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Open Access platforms and search engines

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CORE (Open University & JISC)
The world’s largest collection of open access research papers. 

 (Bielefeld University Library)
The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine contains about 60% open access content.

An abstracting, indexing and analytics (AI&A) system for research papers published in peer-reviewed journals, designed around a link-resolver, oaFindr, which specifically locates free versions of articles

Contains more than 100 million publications incl. articles from scholarly journals, books and book chapters, preprints and conference proceedings. Publications are linked data sets, funding information, publications, patents, clinical trials, and policy documents. 


Free search engine accessing primarily the  MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics, maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine.