Bharat Padhe Online Open Educational Resources, a large number of national and international scholarly resources.
Open Access Resources are available in various forms and types such as audio books, e-databases, encyclopedias, electronic books, bibliographic databases, e- journals, Electronic Theses & Dissertations, Directories, e-print archives, digital repositories, open education resources, open access directories, open research data repositories, open text books, search engines, online patent datbases, standard sources, subject Gateways, open courseware, online open courseware, open access video resources, open educational learning resources, and rare books. All these resources are scholarly and useful to support our academic and research work and are available on the web. Most of these resources are free, can be accessed without any restrictions at the user end.
These resources enable you to access at CUG Library Open Access Resources platform.
- Read Without Limits Enjoy an unlimited number of books, audiobooks, magazines, and more.
- Agenda Web (100)
- Audio book Treasury
- Books Should Be Free (7,000)
- Educational Technology Clearinghouse (about 200 audio books)
- Free Classic Audiobooks (100+audio books)
- Gandhi Autobiography
- Learn Out Loud (3000)
- Librivox (9,000+audiobooks)
- Lit 2 Go
- Naropa Poetics Audio Archives (817)
- Podio Books (1000+)
- Project Gutenberg – ebooks (2000+audio books)
- Sugamya Pustakalaya
- Spoken Alexandria Project
- Storynory (Several hundreds of audio books)
- The Internet Archive (9,954)
- Thought Audio
- Voices in the Dark
High Throughput Experimental Materials Database
The mission of the High Throughput Experimental Materials Database (HTEM DB) is to enable discovery of new materials with useful properties by releasing large amounts of high-quality experimental data to public. The HTEM DB contains information about materials obtained from high-throughput experiments at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The High Throughput Experimental Materials (HTEM) database is a collection of more than 140,000 sample entries of data on inorganic thin-film materials for advanced energy research. The entries offer “details about the structural, chemical, and optoelectronic properties of the materials, and their synthesis conditions,”
List of web based open accessible Encyclopedia
- Encyclopedia Astronautica
- Encyclopedia of Mathematics
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- New World Encyclopedia
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences® (OEIS®)
more list of Internet Encyclopedias click here
Digital Library of India
DLI Initiated under the Million Books Project, digitized and hosted all the significant works published in India. Supported by Govt. of India.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
DOAB Provides an access to over 3000 e-books from more than 100 well-known publishers covering almost all disciplines.
Provides over 9327 academic peer-reviewed e-books, and other documents with links to the full text of the publication at the publisher website.
HathiTrust Digital Library
A collaborative electronic book repository supported by 60 academic and research libraries. It provides free access to books, serials, standards, theses, etc.
Internet Archive is nonprofit digital library providing the free public access to collection of digitized materials, including websites, music moving images and public domain books.
Million Book Project
A digitization project of books initiated by Carnegie Mellon University. It provides access to over 1.5 million e-books to the readers.
National Digital Library
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility
Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks, user can choose among free e-pub format books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Open Access database of chemistry resources at European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing full- text and access to over 58 million structures from hundreds of data sources owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
ChemSynthesis is a freely accessible database of chemicals. There are currently more than 40,000 compounds and more than 45,000 synthesis references in the database.
Civil Engineering Database (CEDB)
A free bibliographic database offering over 200,000 records of all publications by American Society of Civil Engineers.
This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science.
DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
DBLP Provides bibliographic information on Computer Science. Indexes more than 1 million articles and also it contains 10,000 links to home pages of Computer Scientists.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is a database provides access to over 1.6 million educational literature and resources.
Indian Science Abstracts
Indian Science Abstracts (ISA) is a bibliographical database published by NISCAIR.
IndMED - bibliographic database covering prominent peer reviewed 100 Indian medical journals bibliography.
PubMed is a database primarily of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics.
- BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
- Core: Connecting Repositories
- Google Patents
- Google Scholar
- Microsoft Academic Search
OpenDOAR is an authoritative worldwide directory of academic open access repositories and provides a quality-assured listing
ROAR is a searchable international Registry of Open Access Repositories indexing the creation, location and growth of open access institutional repositories and their contents.
Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP)
ROARMAP is a searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders.
Repository 66 Map
Repository 66 Map is a map of open access repositories. It shows worldwide open access digital repositories using data from ROAR and OpenDOAR.
SCOAP3 hosts open access articles published under the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3).
Bioline provides open access to quality research journals published in developing countries on biodiversity, environment, conservation and international development.
BioMed Central (BMC)
BioMed Central is an Open Access (OA) publisher and few of their journals cover Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry topics.
BMJ is an online open access journal dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas.
PLOS is a nonprofit open access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of journals and other scientific literature under an open content license.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free digital repository that archives publicly accessible full-text scholarly articles that have been published within the biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ online directory that indexes and provides access to 11,000 + high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals covering all disciplines.
Major Indian publishers journals under open access
- CSIR-NISCAIR Journals
- Indian Academy of Science
- Indian Council of Medical Research Journals
- Indian National Science Academy
- Indian Medlars Centre MedInd journals
- Sankhya: the Indian Journal of Statistics
- ADS SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
- AgEcon Search
- CERN Document Server
- Cryptology ePrint Archive
- ECS EPrints Repository
- E-prints Library and Information Science (E-LIS)
- Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive
- Open Archive HAL
- Organic Eprints
- RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
- CSIR Central
- Institutional Repository at Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
- Institutional Repository at Department of Science and Technology (DST)
- Science Central [Open Archive IR Harvester for DST and DBT]
Open Access Institutional Repositories (World Initiatives)
- Arxiv.org e-Print Archive
- Social Science Research Network
- Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
- Europe PubMed Central
- Research Papers in Economics
- CERN Document Server
- Virginia Tech University Digital Library and Archives
- University of California eScholarship Repository
- RRI Digital Repository
- European Variation Archive (EVA)
- NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
- UN Resources
- UNESCO: Open Access Publications
- UNDP Projects
- World Bank: Open Knowledge Repository
- Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB)
- To browse the list of recommended scientific data repositories click here
Open Access Textbooks
Open Access Textbooks is a FIPSE Grant Project to creating a model of open textbook and establish a state wide open textbook initiative.
Open SUNY Textbooks
This is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants.
EBSCO Open Dissertations
OpenDissertations.org is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs that brings an innovative approach to increasing traffic and discoverability of ETD research.
NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
NDLTD Contains metadata & full text of more than one million electronic theses and dissertations contributed by 125+ member universities & consortia. To visit the Global ETD Search - http://search.ndltd.org/
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
OPATD is an indexes theses and dissertations from well-known sources and provide direct link to the full text ETD.
PQDT OPEN: ProQuest Digital Theses
PQDT Open provides access to full text of theses submitted by the researcher himself under open access initiative with PQDT open.
A source for theses submitted to Indian universities, which includes biological sciences & engineering.
- Espacenet Patent Search
- FreePatentsOnline (FPO)
- Google Patents
- Indian Patent Search (IPAIRS)
- US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)
Open Geospatial Consortium
OGC(R) standards are technical documents that detail interfaces or encodings. Software developers use these documents to build open interfaces and encodings into their products and services.
Public Safety Standards of the Republic of India
Public.resource.org is open standards & codes on public safety, world trade and world peace on a noncommercial basis.
To browse the detailed Standards Resource Guide click here
- Chemdex: the Directory of Chemistry
- ChemWeb: a Chemistry Portal Central to Science
- Vifamath: the Virtual Library of Mathematics
- Wester Water Digital Library
- World Library of Science
- WWW Virtual Library
Here is a growing collection of open courseware
National Institutes and Universties
- CEC Learning Object Repository
- e-PG Pathshala
- National Repository of Open Educational Resources
- e-PG Pathshala
- SWAYAM Online Courses
- Swayam Prabha
- NPTEL Online Videos
- Spoken Tutorial
- E-Content/ MOOCS
International Institutes and Universties
- Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
- Harvard Online Learning
- Johns Hopkins Opencourseware
- MIT Open Courseware (OCW)
- Open Yale Courses
- SNU Open Courseware
- UK Open University Learning Space
- University of Saskatchewan: Open CourseWare
Online Open CourseWare
List of collections Open Access Video lectures.
- Academic Earth
- Engineering Tube
- Free Lecture Videos
- Khan Academy
- MIT TV
- Video Lecture. NET
TeacherTube is a free instructional and educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups shared by the teachers.
Commercial Publishers List of open access articles in their selected Journals.
- Elsvevier Open Access
- Royal Society Open Science
- RSC Gold Open Access
- SAGE Open
- ScienceDirect Open Access Journal
- Springer Open Access Journals
- Taylor and Francis Open Access
- Wiley Open Access
The MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.