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African Journals Online (AJOL)

AJOL is the world's largest online collection of African-published, peer-reviewed scholarly journals. It provides free online hosting for over 500 peer-reviewed journals from 31 African countries, using open source software. AJOL's partner journals cover the full range of academic disciplines with particularly strong sections on health, agriculture and African studies.

Bookboon e-books

Bookboon is global eBook publisher which offers a wide range of over 900 textbooks for students and 600 eBooks for business professionals in 7 languages. They have free full-text e-books in Accounting, Economics & Finance,Engineering,IT & Programming, Languages, Marketing & Law, Natural Sciences, Statistics & Mathematics, Strategy & Management


This is a portal that claims to have over 2,400,000 downloadable e-books (PDFs).  It has a keyword search engine plus a broad subject category listing.  Search listings are limited to 100 titles so precise keyword searches should be used.  Each title entry notes the language of the e-book and MB size.  Due to the size of the full-text books, downloading can be time-consuming especially if there is limited bandwidth.  

CAB Direct

CAB Direct is CABI’s online database platform, providing a single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions. CABI has worked with development partners from across academia and industry to develop the next generation of the CAB Direct platform.

Through CAB Direct you have access to:

  • over 11.5 million bibliographic recordsover 350,000
  • over 350,000 full text articles hosted by CABI
  • many other authoritative reviews, news articles and reports

Cambridge University Press 

Cambridge University Press is one of the largest  academic publishers in the world and is widely respected as a world leader in publishing books in the following subjects: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, Medicine, English Language Teaching

Directory of Open Access Books

DOAB has more than 750 free full-text e-books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards covering all subjects and many languages.


Ebrary offers e-books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas.
Edward Elgar Online Access free reference works and books, including scholarly monographs, Research Handbooks e.t.c from Edward Elgar Publishing. they have a collection of relevant, international and trusted content in  accounting and finance, strategy, economics and human resource management.
Emerald manages a range of digital products, a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books on Education, Sociology, marketing, Human Resource, business disciplines, engineering and materials science


Have access to Bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text resources

Free Book Center

This portal focuses primarily on academic material.  It has a keyword search tool and also a list of broad subject categories.  One of the principal categories is Medicine which is divided into a lengthy list of sub-categories.  Each entry notes the title, language format and many contain a one sentence summary plus the link to the PDF.


Free full-text textbooks on medical literature. Have unrestricted access to scientific knowledge.


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Free Online Chemistry Journals

Access  and download Free open access chemistry Journals arranged alphabetically.

Google Books

Read Full text books online free. You can also save links/ Citation of books in your personal google account.

HSTalks Lectures

Have full access to specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies for medical schools, business schools universities and commercial enterprises in over 60 countries around the world.

IMF eLibrary

eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.



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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

The iJIM journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of interactive mobile technologies. The objective of the journal is to publish and discuss fundamentals, applications and experiences in the field of interactive mobile technologies in learning and teaching as well as in industrial and other applications.
Medical Student

Download free full text medical e-books from medical digital Library and access more information on health and nutrition. It contains over 250 medical textbooks arranged alphabetically.

Memorial University Libraries - Free EJournals

Free E-journals on all research subject areas from different databases.

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is an academic open-access publisher which publishes 150 diverse peer-reviewed, scientific, open access, electronic journals is all subjects. MDPI publishing activities are supported by more than 9,900 active scientists and academic editors on their journals' international editorial boards, including several Nobelists. More than 187,500 individual authors have already published with MDPI. MDPI.com receives more than 4.2 million monthly webpage views.

Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE)

The Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) service covers free, full text, quality controlled journals. They aim to cover journals in all subjects that are published in English language. There are now 4,775 journals in the directory. All are searchable at article level.

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is the global knowledge base for OECD’s data and analysis featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
Online Books

Have access to over 50,000 e-books that are freely readable over the Internet. The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The online books listed on this page have been authored, placed online, and hosted, by a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout the world.

Open Book Publishers Open Book Publishers offers online digital editions free of charge so that students, researchers and members of the public who cannot afford a printed edition can still have access to quality research. They publish monographs and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world. OpenDOAR staff harvest and assign metadata to allow categorisation and analysis to assist the wider use and exploitation of repositories. Each of the repositories has been visited by OpenDOAR staff to ensure a high degree of quality and consistency in the information provided

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

PLOS was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Since launching its first journal in 2003, PLOS has been a force for transformation in scholarly publishing, breaking with archaic traditions from previous generations. Our key innovations accelerate science and medicine, from research discovery to influence tracking.


PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Project Muse Books

Project MUSE includes 366,569 articles and 826,709 chapters by 249 publishers. It is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content since 1995. Its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide.


Research4Life has four main programs – HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI – that provide research for free or at low cost to institutions in the developing world. Their  central goal is achieving universal access to scientific, technical and medical research information and to foster a strong and independent research culture in the developing world – one that is fully integrated into the international research community with sustainable economic development and enhanced quality of life.

Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. It is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks

Scientific Reports

Scientific reports contains free open access journals on biological sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, water resources and Physical Sciences. One can also submit their manuscript for quick review and publishing

Scientific Research

Access to Open Access E-Resources, E-books in Biomedical & Life Sciences, Business & Economics, Chemistry & Materials Science, Computer Science & Communications
Earth & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Medicine & Healthcare, Physics & Mathematics, Social Sciences and Humanities

Swahili Forum

Swahili Forum provides a unique platform for research articles on Swahili language, literature as well as on Swahili-speaking cultures and societies in Eastern Africa and the diaspora. As a peer-reviewed open-access journal, Swahili Forum has an unequalled status in international Swahili Studies. Reviews of current research literature and occasional interviews with outstanding Swahili-speaking authors and intellectuals add to the articles on offer.

Ted Talks

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Teeal E-Resource Database

Access to hudreds of essential Agricultural Journals. Download full-text articles and abstracts on: Agricultural Engineering; Agriculture; Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine; Biology, Genetics, Biotecnology, Applied Microbiology; Chemistry, Biochemistry,Biophysics; Economics, Social Science, Development; Entomology, Pest Control Environment, Ecology, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Aquatic Science; Food science, Nutrition; Forestry; Human Medicine, Physiology, Plant Science, Soil Science.You should create a free account to access this database.

You should create a free account to access this database.

Top Scholarly Journals

OMICS International is a scientific organization that promotes open access for relevant scientific information and research findings. About 700 open access scientific journals are handled by more than 50000 editorial board members who belong to both academic and industrial circles in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals.

Wiley Open access Journals

Wiley Open Access journals are supported by a network of authoritative journals and societies as well as internationally renowned editorial board members. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. Wiley Open Access publishes a number of online journals across biological, chemical and health sciences.

World bank Open Knowledge Repository

Through the OKR, The World Bank collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form with the aim of encouraging innovation and allow anyone in the world to use Bank knowledge to help improve the lives of those living in poverty.