Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences specific online resources that are freely available to researchers in developing and emerging countries.

Behavioural and Brain Sciences

Totally open archive journal where users can submit papers, commentaries, responses and search the archive for papers in all fields of the Brain/Behavioural Sciences. Access to all articles is free to all users.

Biblioteca Virtual de Ciencias Sociales de América Latina y el Caribe

An initiative of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, CLACSO) providing free access to 1,800 full-text books, periodical articles, conference proceeding and also to databases with information about publications, research projects and researchers working in its network of 130 social science research institutions in 19 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The main portal is in Spanish and there are separate portals available in EnglishFrench  and Portuguese.

Educause Quarterly  

Educause (formerly Cause/Effect) is a freely accessible practitioner's journal containing articles that relate to planning, developing, using, and evaluating information resources in higher education, covering aspects such as information systems development, user services, telecommunications and networking, database administration, and instructional technology development and co-ordination.

GDNet's Free Journals Access Portal For Social Sciences  

Global Development Network-North America's new Free Journal Access Portal enables social science researchers based in developing or transitional countries to access a searchable, full-text, online database of more than 120 well-known social-science journals, free of charge. It is made available to GDNet Profile holders by the Center for Global Development and the Global Development Network-North America (GDN-NA), in cooperation with Project MUSE of the John Hopkins University Press. Library - A Global Digital Library on Ethics

The Libraries are digital libraries that offer registered users electronic access free-of-charge to thousands of full-text documents on ethics and related disciplines. Participants also have the possibility to submit their own documents to the libraries.


A curated academic search-engine, indexing 4,580 free ejournals in the arts & humanities.

Jurisprudence of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

This fully-searchable collection of documents pertaining to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is offered as a reference tool for legal  professionals, law students, historians, and the general public. The Database is bilingual and fully searchable.

Open Book Publishers 

Open Book Publishers is an independent academic publisher, run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. All books are published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions (subject to fee), but they also include a free online edition that can be read via the website, or embedded anywhere.

Social Sciences Virtual Library  

Part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library, this is a major gateway for social science resources on the Internet, covering directories and databases, electronic journals, societies and professional associations, and an extensive section of social science resources grouped by over a hundred subjects, including regional studies.

WWW Library: Women's History

Maintained by the International Institute of Social History in the Netherlands, this is an extensive links collection of Web resources on women's history, including women's history institutions and organizations, libraries and archives, journals for women's studies, upcoming conferences, discussion lists, together with subject or region specific listings (e.g. African History, Asian History, Women Artists, Women in Media, Women in Medicine and Nursing, Women in Music, Women in Science and Engineering, Women Writers).