholarly monographs, Research Handbooks, companions and more.
Book-share is an online library with e-books for people who read differently because of disabilities that affect their use of traditional print, including blindness, visual impairment, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities, such as Parkinson’s disease and paralysis.
European Respiratory Society :
The European Respiratory Society produces a range of publications to promote knowledge and research in respiratory health, including their flagship publication, the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), which aims to publish the highest quality scientific and clinical material from the field.
JSTOR ( Journal Storage Online)
JSTOR is a digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 20,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects.Open access books, journals and early journal content on JSTOR
IOP Publishing is a leading international professional body and learned society devoted to distributing leading-edge scientific research worldwide. IOP Publishing makes scientific information accessible through a portfolio of journals, books, community websites, magazines, conference proceedings, and a multitude of electronic services.
International Association of Water (IWA) Publishing:
IWA Publishing – the publishing arm of The International Association of Water – spreads knowledge about our most valuable resource – water – thereby helping to improve global health and well-being. They are brand leaders in water, wastewater and related environmental fields.
African Journals Online (AJOL) Abstracts of over 250 African-published journals, with access to some full text online, and a document delivery service.
American Institute of Physics AIP publishes 11 journals, two magazines, and a conference proceedings series. Their Scitation platform hosts over one million articles from more than 25 scholarly publishers.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ASABE Technical Library includes a range of content including journals, textbook materials, monographs, standards and proceedings as well as the important reference work-in-progress, Design Topics.
American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Journals Online provides access to 30 journals encompassing more than 18,500 full-text papers published since 1995. Approximately 1500 new papers will be added each year.
Annual Reviews Annual Reviews publications operate as a high quality filter, prioritising and synthesising the primary research literature in 33 different disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.
- Beech Tree Publishing Access to two international, peer-reviewed academic journals.