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Open access databases

Open Access is an initiative that provides free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.

German News Service -DW Akademie is Germany's leading organization for international media development. We support the development of free and transparent media, quality journalism, and also offer programs to boost media skills.

e-Book databases

  Russian Digital Dissertations Library - Russian State Library is a unique repository of originals of the dissertations on all subjects and specializations. Important: put a tick at ‘’Искать только в Открытой электронной библиотеке диссертаций (ОЭБД)’’. More information here.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) offers 1608 Academic peer-reviewed books from 54 publishers.
  The Knowledge Unlatched scheme, which aims to create a sustainable system of open access for humanities and social science books, is using 28 titles from 13 scholarly publishers in its initial release, with participating libraries coming from 24 different countries to share the costs.
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) – contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Project Gutenberg – offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Science Books Online is a directory of free science texts, e-books, monographs, lecture notes, and other science related documents.
Taylor & Francis Group are pleased to announce a new open access publishing model for research monographs through Routledge Books Open Access.
Wikibooks – the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit. 2,695 books with 48,064 pages.

e-Journal databases

Baltic Journal of Economics (On-line archive) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in economics. The Journal is intended to provide a publication medium for original research in economics for scholars working in the Baltic States or those who are working with topics relevant for the Baltic States or for transition economies in general.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – allows to search and read  full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
The Economist (On-line arhīvs) – World known weekly published newspaper with primary focus on world news, politics and business. On-line archive includes issues from last ten years.
HighWire Press – 1766 Journals, Books, Reference Works & other Scholarly Publications.
SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, "Gold" open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
Taylor & Francis Journals have been publishing academic research since 1798 and on an open access basis since 2006.
Versita Open is one of the world's leading publishers of open access scientific content. Today Versita publishes about 350 own and third-party scholarly journals across all major disciplines.

Digital Repositories

DRIVER – Access the network of freely accessible digital repositories with content across academic disciplines with over 3,500,000 scientific publications, found in journal articles, dissertations, books, lectures, reports, etc., harvested regularly from more than 295 repositories, from 38 countries.

OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories) is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.