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  • Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources
    "This project began as a consequence of a series of conversations in 2010 between Charles Jones and Peter Magierski at NYU about the need for a tool to assemble and distribute information on open access material relating to the Middle East."
  • Accounting Commons
    About 2,700 scholarly articles on accounting.
  • Acting Commons
    Over 600 full-text, open access articles available.
  • Anthropology Commons
    Over 93,000 full-text Articles by over 17,000 authors
  • Art and Design Commons
    Over 16,000 full-text, open access articles available.
  • Association of Religion Data Archive (ARDA)
    "The Data Archive is a collection of surveys, polls, and other data submitted by researchers and made available online by the ARDA." Also available find teaching tools and papers.
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy Commons
    Over 5,000 scholarly articles available.
  • Australian Biological Resources Study
    "The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) provides national leadership and support for the discovery, naming and classification of Australia�s living organisms. We do this because information on Australia�s biodiversity, provided through taxonomy, underpins knowledge and decision-making across government, science and industry."
  • Automotive Engineering Commons
    295 full-text open access articles
  • AWOL - The Ancient World Online
    "The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model."
  • Bactibase
    BACTIBASE contains calculated or predicted physicochemical properties of 229 bacteriocins produced by both Gram-positive (205) and Gram-negative bacteria (19). The information in this database is very easy to extract and allows rapid prediction of relationships structure/function and target organisms of these peptides and therefore better exploitation of their biological activity in both the medical and food sectors.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
    "The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global �biodiversity commons.�
  • BioMed Central
    "Dedicated to open research, we now publish over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health."
  • bioRxiv
    "bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals."
  • Business Commons
    Over 61,000 articles on various aspects of business study.
  • Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
    "The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to comparative, cross-national and cross-regional research on international migration and immigration policy. "
  • Chemistry Commons
    Almost 20,000 scholarly open access articles on various aspects of chemistry.
  • Civil rights digital library
    "The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. "
  • Criminal Law Commons
    Open access to almost 20,000 articles on criminal law.
  • Criminal Procedure Commons
    Almost 7,000 open access scholarly articles on criminal procedure.
  • Dagomba Dance Drumming
    "Dagomba drumming is beautiful music. The traditional compositions presented on this site have wonderfully designed phrases that are compelling to hear, challenging to play, and rewarding to study. This site celebrates the cultural achievements of an African people and invites participation from a global audience."
  • Dance Commons
    Over 600 full-text, open access articles available.
  • David Rumsey Map Collection
    "The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories. The physical map collection is housed in the David Rumsey Map Center at the Stanford University Library. The historical map collection has over 75,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the World."
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
    "DPLA connects people to the riches held within America�s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA�photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more�are free and immediately available in digital format."
  • Economics Commons
    Almost 46,000 open access articles avaiable.
  • Education Commons
    Almost 200,000 articles available from over 300 institutions.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Commons
    Over 21,000 full-text articles available.
    "Collecting and sharing standardized EMS data to support improvement in patient care and EMS Systems "
  • Engineering Commons
    Over 125,000 scholarly articles available on all aspects of Engineering
  • English Language and Literature Commons
    Over 25,000 scholarly open access articles available for download.
  • ERIC
    "The search engine was designed to use smart search technology. If you type what you are looking for without quotes or advanced Boolean logic, the most relevant results will appear as the first results."
  • Fashion: Wikimedia Commons
    Find media on all aspects of fashion. History, textiles, individual items of clothing, designers, and many other topics can be found here.
  • figshare
    Discover research archived by institutions and by individuals. Use the search box at the top of the window to locate research on your subject.
  • Frontiers
    Frontiers is an open science publisher of about 60 journals, but the real strength in this site is that articles are brought together under about 800 research topics further organized into subtopics so that they users can easily catch up on current research. The articles in each subtopic can then be downloaded as a PDF eBook or read online. All articles are licensed CC-BY.
  • History Commons
    Over 80,000 articles available from over 350 institutions.
    "IDEAS the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 2,400,000 items of research, including over 2,200,000 that can be downloaded in full text."
  • Interior Design: Wikimedia Commons
    Find media on all aspects of interior design here, including interior architecture, decor, objects, and history. 18th century wallpaper, anyone?
  • LawArXiv
    Large preprint repository. LInks to other ArXiv repositories are linked here as well.
  • Mass Communication Commons
    Almost 20,000 scholarly open access articles on various aspects of mass communication.
  • Materials science: Wikimedia Commons
    Hundreds of media objects related to materials science.
  • Mechanical Engineering Commons
    Over 17,000 scholarly articles on various aspects of mechanical engineering.
  • Music Commons
    Over 20,000 open access articles available
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    "Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide."
  • Nature Precedings
    "Nature Precedings was launched in 2007 as NPG�s preprint server for the Life Science community. Since 2007, technological advances and the needs of the research community have evolved to the extent that the Nature Precedings site is unsustainable as it was originally conceived. As a result, Nature Precedings ceased accepting new submissions as of April 3rd, 2012. The full archive of existing content remains freely accessible at this site and will be maintained by NPG"
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management Commons
    Over 1,100 full-text, open access articles available.
  • Performance Studies Commons
    Over 700 full-text, open access articles available.
  • Philosophy Commons
    Almost 20,000 articles available from about 300 institutions.
  • Physics Commons
    Almost 25,000 scholarly open access articles on physics.
  • Physics Commons
    Over 26,000 scholarly articles and many aspects of the study of Physics.
  • Political Database of the Americas
    "The Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) is a non-governmental project of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University in collaboration with institutions like the Secretariat for Political Affairs of the Organization of American States and FLACSO-Chile, and also with the support of other organizations and entities in the region."
  • Power and Energy Commons
    Almost 2,000 open access articles.
  • PrePrints: Multidisciplinary Preprint Platform
    "Preprints is a free preprint server supported by MDPI in Basel, Switzerland."
  • Profiles in Science
    "This site celebrates twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. It makes the archival collections of prominent scientists, physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise available to the public through modern digital technology. "
  • Psychology Commons
    Over 47,881 full-text articles by 54,031 authors.
  • Sociology Commons
    Over 63,000 full-text open access articles available.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Publications
    "Search SPLC publications, cases, Extremist Files, Intelligence Project articles, and more."
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies Commons
    Almost 2,000 scholarly open access articles on various aspects of speech studies.
  • Springer Open
    "SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer�s portfolio of 200+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science."
  • Theatre and Performance Studies Commons
    Over 6,500 full-text, open access articles available.
  • USDA Food Compositon databases
    This Web site allows users to search the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and USDA Branded Food Products Database from one location. Search can be done by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find the nutrient information for the food items.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    "File, manage or search patents, trademarks, designs and appellations of origin. Search technology, terminology and brand-related information in our free global databases. Download our other reference materials: publications, statistics, economic studies and more."
  • Zhongguo Gongchandang Xin Wen Wang
    "This website provides information abou the daily news and activities of the Communist Party of China, as well as publications and archives of the Communist Party since its establishment in 1921. Information, publications, and documents include: Party Constitutions through the years and internal files; documents from the Communist Party's National Congress since 1921; publications of legendary leaders including Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Ren Bishi, Deng Xiaoping, and Chen Yun; daily activities of current party elites since 1989; historical events in Party history since 1921; Who is Who in the Communist Party over the years. " (LC)

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