Free Databases

These databases are available free to anyone with internet access.

Congressional Research Service Reports High quality, non-partisan research on thousands of issues, places and things of interest – from battleships to Zika.  

Directory of Open Access Journals  More than 9000 free full text scholarly and scientific journals.  Free pharmacology information.

JSTOR  A searchable database of thousand of journals, 1200 of them available in full text. Sign up for Register & Read to get access to free articles.

GreenFILE  Research environmental issues in this index of more than 600 journals.

HighWire Press  A free database of scientific journal articles, published by Stanford University affiliated HighWire Press.

MedlinePlus  Index to articles and webpages on health. MedlinePlus is published by NLM and NIH.

National Academy Press  The publisher of the books authored by the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council makes more than 4,000 of those books available free as PDF files.

Open Access Library  A search engine offering more than 125,000 online scholarly journal articles.

Microsoft Imagine Academy  Take computer classes to improve your skills and employability. Links to an information page.

ThomasNet  Allows you to search for U.S. and Canadian product manufacturers. Lists thousands of products, ranging from O rings to plastic skeletons.