Open Access

Competitive Exams





E-Learning Initiative

Sakshat-MHRD, Govt. of India
Consortium for Education Communication 
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning

Open Access Resources

Books/Online Book stores
Open Book Project
Free e-books by Gutenberg

Digital Libraries

Consortium for Educational Communicationhttp://www.cec-ugc.or
Digital Library of India
Directory of Open Access Repositories
eGyanKosh (IGNOU)
Library of Congress
National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository
NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams
The British Library
UNESCO Library
Virtual Library
World Digital Library


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Access to Global online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
Bio line international - Open Source Journals and Online Resources Directories News and guide to scientific information on the Web
Brill Open E-Journals Collection
Cambridge University Press: Open Access - Open Access journals from Cambridge University Press.
CIMMYT : an international Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre
Directory of Open Access Journals
EPW (Economic and Political Weekly)
European Scientific Co-operative on Phytotherapy - European Phytojournal - free online
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Free Medical Journals
Free On-line Chemistry journals
Free scholarly electronic journals: an annotated webliography
Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free full-text peer-reviewed content
Hindawi - Open Access Journals
Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) 
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
National Preservation Office - NPO ejournals
Nature Precedings - Preprint server for the Life Science community.
Nature Publishing Group - Open Access Journals
Nutrition Bytes - Free fulltext
OMICS Publishing Group - Open Access Journals
Open Access Library (OALIB) - Free Access to 263,388 Academic Articles
Open Science Directory - Developed by EBSCO and the Hasselt University Library
Palgrave Macmillan - Open Access Journals
Physics related free access journals
PSIgate provides access to evaluated network based information services and resources in the physical sciences.

Public Library of Science - premier open-access journals in Biology and Medicine
Publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed Open Access Journals
SAGE Open Subject Collections
Science and Education Publishing (SciEP) is a multidisciplinary open access publisher of 85 Journals
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) - Worldwide dissemination of social science research.
SPIE Journals (Open Access)
Springer Open gives you free access in Science, Technology and Medicine. 
Taylor & Francis Online :: Open Journals
The African Journal Archive
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
University of Tennessee - Research Guides - Citation Formats and Style Manuals, Databases and other e-resources collection.
Wiley Open Access Journal


Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming ebooks.
Arts & Photography
Ask Sam Ebooks has a collection of free e-books like Shakespeare, and assorted legal & governmental texts.
Audio books
Baen Free Library is an online library of downloadable science fiction novels.
Biographies & Memoirs
Blue Portal provides ebooks in various subjects
Book Yards is a web portal which contains books, education materials, information etc.
Brill Open E-Book Collection
Business & Investing
Computers Science & Internet 
Darwin Online
Directory of Open access Books
eBookLobby containing collection of various subjects.
Engineering & Technology
Entertainment & Games

ENVIS Bulletin "Telemetry in Wildlife Science"

Free Book Spot is an online source of free ebooks download with 4485 Titles in various subjects
Free Computer Books consists of a huge collection of free online Computer, Programming, Mathematics, Technical Books
Free Tech Books lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes
Get Free EBooks
Globusz is a unique ePublishing house, specializing in free eBook downloads
Gutenberg- more than 20,000 public domain books that are out of copyright and also world’s greatest fiction available.
Health, Mind & Body
Historical Mathematics Collection
Know Free is a web portal where users are able to exchange freely e-books, video training and other materials for educational purposes and self-practice
Literature & Fiction
Many Books provides more than 20,000 e-books in various subjects
Medical Science

Memo Ware has a unique collection of thousands of documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.)

Online Books for children
Online Computer Books contains details about free computer books
Online Free EBooks provides various subject ebooks
Open Book Publishers - Publishing open access academic books in the humanities and social sciences.
Outdoors & Nature
Pure Science
Religion & Spirituality
Scribd , the online document sharing site which supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other popular formats.
Snip Files offers you free ebooks and software
SpringerOpen books
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The Online Books Page is a Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
The Public Library and Digital Archive 
Topics like biography, fiction, games, history or tutorials etc.
Tourism & Travel
UNESCO : Open Access Publications


about 10,000 newspapers worldwide 


Australian Patent Office
Ekaswaa - Search of all Indian patent documents.
European - A simple patent search database, offers to chemical researchers a unique way of searching for patent documents.
French Patent Office
German Patent Office
Govt. of India's Patents Website
Greek Industrial Property Organisation
Hong Kong Patent Office
Indian Patent design and trademark office
Indian Patent Information Retrieval System (IPIRS)
Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO)
Internet sites for patent search
Irish Patent Office
Korean Intellectual Property Office
Malaysian Intellectual Property Division
New Zealand Patent Office
Patent Facilitating Centre
Patent information centres (PATLIB)
Patent Lens - A worldwide, open-access, free full-text patent informatics resource.
Russian Patent Office
Singaporean Patent Office
Swedish Patent Office
Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property
UK Intellectual Property Office
United States
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Foreign Language Dictionary-French
Foreign Language Dictionary-Spanish
Librarian's Index to the Internet
One Look Dictionaries
Sahapedia - An open Encyclopedia on Indian Culture and Heritage
Subject Dictionary-Business/Finance
Subject Dictionary-Library and Information Science
Subject Dictionary-Medical Science
Subject Dictionary-Science
Subject Dictionary-Technology


DART-Europe E-theses Portal
National Chemical Laboratory Pune (Theses full text free).
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Open Access ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT Open)

Shodhganga -ETD Repository of Indian Universities- INFLIBNET initiative

Vidyanidhi enhances access to Indian theses and enlarges the reach and audience for Indian doctoral research works


Competitive E-magazine (Pratyogitha Darpan & Success Mirror)
digitalLEARNING: Learning Through ICTs
Free ezines: offers 22 free magazines in different subject categories
Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter


10,000 free online games
more than 5000 free games 
puzzles, adventure games, sports, fun games and multiplayer gameshttp://
Thousands of free online flash games including puzzles, action and arcade games

General & Search Engines

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
India Place Finder (A state of the art digital tool for India studies)
Intute - Free online service with access to the best resources available on the internet
List of academic databases and search engines
List of top companies in Indian and abroad
Nobel Prize Internet Archive
PDF Genie is a new search service which is tailored towards PDF documents
Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific search engine for scholarly literature
Selected internet resources in all subjects
Social Science Information gateway

Government Sites

Election Commission of India
Govt. of India
Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
Parliament of India
Planning Commission
Rajbhavan (Tamil Nadu)
Supreme Court of India
University Grants Commission (UGC)
World Bank Data (Data, Reports etc.) /0,,pagePK:50004410~piPK:36602~theSitePK:29708,00.html

Libraries, Library Associations and Information Centers

American Library (Chennai)
American Library Association
Asian open source centre - promoting open source and free software in Asia
Austrian National Library 
Biblioteca Nacional - Brazil
Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
Bibliothque Nationale
British Council Library - India
British Library
Central Reference Library (Kolkata)
Digital Information in the Information Research field
E-Prints in Library and Information Science
European Library
German National Library
Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres
International Federation of Library Association
Libdex is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links.
Librarians Internet Index
Library and Archives Canada
Library and Information Science, Digital Library, Online Journals
National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski"
National and University Library in Zagreb
National and University Library of Iceland
National and University Library Slovenia
National Central Library (Florence)
National Diet Library - Japan
National Library of Australia
National Library of Belarus 
National Library of China
National Library of Colombia
National Library of Estonia
National Library of France
National Library of India
National Library of Ireland
National Library of Jamaica
National Library of Latvia
National Library of Malaysia
National Library of Namibia
National Library of New Zealand
National Library of Nigeria
National Library of Peru
National Library of Poland
National Library of Portugal
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Singapore
National Library of Spain
National Library of Sweden
National Library of the Argentine Republic
National Library of the Netherlands
National Library of The Republik of Indonesia National Library of Turkey
National Library of Uzbekistan
National Library of Wales
National Research Centre for free/Open Source Software
National Sz?ch?nyi Library
National Taiwan Library
Royal Library Albert I 
Royal Library of Belgium
Russian State Library
Slovak National Library 
Swiss National Library
The British Library - ejournals
The Helsinki University Library - The National Library of Finland
The National Library of Korea
The National Library of Norway
The National Library of the Czech Republic
The National Library of the Faroe Islands
The Royal Library

Major Fellowships and Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Fellowships and Scholarships
National Scholarships
Scholarship Positions
United States - India Educational Foundation