Free, open access (OA) periodicals
Unpaywall finds OA content in many ways, including using data from open indexes like Crossref and DOAJ where it exists. However, the majority of our OA content comes from independently monitoring over 50,000 unique online content hosting locations, including Gold OA journals, Hybrid journals, institutional repositories, and disciplinary repositories. Founded by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn in 2008, the company now covers over 200 countries with over 100 million downloads. 600.000+ users on Chrome and Firefox.
Free Dutch scientific periodicals (Open Access) (also in English)
Free e-books on religion and spirituality
PDF Drive .com and PDF.to
PDF Drive.com is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 84,478,351 eBooks for you to download for free (by 28-06-2023)
PDFDrive.to is an online platform that allows bibliophiles and newcomers alike to browse or download basically any PDF book.
How to use PDF Drive and alternatives for PDF Drive
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Over 40,000 free articles on, among other, social anthropology and history of Indonesia
National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI) – “Digitheek” Archives of the VOC
Society of Biblical Literature
Books and periodicals about biblical studies free or at a reduced rate
International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies (with access to free books and articles)
The Index Theologicus (IxTheo) (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Search function books and periodicals on theology
ATLA. American Theological Library Association,
Atla is a membership association of librarians and information professionals, and a producer of research tools, committed to advancing the study of religion and theology. Atla members collaboratively create resources that are freely available for students and scholars to use.
The Globethics.net Library
A free, open online library aimed at providing quality resources on applied ethics, education and religious studies from all over the world. Content in the library is available in multiple languages and is harvested from more than 3,000 open access repositories. The library has been conceived to share and promote research and reflection on ethics among scholars, especially with and from the Global South, which often faces barriers to participation in the global dialogue on ethics because of a lack of access to knowledge resources. The library currently holds more than 3.6 million documents, including articles, books, reference works, dissertations, conference proceedings, case studies, and educational resources, accessible free of charge, in full text and via a multi-lingual portal.
E-books from Universitas Senata Dharma, Yogyakarta:
E-resources Royal Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek):
Books from 1700-1870 (i.a about the Netherlands Indies) (full text search):
NARCIS. Access to open source publications by research institutes in The Netherlands
NARCIS > Contents NARCIS
– E.g. Leiden University
Scholarly Publications Leiden University | Scholarly Publications (universiteitleiden.nl)
– The National Library of The Netherlands
Research & find | KB, National Library of the Netherlands
Open Access Digital Theological Library
A digital library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines. (Site currently under maintenance)
Indonesian authors and subjects
Internet Archive Scholar
SciHub with access to millions of scientific publications:
Sci-Hub is a library website that provides free access to millions of research papers and books, without regard to copyright, by bypassing publishers’ paywalls in various ways. It was founded by Alexandra Elbakyan in 2011 in Kazakhstan in response to the high cost of research papers behind paywalls. In March 2023 it contained 933,189,871 (!) papers and PDFs freely accessible for anyone to read and download. How to use it:
1. Go to Sci-Hub
2. Type in the article’s DOI in the search field
3. The article will be downloaded for free
or use the special Tor-only Sci-Hub link:
Library Genesis has more than 3 million non-fiction books, 80 scientific papers, 3 million fiction books, and around 1 million magazines.
LibGen has access to millions of scientific papers. We aim to free the world’s knowledge from paywalls.
PaperPanda is a Chrome extension that uses some clever logic and the Panda’s detective skills to find you the research paper PDFs you need. Essentially, when you activate PaperPanda it finds the DOI of the paper from the current page, and then goes and searches for it. It starts by querying various Open Access repositories like OpenAccessButton, OaDoi, SemanticScholar, Core, ArXiV, and the Internet Archive.
ScienceOpen is a discovery platform with interactive features for scholars to enhance their research in the open, make an impact, and receive credit for it. We provide context building services for publishers, to bring researchers closer to the content than ever before. Our advanced search and discovery functions, combined with post-publication peer review, recommendation, social sharing, and collection-building features make ScienceOpen the only research platform you’ll ever need. https://www.scienceopen.com/
CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research worldwide and deliver unrestricted access for all. Search 207,255,818 research papers around the world.
Access to websites that offer free access to scientific publications. Please use a VPN or Tor to access these sites to protect your privacy. https://sharphunt.com/sci-hub-alternatives/
The Wayback Machine.
Access to 544 billion web pages saved over time:
World Scholarship Forum: The best alternatives to the Wayback Machine (2022)
Network of 176 million academics and researchers who share their knowledge and papers for free
Over 135 million publications. among other on Social Science with over 350,000 publications
Project Gutenberg – many free e-books
Wikibooks – English
Wikibooks – Bahasa Indonesia
Wikibooks – Bahasa Malayu
Sigil e-book editor.
Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor.
It is designed to edit books in ePub format.
BookBoon – free textbooks
AOPEN, Open Access Publishing in European Networks
The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books.
OAPEN operates three platforms:
- OAPEN Library – a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books
- OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit – a toolkit on OA book publishing for authors
- Directory of Open Access Books – a discovery service indexing OA books, in partnership with OpenEdition
Digital resources in the humanities and social sciences –
Access to numerous scientific articles, a project from Elsevier:
” Scopus uniquely combines a comprehensive, expertly curated abstract and citation database with enriched data and linked scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines.”
SINTA, Science And Technology Index
Access to the database Scopus of Elsevier for registered lecturers of Indonesian colleges and universities.
“Sinta (Science and Technology Index), delivering access to citations and expertise in Indonesia. Web-based research information system offering fast access, easy and comprehensive to measure the performance of researchers, institutions and journals in Indonesia.
Sinta provides benchmarks and analysis, identification of research strength of each institution to develop collaborative partnerships, to analyze the trend of research and expert directories.”
Zoeksysteem is via Google Scholar.