Resources in open access

What is open access?

It is the open availability on the internet of:

  • articles from peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • academic and scientific publications (papers at conferences, theses and dissertations, technical reports, …);
  • research data;
  • educational resources to use in the classroom.

Below you will find a list of resources in open access, as well as a short summary of each one. If you have more suggestions, please send them to the email


Platform that brings together architects, students, sculptors, engineers, painters, i.e., professionals who share their projects and respective images, classifying them according to categories, characteristics, materials, etc.


RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a project built to increase the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences using working documents, articles, books, book chapters and software components.


Cell Image Library, The
This library of images, videos, and animations of cells, captures a wide diversity of organisms, cell types, and cellular processes and demonstrates its architecture and functions.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Publications of the EMCDDA.


Arquivo do Parlamento.
Aggregator of articles about the Portuguese Parliament based on information gathered from and

Automatic classification of stigmatizing articles about mental illness
Automatic classification of stigmatizing articles about mental illness present in Portuguese online newspapers using AI.

Major Minors
Ontology of press clippings published in Portuguese newspapers with reference to minorities, including a corpus of articles, comments and images published in the first two decades of this century and obtained through

Politiquices allows to explore and analyze the support and opposition relationships between political personalities expressed in news headlines.

The – Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature is coordinated by Prof. Rui Torres, teacher at University Fernando Pessoa, and intends to collect, classify and reproduce, in digital formats, visual and sound poetry, video poetry, happenings and cybernetic literature, preserving the experimentalist literary heritage.

A la recherche du temps perdu
Full text of the work of Marcel Proust.

About Fernando Pessoa

  • Arquivo LdoD: It is a collaborative digital archive of the Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. It contains images of the autograph documents, new transcriptions of those documents and also transcriptions of four editions of the work. enables users to collaborate in creating virtual editions of the Book of Disquiet.
  • Arquivo Pessoa: Database of most of Pessoan work, with text search.
  • Arquivo RTP: Collection of programs about the life and work of Fernando Pessoa.
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa: Here you can get information about the life and work of Fernando Pessoa and search in his private library.
  • Digital Edition of Fernando Pessoa Projects and Publications: Access to the documents of Fernando Pessoa’s work.
  • Modernismo –  Virtual Archive of the Orpheu Generation: Brings together literary texts, manuscripts, and documentary sources from the protagonists of the Orpheu project.

GENERAL is a research infrastructure that allows searching and accessing web pages archived since 1996. The main objective is the preservation of information published on the web for research purposes.

BCcampus Open Education
The BCcampus Open Education hosts and maintains the B.C. Open Textbook Collection which contains many high quality resources selected for post-secondary curricula in British Columbia and Canada.

Dictionary of rhymes
This dictionary is in Brazilian Portuguese and wants to help those who write poems or compose songs and need to look up words with specific endings.

DOAB – Directory of Open Access Books
Scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books.

Platform that brings together European archives, libraries and museums, providing access to millions of digitized items. It also offers special themed collections on art, fashion, music, photography and World War I.

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
It makes freely available titles of works it has edited that it considers fundamental to Portuguese culture, university teaching and knowledge in general.

Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos
It promotes studies in several areas, elaborates analyses on selected topics (environment, science, culture, rights and duties, economy, education, justice, politics, population, social issues, health), publishes the results, formulates recommendations, and fosters public discussion on the subjects that are the object of its work.

Institutional Repository
Place where the scientific production of University Fernando Pessoa and Higher School of Health Fernando Pessoa’s academic community is stored. The IR helps to share and promote scientific knowledge, enhances its visibility and preserves intellectual memory.
It is integrated in RCAAP.

RCAAP (Open Access Scientific Repositories of Portugal) is an aggregating portal that collects, aggregates and indexes scientific content in open or free access, that exist in the institutional repositories of national higher education entities, data repositories and scientific journals, as well as other R&D organizations in Portugal.
It also allows searching the Brazilian scientific production in repositories and journals aggregated in OASISBR (Brazilian Portal for scientific publications in open access).

RTP Arquivos
The RTP Arquivos portal is an online public access platform to the audiovisual archives of the Portuguese public radio and television service, which provides content from the 1930s to the present day.

SARC (Portuguese Scientific Journals Hosting Service) is available within the scope of the RCAAP project and has hosted “Antropológicas”, one of the oldest journals of University Fernando Pessoa.
You can read all articles published at

Taylor & Francis
A list of Taylor & Francis’ open access ebooks is available via VPN. Just click on the link and then on the work of you would like to read.

World Wide Science 
Global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.


SCOAP3 is a one-of-its-kind partnership of over three thousand libraries, key funding agencies and research centers in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organisations and provides access to journals, books and the materials available in its repository.


It is a disciplinary repository preserving a variety of digital research objects, with 20 different publication types (preprints, primary, and secondary publications), research data, tests, preregistrations, multimedia and code.


Statistical office of the European Union that provides high quality statistics and data on Europe.

PORDATA collects, organizes, systematizes and disseminates information on various areas of the society. The statistics released are from official and certified sources.

United Nations Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online
Monthly Bulletin of Statistics of the United Nations.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Deposit of open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.