Open Access Sources

arXiv- Cornell University

Open access to 936,435 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

BAILII: British & Irish Legal Information Institute

Bailii provides free internet access to primary legal materials from Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 240 million documents from more than 8,000 content providers. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

Bentham Open- Bentham Science

BENTHAM OPEN publish over 230 peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.

Bioline International

Bioline International is a pioneer in the provision of open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity.

BioMed Central (BMC)

BioMed Central is an independent "Open Access" publishing house "committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research".


BioOne Complete is BioOne's aggregation of more than 180 high quality, subscribed and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Nearly three-quarters of the aggregation's titles are ranked by Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports, and 45% are available online exclusively through BioOne participation. This resource is partially Open Access.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library  is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

De Gruyter Open

De Gruyter Open (formerly Versita) is one of the world’s leading publishers of open access scientific content.

Directory of Open Access Books - DOAB

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books.

Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ

DOAJ covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages.

DovePress - Open Access

Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held UK company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.

EUR-Lex - European Union (EU)

EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. Here you can consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.

Firenze University Press Journals

Firenze (Florence) University Press is dedicated to provide Open Access to Journals in Humanities and Sciences.

InTech Open

InTechOpen is a reading platform which serves as a digital home for an ever growing number of 500 books and over 8,000 scholarly articles and chapters published by InTech.

International Telecommunications Union Standards

The main products of ITU-T are normative Recommendations. Recommendations are standards that define how telecommunication networks operate and interwork. ITU-T Recommendations are non-binding, however they are generally complied with due to their high quality and because they guarantee the interconnectivity of networks and enable telecommunication services to be provided on a worldwide scale.

Irish Statutes - The Government of Ireland

The database comprises Acts of the Oireachtas, Statutory instruments and the Legislation Directory from 1922 to the present day

JSTOR (Ireland Collection)

The Ireland Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of over 75 journals and other materials. The collection includes titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. The content is international in scope but has a rich focus on Ireland.

Karger Open Access

This database contains 19 Open Access journals published by Karger. Since 2007, Karger Open Access has served the academic community with an increasing number of fully Open Access biomedical journals and articles. All Karger Open Access publications are immediately accessible online free of charge to readers worldwide, published under a Creative Commons license.

MDPI, the website of the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, is a platform for peer-reviewed, scientific open-access journals operated by MDPI AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. MDPI publishes over 110 open access electronic journals in diverse disciplines.

Oxford Journals Open Access

OUP has been publishing OA content since 2004.


PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Royal Society Journal Archive - Royal Society Publishing

The Royal Society's world-famous historical journal archive – which includes the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal – has been made permanently free to access online.

SCOAP3 Repository 

SCOAP3 stands for Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. All articles funded by SCOAP3 appear in the SCOAP3 repository upon publication.


TheScientificWorldJOURNAL (TSWJ) is foremost an online scientific journal serving the research community with a forum for original research and reviews.

World Bank (The)

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.This is an Open Access database. Click on the "Data Catalog" under the main picture to access all the indicators published by the World Bank.

World Trade Organisation

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.