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ABC Chemistry - is a compilation of free full text peer reviewed journals in Chemistry in English language. The archive is divided into 2 sections, one with journals that are permanently available full text on the web, and another section with trials and journals that are temporarily for free. There is a separate list with journals in Russian.
African Index Medicus - attempts to make health literature produced in Africa more visible worldwide. The World Health Organization, in partnership with the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), has created an international index to Africa literature and information sources in Health disciplines. All medical journals in Africa are eligible to join the initiative in order to promote African publishing. An important number of journals articles are not only indexed but freely available in full text. To a lesser extent, articles on health issues pertaining to Africa but produced elsewhere are also indexed here.
American Journal of Botany (AJB) - publishes significant, novel research of interest to a wide audience of plant scientists in all areas of plant biology (structure, function, development, diversity, genetics, evolution, reproduction, systematics), all levels of organization (molecular to ecosystem), and all plant groups and allied organisms (cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, and lichens). AJB requires authors to frame their research questions and discuss their results in terms of major questions of plant biology to maximize the impact and value of their research. Purely descriptive papers and broad surveys are not generally considered or accepted for publication.
arXiv.org - open access to 547,242 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Bioline International is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. With peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and more to come, Bioline International provides a unique service by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide.
Biology & Science - gathers a growing collection of articles and research papers on Biology & Life, Biology & Health, Biology & Science, Biology Microscope, Biological Science, General Biology, and Biology Information. Most of the content is open access and otherwise it informs on the date it will be freely available. Articles, journals and magazines are organised in categories and date of publication. The site is interactive and users can comment on the articles available and post new ones.
BioMed Central - is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. BioMed Central's portfolio of 205 journals includes general titles such as Journal of Biology alongside specialist journals (e.g. BMC Bioinformatics, Malaria Journal) that focus on particular disciplines . All the research published by BioMed Central's journals is open access.

CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. Developed in 1997 at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, by Steve Lawrence, Lee Giles and Kurt Bollacker, it is now hosted at the Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology under the direction of Professor Lee Giles. Rather than creating just another digital library, CiteSeer attempts to provide resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can be used to promote other digital libraries. CiteSeer indexes PostScript and PDF research articles on the Web, and was the first digital library and search engine to provide automated citation indexing and citation linking using the method of autonomous citation indexing.
ChemIndustry.com - is the leading comprehensive directory and search engine for chemical and related industry professionals. Our databases of Web sites include more than 75,000 chemical industry related entities and contain the full text of millions of pages. ChemIndustry.com provides specialized search services for chemical names, jobs, market research and consultants.
ChemIndustry.com provides advertisers with the most targeted, cost effective tools to drive traffic to their web sites and to promote their products and services. We offer a variety of "pay per click", "fixed budget" and other advertising packages. Serving over 2.5 million searches per month, ChemIndustry.com is the most visited chemical industry related site on the Web.
ChemNet (Russia) - is a virtual information network of chemical e-resources for education, science and research.
Cogprints - electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics, vison, learning, speech, neural networks), Philosophy (e.g., mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), Biology (e.g., ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory), Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurology, human genetics, Imaging), Anthropology (e.g., primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology), as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

Data repositories - is a list of repositories and databases for open data.
Directory of Mathematics Preprint and e-Print Servers - makes available to the mathematical community the current homepage URLs and email contacts of all mathematical preprint and e-print servers throughout the world. This directory will provide mathematicians with a tool to find any of these servers in order to browse the articles posted on them and, in many cases, to post an article to the server itself.
Directory of Open Access Journals - the service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 4254 journals in the directory. Currently 1577 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 291430 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
information system provides a wide range of information on the electronic publishing of dissertations and post-doctoral theses. Information is held which is of relevance for authors, libraries, scientific institutions and publishing houses. Sample documents are available which are intended to help authors with the presentation of their dissertations or post-doctoral theses, allowing them to be published electronically on university publication servers and by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek while fulfilling all digital preservation requirements. Furthermore, it is also possible to use www.dissonline.de to carry out research directly in electronic university publications held by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

E-Books Directory is a daily growing free web resource from where you can download e-books, documents, lecture notes, technical papers, as well as user contributed content, articles, reviews and comments. Currently the platform gathers links to more than 1780 e-books listed in 392 categories, including Business, Computer and Internet, Engineering, Humanities, Literature, Medicine and many more.
EBSCO GreenFILE - a bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns. GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.
Electronic Archive from the Archival Collection of the Security Service of Ukraine - materials relating to the Soviet Security Services activity and a history of the Ukrainian liberation movement, systematized and combined thematically (Holodomor 1932-33, OUN-UPA activity, Repressions in Ukraine, Dissident movement etc.).
Access - free from computers in reading room 25 and in Internet room of Antonovychi Library (National university “Kyiv-Mohyla academy”)

The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Electronic Journals Library) - is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full text articles online.
E-LIS is an open access and voluntary-based initiative for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related areas. E-LIS currently houses more than 7,500 documents in different languages and as a free-access international archive it goes in line with the Free Online Scholarship (FOS) movement and the Eprints movement, based on the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) standards and protocols.
Europeana - is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 4.6 million digital items. Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects. Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers. Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts. Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts. Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's: museums and galleries; archives; libraries; audio-visual collections.

Free Electronic Math Journals compiled by Berkeley University, this site provides links to e-journals on Mathematics by several University Presses and professional societies that are available for free.
Free Medical Journals provides with access to full text medical journals on the internet for free. These open access journals can be searched by speciality (ranging from AIDS to veterinary medicine), language (including journals in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Turkish and others) and new publications.

Globethics.net Libraries are digital libraries that offer registered users electronic access free-of-charge to thousands of full-text documents on ethics and related disciplines. Participants also have the possibility to submit their own documents to the libraries

Google books - Google's collection of digitized books.

HighWire Press - a division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1269 journals and 6,058,073 full text articles from over 140 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made 1,918,684 articles free. With our partner publishers we produce 71 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals.

Journals of Hindawi Publishing Corporation - Hindawi publishes a collection of peer-reviewed, open access journals covering several areas in science, technology, and medicine. All articles published in Hindawi journals are open access and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Internet Public Library - is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.

LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

 Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Launched in 2006, Open J-Gate is the contribution of Informatics (India) Ltd to promote OAI. Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from 5659 open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites.

PANGAEA - is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the operating institutions.
Perseus Digital Library covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. It is applying what it has learned from Classics to other subjects within the humanities and beyond.
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
Publications and preprints of the School of Mathematics and Statistics - publications of members and former members of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney, including short-term visitors to the School. We attempt to provide links to further information relating to each item, such as a review in Mathematical Reviews, or the item itself if it is available on-line.
PubMed is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 67 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. All RePEc material is freely available. The RePEc database holds over 760,000 items of interest, over 648,000 of which are available online.

SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research is a partnership between SAGE Publications and Hindawi Publishing Corporation to jointly publish a collection of open access journals on a variety of subjects in science, technology, and medicine. All articles published in SAGE-Hindawi journals are open access and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year. You have free access only to article abstracts. You can order a full text of article thought the ELibUkr project coordinator at the your university >>
Science.gov - is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 40 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2000 scientific Websites.
ScientificCommons.org to provide the most comprehensive and freely available access to scientific knowledge on the internet.The major aim of the project is to develop the worlds largest communication medium for scientific knowledge products which is freely accessible to the public. A key challenge of the project is to support the rapidly growing number of movements and archives who admit the free distribution and access to scientific knowledge. These are the valuable sources for the ScientificCommons.org project. The ScientificCommons.org project makes it possible to access the largely distributed sources with their vast amount of scientific publications via just one common interface. ScientificCommons.org identifies authors from all archives and makes their social and professional relationships transparent and visible to anyone across disciplinary, institutional and technological boundaries. Currently ScientificCommons.org has indexed about 13 million scientific publications and successfully extracted 6 million authors' names out of this data (January 2007). Core functions and aims of the project for now and the future are to provide the identification of repositories, the indexing of full-text documents, the extraction of author relationships and personalization services.
Social Psychology Network (SPN) is one of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching. In these pages, you'll find more than 16,000 links related to psychology.

 Theses Canada Portal is a central access point for Canadian theses and information about the Theses Canada program. From here you will be able to: search AMICUS, Canada's national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in Library and Archives Canada's theses collection, which was established in 1965; access and search the full text electronic versions of numerous Canadian theses and dissertations; find out everything you need to know about Theses Canada, including how to find a thesis, how our program works, information on copyright and much more.

United States Patent and Trademark Office provides access to American patent full-text and full-page image databases: PATFT: Issued Patents and AppFT: Patent Applications.

Vascoda is a free of charge internet portal for all those looking for scientific and scholarly information. vascoda offers user-friendly access to reliable information and full texts from a wide range of different subject areas.

World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of global science sources.






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