Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy)

Bookboon (download free ebooks for students)

Digital Book Index (free, downloadable and web-based e-books)

Directory of Open Access Books (Over 36,000 academic peer-reviewed books from over 600 publishers)


Electronic Library of Mathematics

eLib eBook Portal @PNM (National Library of Malaysia portal)


Free (Open access computer science books and textbooks)

Getfreeebooks (Free ebooks site where you can download totally free legal ebooks)

Google Books (Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books)

O’Reilly Open Books

Online Books Page (Listing over 3 million free books on the Web)

Open Textbook Library

Planet eBook

Project Gutenberg

Scribd (read free for 30 days)

UN-iLibrary (Digital content created by United Nations)

ABC-Chemistry : Directory of Free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry

Academia (Share papers with millions of people across the world for free)

Academic Journals (Access to open access journals) (Open-access archive for 1,865,498 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics)

BioMed Central Provides access to 199 peer-reviewed open access journals in the biological and life sciences) (The world’s largest collection of open access research papers)

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Google Scholar


Malaysian Academic Library Information Resources Institutional Repository

Open Access Library (Free acces to over 5 million academic articles)

OpenDOAR (Global directory of academic open access repositories)

PubMed (Comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature)

Research Gate (Access 130+ million publications)

ScienceOpen (Search over 69,000 publications)

Springer Open

DART Europe E-Theses Portal (Access to 1,040,450 open access research theses from 567 Universities in 29 European countries)

HKU Scholars Hub (University of Hong Kong’s electronic theses and dissertations on open access)

Theses Canada Portal (provides free access to over 200,000 full text electronic Canadian theses and dissertations)

Open Access Theses and Dissertations
The Library subscribes to Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT). Most of the titles are available in full text.

There are also open access theses and dissertations available from countries around the world.

They are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise- that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open licence that permits no-cost access, use adaptation and redistribution by others with no limited restrictions.

Videos on OER

High Impact Practices for Integrating Open Educational Resources into University Courses

An Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Useful Links

OER Commons

Open Textbook Library



Free educational resources on sustainable development

Bank Negara Malaysia
Provides news, speeches, regulatory guidelines, publications and statistics related to banking, insurance and finance in Malaysia.


Databank ( is an online web resource that provides simple and quick access to collections of time series data on the following: Agriculture & rural development, aid effectiveness, climate change, economic policy & external debt, education, energy & mining, environment, financial sector, gender, health, infrastructure, labor & social protection, poverty, private sector, public sector, science & technology, sustainable development, urban development.


IMF eLibrary - Data
The database contains time series data from 1948. It is the standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance, such as exchange rates, liquidity, banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions.


International Data Base (IDB)
Offers a variety of demographic indicators of countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more, for more than 25 years. Tabular data are broken down by such variables as age, sex and urban/rural residence.


International Labour Organization
Database on labour statistics operated by the ILO Bureau of Statistics, including data for over 200 countries and territories.


ITC Market Analysis Tools: Trade Map, Market Access Map, Product Map and Investment Map
Developed by the International Trade Centre to enhance the transparency of global trade and market access and to help users in their market analyses, this site consist of five portals relating to trade, products and investments: Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map, Trade Competitiveness Map and Product Map. Register gratis to login.


Malaysia. Dept. of Statistics Official Website
Source of Malaysia's official statistics on all subjects.
A vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIAWorld Factbook, UN and OECD. A one-stop resource for country statistics on everything.


OECD iLibrary
Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.


A single entry point from from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System.


UNWTO ELibrary
Latest and most up-to-date tourism statistics for all the countries and regions around the world. Data on inbound, domestic and outbound tourism is available, as well as on tourism industries, employment and complementary indicators.


WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
An interactive database bringing together core health statistics for the 193 WHO Member States. It comprises more than 70 indicators, which can be accessed by way of a quick search, by major categories, or through user-defined tables. The data can be further filtered, tabulated, charted and downloaded. The data are also published annually in the World Health Statistics Report released in May.


World Economic Outlook Database
Created during the biannual WEO exercise, which begins in January and June of each year and results in the April and September WEO publication.provides access to IEHA Unify, a social networking tool that allows members to post profiles &questions, exchange tips and communicate with each other; and the magazine Executive Housekeeping Today.


WP/095 Issue 3    3 March 2023