West Bengal
State University

(Barasat, North 24 Parganas)
  • admin@www.wbsu.ac.in
  • 033 2524 1976
  • Berunanpukuria, P.O. Malikapur, Barasat,
    North 24 Parganas, WB, PIN 700126

e-Resources

Open eResources:

Swayam

Facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from Class 9 till post-graduation. Can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time.

https://swayam.gov.in

UGC MOOC

It has 128 PG courses and 240 UG courses. Can be accessed at anytime and anywhere.

http://ugcmoocs.inflibnet.ac.in/ugcmoocs/moocs_courses.php


e-PG Pathshala

This platform offers high quality curriculum based interactive e-content in 70 PG subjects across all disciplines.

https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in

SWAYAM PRABHA

It is a group of 32 DTH channels that telecast educational programs for PG, UG and school level (9-12); it also provides curriculum based courses for lifelong learners for 24X7.

https://swayamprabha.gov.in

Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC)

CEC regularly organizes various capacity building programs, trainings and workshops. It also organizes Annual Educational Video Competition to encourage and recognize excellence in educational video program production in its Media Centers.

http://cec.nic.in/


National Digital Library (NDL)

Facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from Class 9 till post-graduation. Can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time.

https://swayam.gov.in

Shodhganga

Shodhganga provides a platform for research scholars to deposit their Ph.D. theses electronically and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access.

https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/

VIDWAN

VIDWAN is the premier database of profiles of scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading academic institutions and other R & D organization involved in teaching and research in India.

https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in



PUBLISHING HOUSES:

Tayloe & Francis

One of the world’s largest publishers of open access sources. They publish over 180 high-quality full open access journals, ranging across disciplines and subject areas.

https://www.tandfonline.com/openaccess


Elsevier

Specializes in science, technical, and medical content. It publishes more than 500,000 articles annually in 2,500 journals. Its archives contain over 17 million documents and 40,000 e-books. Total yearly downloads amount to more than 1 billion.

https://www.elsevier.com/about/open-science/open-access/open-access-journals


WILEY

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

https://authorservices.wiley.com/open-research/open-access/index.html


● SPRINGER

Offers researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals.

https://www.springeropen.com


● SCIENCE OPEN

Offers content hosting, context building and marketing services for publishers.

https://www.scienceopen.com


● SCIENCE DIRECT

Browse 4,288 journals and 30,568 books.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/browse/journals-and-books


● JSTOR

An important platform for open access Books and Journals.

https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free


● OAL OPEN ACCESS LIBRARY

Free Access to 4,486,359 Academic Articles.

http://www.oalib.com


● OXFORD ACADEMIC

A platform to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research wok.

https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/open_access



OTHER IMPORTANT OPEN RESOURCES:

● Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

https://doaj.org


● Directory of Open Access Books

An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access books.

https://www.doabooks.org/


● National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

An initiative by seven IITs (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science.

https://nptel.ac.in/

 

● Open Access Thesis & Dissertations

A repository of open access theses and dissertations published around the world. OATD currently indxes 5,153,410 theses and dissertations.

https://oatd.org/

 

● Open Knowledge Repository-World Bank (OKR)

OKR is the World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/

 

● Legal Information Institute of India (LII of India)

LII of India is an international standard, free-access, comprehensive online collection of Indian legal information.

http://liiofindia.org/

 

● The OAPEN Foundation

OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books.

https://www.oapen.org/content/

 

● PubMed Central (PMC)

Pubmed Central is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?cmd=search&term

 

● Project Gutenberg

An online library of free eBooks. Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or eBooks.

https://dev.gutenberg.org/

 

● Agricultural Sciences and Technology (AGRIS)

AGRIS is one of the world’s leading public information services that offers 11,934,258 bibliographic records. It also provides full text links to about 3 million of its records.

http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/index.do

 

● ILOSTAT

ILOSTAT is the global reference for international labour statistics, providing a comprehensive database and resources for producing labour statistics.

https://ilostat.ilo.org/

 

● Public Book Database

You can download books, journal articles, etc. from this Public Books Database. Because of COVID 19.

https://www.publicbooks.org/public-books-database/

 

● National Library Portal

National Library of India has launched an Integrated Search Portal for Open Access Educational Resources to be used by the citizens of India during lock down period.

https://nationallibrary.gov.in/home/open_educational_resources#gsc.tab=0

 

● West Bengal Public Library Network

Any user can have access to the network at any time with the help of a computer terminal.

http://www.wbpublibnet.gov.in/

 

● Digital Depository of West Bengal Public Library

You can find copyright free rare books which are under the custody of various libraries of West Bengal, India.

https://banglarlibrary.wordpress.com/category/west-bengal/

 

● Indianjournals.com

Provides a vast collection of interdisciplinary Indian journals and research publications.

http://indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=open_access_publications_list

 

● Online Books Page:

It lists freely accessible archives of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals.

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/serials.html

 

● National Databases of Indian Medical Journals

A database of medical journals.

https://www.ias.ac.in/Journals/Overview/

 

● HathiTrust

A partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

https://www.hathitrust.org

 

● BENTHAM Open

Publishes a number of peer-reviewed, open access journals that covers all major disciplines of science, medicine, technology and social sciences.

https://benthamopen.com/

 

● Spoken Tutorial

This platform provides the opportunity to learn various Free and Open Source Software. Anybody with a computer can learn from any place at any time and in a language of their choice.

https://spoken-tutorial.org/


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