1 | British Library for Development Studies Digital Library


Full-text copies of developing country research from the shelves of the British Library for Development Studies(BLDS). These publications have been made available online to a global audience through partnership agreements between BLDS and research institutes in Africa and Asia.


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2 | Aeronautics E-Books


Looking for documents providing history and context for the work done in aeronautics research? Wondering what resources are available for your business in science and technology information?\r\n\r\nThis section provides links to a variety of reference materials related to aeronautics research at NASA.


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3 | Africa Portal Library


The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The Africa Portal offers a range of features including a Digital Library and an Experts Directory. The library holds over 5000 digital documents including research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs. The entire repository is open access, equipped with a sophisticated search function and available for free, full-text download. The material for the library has been provided by Content Partners of the Africa Portal who benefit from wider dissemination of their research to a global community.


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4 | Cochrane Library


The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions.


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5 | College Open Textbooks


The College Open Textbooks Collaborative, a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and other two-year colleges. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that support for authors opening their resources, and other services.


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6 | Directory of Open Access Books


The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.


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7 | DiVA


Centralized archive of a joint group of Scandinavian universities. Includes full-text theses, dissertations and other academic publications.


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8 | E-Books Directory


E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.\r\nYou can submit and promote your own ebooks, add comments on already posted books or just browse through the directory\r\nbelow and download anything you need.


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9 | ERIC - Education Resources Information Clearinghouse:


ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.


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10 | Federal Energy regulatory commission eLibrary


Reliable, Efficient and Sustainable Energy documents. Assist learners in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy resources.


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11 | Information Technology and Computer Science Books


Free Computer Books, Free Mathematics Books, Directory of online free computer, programming, engineering, mathematics, technical books, ebooks and lectures


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12 | InTechOpen


Read, download & share more free eBooks and Journals on the following subject areas: Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Health Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities


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13 | Joint Research Centre Repository


The JRC Publications Repository is an online service giving access to data about research publications produced by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. This service is established to assist with central storage, management and search to our research publications. Where possible we will endeavour to provide access to a full-text publication.


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14 | Jorum


The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills.


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15 | LibriVox


This site provides free access to the audio version of the classics found in the public domain. Most of the texts come from the Project Gutenberg site and include a variety of authors such as Dickens, Victor Hugo, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and Tolstoy. Volunteers provide the audio to the numerous works founds in this resource. Visitors can search the LibriVox Catalog to search a title or author. They can also view recently added titles or browse the entire collection. There are also audiobooks in other languages including German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish just to name a few. All audio files can be accessed on a computer or downloaded to any MP3 or portable audio player. They are available in a variety of MP3 or other audio formats. An entire work or individual chapters can be downloaded. This site should also help individuals who want to improve their foreign language and/or reading skills.


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16 | Media History Digital Library


The history of American cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound can be found in trade magazines and other journals. The Media History Digital Library seeks to make these materials in the public domain widely available for free. By digitizing collections of classic media periodicals in the public domain the Media History Digital Library is able to make extensive runs of periodicals available online. The current selection available includes: Business Screen (1938-1973), The Film Daily (1918-1936), International Photographer (1929-1941), Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (1930-1949), Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1950-1954), The Educational Screen (1922-1962), Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941), Moving Picture World (1907-1919), Photoplay (1914-1940), Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television (1942-1957), Radio Broadcast (1922-1930). A list of "Select Holdings" is available on the Collections page (http://mediahistoryproject.org/collections/). Tip: To access the collection click on the icon/triangle next to the title.


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17 | MyEnvironment


MyEnvironment allows searching for environmental data and other environmental information by location. Users can search by ZIP code, street address, county name, body of water name, National Park name, or any place name that appears on a roadmap. The results for the area appear by topic: MyMaps allows viewing and downloading of EPA and partner data specific to the area searched; MyAir reports on daily air quality; MyWater provides water quality for surface water such as creeks, rivers, or lakes in the designated area; MyEnergy includes estimates for various types of energy production, consumption, and cost by source and type; MyHealth catalogs air pollutants that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, or serious illness; MyLand lists National Priorities List sites with hazardous substances or contaminants in the ground; MyCommunity provides a way for the user to submit any project or movement in the area that will benefit the environment; and MyEnvironmental Reports provides links to analytical reports prepared by cities, counties, or states related to environmental conditions in the area. This resource also provides code that allows users to add a variety of environment-related search widgets to a web site. For anyone who wants an overview of the state of the environment in a particular place, this is the site to use.


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18 | NCBI Bookshelf


Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.


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19 | OAPEN:


The OAPEN Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to Open Access publishing of academic books. OAPEN provides a platform for the full text dissemination of Open Access books and provides services to publishers and libraries. OAPEN builds a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences, and develops services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.


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20 | Open Knowledge Repository


The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Since its launch in 2012, millions of publications have been downloaded from the OKR, and nearly half of its users are in developing countries. The OKR was named one of ALA RUSA’s “Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2013” The World Bank also received the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition (SPARC) “Open Access Innovator” award in 2012 for the OKR.


The OKR contains thousands of research works including:

  • World Bank Group Annual Reports and Independent Evaluation Studies
  • Books published by the World Bank Group including flagship publications, academic books and practitioner volumes;
  • All World Development Reports (WDRs) plus recent WDR background papers;
  • Journal articles published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO), two journals published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank;
  • Accepted manuscripts of Bank-authored journal articles from selected external publishers (after an embargo period if applicable);
  • Metadata and links to Bank-authored external journal articles;
  • Serial publications (typically data-intensive outlook reports);
  • Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP)—a series of papers that disseminate findings of work in progress in order to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues;
  • Selected other papers of high research quality;
  • Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies—a series of analytical reports prepared by Bank staff. ESWs gather and evaluate information about a country’s economy and/or a specific sector;
  • Knowledge Notes, providing short briefs that capture lessons of experience from Bank operations and research;
  • The latest Country Opinion Surveys done in client countries for feedback on World Bank Group activities.
  • Selected translated titles.


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21 | Open Textbook Library


Open Text Book is a registry of textbooks and related materials which are open, that is free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute.


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22 | Pakistan Research Repository


Pakistan Research Repository is a project of the Higher Education Commission to promote the international visibility of research originating out of institutes of higher education in Pakistan. The aim of this service is to maintain a digital archive of all PhD theses produced indigenously to promote the intellectual output of Pakistani institutions. It provides a free, single-entry access point to view the manuscript of research executed, and distribute this information as widely as possible.\r\n\r\nThe repository which is currently being populated with content has already made the full-text of PhD theses available in high-quality digitized format, whilst a further theses are in process of digitization. Higher Education Commission has introduced a systematic mechanism for the collection and digitization of all the theses produced so far in Pakistan\r\n


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23 | PDF Drive


PDF Drive is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 86,291,349 eBooks for you to download for free.   Subjects covered here include; Academic & Education,Art, Biography, Business & Career, Children & Youth, Environment, Fiction & Literature, Health & Fitness Lifestyle, Personal Growth, Politics & Laws, Religion, Science & Research, Technology 


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24 | Pew Social & Demographic Trends


The Social & Demographic Trends project of Pew Research provides reports written from 2005 to the present. The reports cover a broad range of topics. Topics covered range from the 2012 Election through Criminal Justice, Family Roles, Retirement, Teens and Technology, to Work and Employment with many topics in between listed alphabetically. The site is designed with many appealing photographs, charts and graphs illustrating the text. Navigation from one section to another is always available with links in a bar across the top of each page. This resource includes downloadable datasets from which the reports were derived. The site also offers interactive media including videos from 2008 to present, all detailing social and demographic trends in the United States. “The Data Gallery, Our Life in Numbers” section, at the time of this review, shows the percent of married adults in 1960 compared with today (72% to 51%). This is a well-researched, accessible resource for researchers, students, and the general public interested in "Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World."


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25 | SAH Archipedia : Classic Buildings


The SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the building world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press. Within this site users will find histories, photographs, and maps for more than 8,500 structures and places. This site also includes landscapes, monuments, artwork, and more. This content is from the Buildings of the United States (BUS) book series and includes content from 12 of the BUS volumes including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, and Alaska. This content demonstrates the richness and diversity of architecture and building practices across many centuries. This collection is expected to grow as more of the BUS series is digitized.


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26 | SciTech Connect


SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of two core DOE search engines, the Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect incorporates all of the R&D information from these two products into one search interface. SciTech Connect was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to increase access to science, technology, and engineering research information from DOE and its predecessor agencies.


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27 | SNV Biogas database


This library hosts an extensive choice of domestic biogas reports from around the world domestic biogas.


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28 | Social Science Research Network (SSRN)


The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is an open access repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is composed of a number of specialized research networks including Economics, Financial Economics and Legal Scholarship. The SSRN eLibrary database contains abstracts for scholarly articles, working papers and forthcoming papers, as well as over 390,000 downloadable full-text documents. EUI working papers in Economics and Law are also included in the SSRN eLibrary.


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29 | Source Book (EI)


Directed principally at policy makers in resource –rich developing countries, the Extractive Industries (EI) Source Book is intended as a guide to good-fit practice in the management of upstream oil, gas and mining sectors, across the entire EI value chain, from award of contracts to the expenditure of resource revenues.


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30 | The Online Books Page


The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.


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31 | VideoLectures.NET


This Resource promotes science and the exchange of ideas by providing high quality content to both the scientific community and the general public. It offers an “award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository.” The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at important occasions such as conferences, summer school programs, workshops, and promotional events. All the lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through an editorial process that takes into account user comments.


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32 | Virtual Library on Capacity Development


This Library Contains open access Online knowledge resources for capacity development


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33 | Web Gallery of Art


This website is a virtual museum and searchable database of European art.  It offers information related to art from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicist, Romantic, Realist, and Impressionist periods.  It includes over 30,000 images, artist biographies, commentaries, and guided tours.  Users can take various “tours” including a European sculptors or an Italian painters tour.  Accompanying each thumbnail image is the artist, title, year, medium, and owner (museum) information.  Thumbnail images often include links to other works by that particular artist.


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34 | World Economic Forum


The World Economic Forum publishes a comprehensive series of reports which examine in detail the broad range of global issues it seeks to address with stakeholders as part of its mission of improving the state of the world. Besides reports on its key events and standalone publications such as the Global Competitiveness Report, the Global Risks Report and the Global Gender Gap Report, the Forum produces landmark titles covering the environment, education, individual industries and technologies.


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