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Open access resources

Academia is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research. Academics use to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow.



Open access to more than 1 million research articles in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.



Bielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines, especially for academic web resources. 


BMC (BiomedCentral)

Free access to biomedical research publications such as journal articles, current reports, and meeting abstracts.


BMJ Open

Open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small, specialist studies, and negative studies.



Archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.



Collabra: Psychology is a mission-driven Open Access (OA) journal from the University of California Press that shares not only the research it publishes, but also the value created by the psychology community during the peer-review process.


CORE (COnnecting REpositories)​

Aggregator for all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and made available.



World Bank Open Data. Free and open access to global development data.



More than 60 million pages from Dutch newspapers, books and magazines.



Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to ca. 9000 quality open access, peer-reviewed journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.


Elsevier Open Access Journals​

All articles in open access journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

A comprehensive database containing abstracts of journal articles, reports, curriculum guides, conference proceedings, etc. It covers all areas of education at all age and grade levels.



Multidisciplinary search engine for documents and artefacts from the European heritage institutions.


Google Scholar​

Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, patents, case laws, and technical reports from all broad areas of research.



A collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.


HighWire Press

HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science. 


Ingenta Open​

Open Access content is indexed on a variety of silos. In addition, much more open access content is stored in institutional repositories, putting it out of reach of the public or researchers not affiliated to that institution - so it is not truly "open" in terms of accessibility. Ingenta Open will provide a single source where as much Open Access content as possible is gathered together and searchable.


Journal of Digital Humanities

A comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features scholarship, tools, and conversations produced, identified, and tracked by members of the digital humanities community through Digital Humanities Now.



JURN is a unique search tool which helps you find free academic articles and books. JURN harnesses all the power of Google, but focusses your search through a hand-crafted and curated index.


NARCIS (National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System)​

NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.



Resource for the integrated discovery of open access, digital, primary source materials. Union catalogue of over 30 million records. Scholarly search engine indexing repositories.



Aggregate and index scholarly OA publications.



The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.


Open Humanities Press

OHP is an international community of scholars, editors and readers with a focus on critical and cultural theory. We promote open access scholarship in journals, books and exploring new forms of scholarly communication. We act on the principles of access, scholarship, diversity and transparency.


Open Science Framework (OSF)​

OSF Preprints allows for a search of content hosted on the OSF and across several other preprint servers to make discovering work easy.



First multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. Access to thousands of journals from hundreds of disciplines, in one central location.


PLoS One​

PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine.


PMC (PubMed Central)​

Full-text repository of deposited medical literature. Free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.



A platform dedicated to making early versions of research outputs available, including

original research articles and reviews.



ResearchGate is the professional network for scientists and researchers. It helps researchers connect and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise.



Directory of Open Access scholarly resources (from ISSN registry).


Sage Pure Gold Open Access Journals

SAGE Pure Gold Open Access Journals is a collection of journals on human medicine and biomedical science. All articles published in the journals provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons licence. All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed retaining the quality hallmarks of the academic publishing

process that authors would experience in publishing in any traditional SAGE journal.



ScienceOpen is a free network for rewarding and encouraging Open Science practices. Search and discover relevant research in over 26 million Open Access articles and article records.



Preprint archive for the Social Sciences.



SpringerOpen journals are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work. 


SSRN (Social Science Research Network)​

Preprint server. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.


Taylor & Francis Open Journals​

Taylor & Francis publish high quality, rigorously peer-reviewed open access (OA) research across all disciplines.



Academic publications by UvA authors. UvA-DARE contains articles, books, chapters, PhD dissertations, reports and inaugural lectures of UvA staff. The publications, for which a digital copy is available, are deposited and archived in the UvA's Digital Academic Repository (UvA-DARE). In addition to the bibliographic details, you will find an increasing number of full-text electronic publications in UvA-DARE.

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