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Open and Free Journals, Books, Theses and Dissertations, and Primary Sources


ACS Publications Editor’s Choice: List of peer-reviewed research articles from ACS journals selected by ACS editors and made available for free.

BioMed Central: Open Access scholarly journals in biosciences.

BMJ Open: Open access articles on medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas.

Digital Commons Network: Full text access to journals.

NIMH: An extensive and growing collection of our NIMH's statistics on the prevalence, treatment and costs of mental disorders; includes sections on mental health-related disability and on suicide.

Oxford Open: List of fully open access journals in science.

Philpaper: Open access archive in philosophy.

PLoS: Public Library of Science: Open access scientific and medical literature.

PubMed: Large biomedical database maintained by the National Library of Medicine.

Sage Open: Open access journal with original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities.


FlatWorld KnowledgeYou can browse a catalog of over 100+ open access textbooks. Textbooks can be customized.

Folger Digital Texts: A digital collection of Shakespeare's works.

FreeBookSpot: An online source of free ebooks in particularly in science, engineering, programming and fiction.

ManyBooks: A digital library of more than 29,000 ebooks on various topics.

Open Library: A digital library of over 100,000 ebooks including classic literature.

Project Gutenberg: A digital library of over 45,000 free ebooks.

Free eBooks: The Ultimate Guide: Guide to collections of free eBooks.

Open Educational Resources Commons: Searchable open access repository

Theses and Dissertations

Digital Commons Network: Full-text access to 125,000 theses and dissertations.

Dissertations and Theses (PQDT Open): Full text, open access dissertations and theses in all academic disciplines from ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing.

ETD Center - OhioLINK: Full-text electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from several universities and colleges across Ohio have been deposited in the Center, which makes the ETDs freely available to all.  You can search by subject (e.g. occupational therapy) or granting university.

NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: An international collaborative effort, the NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations, and promotes open access publishing of these documents.

Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations: An index of 1.5 ETDs. OATD stores the first 30 pages of the documents, not the full text.

Open thesis: A free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents from around the world.

Worldwide ETD Index: A global index of freely available electronic theses and dissertations, provided by major ETD collections around the world. Search by author, title, and abstract information.  It does not search the full text of the ETDs.

Primary Sources

American Memory American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Civil Rights Documentation Project - A Mississippi site which includes transcripts of oral history interviews, a civil rights timeline, and bibliography.

The Historical Text Archive The oldest and one of the most important meta-history archives.

The World Digital Library (WDL) The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.


Emily Dickinson Archive The Archive features high-resolution images of manuscripts (drafts and finished poems) of Emily Dickinson.


Writer's Web A comprehensive resource for writing students. Topics include Writing in the Disciplines, First Drafts,  Focusing/Connecting Ideas,  Sentence Structure and Mechanics, Clarity and Style, Analysis and Argument, etc.