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SciGuide is an electronic directory of foreign and Russian open access scientific resources on the Internet. The aim of the directory is to assist users to locate open access academic and scholarly content and to facilitate science communication for researchers and experts of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS). The directory is being developed jointly by the Branch and the Department of Collection Development and Acquisitions of the State Public Scientific Technical Library of SB RAS.


Repositories and Publications
of Research Institutions

*4TU.ResearchData (*4TU.ResearchData provides an archive for long-term access and curation of research datasets, with a focus on data from science, engineering and technology. The archive went live in 2010 and since then has been managed as a service for researchers (from universities around the world) to deposit and share their data, and for other researchers to download and use data in their research.
* (* is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research. Academics use to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. Over 89 million academics have signed up to, adding 23 million papers. attracts over 45 million unique visitors a month.
*AgEcon Search (*Free fool-text repository of journals on applied and agricultural economics.
*AgriXiv (* Preprints for Agriculture and Allied Sciences.
* (*The world's premier e-print repository in physics, math, computer science and related disciplines enabling scientists worldwide to share and access research before it is formally published
*Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank (*A public repository of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic data of biological macromolecules.
*bioRxiv (*A free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
*CaltechAUTHORS (*A repository of over 82,000 research papers authored by Caltech faculty and other researchers at Caltech.
*Chemrxiv (*ChemRxiv is a free online submission, distribution, and archival service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas. It is supported by the American Chemical Society, a non-profit and the world's largest scientific society, in collaboration with partners.
*CiNii (cinii)* CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator ) is a database service which enables you to search information on Japanese academic articles, books, journals and dissertations.
*Cogprints (*An electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science.
*CORE (*CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is an aggregation of open access content from UK and worldwide repositories and open access journals. It provides a range of services including discovery, analytics, and text mining access.
*Cryptology Eprint Archive (*The Cryptology ePrint Archive provides rapid access to recent research in cryptology.
*Cyberleninka (*A Russian open access repository.
*DART-Europe (* Access to 828,731 open access research theses from 619 universities in 28 European countries. DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations(NDLTD).
*Dialnet (* A Spanish database that indexes scholarly journal articles, book chapters, theses and monographs published in Spain. Subject coverage is diverse - from science, technology, law and business to art, history, language and literature. Dialnet is an open access database, which means that the content on it is completely free for anyone to use - therefore you do not need to log in using your Aston username or password. To search for individual journal articles, search using the 'Buscar documentos' box on the home page.// репозитории
*Digital Archives Projects (*Specialty index «Digital Archives Projects» of Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts.
*Digital Commons Network (*The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
*Digital Library and Archives (*A set of collections generated in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
*Digital Library of MIT Theses (*A collection of selected MIT master's and doctoral theses available online. This is not a complete collection of MIT theses. It includes only theses that were scanned by Document Services in the past few years, for printing or electronic delivery to requesters. The range of years represented in the collection, however, is 1888 to present.
*DigiVatLib (*Digital Vatican Library. The digital library service provides free access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials.
*Dissemin (*Dissemin searches for copies of your papers in a large collection of open repositories and tells you which ones cannot be accessed. Dissemin detects papers behind pay-walls and invites their authors to upload them in one click to an open repository. The sources include all of the aggregated repositories in the world.
*disserCat (* Russia’s most comprehensive catalogue of electronic dissertations and abstracts of dissertations. Available are full texts of all abstracts of dissertations.
* (* lets you search among university dissertations from Sweden, written in English. There are about 70938 finished dissertations in the database - and about half of these are available for download as PDF.
*DiVa (* DiVA at Uppsala University contains publications produced by the university´s researchers and students and is a finding tool for research publications and student theses. There is bibliographic information in the database for every title and usually an abstract and a link to the fulltext. DiVA is a freely available full-text archive.
*E-periodica (* E-Periodica is the new platform for digitized Swiss journals, replacing its predecessor It offers free access to the full texts of more than 400 journals from the 18th century to the present day. The topics include science and engineering, art and architecture, history, geography and religion. The service is constantly being expanded. The journal articles are available for download as PDF and can be shared via social media services. E-Periodica behaves responsively and can also be used on mobile devices. Thanks to accessibility, users can have the articles read out loud to them
*Electronekrasovka (*A digital collection of the Nekrasov Library (Russia). It contains books, newspapers and magazines published in 1564-1991. Among them are especially rare and valuable publications such as “The Song of Igor’s Campaign” of 1800, The “Psalter with Martin Luther's Commentaries” of 1610, “The Acts of Peter the Great” of 1790, “The Rule of Five Orders of Architecture” of 1564 year.
*Electronic Library of Mathematics (ELibM) (*Established 1996 — the longest-running and largest open access repository in mathematics. It contains journals, articles, monographs, and other electronic resources.
*Elsevier DataSearch (*A data search engine that allows scientists and researchers to search for many different data types and formats across a variety of domain-specific and cross-domain institutional data repositories and other data sources.
*E-Prints in Library and Information Science (ELibM) (*Free repository of e-prints on library and information sciences.
*Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) (*Publications of the Energy Research Centre (the Netherlands) since 2006 are available.
*Engineering Research Library (* The top resource for free professional and technical research, white papers, case studies, magazines, and eBooks.
*Engineering research papers (*More than 1 million papers are available for free download. More than 1 million papers are available for free download.
*engrXiv (*An open access preprint server for all areas of engineering.
*EThOS (* EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. There are approximately 500,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 260,000 of these also provide access to the full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository. Of the remaining 220,000 records dating back to at least 1800, three quarters are available to be ordered for scanning through the EThOS digitisation-on-demand facility.
*Europe PMC (*Europe PMC is a repository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. It now offers RESTful web services to access both articles and grants, powerful search tools such as citation-count sort order and data citation features, a service to add publications to your ORCID, a variety of export formats, and an External Links service that enables any related resource to be linked from Europe PMC content. Europe PMC provides links to relevant records in databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies.
*figshare (* An online, open access digital repository which enables users to upload and share research outputs of many different types, including qualitative datasets, media, presentations, posters, software code and figures. Figshare offers unlimited storage space for publicly-shared content, as well as 20GB of private storage per user.
*Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie (Publikationen/Jahresberichte.html)*Annual reports of Institute of Silicon Technologies (Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie), FRG. In English.
*GeoGratis (*A portal provided by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)which provides topographic iformation.
*GUPEA (*Gothenburg University Publications Electronic Archive (GUPEA) is a system for e-publishing theses and other research publications. GUPEA is used for mandatory e-publishing of doctoral theses from Sahlgrenska Academy as of September 2006.
*Hall (*Hyper Articles en Ligne, generally shortened to HAL, is an open archive where authors can deposit scholarly documents from all academic fields. It has a good position in the international web repository ranking. HAL is run by the Centre pour la communication scientifique directe,[3] a French computing centre, which is part of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS. While it is primarily directed towards French academics, participation is not restricted to them.
*High School of Economics (Russia) data books (*High School of Economics (Russia) data books.
*HighWire (*HighWire Press at Stanford University develops and maintains the Web versions of important journals in biomedicine and other disciplines. A list of journals with free full-text articles online is available.
*Information Bridge (*Access to more than 287000 full-text documents and bibliography records of the Department of Energy (DOE, USA). It contains documents on physics, chemistry, material science, biology, environment protection, energetics, and other themes.
*Institutional Repositories in India (*Repositories of Indian Research Organizations.
*Institutional Research Repository Services in India (*A portal that accumulates various free Indian repositories.
*Internet Archive (*A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
*Jahresberichte des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (*Annual reports of the German Archaeology Institute.
*JAIRO (*Directory of the repositories of Japanese research institutes.
*The Library Genesis (*Based in Russia, this is the largest and longest running currently openly available collection of ebooks. As of November 2017, the Library Genesis database contains more than 2.1 million books.
*Mathematics Preprint Servers (*Directory of articles and preprints on mathematics, which is developed by Math on the Web.
*mediaTUM (*Dissertations and theses of the Technical University of Munich.
*Mendeley Data (*A secure cloud-based repository where you can store your data, ensuring it is easy to share, access & cite.
*NARCIS (*NARCIS provides access to 510,452 scientific publications (202,070 of which are open access publications), 13,843 data sets, and information on researchers (expertise), research projects and research institutes in the Netherlands.
*National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) (*Publications of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
*NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository (*Publications in law from repositories of American law universities.
*NORA (*An aggregator of repositories of Russian universities.
*Nzresearch (*A site containing a bibliographic set of research articles, books, patents, and reports of universities and research institutions of New Zealand.
*OAIster (*A union catalog of millions of records that represent open access resources.
* (*OATD .org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,835,070 theses and dissertations.
*Open Access Directory (OAD) (*Wiki-based repository, which grants free access to web collections and DB in archaeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, computer technologies, linguistics etc.
*Open Access Theses and Dissertations (*Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.
*Open Grey (*System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe, is your open access to 700.000 bibliographical references of grey literature (paper) produced in Europe and allows you to export records and locate the documents. Examples of grey (gray) literature include technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, and other types of grey literature. OpenGrey covers Science, Technology, Biomedical Science, Economics, Social Science and Humanities.
*OpenDOAR (*OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories. It enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.
*Open-Access-Netzwerk-Repositorien (*Web search for open access repositories with a search engine that has been developed under "Open Access Web" German research corporation to seek documents in repositories, which has been certified by a corporation "German Initiative on Information Web Creation".
*OpenAIRE (*A network of Open Access repositories, archives and journals that support Open Access policies. It goes beyond the traditional publications aggregator by interconnecting entities related to scholarly communication (publications, research data, funding, people, organizations, data sources) allowing users to navigate alongside a rich information space graph and provides a wide range of services, from deposition to statistics.
*Organic Eprints (*An international open access archive for papers and projects related to research in organic food and farming.
*OSF Preprints (*A preprints discovery site, where you can search not only the > 1,000 preprints in all subjects hosted at OSF Preprints, but also preprints on partner sites such as arXiv, AgriXiv, engrXiv, PsyArXiv and SocArXiv. Preprints may be deposited free of charge, and all published preprints may be downlaoded free of charge.
*PQDT Open (*PQDT Open maintained by Proquest provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.
*Preprints (*Multidisciplinary preprint platform.
*PsyArXiv (*A preprint repository for the psychological sciences.
*Ranking Web of World Repositories ( *The aim of this Ranking is to support Open Access initiatives and therefore the free access to scientific publications in an electronic form and to other academic material. It classifies over 2,000 repositories worldwide that have their own domain or subdomain and contain peer-reviewed papers.
*Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (*Publications and technical reports of Austrian Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, (Institut für Symbolisches Rechnen),  an institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
*ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories) (*An authoritative directory of open access repositories.
*Russian State Integrated Repository of R & D Reports and Technical Papers (*Russian research reports and technical papers.
* (* A collection of theses, dissertations and research papers in all fields of knowledge (Russia).
*Sciencegate (*Scientific data from over 4,000 universities and open access journals.
*SHERPA (*A consortium of organizations of the UK. It is developing open-access institutional repositories in universities to facilitate the rapid and efficient worldwide dissemination of research.
*SocArXiv (*Open archive of the social sciences, is a partner of the nonprofit Center for Open Science (COS) and is housed at the University of Maryland. SocArXiv provides a free and publicly accessible platform for social scientists to upload working papers, pre-prints, published papers, data, and code.
*Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR) ( *A database of social science literature maintained by the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.
*SSRN (*The SSRN, formerly known as Social Science Research Network, is a repository and international journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities and more.
* (* The database contains all theses defended in France since 1985.
*Theses Canada (theses-canada/)* Theses Canada, launched in 1965 at the request of the deans of Canadian graduate schools, is a collaborative program between Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Canadian universities providing free access to Canadian digital theses and dissertations.
*World Development Reports (*The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today.
*Zenodo (*Research data repository. It was created by OpenAIRE and CERN to provide a place for researchers to deposit datasets. It allows researchers to share research results in a wide variety of formats across all fields of science, to get credited for what they share and to link objects to the research funding agencies that supported their creation.

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