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Open Access Resources:

Open and free access to scholarly information (content as well as data) has been gaining ground among the academic circles throughout the world. The library is happy to provide a set of hand-picked open access resources which includes books, journals and databases. We also solicit recommendations of e-resources (URL/Location of free access e-resources) from the user community, for inclusion in this growing list.


Biblioboard Open Access –

Buddha Dharma Education Association –

Buddhist e-Library –

Directory of Open Access Books –

Free Management Books – –

Great Books and Classics –

Harappa – Ancient Indian Valley Civilization –

History of Philosophy –

Indian Culture –

Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts –

Indological Collections –

Inflibnet – ePathashala –

Internet Archives –

Many Books –

National Digital Library of India –

Open Access Social Sciences books –

Open Knowledge World Bank –

Open Library –

Open Textbook Library –

Project Gutenberg –

Rare Book Society of India –

Sanskrit e-Books –

Tibetan & Himalayan Library –

The Corporate Body of Buddha Educational –

Foundation UrbanDharma –



CORE – Open Access Research Papers –

Directory of Open Access Journals –

Ecology & the Natural Environment – Academic Journals –

Ecology & Conservation Science –

Econ Papers –

Electronics Journal Library –

Environmental Sciences –

Free Library –

Free Resources on MUSE During COVID-19 –

Indology –

HighWire (Free Online Full-text Articles) –

JURN – Academic Articles, Chapters and Theses –

Language & Literature –

McKinsey & Company –

Springer Open Journals –

Taylor & Francis Open Access –

Trade Pub –

Journal Ranking

Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC) –

Dimensions –

Scimago Journal & Country Rank –


Web of Science (Master Journals List) –

South Asian Studies


84000’s mission is to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern languages, and provide open and free access to over 230,000 pages. In so doing, we are creating an essential new resource for primary-source scholarship, independent study, and personal practice.

Archives of Economic Life in the South and South East Asia

This website presents an inventory of sources on the history of economic life in South and Southeast Asia: sources that are scattered, some of them little used, many of them endangered. The website also includes a set of reflections by researchers about how their inquiries have enabled them to conceive of the history of economic life in South and Southeast Asia.

Asian Collections of Library of Congress

The Library’s South Asian collection comprises thousands of titles in over 100 languages. This guide provides an overview of these materials, search strategies, and how to access digital collections, e-resources, and web archives.

Buddhist Digital Resource Center

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking out, preserving, documenting, and disseminating Buddhist literature. We provide scholars, translators, Buddhist practitioners, and the general public with access to an unparalleled collection of Buddhist texts. Joining digital technology with scholarship, BDRC ensures that the cultural treasures of 
the Buddhist literary tradition are secure and accessible for generations to come.

Cross Asia

CrossAsia offers access to specialised information from the entire spectrum of humanities and social sciences from and about Asia. It has developed outstanding, partly unique services for Asia-related research. CrossAsia Open Access Repository for primary and secondary publications for unrestricted and free-of-charge access to scientific information.

Digital South Asia Library

Provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users.

Jain e-Library

India has launched a Jain eLibrary project. Under this project the Jain literature is converted electronically into eBooks (pdf or other formatted files) or other electronic media and made available via the website to the readers who are interested in the Jain religion and its philosophy.

Khudabaksh Library

Khuda Bakhsh Library emerged out of a collection of Maulvi Mohammad Bakhsh, who hailed from Chapra, a district of Bihar. He was a man of letters and law and had a great passion for books. He collected about 1,400 manuscripts including some rare printed books. They have digitized the 1200 manuscripts and albums .

PAHAR – Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset

This collection consists of a collection of books, journals and maps related broadly to the Himalayas and its outlying attached ranges including the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams, the Pamirs, the Tian Shan and the Kuen Lun as well as the Tibetan highlands and the Tarim basin. These materials are housed in this site, and are freely available for personal non-commercial use and downloading.

Sagar – A South Asia Research Journal

SAGAR has published 26 volumes of innovative academic writing in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia, as well as critical translations of texts from South Asian languages to English. All volumes are available through the Texas ScholarWorks repository at UT Libraries.

South Asia Common

The South Asia Archive is a landmark collection of 4.5 million pages of documents from across the Indian subcontinent from 1700 to 1953, originally collected by the South Asian Research Foundation (SARF). Subjects covered in economics, politics, law, Indology, archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies, history, and education will all benefit.

South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)

The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) | Print collection contains over thirty thousand (30,000!) digitized print items. These items include newspapers, serials, and journals; colonial reports, censuses, and government documents; works of art, history, and literature; studies in economics, politics, and social structure; reference works, dictionaries, and so much more!

South Asian American Digital Archive

Documents and provides access to the diverse and relatively unknown stories of South Asian Americans. Our collection reflects the vast range of experiences of the South Asian diaspora in the United States, including those who trace their heritage to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the many South Asian diaspora communities across the globe.

BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine –

BASE is a Search engine especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 340 million documents from more than 11,000 content providers. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access) such as resources – journals, institutional repositories, digital collections etc. –

1947 Open Archive

It provides a strong foundation in history will pave the way for a more enlightened future for the subcontinent and hence world. Our core team is supported by devoted volunteers, including interns, advisers and experts who are passionate about preserving the people’s history of Partition.

Himalayan Studies
Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) is an ever-growing knowledge platform that houses a comprehensive digital library of high-quality climate change adaptation resources. We offer a free space for users to find and share resources with the larger adaptation community.

Digital Himalayan Studies

Digital Himalaya provides scanned copies of a number of journals, magazines and publications of Himalayan studies for free download from our website.


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tibetan and Himalayan Library (THL)

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library (THL) is a publisher of websites, information services, and networking facilities relating to the Tibetan plateau and southern Himalayan regions. THL promotes the integration of knowledge and community across the divides of academic disciplines. The data includes text, audio-video, images, maps, immersive objects, reference works, and interpretative essays.
Open Access Thesis & Dissertation
EBSCO Open Dissertations

With EBSCO Open Dissertations, institutions and students are offered an innovative approach to driving additional traffic to ETDs in institutional repositories. Our goal is to help make their students’ theses and dissertations as widely visible and cited as possible.


The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide.

OATD aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 6,770,489 theses and dissertations.

PQDT (ProQuest Open) –

The ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT) ™ database is the world’s most comprehensive curated collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world, offering over 5 million citations and 3 million full-text works from thousands of universities.

Shodh Gangotri

Under the initiative called “ShodhGangotri”, research scholars/research supervisors in universities are requested to deposit an electronic version of the approved synopsis submitted by research scholars to the universities for registering themselves for the Ph.D. programme now it is expanded to MRPs/PDFs/Emeritus Fellowship, etc. As such, once the full-text thesis is submitted for a synopsis, a link to the full-text theses would be provided from ShodhGangotri to “ShodhGanga”.

Other Resources:

Abhilekh-Patal – Access to Archives and Learning-

The Abhilekh Patal, derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Abhilekh’ signifying records of ancient times, and ‘Patal’ representing a platform or a surface, is a digital repository thoughtfully curated by the National Archives of India (NAI).

Census of India

Government of India taken steps to develop a systematic collection of data on population size, its growth, etc. and set up an organization in the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Registrar General of India and ex-officio Census Commissioner. This organization was created to prepare data on population figures including vital statistics and census.

Census Digital Library

The Census Digital Library is intended to serve as a central, searchable repository of all publicly-available materials related to the India population censuses. This repository includes our census tables, documents of multiple types (acts and rules, circulars, questionnaires and methodological documents, reports), presentations of results, photos, and others.

Convenient Learning by Consortium for Educational Communication

The Consortium for Educational Communication popularly known as CEC is one of the Inter University Centres set up by the University Grants Commission of India. It has been established with the goal of addressing the needs of Higher Education through the use of powerful medium of Television alongwith the appropriate use of emerging Information Communication Technology (ICT).


Indian Manuscripts & Antique Books

The First and the only detailed website on Indian Rare Manuscripts (200-350 years old), Antique Books (which are most rare & unavailable), Historical Ancient Documents & Inscriptions.

Ministry of Statistics

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation attaches considerable importance to coverage and quality aspects of statistics released in the country. The statistics released are based on administrative sources, surveys and censuses conducted by the center and State Governments and non-official sources and studies.

National Archives of India

The National Archives of India is an attached office under Ministry of Culture. The organisation is headed by the Director General of Archives who is assisted by Deputy Directors of Archives looking after various Divisions like Records, Records Management, Administration, Training, Publication, Library, Conservation, Digitisation etc.

National Mission for Manuscripts

A unique project in its programme and mandate, the Mission seeks to unearth and preserve the vast manuscript wealth of India. India possesses an estimate of ten million manuscripts, probably the largest collection in the world. These cover a variety of themes, textures and aesthetics, scripts, languages, calligraphies, illuminations and illustrations.

New India Samachar

The e-magazine’s primary objective is to disseminate information about the Indian government’s flagship schemes, initiatives, cabinet decisions, Mann Ki Baat broadcasts and current affairs. It is published in English and 12 other Indian languages. The e-magazine is distributed at no cost to various recipients, such as media outlets, educational institutions, panchayats, among others.

Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is the World Bank’s Official Open Access Repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

RBI Dataabse on Indian Economy

The Databse on Indian Economy is to provide time series data on aggregates in a flexible and reusable format for analytical inouts on policy matters and for research and analysis purpose. This site is also contains SAARDFINANCE Database.

Survey of India Maps & Data

In its assigned role as the nation’s Principal Mapping Agency, Survey of India bears a special responsibility to ensure the country’s domain is explored and mapped suitably, provide base maps for expeditious and integrated development and ensure that all resources contribute with their full measure to the progress, prosperity and security of our country now and for generations to come.

Treasury of Lives

The Treasury of Lives is abiographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia and the Himalayan region. In development since 2007, it provides accessible and well-researched biographies of notable individuals who are deceased and who were native to the region.

Translation initiative of Azim Premji University

Anuvada Sampada: A platform for quality academic resources in Indian Languages.

US Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyses, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promore sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

US Government’s Open Data

Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and many more.

WHO Data

WHO is the United Nation’s agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health.

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