Online Free Resources

Internet and its most used component WWW has turned into a biggest source of information with widest coverage and the fastest access. It is the most powerful tool for global communication and exchange of information.

Public Domain Subject Specialist


These are usually limited to a specific domain or subject area. The resources accessible through these gateways are reviewed, selected, evaluated and catalogued by information professionals or subject experts. Some examples are:


CogPrints, an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics, vision, learning, speech, neural networks), Philosophy (e.g., mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), Biology (e.g., ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory), Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurology, human genetics, Imaging), Anthropology (e.g., primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology), as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.


DMOZ : Open Directory Project

The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.


E-Print network

Provides access to electronic preprints available from diverse sites. It is a searchable gateway to preprint servers that deal with scientific and technical disciplines.



A freely available Internet service which aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for students, academics, researchers and practitioners in Science & Technology, Arts and Humanities Social Sciences, Health and Life Sciences.



The MathGuide is an Internet-based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in mathematics


Pinakes:A subject launchpad

As the Internet grows in size it becomes increasingly difficult to locate relevant material. The Pinakes is a compilation of Internet resources, which links to the major subject gateways.



Social Science Information System based at the University of Amsterdam.


Voice of the Shuttle

Made publicly accessible in 1995, this site began as an introduction to the Web for humanists. Its mission has been to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources in the humanities and associated disciplines.


Virtual Library

Catalog of Internet resources. Indexes cover a broad range of subject areas. Each entry within a subject area links to the appropriate Internet resource and is accompanied by a brief description and a relevancy ranking.



Yenza means “do it” is a guide to using the Internet for research and teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Also provide links to online resources relating to specific disciplines.



Electronic Journals are the journals published in electronic format, often available on the Internet.
Bioline International

It is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries.


BioMed Central It is a Publisher of more than 160 peer-reviewed open access journals.


Directory of Open Access Journals

There are now 2514 journals in the directory. Currently 747 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 124159 articles are included in the DOAJ service.


The Electronic Journals Library

Offers an effective use of both scientific and academic journals publishing full text articles in the internet.

http://rzblx1.uni- regensburg.de/ezeit/fl.phtml


It provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free


Free Medical Journals

Over the next few years, many important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet.


HighWire Press

A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1010 journals and 4,074,364 full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made 1,566,498 articles free. With our partner publishers we produce 71 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals.


Indian Academy of Science

The Academy, founded in 1934, aims at promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches. The Academy’s journals are ‘open access’ and full text is available as PDF files on each journal’s website. See the Publications page for links to the journals and other Academy publications.


Journal of Digital Information

First publishing papers in 1997, the Journal of Digital Information is an electronic-only, peer-reviewed journal covering the broad topics related to digital libraries, hypertext and hypermedia systems, and the issues of digital information.



An archive for the Internet list for new journals and newsletters available on the Internet .



It is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Launched in 2006, Open J-Gate is the contribution of Informatics (India) Ltd to promote OAI. Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online.


Public Library of Science

PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.



The Strategic Guide to Quality Information in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Psychology


Electronic Books

Electronic Books are electronic versions of printed books that can be viewed online via any PC connected to the Internet. It includes mostly the classics. Some public domain e-book resources are: Authorama Public Domain Books (Fiction)

Featuring completely free books from a variety of different authors, collected here for you to read online or offline. This site is regularly updated with new freeware stories.



Provides the best works of fiction from a wide range of classic authors; general reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, verses etc .



Offers more than 2,000 free classic texts, plus research works. In HTML format, readable by your web browser.


Free Books

A site which provides comprehensive web links on Best free Digital Libraries – Australia; Best free Digital Libraries – World; Other Free Australian Books; Other Free Book Sites/Pages in English; World – Other Languages, Regional and National; Individual Topics/Miscellaneous; Sacred Texts & Religion.


Internet Public Library

Over 20,000 free books available online. The Internet Public Library’s Mission Statement says: ” The Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. The IPL Online Texts Collection contains over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification”. For questions about the online texts collection, or how to search, please see their help page.


The Online Book Page

The Online Book Page by University of Pennsylvania Library has about 25000 e-books on different subjects.


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free e-books on the Internet. It is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or e-books. The collection consists of more than 20,000 e-books.


Read Print site

It is very useful for historians and lovers of literature, as this site contains mainly the classics. It offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.


Miscellaneous Electronic Resources

ArXiv e-Prints

Includes e-Print “preprints” in physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer sciences. From Cornell University with assistance from the National Science Foundation (USA), the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (USA) and the University of Adelaide (Australia). Formats include PDF, PostScript, and DVI.


Digital Library of Information Science and Technology:

DLIST A repository of electronic resources in Library and Information Science (LIS) and Information Technology (IT). Contains published and unpublished papers, data sets instructional and help materials, pathfinder , reports & bibliographies. So far in English only. User registration required to access some areas. In HTML or PDF.



ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES). What’s in ERIC – Bibliographic records of education literature plus a growing collection of full text Journals Indexed in ERIC – Alphabetical list covering 1966 to the present Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Links to digital theses/dissertations available in Australia, Canada, many European nations, Hong Kong, Taiwan &theUSA.



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