Databases & Articles

General-Multidisciplinary Directory of Open Access Journals: more than 3,000 free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals; aims to cover all subjects and languages

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR): listing of open access repositories around the world

Google Scholar: search many different disciplines and sources

HighWire Press: large archive of free full-text articles (mostly science and medicine). Computers connecting from Afghanistation also have free access to additional journals from many different disciplines.

HINARI AGORA and OARE (Research4Life parterners) - Includes resources from Oxford University Press journals, The Royal Society, and Springer.

Internet Archive: free access to historical collections, including texts, audio, moving images, software, and archived web pages

OAIster: online catalog of digital resources

Open J-Gate: free access to articles from more than 4,000 academic, research, and industry journals

Oxford Open Journals: list of journals offering limited open access

Project MUSE: provides full-text online access to more than 380 humanities and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) password requird)

UNESCO: Encylopedia of Life Support Systems ECOLSS (Login/Password Required)

United Nations Data: databases include energy statistics, greenhouse gas inventory, and more

Ganjoor::Persian poets

WorldWideScience.org: a global science gateway to national and international scientific databases and portals

WorldCat (OCLC First Search): access to dozens of databases and more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles (Login/Password Required)

Library of Congress Classification Web: access to Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings (Login/Password Required) Free e-Books Arabic:

International Children's Digital Library: free access to international children's books in many languages, including Arabic and Persian/Farsi. English:

Children's Literature: The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature at the University of Florida contains more than 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year.

Digital Book Index: free access to more than 100,000 full-text books, texts, and documents (note: some content on site is not free)

Electronic Text Center: free access to more than 2,100 full-text e-Books from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center (select "web version" to view online in HTML)

FindLaw Bookshelf: free full-text books on legal and consumer issues

FullBooks: thousands of full-text free books

Google Book Search: search for free downloadable books by clicking on the “Full view books” radio button before entering your search terms

The Online Books Page: list of more than 30,000 free books on the Web Farsi/Persian:

Ketab Farsi: Farsi books online

Project Gutenberg: more than 20,000 free electronic books

University of Tehran: Source of Persian books and scientific articles