Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
The aim of the DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. It is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access. The DOAB is a service of the OAPEN Foundation, a non-profit organisation 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. The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. It contains over 10,000 journals of which nearly 6,000 are searchable at Article level.
The Directory of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories and is one of the SHERPA Services including RoMEO and JULIET, run by the Centre for Research Communcations (CRC) at the University of Nottingham.
Search OAIster to locate and access digital documents held in more than 1100 Open Access repositories. The content includes journal article pre-prints and postprints, research papers, theses, technical reports, image collections, audio files, movies and datasets. MMU’s e-space is among the repositories searched by the service. OAIster is part of WorldCat, the world’s largest library catalogue.
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library, Germany and is one of the world’s largest search engines for academic open access web resources.
BASE provides more than 60 million documents from more than 3,000 sources. You can access the full text of about 70% of the indexed documents.
ArXiv.org – an example of a subject repository
ArXiv is the granddaddy of subject repositories going back to the early 1990s. It gives open access to nearly a million e-prints (electronic pre-prints) in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
e-space, MMU’s institutional repository
e-space aims to capture and preserve the intellectual output of Manchester Metropolitan University and make it freely available over the Web creating a showcase for research at MMU.
e-space contains pre-prints (journal articles submitted for peer-review), post-prints (final versions of papers that have gone through the peer-review process and have been accepted for publication), book chapters, working papers and conference presentations.