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    Open Access Database

    Open Access is part of a wider ‘open’ movement to encourage free exchange of knowledge to anyone. Some of the benefits are that it improves the quality of research through open, transparent access. It increases the reputation of researchers and their host institution through citations and provide evidence for impact. The greatest benefit of open access is that it enables the results of scholarly research to be disseminated more rapidly and widely.

    Open Access Resources are available in various forms and types such as e- journals, e-books, electronic theses & dissertations, directories, e-print archives, digital repositories, open education resources, search engines and blogs, etc. The list below includes some Open Access databases and repositories. Providers and publishers sometimes change site or resource URLs which lead to dead links.

    You are welcome to send us the names and URLs of additional open access resources to expand the list. Please report dead links and suggestions to Digi-Face Information.

    RESOURCEURL
    Academic Journalshttps://academicjournals.org/journal
    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)https://www.assaf.org.za/index.php/publications
    Africa Portalhttps://www.africaportal.org/
    African Journal Archivehttps://journals.co.za/action/showPublications?pubType=journal&ConceptID=500452
    African Journals Online Open Accesshttp://www.ajol.info
    AgEcon Searchhttps://ageconsearch.umn.edu/?ln=en
    American Museum of Natural History Research Libraryhttp://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/
    AOSIS Open Journalshttps://aosis.co.za/about-journals/
    Australian National University Presshttps://press.anu.edu.au/publications
    Biodiversity Heritage Libraryhttp://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
    BioMedCentral Open Accesshttps://www.biomedcentral.com/
    BioOne Open Accesshttps://bioone.org/search/advanced
    Bloomsbury Academic Open Accesshttps://www.bloomsburycollections.com/search?newSearchRecord&browse&product=bloomsburyOpenAccess
    Books at JSTOR: Open Accesshttp://about.jstor.org/open-access?cid=eml_jb_OA_10_2016
    Botanicus Digital Libraryhttp://www.botanicus.org/browse
    Cambridge Books  and Journals – Open Accesshttps://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/open-access
    Cape Mediahttp://www.capemedia.co.za/publications/
    CCAMLRhttp://www.ccamlr.org/en/publications/ccamlr-science-table-contents
    Centre for Development and Enterprisehttp://www.cde.org.za
    ChemSpiderhttp://www.chemspider.com/
    CLOCKSShttp://www.clockss.org/clockss/Triggered_Content
    Constitutional Law of South Africahttps://constitutionallawofsouthafrica.co.za/
    COREhttps://core.ac.uk/
    Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africahttp://www.codesria.org/spip.php?rubrique79&lang=en
    CSVR – Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliationhttps://www.csvr.org.za
    De Gruyter Open Access Covid-19https://cloud.newsletter.degruyter.com/coronavirus
    De Gruyter Open Bookshttps://www.degruyter.com
    De Gruyter Open Journalshttps://www.degruyter.com
    Directory of Open Access Bookshttp://www.doabooks.org/doab
    Directory of Open Access Journalshttp://www.doaj.org
    DISAhttp://www.disa.ukzn.ac.za/
    DSAEhttp://dsae.co.za/
    EBSCO Open Access Arts Collectionhttps://www.ebsco.com/open-access
    FAO Evaluation Databasehttp://www.fao.org/evaluation/library/en
    Forward to Freedomhttp://www.aamarchives.org/
    Free Medical Journalshttp://freemedicaljournals.com/
    FreeBooks4Doctorshttp://freebooks4doctors.com/
    Freely Accessible American Anthropological Association Journalshttps://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
    Gutenberg-ehttp://www.gutenberg-e.org/
    HEDBIB International Bibliographic Database on Higher Educationhttp://hedbib.iau-aiu.net/
    HighWire Press (Free Journals)http://portal.highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl
    HSRC Presshttps://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/open-access
    InTech Open Access eBookshttp://www.intechopen.com/books
    International Collective in Support of Fishworkershttps://www.icsf.net/
    International Labour Officehttps://www.ilo.org/global/
    Internet Archivehttp://archive.org
    IOP Publishing Free Contenthttp://iopscience.iop.org/journals
    Liebert Open Access Journalshttp://www.liebertpub.com
    National Resarch Foundationhttp://stardata.nrf.ac.za/
    Nature Open Accesshttps://www.nature.com/siteindex
    Nelson Mandela University (NMU)https://jdl.mandela.ac.za/Journal-Archive
    Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)http://www.ndltd.org/resources/find-etds
    Oceanographic Research Institutehttps://www.saambr.org.za/
    Open Access Theses and Dissertationshttps://oatd.org/oatd-repositories.html
    Open Book Publishershttp://www.openbookpublishers.com/
    Open Gazettes South Africahttp://opengazettes.org.za/
    Open Knowledge Repositoryhttps://openknowledge.worldbank.org
    Open Textbook Libraryhttps://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
    OpenStax Textbookshttps://openstax.org
    Oxford Journals Open Access Collectionhttps://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/open_access
    PLoS – Public Library of Science – Bibliosanhttp://www.plos.org/
    Project Euclid Open Accesshttp://projecteuclid.org/
    PubMedhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
    PubMed Central® https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc
    SAFLIIhttp://www.saflii.org/
    SAGE Open Access Journalshttps://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/sage-open-access-portal?_gl=1%2Axbz1h%2A_ga%2AMjEyNTcyMDYxNi4xNjM4Mjk3NDM0%2A_ga_60R758KFDG%2AMTYzODI5NzQzMy4xLjEuMTYzODI5NzQ3MC4w
    SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data Systemhttps://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/
    SARUAhttp://www.sarua.org
    SciELO South Africahttp://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_alphabetic&lng=en&nrm=iso
    ScienceDirect Open Access Titleshttps://www.sciencedirect.com/browse/journals-and-books?accessType=openAccess
    SCOAP3 Journalshttps://scoap3.org/
    SORA Journalshttps://sora.unm.edu/
    South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) (Open Access)http://www.saiia.org.za
    South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Researchhttps://sancor.nrf.ac.za/
    South African Water Research Commissionhttp://www.wrc.org.za
    Southern African Research and Documentation Centrehttps://www.sardc.net/en/
    Springer Journals Complete – Open Accesshttps://www.springeropen.com/
    Taylor & Francis eBooks Open Accesshttps://www.routledge.com/info/open_access
    Taylor & Francis Open Accesshttps://www.tandfonline.com/openaccess/openjournals
    Thieme Open Access Journalshttps://open.thieme.com/
    UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/search?browse-title=aa;sort=title;rights=Public;style=eschol;brand=eschol
    UNESCOhttp://www.unesco.org
    Water Research Commissionhttps://saeis.saeon.ac.za/
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