Library’s List of Open Access Resources

Ruia College’s Dr. P. D. Meghani Library has curated this exhaustive list (arranged alphabetically) of resources where you can find the peer-reviewed, top-quality research e-books and e-journals which are freely accessible and downloadable. Please make full use of these Open Access e-resources.


  1. Academia – collection of 22 million research papers; accessed by 133 million academics, professionals, and students every month


  2. AmeliCA Open Knowledge for Latin America and the Global South – OA research initiative


  3. arXiv – Eprint service in scientific fields by Cornell Univ., NY & National Sc. Foundation, USA


  4. DOAB Directory of Open Access Books – access to 10K+ books


  5. DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals – contains 15K+ peer-reviewed OA journals covering all areas & languages


  6. Economic Survey


  7. महाराष्ट्र राज्य साहित्य संस्कृती मंडळ  इ-पुस्तके – e-books in subjects of Marathi Sanskrit, History, Philosophy, Religion etc.


  8. NDLI National Digital Library of India – 6 crores of e-resources


  9. OAPEN Open Access Publishing in European Networks - online library & publications platform dedicated to open access of peer-reviewed books


  10. OLH Open Library of Humanities – makes available and publishes open access scholarly literature with no article processing charges (APCs) 


  11. OpenEdition – has 4 platforms - journals (OpenEdition Journals), book series (OpenEdition Books), research blogs (Hypotheses) & academic events (Calenda)


  12. PeerJ – peer-reviewed scientific mega journal covering research in the biological and medical sciences, publishing 10K+ peer-reviewed articles so far


  13. Plan S – initiative for OA science publishing by "cOAlition S", a consortium of national research agencies & funders from 12 European countries


  14. PLoS Public Library of Science, USA – 14K+ resources in STEM 


  15. Project Gutenberg – access to all the copyright-free books


  16. Project MUSE – initiative by John Hopkins Univ., 68K+ Humanities & Social Sciences collection


  17. PubMedCentral free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institute of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH–NLM)


  18. Redalyc - journals specially from South America


  19. ResearchGate - professional network for scientists & researchers with 19 million members sharing their research


  20. SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online, Brazil



Following world-renowned academic publishers have provided Open Access to some of their collection in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The access is extended till 31st March 2021.


  1. Brill Publishers


  2. Cambridge University Press


  3. De Gruyter Publications


  4. Elsevier journals


  5. Harvard University


  6. McGraw-Hill Publications


  7. MIT Press


  8. Orient Blackswan


  9. Oxford University Press books


  10. Oxford University Press journals


  11. Peter Lang Publications


  12. Sage Publishers


  13. Springer books (including Palgrave Macmillan)


  14. Springer Nature journals (including Palgrave Macmillan)


  15. Taylor & Francis books (including Ashgate, Routledge)


  16. Taylor & Francis journals (including Ashgate, Routledge)


  17. Wiley books


  18. Wiley journals



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