Free e-Resources

Free e-Resources

Bangladesh Journals Online:

BanglaJOL is a database of journals published in Bangladesh, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of BanglaJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey. There are now 136 journals on BanglaJOL with 1271 Tables of Contents listing 16,606 articles. 15,672 of the articles are available in full text (PDF).


Indian Open Access Journals:

Over 500 open access journals published in India are listed here alphabetically.


World Bank’s Open Data Site:

It is one of the largest archives of The World Bank’s data. The open data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to the different World Bank’s publications.


The UN Data Portals:

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is offering a lot of resources related to country profiles, statistics on agriculture, crime, education, energy, environment, finance, food and agriculture, gender, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry information and communication technology, population, refugees, tourism, trade, and millennium development goals indicators etc.


Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE):

Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE). Open Access Journals in the World (excluding India). Search for Articles in Open Access.

Links to the electronic sites of major journals around the world, cooperating with the World Wide Web-Virtual Library.


HighWire Search:

HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth! As of 3/25/15, we are assisting in the online publication of 2,434,604 free full-text articles and 7,659,003 total articles. There are 41 sites with free trial periods, and 172 completely free sites. 298 sites have free back issues, and 1551 sites have pay per view.


167,000 Participants registered engaged in ethical issues and research is a global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number of resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library and facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and information sharing.

Many Books

offers over 29,000 free eBooks compatible with several devices. The sife offers a wide range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Looks like they’ve redesigned their website. It is much cleaner.  Lots of formats for download available.

Project Gutenberg

offers over 39,000 free eBooks compatible with several devices. Download them or read them online. The original and still probably the best. But hey, this site was started by the guy who invented e-books, so…go figure



the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. The site offers several eBooks available for downlaod.


Planet eBook

offers free classic literature eBooks available for download



features a collection of free books from indie authors and publishers; this site does contain mature content.



offers a variety of free eBooks.



They’re a little ad heavy, but good for poetry, Lives of the Saints, Shakespeare, etc.


E-Books Directory

Lots of free e-books and they often have a “book of the month.”


Google Books

Some are free, some are pay, a little more saavy searching is needed with Google.



This site pulls material from some other free book sites (like Smashwords). This site does contain mature content.


Open Library

People can read books and add books to this website.



This has scientific books and papers available for free



This great website is exactly what it says on the tin – a huge free source of eBooks available for download. You’ll even get to search comprehensively through various categories, too.



Baen has a small section of free ebooks for download. There are both fiction and non-fiction books. All you need to do is simply to scroll the list of books and pick the one that you want to get. EPUB, MOBI, RTF are top book formats. Please note that you download a zip archive with the book inside. So if you don’t have a special app on your mobile reader, you have to use your PC with some compression software to unpack it.





Issuu is another publishing platform that lets you access books, magazines and tutorials produced by famous and independent authors. You can read many creations online without an account. Some authors allow you to download content for free if you have a free Issuu account.


Open Culture

Open Culture have 700+ free eBooks for free download. This site is ideal for all students. It contains dozens of classic fiction books by Stefan Zweig, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, etc. The list is constantly updated and curated by human editors.



O’Reilly Media books, magazines and tutorials are known by every geek on this planet. The publishing house was founded by Tim O’Reilly in 1978. It started with printed publications, but now they host a huge section of free digital books on technology, computers, hardware and IT industry. All ebooks and free book samplers are available in PDF format. However, to download a book, you should submit your name and email address.



Leanpub is a unique book site on this list because of its smart payment model. You can download an ebook as PDF, EPUB or MOBI for free or you can pay a fee to the book author as you wish. The book author sets min. price (usually $0) and you decide the book value. Leanpub is popular among developers and techie people. There are books about programming languages (C#, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript), software, guidebooks, etc. So if you plan to build your career in engineering, you’d better create an account at Leanpub and monitor fresh publications.



Bibliotastic is a platform for indie writers. They publish contemporary books. There are many science fiction, historical, mystery and romance novels that are not so well-known by general public. You can read all books online. But if you want to download a book, you’ll need to create an account.



Feedbooks collects public domain books. Thus, you can find old fiction books (novels, detectives, short stories) by Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Jules Verne. Digital library supports top 3 ebooks formats: PDF, EPUB and MOBI. So you can download texts for almost all readers. The website is user-friendly and fast. You can browse books library by categories on the left menu or you can use the search box. No account required.




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