A variety of sites that might be of interest that don't really fall into any of the other categories in this section.
Last revision date: 27/04/2021 - addition of OAButton.org
100 Search Engines for Academic Research
- A list of search engines and other sites to use for academic searching
101 Free Online Journal and Research Databases for Academics
- A list of free to use directories, databases, and repositories to find free and open scholarly research
- A non-profit organisation who provide licences that allow content to be modified, adapted or "remixed" once credit is attributed to the original creator
Digital Public Library of America
- A free, online library that provides access to millions of books, photographs, maps and audiovisual materials and more from libraries, museums and archives across the United States
- The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Some full-text is freely available.
- A growing collection of free audio books from texts that are in the public domain in Europe
- A growing collection of free audio books from texts that are in the public domain in the US
- In addition to using the browser extensions, you can also search for free and legal articles using this site
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
- A group representing Open Access publishers. It promotes education about OA and sets standards for ethics and best practice. As with DOAJ, criteria for inclusion must be met, making OASPA is a useful resource for researchers to assess the quality of a journal.
- Brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Content includes online courses, audiobooks, ebooks, textbooks and much more.
Open Textbook Adaptation Guide
- For any teachers interested in OERs, this is a guide to customising open textbooks
Preprint server list
- A curated list of preprint servers
- A library of over 60,000 free eBooks, that can be downloaded in a number of different formats or read online.
ProQuest PQDT Open
- ProQuest are a commercial outfit, but this database of open access dissertations and theses is freely available
- A web portal and specialised search engine for United States government scientific and technical information and research that includes some full-text
Self-Publishing Guide for Open Textbooks
- A reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish an open textbook