​​​​​​​​​The following is a list of open access electronic resources organized by subject:​


The Arab Image Foundation is a non-profit organization established in Beirut in 1997. Its mission is to collect, preserve and study photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora.

Economy and Development​


French research center in international economics, the CEPII produces studies, researches, databases and analyses on the world economy and its evolution. The letter of the (Paris, Prospective Studies and Information Center). Each month the CEPII's bulletin presents a concise analysis of the economic news.

Deardorffs' Glossary of International Economics

This glossary will eventually attempt to cover all of the terms and concepts from international economics, including both international trade and international finance, at least at the introductory level.


National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. Many on line publications: INSEE PREMIERE, ECONOMIE ET STATISTIQUE.

The World Bank

The Website of the World Bank offers the development indicators for the 50 last years in many languages, including Arabic.


The United Nations Statistics Division offers the database UNdata which put together statistics from most of the UN agencies (UNESCO, ILO, FAO, and so on) with a search type as google.



Gallica is the Digital French National Library. It offers an access to 90,000 digital books and newspapers, to more than 80,000 pictures and dozens of sound archives. This collection gathers famous editions, dictionaries and periodicals. It mainly concerns history, literature, sciences, philosophy, economy, political sciences and law.


Persée is a database for the digital publication of scientific journals in the field of the humanities. The entire printed collection of journals is digitized and published online through a portal which offers access to the collections as well as advanced functionalities which facilitate and enhance use of the portal's resources. The journals are selected by an editorial board, thereby guaranteeing the collection's scientific coherence.

Law and Legislatives Studies


A digital guide intended to students in Law. Offers an overview of available resources in Law, and guidelines for finding information and documents.


The website of the distribution service of the French law: the constitution, legislative codes, laws and rules, official bulletin of the French Republic, European treaties, official bulletin of the European Union.



AMEEL is a Web-based portal and a digital collection of information for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face. Within this portal, Yale University Library integrates existing scholarly digital content with newly  digitized resources to make such materials easier to find and use efficiently and freely.

A French website offers all news about academic research in literature.

The Digital Orientalist 

This free weblog is created to share digital tools in the Humanities. It contains works on the history of Islamic philosophy, which is usually considered to be a sub-field of Islamic Studies. 

Tout Molière

The site, designed in a spirit of scientific rigor, is intended for a wide audience. Students or high school students seeking information relating to Molière; the curious and the theater lovers who are interested in playwright, and researchers will find a number of convenient tools.



Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. Funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, this mass digitization project aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years.​

Directory of Open Access ​Books, DOAB

DOAB is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed book, it contains 2757 Academic peer-reviewed books from 94 publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals, DOAJ

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. It is a huge multidisciplinary database contains more than 800 scientific reviews in full text.

The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 6,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks. This includes a special modern collection of over 500,000 eBooks for users with print disabilities, and a very interesting curated, modern collection for the world at large.


Europeana is a Digital library that gathers the collections of several European national libraries as: The Széchényi Hungarian National Library, The Portuguese National Library, and French National Library.

Non-profit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to knowledge”.  It provides permanent storage of and free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books. Public Domain is defined as no-longer in copyright and in practice means books published before 1920 in their original formats.

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. It offers over 46,000 free E-books in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.


It is a classified list of bookmarks selected by French academic libraries. Bookmarks are links to online resources which are relevant in addition to the libraries holdings.

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

World Digital Library (WDL)

The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site, in a variety of ways. Content on the WDL includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.



The re.press database publishes outstanding work in contemporary philosophy. A dedicated philosophy press—one of the very few active in the Anglophone world today—re.press is committed to publishing rigorous philosophy that doesn't give way on its desire.

Social Sciences 

Audio-visual archives of the research in social sciences

The Audiovisual Research Archives Program (ARA) material covers all the human and social sciences and has an international focus on research, education, development, and intercultural dialogue. Currently include 6705 hours of video on the major issues and topics in all disciplines of the human and social sciences, 388 interviews, 224 colloquiums and study days, 80 research seminars, and 50 special reports and documentaries.


A database for journals in social and human sciences. Access to the table of contents, and sometimes to the previous issues and archives.​