Welcome to Open Access Databases

Please find below links to freely available academic databases. Please remember that it is always important to evaluate information to ensure that it is trustworthy. For more information on evaluating information please view our relevant guide.

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JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. JSTOR helps you explore a wide range of scholarly content through a powerful research platform.

The Directory of Open Access Journals Online (DOAJ)

The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals. Today, the independent database contains ca. 12000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.


Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform. Covering more than 600 academic disciplines, Frontiers is one of the largest and highest-cited publishers in the world.

Open Access Journals Search Engine

An Open Access Journal Directory produced in India. You can browse open access journals by subject and gain access to full text content for each of the journals listed.


CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all.

OMICS International Open access journals

OMICS International is an organization that amalgamates Open Access Publications and International science events for the benefit of the global scientific community. OMICS International publishes scholarly journals that can be easily accessed online without paying any subscription charges.


CogPrints is an electronic archive for self-archive papers in many academic disciplines including Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Neurology and numerous other subjects.

OER Commons

OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. This repository has a mix of content types including presentations, books and videos.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Open Access These and Dissertations

Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.

Social Science Research Network

SSRN´s eLibrary provides 894,681 research papers from 434,703 researchers across 30 disciplines.