Resources and Repositories

BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

  • Search engine for academic resources
  • More than 100 million documents, from more than 5,000 sources
  • Full text of 60% of documents available for free (open access)
  • Journals, newspapers, books, musical notation, maps, audio, images and video, datasets, software.

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

  • Searchable index of peer reviewed books published under open access and freely available.
  • Browse by subject to find books in a variety of subject areas.

Open Library

  • Free digital lending library of over 2 million eBooks, including textbooks, plays, and key texts in science, literature, art, etc.


  • Study guides, simulations, interactive learning, practice units – real world applications, videos, flashcards, assessments e.g. physics simulations, maths practice tests, review scientific concepts
  • Also has free eBooks.

World Digital Library

  • Digitisations of Primary Source material from around the world, across wide variety of subjects and time periods.