3.1 Gathering data

3.1.4 List of academic sources

If you are looking for a place to start your research, you may find a gateway, portal or point of access on one of these sites below. As you can see there are many free services available on the Internet. Use them wisely! 

Open Access Journals, Open Access Repositories

  1. Cornell University Library (Academic papers, sciences, maths and statistics)
  2. DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
  3. First Monday: peer reviewed journal on the Internet (Academic articles, but often one of interest and relevant).
  4. Gateway for free e-journals
  5. Institutional Repository Search
  6. Japan Library 
  7. Library of Congress
  8. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
  9. Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE)
  10. Open Access Search Engines and Bibliographies
  11. Open Access Theses and Dissertations
  12. OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
  13. PeerJ (Biological and medical sciences)
  14. PLOS One (OpenAccess science journals)
  15. Redalyc: Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal Science Information System (Hundreds of scientific journals arbitrated from 22 Latin America countries indexed on Redalyc. Many of the papers and articles are published in English, as well as those in Portuguese and Spanish.)
  16. Science Direct (Sponsored by Elsevier publishing house: offers a number of Elsevier Open Access journals; also offers a number of its older journals for free, and also individual articles from other journals.)
  17. ScientificCommons.org - The Open Access Search Engine
  18. Sci-Hub (a 'back door' to many scientific articles. 
  19. SHERPA: Search all UK Repositories
  20. Springer Open (Sponsored by Springer publishing house: offers a number of Springer Open Access journals; also offers a number of its older journals for free, and also individual articles from other journals.)
  21. UPLB Journals Online
  22. Wikipedia list of academic databases and search engines
  23. Wiley Online Library
  24. Wiley Open Access Journals

E-books / e-textbooks

  1. Bartleby
  2. Bibliomania
  3. Bookboon
  4. Books Should Be Free
  5. Classical Chinese Literature (Chinese)
  6. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
  7. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources - open textbooks
  8. Digital Public Library of America
  9. Directory of Open access Books 
  10. ebooks@Adelaide
  11. Europeana
  12. Feedbooks
  13. Internet Archive
  14. The Literature Network
  15. Manybooks
  16. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)
  17. The Online Books Page
  18. Open Library
  19. Openstax College
  20. Open Textbook Library
  21. The Orange Grove: Florida's Digital Repository
  22. Project Gutenberg
  23. Project Gutenberg: Partners, Affiliates and Resources
  24. Projekti Lönnrot (Finish and Swedish)
  25. Springer Open (Sponsored by Springer publishing house: offers a number of Springer Open Access books.)
  26. The Public Domain Review
  27. Wolne Lektury (Polish)
  28. World Public Library

Don't forget:

  1. Amazon - Look Inside the Book feature
  2. Google Books
  3. Google Scholar