Open Access Resources

Open Access DatabasesBack
Name of Resource Type of Resource Introduction
1 University of Tasmania Institutional repository Institutional Depository The Open Access Repository provides services for open access and discovery of University of Tasmania and Tasmanian publications and digital library collections. It contains digitized University of Tasmania theses, special and rare materials, and other material relevant to the teaching and research interests of the University of Tasmania community and the world.
2 HKUST Institutional Repository Institutional Depository The Hongkong University of Science and Technology Institutional Repository collects, preserves, and disseminates the scholarly output created by the HKUST community. All documents deposited are openly accessible on the Internet. It also indexes researchers' scholarly publications and provides a Scholar Profile interface for HKUST faculty members to showcase their publications, bibliometrics, research interests and projects.
3 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich) Institutional Depository The Research Collection is ETH Zurich's repository for publications and research data.The Research Collection provides a comprehensive database of scholarly publications produced at ETH Zurich. The Research Collection provides a publication platform and digital archive for all types of research output. 
4 DSpace@MIT Institutional Depository DSpace@MIT is a growing collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses, and more. End-user downloads of the items regularly exceed one million per month
5 Open Access Theses and Dissertations Theses and dissertations Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) is the resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,113,292 theses and dissertations.
6 International Water Association (IWA) Journal articles and books International Water Association (IWA) spreads knowledge about the world’s most valuable resource – water. It is committed to the rapid and global dissemination of Journal articles and books through Open Access to contribute to the advancement of key water-related research.
7 Engineering Conferences International (ECI) Full-text articles Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines. The ECI Digital Archives electronically publishes presented papers, peer-reviewed articles, and other materials (presentations, data sets, video files, etc.) associated with ECI conferences.
8 BioMed Central Full-text journal articles BioMed Central(BMC),a pioneer of open access publishing,has an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, specialist journals such as Malaria Journal and Microbiome, and the BMC series.
9 Free Medical Journals Full-text journal articles The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet, providing unrestricted access to scientific medical knowledge.
10 PMC(PubMed Central) Full-text journal articles PubMed Central(PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
11 PLOS Journal articles PLOS was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
12 SCOAP3 Full-text journal articles All articles funded by SCOAP3 appear in the SCOAP3 repository upon publication, alongside the publishers’ own platforms. Articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. 
13 INSPIRE Full-text journal articles INSPIRE is the High Energy Physics information system. It combines the SPIRES database content, curated at DESY, Fermilab and SLAC, with the Invenio digital library technology developed at CERN. INSPIRE is run by a collaboration of CERN, DESY, Fermilab, IHEP, and SLAC, and interacts closely with HEP publishers,, NASA-ADS, PDG, HEPDATAand other information resources.and provides a vision for information management in other fields of science.
14 HighWire Full-text journal articles HighWire provides journals published online with the assistance of HighWire Press, and is an archive of free full-text science. As of 2015, HighWire has assisted in the online publication of 2,434,604 free full-text articles and 7,659,003 total articles. There are 4 sites with free trial periods, and 84 completely free sites.
15 Diagnostic Imaging Full-text articles Diagnostic Imaging is online content where people can receive the latest in medical insights for Diagnostic Imaging articles.