Open Access scientific Database!! All the access to scientific articles you wanted!

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I want to share some links with you in which you can search for scientific information in different areas.
Essential and of interest to researchers and academics:

62,000,000 "liberated" scientific articles: Sci-hub

The current website address is: https://scihub.org/about-us/
Obviously there is constant litigation from Elsevier who seem to object that their scam is under threat...
They don't seem to understand how the internet works ;-) information wants to be and will be free!
Check the sci-hub facebook group to keep up to date about the latest website address https://www.facebook.com/sci.hub.org/

Disciplinary Repositories:

Arxiv. http://arxiv.org/ : Physics, Mathematics, Informatics and Quantitative Biology.
Pubmed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed : Medicine
Cogprints. http://cogprints.org/ : Cognitive science and psychology.
E-LIS. http://eprints.rclis.org/ : Library and Information Science

Other unique files:

Dialnet. http://dialnet.unirioja.es is a collaborative project that includes bibliography and Spanish journals.
Hispana. http://hispana.mcu.es is a project of the Ministerio de Cultura that collects the Spanish cultural digital objects, like press or photography. They also contain cultural objects, as well as collecting metadata.
Europeana http://www.europeana.eu and Collections of Museums of Spain http://ceres.mcu.es
TDR or doctoral theses in network http://www.tesisenred.net gives access to the text of the Spanish doctoral theses. Similar to the international Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations http://www.ndltd.org/


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There are international directories of OA magazines, such as:

DOAJ. http://www.doaj.org and databases such as:
WoK. http://science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/linksj/opensearch.cgi provide lists of the OA journals it includes.

Of them we highlight a few of interest for doctoral students:

  • For Europe: https://www.openaire.eu is the collector of European repositories and allows the simultaneous consultation of some 2942 repositories of 38 countries with more than 20,788,396 documents.
  • For everyone:
    OAISTER http://oaister.worldcat.org/ Check out all OAI repositories. Redirects to the particular repository that owns the document. It contains 23 million records and more than 1000 collaborators.
    OpenDOAR http://www.opendoar.org/ It is a directory of open access repositories. We can look for the repositories on a topic but also the contents of all of them at the same time.
    Scientific Commons http://www.scientificcommons.org Contains around 20 million records
  • For Latin America: Scielo http://www.scielo.org recently included in WoK
  • For Spain: Recolecta http://www.recolecta.net/ search in all national scientific repositories

I hope it helps, if you know of any other Reply.

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Will this be like the LBRY library thing? Good. Interesting. Awesome. Thanks for writing. Thank you.

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Thanks for you comment!!!
I did not know LBRY but I'll explore it :-)

Access to information and knowledge is power, indeed! I know of many of these sites, and am glad there are more for me to explore. Great list! Thank you for sharing it.

Thanks, resteemed so I could keep track :)
Here's an interesting link for anomalous but well recorded scientific data:
http://science-frontiers.com/
The researcher William Corliss passed away about 6 years ago, and this site was never fully developed. I've read most of his books over the years and corresponded with him a fair bit in the 1980s & 90s.
It's sad that many of his books are now out of print, as this is the sort of project that is necessary for an open science to question itself:
http://science-frontiers.com/sourcebk.htm

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Thank you very much ... Good contribution !!

That's very helpful, thank you for sharing!