Open Access Resources


Peer-Reviewed Open Access Resources (Always Freely Accessible)

  1. African Journal Archive: full-text journal articles published in Africa comprising of 700 issues and 150,000 pages of journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums, and professional research organizations in Africa.
  1. ArXiv: an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology.
  1. BioMed Central: eJournals in science and medicine. 
  1. CSIR Research Space: full text repository of research output of the CSIR.
  1. Elsevier Open Journals: eJournals for scientific, technical, and medical content.
  1. Hindawi Journals: Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences resources.
  1. In-Tech Books:  eBooks within the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine.
  1. Open Access Journal Publishing: latest African scholarly research.
  1. Open Access Publish in European Networks: academic eBooks in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  1. Open J-Gate: gateway to global journal literature in open access domain.
  1. OpenDOAR: directory of academic open access repositories.
  1. Oxford Open Journals: eJournals in humanities and social sciences.
  1. Sabinet African Journal Archive: African journal literature dating as far back as 1906, originating from a wide base of publishers and societies on the African continent
  1. Springer Open Books: eBooks covering all areas of science.
  1. Taylor & Francis Open Journals: eJournals across many research disciplines include the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine sectors.
  1. The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT): resources promoting the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education.
  1. Wiley Open Access: eJournals across many research disciplines including biology, chemical and health sciences.
  1. World Bank Open Data: includes World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators and Global Economic Monitor.
  1. WorldWideScience: gateway to global science information.


Freely Accessible Peer-Reviewed Resources During the Coronavirus Outbreak

  1. AccessMedicine COVID-19 Central: AccessMedicine channel for the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  1. Africansunmedia: specialist supplier of publishing, print and design services for the higher education market and the private sector.
  1. Cambridge University Press textbooks: teaching and learning resources across a wide range of disciplines.
  1. Cochrane: high-quality up-to-date systematic health related reviews and other synthesized research evidence to inform health decision making
  1. Directory of Open Access Books:  a searchable database of scientific eMonographs
  1. Directory of Open Access Journals:  a searchable database of scientific eJournals
  1. EBSCO Faculty Select: Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ from top academic publishers.
  1. Elsevier COVID-19 Clinical Toolkit: clinical resources and tools focused on the latest evidence-based practices for COVID-19 covering topics from symptom management to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing wellness.
  1. EpubBooks: classic English fiction eBooks collection of over the last four hundred years
  1. GeoScienceWorld:  comprehensive resources for researchers in the Earth Sciences
  1. Google Books: previews and full-text access to eBooks. Access to Full-text books is for books that are out of copyright or books which Google received permission from the publisher to reproduce. 
  1. Hathi Trust Digital Library Repository:  access to public domain and in-copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. 
  1. Internet Archive: Ebooks and texts containing a wide range of fiction, popular, children, historical and academic books and texts. 
  1. JSTOR Archive Journals In Public Health: topics addressed include Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Equity and the Culture of Health, Aging, Bioethics, and Health Promotion.
  1. Mason OER Metafinder: a real-time simultaneous search across 21 different open educational resources
  1. NCBI Bookshelf: eBooks and documents in life sciences and healthcare. 
  1. OAPEN Library: academic eBooks mainly in humanities and social sciences. 
  1. Ohio State University Press: monographs and linguistics eTextbooks
  1. Open Book Publishers:  ebooks and e-textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  
  1. Open Textbook Library: 700+ higher education eTextbooks
  1. PLOS (Public Library of Science): eJournals in science and medicine. 
  1. Project Gutenberg: first and largest single collection of free eBooks that are out of copyright in the United States. 
  1. Project Muse: eJournals and eBooks from university presses and scholarly societies. 
  1. Springer Nature eBooks: free access to a range of essential textbooks from all disciplines
  1. Wolters Kluwer Health Clarity: COVID-19 Resources & Tools (Coronavirus Resources)