American Medical Association (AMA)

The scientific publications of the American Medical Association, through HINARI (Health Inter Network Access to Research Initiative), are made available to the poorer countries of the world at very low rates. Scientific journal titles include: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); Archives of Dermatology; Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery; Archives of General Psychiatry; Archives of Internal Medicine; Archives of Neurology; Archives of Ophthalmology; Archives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery; Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Archives of Surgery.

Analytical Sciences Digital Library

The Analytical Sciences Digital Library is an incredible resource. It "collects, catalogs, links and publishes peer-reviewed, web-based discovery materials pertinent to innovations in curricular development and supporting technical resources in the analytical sciences."

BioMed Central

Offers online publishing of articles in all areas of original biomedical research with full peer review and open access. Submission is online and authors retain copyright. All original articles are published in one of the BioMed Central journals (over 100 Open Access journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine), as well as being posted without delay on PubMed Central and indexed in PubMed.

British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and practical applications of the discipline.  As a society we support and enhance the development and application of psychology for the greater public good, setting high standards for research, education, and knowledge, and disseminating our knowledge to increase the wider public awareness of psychology and its importance.


This repository of open access materials related to the study of cancer is run by the Medical Informatics and Knowledge Engineering team of Maastro Clinic in Maastricht, a city in the Netherlands. The research provided includes clinical protocols, publications, and datasets.

Free to search abstract database from the US National Cancer Institute. National Cancer Institute (NCI) database contains summaries of the latest cancer information. Summaries cover treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine. Also includes a searchable listing of cancer clinical trials.

Cardinal Health Medical & Product solutions - Products

Cardinal Health (CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide.

The company provides clinically-proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management.

CHBD: Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database

This is an incredibly specific resource, but it’s useful nonetheless. The Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database contains 6,800 records related to human health in the circumpolar region (i.e., the area around one of Earth's poles). Some journals and articles require an access fee.

Double Twise

Protocol Online, brought to you by POL Scientific, is a database of research protocols in a variety of life science fields. It contains protocols contributed by worldwide researchers as well as links to web protocols hosted by worldwide research labs, biotech companies, personal web sites.

Eldis – Sharing knowledge for 20 years

The exchange of knowledge is a key component in achieving more equal and sustainable societies. But, despite huge advances in the internet and digital technologies, and increasing demand for research evidence, access to knowledge remains a problem for many development practitioners, decision-makers and researchers. Eldis supports free and open access to useful and relevant research on global development challenges. Eldis database includes over 50,000 summaries and provides free links to full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers.  Our services are used by a large global audience of development practitioners, decision makers and researchers.

Eric Institute of Education Sciences

ERIC provides access to more than 1.3 million education-related bibliographic records. Within the ERIC collection are bibliographic records for: journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and other education-related materials. You can choose to search the whole database to find bibliographic details and abstracts, or choose to limit the search for full-text access only. For material where full-text is not available in ERIC, links to the publishers' websites (where subscriptions may be required) are included.

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research Collection

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organization established in 2002. It is supported by the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Department of Social Affairs of the City of Geneva and other Swiss and international institutions. The Foundation works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the Foundation are to promote and develop health education and research programs.

Global Library Women’s Medicine

A free resource for medical professionals dedicated to the enhancement of women’s healthcare.  The Global Library of Women's Medicine (GLOWM) is designed to be a constantly evolving resource reflecting the very best of current medical opinion. Resources available include 442 specialist chapters on women's medicine, plus 53 supplementary chapters, authored by over 650 expert contributors citing more than 40,000 references.

Health Inter Network Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)

Hinari Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle-income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Users can access up to 4911 journals(45 different languages, up to 187 e-books up to 110 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 115 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

HubMed ​

HubMed is a database of medical journals and articles. The site is simple and straightforward, and it allows you to filter your results to free full texts only.


The International Aging Research Portfolio (IARP) is a system that organizes and allows users to browse research related to aging. It "incorporates databases of grants from multiple sources," as well as MEDLINE publication abstracts.

Labome - Validated Antibody Database

Validated Antibody Database, antibodies, siRNA/shRNA, ELISA, cDNA clones, proteins/peptides, assays, and bio-chemicals.


The archetypical online medical database portal is Entrez, established and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information or NCBI (Figure 3). Entrez is a good example of a useful portal to online medical database because the data are referenced, the site is free of commercial influence, it's run by a government agency with academic oversight, it's easy to use, it's updated daily, and, fortunately, it's free.

Mother, Infant and Young Child Nutrition & Malnutrition

With new technologies, increased resources and greater understanding now more available than ever for tackling malnutrition, practice on the ground is still struggling to show results as it attempts to keep up with the pace. This website and the links contained therein aim to address these shortfalls by offering online access to the latest worldwide developments in the fields of preventive and curative nutrition. A section of the resource is devoted to addressing mother and child nutrition and malnutrition in India.


In addition to allowing you to share your research with others, MyScienceWork provides access to over 70 million articles, 25 million of which are open access.

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

POPLINE Database

POPLINE, the world's largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related issues, is now available free of charge on the Internet. POPLINE contains 380,000 records. The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present; however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827. The database adds 8,000 records annually. POPLINE consists of bibliographic citations and abstracts to a variety of materials including journal articles and other scientific, technical, and programmatic publications as well as unpublished documents and project reports (gray literature).

Proquest Database for Health Sciences

A Central Access Point for Complete, Essential Health Care Information. Medical researchers relying on traditionally indexed bibliographic databases could be missing the distilled essence of research not immediately apparent in tables, figures, and images found in scholarly articles. ProQuest offers a central access point to over 5.6 million records, deep-indexed using patented technology to make vital data easily discoverable. Our collections include not only important health care and biomedical journals but essential evidence-based content, multimedia and full-text dissertations, all accessible from a clean, simple to use interface.


PubChem is a unique tool for researchers, allowing you to search by bioassay, compound, or substance.


PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. To access the full text available, please make sure that the box "Free full-text only" is ticked when you perform your search.


The U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature claims to offer open access to over 80,000 articles from over 100 journals. Access too much of the full text on PMC is free and unrestricted. A journal may make its content available in PMC as soon as it is published, or it may delay its release in PMC for a specified period after initial publication. Current PMC journals have delays ranging up to two years, with most releasing their material six months or less after publication.


Retina is "the world’s leading search engine for medical students, doctors and researchers to find the right document in [the] shortest possible time." The site also allows you to seek full texts only. searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.


A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas with free to access abstracts plus links to a range of related NLM sites.


The UNESCO database Contains over 146,000 free downloadable documents in full text published since 1945 as well as metadata from the collections of the UNESCO Library and documentation centers in Field Offices and Institutes. UNESCO’s goal is to support the contribution of national education sectors to ending AIDS and promoting better health and well-being for all children and young people. The Organization is committed to strengthening the links between education and health, reflecting growing international recognition that a more comprehensive approach to school health and coordinated action across sectors is needed.

A global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.  Search over 500 million pages of important science information, including access to scientific and numeric data sources across every inhabited continent with just one query.  Get the most current findings in fields such as energy, medicine, agriculture, environment and basic sciences.