Open Access E-Resources

Name of the database Description

It is a free legal information web portal which provides for individuals to find lawyers for their legal needs and for lawyers to get leads matching their legal specialty. It includes over 6000 legal forms including legal tips, areas of law, legal forms, agreements, Supreme Court judgments, bare acts, rules and a glossary. The “Areas of Law” section of the Law Library contains information on 110 legal categories.
American Doctoral Dissertations™, 1902-present is a free database developed by EBSCO Information Services & H. W. Wilson foundation, which provides access to the full text which includes more than 153,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 70,000 new citations for theses and dissertations accepted by American Universities from 1902 to the present, which can be searched by author, title, subject and university.

This database allows to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.

Search Directory of Open Access Books

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a searchable index of academic, peer-reviewed books that have been published under an Open Access license. It includes links to the full-text books. The collection covers a range of subjects in English and multiple languages.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals managed by ‘Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (Community Interest Company)’ based in the United Kingdom. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access academic journals that use an appropriate quality control system and is not limited to particular languages or subject areas. The Directory aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access academic journals—regardless of size and country of origin—thereby promoting their visibility, usage and impact.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education updated weekly.
ERIC provides access to 1.5 million bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) of journal articles and other education-related materials, with a collection of ‘grey literature’ in education. Approximately one quarter of the complete ERIC Collection is available in full text. Materials with no full text available (primarily journal articles) can often be accessed using links to publisher websites and/or library holdings.

It gives free access to ILI publications, including Annual Survey of Indian Law (ASIL) {Vol. 1 (1965) to Vol. 49 (2013)}, Journal of Indian Law institute {Vol. 1 (1958) to Vol. 49 (2014)} and Commission and Committee Reports.

NDL is a project by MHRD, India. It is an all-digital library that integrates all existing digitized and digital contents across institutions of the nation to provide a single window access with e-learning facility to different groups of users ranging from primary level to higher education level and even life-long learners of our country.
It harvests metadata and contents from all the Institutional Digital Repositories, other digital library initiatives and NMEICT project in the NDL server.
OAIster is a union catalogue of digital resources, contains multi disciplinary digital resources from open archive collections by harvesting the metadata from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Hervesting (OAI-PMH).