Below are the list of Open Access journals and books provided for our researchers. These are free of access and openly available to public. It is being evaluated and selected by a librarian in order to give additional sources of information to our researchers.
BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine – ASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
Bookboon – publishes free and openly available textbooks and eBooks which can be downloaded in PDF without registration.
Directory of Open Access Books – provides open access to over 854 Academic peer-reviewed books from 25 publishers.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOJ) – publishes free and openly available textbooks and eBooks which can be downloaded in PDF without registration.
Free-eBooks.net is a great collection of fun, entertaining selections. Categories include a few non-fiction topics such as career and business, but the selection of fiction and easy reading is what is most impressive about this website. Formats include HTML, PDF, ePub and Mobipocket, offering a range of variability for most digital reading devices.
IMF eLibrary – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) eLibrary delivers comprehensive online access to IMF information. The eLibrary contains over 12,000 publications that provide authoritative perspectives on topics ranging from macroeconomics and globalization to technical assistance and poverty reduction. The data eLibrary contains over 9,500 financial and economic data concepts containing more than one million statistical data.
Infoplease – It is a vast compilation of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures on a broad range of topics Subject: General Works; Reference.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations – (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Our website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.
OnlineSchools.org – provides some of the most reputable open-access journal websites, as well as paid subscription databases that are still widely used by traditional college students.
Philippine Journals Online – “PhilJOL is a database of journals published in Philippines, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of PhilJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.” (PhilJOL Website)
PLARIDEL: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society – Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society was first published in 2004 as a national journal of communication and has been released on a regular bi-annual basis since. It has since evolved to a more inclusive regional focus and has recently begun publishing papers from other Asian countries. Papers published in Plaridel Journal include original research in different areas of media and communication studies in the Philippines and Asia. These can be qualitative or quantitative work in media effects, industry, political economy, subcultural practices, and journalism studies, among others.
Project Gutenberg is probably the most well recognized website for free eBooks and provides books for the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod Touch and other cell phone formats as well. These titles are free because their copyrights have expired, which means many of the titles will be fairly old. But a good classic is often hard to beat, so don’t skip this selection in your search for the best read of the year. With over 20,000 works it might be difficult to decide where to begin, but you can view the list of the top 100 to get started.
SpringerOpen Books – The growing demand for open access publishing across all disciplines has led Springer to expand our open access program to fully open access books. As a further addition to our already established SpringerOpen journal portfolio we now offer authors in a wide range of areas within science, technology and medicine (STM) the option to publish open access books.
SpringerOpen Journal – SpringerOpen journals and books are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work. Authors publishing with SpringerOpen retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under a Creative Commons license. To cover the cost of the publication process, all SpringerOpen journals and books charge an open access fee. To support the individual researchers in covering these costs, institutions can join our Open Access Membership Program which we offer together with BioMed Central. We currently have over 400 members in more than 45 countries.
SwePub – SwePub makes it possible to search among articles, conference papers, dissertations etc. published at Swedish universities and authorities. Use SwePub for an overview of what is published in your research area, to get titles in full text, abstracts and citations.
Wiley Open Access – A program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.