Open Learning Resources
To continually serve the DSSC faculty and students in this time of pandemic, the Learning Resource Center maximizes the availability of open educational
resources (OER) which are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing
as well as for research purposes. These OER can be accessible through the DDSC website and the DSSC LRC Facebook Group. Students and faculty can access
these materials through the following sites:
The arXiv e-Print Archive has been around since 1991 and is a well-known resource in the fields of mathematics and computer science.
It is run by Cornell University Library and now offers open access to more than one million e-prints.
Students everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages,
that will help them continue dreaming and learning. All stories are free to stream on the desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
BioMed Central provides open access research from more than 290 peer-reviewed journals in the fields of biology, clinical medicine, and health.
You can browse these journals by subject or title, or you can search all articles for your required keyword.
The CIA World Factbook is a little different from the other resources on this list in that it is not an online journal directory or repository.
It is, however, a highly useful research database for academics in a variety of disciplines. All the information is free to access, and it
provides facts about every country in the world, including information about history, geography, transportation, and much more.
The UPOU Commons under this link is the repository of Open Educational Resources (OERs) developed by the
UP Open University. These OERs also include video materials and Study Guides developed for Business Analytics
major track of IT Education and Business Management Programs as well as the Service Management Program based on
relevant PSGs issued by CHED. The materials are licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND.
CORE is a multidisciplinary aggregator of open access research. It allows users to search more than 66 million open access articles.
While most of these link to the full-text article on the original publisher's site, five million records are hosted directly on CORE.
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books.
Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB.
A multidisciplinary, community-curated directory, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) gives researchers access to high-quality,
peer-reviewed journals. It has archived more than two million articles from 9,519 journals, allowing you to either browse by subject or
search by keyword.
The dblp Computer Science Bibliography is an online index of major computer science publications. Although it provides access to both free access articles
and those behind a paywall, you can limit your search to only full-text articles. The site indexes more than three million publications, making it
an invaluable resource in the world of computer science.
Dryad is a digital repository of curated, open access scientific research. It is run by a not-for-profit membership organization that aims to “promote a
world where research data is openly available, integrated with the scholarly literature, and routinely reused to create knowledge.”
It is free to access, but note that there is a publishing charge associated if you wish to publish your data in Dryad.
EconBiz is a great resource for economic and business studies. A service of the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, it offers access to full texts online,
with the option of searching for open access material only.
Run by the British Library, EThOS allows you to search over 400,000 doctoral theses in a variety of disciplines. Although some full texts are behind paywalls,
you can limit your search to items available for immediate download, either directly through EThOS or through an institution's website.
|Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform Our journals are led and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of over 100,000 top researchers.
Covering more than 600 academic disciplines, we are one of the largest and highest-cited publishers in the world.
NeoK12 website features innovative tools for learning and teaching. Quiz Games, Interactive Diagrams, Flow Chart Games, Vocabulary Games and other
educational games & puzzles are available which are a fun, interactive way to improve learning outcomes.
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.
Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It's all free. It's all enriching. But it's also scattered across
the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality
content whenever and wherever you want it.
Paperity boasts being the “first multidisciplinary aggregator of open access journals and papers.” Their focus is helping you avoid paywalls while
connecting you to authoritative research.
Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a big player in the world of open access science. Publishing seven open access journals,
the nonprofit organization is committed to facilitating openness in academic research. According to the site, “all PLOS content is
at the highest possible level of open access, meaning that scientific articles are immediately and freely available to anyone, anywhere.
A unique and easy-to-use resource, Semantic Scholar harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to efficiently sort through millions
of science-related papers based on your search terms.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), of the Institution of Education Sciences, allows you to search by topic for material related to the field
of education. Links lead to other sites, where you may have to purchase the information, but you can search for full-text articles only.
The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a collection of papers from the social sciences community. The site offers more than 700,000 abstracts
and more than 600,000 full-text papers.
Taking its name from Zenodotus, the first librarian of the ancient library of Alexandria, Zenodo is a tool that was “built and developed by researchers,
to ensure that everyone can join in open science.” You can sort by keyword, title, journal,
and more and download open access documents directly from the site.