Open Access Resources Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Links to digital theses/dissertations available in Australia, Canada, many European nations, Hong Kong, Taiwan & the USA


MIT OpenCourseWare


The first stage of an ambitious & generous plan to make all Massachusetts Institute of Technology course materials available on the Internet, for free download. Materials for 500 courses have been accessible since the end of September 2003. Materials are in English, but a number are also available in Spanish & Portuguese. Presented in HTML. However courses may include Adobe Acrobat PDF files, Java Applets, Shockwave, Real Player, Java, and MATLAB files (software for all of these may be downloaded from the site’s Technical Requirements page). This so far unique gift is made possible by MIT with support from the William and Flora Hewlett & Andrew W. Mellon Foundations.


World Development Sources (World Bank)


World Development Sources (WDS) is a web based text search and retrieval system which contains a collection of over 6,000 World Bank reports most of which are scanned and are available in imaged format, which you can access via a web browser and search through a multi-field search engine. These include Project appraisal reports, Economic and Sector Works, Evaluation reports, studies and working papers.


Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music … Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 273 billion archived web pages.


Pakistan Research Repository


Pakistan Research Repository is a project of the Higher Education Commission to promote the international visibility of research originating out of institutes of higher education in Pakistan. The aim of this service is to maintain a digital archive of all PhD theses produced indigenously to promote the intellectual output of Pakistani institutions. It provides a free, single-entry access point to view the manuscript of research executed, and distribute this information as widely as possible.


The repository which is currently being populated with content has already made the full-text of PhD theses available in high-quality digitized format, whilst a further theses are in process of digitization. Higher Education Commission has introduced a systematic mechanism for the collection and digitization of all the theses produced so far in Pakistan.


World Digital Library


The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and


Digital Library of India


It is a digital collection of freely accessible rare books collected from various libraries in India. DLI project started in early 2000 with the vision to archive all the significant literary, artistic and scientific works of mankind and to preserve digitally and make them available freely for every one over Internet for education, study, appreciation and for future generations.


Digital Library of India has currently 550,603 books with 191,677,823 pages (191.657 Million approx.) in Portable Document Format (PDF). This project is funded by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India.


Project Gutenberg of Australia


Project Gutenberg is the original free digital library of books no longer in copyright. So you’ll find a great many classic literary texts here. The full Gutenberg collection now exceeds 5,000 books. The whole collection represents a monumental effort in unpaid, unselfish, labour since 1971.


Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature


It provides one search for texts, videos, sound, and images from many European museums, archives, and libraries. It does not include collections outside of Europe, commercial projects, or Web sites put up by individuals or by other types of institutions such as university departments other than libraries and museums.