Electronic Databases

Electronic Databases

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Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA). Is an initiative of Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in conjunction with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding Digital Library Collections in the fields of Food, Agriculture, Environmental Science and related Social Sciences. Collection of 908 Journals to Institutions in 69 Countries can be accessed.
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ACM Digital Library (DL)
The ACM Digital Library (DL) is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of: • 407,367 Full-text articles • 2.0+ Million Pages of full-text articles • 18,000+ New full-text articles added each year • 44+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year • 275+ Conference Proceedings Titles added each year • 2,000+ Proceedings Volumes • 8 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing according to Thomson-Reuters) • 37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) • 6,500+ Video files • 594 Audio files.
In addition to the full-text database, the ACM Digital Library is heavily integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography.

Africa Commons
Africa Commons uses a combination of free and for-fee services to ensure financial sustainability. All tools and most content are freely available to African institutions that register. Outside of Africa we offer institutional subscriptions based on institutional size. These funds support Africa Commons. Collections sponsored by nonprofits are open to all, and individual faculty may register and receive partial access. We’re working with The Antiquities Coalition and the Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to build open collections of African cultural heritage. We welcome approaches from other organizations looking for a place to host their content. Any content sponsored by a nonprofit will be made freely available to all.

African Digital Library (ADL)
The African Digital Library (ADL) is a collection of Electronic Books (eBooks) that can be accessed and used free-of-charge by any person living on the African Continent. Individuals can access the library from any PC that is connected to the Internet in Africa. The objective of the ADL is to develop a digital library that is available free-of-charge, to residents and institutions of Africa, for academic and business use.

ARDI – Research for Innovation
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry, aims to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:

  • reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
  • support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.

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Berghahn Journals

Berghahn Journals is the journals division of Berghahn Books, an independent scholarly publisher in the humanities and social sciences. A peer-review press, Berghahn is committed to the highest academic standards and seeks to enable innovative contributions to the scholarship in its fields of speciality.


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Nouvelles Editions Numériques Africaines (NENA) propose 9 bibliothèques numériques contenant plus de 1700 titres africains. Connectez-vous pour y accéder

BioOne Online Journal
BioOne is a Global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together Scientific Societies, Publishers, and Libraries to Provide Access to critical, Peer-Reviewed research in the Biological, Ecological, and Environmental Sciences.


The world’s largest collection of open access research papers

We aggregate and enrich open access research papers from around the world

We provide seamless access to content and data, through our unique APIs

We create powerful services for researchers, universities, and industry.

Ebscohost is an Online System accessible via the internet. It offers a variety of propriety full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The databases range from General Reference Collections to specifically-designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, school, corporate and government libraries.
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On EconBiz you can find Journals, Working Papers, and conferences in Business studies and Economics.

Elsevier ScienceDirect
Is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and 26,000 books with over 12,609,638 articles various subject areas.

GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information

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GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information is a new programme to provide free or low cost online access and training to law and law-related content to eligible institutions in developing countries.

The aim of GOALI is to improve the quality of legal research, education and training in low- and middle-income countries, and in turn strengthen legal frameworks and institutions and further the rule of law.

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Health Internetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)
HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. More than 8,000 information resources (in 30 different languages) are now available to health institutions in 105 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.
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Join the premier online research platform relied on by more than 3,000 institutions across the globe. With 100+ unique databases, HeinOnline provides access to multidisciplinary international journals and periodicals, treaties, constitutions, books, treatises, government documents, and much more.

Every document within HeinOnline is a fully searchable, image-based PDF, offering the authority of print with the ease of online research. To improve discoverability, we have also incorporated unique artificial intelligence tools and research aids throughout the platform..
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IEEE Xplore Digital Library
The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides Web access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
The content in IEEE Xplore comprises over 160 journals, over 1,200 conference proceedings, more than 3,800 technical standards, over 1,000 eBooks and over 300 educational courses. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Journal Storage Project (JSTOR)
Journal Storage Project (JSTOR) Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.


Search the 5,917,856 electronic theses and dissertations contained in the NDLTD archive

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research.
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OpenEdition brings together four platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences.
If you wish your university to subscribe to additional services and give you access to downloadable formats (PDF, ePub), please visit our Institutions section.

Oxford Open Journals
The Oxford Open series is a new flagship open access (OA) journal series from Oxford University Press (OUP). Journals in this series will further OUP’s mission to support excellence in research, scholarship, and education. This will be achieved by providing additional high quality, broad scope, fully OA venues for researchers to disseminate their work.

Over the next few years, the series will expand to include cutting-edge research in a wide range of disciplines. The series will cover areas where OA publishing is already a popular route for scholarly communication, and will quickly look to build out into other fields. This strategy will increase support for OA publishing across the landscape of academic research, providing high quality outlets for OA publications on the key issues affecting society today.

Proquest Ebook-Central

Find scholarly ebooks in multiple subjects from world-renowned publishers, Search for ebooks for your laptop, tablet or phone, and download for offline reading and Create highlights, notes, and bookmarks for later, and share research with others

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Proquest Research Library

ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. in all instances.

Subjects Covered: General Reference, Homework Help

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Semantic Scholar
Find peer-reviewed research from the world's most trusted sources. Semantic Scholar is a free, nonprofit, academic search engine from AI2.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. As research becomes increasingly global, interdisciplinary and collaborative, you can make sure that critical research from around the world is not missed when you choose Scopus.

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Springer Nature

Free access to a range of essential textbooks from all disciplines

With the Coronavirus outbreak having an dented impact on education, Springer Nature is launching a global program to support learning and teaching at higher education institutions worldwide. Remote access to educational resources has become essential. We want to support lecturers, teachers and students during this challenging period and hope that this initiative will go some way to help.

For many years, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) has been improving access at institutions with limited Internet time and/or financial resources. It is a searchable, offline, digital library that contains mainly agriculturally-focused reference journals, as well as coverage in related subject areas. TEEAL is supplemented with documents produced in conjunction with programs and projects sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

The Database of African Theses and Dissertation (DATAD)
The Database of African Theses and Dissertation (DATAD) project of the Association of African Universities (AAU) Accra, Ghana is housed in the Documents Section of the Library. Access to digitized bibliographic records of University of Jos Theses and Disserations can be obtain from the AAU website.

The National Academies Press (NAP)
The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.

The Royal Society

These are international, peer reviewed journals published high quality science and provide an excellent service to our authors and readers. Offers a first-class level of author service, high production values and worldwide dissemination in well-read and highly-cited journals. This database offers 350 years of research across the whole of science, at transparent prices and with perpetual access to subscribed years.

The Virtual Health Library (VHL)
The Virtual Health Library (VHL) is a library, a decentralized and dynamic information-source collection, designed to provide equitable access to scientific knowledge on health. It is maintained by BIREME, a PAHO Specialized Center. This collection operates as an Internet network of products and services, structured to progressively meet the need for information on health on the part of authorities, administrators, researchers, professors, students, professionals, the media and the general public. It sets itself apart from other information sources available on the Internet due to its selection criteria and quality control.

World Digital Library - Journal Collection
This is the World Journals, Database of Academic Research Journals and eBooks. It Presents the World Library Millennium Collection and World Journals Collection.

All of the eBooks are in PDF file format, and all Audio eBooks are in MP3 file format. These formats have been specially designed to be cross-platform compatible with all PCs, Laptops, PDAs, Kindle DX, Kindle 3 iPad/iPods, eReaders, or Smartphones.

Zendy Open, an online library providing Open Access content is available worldwide. Zendy Plus is available in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Nigeria (more regions launching soon)!

With library budgets shirking & journal subscription costs increasing, individuals who require access to research are left with limited options. So, our founders created Zendy - an easy-to-use platform where you can find research across all major disciplines. Zendy is developed by Knowledge E in a growing collaboration with researchers, students, institutions, & publishers to facilitate the democratisation of knowledge.