These are some of the major major online repositories of resources, journals, theses, and dissertations. Links open new windows.
Journals and research papers
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) This library is a network of over 14,000 open access journals of many types. It has its own quality rating system so that students can select only refereed journals. Core World's largest collection of open access research papers. Over 180 million items. Google Scholar A specialised search engine that searches only legitimate academic sources. Estimated to have about 160 million indexed documents. JSTOR Journals and e-books. 26,000 journals, 70,000 books and over 2 million primary sources. Researchgate A professional network for researchers with 135 million pages, mostly in experimental sciences. Academia A social network for academics to share research papers. It has 25 million papers. Membership results in large amounts of email. Kopernio Kopernio adds a one-click access button to full-text research article PDFs on thousands of academic sites. Users can login with library credentials. Kopernio can also search for open access alternatives from its vast database of Open Access articles.
Theses and dissertations
EBSCO Open Dissertations EBSCO Open Dissertations is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs that brings an innovative approach to increasing traffic and discoverability of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) research. Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). It supports electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. It provides resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community. Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) Open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,729,889 theses and dissertations. ProQuest ProQest has 5 million theses and dissertations and grows by 200,000 items per year. It is an offfsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, and claims to be the largest repository of theses and dissertations in the world. Some services are not free. PQDT ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is ProQuest's open access site, providing the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. CAUL Theses and dissertations from Australia and New Zealand. Stanford University Dissertations and theses, from Stanford University and other universities. EThOS E-theses Online Service (EThOS) is a repository of over 500,000 doctoral theses from over over 100 UK universities.
Scholarworks Walden University's open access dissertation site. Carnegie Mellon University Research data and scholarly outputs produced by members of Carnegie Mellon University and their collaborators. Scholar Commons Respository of University of South Florida. University of St Andrews Repository of the University of St Andrews in Scotland. CCCU Research Space Repository Canterbury Christ Church University. Contains over 9,000 journal articles, conference papers, videos and more. University of Nottingham Open Access showcase for the published research output of the University of Nottingham. Griffith Research Online A digital archive of research and scholarship from Griffith University, Australia. ChesterRep The University of Chester's Online Research Repository. DASH Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH). ORA Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) is an institutional repository for the University of Oxford and is home to the scholarly output of its research members. It holds publications, theses and research data. Apollo Apollo is the repository of the University of Cambridge, and holds the research output of members of the University of Cambridge. Aukland University of Technology Digital copies of theses, dissertations and research projects from AUT's postgraduate research, deposited with the Library since 2002.
Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) Curates high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections. More than 22,000 titles are from the last 25 years, more than 15,000 from the last 10 years, and more than 8,500 from the last 5 years. Virtual open access library Bibliographic records to open access (free) theological resources, organized by format. These include E-books (more than 21,000 titles), Bible commentaries, open access journals, and research websites. Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Over 120,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books and also includes periodicals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscript collections, and other formats. Christian Classics Ethereal Library A digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books. Digital Commons @ Fuller The Digital Commons @ Fuller is a service of Fuller Theological Seminary's David Allan Hubbard Library. Boyce Digital Repository Boyce Digital Repository at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. ePlace ePlace is a digital collection of research and writing produced by the faculty, staff, and students of Asbury Theological Seminary. Nearly 38,000 papers. University of Divinity Repository Repository of the University of Divinity, Melbourne. Atla RDB Atla Religion Database (Atla RDB) is an index of articles, reviews, and essays in all fields of religion and theology with over 2.9 million items.
Library of Congress Library of Congress Is the US national library with nearly 170 million items. Trove Australia's national repository of documents and resources, with about 6.5 billion items.
DOAR Directory of Open Access Repositories. ROAR Registry of Open Access Repositories. Open Access Directory The Open Access Directory (OAD) is an open access compendium of science and scholarship. The Internet Archive The Internet Archive has 20 million books and texts. It is also a general archive of the internet, with 330 billion web pages as well as audio recordings, videos, images, and software programs. Open Library The Open Library is a repository of 20 million records. Gale Academic OneFile Millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources, including videos from BBC Worldwide Learning to thousands of podcasts and transcripts from CNN. It includes more than 11,000 peer-reviewed journals (more than 8,000 in full text), and major reference sets.
Study and writing skills
OWL The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, provided as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue University. USC Research Guides How to organize and write a quality research paper in the social and behavioral sciences. University of Southern California. Statistics ArchivesAcademic SkillsPeer mentorsDoctoral Capstone Resourcese-GuideForm & Style ReviewQuick Answers Walden University Student Resources The writing center The writing center of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Other specific fields
ERIC (Education) The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is run by the Institute of Education Sciences and contains about 1.6 million indexed items. National Institutes of Health A database of about 6.1 million articles on health-related matters. Project Muse (Humanities and social science) A collection of 125 journals and 60,000 books in humanities and social science; a project of the libraries of Johns Hopkins University. Free Management Library A library of practical resources. The broad categories include sections, each of which also has numerous topics. Globethics (Ethics-related topics) Currently holds over 4 million documents on applied ethics, education and religious studies from all over the world.
Open thesis openthesis.org has recently been off-line. It is a searchable database of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents.