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A platform for accessing thousands of online full-text databases. These are in the form of subscribed electronic journals, Electronic books, free online resources and selected institutional repositories. The resources are arranged alphabetically from a-z

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Academic Journals. Subject strengths: medical sciences, social sciences, biological sciences, agricultural sciences, physical sciences, engineering, arts and education, legal studies, peace and development studies.


Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA).Subject strengths: Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology/Applied microbiology, Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biophysics, Economics, Entomology/pest control, Environment/Ecology/Natural Resources, Fisheries/Aquatic science and Food science.


African Journals Online (AJOL) is a service to provide access to African published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship. Subject strengths are: Agriculture, Biology, Economics, Environment, Natural Resources, Food science.


Aluka. Access to full-text journal articles available as searchable, scanned page images from over 800 important scholarly journals in 48 disciplines. Subject strengths are: Law, sociology, religion, journalism & communication, international relations, geography, history, architecture, cultural studies, feminist & women studies, music.


American Institute of Physics Journals publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. There are over 1.5 million articles from more than 25 scholarly publishers. Subject strengths are: Applied and multidisciplinary Physics.


American Physical Society.  Access to the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) and 11 journals produced by the American Physical Society. Subject strength: Physics


Annual Reviews. Publications operate as a high quality filter, prioritizing and synthesizing the primary research literature in 37 different disciplines. Subject strengths: for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.


Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI). Has over 20,000 journals, books, and reference works. Subject strengths: Science and Technology.


Bangladesh Journals Online. Subject strengths: Agriculture, Biological Sciences; Engineering; Linguistics, Classics and related subjects; Mathematics and Computer Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry.


Beech Tree Publishing. Subject strengths: Public policy for science and technology and Research evaluation.


BioMed Central. Dedicated to open research and publish over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals. Subject strengths: Biology, clinical medicine and health, AIDS Research and Therapy, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC International Health and Human Rights, BMC Public Health, Chinese Medicine.


BioOne: Subject strengths: bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today’s most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation.


Bookboon. Free online textbooks. They are downloadable. Subject strengths: economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.


The British Institute of Radiology Journals. Subject strengths: diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, nuclear Medicine, ultrasound, radiation physics, radiation protection, Radiobiology; BJR/case reports: diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, radiation Sciences; DMFR: oral radiology, head and neck imaging.


Cambridge Journals. Contains over 200 leading titles. Subject strengths: linguistics, politics, medicine, science, technology, social science and humanities.


Chicago Journals Online contains journals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including several journals that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields.


The Cochrane Library. Contains high-quality reliable evidence based resources.


CSIR Researchspace. This database provides access to some of the research outputs generated by CSIR scientists. The CSIR in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organizations in Africa .


Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) This directory has more than 2116 e- books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards. Subject strengths: multidisciplinary.


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. Subject strengths: General works, social sciences, sciences, law, engineering, philosophy and religion, languages and literatures, arts and architecture, agriculture and food sciences.


E-Book Central: Subject strengths: Anthropology, business and economics, computers & IT, education, fine arts, history, language and literature, law, life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, psychology, religion, social sciences, technology.


EBSCO Host Research Databases has over 11,000 full- text, peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles, including access to 8 major databases. Subject strengths: Theology, education, business, philosophy and ethics, library and information science.


Edward Elgar Publishing Journals Collection: Subject strengths: Law, economics, management and leadership studies.Edward Elgar Publishing Development Studies e-book Collection: Multidisciplinary collection of books in development studies  including finance, economics, innovation studies, infrastructure development, health, corporate governance, public and social policy, migration, research methods, intellectual property, legal reform, and more.


Emerald Insight. Features 50 full text journals and reviews from the world management journals. Subject strengths: Management, Library and information sciences, Marketing, Engineering, computer science.


eScholarship(University of California). eScholarship provides Open-Access scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a dynamic research platform to scholars worldwide. Powered by the California Digital Library.


FreeBooks4Doctors! Provides access to over 395 free medical books on different fields of medicine.


Gale Expanded Academic and Health & Wellness Resource Center. Expanded Academic: Offers balanced coverage of every academic subject — from advertising and microbiology to history and women’s studies.Health and Wellness Resource Center: Has authoritative health and medical information, turn to the Health & Wellness Resource Center, a specialized reference tool that offers a vast collection of medical information to academic, medical and public libraries.



Geological Society. The Lyell Collection is an electronic collection of new and archival journal, Special Publication and book content, published by the Geological Society of London. Subject strength: It contains key peer-reviewed Earth science literature of the highest quality.


Global Digital Theological Library.The mission of the Global Digital Theological Library (GLDTL) is to make high quality digital content in religious studies available to academic institutions in the developing world in an economically feasible manner. Access password is only available for SRCM students.


Google Scholar: Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature, across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.


HINARI provides access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Subject strengths: Agriculture, medicine general, law, statistics and mathematics, psychology, science (general).


Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Subject strengths: electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer science & architecture, Imaging science & photographic technology, robotics, biomedical engineering, computer science information systems, software engineering, remote sensing & artificial intelligence.


International Monetary Fund (IMF eLibrary). Subject Strengths: economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics. Has a special focus on developing and emerging economies.


Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) publishes 14 scholarly journals, including the flagship journals Management Science and Operations Research.


InTech is a pioneer and world’s largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine.


Institute of Physics Publishing provides access to over 60 of the world’s most prestigious journals in physics and related disciplines.


JSTOR provides access to full-text journal articles available as searchable, scanned page images from over 800 important scholarly journals in 48 disciplines: Subject strengths: Economics, History, Political Science, Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Music, Mathematics & Statistics, Education, Health Science, Biology, Architecture


KENPRO indexes Open Access Journals on the principle that making information freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Kenya Law Reports. Free online reference resources of the republic of Kenya. Subject strengths: Articles, Bills, Case Search, Cause List, Complete Laws of Kenya (Statutes & Subsidiary Legislation), Kenya Gazette, Legal Notices, Newsletters, Parliament and Practice Notes.


LexisNexis. Lexis Library has thousands of trusted legal, tax and regulatory sources, e.g. Butterworths, Halsbury’s Laws, Tolley’s, Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law and Civil Court Practice. Also has primary source materials like all England Law Reports, Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Atkins Court Forms etc. Access through Hinari


Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers. Subject strengths: biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine, engineering/ informatics, environmental studies, psychology, surgery and Law.


Methodist History Journal: This is the official publication of the General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church. A peer-reviewed journal dealing with Methodist history around the world.


Nature Publishing Group publishes 79 journals and online databases across the life, physical and applied sciences and, most recently, clinical medicine.


Online Access to Research In the Environment (OARE) . Has up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions. Subject strength: Environmental research.


Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development . World’s largest think- tank. Subject strengths: statistics, analysis, Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences and Environmental issues.


Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Online Dictionary. Search for words from across the English speaking world.


Online Books is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. 


OpenDOAR. List of world repositories archiving scholarly materials and peer reviewed journals of interdisciplinary nature


Open Book Publishers offers online digital editions free of charge. The books are multidisciplinary.


Optical Society of America (OSA). Contains 15 Optics and photonics journals by OSA. Subject strengths: engineering, education, optics.  


Oxford Journals has over 200 leading titles. Subject strengths: science, technology, medicine, public health & epidemiology, computing and physics, humanities and social sciences.


Palgrave Macmillan Journals- NPG. Has over 60 peer-reviewed e-journals. Subject strengths: Business, & management, economics, education, information systems & technology, political science & international studies, social and cultural studies, urban design.


Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android or other portable device.


Project MUSE JOURNALS. Provides online access to over 430 full-text journals from 70 publishers. Subject strengths: international relations, language and linguistics, library science and publishing, cultural studies, economics, education, music, philosophy, religion, sociology.


Royal Society for Chemistry – RSC Journals Online. Subject strength: Chemistry


Sage Online Journals. Over 550 journals. Subject strengths: business, humanities, social sciences


Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journals (SIAM). 16 journals for the applied math and computational science communities. Subject strengths: Applied mathematics and computational science.


Springer eJournals. Over 200 selected titles  in a wide range of subjects. Subject strengths: biomedicine and the life sciences, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer sciences, human sciences, social sciences and economics.


SUNScholar is an open access electronic archive for the collection, preservation and distribution of digital materials created by members of Stellenbosch University, which are of great academic research importance.


Symposium Journals is a pioneer in the publication of online-only academic journals, i.e. journals that have no printed editions but otherwise have the same aims, traditions, standards, and presentation as conventional journals. Subject strengths: Education, learning


Taylor & Francis Journals contains more than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences.


Taylor and Francis Electronic books in various disciplines including, Information Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Museum, Heritage Studies & Visual Arts, Physical Sciences, Reference & Information Science, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sports, Leisure, Travel & Tourism and Urban Studies.


Theology on the web A rich collection of theology books and articles from 7 websites, covering bibliographies on each book of the Bible, hermeneutics, biblical languages, range of theologies and theologians, church history before, during and after reformation, archaeology of the lands of the Bible and missiology.


United Nations Library. UNBISNET- This is the library bibliographic catalogue with data from 1979.UN member states on recordUN official document system. For full -text official documents.


United Nations Research and Knowledge Management Platforms. UNHQ Library Knowledge Management Portal. Search for an answer to a UN- related question e.g “ How many countries are members of UN?”UNHQ Library Research Guide. Use this to conduct a quick research on specific topics e.g. Environment, Gender etc.  :UN Geneva Library Research Guides:


Wiley Online Library STM. Contains full text of over 500 leading scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals. Subject strengths: Chemistry, earth & environmental science, education, engineering, humanities & social sciences, information science and computing, law, health sciences, pure sciences, psychology


World Bank eLibrary is a package of electronic databases that includes: World Bank e-Library, World Development Indicators (WDI) Online and Global Development Finance (GDF) Online.


World Health Organization (WHO). Free online reference materials on health related topics. Coverage may be on occupation-related disease or safety issue, the burden of the disease, analysis of interventions (cost-effectiveness, etc.), WHO policies, and actual activities carried out by WHO and its partners.

69. is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries.  Search and translate over 400 million pages of science and technology information.


ANU vCalc Collaboration.   links to free online calculators for the use and benefit of students and faculty around the world.