Open Online Resources


Open online courses resources are free online materials that aid your study. Some may have licences that outline the terms and conditions of use. Please check the licences and give attributions when citing them.

Searching Tools

MERLOT provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools from educators, learners and researchers.

DOAB - Directory of open access books
A directory of online scholarly peer-reviewed books

DOAJ - Directory of open access journals 
A directory of online scholarly peer-reviewed journals

OATD - Open access theses and dissertations 
A source for online graduate theses and dissertations published from around the world.

OpenDOAR - Directory of open access repositories ; 
A directory of online academic repositories.

Creative Commons Search 
Quick search to more open online resources

Collections & repositories

• DPLA - Digital Public Library of America
Images, texts, videos, and sounds from America

• OKR - Open Knowledge Repository
Open access repository from the World Bank

• Jorum 
Open Educational Resources from the UK

• Openstax CNX 
Open educational content from Rice University

• The Conversation 
Articles and opinion pieces from Australian academics and researchers

• arXiv 
More resources in Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Federal Register of Legislation
Australian acts, bills, legislative instruments and gazettes.


• World Bank Photo Collection 


Australian government datasets

• DryadLab 
Useful tools to use data