Below is the list of Open-Access electronic journals and books evaluated and selected by the library staff to provide an additional sources of information for researchers. Most of the electronic resources that you will find in these sites are free for public use.

Open Access Journals

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) -is a service that indexes high quality, peer-reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals, and their articles' metadata.
  • BMJ Open Access Journals -BMJ is committed to keeping research articles Open Access, their Open Access Programme helps a growing number of institutions globally to drive their research output and reputation.
  • Bentham Open -publishes a number of peer-reviewed, open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, medicine, technology and social sciences.
  • Elsevier Open Access - All articles in open access journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
  • Academic Journals- currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental,and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) - is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals
  • High Wire- A leading ePublishing platform, HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings
  • INASP - is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges
  • Karger Publishers - publishes over 90 subscription and Open Access journals as well as approximately 120 book titles annually, primarily in English.
  • Global Help - Free access to health-related publications.
  • - A commercial driven site with links to online education material.
  • BioMed Central - Online publisher of free peer-reviewed scientific articles in all areas of medical research and biology.
  • Free Medical Journals
  • Plos Journals - PLOS publishes a suite of seven peer-reviewed Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. All PLOS content is freely available for the public to distribute, reuse and remix with appropriate attribution.
  • MedWorm - MedWorm collects updates from over 6000 authoritative data sources (growing each day) via RSS feeds
  • Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (APLM) - peer-reviewed journal of the College of American Pathologists offers global reach and highest measured readership among pathology journals.
  • Journal of Leukocyte Biology - Society for Leukocyte Biology COVERAGE: Fulltext access from July 1984 – December 2014
  • Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy -publishes scientifically rigorous content and promotes its application to movement-related health. JOSPT features the latest evidence-based research and clinical cases in musculoskeletal health, injury, and rehabilitation, including physical therapy, orthopaedics, sports medicine, and biomechanics.
  • Physical Therapy (PTJ) publishes innovative and highly relevant content for both clinicians and scientists and uses a variety of interactive approaches to communicate that content, with the expressed purpose of improving patient care

Open Access Books

Open Access Links to Theses and Dissertations


  • Google Scholar - Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
  • HERDIN+ - Health Research and Development Information Network -  Specialized network of documentation and information centers engaged in health research and development activities. Herdin hosts electronic collection or database of bibliographic entries of published and unpublished health researches in the Philippines in cooperation with other member-institutions.
  • LibraryLink - One-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources. It aims to provide one search engine or point of entry for researchers and students who are doing research on Filipiniana.
  • The Philippine eLib is a collaborative project of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
  • Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) - is a project of the WHO Western Pacific Regionl Office in collaboration with several institutions in its Member States. This is the Region's contribution to the Global Health Library (GHL) initiative which aims to extend to all the benefits of the knowledge that is essential to the fullest attainment of health. WPRIM will be deployed and hosted, along with the index medici of other WHO Regions, at the Global Index Medicus portal under the GHL platform, where searches can be conducted individually or simultaneously through a federated search engine.

  • Other Free Reference Materials

    MIMS - Registration is free. Download FREE MIMS Apps
  - The preeminent Internet publisher in literature, reference and verse for students, researchers and ethically curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

    The World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

    Math - This site's web-based discussion board for math talk and posting/answering math questions.

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Fundamentals of nursing / Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry
Publisher: Elsevier, 2023
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Nursing ethics : across the curriculum and into practice / Janie Butts
Publisher: Jones & Barlette Learning, 2023
Location: Reserve CON

Ackley and Ladwig's nursing diagnosis handbook : an evidence-based guide to planning care / Mary Beth Flynn Makic
Publisher: Elsevier, 2023
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Tuklas lunas protocols for drug discovery and development / editor Rita Grace Y. Alvero
Publisher: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, 2019
Location: Filipiniana

Molecular diagnostics : fundamentals, methods, and clinical applications / Lela Buckingham
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company, 2019
Location: Reserve CAHP

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