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Open Access Electronic Resources

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Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals: Search-able database of Open Access Journals

Free Medical journals: List of Medical Journals with Open Access content

Biomed Central:  Open Access Publisher of Biology and Medical Science Journals

Hindawi: Open Access Publisher of Scientific Journals (including Medicine)

Table of Contents Feeds

Oliveira Medical Evidence Update: A collection of Journal table of contents (TOC) feeds and resources on a variety of medical subjects 

Oliveira Healthcare update: Journal TOCs and current awareness feeds on healthcare issues

Oliveira Mental Health: Journal TOCs and updates on mental health

> Please see also our Current Awareness Page for recent Evidence Updates

Search Engines

Google Books: Search the full text of books  

> Most of the databases indexing academic Journals we have access to are listed on our Databases page.


There are many eBook collections online that are free to access or which include free content.  You can also borrow general fiction and non-fiction eBooks from your local public library.

Smashwords: Smashwords is an online eBook publisher and distributor.  Their catalogue includes both paid for and free eBooks.  It is free to sign up for an account. 

Open Library: Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, which aims to create a web page for every book ever published, with as many books as possible freely available in electronic form. (Free to sign up)

Project Gutenberg: A library of over 60,000 free eBooks.  Read online or download.  Focus is on older literature for which copyright has expired. ***Please note Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright terms of their countries before accessing, downloading or redistributing eBooks. Project Gutenberg also have a number of copyrighted titles, for which the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use.***

Google Books: Search for free books on Google books 

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