Free, open access resources for archaeology - list from The Society of Antiquaries of London
This list is from The Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter Salon : Issue 445, 25 March 2020. It will be reviewed and updated by the Society over the coming months. Suggestions of other online resources relevant to archaeology can be sent to Becky Loughead, Serials & E-Resources Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We also want to highlight a range of e-resources - some general and some subject-specific - that can be freely accessed . What follows is a round-up of online content that we hope may be of use for your research!
Google Books - the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books scanned by Google.
Google Scholar - broadly searches for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
Internet Archive - a non-profit library of millions of free books, video, websites and a lot more. A very useful resource (along with Google Books and HathiTrust) to find digitised antiquarian books, historical transactions, reports and older periodicals.
Project Guttenberg – a library of over 60,000 free eBooks; mostly great works of literature and older works out of copyright.
HathiTrust Digital Library - a collection of millions of titles digitised from libraries around the world (both full books and catalogue entries).
EThOS (British Library) - searches over 500,000 doctoral theses. Some can be download instantly; others can be or ordered quickly as scans.
Open Access content on JSTOR – more than 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journals are available for free download, without the need to register for an account. There are some 3,849 articles and book chapters indexed under ‘archaeology’.
Academia - a platform for academics to share research papers (requires personal registration to access content). Drafts of book chapters and academic papers are often made available for free download by their authors.
ADS (Archaeology Data Service) – a not-for-profit accredited digital repository for heritage data, based at the University of York. It contains a wide range of material, including data-rich archives, unpublished reports, journals and metadata records.
Internet Archaeology - an Open Access, independent, not-for-profit journal, which explores the potential of digital publication through the inclusion of video, audio, searchable data sets, full-colour images, visualisations, animations and interactive mapping.
Vetusta Monumenta online – a complete high-quality digitisation of the Society’s flagship series of engravings of ancient monuments and artefacts, originally published from 1718-1906. Volume 1 is available as a digital edition with scholarly commentary.
Open Access content on JSTOR – more than 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journals are available for free download, without the need to register for an account. There are some 3,849 articles and book chapters indexed under ‘archaeology’. Registering for a free personal account on JSTOR will also allow you to access up to six paid-content articles a month for free.