Open Access Links

Below is a list of Open-Access electronic journals and books evaluated and selected by the library staff to provide additional sources of information for researchers. Most of the electronic resources you will find in these sites are free and openly available for public use.

List of Open Access Links to Theses and Dissertations

  • Australian Digital Theses Program
  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
  • Proquest PQDT Open
  • Theses Canada Portal
  • Virginia Tech Electronic Theses and Dissertations

    Link and Description

    • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)-The Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that indexes high quality, peer reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles' metadata. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access academic journals that use an appropriate quality control system (see below for definitions) and is not limited to particular languages or subject areas. The Directory aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access academic journals—regardless of size and country of origin—thereby promoting their visibility, usage and impact.Link:
    • Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB - The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. It has 7248 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 191 publishers.Link:
    • American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental,and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
    • Pediatrics - The official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the world’s leading pediatrics resource. Pediatrics is the most cited journal in the field and among the top 100 most-cited journals in all of science and medicine. 
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from January 1948 – Present
    • Pediatrics in Review- The highly popular journal features real-life cases, best practices, and clinical review articles. Articles are mapped to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) knowledge statements for Maintenance of Certification™ (MOC) 
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from July 1979 – Present
    • AAP Grand Rounds - Critical, evidence-based summaries of clinical content from nearly 100 journals. Each month, this literature review newsletter delivers relevant commentary and current insights into critical topics in pediatrics today. 
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from January 1999 – Present
    • AAP Grand Rounds - Critical, evidence-based summaries of clinical content from nearly 100 journals. Each month, this literature review newsletter delivers relevant commentary and current insights into critical topics in pediatrics today. 
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from January 1999 – Present
    • HOSPITAL Pediatrics - The first-ever scholarly journal for pediatric hospitalists delivers groundbreaking original research and evidence-based information that supports patient care, teaching, research, and leadership.
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from July 2011 – Present
    • NeoReviews - COVERAGE: Fulltext access from January 2000 – Present
    • The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. Our focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the U.S. and around the world.
    • The Journal of Nutrition - Published since 1928, The Journal of Nutrition (JN) was the first scientific journal created solely for publication of nutrition research. Contents include peer-reviewed research reports on all aspects of experimental nutrition, critical reviews, commentaries, and symposia and workshop proceedings.
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from September 1928 – December 2014
    • The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - The world's most widely recognized, peer-reviewed clinical nutrition journal. The AJCN publishes research reports on basic and clinical research topics, plus commentaries, editorials, review articles, meeting reports and book reviews.
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from September 1952 – December 2014
    • Advances in Nutrition - As the pace of research in the nutritional sciences continues to accelerate, this journal explains the significance of new research findings, highlights research gaps and points to future directions. Read it to stay better informed on the state of the science, nutrient information, and the latest findings.
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from November 2010 – November 2014
    • The FASEB Journal -  is among the world's most cited biology journals. It is a preferred venue for the latest research reports and reviews of epigenetics, iRNA mechanics, histone acetylation, nitric oxide signaling, eicosanoid biochemistry, angiogenesis, tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, cytoskeletal function, and human stem cell research. The journal publishes peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary original research articles, as well as editorials, reviews, and news of the life sciences. 
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from July 1987 – December 2014
    • JLB - is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published by the Society for Leukocyte Biology for its members and the community of immunobiologists.  The journal publishes papers devoted to the exploration of the cellular and molecular biology of granulocytes, mononuclear phagocytes, lymphocytes, NK cells, and other cells involved in host physiology and defense/resistance against disease. LB also considers articles involving epithelial, endothelial, fibroblastic, neural, and other somatic cell types participating in host defense.  Studies covering pathophysiology, cell development, differentiation and trafficking; fundamental, translational and clinical immunology, inflammation, extracellular mediators and effector molecules; receptors signal transduction and genes are considered relevant.  Research articles and reviews that provide a novel understanding in any of these fields are given priority as well as technical advances related to leukocyte research methods.  
      COVERAGE: Fulltext access from July 1984 – December 2014
    • Academic Journals - is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.

    In November of 2002, Academic Journals commenced publication of the African Journal of Biotechnology (AJB) as monthly publication.

    • High Wire - A leading ePublishing platform, HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. HighWire also offers a complete manuscript submission, tracking, peer review, and publishing system for journal editors, Bench>Press. HighWire provides outstanding technology and support services, and fosters a dynamic and innovative community, enhancing the strengths of each of its members. HighWire plays a unique role in the online publishing business: affiliated with an academic library, a first-class research institution, and partner and colleague to scholarly societies who value the high quality and content of their journals, books and other materials. By working with HighWire, publishers gain the economies of scale and networking opportunities of working collaboratively in their business technology.

    • INASP - is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges

    • Karger Publishers is a leading international biomedical publisher based in Basel, Switzerland. Karger publishes over 90 subscription and Open Access journals as well as approximately 120 book titles annually, primarily in English, in a comprehensive range of biomedical disciplines for both the research and clinical markets.

      Independent, family owned and with over 120 years of experience in scientific and medical publishing, Karger is driven by a spirit of innovation while still remaining true to tradition. For Karger, tradition means dedication to maintaining the highest standards of quality, flexibility and personalized service.

      Karger Publishers embraces the philosophy 'Connecting the World of Biomedical Science'.

    • The 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. The institutions served by the NAP are unique in their ability to attract leading experts in many fields to join panels and committees charged with providing policy advice on some of the nation’s most pressing scientific, technical, and health-related issues.

    • The Philippine eLib is a collaborative project of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

      Funded through the e-Government Fund of the Philippine Government, the project hopes to provide for the information needs of all sectors of society in a convenient, affordable, and efficient way of delivery.

      Available resources include:

      • Union catalog of the five partners;
      • Digitized Filipiniana materials including theses and dissertations;
      • Special collection/researches of the five partners; and,
      • Online resources/subscription to electronic databases.

    • Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

      We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

      No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, we kindly ask you to donate a small amount so we can buy and digitize more books. Other ways to help include digitizing more books, recording audio books, or reporting errors.

      Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through our Partners, Affiliates and Resources.

    • Asian Bioethics Review (ABR) is an academic journal providing a forum to express and exchange original ideas on all aspects of bioethics, especially those relevant to the region. Published quarterly, the journal promotes multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary studies and will appeal to all working in the field of ethics in medicine and healthcare, genetics, law, policy, science studies and research. ABR includes articles, research studies, cases and commentaries, as well as column providing Insights into new approaches in bioethics, Student Voices or essays from a student’s perspective and recent developments in Medical Law. We also publish book reviews and comments or correspondence to the editor. Although based in Asia, ABR welcomes original papers from all countries.

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    • JAASP is the official journal of Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy. The aims of this journal are to document and advance pharmacy research work that significantly contributes to Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutical Science, Natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry. In addition to full research papers, JAASP also publishes invited articles, reviews and short communications dealing with the said fields.

    • Prosthetics Orthotics InternationalProsthetics Orthotics International just proceed to the Medical Library AV Section and approach the librarian for the username, password and assistance. This publication is an international, multidisciplinary journal for all professionals who have an interest in the medical, clinical, rehabilitation, technical, educational and research aspects of prosthetics, orthotics and rehabilitation engineering, as well as their related topics. It is the official journal of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.




    • physical therapy journalPhysical Therapy (PTJ) engages and inspires an international readership on topics related to physical therapy. PTJ publishes innovative and highly relevant content for both clinicians and scientists and uses a variety of interactive approaches to communicate that content, with the expressed purpose of improving patient care.

      Monthly periodical published by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Full access to July 2011 and previous issues only.

      An international peer-reviewed journal containing original research, case reports, and literature reviews in manual therapy. ( Full access to 2010-2011 issues only )

    • Global Help

    • Health education using low cost publications. Free access to health related publications. This site has a variety of types of information.


    • A commercial driven site with links to online education material. The link provided is the reference library which allows access to several books and journals. Aimed at P/Os be careful on this site to use education material not advertisements…i.e. not self promotion or commercial.

    • Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

    • KIT aims to contribute to sustainable economic development, health, poverty alleviation, sharing knowledge, cultural preservation and cultural exchange. An online searchable library some content free full text is available

    • Grand Rounds

    • This site is part of the Sunny Brooke Health Science Centre (Toronto,. Canada) one of Canada's largest teaching hospitals media site where a variety of other health science presentations are archived at ;
    • American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

    • Much of the content of this site is free and readily available. This site includes online peer reviewed journal

      (Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics), access to online course content and various other Prosthetic/Orthotic related research and information. Some information is "locked" for use by members only
    • Recal Database

    • The University of Strathclyde's Prosthetic/Orthotic database legacy.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

      DiagnosisPro - is a site designed primarily as a reminder database system for use by qualified physicians and other medical professionals. It is a wonderful diagnosis and clinical support tool which is easy to use and very transparent, being offered for free to any and all individual medical professionals including students, PA's, and nurses.

    • BioMed Central  -  Online publisher of free peer-reviewed scientific articles in all areas of medical research and biology.

    • Free Medical Journals  -  Dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.

    • Journal of Korean Medical Science - The Journal of Korean Medical Science (JKMS) is an international, peer-reviewed bimonthly journal of medicine published in English. It aims to publish evidence-based, scientific research articles from various disciplines of the medical sciences.

    • PLoS Biology  -  Peer-reviewed open-access journal featuring research articles of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules o ecosystems.

    • PLoS Pathogens  -  Open-access journal that publishes important new ideas on bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions, and viruses that contribute to our understanding of the biology of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions.

    • PubMed- comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
    • PubChem  - Free database of chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities.
    • PubMed Central  -  Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
    • MedWorm - is a medical RSS feed provider as well as a search engine built on data collected from RSS feeds. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and it is a technology used to simply publish and gather details of the very latest information on the internet. MedWorm collects updates from over 6000 authoritative data sources (growing each day) via RSS feeds


    • Google Scholar - Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
    • HERDIN Neon - Health Research and Development Information Network -  Specialized network of documentation and information centers engaged in health research and development activities. Herdin hosts electronic collection or database of bibliographic entries of published and unpublished health researches in the Philippines in cooperation with other member-institutions.
    • LibraryLink - One-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources. It aims to provide one search engine or point of entry for researchers and students who are doing research on Filipiniana.
    • Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) - is a project of the WHO Western Pacific Regionl Office in collaboration with several institutions in its Member States. This is the Region's contribution to the Global Health Library (GHL) initiative which aims to extend to all the benefits of the knowledge that is essential to the fullest attainment of health. WPRIM will be deployed and hosted, along with the index medici of other WHO Regions, at the Global Index Medicus portal under the GHL platform, where searches can be conducted individually or simultaneously through a federated search engine.

    Other Free Reference Materials

    PLoS Biology - Peer-reviewed open-access journal featuring research articles of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems.

    Philippine National Drug Formulary vol. 1, 7th ed. c2008 e-copy

    MIMS - Registration is free. Download FREE MIMS Apps
  - The preeminent Internet publisher in literature, reference and verse for students, researchers and ethically curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

    The World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

    Math - This site's web-based discussion board for math talk and posting/answering math questions.