Free Online Resources


AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its co-operators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century. Coverage: 1978-present.
American Medical Association (AMA)

The American Medical Association provides ten scientific journals without charge to developing nations. The titles include The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); Archives of Dermatology; Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery; Archives of General Psychiatry; Archives of Internal Medicine; Archives of Neurology; Archives of Ophthalmology; Archives of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery; Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Archives of Surgery.
Bioline International

Bioline International is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing access to quality research journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity. 18 peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
BMJ Journals

Free access to the electronic version of the British Medical Journal Publishing Group’s 28 specialist journals now including Evidence-based journals. These are freely accessible to anybody in the 100 poorest countries in the world. Users should follow the standard subscription procedure as the BMJ subscription system will automatically recognize the origin of access.

Over 550,000 bibliographic records, including 220,000 full text documents in particle physics and related areas. Covers preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, and much more.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Developed by Lund University Libraries and supported by the Information Program of the Open Society Institute along with SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. The directory contains information about 350 open access journals, i.e. quality controlled scientific and scholarly electronic journals that are freely available on the web. The service will continue to grow as new journals are identified.
Electronic Journals Library

The Electronic Journals Library is a service offered by the University Library of Regensburg to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the Internet. At 1 January 2004 it contained 12,979 titles, among them 1319 online-only journals, covering all subjects, of which 3358 journals can be read full-text free-of-charge.
HighWire Press

Sources of free On-Line full text articles and journals HighWire Press work with scholarly societies and responsible publishers to host their content online. They do not own the material, nor do they set the journals’ policies. HighWire contains over 439,456 free full-text articles as of January 2003.
IMF eLibrary

IMF eLibrary provides full text access to financial reports and statistics covering in depth analysis on the financial crisis, development, macroeconomics, poverty reduction, trade and agriculture. It can be a very useful resource for the Center of Public Policy and Governance.
IOP Science

IOP Science is an online service for journal content published by IOP Publishing. IOPscience embraces innovative technologies to make it easier for researchers to access scientific, technical and medical content. IOP Science has been designed to make it easy for researchers to discover relevant content and manage their research information.
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 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 aims to have all of its journals covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus indexing systems.
Project Guttenberg

This project digitizes books which are in the public domain and puts them online free of charge. It was founded in 1971 and has so far published 7,500 e-books.
Public Library of Science

PLOS publishes a suite of influential journals across all areas of science and medicine. Articles from authors early in their careers to Nobel laureates are rigorously reported, peer-reviewed and 100% Open Access—immediately available, free of restrictions promoting the widest readership and impact.
Scientific Electronic Library Online

The Scientific Electronic Library Online – SciELO is an electronic library covering a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals.

The UNESCO catalog lists over 100,000 UNESCO documents and provides access to the full text.
World Development Source (World Bank)

World Development Sources (WDS) is a web based text search and retrieval system which contains a collection of over 6,000 World Bank reports most of which are scanned and are available in imaged format, which you can access via a web browser and search through a multi-field search engine. These include Project appraisal reports, Economic and Sector Works, Evaluation reports, studies and working papers.