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Journal Resource
Bioline International
Bioline International provides open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries, covering the areas like public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity.
BioMed Central
BioMed Central publishes 288 peer-reviewed open access journals, spanning all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine.
Chemistry Central
Chemistry Central is the open access chemistry platform from Springer Science+Business Media, covering scholarly journal content in the area of chemical research.
The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. The Cochrane Library consists of seven databases, searchable on Wiley platform and is used by a broad range of people interested in Evidence-Based Health Care, including consumers, clinicians, policy-makers, researchers, educators, students and others. The following are the seven Cochrane databases:
1. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
2. Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
3. Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR)
4. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
5. Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA)
6. NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED)
7. About The Cochrane Collaboration
Current Science
Current Science, published every fortnight by the Current Science Association, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences, is the leading interdisciplinary science journal from India. Besides full length research articles and shorter research communications, the journal publishes review articles, scientific correspondence and commentaries, news and views, comments on recently published research papers, opinions on scientific activity, articles on universities, Indian laboratories and institutions, interviews with scientists, personal information, book reviews, etc. Covered by major indexing services like Web of Science, Current Contents, Chemical Abstracts, and Scopus etc., it also publishes special sections on diverse and topical themes of interest and this has served as a platform for the scientific fraternity to get their work acknowledged and highlighted.
Directory of Open Access Journals
The Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that indexes more than 10,000 high quality, peer reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles' metadata. The subjects covered range from Science & Technology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Arts, General Works, and many more. The content is contributed by the Publisher members, individuals and supporters, and Libraries, Library Associations, Consortia, Universities and Research Centers.
The Electronic Library of Mathematics Journals
The Electronic Library of Mathematics contains a hyperlinked list of open access journals and scholarly publications in the field of Mathematics.
Free Electronic Mathematics Journals @ UC, Berkeley
A list of free electronic journals in the field of Mathematics, provided by University of California, Berkeley.
Free Medical Journals
Free Medical Journals is a platform providing free access to medical journals' content, some of them, immediately and to some with an embargo period.
Highwire @ Stanford University
Being the largest archive of free full-text scholarly content, HighWire Press provides access to free online full-text articles from journals published online with the assistance of HighWire Press.
Indian Academy of Sciences Journals
The Indian Academy of Sciences was founded and registered as a society in 1934 with the aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science, in both pure and applied branches. Among the activities undertaken by the Academy since 1934, publication of scientific journals has occupied the pride of place. The following journals are published by the Academy and are open access in nature:
1. Journal of Chemical Sciences
2. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences
3. Journal of Earth System Science
4. Sadhana
5. Pramana
6. Journal of Biosciences
7. Bulletin of Materials Science
8. Journal of Astrophysics & Astronomy
9. Journal of Genetics
10. Resonance
Journal of the Indian Institute of Science
The Journal of the Indian Institute of Science has been published by the Institute since 1914. Since its origin, research work carried out by the Institute and other institutions around the world was accepted for publication in the journal. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
MedInd – Indian Biomedical Journals
MedIND provides free full text articles published in select Indian Biomedical Journals indexed in IndMED or PubMed. IndMED & MedIND has been produced under ICMR funded project "National Database of Indian Medical Journals".
Medknow
Medknow Publications is one of the open access publishers in the world, and publish peer-reviewed, online and print-plus-online journals in medicine on behalf of learned societies and associations. The publisher operates the ‘Platinum’ model of open access publishing, providing immediate free access to online journals with no charge to the author or author's institution for submission, processing or publication.
NISCAIR Online Periodical Repository
The Omics Gateway from Nature
OpenMed – Open Access Archives for Medical and Allied Sciences
Open J-gate -- Free Open Access and E-Journal Portal (Article level Access)
PubMed Central
PLOS ONE from Public Library of Science
Springer Open
SpringerOpen, includes Springer’s portfolio of 160+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science ranging from very specialized titles to SpringerPlus, our interdisciplinary open access journal that covers all disciplines. These peer reviewed journals and books are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. For information about publishing with SpringerOpen please check here.
Cogent OA
Cogent Open Access, a part of Taylor & Francis group, is an open access publisher of scholarly research including the Cogent Series of broad-based, interconnected journals focusing on the key disciplines in science, social science and the arts.
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science"
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, crosscultural studies, demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics, literature, paralegal, performing arts, religious studies, visual arts, women studies and so on.
Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Advances in Mechanical Engineering is a peer-reviewed, open access journal on Sage platform that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of mechanical engineering.
Generalia
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National Academies PressThe National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. NAP offers more than 4,000 titles in PDF format. All of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.
Free Tech BooksThe site provides access to several technical books.
EDUCAUSE LibraryAn international repository for information concerning use and management of information technology in higher education.
Directory of Open Access BooksHosts peer-reviewed books from reputed publishers
Pothi.comSelf-publish, read for free site
Internet Archive (The)The Internet Archive is a non-profit initiative that was founded to build an 'Internet library,' with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. This includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages
Online Books Page (The)The Online Books Page facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Books are available in all subject areas.
O'Reilly Open Books ProjectO'Reilly published computer books available on O'Reilly platform and out-of-print books available from The Internet Archive, under Creative Commons license.
The Open Book ProjectThe Open Book Project is aimed at the educational community and seeks to encourage and coordinate collaboration among students and teachers for the development of high quality, freely distributable textbooks and educational materials on a wide range of topics.
Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg, one of the original sources of free ebooks, is dedicated to the creation and distribution of eBooks.
Research Methods Knowledge BaseThe Research Methods Knowledge Base is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper. It also addresses the major theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research including: the idea of validity in research; reliability of measures; and ethics.
Textbook RevolutionTextbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. Links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources can be found on this site. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books, or some are simply web sites containing course or multimedia content.
Internet Public Library (The)ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment.In January 2010, the website "ipl2: information you can trust" was launched, merging the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. The site is hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science are involved in developing and maintaining the ipl2.
Open LibraryOpen Library's goal is to provide a page on the web for every book ever published.
ManyBooks.netManyBooks.net provides free eBooks as a service to the Internet community at large.
Free E-Books from Openculture.comOpenculture.com is a website that links free cultural and educational media on the web. It includes audio books, online courses, MOOCs, ebooks etc.
The Sciences
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Handbook of National Accounting -- Integrated Environment and Economic AccountingThis handbook on integrated environmental and economic accounting responds to the request in Agenda 21 of the Earth Summit of Rio de Janeiro that methods of integrated economic accounting for the environment be published and widely circulated. The handbook presents concepts, methods and classifications which incorporate environmental concerns including natural resource depletion, environmental quality degradation and environmental protection into national accounts by means of a system of integrated environmental and economic accounting (SEEA). The main objective of integrated accounting is to support integrated social, economic and environmental policy by means of environmentally adjusted indicators of national wealth, net domestic product, consumption and capital formation. The handbook will be used, in particular, to assist countries in implementing national programmes or case studies of environmental accounting.
Graph Theory with Applications / Bondy, J.A. & Murty, U.S.R. (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)The primary aim of this book is to present a coherent introduction to graph theory, suitable as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in mathematics and computer science. It provides a systematic treatment of the theory of graphs without sacrificing its intuitive and aesthetic appeal. Commonly used proof techniques are described and illustrated. The book also serves as an introduction to research in graph theory.
NetlibNetlib is a collection of mathematical software, papers, and databases.
Science Books OnlineScience Books Online lists free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents. All texts are available for free reading online, or for downloading in various formats.
God and Golem, Inc.: A Comment on Certain Points Where Cybernetics Impinges on ReligionAuthored by Norbert Weiner in 1964, he lays down his ideas on machine learning, machine reproduction and the place of machines in society, on the background of religious references. The provocative title sums up the confrontation of technical, mathematical and imaginative boldness with cultural prejudice.
Computational Cognitive NeuroscienceComputational Cognitive Neuroscience by Frank, M. et al. deals with the introduction to computer modeling of the brain, to understand how people think. Networks of interacting neurons produce complex emergent behavior including perception, attention, motor control, learning, memory, language, and executive functions (motivation, decision making, planning, etc).
The Cognitive Neurosciences, 4th Ed. by Gazzaniga, M.S.This book is considered as a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The 4th edition of this classic reference reflects the vibrancy of the field, with research in development and evolution that finds a dynamic growth pattern becoming specific and fixed, and research in plasticity that sees the neuronal systems always changing; exciting new empirical evidence on attention that also verifies many central tenets of longstanding theories; work that shows the boundaries of the motor system pushed further into cognition; memory research that, paradoxically, provides insight into how humans imagine future events; pioneering theoretical and methodological work in vision; new findings on how genes and experience shape the language faculty; new ideas about how the emotional brain develops and operates; and research on consciousness that ranges from a novel mechanism for how the brain generates the baseline activity necessary to sustain conscious experience to a bold theoretical attempt to make the problem of qualia more tractable. This edition of the work continues to chart new directions in the study of the biologic underpinnings of complex cognition -- the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the nervous system and the psychological reality of the mind.
The Feynman Lectures on PhysicsFamous "The Feynman Lectures on Physics" -- A HTML Version of its Volume 1 to start with.
SpringerOpen BooksSpringerOpen Books are offered in a wide range of areas within Science, Technology and Medicine (STM).
Engineering & Technology
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Agriculture Today Year Book 2011
Challenge of Establishing World Class Universities
Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of EngineeringEncouraging young people to make a difference in the world through an engineering career is more likely to attract them to the field than emphasizing the challenge of math and science skills, says a new report from the National Academy of Engineering. The report offers tested messages that reposition engineering as a satisfying profession that involves creative ideas and teamwork. It also recommends that the engineering community begin using these messages in a coordinated communications strategy.
ACM Classic Book SeriesThis list of classic books is the result of a poll ACM conducted where members named their favorite computer science books.
Designing and Building Parallel ProgramsIt is an innovative traditional print and online resource publishing project. It incorporates the content of a textbook published by Addison-Wesley into an evolving online resource.
Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus ITIt provides an overview of current principles and practices for mentoring and developing the next generation of IT leaders in higher education. Edited by EDUCAUSE Vice President Cynthia Golden and written by top leaders in the industry who have distinguished themselves and their organizations for sharpening others' skills, institutional savvy, and ability to lead.
Electronic Colloquium on Computational ComplexityThe site provides access to books, research reports and surveys in the field of computational complexity.
Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific DiscoveryThis work is a collection of essays that expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.
Introduction to Information Retrieval / Manning, C.A., Raghavan, P. and Shcutze, H.The book aims to provide a modern approach to information retrieval from a computer science perspective. It is based on a course the authors have been teaching in various forms at Stanford University and at the University of Stuttgart.
Materials Science & Engineering: A Learner's Guide / Anandh Subramaniam & Kantesh BalaniThis is an introductory e-book written by Professors Anandh Subramaniam and Kantesh Balani, IIT Kanpur, under the NMEICT Project of MHRD. The book provides an introduction to diverse kinds of engineering materials, an overview of what determines the properties of materials and how we engineer them, discussed the structure of materials and various lengthscales, stability and metastability of materials. The book also throws light on the tools used in materials science, and on properties of materials.
MPI: The Complete Reference / Snir, M. et. al.The goal of the Message Passing Interface, simply stated, is to develop a widely used standard for writing message-passing programs. As such the interface should establish a practical, portable, efficient, and flexible standard for message passing.
Parallel Virtual MachineA Users' Guide and Tutorial for Networked Parallel Computing
Wireless Networking in the Developing WorldA practical guide to planning and building low-cost telecommunications infrastructure. This book was started as the BookSprint project at the 2005 session of WSFII, in London, England (http://www.wsfii.org/). A core team of seven people built the initial outline over the course of the event, presented the results at the conference, and wrote the book over the course of a few months. Rob Flickenger served as the lead author and editor.
SpringerOpen BooksSpringerOpen Books are offered in a wide range of areas within Science, Technology and Medicine (STM).

“How to access” Tutors

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  • American Physical Society APS
  • American Institute of Physics AIP
  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • Royal Society of Chemistry RSC

NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc. NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams. The mission of NPTEL is to enhance the quality of Engineering education in the country by providing free online courseware.

The video lectures can be accessed through any of the NPTEL official partners like YouTube, Classle, etc.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world.

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Participating institutions include universities from various countries like the US, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, etc. Courses with specializations in the areas of computer science, music, systems biology, and in general spanning from the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Engineering & Technology etc. are currently on offer in almost 14 languages.

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Presetnly courses are offered in the areas of Biochemistry, Statistics, Elementary French, Healthcare Information & Management Systems, the Sciences, Logic & Proofs, Computing, etc.

Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT OCW. The current courses on offer are from various schools of Tufts University like School of Engineering, School of Arts and Sciences, Medicine, etc.

This is a relevant, non-exhaustive list of Open Educational Resources, which will be updated periodically.

JURN is search engine, which helps us to Search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses. JURN provides comprehensive coverage of e-journals in the arts and humanities, the natural world and ecology. In 2014 JURN’s coverage was expanded to index selected university full text repositories, and also to e-journals in science, biomedical, business and law.

WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. It accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world (Architecture: What is under the Hood). Multilingual WorldWideScience.org provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature.

 



 
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