Monday, 9 September 2019

Free Online Journal and Research Databases

Free Online Journal and  Databases

Greetings from Rosa Mystica Library, Fatima College, Madurai!

The Library wants to help the users to find tools to find and access the correct information, what they need to showcase well studied, persuasive, and original writing.


CORE  is a multidisciplinary aggregator of open access research. It allows users to search more than 66 million open access articles.

CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way, CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all.

CORE harvests research papers from data providers from all over the world including institutional and subject repositories, open access and hybrid journal publishers.

CORE currently contains 135,539,113 open access articles, from thousands and over tens of thousands of journals, collected from 6,459  data providers around the world.

CORE will supply data for the UK REF 2021 Open Access Policy Audit to Research England.


ScienceOpen: An interactive discovery environment

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.
ScienceOpen provides a wide range of tools to support your research


  • Multidimensional search in millions of article records for quick orientationFilter your search by 18 filters including open access, preprint, author, keyword, content type, source, and more. Sort your results by Altmetric score, citations, date, usage, and rating. Use the article Collections by other researchers to help narrow your search.
  • Export search results in EndNote, BibTex, and Reference Manager (RIS) formats for easy integration with other reference management systems. Up to 200 citations exported at a time.
  • Save your search to find the newest articles in your field with one click.
  • Bookmark the articles you are interested to explore later.


  • Edit a Collection to present the best research in your field for better discovery by your peers. Or, run it as an overlay “journal” with the newest preprints. Create a comprehensive bibliography of a subject or just highlight the top 20 papers in your discipline. The Collection functionality is built to flexibly meet a wide range of goals for the research community.
  • Review an article to share your expertise with the community. An article review, similar to a book review, provides an analysis of the work and recommendations to readers. A review on ScienceOpen is linked with ORCID and published with a Crossref DOI and best-practice XML metadata for discovery across all systems. To ensure expert reviews, the ScienceOpen requires 5 publications for automatic reviewer status. We make exceptions on an individual basis, so just get in touch with the ScienceOpen team if you would like to review ( You can also invite any researcher to review an article with one click.
  • Write an Author Summary can help explain your research in plain language to the general public. Add a summary, thumbnail image, keywords, and disciplines to your article record on ScienceOpen to increase the discoverability of your research.
  • Articles missing? You can help us to improve the ScienceOpen database by uploading the DOIs of important articles that you are missing on the site. You can then add these to your Collection, publication list, or bookmarks.


  • Your ScienceOpen Profile is integrated with ORCID for a low-maintenance presence. Add publications from or to your ORCID record with one click. Biography, affiliation, education, and more can be synchronized with ORCID.
  • An interactive bibliography on ScienceOpen opens your publications to search and sort by altmetrics, citations, date, and more. Gain insight about your own work and share with your colleagues
  • Track usage, citations, altmetrics of your publications on ScienceOpen and watch it develop over time. A whole suite of metrics are available at your fingertips.
  • Follow researchers for updates on their activities and to expand your network.
We love to hear back from our users about features that are particularly useful or ones that are missing. Just get in touch at or on Twitter @Science_Open or Facebook.

User Categories

In order to maintain a high quality of scholarly discourse, some functions require previous registration at ScienceOpen via ORCID, as well as a certain number of publications in your ORCID account. Registration is fast, easy and completely free of charge. Scroll down to find out how to update or integrate your ORCID ID.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 40% of which comes from sponsors and 60% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.
DOAJ operates an education and outreach program across the globe, focussing on improving the quality of applications submitted.
The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals. DOAJ is a community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer-reviewed open access material.

Education Resources Information Center

The ERIC website is offered for public use by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education. There is no membership or subscription required. ERIC has five main user groups: academics, researchers, educators, policymakers, and the general public. ERIC is widely used by students, researchers, faculty members, and others who are responding to course requirements or developing reports for their work. This video below gives step-by-step instructions on how to narrow your topic, use search filters, and take advantage of the ERIC Thesaurus to target specific resources.

arXiv e-Print Archive
arXiv e-Print Archive is an Open access to 1,587,202 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Submissions to arXiv should conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University, the Simons Foundation and by the member institutions.

Social Science Research Network

SSRN´s eLibrary provides 885,076 research papers from 422,680 researchers across 30 disciplines. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks.


PLOS Journals

215,000+ peer-reviewed articles are free to access, reuse and redistribute. PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization on a mission to lead a transformation in research communication.

Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories. It enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.

Tools and support enable both repository administrators and service providers to share best practice and improve the quality of the repository infrastructure.
Using OpenDOAR enables librarians and their institutions to:
Ø  Ensure their repository is providing a comparable service to their selected peer institutions
Ø  Take advantage of best practice and provide good collection-level metadata
Ø  Raise the visibility of the repository and its contents to search services, benefiting the institution as a whole
Ø  Provide analytic services for repository managers, enabling benchmarking of repository services
For end-users, it also means that:
Ø  Researchers are able to find institutional, subject-based or governmental repositories of open access material
Ø  Repository administrators can compare repository structure and content and find best practice in repository provision
Ø  Analysts can use OpenDOAR to chart the growth of repositories – and repository content - in the UK and beyond

The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 150 million documents from more than 7,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

Through BASE you can search:
Number of documents: 147,427,467
Number of content sources: 7,383

Our OAI-PHM-Blog communicates information related to harvesting and aggregating activities performed for BASE.

Digital Library Of The Commons Repository

The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. The DLC provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations. This site contains an author-submission portal; an Image Database; the Comprehensive Bibliography of the Commons; a Keyword Thesaurus, and links to relevant reference sources on the study of the commons.


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Fatima College YouTube Video

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Monday, 13 August 2018

Library Week

Rosa Mystica Library has planned to celebrate LIB FEST 2018 from 27 August - 31 August 2018.


Sunday, 5 August 2018

Library Club Inauguration

Library Club was inaugurated on 31st July 2018. The chief guest was Dr. S. M. Shamsudeen, Joint Commissioner of Labor (Rtd.), Chief Advisor/Senior Consultant, Crescent Labor Law Consultants, Director-HR Mantra (HR Managers' Training Academy). 

He was delivering a lecture on Need to have Corrupt Free Government Officers

There were 200 students enrolled in the library club in both the shifts. After the lecture, annual planner was discussed with students. The students were very much appreciated the initiative taken by the college.

Dr. Shamsudeen was donated books for ROSA MYSTICA LIBRARY. The books are helping the students for their competitive examinations.