dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.

Scientific research

Is an academic publisher of open access journals. It also publishes academic books and conference proceedings.

Direct science


An independent journal about evidence-based healthcare

Health and Allied sciences

Publishes 206 peer-reviewed open access journals in health and allied sciences

British Medical Journal

The BMJ (British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal. All articles appear on before being included in an issue of the print journal. The website is updated daily with the BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.

CA: A Cancer Journal For Clinicians

A peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society providing cancer care professionals with up-to-date information on all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. It provides information about cancer prevention, early detection, treatment of all forms, palliation, advocacy issues, quality-of-life topics, and more.

Cochrane Reviews
Full-text information from journals in health and allied sciences

General Medical Journal

An international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. The covers a wide range of topics in science, medicine, public health and related fields.

Dermatology online journal
Available in full text from 1995, the journal aims to meet reference and education needs of the international dermatological community

International Journal of Dental Clinics

International Journal of Dental Clinics is a quarterly online publication dedicated to cutting edge research works in dental clinical research, case reports and  dental Image processing.

Journal of sports science & medicine
International electronic journal covers all aspects of sports medicine and sports sciences.

HighWires list of journals free to developing economies

HighWire Press at Stanford University provides a list of about 100 scientific and medical journals that are made available by the publishers free to persons in low-income countries. One of the items on the list is the very important general journal, Science.

ArXiv-Cornell University Library
Ground-breaking pre-print server in selected physics, computer science, maths and neuroscience disciplines. Contains 100,000’s articles submitted by members of the user community. Free access to all papers to all users.

Free to search Abstract database from the US National Cancer Institute

Electronic Journal of Biotechnology

An international scientific electronic journal which publishes papers from all areas related to Biotechnology. Coverage ranges from molecular biology and the chemistry of biological process to aquatic and earth environmental aspects, as well as computational applications, policy and ethical issues directly related to Biotechnology.

DOAJ — Directory of Open Access Journals
Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Wiley Online Library

Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines




National Library of Medicine

WebMD Health



Health A to Z


AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
A free searchable database. AHRQ systematically and comprehensively translates research findings into better patient care and provides policymakers and other health care leaders with information needed to make critical health care decisions.

Medical encylopedia at NLM

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

includes over 12 million words, 4,000 articles, 7,500 illustrations, 180,000 index entries and 26,000 links. It is constantly updated online

Invasive Species Compendium
The Invasive Species Compendium is an online, open access reference work covering recognition, biology, distribution, impact and management of the world’s invasive plants and animals.

Open-access journals in medicine and biology fields.

The BMJ (British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal. All articles appear on before being included in an issue of the print journal.



This portal focuses primarily on academic material. It has a keyword search tool and also a list of broad subject categories.  One of the principal categories is Medicine which is divided into a lengthy list of sub-categories.  Each entry notes the title, language format and many contain a one sentence summary plus the link to the PDF.

Free Book Centre

This is a portal that claims to have over 2,400,000 downloadable e-books (PDFs). It has a keyword search engine plus a broad subject category listing. Due to the size of the full-text books, downloading can be time consuming especially if there is limited bandwidth.


National Academies Press

2500 online full text books on science, environment and public policy

National Academies Press

Google Scholar (beta)

Google Scholar enables to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Anatomy and Human Body


Bookshelf provides free access to over 700 texts in life science and healthcare


Free access to e-books in medicine

Provides list of online medical books available for free download. There are books both for doctors and patients. The books cover almost all areas of medicine: anatomy, physiology, immunology, genetics, internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, military medicine, psychiatry, and more. The books are in HTML or PDF format.

Provides free access to the leading medical textbooks covering a number of different specialties, which include the following: multi-specialty, allergy & immunology, cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, family medicine/primary care, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, HIV, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, nurse practitioner, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, pharmacist, physician assistant, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, sports medicine, surgery, urology, women’s health.