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agora 01 300x150 AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture)

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.

 American Chemical Society Journals and Magazines     

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.

ardi 01 300x150  ARDI(Access to Research for Development and Innovation)

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.

asce logo American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE)       

ASCE Journals Online provides unprecedented access to 33 Peer-reviewed journals with more than 60,000 full-text papers and a 31-Year archive from 1983 to the present. It provides content for the following subjects: Environmental Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction, Earthquake Engineering, Energy, Engineering Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, Coastline and Port Engineering, Pipelines, Structural Engineering, Transportation and Development, Sustainable Engineering.


bir logo British Institute of Radiology Journals   

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.

 cambridge  Cambridge Journals     

Updated daily, Cambridge Journals provides full text for e-journals published by Cambridge University Press.  This database provides access to over 190 journal titles in Law, Linguistics, Politics, Medicine, Science, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities 

   Cochrane Logo  Cochrane Library      

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  EBSCO Host    

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 with 1 Database being on Trial until 30th April 2020 making up for a total of 8 Databases currently.

 EBSCOhost Databases (8)

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. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

ATLASerials, Religion Collection

ATLASerials, Religion Collection offers full text for more than 320 major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

Users have access to four databases: Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC), ERIC, Academic Search Premier and ATLASerials®, Religion Collection.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of Comm Search (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.

eBook Academic Collection (Trial Until 30th April 2020)

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.

Search and view the full text of eBooks.


ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.


20150618180812 7470 0  Emerald Group Publishing Limited 

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

GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) 

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.

  hinari 01 300x150    HINARI (Health Internetwork Access to Research Initiative) 

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.

Henry Stewart 1n01vfr HST - Biomedical & Life Sciences

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


IMF IMF eLibrary      

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 logo Institute of Physics - IOP science 

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 logo  JSTOR (Journal Storage)   

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  Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Online

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a leading company in the Scientific and Medical knowledge and information industry. They are known for authoritative international publications in biomedical research, clinical medicine and surgery, biotechnology, public health with expanding scope in engineering and technology, business, environment, and legal publications. Content exceeds 80,000 articles from more than 60 authoritative journals and eBooks, all full-text searchable and linked to external bibliographic databases.

npg logo new.jpg 250x250 q75 subsampling 2 Nature Publishing Group Journals

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


NRC PRESS logo forWeb  NRC Research Press 

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 logo Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)

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.


Optical Society logo  Optical Society of America (OSA) Journals

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  Oxford University Press (Oxford Journals)

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

 palgrave macmillan logo.png 250x250 q75 subsampling 2  Palgrave-Macmillan Journals

Palgrave provides eJournals with a focus on Business & management, Higher education Development & Global Studies, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operational Research, Social Sciences and Information Systems and IT from 2008 to current issues


PolicyPress  Policy Press Journals

Policy Press publishes seven highly prestigious journals in the fields of public and social policy (provided through Ingenta Connect). These include Policy & Politics, Evidence & Policy, the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Voluntary Sector Review, Families, Relationships and Societies and our new journal Critical and Radical Social Work

 royal society logo newl.jpg 250x250 q75 subsampling 2  Royal Society

 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

 Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC Journals Online

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.



Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics logo Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journals

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 logo The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL)

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a full-text and searchable database of articles from more than 325 high-quality research journals in agriculture and related sciences. TEEAL is made available via the UCU Local Area Network (LAN) or intranet. It is a searchable, offline, digital library which contains mainly agriculturally focused journals updated annually and delivered by the TEEAL Project at Cornell University’s Mann Library.




africa portal logo Africa Portal Library

The Africa Portal Library is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. The library holds over 5000 digital documents including research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs. The entire repository is open access, equipped with a simple search function and available for free, full-text download. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).

AJOL African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

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.


AgriKnowledge has been developed as an online partner to TEEAL. AgriKnowledge provides access to key information for agricultural development. Currently, over 1,000 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)


bioline international  Bioline International

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.


79 Chatham House  Chatham House   

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.

217964 1diva logo DiVA - Academic Archive On-line

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


logo cropped  Directory of Open ACCES JOURNALS

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


eric large  ERIC  

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  First Monday

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


IDS  Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

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.


hp cover  Policy and Development

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


SSRN logo 287 ai  Social Science Research 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


springer open  Springer Open

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


ulii logo  Uganda Legal Information Institute

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

Virtual Library on Capacity Development

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.

wbg  World Bank E-Library

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.


 Baobab eBooks

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

Grove art OUP  OUP - E-books Grove Art Online

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


plogo opil oril OUP - E-books International Law in Domestic Courts

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

OUP - E-books Oxford Scholarship Online


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.


proquest  Ebook Central eBooks

(Access via IP recognition on the UCU network)

Ebrary offers authoritative eBooks in a wide range of subject areas: Including Humanities, Religion, Philosophy & Classics, Sociology & Anthropology and many others along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.

eBooks Freely available online


bookboon.com logo  Book Boon eBooks

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


doab    Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

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.

NationalAcademiesPress  National Academy Press NAP eBooks

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 Book Search Beta logo  Google Books

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



Capture  OUP - E-Books Oxford English Dictionary Online

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


oxford bio  OUP - E-books Dictionary of National Biography

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


logo  Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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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