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The National Digital library of India (NDLI)

NDL is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. The objective is to integrate several national and international digital libraries in one single web-portal. The NDLI provides free of cost access to many books in English and the Indian languages. Headquarters: Kharagpur, India.

The Library was launched in pilot form in May 2016. As of January 2020, NDLI hosts 45,825,715 items in its repository. It contains textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction, question papers and all other kinds of learning media. Can be accessible through Mobile App too.


OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories is a UK-based website that lists academic open access repositories.

OpenDOAR is a Open Access Repositories and is considered one of the leading open access directories worldwide.


Indian ETD Repository (Shodhganga)

Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses is a digital repository of theses and dissertations submitted to Indian universities. It is maintained by INFLIBNET Centre.

The repository has a collection of 2,10,661 theses and 6123 synopses. The top five universities in terms of the numbers of theses submitted are Panjab University, Aligarh Muslim University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Karnataka University and Anna University. The Shodhganga repository was created consequent on the University Grants Commission making it mandatory through regulations issued in June 2009 for all universities to submit soft copies of PhD theses and MPhil dissertations to the UGC for hosting in the INFLIBNET.


OATD (Open Access Thesis & Dissertation) 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 4,799,965 theses and dissertations.


NDLTD (Network Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations)

NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). NDLTD supports electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide.

Thousands of Open Source Theses and Dissertation available here.


South Asia Archive

The South Asia Archive is as a specialist digital platform delivering global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within - and about - the Indian subcontinent.


PubMed Central (PMC)

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).


The World Bank Group Library

The World Bank Group Library is a Open Knowledge Repository.