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Document Delivery Services : Free Online Resources: Websites/Resources

Document Delivery Service (DDS) is a service for KAUST students, faculty and staff to request full-text articles and book chapters (maximum 3 chapters) not available in the Library sources.

Free online resources


Books, Journals, Websites, and resources

Many of these are government resources or special collections.  For a list of free resources organized by subject, visit webliographies compiled by librarians for the journal Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship here.



- Internet Archive Project 

- Open Library

- Project Gutenberg 

- Google Books

- Merck Manuals Online Medical Library

‚Äč- Free e-book links

- Page by page books

- National academy press Nap

- Digital library 

- Books spot

- Biblio Mania

- E-text

- Many books

- Cornell Open

- Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Websites and Resources


  • DOE e-print network (US Dept of Energy).
  • DOE research reports (US Dept of Energy).
  • DOE PAGES(Beta) (US Dept of Energy) - free access to DOE-affiliated scholarly articles and reports on energy and science
  • A repository of MIT intellectual output.
  • Eric Weisstein's World of Science contains budding encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics. It is written and maintained by the author as a public service for scientific knowledge and education, and has explanations for technical subjects that are both clear and accessible.
  • Theses from the United Kingdom.
  • International Nuclear Information System on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
  • Mechanical models demonstrating kinematics from Cornell University.
  • More than 22,000 science and engineering calculators.
  • MathWorldTM is the web's most extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world's mathematics and internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educational outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.  
  • Online Writing Lab from Purdue University.
  • Technical Reports from Hewlett-Packard laboratories.
  • US National Academies Press.
  • US National Academies Press TRB (Transportation Research Board) reports -(search for TRB).
  • E-prints in physics, math, computer science, biology, finance, and statistics.



Directory of open access journals 

Engineering preprints - engrXiv  

 (see blog about this new archive)

Electronic journal of theoretical physics

Government Technology’s Emergency Management

American Society for Education's Prism magazine