Humanities and Social Sciences
Information about Humanities and Social Sciences specific online resources that are Open Access so available to all researchers in developing and emerging countries.
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 English, French and Portuguese.
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.
The Globethics.net 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.
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 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.
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.
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).