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Open Access Resources for Partner Institutions

Free Online Resources

There are a range of free databases, repositories and websites that exist to find e-books and e-journals that partner students and staff can access  without the need to sign in with an institutional log in.

Click on the relevant tab to see the databases, websites and e-book platforms available.

Open Access Resources

  • AJOL (African Journals Online)                                                                                                                                                                                     AJOL is a globally recognised  and trusted Non Profit platform for African journals.
  • CORE

    Search engine for finding open access research papers on a variety of subjects.

  • DataCite

    A search engine for research outputs, including datasets and other unpublished works like working papers deposited on the platform.

  • EThOS

    Provides a national aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions, and free access to the full text of as many theses as possible.

  • Europe PMC

    Provides comprehensive access to life sciences literature, indexing over 40 million publications, preprints and other documents.

  • OpenDOAR

    Enables you to search the contents of repositories for freely available academic research information.

  • SciELO                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) is an open access, web-based library with a publishing model aiming to index, preserve, improve, and give high visibility to a collection of peer reviewed journals published independently by scientific societies.

  • SocARXIV

    An open archive of the social sciences and law, providing a platform for academics to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code.

  • UEL Research Repository

    UEL's own repository, containing research papers and theses from UEL academics.


There are plenty of great websites out there to help support your learning and research. Here is a selection of some of the key ones for your areas of study set out by school.

Click on the tabs to view.

Royal Docks School of Business and Law


Business and Management


Human Resources Management







Legal Information


UK Law


Employment and Business Law


International Law


Human Rights

European Law

African, Asian and Commonwealth Law


U.S. Law







Sports Management

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

School of Arts and Creative Industries

Theatre Resources


Dance Resources

School of Psychology


School of Education and Communities

Associations and Organisations



School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

Health Gateways

Health Statistics

Health Statistics