Open Source Ersources

by | Oct 13, 2021

  • Academic Journals

Academic scholarly Journals accelerate the dissemination of knowledge through the publication of high quality research articles using the open access model.

  • Africa portal (ejournals)
Africa Portal is the online library collection holding over 4,000 books, journals, and digital documents related to African policy issues. Africa Portal aims to improve access and visibility for African research.

    Low-cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences for public academic institutions in developing countries.
  • Online Access to Research in the Environment AJOL
African Journals Online (AJOL) is the world’s largest online library of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics. In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world. You only have access to Open Access articles.

  • American Institute of Physics – AIP Publishing
AIP publishing hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications from 28 learned society publishers. Its subject strengths are Applied and multidisciplinary physics

  • American Physical Society APS

Access to the journals produced by the American Physical Society and the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA).Subject areas covered include Physics, Atomic, molecular and optical physics, Condensed matter and materials physics, Nuclear physics, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology Statistical, non-linear, and soft matter physics, accelerators and beams, Physics education research.

Annual Reviews publications operate as a high quality filter, prioritizing and synthesizing the primary research literature in 37 different disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.

  • Access to Research for Development and Innovation
ARDI provides access to up to 8,000 journals and up to 20,000 e-books in Research for Development and Innovation designed to reinforce the knowledge infrastructure in developing and least developed countries.
Open access to 1,448,113 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics

Bookbon is a free to use website that lets you download eBooks. The eBooks are categorized either as textbooks or books for business or travel.

  • Bookfi – Electronic library

Bookfi is one of the most popular Multi-lingual online libraries in the world. It has more than 2230000 books. It aims to increase the number of books and quality of service.
Canadian Science Publishing provides online peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of scientific discipline
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Directory of Open Access Resources (OpenDOAR)

The Directory of Open Access Resources (OpenDOAR) aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative list of academic open access repositories for end-users who wish to find particular archives or who wish to break down repositories by locale, content or other measures.

  • Duke University Press

Duke University Press publishes 51 periodicals that span a range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Disciplines within the humanities and sciences: from East Asian cultural studies to French history, to mathematics and the history of economic thought, from feminism, culture and media studies to medieval and early modern studies.

  • Ebrary
    Collection of e-books covering the following disciplines: Anthropology, Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Fine Arts, History, Language and Literature, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences and Technology.
  • EBSCOHostResearchDatabases
    Provides full-text abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.
  • Edinburgh University Press Journals

Edinburgh University Press publishes over 35 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences including Literary Studies, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Linguistics, Film & Media Studies, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Politics, Law and Scottish Studies
The aim of this database is to apportion the best in development policy, practice and research. Browse the latest editorially selected content from over 7,500 development organizations – all available free to download.

  • EGW Books

The database consists of 5-classic titles from the Conflict of the Ages Series only

The General Conference and the Ellen G. White Estate have launched the largest global book repository with the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This database supports the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in uplifting Jesus Christ and His Word by sharing Ellen White’s prophetic ministry and writings throughout the world.

  • Ema Zimbabwe Environment Outlook

Zimbabwe State Environmental Report

·        Emerald Group publishing
Emerald Group features 140 peer-reviewed Business and Management journals and 19 Engineering journals. Subject areas covered by Emerald include, Accounting, Finance & Economics, Business, Management & Strategy, Education, HR, Learning & Organization Studies, Health & Social Care, Information & Knowledge Management, Library Studies and Marketing

·         ETD
Central portal to search and locate Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) from universities around the world.

·        GOALI-Law

 Global Online Access to Legal Information provides free online access and training to law related content to eligible individuals and institutions in developing countries. The aim of GOAL is to improve the quality of legal research, education and training in low and middle income countries and inturn strengthen legal frameworks and institutions and further the rule of law.

·        Global Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Search

Central portal to search and locate Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) from universities around the world.

    Free access to 2300 biomedical and related social sciences journals and other resources for health sector and academic institutions in 120 developing countries
  • Hindawi
Hindawi is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, fully Open Access journals. Built on an ethos of openness, we are passionate about working with the global academic community to promote open scholarly research to the world. With the help of our academic Editors, based in

  • Henry Stewart Talks
Over 800 specially prepared online audio-visual lectures by leading experts in business, management, digital libraries, Biomedicine and life sciences

  • IFLALibrary
    The IFLA Library pulls together IFLA’s digital resources in a convenient single online location for ease of accessibility, search and browsing
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data and original analysis, with coverage of almost every economy in the world and a special focus on developing and emerging economies. Its subject areas include economic data, monetary policy, financial stability, economic development, forecasts and outlooks as well as poverty reduction.

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

INFORMS publishes scholarly journals whose focus is on Operations Research, Management Science, Analytics, Operations Management, Information Systems, Decision Analysis, Research Theory, Marketing Research and Science, Computing and Information Technologies, Research Theory, Strategic Management, Mathematical Theory, Supply Chain Management, Science Research and Education

  • International Water Association

Open Access publication for articles, books, journals and news in H2, wastewater and environmental fields. IWA Publishing is a not-for-profit society focused on publishing and broadcasting key research in the world of water. 

  • IET Digital Library

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Digital Library is a global repository of science, engineering and technology focused content produced by the world’s leading international scientific organisation and thought leader – the IET. Subject areas covered by IET include Electrical and electronic engineering, Telecommunications, Computing, Power, Control, Radar, Circuits, Materials, Life sciences related research and IT

  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

Journal of the American Statistical Association is a journal of statistical science that publishes research in statistical applications, theory and methods. 

  • Liebert Publications
Provides full- text articles in the agricultural sciences: agricultural economics, aquaculture, crop and soil science, livestock production, microbiology, natural resource management, plant protection, rural development.

  • Mary Ann Liebert

Provides full- text articles in the agricultural sciences: agricultural economics, aquaculture, crop and soil science, livestock production, microbiology, natural resource management, plant protection, rural development.

  • OARE
OARE provides access to up to 10,000 journals, up to 21,000 e-books, and up to 55 other information resources in a wide range of disciplines including environmental toxicology and pollution, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental chemistry, geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, geography, environmental economics, environmental law and policy, conservation policy and planning, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, energy, and many other disciplines.

(OADTL) provide free or low cost online theological books, articles, journals and databases. Currently it has got 198 000+ Books, 10 000 000 + articles, 85+ Databases, 5+ Research aids and 2600 Journals

  • OpenStax

OpenStax is a non-profit organization for physics and statistics books, course cartridges, lecture slides, and more extra resources to help instructors teach online.

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    OECD is the world’s largest think-tank, renowned for its authoritative, internationally comparable statistics, analysis, and outlooks in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences and Environmental issues.
  • Oxford Academy Journals
The Oxford University Press Journals Collection includes journals in the fields of Medicine, Life Sciences, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences


PDF Drive is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 78,335,987 eBooks for you to download for free.
Policy Press publishes highly prestigious journals in the fields of public and social policy, Social welfare, Family policy, Social work, Criminal justice, and Housing and Urban policy

Project MUSE provides online access to over 650 full-text journals from over 200 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences. Its subject strengths include Art and Architecture, Creative Writing, Education, Film Theater, and Performing Arts, History, Language and Linguistics, Library Science and Publishing, Literature, Medicine and Health, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Studies by Time Period, Women’s Studies, Gender, and Sexuality

  • ResearchGate

ResearchGate is the professional network for scientists and researchers. Over 19 million members from all over the world use it to share, discover, and discuss research. They are guided by their mission to connect the world of science and make research open to all. Share your publications, access millions more, and publish your data. People who wish to become site members need to have an email address at a recognized institution or to be manually confirmed as a published researcher in order to sign up for an account and can upload research output including papers, data, chapters, negative results, patents, research proposals, methods, presentations, and software source code. Users may also follow the activities of other users and engage in discussions with them. Users are also able to block interactions with other users.

  • Royal College of Physicians

Clinical Medicine journal is read by leading physicians in hospitals across the world. It features articles covering original research, current issues, ethics, law, clinical governance and audit, and also reports on prestigious College lectures and conferences.

  • Royal Society
Ten leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world’s first science journal, mathematics, engineering, ecology, environment, Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary science.
Science Publications offers peer-reviewed, open access academic journals. They aim to provide researchers, writers, academic professors and students with up-to-date research in a broad range of areas.

  • Scitation
Scitation is home to the most influential news, comment, analysis and research in the Physical Sciences. Subject areas covered include General Linear Acoustics, Nonlinear Acoustics, Atmospheric Acoustics and Aero-acoustics
Springer Link is an integrated full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. Springer Link currently offers over 1,250 fully peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books online.

  • Taylor & Francis Journals
    More than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences.
  • The Directory of Open Access Resources
(OpenDOAR) aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative list of academic open access repositories for end-users who wish to find particular archives or who wish to break down repositories by locale, content or other measures.

  • The Journal of African Youth Literature

Jay Lit is an open access that publishes creative writing, poetry, prose (stories and narratives), plays, visual stories such as photo essays, and comic and graphic artwork with a storyline written by, about, and/or for born-in-Africa youths in ANY language used in Africa. The definition of ‘African’ is not related to colour, race or ethnicity, but rather place of origin and heritage. The youth age category is from 15 to 35 years. They publish literature written by Africans in this age category and by other individuals who are writing with African youths in mind.

  • University of Chicago Press Journals
    The journals present original research in the social sciences, humanities, education, economics, law, social sciences, biological and physical sciences.
    UNESDCO Digital Library works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
  • UNDP Zimbabwe Library

The Library features important development information resources about Zimbabwe.

  • Wiley Online Library Full

This package provides access to over 1,370 journals across all major academic disciplines, including Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Engineering, Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine & Nursing, Polymers and Materials Science, Business, Humanities and Social sciences.
Documents in both text and downloadable pdf format can be accessed by browsing or searching. Most documents are also available in depository libraries around the world. You can use the options under the search box to browse through the documents by country, type, or sector, or search via the Advanced Search page. The types of documents you will find include: Board Documents, Country Focus Documents, Economic & Sector Work and Project Documents.

  • org is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries.

  • Z-Library

ZLibrary is the world’s largest ebook library, a file-sharing project for scholarly journal articles, academic and general-interest books. Z-Library provides access to more than 5.5 million books and over 77.5 million articles as of October 2020.

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