Journals, Databases & Gateways


http://www.popline.org/ (access to 380,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ (more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites)

http://www.merckmanuals.com/ (expansive database of medical topics with videos, images, animations, medical calculators and a growing set of 10,000+ resources continually updated by 350 medical experts committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020)

http://www.webmd.com/ (health information services website; publishes content regarding health and health care topics, including a symptom checklist, pharmacy information, drugs information, blogs of physicians with specific topics, and providing a place to store personal medical information)

http://www.medscape.com/ (a web resource for physicians and health professionals. It features peer-reviewed original medical journal articles, CME (Continuing Medical Education), a customized version of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, daily medical news, major conference coverage, and drug information—including a drug database [Medscape Drug Reference, or MDR] and drug interaction checker)

http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/ (an open science initiative [journal version] committed to providing unrestricted access to scientific knowledge – the new standard in medical publishing – which is envisaged to have a major impact on medical practice in the next few years)

https://linksmedicus.com/ (free medical education resources; a comprehensive listing of open access journal, books and databases for article-level searching covering all medical disciplines)

http://www.healthline.com/ (a destination site for health and wellness information; special features include Symptom Checker, Find a Doctor, Pill Identifier and Health Topics; similar to WebMD)

http://www.globalhealthlibrary.net/ (access to information and scientific evidence on health, particularly in developing regions; an international platform and virtual space for collection, organization, dissemination and access to reliable health sciences information sources and for sharing and networking between communities in different languages and formats – a WHO initiative)

https://www.nextbio.com/ (an ontology-based semantic framework based on genetissuedisease and compound, that connects highly heterogeneous data and textual information from different organisms, platforms, data types and research areas that is integrated into and correlated within a single searchable environment using proprietary algorithms. Unsubscribed access is limited to QUICK VIEW [top-level view of all the information about geneSNPsequence regionbiogroupbiosetphenotypecompoundtissue, or keyword] and LITERATURE [PubMed literature search or other biology and health related news sources searching using any keyword or author]. Auto-complete feature available)

https://doaj.org/ (Directory of Open-Access Journals – online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals comprising over 2,471,164 Articles from over 9,401 Journals from 129 Countries of which 6,849 are searchable at Article level)

http://www.bioline.org.br/ (open access to quality research journals published in developing countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela) on health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversitythe environmentconservation and international development)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/ (dedicated to open research; publishes over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ (a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine)

https://www.plos.org/ (open access to over 160,000+ peer-reviewed articles by top scientists from more than 190 countries around the world)

http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl (online archive of free full-text articles in medicine and health consisting of 6 sites with free trial periods, 80 completely free sites, 170 sites with free back issues, and 344 sites offering pay per view)

http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/devecon.dtl (journals offering free online access to developing economies, based on programmes such as Research4Life, or on a HighWire-based program offering access to countries appearing in the World Bank's list of low income economies)

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/ (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic; leading scholarly e-journals from Japan)

http://www.aosis.co.za/publishing or http://www.openjournals.net/ (the latest African scholarly research; free access to all through open-access publishing; offers online continuing professional development courses across industries for those who need to keep pace with current research and trends; also designs, develops and implements eLearning services for schools, universities, and corporates)

http://www.scirp.org/ (an academic publisher of open access journals; also publishes academic books and conference proceedings; currently has more than 200 open access journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine)

https://www.dovepress.com/ (open access to scientific and medical research)

http://global-help.org/ (open access to medical and health care information that is affordable, globally relevant, sustainable and focused on vulnerable populations; book, DVD and other formats available)

http://healthaffairs.org/ (leading journal of health policy thought and research)

http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/view/index.html (fully open access journals published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members)

http://www.jurn.org/#gsc.tab=0 (a free online search tool, powered by Google Custom Search, for the finding and downloading of free full-text scholarly works; subject scope - multidisciplinary)

http://www.freefullpdf.com/#gsc.tab=0 (open access scientific journals, theses, posters, repository articles and patents)

https://openi.nlm.nih.gov/ (open access biomedical image search engine)

https://archive.org/ (Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more)

http://www.oie.int/en (world organization for animal health)

https://scholar.google.com/ (access to scholarly literature including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations)

https://medlineplus.gov/ (up-to-date consumer health information accessible anytime, anywhere, for free; from the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library)

http://hso.info/ (free, online linkages to a comprehensive collection of top-quality courses and references in medicine, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, basic sciences, and other health sciences disciplines)

https://www.ghdonline.org/ (online platform of communities where health professionals share proven practices, connect with colleagues and find resources for improving outcomes in resource limited settings)

http://www.hifa.org/ (a global health network of more than 16,000 members (health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers, policymakers, etc.) committed to the progressive realisation of a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others)

http://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=559326&p=3847095 (Ghana-University of Michigan Collaboration: Information Resources)

https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/ (access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Our intent is to connect people to quality disaster health information and foster a culture of community resiliency)

http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/ (a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge)

http://www.eldis.org/ (a database and email service of information sources on international development; aims to share the best knowledge on development, policy, practice and research)

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid (open access e-journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

http://pitt.edu/~super1/ (a repository of lectures and research methods materials on global health and other areas of science designed to improve the teaching of prevention and increase number of scientific publications)

https://worldwidescience.org/ (a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals)

http://opengrey.eu/ (open access to over 700,000 bibliographical references of grey literature in Europe covering Science, Technology, Biomedical Science, Economics, Social Science and Humanities)

http://opendoar.org/ (a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world)

Books


https://www.nap.edu/ (publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy; offers more than 8,500 titles in PDF format almost all of which can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book; free registration [MyNAP account] required or download as Guest)

http://welovelmc.com/ (online resources for medical professionals and students on a wide range of medical topics)

http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/ (freely downloadable e-books, documents and lecture notes across a variety of disciplines found all over the Internet)

http://www.freebooks4doctors.com/ (an open science initiative [book version] committed to providing unrestricted access to scientific knowledge – the new standard in medical publishing – which is envisaged to have a major impact on medical practice in the next few years)

http://www.freebookcentre.net/ (links to thousands of free online technical books covering language, mathematics, physics, computer science, medicine, life sciences, earth sciences, etc.)

http://bookboon.com/ (free and premium options available; access medical and health sciences resources under Natural Sciences)

https://www.africaportal.org/library (open access to policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa)

http://www.bartleby.com/ (open access to books and information on the web in literature, reference and verse including Grey’s Anatomy)

https://www.intechopen.com/ (world’s largest Science, Technology & Medicine Open Access book publisher)

http://doabooks.org/ (there are over 7,288 academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 192 publishers in the directory of open access books)

http://www.digitalbookindex.com/logina.htm (links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1,800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites, more than 140,000 of which are available free)

http://www.freetechbooks.com/ (database of over 1,168 open access online computer science books, textbooks, and lecture notes)

http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/home.php (the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge research in areas that are crucial to development)

http://www.ivis.org/home.asp (an on-line publisher of veterinary books and proceedings; over 1,673 book chapters and proceeding articles currently available; free sign-up required)

https://www.gutenberg.org/ (over 53,000 free ebooks; epub and kindle formats; download or read online)

http://en.booksee.org/ (search by keyword or category [subject] from over 2.4 million titles across multiple disciplines; most titles downloadable in pdf formats)

https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ (peer-reviewed textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed)

http://hesperian.org/ (non-profit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health; orientated toward primary health care and available in multiple languages)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books (free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare)

http://apps.who.int/iris/ (online access to WHO published material)