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Open Access Databases

BioMed Central | The Open Access Publisher

BioMed Central publishes 265 peer-reviewed open access journals.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine): Standardsuche

BASE represents a strategic project of Bielefeld University Library. Main aspects are:

Employment of computational linguistic methods for automated classification of OAI meta data within the framework of the DFG funded project "Automatic enhancement of OAI metadata by means of computational linguistics methodology and development of services for a content-based integration of repositories". More information about the project.
Establishment of a service for the provision of aggregated and normalised OAI meta data
Enhancing the identification of open access documents

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

An open access resource hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin.




CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from many Open Access repositories

Online resources for secondary schools - UQ Library Guides at University of Queensland Library

Links to free resources for secondary school students including websites, databases and ebooks, provided by the UQL Cyberschool

PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 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.

HighWire Free Online Full-text Articles

as of 8/6/14: (List limited to journals published online with the assistance of HighWire Press) Free Online Full-text Articles HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth! As of 8/6/14, we are assisting in the online publication of2,361,458 free full-text articles and 7,284,855 total articles.

Mission - World Digital Library

The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

SAGE Open Medicine

SAGE Open Medicine seeks to be one of the world's premier Open Access outlets for medical academic research. As such, SAGE Open Medicine does not limit content due to page budgets or thematic significance. Papers will be subjected to rigorous peer review but will be selected solely on the basis of whether the research is sound and deserves publication.




JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR currently includes more than 2,000 academic journals and currently makes more than 1,300 journals available for online reading with a free account.

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

National Center for Biotechnology Information

In response to many requests from dbGaP users to simplify and streamline the data access request process while respecting patient consent, dbGaP staff have identified "General Research Use" individuals from different studies and created a collection that allows users to access data on these individuals through a single access request.



OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors.

OpenDOAR - Search Contents of Open Access Repositories

Search facility for the content of the open access repositories listed in the OpenDOAR directory.

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Science Journals | List of Peer-reviewed Science Journals Online | Open Access | OMICS Group

OMICS Group International publishes 350 online Peer-reviewed open access scholarly scientific journals.

Nova Home - Australian Academy of Science

Nova, brought to you by the Australian Academy of Science and various sponsors, looks at the science behind the headlines. Nova's goal is to provide accessible scientific information that will help to remove confusion surrounding complex science questions featured in the news.
Excellent information with links to other published scientific articles

Nature Databases and Gateways

Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop

PubMed CentralĀ® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

ScienceDirect Browse titles in journals and book content