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Open Access Resources

• Consortium for Educational Communication
• Directory of Open Access Repositories
• eGyanKosh (IGNOU)
• Library of Congress
• National Digital Library of India
• National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
• NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository
• NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams
• Parliament Digital Library
• The British Library
• UNESCO Library
• Virtual Library
• World Digital Library

• Access to Global online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
• Bioline international – Open Source Journals and Online Resources Directories News and guide to scientific information on the Web
• Brill Open E-Journals Collection
• Cambridge University Press: Open Access – Open Access journals from Cambridge University Press.
• CIMMYT : an international Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre
• Directory of Open Access Journals
• EPW (Economic and Political Weekly)
• European Scientific Co-operative on Phytotherapy – European Phytojournal – free online
• Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
• Free Medical Journals
• Free On-line Chemistry journals
• Free scholarly electronic journals: an annotated webliography
• Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
• HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free full-text peer-reviewed content
• Hindawi – Open Access Journals
• Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)
• International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
• Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
• Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
• National Preservation Office – NPO ejournals
• Nature Precedings – Preprint server for the Life Science community.
• Nature Publishing Group – Open Acess Journals
• Nutrition Bytes – Free fulltext
• OMICS Publishing Group – Open Access Journals
• Open Access Library (OALIB) – Free Access to 263,388 Academic Articles
• Open Science Directory – Developed by EBSCO and the Hasselt University Library
• Palgrave Macmillan – Open Access Journals
• Parivartan Quarterly E-Patrika (Hindi online Magazine)
• Physics related free access journals
• Public Library of Science – premier open-access journals in Biology and Medicine
• Publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed Open Access Journals
• SAGE Open Subject Collections
• Science and Education Publishing (SciEP) is a multidisciplinary open access publisher of 85 Journals
• Social Science Research Network (SSRN) – Worldwide dissemination of social science research.
• SPIE Journals (Open Access)
• Springer Open gives you free access in Science, Technology and Medicine.
• Taylor & Francis Online :: Open Journals
• The African Journal Archive
• University of Tennessee – Research Guides – Citation Formats and Style Manuals, Databases and other e-resources collection.
• Wiley Open Access Journal

• 4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming ebooks.
• Arts & Photography Audio books
• Baen Free Library is an online library of downloadable science fiction novels.
• Biographies & Memoirs
• Blue Portal provides ebooks in various subjects
• Book Yards is a web portal which contains books, education materials, information etc.
• Brill Open E-Book Collection
• Business & Investing
• Computers Science & Internet
• Darwin Online
• Directory of Open access Books
• eBookLobby containing collection of various subjects.
• Engineering & Technology
• Entertainment & Games
• Free Book Spot is an online source of free ebooks download with 4485 Titles in various subjects
• Free Computer Books consists of a huge collection of free online Computer, Programming, Mathematics, Technical Books
• Free Tech Books lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes
• Free EBooks
• Globusz is a unique ePublishing house, specializing in free eBook downloads
• Gutenberg- more than 20,000 public domain books that are out of copyright and also world’s greatest fiction available.
• Health, Mind & Body
• Historical Mathematics Collection• History
• Humanities
• Know Free is a web portal where users are able to exchange freely e-books, video training and other materials for educational purposes and self-practice
• Law
• Literature & Fiction
• Many Books of ebooks in various subjects
• Mathematics
• Medical Science Books
• Nonfiction
• Online Books for children
• Online Computer Books contains details about free computer books
• Online Free EBooks provides various subject ebooks
• Open Book Publishers – Publishing open access academic books in the humanities and social sciences.
• Books on Outdoors & Nature
• Books on Pure Science
• Books of Religion & Spirituality
• Snip Files offers you free ebooks and software
• Springer Open books
• The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
• The Online Books Page is a Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
• The Public Library and Digital Archive
• Topics like biography, fiction, games, history or tutorials etc.
• Tourism & Travel
• UNESCO : Open Access Publications

• Newspapers of worldwide

• Australian Patent Office
• Canadian
• Ekaswaa – all Indian patent documents Search
• European Patent
• FreePatentsOnline.com – A simple patent search database, freepatentsonline.com offers to chemical researchers a unique way of searching for patent documents.
• French Patent Office
• German Patent Office
• Govt. of India’s Patents Website
• Greek Industrial Property Organisation
• Hong Kong Patent Office
• Indian Patent design and trademark office
• Indian Patent Information Retrieval System (IPIRS)
• Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO)
• Internet sites for patent search
• Irish Patent Office
• Korean Intellectual Property Office
• Malaysian Intellectual Property Division
• New Zealand Patent Office
• Patent Facilitating Centre
• Patent information centres (PATLIB)
• Patent Lens – A worldwide, open-access, free full-text patent informatics resource.
• Russian Patent Office
• Singaporean Patent Office
• Swedish Patent Office
• Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property
• Thai
• UK Intellectual Property Office
• United States
• World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

• Cambridge Dictionaries Online
• Foreign Language Dictionary-French
• Foreign Language Dictionary-Spanish
• Librarian’s Index to the Internet
• Merriam-Webster
• One Look Dictionaries
• Sahapedia – An open Encyclopedia on Indian Culture and Heritage
• Scholarpedia
• Subject Dictionary-Business/Finance
• Subject Dictionary-Library and Information Science
• Subject Dictionary-Medical Science
• Subject Dictionary-Science
• Subject Dictionary-Technology
• Wikipedia

• DART-Europe E-theses Portal
• Competitive E-magazine (Pratyogitha Darpan & Success Mirror)
• digitalLEARNING: Learning Through ICTs
• eGov
• National Chemical Laboratory Pune (Theses full text free).
• Free ezines: offers 22 free magazines in different subject categories
• Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter
• Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
• Open Access ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT Open)
• Shodhganga – ETD Repository of Indian Universities- INFLIBNET initiative

• Free online games
• More than 5000 free games
• Movies
• Puzzles, adventure games, sports, fun games and multiplayer games
• Thousands of free online flash games including puzzles, action and arcade games

Government Sites
• Election Commission of India
• Govt. of India
• Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre
• Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
• Parliament of India
• Planning Commission
• Rajbhavan (Tamil Nadu)
• Supreme Court of India
• University Grants Commission (UGC)
• World Bank Data (Data, Reports etc.)

Library Associations and Libraries
• American Library (Chennai)
• American Library Association
• Austrian National Library
• Biblioteca Nacional – Brasil
• Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
• Bibliothque Nationale
• British Council Library – India
• British Library
• Central Reference Library (Kolkata)
• E-Prints in Library and Information Science
• European Library
• German National Library
• Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres
• International Federation of Library Association
• Libdex is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links.
• Library and Archives Canada
• Library and Information Science, Digital Library, Online Journals
• National and University Library in Zagreb
• National and University Library of Iceland
• National and University Library Slovenia
• National Central Library (Florence)
• National Diet Library – Japan
• National Library of Australia
• National Library of Belarus
• National Library of China
• National Library of Colombia
• National Library of Estonia
• National Library of France
• National Library of India
• National Library of Ireland
• National Library of Jamaica
• National Library of Latvia
• National Library of Malaysia
• National Library of New Zealand
• National Library of Nigeria
• National Library of Peru
• National Library of Poland
• National Library of Portugal
• National Library of Scotland
• National Library of Singapore
• National Library of Spain
• National Library of Sweden
• National Library of the Argentine Republic
• National Library of the Netherlands
• National Library of The Republik of Indonesia
• National Library of Uzbekistan
• National Library of Wales
• National Research Centre for free/Open Source Software
• National Taiwan Library
• Royal Library Albert I
• Royal Library of Belgium
• Russian State Library
• Slovak National Library
• Swiss National Library
• The British Library – ejournals
• The Helsinki University Library
• The National Library of Korea
• The National Library of Norway
• The National Library of the Czech Republic
• The Royal Library

Fellowships and Scholarships
• Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
• Fellowships and Scholarships
• National Scholarships
• Scholarship Positions
• United States – India Educational Foundation

• e-PG Pathshala
• MIT OpenCourseWare
• Moocs Online Courses
• Swayam
• Utah State OpenCourseWare

Useful Websites
• JournalTOCs – Largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents
• The Civil Service India is a website dedicated to the Civil Services Exam.
• WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.





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