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Institutional Repositories
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Cornell University e-Prints Archive

Open access to over a million e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

Glasgow School of Art -- Repository of Art, Design, & Architecture Research

The Glasgow School of Art's research repository, providing a digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by Glasgow School of Art staff and postgraduate students. RADAR (which stands for Repository of Art Design Architecture Research) makes information publically available about a wide range of research outputs, from books and journal articles to exhibitions and artefacts. Full text is available where possible, and some additional content is available on request.

Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Online Full-Text

Five decades of Met publications on art history, available to read, download, and/or search for free. Across over 1600 publications, the collection topics include the decorative arts, painting and sculpture, textile, arms and armour.

 

Public Collections
Description

Bibliothek der Freien -- Lidiap

A list of freely accessible digitized anarchist journals/newspapers, in a variety of languages and from a wide range of periods. Of particular visual interest students of the visual arts may be the cover designs of titles such as Estudios (1928-1937), Utopia (1995-2012), or AS (1972-), for example.

Crimethinc. Online Reading Library

This online archive includes essays, stories, accounts, and other texts that have appeared under the CrimethInc. banner -- zines, magazines, papers, journal back issues, and posters on a wide range of topics, free for you to print out and distribute however you want. Navigate by theme, year of publication, or through their reading lists.

 
The Freedom Archives contains over 12,000 hours of audio and video recordings which date from the late-1960s to the mid-90s and chronicle the progressive history of the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States of American more broadly, and also international movements. Their collection includes weekly news, poetry, music programs; in-depth interviews and reports on social and cultural issues; numerous voices from behind prison walls; diverse activists; and pamphlets, journals and other materials from many radical organizations and movements.

Internet Archive -- eBooks and Text

The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public -- in this case, to over 330 billion web pages, and 20 million books and texts.

Marxist Internet Archive Library -- eBooks and Text 

An all-volunteer, non-profit public library of mostly public domain material relating to Marx or Marxist thought -- in this case, a huge collection of Marxists, feminist, and philosophical biographies and texts.

Open Culture -- eBooks

A collection of over eight hundred eBooks freely available to download and read on almost any device. The collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce. 

Open Culture -- Textbooks

A collection of two hundred open access textbooks, written by experts in the given field, on topics such as art history, computer science, and education.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's greatest literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M

An online collection of thousands of text files, by writers and artists, and bound by the 128 characters of the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII). The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles, but these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s works -- they are reflective of their times and the lives of their authors.

 

Scholarly Indexes (incl. tools)
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1findr

A search platform for over 90 million open access scholarly articles and repository contents, i.e. academic work which is free to view, download, and use for your research. In addition to scholarly articles, you may also find conference papers, theses and dissertations, preprints, abstracts, technical reports, court opinions and public patents.

CORE

A search platform and aggregator for millions of open access scholarly articles and repository contents, i.e. academic work which is free to view, download, and use for your research. In addition to scholarly articles, you may also find conference papers, theses and dissertations, preprints, abstracts, technical reports, court opinions and public patents.

Google Scholar

A search platform and aggregator for millions of open access scholarly articles and repository contents, i.e. academic work which is free to view, download, and use for your research. In addition to scholarly articles, you may also find conference papers, theses and dissertations, preprints, abstracts, technical reports, court opinions and public patents.

Kopernio

A free plugin for your browser which gives you legal access to open access and subscription-only journal articles with a single click, whether you are on- or off-campus. Subscription-only articles are acquired on a case-by-case basis from their authors, where that author has the right to share it.
 

There are many other tools like it, so look around and find the one you like best!

Open Access Button

A free plugin for your browser which gives you legal access to open access and subscription-only journal articles with a single click, whether you are on- or off-campus. Subscription-only articles are acquired on a case-by-case basis from their authors, where that author has the right to share it.

There are many other tools like it, so look around and find the one you like best!

SHERPA/RoMEO

An online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis -- that is, whether the journal is published freely online or not.

Search according to title, ISSN, publisher name, country of publication, or archiving policy (i.e. availability).