Browse by access type - Open access resources

1 - American Memory
Description: Access to sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/162
2 - CERL Heritage of the Printed Book Database
Alternative titles: also known as 'Heritage of the Printed Book Database'
also known as 'HPB Database'
previously known as 'Hand Press Book Database'
Description: A bibliographic database for items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455–c.1830) held at major European and North American research libraries; produces by the Consortium of European Research Libraries.
Coverage: 1455 to 1830
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/104
3 - ChemSpider
Description: A chemical structure database providing access to over 34 million structures, properties and associated information, integrating and linking compounds from around 500 data sources.
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/238
4 - DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals
Alternative titles: also known as 'Directory of Open Access Journals'
Description: A full-text database providing access to over 7,000 open access journal titles.
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/153
5 - English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
Alternative titles: also known as 'ESTC'
Description: A bibliographic database containing records for over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800
Coverage: 1473 to 1800
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/142
6 - Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC)
Alternative titles: also known as 'PubMed Central'
previously known as 'UK PubMed Central'
Description: Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) offers free access to biomedical literature resources including:
  • PubMed abstracts (about 28 million)
  • Europe PMC full text articles (about 2.6 million, of which over 570,000 are Open Access)
  • Patent abstracts (over 4 million European, US, and International)
  • National Health Service (NHS) clinical guidelines
  • Agricola records (500,000)
  • Supplemented with Chinese Biological Abstracts and the Citeseer database.
  • Coverage: 1850 onwards
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/155
    7 - Europeana
    Description: A digital portal to over 4.6 million digitised books, manuscripts, newspapers, film clips, maps, photos and sound from cultural institutions across Europe
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/101
    8 - FamilySearch
    Description: Family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world.
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/164
    9 - Gallica: National Library of France digital collection
    Description: Gallica: digital collections of the Bibliotheque nationale de France
    Full text: Yes
    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/166
    10 - German Digital Library
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek'
    also known as 'DDB'
    Description: The DDB aims to be a central, national portal providing unrestricted access to millions of digitised books, archives, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany.
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/223
    11 - Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection
    Description: Pilot collection of 28 new open access e-books. Covering topics in the humanities (literature, history) and social sciences (politics, media and communications), from 13 respected scholarly publishers.
    Publisher: Jisc
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/220
    12 - LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Alternative titles: previously known as 'LISA'
    Description: A bibliographic database covering librarianship, classification, cataloguing, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via EBSCOhost
    Publisher: EBSCO
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/109
    13 - Oxford Index
    Description: A tool for searching across Oxford University Press digital academic content. Searching Oxford Index is free, accessing associated content requires login. NLS customers can access full text content from: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Journals Online, Oxford Music Online, Oxford Reference Online, Who's Who (and Who Was Who), and University Press Scholarship Online
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/234
    14 - PubMed
    Description: An online database with over 20 milion citations to biomedical literature, with links to some full-text content.
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/156
    15 - Queen Victoria's Journals
    Description: A digital archive of the personal diaries of Queen Victoria, covering the period from her childhood to her accession to the throne, marriage to Prince Albert, and her Golden and Diamond Jubilees.
    Coverage: 1832 to 1901
    Publisher: Proquest
    Full text: Yes
    Subjects:
    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/176