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    Open Access Databases

    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.

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)
    Africa Portal
    African Journal Archive
    African Journals Online Open Access
    AgEcon Search
    AMNH Library Digital Repository
    AOSIS Open Journals
    Australian National University Press
    Biodiversity Heritage Library
    BioMedCentral Open Access
    BioOne Open Access
    Bloomsbury Academic Open Access
    Books at JSTOR: Open Access
    Botanicus Digital Library
    Cambridge Books  and Journals – Open Access
    Centre for Development and Enterprise
    Constitutional Law of South Africa
    Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
    CSVR – Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
    De Gruyter Open Access Covid-19
    De Gruyter Open Books
    De Gruyter Open Journals
    Directory of Open Access Books
    Directory of Open Access Journals
    EBSCO Open Access Arts Collection
    FAO Evaluation Database
    Forward to Freedom
    Free Medical Journals
    Freely Accessible American Anthropological Association Journals
    HEDBIB International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education
    HighWire Press (Free Journals)
    HSRC Press
    InTech Open Access eBooks
    International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
    International Labour Office
    Internet Archive
    IOP Publishing Free Content
    Liebert Open Access Journals
    Nature Open Access
    Nelson Mandela University (NMU)
    Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
    Oceanographic Research Institute
    Open Access Theses and Dissertations
    Open Book Publishers
    Open Gazettes South Africa
    Open Knowledge Repository
    Open Textbook Library
    OpenStax Textbooks
    Oxford Journals Open Access Collection
    PLoS – Public Library of Science – Bibliosan
    Project Euclid Open Access
    PubMed Central®
    SAGE Open Access Journals
    SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
    SciELO South Africa
    ScienceDirect Open Access Titles
    SCOAP3 Journals
    SORA Journals
    South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) (Open Access)
    South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research
    South African Water Research Commission
    Southern African Research and Documentation Centre
    Springer Journals Complete – Open Access
    Taylor & Francis eBooks Open Access
    Taylor & Francis Open Access
    Thieme Open Access Journals
    UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004;sort=title;rights=Public;style=eschol;brand=eschol
    Water Research Commission