OPEN and Free Resources

  • Books, Chapters, Journals, Articles and more

    AURA The University of Aberdeen institutional repository provides full-text access to the University’s research outputs

    BASE A search engine for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 150 million documents from more than 7,000 sources

    CORE An aggregate database of all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide

    F1000 Research OA platform An open research publishing platform for the sciences offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs

    JSTOROpen and free content on JSTOR and Artstor, a not-for-profit multidisciplinary digital platform

    Knowledge Unlatched KU facilitates open access publishing and makes scholarly content freely available to everyone

    OpenAire One of the largest open scholarly record collections worldwide

    Open Community Collections from Jisc feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives

    Open Humanities Press Access to peer-reviewed journals and books published by the Press

    Open Knowledge The official open access repository for the World Bank

    UCL Press Launched in 2015 UCL Press is the UK’s first open-access university press publishing both high-quality books and journals

  • Directory of Open Access Books DOAB aims to promote the discoverability of open access books and provides access to many titles from academic publishers

    OAPEN Online Library A collection of open access books

    Open Book Publishers As well as publishing in traditional formats Open Book Publishers provide free online editions of every title in various formats

  • Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals

    Open Library of Humanities OLH is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed journals

  • DART DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses

    EThOS Search over 500,000 doctoral theses via the British Library and get instant access to digitised theses or scanned copies at no charge from participating institutions

    PQDT Open Read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

  • WEXWEX is the Legal Information Institute's free legal dictionary and encyclopedia. This site offers a free legal dictionary that defines important legal terms. It is a good resource when getting started with a new legal topic. Dictionary Justia also offers a legal dictionary that is both searchable and browsable by major legal topics.

    NOLO This legal encyclopedia offers articles on a wide range of practice areas including Bankruptcy, Disability Law, Family Law, IP, Real Estate and Finance.

    Findlaw Legal Dictionary

    The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.