Open Access Resources

Open Sources - General



Social Sciences

Nobel Prize Internet Archive

Social Science Information gateway


Library and Information Science

Asian open source centre – promoting open source and free software in Asia

Librarian’s Internet Index

National Research Centre for free/Open Source Software


Medical Sciences

Health  InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative



Access to Global online  Research in Agriculture  (AGORA)

CIMMYT : an international  Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre



Library and Information Science – Digital Library – Online Journals

Bioline international  - Open Source Journals and Online Resources, Directories, News and  guide to scientific information on the Web

Publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access  Journals

Physics related free access journals

European  Scientific  Co-operative on  Phytotherapy – European  Phytojournal – free online

Highwire Press hosts the largest repository of free,  full-text, peer-reviewed content, with 926 journals

Free scholarly electronic journals: an annotated webliography

30  medical journals – free fulltext

Public Library of Science – premier open-access journals in Biology and Medicine

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.





Indian Patent design and trademark office

Free online access to first Indian patent searchable database


US                                    -    

WIPO – PCT  database      -    


Other Sources


Government  Sites

Govt. of India

Parliament of India

Rajbhavan  (Tamil Nadu)


Libraries, Library Associations and Information Centers

American Library Association

British Council Library – India

Central Reference Library (Kolkata)

The European Library

Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres

International Federation of Library Association

National Library of India

National Library of Medicine

Raja Rammohun Roy  Library Foundation

United Nation Educational and Scientific Organisation




Chennai’s old libraries

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