BePress Digital Repository – the originator of Digital Commons, BePress (Berkeley Electronic Press) makes it possible for academic institutions to develop repositories of scholarly works. Search the entire Digital Commons Network containing more than a million documents from over 330 institutions.
Caltech Collection of Open Digital Archives (CODA) - university institutional repository of scholarly materials including: electronic theses, technical reports, books, conference papers, and oral histories from the Caltech archives.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - "From the Library of Congress, digitized newspapers from 1836-1922 can be browsed and searched by state, keyword or advanced search. Additional links are available to a newspaper title directory for publications from 1690 – present.
DeepBlue - University of Michigan's institutional repository of scholarly documents produced by UM faculty and graduate across a range of subject areas, with more than 24,000 full-text documents in Health Sciences.
Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard - "A central, open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty and the broader research community at Harvard."
Digital Commons Network - brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.
Digital Public Library of America - brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, subject, and partner.
Directory of DSpace Libraries – DSpace is a open access platform for developing and managing an institutional repository of digital documents, images, and multimedia. Hundreds of universities around the world use DSpace, as well as many other types of institutions. On this directory page, you can search for a repository or browse by location or type of institution. Top universities include MIT, Cambridge, Harvard and more.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – an online index of more than 9,000 open access journals from 13 countries. Many journals are peer-reviewed. Journals and articles can be browsed or searched by keyword or advanced search options.
Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) - "Web searchers can easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet. EISIL has been designed as an open database of authenticated primary and other materials across the breadth of international law, which until now have been scattered in libraries, archives and specialized web sites."
eScholarship - Searches the eScholarship Repository (working papers, research, technical reports, etc.) of the University of California.
HathiTrust Digital Library - HathiTrust makes the digitized collections of some of the nation’s great research libraries available for all.HathiTrust has partnerships with over 90 institutions providing more than a million open access.
ISI Highly Cited - "This freely accessible Web site gives research professionals working in a variety of occupations an invaluable tool to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades."
JournalTOCs - This free table of contents searching service by JournalTOC searches over 24,000 scholarly journal table of contents allowing you to find recent and authoritative information on your search topic. When you find a citation for a useful article, use NCU Library’s Find a Resource to see if we subscribe to this publication and to view the full text, or submit an Interlibrary Loan request.
JSTOR – provides access to “hundreds of thousands of articles in the public domain” in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Medicine. To search effectively, select Search and select “include only content I can access.”
OAIster – hosted by OCLC, who also maintains Wordcat.org, this database is a cooperative open library catalog of over 30 million records from more than 1,500 sources. Users can use advanced search features to search open access resources in full-text through this one, easy to use search interface.
Open Book Publishers - founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge, Open Book Publishers publishes monographs and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences. All books are available to read for free online.
OpenDOAR – directory of academic open access repositories. Also provides a feature to search across repositories’ content.
Project Gutenberg - "Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks." The database contains millions of copyright free books and speeches, all available for free download.
Social Science Open Access Repository (SSSOAR) - SSOAR collects electronic full texts from the domain of the Social Sciences and makes these texts available according to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) – open repository of abstracts for working papers and forthcoming publications in all areas of social sciences, with an Electronic Paper Collection of full-text documents. Organized by Research Network subject areas for browsing or searching.