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Finding Open Source E-Resources: Index Page

Finding Open Source E-Resources

Looking for free electronic books, journal articles, theses, which are not available from Sunway Campus Library? Try out these web sites.


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Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy)

Bookboon (download free ebooks for students)

Digital Book Index (free, downloadable and web-based e-books)

Directory of Open Access Books (Over 36,000 academic peer-reviewed books from over 600 publishers)


Electronic Library of Mathematics

eLib eBook Portal @PNM (National Library of Malaysia portal)


Free (Open access computer science books and textbooks)

Getfreeebooks (Free ebooks site where you can download totally free legal ebooks)

Google Books (Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books)

O’Reilly Open Books

Online Books Page (Listing over 3 million free books on the Web)

Open Textbook Library

Planet eBook

Project Gutenberg

Scribd (read free for 30 days)

UN-iLibrary (Digital content created by United Nations)

Z-Library project (World’s largest e-book library)



DART Europe E-Theses Portal (Access to 1,040,450 open access research theses from 567 Universities in 29 European countries)

HKU Scholars Hub (University of Hong Kong’s electronic theses and dissertations on open access)

Theses Canada Portal (provides free access to over 200,000 full text electronic Canadian theses and dissertations)

E-Journal Articles


ABC-Chemistry : Directory of Free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry

Academia (Share papers with millions of people across the world for free)

Academic Journals (Access to open access journals) (Open-access archive for 1,865,498 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics)

BioMed Central Provides access to 199 peer-reviewed open access journals in the biological and life sciences) (The world’s largest collection of open access research papers)

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Google Scholar


Malaysian Academic Library Information Resources  Institutional Repository

Microsoft Academic

Open Access Library (Free acces to over 5 million academic articles)

OpenDOAR (Global directory of academic open access repositories)

PubMed (Comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature)

Research Gate (Access 130+ million publications)

ScienceOpen (Search over 69,000 publications)

Springer Open

Document No. WP/095 

Issue 1 

9 April 2021