Category Archives: General

General Databases

pride

download webmasters   etext   marvin   here

The OAIster database

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.

The National Academies Press

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. The institutions served by the NAP are unique in their ability to attract leading experts in many fields to join panels and committees charged with providing policy advice on some of the nation’s most pressing scientific, technical, and health-related issues.

The Open Access Directory (OAD)

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them, use them for reference, and update them. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA. To see what we have, browse the table of contents below, browse the table of categories, or use the search box in near the upper right corner. To help the cause, just register and start editing. If you have any questions, see our help section or drop us a line.

Listing of Open Access DataBases (LOADB)

A large number of Government agencies, research institutions and academic institutions across the world create databases in various fields of science and technology. Today, many of these databases are available free on the World Wide Web through individual portals or websites of the respective organizations. Unfortunately, these databases are not separately classified. So a user upon searching on the Internet gets thousands and millions of hits and keeps on clicking the websites to find if there is a relevant database associated with any of the websites. It is a time- consuming process and due to the limitation of search engines, only a hundred sites can be checked at any given point in time. It leads to poor awareness and accessibility of freely available databases.

Registry of Open Access Repository

The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates and policies adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders that require or request their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository.

ROAD: the Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources  
ROAD, the Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources, is a service offered by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO. Launched as a beta version on 16th December 2013, ROAD will be developed during 2014 (extension of the coverage, additional features, etc.). ROAD provides free access to a subset of the ISSN Register (1.7 millions of bibliographic records, available on subscription). This subset comprises bibliographic records which describe scholarly resources in Open Access which have been assigned an ISSN by the ISSN Network: journals, conference proceedings, academic repositories, and (from 2014) monographic series.

RERO DOC   RERO DOC is the digital library of RERO, the Library Network of Western Switzerland, an institutional repository providing free access to the publication output of participating members of the RERO organization. Its collections include hundreds of books, journals, newspapers, theses, dissertations and partitions (sheet music), maps, and multimedia products. Users can select a site, a domain, an institution, a specific collection or a document type. Documents are in a number of different languages, the most dominant being French, followed by English. The site interface is available in English, French, German, and Italian.

The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP)   
The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates and policies adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders that require or request their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository.

BASE   
BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 90 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

Cornel University arXiv   
Open access to 1,194,758 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

Journals for Free  
Journals for Free is a directory of open access journals and journals with some kind of open access to their materials. Journals for Free has now more that 8,000 open access journals and plans to be the most complete list of its kind by December 2012, with 10000 titles: in the first phase, we will include all open access journals indexed in the most recognized reference databases (PubMed, Scopus and ISI Master databases); in a later phase, other journals will be added.

Pubmed  
PubMed comprises more than 26 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.

Taylor & Francis  
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge & Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business.

OceanDocs  
OceanDocs is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to collect, preserve and facilitate discovery and access to all research output from members of the ocean research and observation community and specifically their Ocean Data and Information Networks (ODINS). It is one of a number of complementary thematic digital marine and aquatic repositories including the Aquatic Commons, which is supported by the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC).

OpenAIRE  
50 partners, from all EU countries, and beyond, will collaborate to work on this large-scale initiative that aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data. The initiative brings together professionals from research libraries, open scholarship organisations, national e-Infrastructure and data experts, IT and legal researchers, showcasing the truly collaborative nature of this pan-European endeavor. A network of people, represented by the National Open Access Desks (NOADs), will organise activities to collect H2020 project outputs, and support research data management. Backing this vast outreach, is the OpenAIRE platform, the technical infrastructure that is vital for pulling together and interconnecting the large-scale collections of research outputs across Europe. The project will create workflows and services on top of this valuable repository content, which will enable an interoperable network of repositories (via the adoption of common guidelines), and easy upload into an all-purpose repository (via Zenodo).

Microsoft Academic Search  
Now you can discover more of what you need more quickly. Semantic search provides you with highly relevant search results from continually refreshed and extensive academic content from over 80 million publications.

SocioRePEc.org  
Papers Enrichment and Scholarly Communication over RePEc Data

Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World   
There is now an amazing number of economics institutions on the WWW. This is an attempt by Christian Zimmermann (Economic Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) to index them. Currently 13,650 institutions in 231 countries and territories are listed, and you can help adding more by sending an email to me (please provide the relevant address). Thanks to the many visitors to this page who have contributed to this list. Links are verified regularly, but I still appreciate notification of dead or moved servers.

IDEAS   
IDEAS the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 2,100,000 items of research, including over 1,900,000 that can be downloaded in full text. This site is part of a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics, RePEc, which includes bibliographic metadata from over 1,800 participating archives, including all the major publishers and research outlets. IDEAS is just one of several services that use RePEc data.

The Royal Society of Chemistry   
The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 43 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1,500 print books and a collection of online databases and literature updating services.

OAPEN (Open Access)   
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

Biomedicine journals  
We are an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals. Our journals span all areas of biology, medicine and health, including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Malaria Journal and BMC Infectious Diseases.

Online Reference: Open Access Databases   
Online Reference: Open Access Databases

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)   
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

eScholarship   
UC’s Open Access repository