Here is a list of free and open access databases or searchable collections:
RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH
BOOK REVIEW SOURCES
Amazon at www.amazon.com
Look for reviews by “Kirkus”, “Hornbook”, and “Publisher’s Weekly”; use caution with “customer reviews” as these are often written by friends or paid reviewers to increase book sales.
The Bryn Mawr Classical Review – http://ccat.sas.upenn.bmcr/achive.html
Archive from 1990 to present of book reviews for classical resources. The site also can be searched across the years by keyword.
FREE ARTICLE DATABASES
BioMed Central – http://biomedcentral.com. Free access to full text articles from over 170 open access journals in biology and medicine. The site does require a free registration.
FindArticles.com –http://www.findarticles.com. The site provides both basic and advanced search options and access to millions of articles.
Highwire – Free online-full-text articles – http://highwire.standford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl
Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org/ Advanced search in hundreds of journals.
Public Library of Science
OPEN ACCESS FOR RELIGION AND CULTURE
Journal of Religion and Culture
Journal of Religion and Theater
Journal of Southern Religion
Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research
Free Online Journals from ATLA
CLCWEB; Comparative – Perdue
English and American Lit.
Literary Resources on the Internet
OTHER FREE FULL TEXT DATABASES
Open Access journals - subject
The Princeton BBS Reprint Archive – http://www.bbsonline.org/bbsprints.html Searchable database of over 670 academic papers from the Behavior and Brain Sciences archive.
National trade Data Bank – http://www.stat-usa.gov/tradtest.nsf. Contains over 100,000 documents, tables, and time series, along with economic and statistical information.
-- SCU Library Commons, 8/8/08