Scholarly Databases

American Doctoral Dissertations

This database has been expanded to offer greater coverage of 20th century research as well as access to full text.
Initially, the research database provided access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities between 1933 and 1955, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. However, the newly enhanced database includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present.

Cool4Ed (California Open Online Library for Education)

Through this project, the three State of California Higher Education Systems are working together to provide easy access to quality FREE and OPEN eTextbooks that everyone and anyone can use for teaching and learning (Learn more about how and why we’re doing this)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial quality control and “use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access”. The aim of DOAJ is to “increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact”.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

Elsevier: Books, Journals and Major Reference Works

This database allows researchers to search through all Elsevier products from one search point

Elsevier Open Science Open Access Journals

All articles in the Open Science Open Access Journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

European views of the Americas: 1493-1750

This archive is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750. This authoritative bibliography is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide, and a valuable index for libraries, researchers and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

Genocide Studies and Prevention

An International Journal provides a much-needed forum for discussion, as it fosters awareness of the atrocities linked to genocide while promoting the necessity of prevention.


GreenFILE has extensive multidisciplinary coverage. It covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 850,000 records and open access full text for nearly 13,000 records.
Key journals include Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Forest Ecology & Management, and International Journal of Green Energy.

International Knowledge Sharing Platform

The platform hosts more than 40 international, peer-reviewed academic journals in various fields MONTHLY. Prospective Authors can send their full manuscript(s) to any of the affiliated journals on the website’s homepage for review and possible publication.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

This research database provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports and more. It is EBSCO’s intention to provide access to this resource on a continual basis.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 core journals and more than 120 selective and priority journals. Coverage in this research database extends as far back as 1960. LISTA also includes author profiles and a robust thesaurus.


Library On A Flash is an application that was conceived by the Office of Technology and Digital Services (OTDS) of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. In its (AUN) mission as a Development University, AUN has gathered hundreds of FREE e-books, links to peer-reviewed journal articles and access to both local (Nigerian) and international news sources. The following is a list of grouped resources and a brief description or each grouping:

e-Books – A collection of over 800 e-Books grouped into 26 different subject headings. These books are free to download and read, and no Internet connection is needed to access them. There are also 53 e-books targeted for secondary schools and grouped in to 13 subjects.

Open-Access Resources – There are 237 links to online resources and grouped into subject areas that provide free access and download of resources (e-books, journal articles, etc.) Internet connection is required to access these resources.

e-Books websites – A collection of websites where you can download e-books for free.

Subscription Databases – These resources are generally the databases you would find in a world class academic University Library. A subscription is required to download articles but most of these databases would allow you to perform searches without subscribing. Also, users would have to be connected to the Internet to access the databases in this category. There are 34 links in the databases section.

Finally, there are also 6 workbooks (PDF format) and 6 radio broadcasts (audio) for the TELA Project as well as 41 story books (PDF format) for the STELLAR project aimed at primary school students.

NOTE: Access to this database is only available in the library

Medline Plus

It is “an authoritative free website where the public can find health information in more that 40 languages”

Open Access Journals

Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community without restricting the access of published content. This publisher hosts over 700+ leading-edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals and organizes over 3000 International Conferences all over the world. Obtained enormous global visibility and tremendous response from the authors and readers from all over the world inspired the publisher to maintain reputed Open Access Journals in various scientific disciplines. The journals have over 15 million readers and the reputation and success earned can be attributed to the strong Editorial Board which contains over 50,000 eminent personalities that ensure a rapid, qualitative and quick review process. More than 1000 International Societies are supporting in making scientific information Open Access. International Conferences are rendering perfect platform for global networking for the renowned speakers and scientists across the globe through a most exciting and memorable scientific event filled with much enlightening interactive sessions, world class exhibitions and poster presentations.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 3,822,916 theses and dissertations.

SAGE Pure Gold Open Access Journals

The following lists the pure gold open access journals published by SAGE. All articles published in the journals provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons licence. All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed retaining the quality hallmarks of the academic publishing process that authors would experience in publishing in any traditional SAGE journal. Most SAGE pure gold open access journals are supported by the payment of an article processing charge (APC) by the author, institution or research funder of the accepted manuscript.


ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. It provides subscription-based access to a large database of scientific and medical research. It hosts over 12 million pieces of content from 3,500 academic journals and 34,000 e-books. The journals are grouped into four main sections: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Teacher Reference Center

A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals


TEEAL is The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library. Launched in 1999, it is a digital collection of research journals for agricultural research and research in related sciences, with full-text articles and graphics of over 200 major journals. TEEAL is a project of Cornell University’s Albert R. Mann Library in cooperation with over 60 major scientific publishers, societies and index providers.
Researchers, students, faculty and librarians can discover and access thousands of full-text PDF articles without the use of the Internet.

NOTE: Access to this database is only available in the library
Wiley Open Access

Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.

The Woman Stats Project

The WomanStats Project is the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. The Project facilitates understanding the linkage between the situation of women and the security of nation-states.”