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Last updated 2/24/15
Isothermal Community College
P.O. Box 804, Spindale NC 28160
(828) 395-1307  fax (828) 286-8208

Charles P. Wiggins, Director of Library Services

Free Access Online Journals & Magazines

Google Scholar
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DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
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Free Medical Journals
1503 "important medical journals...available online, free and in full text."

HighWire Press
" with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 1330 journals, reference works, books, and proceedings."

PubMed Central (National Library of Medicine)
"PubMed comprises approximately 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books...citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources."

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