Open Access Resources

The TU Library has integrated within its Online Catalog other information resources available to its registered users. The Library e-resources include: e-books, e-journals, e-newspapers, e-dictionaries, e-encyclopedias, etc.

These electronic resources complement the Library’s print collection, support research and allow users to share information across borders. Some of these e-resources are available to registered members of TU through their user accounts, other members MUST seek clearance from the Librarian.

Open Access Resources

Directory of Open Access Books

Directory of Open Access Journals


Open Access Journals

Bioline International

British Medical Journal (BMJ)

Biomed central

Free Medical Journals

Public Library of Science

Highwire Press

Alberta Law Review
Amsterdam Law Forum

Goettingen Journal of International Law

Journal of Law and Commerce

Annales Geophysicae
Earth Planets and Space

Springer Open Journals

Other Open Access Online Journals

African Journals Online


Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access to the intellectual output of an institution.” Contents in IR vary, some could be open or closed, though open is encouraged.

Makerere Institutional Repository(Mak IR)

Virginia Tech University
Ethos: Electronic Theses Online Service

Subject Repositories


Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Open Access Educational Resources/Courseware

Provide open access learning objects: Quiz, Syllabi, course outline, notes, presentations, simulations, games, videos, podcasts etc. Mostly feature a community of users. Among others, these include:

Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Courseware
Tufts OpenCourseware

Public Domain Resources

These include works that are out of copyright, among others:

Project Gutenberg
Internet Archive
Economics E–Journal
African Electronic Journals
Forced Migration Review
International Health Regulations

Open Access E-Books and E-Journals Databases

International Development Research Centre
An open door to UNESCO's knowledge
Open Knowledge Repository - World Bank