ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is the world’s most widely used index to educational-related literature. ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Link

PDF Drive

PDF Drive is the best search engine for PDF files as of today it has more than

318,403,901 eBooks, tutorials, manuals and authors for the user to search and

download for free. It doesn’t comprise any annoying ads as well as it has no download limits. Enjoy it and don’t forget to bookmark and share the love!



This is one of the largest online libraries in the World that aims to make any literature of any subject accessible for everyone. This site contains over 2,780,670 books and

52,429,917 articles. It gives a user to search, read online and download a number of

books and articles for free without any subscriptions. Link


Bookfi is one of the most popular Multi-lingual online libraries in the world. It has more than 2,238,180 books. This is a non-profit project which is completely free with

uninterrupted access to literature. The user can access and download books of any title for free of charges. Link


This is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic

Journals currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities,

social sciences and agricultural sciences. Link

 Journal of Accounting and Taxation (JAT)

The Journal of Accounting and Taxation (JAT) is a peer reviewed open access journal. The journal is published monthly and covers all areas of Accounting and Taxation.



Whether you’re doing research for a project, need help with homework, or just want to learn something new, YouTube EDU features some of our most popular educational videos across YouTube. This channel was generated automatically by YouTube’s video discovery system. Link

Other Open Access Databases

DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)

DOAB has more than 750 free full-text e-books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards covering all subjects and many languages. Link:

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

It is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Subjects covered: science, technology, medicine, social science, and humanities. Link:

OMICS International

OMICS International is a scientific organization that promotes open access for relevant scientific information and research findings. About 700 open access scientific journals are handled by more than 50000 editorial board members who belong to both academic and industrial circles in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. Link:

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Access to information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade, and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more. Link:


Hindawi publishes peer-reviewed, Open Access journals across many areas of science, technology, and medicine, as well as several areas of social science. Hindawi’s journals are indexed in the leading abstracting and indexing databases, including the Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, INSPEC, Mathematical Reviews, and Chemical Abstracts.Link:

Google books

Read Full text books online free. You can also save links/ Citation of books in your personal google account. Link:

Google scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online academic journals and books, conference papers, theses and dissertationspreprintsabstractstechnical reports, and other scholarly literature, including court opinions and patents. Link:


Discover all-new, rising authors. Independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance for your enjoyment and non-fiction to help you find info from self-help to biz growth. Link:

This portal focuses primarily on academic material.  It has a keyword search tool and also a list of broad subject categories.  One of the principal categories is Medicine which is divided into a lengthy list of sub-categories.  Each entry notes the title, language format and many contain a one sentence summary plus the link to the PDF. Link:


CORE aggregates all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and makes them available to the public. Thus, facilitating free unrestricted access to research for all. Link:


African Journals Online (AJOL) is the world’s largest and preeminent platform of African-published scholarly journals. AJOL is a Non-Profit Organisation that (since 1998) works to increase global & continental online access, awareness, quality & use of African-published, peer-reviewed research. Millions of monthly downloads by site users from nearly every country in the world are an indication of the need and widespread use of the AJOL initiative. More than half of the repeat users are from Africa. Link: Press

Publishes over 120 peer-reviewed books each year and 7 journals in a wide range of print and digital editions for researchers, students, professionals, practitioners, politicians, policymakers and the informed general reader as well as for libraries and other institutions globally. Link:

Project Gutenberg

It is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with a focus on older works. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education. Link:

Research 4life

Research4Life has four main programs – HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI – that provide research for free or at low cost to institutions in the developing world. Their central goal is achieving universal access to scientific, technical and medical research information and to foster a strong and independent research culture in the developing world – one that is fully integrated into the international research community with sustainable economic development and enhanced quality of life. Link:

World Bank e-library

The World Bank e-library is a value-added, subscription-based portal dedicated to all World Bank publications, research, and knowledge since the 1990s. It is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of researchers and librarians. It is used by the world’s top academic institutions, government agencies, central banks, national libraries, think tanks, NGOs, and IGOs. contains approximately 15,000 books, chapters, reports, journals, working papers, and case studies. Content in the e-library is carefully curated to meet the highest academic and editorial standards. Users of e-library are assured full and immediate access to all academic research and scholarship published by the World Bank – the majority made available through Creative Commons Attribution. Link:


Emerald insight 

Manages a range of digital products, a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books on Education, Sociology, marketing, Human Resource, business disciplines, engineering, and materials science. Link:


This collection provides access to eight comprehensive EBSCOhost databases covering a variety of disciplines: ● Academic Search Premier ● Business Source Premier ● ERIC ● MasterFILE Premier ● Newspaper Source ● Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition ● Health Source: Consumer Edition ● MEDLINE. Link:

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