Open access repositories

There are many open access repositories and databases, both institutional and subject-specific.

Use the list below to find repository content, across many different subject areas.

Search open access repositories

Institutional repositories

  • UBIRA is the University's own repository, and is a good starting point for full-text materials. 
  • Most universities in the UK have their own equivalent to UBIRA. Use search tools like OpenDOAR to find content. 
  • Often you will find repository content in Google search results.

Subject repositories

  • ArXiv: content for physics, mathematics and computer science.
  • BASE: provides academic content, useful searching features and suggestions for further searching.
  • CogPrints: content for cognitive sciences.
  • DBLP: content for computer sciences.
  • E-LIS: content for library and information sciences.
  • Encyclopedia of Life: an open access, multimedia resource for natural history and biodiversity.
  • Highwire Press: archive of free full-text science content.
  • PubMed Central: free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
  • RePEc :content for economics.
  • Social Science Research Network: content in the social sciences.

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