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Look Smart Find Articles
Find articles is a Look Smart product that searches and provide
free access to millions of articles from academic, industry and
general interest publications.

African Journals Online
AJOL is a database of journals published in Africa, covering the
full range of academic disciplines.

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library
The library of agricultural literature is available on CD-ROM or
LAN access only.  Purchase of back files is available at
US$3,500 for 1993-2003 data, and US$1,000 each for 2004 and
2005 subscription.

NAGORA Program
The AGORA program, set up by FAO of UN together with major
publishers, enables developing countries to gain free or reduced
cost access to a digital library collection of 913 journals in the
fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related
social sciences.  

BioMed Central
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house that
provides immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical
research.  BioMed Central's portfolio of 168 journals includes
both general and specialist journals.

Bioline International
Bioline International is a not-for-profit electronic publishing
service to provide open access to health and bioscience journals
published in developing countries.

Indian Medlars Centre
A database lists open access biomedical journals published in

Medknow publications
Medknow Publications is the largest publisher in India for
academic and scientific biomedical journals.   The company
offers open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journals.

Royal Society of Chemistry Journal Archive
RSC Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher wholly owned by the
Royal Society of Chemistry. RSC is offering free access to the
RSC Journal Archive to educational and research institutions in
developing countries.

DSpace, National Chemical Laboratory, India
Digital repository of the National Chemical laboratory, India.


National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
The NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research
organization dedicated to economics.  NBER provides some
countries free download of NBER working papers.


American Educational Research Association
List of open access journals worldwide in the field of education,
maintained by American Educational Research Association
(AERA) Special Interest Group.

Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)
The HINARI program, set up by WHO together with major
publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one
of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health
literature. Over 3,480 journal titles are now available to health
institutions in 113 countries.

Health Transition Review
Published by the Health Transition Centre of The Australian
National University focusing on the cultural, social and behavioral
aspects of health.

The INFO Project initiated by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health to provide access to world’s reproductive health

Humanities Magazine
A magazine published by the National Endowment for the
Humanities, USA.


Information Technology

Association for Information Systems
It was agreed in 2000 that countries that are not high income
economies (according to World Bank definition) should be
granted free subscriptions to their Information Systems
publications, Communications of AIS and the Journal of AIS.

Electronic Journals Delivery Service, ICTP
The electronic Journals Delivery Service (eJDS) of the Abdus
Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is a
prototype program geared to facilitate the access to scientific
literature free of cost in the fields of Physics and Mathematics.

American Mathematical Society
National Mathematical Reviews Subscription Program offers
access to Mathematics Reviews (paper, cd-rom, online) at
extremely discounted prices for developing countries.


Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
ICTP open access science journals - The Abdus Salam
International Centre for Theoretical Physics was founded in 1964
by Abdus Salam (Nobel Laureate).  The Centre operates under a
tripartite agreement among the Italian government. UNESCO and
IAEA, to foster advanced studies and research in developing

PhysNet is a global network of Physics Departments and
Documents, providing information services to physicists.  The
website provides links to free access journals relating to the field
of physics.


The Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has made full-text access to
the online version of its three journals - the British Journal of
Psychiatry, the Psychiatric Bulletin and Advances in Psychiatric
Treatment - free to some developing countries.

Blackwell Synergy
A global publisher to provide access to sciences and medical

BMJ focuses on the publishing of medical science journals. Free
access to the journals is available to developing countries and
via the HINARI initiative.

Free Medical Journals
List of medical journals accessible free of charge.

New England Journal of Medicine
The New England Journal or Medicine makes online access free
to some countries.  This program provides full-text access to all
articles in both HTML and PDF formats; but it does not include
access to PowerPoint slides, personal archives, CME exams,
PDA services, or letter alerts.

OpenMED@NIC, India
OpenMED@NIC is an open access archive for Medical and Allied

Public Library of Science (PLoS)
PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians
committed to making scientific and medical literature freely
available as a public resource.

Washington D.C. Principles For Free Access to Science
On March 16, 2004 representatives from US’s leading not-for-
profit medical/scientific societies and publishers announced
their commitment to providing free access and wide
dissemination of published research findings.  The Washington
DC Principles for Free Access to Science website is dedicated to
the initiative.


BMJ focuses on the publishing of medical science journals. Free
access to the journals is available to developing countries and
via the HINARI initiative.

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)’s e-BioSci is a
platform for access and retrieval of full text and factual
information in the Life Sciences.

ePrint of IISC
Open access repository of The Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India (IISC) research publications.

Free High School Science Texts (FHSST)
FHSST is a project that aims to provide free science and
mathematics textbooks for Grades 10 to 12 science learners in
South Africa.

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
(INASP) was established in 1992 to improve access to
information and knowledge in emerging and developing
countries.  The organization provides supports in sharing,
accessing and networking of information for researchers,
scholars, scientists, and academics.

Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
PNAS Online is a database of proceedings from National
Academy of Sciences.  It is freely and immediately available to
more than 140 developing countries.

PubMed Central (PMC), U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal
literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology
Information (NCBI) at NLM. Access to PubMed Central (PMC) is
free and unrestricted.

Scientific Electronic Library Online – Latin America
The website hosts scientific journals published in Latin
American countries, mainly Brazil. No charge for access at

Social Science

Global Development Network
The Knowledge Base brings together social science knowledge
from research centers world-wide including 10,900 research
papers, 3,340 organizations, and 5,750 researchers.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Journals and newsletters published by CDC on public health
issues such as Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Child Rights Information Network
The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network
that disseminates information about the Convention on the
Rights of the Child and child rights amongst NGOs, UN
agencies, inter-governmental organization, educational
institutions, and other child rights experts.  

HelpAge International
The HelpAge International network was established in 1983 to
provide training and support on issues relating to ageing.  
Regular publications are accessible free to developing countries
Various Subjects

Association of Commonwealth Universities, Low Cost Journals
Association of Commonwealth Universities’ scheme to help
universities in Commonwealth developing countries to secure
access to high quality journals on various subjects at a price they
can afford.

arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics,
non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology.
arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a
private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially
funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Berkeley Electronic Press
“…The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) makes its current
slate of journals freely available to researchers in the developing
world.” (Yale Library Developing Nations Initiatives List)  Subjects
covered include law, business and economics, political science,
medicine, and technology.

Developing Nations Initiatives, Yale University Library
List of free and low cost journal access initiatives on various
subjects for developing nations, compiled by Yale University

Directory of Open Access Journal
Directory of open access journals is freely accessible.  It covers
a board range of subjects including art and humanities, life
sciences, law, mathematics, social sciences, and technology.

HighWire Press
HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries
that hosts the largest repository of free, full-text, peer-reviewed
content in the world, with 999 journals and 1,441,926 free, full-
text articles online covering various subjects including science,
technology and biomedicine.

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to
create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly
journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as
possible.  JSTOR offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-
specific collections in Arts & Sciences, Health & General
Sciences, and Biological Sciences.

Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications
Multilingual Matters is an international independent publishing
house publishing journals on bilingualism, second/foreign
language learning, sociolinguistics, translation, interpreting and
books for parents.  The company gives developing countries free
access to its journals.

National Academies Press
The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes reports issued
by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of
Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research
Council.  Free access to reports is given to developing countries.

Oxford Journals
Oxford Journals is a major international publisher of academic
and research journals publishing over 180 titles on various
subjects, many in partnership with the world’s leading
prestigious learned societies. The publisher provides
developing countries with free or greatly reduced rate access.

Project MUSE
Project MUSE is collaboration between libraries and publishers
providing 100% full-text to over 300 high quality humanities, arts,
and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publish
Others continued

Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
Journal published by the Royal College of Obstetricians &
Gynecologists on family planning and reproductive health care.

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) Project
A joint project of The United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP), Yale University, and several leading publishers to
provide free access to environmental science literature to
developing countries.

Society for Conservation Biology
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international
professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific
study on conservation biology.  The Society is offering free
access to developing countries.
Open Access Digital Library

Africa Virtual University
Digital library of Africa Virtual University to provide access to
electronic journals, text and online references.

Budapest Open Access Initiative
A website on BOAI as a result of meeting in Budapest convened
by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001.  The
website provides links to the signatories of the initiative who
support and offer open access journals.

Digital Book Index
Digital Book Index provides links to more than 128,000 title
records from more than 1,800 commercial and non-commercial
publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 88,000
of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while
the others are available at cost.

Electronic Information for Libraries is an independent foundation that advocates for the
wide availability of electronic resources by library users in
developing countries.  It lists open access journals in French,
Spanish and Portuguese.

High Beam
Users subscribe to the research library at US$99.95 per year to
access a vast collection of over 3,000 sources including articles
from leading publications and images.
The world's largest online encyclopedia of over 2500 graphic symbols
Free online encyclopedia that allows users to submit their own articles for inclusion in its database.

How Stuffs Work
Articles explain how hundreds of things work, from elements of the human body to space-age technology.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Provides complete text of Encyclopaedia Britannica with search capabilities, related links, and multimedia enhancements. Free trial.
There are over 1.2 million pieces of original information, and more than 57,000 topics in this website. It offers advice and solutions
for every day life and is searchable and browsable by categories.
This is a free online encyclopedia, which provides over three million entries with pronunciation and definition. It collects content from
more than 60 titles from brand-name publishers, and it's own editorial team. Besides searching, it is also browsable in categories
like business, health, travel, technology, science, entertainment, arts, history and so on.

Columbia Encyclopedia, sixth edition
Nearly 51,000 entries with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references are searchable in this website. Other services such as
dictionary, thesaurus, quotations, and English usage are also available.

Encarta is an online encyclopedia available through Microsoft’s MSN service.  Its target readers are mainly high school and college

Fact Monster
Fact Monster, produced by InfoPlease is a children’s version of online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help.

HighBeam Encyclopedia
This is a free encyclopedia from Columbia Encyclopedia. Over 57,000 articles are searchable and browsable. Other services like
publications search, multiple search engine, dictionary, and thesaurus are also provided.

Japanese Encyclopedia, by Private PDD library
This encyclopedia is established by Private PDD library, which is regularly updated every 1 to 2 years. In Japanese (Hiragana).

Network Encyclopaedia, by Hitachi systems & services, Ltd.
Provided by Hitachi systems & services, Ltd., a 3-minute free trial encyclopedia. Japanese definition is available in each entry.
Subscribers can search without the 3 minutes limit between searches, whereas everybody else has to conduct searches every 3

Wikipedia is a project of Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a not for profit organization promoting free access to full and multilingual
information through wiki.  Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia where readers are invited to edit the contents.  Wikipedia is
available in 10 languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Italian and Polish.

A Chinese online encyclopedia compiled from various sources including Britannica, Chinese encyclopedia database, Taiwan
abridged encyclopedia, Ylib dictionary, and more. Non-subscribers can read part of the content only; whereas subscribers can read
the whole content.

UNESCO Bangkok E-Library