Free Resources / Open Archives

Database Name (Number of Items)                                             Owners / Sponsors Access / Privileges
Archive.org (15,624,745 items) UNESCO Free Access to all, Articles,eBooks and texts, Project Reports and Audio  
Authorama  Free and Public Domain Books
The Beinecke Library Yale University Free access to scanned rare books, video lectures and Manuscripts.
Classical Chinese Literature Free access to selected chapters
Christian Classical Ethereal Library  digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books
Classical Literature Library SEO Gold CoastFree Access to public domain e-books by famous author’s literature
Digital Scriptorium The University of California Berkeley Library  Free Access toe-Books and audio books.
Digital Public Library of America Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Mostly Free / Some Paid access to electronic contents.
Europeana Collections (58,333,017 items) Mostly Free / Some Paid access to electronic contents and project reports.
The Folger Shakespeare Library The Folger Shakespeare Library Scanned Shakespeare Documented and Miranda exhibit
ions.
Free Library of Philadelphia Library of Philadelphia Free Access to all electronic contents.
Gandhi Heritage Portal Sabarmati Ashram Free Access to images and e-Books.
IIT Bombay  (308,485 items) IIT Bombay   E-Journals, E-books & Newspapers form IITB Collection. Only for Reading
Indra Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (1,75,000 items) Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) Free Access to all types of electronic contents.
Library Of Congress (285339 items) LOC (Library Of Congress) Free Access to all Digital Collections, Books and Research material
Manuscripts Online (1500 to 1900 Resources) Universities of Sheffield, Leicester   Mostly Free / Some Paid access to Books, Manuscripts and art works.
Museums of India Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) Free Access to Artwork, Historical documents and paintings.
National Archives of India Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) Free Access to all types of electronic contents.
National Cultural Audio visual Archive Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) Free Access to all electronic contents.
National Digital Library (29,967,869 items) IIT Kharagpur / MHRD Free Access to books, articles, A/V Materials , Thesis, etc.
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) Free Access to all electronic contents
SciHub   (170,000,000 items)Alexandra Elbakyan (Kazakhstan)Free and paid Access. only English & Russian. Research Papers and latest research Information.
Smt. Hansa Mehta Library The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Mostly Free / Some Paid access to Books, journals, thesis, etc.
South Asia Archive The South Asia Research FoundationFree Access to electronic contents e-Books, Audios, Microfilm,etc.
Southern Asia at Chicago South Asia at Chicago Mostly Paid / Some are Free access to books, journals, newspapers and photographs.
The Royal Society Mostly Free / Some Paid access to science reports and proceedings.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library University of Toronto Rare manuscripts and printed documents
The University of Chicago Library (70,000 items) The University of Chicago Mostly Paid / Some are Free access to books and manuscripts.
UNESCO open access Publications UNESCO Free access to books, articles, manuscripts and newspapers.
Vedic Heritage Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) Free Access to History,Philosophy and Religions e-contents.
World Digital Library (19147 items) UNESCO Free Access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs
World eBook Library  (194,584 items) UNESCO & Library Of Congress Free Access with login, Academic e-book collection, Journal and Magazine Collection 
Yale Literary Magazine Yale University Free Digital Resource on Poetry and Fiction

Arts, Humanities and Social Science

 Database Name  ( Number of Items)Arts, fine arts  & MusicEconomics History Literature and rhetoricPhil. and PsychologyPolitical Science Sociology/ Anthropology
Archive.org (15,624,745 items)
Digital Scriptorium
Digital Public Library of America
Europeana Collections
Free Library of Philadelphia
Gandhi Heritage Portal
Indra Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Library Of Congress (285339 items)
Manuscripts Online
Museums of India
National Archives of India
National Cultural Audio visual Archive
National Digital Library (29,967,869 items)
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
New York Public Library
Smt. Hansa Mehta Library
South Asia Archive
Southern Asia at Chicago
The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Granth Sanjeevani
The University of Chicago Library
UNESCO open access Publications
Vedic Heritage
World Digital Library (19147 items)
World eBook Library  (194,584 items)
Yale Literary Magazine

Science and Technology

 Database Name  ( Number of Items)ChemistryComp sci & info scienceBio. ScienceMathematics Physics Science & Technology
Archive.org (15,624,745 items)
Digital Scriptorium
Digital Public Library of America
Free Library of Philadelphia
Indra Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
National Archives of India
National Cultural Audio visual Archive
National Digital Library           (29,967,869 items)
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
New York Public Library
SciHub   (170,000,000 items)
Smt. Hansa Mehta Library
South Asia Archive
Southern Asia at Chicago
The Royal Society
The University of Chicago Library
UNESCO open access Publications
World eBook Library  (194,584 items)