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  • Copyright Clearance Center, founded as a not-for-profit company in 1978, is the world's largest provider of text licensing services, allowing tens of millions of people in corporations, universities, law firms, and government agencies to lawfully use and share published information with ease.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals, lists open access scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards and are free to all from the time of publication. Because open access is a worldwide phenomenon, DOAJ includes publications from around the world in many languages. It is possible to browse through the journals, or search for articles within many of the journals, through a web interface. 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”. DOAJ is managed by Lund University Libraries. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
  • Internet Archive, one of the leaders in the Open Content Alliance, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded in 1996, to build an Internet library with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. So far, the archive includes links to nearly 125,000 audio recordings, 185,000+ texts, 55,000+ moving images, and 35,000+ live music concerts.
  • Library of Congress, is the “de facto” national library of the United States and the research arm of the U.S. Congress. Located in Washington, D.C., it is one of the largest and most important libraries in the world. Its collections include more than 30 million catalogued books and other print materials in 470 languages, more than 58 million manuscripts, the largest rare book collection in North America (including a Gutenberg Bible, one of only three perfect vellum copies known to exist), over 1 million U.S. Government publications, 1 million issues of world newspapers spanning the past three centuries, 33,000 bound newspaper volumes, 500,000 microfilm reels, over 6,000 comic book titles, the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, 4.8 million maps, sheet music, and 2.7 million sound recordings. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM), operated by the U.S. federal government, is the world’s largest medical library. The collections include more than 7 million books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs, and images on medicine and related sciences, including some of the world’s oldest and rarest works. Since 1879, the NLM has published the Index Medicus, a monthly guide to articles in nearly 5,000 selected journals. The last issue of Index Medicus was printed in December 2004, but this information is offered in the freely accessible PubMed amongst the more than 15 million MEDLINE journal article references and abstracts going back to the 1960s and 1.5 million references going back to the 1950s. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
  • PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature