Open Access Electronic Database

Sur University College faculty and students can now access the following open access electronic databases

 1. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a website which lists open access journals and is maintained by     Infrastructure Services for Open Access (IS40A). The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial quality control and "use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access". 
    As of January 2013, the database contains 8536 journals, with an average of four journals being added each day in 2012. The aim of DOAJ is to "increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Click here to access DOAJ


 2. Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

SUC Learning Resources centre is delighted to proclaim the launch of Directory of Open Access Books (, a innovative service for the peer reviewed books published with an  Open Access license. DOAB offer a searchable index of the complete information about the books, which were listed and also with links for the full text of the publications at the publisher’s repository or website.

Click here to access Directory of Open Access Books


3. Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

SSRN's objective is to provide rapid worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide.

To sign in or to create a free SSRN User HQ account, go to . Once signed in, you can change your User ID and Password, if you so choose, by clicking on the hotlinks located on the Welcome page. Many users find it useful to bookmark this SSRN User HQ sign in page.

For more information, visit FAQ page:

Click Here to access Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

4. JSTOR (for open access collection)