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Internet Archive's Open Library

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  • E-books | Images | Videos
  • Vendor: Internet Archive

Like a physical library, the Internet Archive provides free access to digitized books. The archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos, (including 1.6 million TV news programs, 3 million image, and 200,000 software programs.

Open Textbook Library

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  • E-books | Open Access | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Center for Open Education

The Open Textbook Library is a collection curated by the Open Textbook Network. Its criteria for inclusion distinguish it from other OER collections. OER experts; librarians, faculty, and others with vested interests in higher education may nominate resources to be included in the collection if they meet the following criteria; Has an open license that permits derivative works, is a complete work published as a portable file, is currently in use at multiple higher education institutions ( a mechanism of peer review ), is an original work.

arXiv e-Print archive

  • Open Access | Scholarly Sources

Open Access archive, owned and operated by Cornell University, of electronic research articles from the physical sciences, computer science, mathematics, and engineering.

CCDL (Claremont Colleges Digital Library)

  • Audio | Images | Music Scores | Open Access | Primary Sources (Archival) | Videos
  • Vendor: The Claremont Colleges Library

Digitized archive of material produced by and/or owned by The Claremont Colleges. Includes artworks, college photo archives, videos of lectures, rare books, etc.


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  • Vendor: CLACSO (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales)

Open access digital collection offering 850 journals and over 350,000 articles in the social sciences and humanities from Latin America.

Google Scholar

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Google

Peer-reviewed articles, theses, and scholarly books from journals, professional organizations, and university and preprint repositories. Visit Open Content to learn how to connect content from The Claremont Colleges through Google Scholar.

La Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales CLACSO

  • E-books
  • Vendor: CLACSO (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales)

Digital repository offering free access to more than 100,000 texts covering the social sciences from the CLACSO (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales) network.

Open Library of Humanities

  • Open Access | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Open Library of Humanities

Launched in January 2013, the OLH publishing platform supports open access academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journal (currently 23 individual journals).

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