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Free Web Resources

Use the links below to navigate to free online resources that will assist you in your research and learning.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) – “DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 18% of which comes from sponsors and 82% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.”

Open Library – “Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.”

Google Scholar – An excellent resource for finding scholarly articles, though not all are free to access.

WorldCat  – Use this database to search libraries near you or worldwide for books, DVDs, articles and more. Results will be displayed by the proximity to your geographical location.

“You’re a Researcher Without a Library: What Do You Do?” by Jake Orlowitz – This blog article lists a ton of free options for doing research, online and in-person. Particularly useful to those without easy access to a library.