The library offers a wealth of information in its many databases. Most of these are freely accessible from anywhere to users with a valid library card, but some can only be accessed from within the library. Whether you need help with your homework, ideas for a new craft project, instructions on how to complete a car or home repair, access to genealogical research records, or recent prices for stocks or antiques, you’ll find the information you’re looking for in these databases.
The Directory of Open Access Journals has links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. There are more than 7,000 journals represented in the database, with more than 3,200 of those searchable at the article level.
The Public Library of Science is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
Google Scholar provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles. Not all of these articles are available for free. You can streamline your search process by reviewing the Advanced Search Tips before you begin.
JSTOR is a distributor of academic research articles. While access to most materials requires affiliation with an institution that has a subscription, articles published before 1923 are available for free. If you are doing some historic research, you might find this interesting.