eJournals & Online Databases

The ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery, and networking platform containing:
The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters, and books.
A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers. The ACM Guide to Computing Literature is a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing. A richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities.

The AGORA programme, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of up to 6,100 key journals and 5,800 books. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world. AGORA is one of the four programmes that make up Research4Life: AGORA, HINARI, OARE and ARDI.

The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. Access is to over 35 high quality, high impact journals. Agriculture, Biochemical Research Methods, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Energy and Fuels, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Science & Technology, Materials Science, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Plant Sciences, Polymer Science, Toxicology.

The ARDI programme is coordinated by World Intellectual Property Organisation together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim 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. Currently, 17 publishers provide access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI.

BIR Publications is the publishing arm of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), publishing eBooks, journals and case reports covering all aspects of radiology, imaging, radiation oncology, medical physics, radiotherapy, ultrasound, radiobiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation physics.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials all the current evidence in one single environment.

EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast. UCU Library Subscribes to 7 of those Databases in the fields of Religion and Theology, Mass Communication, Education, Human impact to the Environment, Library and Information Management.

  1. Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. 

  1. ATLASerials, Religion Collection

ATLASerials, Religion Collection offers full text for more than 320 major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars. 

  1. Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.

  1. eBook Academic Collection 

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter and is a strong complement for any academic collection. 

  1. eBook Collection

A collection of multidisciplinary eBooks.

  1. ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. 

  1. GreenFILE

This Database offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. 

The UCU’s Emerald subscription provides full-text access to Accounting, Finance & Economics, Human Resource, Learning & Organization Studies, Library Studies, and Information & Knowledge Management collections

Academic and peer-reviewed journals, publications and databases on law and social sciences. Incorporating disciplines such as politics, economics, philosophy, history and many more from the most prestigious academic publishers, GOALI offers access to up to 16,000 resources, including books and peer-reviewed journals from 70 publishers, and the offering keeps growing.


The HINARI Programme set up by World Health Organisation together with major publishers, enables low- and middle-income countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of Biomedical, Health Literature Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education and Library Science, Engineering, Statistics and N00 eBooks, up to 70 other information resources are now available to libraries and research institutions.

Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world-leading experts Clinical Medicine, Biochemistry, Microbiology,Neuroscience, Immunology

IEEE nurtures, develops, and advances the building of global technologies. As a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of technologies, IEEE SA drives the functionality, capabilities, safety, and interoperability of products and services, transforming how people live, work, and communicate.

The IMF is one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonised statistics. IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data and original analysis, with coverage of almost every economy in the world and a special focus on developing and emerging economies. It Provides content like independent analysis on the Financial crisis, Development, Macroeconomics, Poverty reduction, trade, Globalisation, and much more in full text.

IOP publishes more than 70 of the world’s most prestigious journals in physics and related sciences, all available online through IOP science. It covers condensed matter, soft matter and materials science, Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics, Nuclear and high energy particle physics, Medical physics, biological physics and biomedical engineering, Astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation, Mathematical, statistical and quantum physics, Earth and environmental science.

JSTOR is an archive of eJournals and eBooks spanning hundreds of years important for historical research. This growing digital library has more than 2,000 academic journals, thousands of eBooks and 2 million primary source objects. JSTOR offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections, such as arts and sciences, as well as Biological Sciences, Ecology & Botany, Mathematics, Statistics and Business Health & General Sciences.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a global media company dedicated to creating, curating, and delivering impactful peer-reviewed research and authoritative content services to advance the fields of biotechnology and the life sciences, specialized clinical medicine, and public health and policy.

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact Scientific and Medical information in print and online. NPG publishes Journals, Online databases and Services across the Life, Physical, Chemical and Applied Sciences and Clinical Medicine

The NRC Research Press journals cover a broad range of scientific disciplines in 17 online full-text journals with back files dating back to 2001. Subjects cover Applied physiology and nutrition,  Botany, Cell Biology, Earth Sciences, Civil Engineering, Microbiology, Fisheries, and Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, Physics, Environmental science and Chemistry

OARE is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research. OARE enhances Environmental Research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available.

OSA Publishing’s Digital Library offers the largest collection of peer-reviewed optics and photonics content. With more than 304,000 journal articles and conference proceedings from 640 conferences, OSA Publishing covers a breadth of disciplines including Optics and photonics, Applied optics, Applied Spectroscopy, Display technology, Light-wave technology, Optical communications and networking

Oxford Journals offers access to over 285 prestigious and authoritative journals published in collaboration with some of the world’s most influential and scholarly professional societies. The 2015 Oxford Journals Collection includes cited journals in the fields of Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology, Life Sciences, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Business, and Finance

Royal society contains seven leading publications from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of Science. Titles cover the whole of the Biological and Physical Sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Mathematics, Engineering, all Biological Sciences, particularly good on Ecology, Environment, Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science

The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes more than 40 world-leading journals that span the core chemical sciences and related fields. Known for their rigorous, fair peer review and fast publication times, the journals publish the best science, from original research articles to authoritative reviews in analytical Chemistry, catalysts and catalyzed reactions, Organic Synthesis and Natural products plus its online series of specialist periodical reports, and a range of key databases.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) publishes 16 journals for the applied math and computational science communities, and of these, 5 are ranked in the top 30 of 255 journals in the Mathematics, Applied category in terms of Impact Factors. SIAM fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in these various application areas

The Taylor & Francis Online Journals offers full text access to journals covering a wide range of subject areas of social sciences and Humanities.

TEEAL is The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library. Launched in 1999, it is a self-contained agricultural research library with full-text articles and graphics of over 200 major journals. TEEAL is a project of Cornell University’s Albert R. Mann Library in cooperation with over 60 major scientific publishers, societies and index providers. Initial financial support has been provided by the Rockefeller Foundation, and currently by other foundations and donors.

Wiley Online Library allows searching of articles from hundreds of electronic journals published by Wiley and related companies, as well as a vast and growing collection of reference works and other books. You may search by titles, abstracts, authors, affiliations and keywords. Searches may be limited by date. Search results may be refined by subject category and/or publication type. Note that UCSB does not subscribe to all of the journals or books in the Wiley Online Library; items whose full text is accessible are denoted by an open padlock icon.


This is the world’s largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. AJOL provides free hosting for over 400 peer-reviewed journals from 30 African countries, using the Internet and open source software. AJOL’s partner journals cover the full range of academic disciplines with particularly strong sections on health and agriculture.

Bioline International is a pioneer in the provision of open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, infectious diseases, emerging new diseases, epidemiology, food and nutritional security, biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development.

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. This is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. Topics covered include: Energy, Climate, Environment and Resource Governance, Global heath, International Economics, International law and governance & Regional and Security Studies.

DiVA portal is a finding tool for research publications and student theses written at 40 universities and research institutions in Europe.

This contains free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering: Agriculture and Food Sciences, Biology and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Languages and Literatures, Law and Political Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy and Religion, Social Sciences &Technology

ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. Within the ERIC collection, you find records for journal articles, book search syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, other education-related materials. ERIC users include Education researchers, teachers, librarians, administrators, education policy-makers, instructors and students in teacher-preparation programmes

First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet; it publishes original research papers about the Internet and related technologies. Since its start in May 1996, First Monday has published 1,539 papers in 237 issues. First Monday is indexed in Communication Abstracts, Computer & Communications Security Abstracts, DoIS, eGranary Digital Library, INSPEC, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, LISA, MLA International Bibliography, PAIS, Scopus, and other services

The IDS Researchers produce a huge range of material – including journal articles, research and evidence reports, policy and rapid response briefings, and working papers – often co-publishing with partner organisations on a wide range of subjects concerning issues of Development, Agriculture, Aid, Children and Youth, Climate Change, Environment, Financial Crisis, Gender, Globalization, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, MDGs, Participation, Politics and Power, Poverty, Security and Conflict, Sexuality and Development, among others.

This covers Public health policy, Politics, Planning and Management.

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Open textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit and distribute them at no cost.

Now offering 1159 open textbooks, the Open Textbook Library is supported by the Open Education Network.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of Social Science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the Social Sciences. Its elibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 427,500 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 346,200 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications

SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 160+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of Biomedicine, Business and Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Geography, History, Law, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Material Science, Mathematics, Medicine & Public Health, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Science, Social Statistics and Sciences.
SpringerOpen journals are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work. Authors publishing with SpringerOpen retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under a Creative Commons license

The Uganda Legal Information Institute is an internet facility that provides the public with legal information relating to Uganda. It publishes decisions of courts, legislation (Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments) and some publicly available secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access

African Capacity Building Foundation’s Knowledge Resource Corner (KRC), a virtual library on capacity development. The Knowledge Resource Corner is a one stop shop digital library that offers well-structured and unified interface to access full-text copies on capacity development published by African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), its networks and partners. KRC’s collections comprise books, occasional papers, working papers, reports, development memoirs, lesson notes, conference papers etc.

The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank’s subscription-based collection of nearly 6,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers published since 1996~ However, free full text access is limited to ‘Development Outreach Journal’ and ‘Development Economics’ (DEe) policy research working papers.


Welcome to Baobab eBooks, a pioneering digital eBooks service to academic libraries in Africa. Explore the website to discover the full range of features.

Each library customer subscribing to the Baobab eBooks platform will receive a collection of research documents from leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and research agencies. Provide resources in range of Agriculture, art, biography, business, economics, literature, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, politics, religion, science and technology

Oxford Art Online eBooks offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online

This collection has the following: Books from Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Handbooks OnlineOxford Medicine OnlineOxford Clinical Psychology, and Very Short Introductions, as well as the AMA Manual of Style.  

The International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC), accessed through Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. The full scope of international case law is available in one place, made available with high quality analysis and commentary. This in-depth information includes: Domestic cases focusing on key issues and decisions in international law, local experts provide context of domestic legal systems, peer-reviewed commentaries provided by expert editorial board, translations from over 20 languages into English, Over 850 cases, more than 200 cases to be added per year, and the Oxford Law Citator is powerful research tool provided free of charge with the Oxford Reports on International Law

Oxford Scholarship Online offers quality content you can trust, with instant and comprehensive coverage of over 11,000 titles in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

eBooks Freely available online

Since 2005, bookboon.com has experienced massive growth and is now the world’s largest eBook publisher. As a global eBook publisher, bookboon.com offers a wide range of over 900 textbooks for students and 600 eBooks for Accounting, Career & Study advice , Economics & Finance , Engineering, IT & Programming, Languages, Marketing & Law , Natural Sciences, Statistics & Mathematics and Strategy & Management


The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.


The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the United States National Academy of Sciences and offers more than 5,000 titles in PDF format. All of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book. Subjects include: Agriculture, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biology and Life Sciences, Computer and Information Technology, Conflict and Security Issues, Earth Sciences, Education, Energy and Energy Conservation, Enginnering and Technology, Environment and Environmental Studies, Food and Nutrition, Health and Medicine, Industry and Labour, Math, Chemistry and Physics, Policy for Science and Technology and Transportation


Google Books is a tool from Google that searches the full text of books that Google scans, converts to text using optical character recognition, and stores in its digital database. Many popular books are available with Google Books. Typically, the books available can be read online only and cannot be downloaded for later use


The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from Dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet

Explore the lives of almost 60,000 people worldwide in this illustrated online collection of specially written biographies. Written by specialist authors, Oxford DNB biographies introduce users to the people behind British history’s great events-from the ancient Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal

Oxford Biblical Studies Online is specifically designed to provide students with a full range of authoritative content and tools for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Has content of more than 750 searchable images and maps, a glossary of terms, and interactive timelines present new ways for students and researchers to engage with reference content. From Six Oxford Bibles – allows comparison of texts and commentaries from multiple Bibles. Content useful for multiple levels of study – from beginning students to advanced scholars

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

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