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Adventus Publishers represents an inter-university alliance established to market, distribute, and publish academic books, journals, and videos anchored on the Biblical-Christian worldview, for the benefit of educators, libraries, students, professionals, and other select readers.

African Journals OnLine (AJOL)
Provides access to citations and full-text of over 230 African journals covering most subject areas. AJOL also offers a document delivery service which is free to users and participating journals. Document delivery requests from outside of developing countries are not free.

AGORA -- Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
AGORA provides free access to more than 500 journals from major scientific publishers in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science, and related social sciences. AGORA is available to students and researchers in qualifying not-for profit institutions in eligible developing countries. For more information, contact agora@fao.org

Agricola / U.S. Department of Agriculture
A comprehensive source of bibliographic citations covering U.S. agricultural and life sciences information, Agricola contains Over 3,500,000 citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports related to all aspects of agriculture. Coverage is from 1970 to the present, with monthly updates. Some citations in French.

ARC - A Cross Archive Search Service
Arc is an experimental research service of Digital Library Research group at Old Dominion University. ARC searches across over 178 international repositories through a unified search interface.



Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
BASE is the multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources at Bielefeld University. BASE complements the current metasearch system for catalogues and databases of the Bielefeld Digital Library by allowing searches to be limited by type of document, including scholarly full text archives, digital repositories and preprint servers available on the World Wide Web.

Bioline International
Features 30 peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Subjects include: health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, environment, conservation and international development).

British Library for Development Studies
The British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) contains Europe's largest collection on economic and social research. More than half of the collection originates from developing countries and much of this is unavailable in other European or US libraries.



WHO Link

Chicago Manual of Style Online
This digital version of the Chicago Manual of Styles give guidance on editorial style and current publishing practices.

Creditor Reporting System (CRS) / OECD & World Bank
Contains data on Official Development Assistance (ODA), Official Aid (OA) and other lending to developing countries and countries in transition as collected by members of the Development Assistance Committee, the World Bank, and the regional financial institutions. The system is sponsored jointly by the OECD and the World Bank and operated by the OECD.



Development Experience Database / U.S. AID
Provides access to abstracts and full text documents from USAID, including: Reports, development project documents, and citations of documents held by USAID Information Centers.

Development Gateway / Development Gateway Fdn
Promotes knowledge sharing by providing access to full-text documents across a wide range of development topics. Also includes 38 Country Gateway Portals serving local development information needs.

WHO Link

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, aiming to cover all subjects and languages.



Economist Intelligence Unit
Analysis and forecast on over 200 countries and eight key industries. It helps executives make informed business decisions through dependable intelligence online, in print, in customized research as well as through conference and peer interchange.

Eldis Gateway to Development Information / Inst of Dev Studies
Over 16,000 full text, abstracted development-oriented documents are available from Eldis. Documents are of "strategic, policy or practical interest" for development practitioners based in both the North and the South.

Electronic Information for Libraries
eIFL.net is an independent foundation that strives to lead, negotiate, support and advocate for the wide availability of electronic resources by library users in transition and developing countries. Its main focus is on negotiating affordable subscriptions on a multi-country consortial basis, while supporting the enhancement of emerging national library consortia in member countries.

Electronic Journals Delivery Service (eJDS) Programme
The electronic Journals Delivery Service (eJDS) Programme is geared to facilitate free access to current scientific literature. The goal is to distribute individual scientific articles via email to scientists in institutions in Third World countries that do not have access to sufficient bandwidth to download material from the Internet in a timely manner and/or cannot afford the connection.

ERIC / US Department of Education [English, French, Spanish]
ERIC includes references to journal articles and non-journal material covering all aspects of education. The database contains over 1.1 million citations from 1966 to the present. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004) are available. For technical issues contact: library@ed.gov



FAO Corporate Document Repository / FAO
The repository provides full text access to publications, articles and meeting documents produced by the FAO.

FAOBIB -- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Library Catalogue
FAOBIB is a multilingual, on-line catalogue of documents and publications produced by FAO since 1945, books added to the library collections since 1976, and serials held in the FAO library. Full text links are now provided for all documents which are available in electronic format.

FAOSTAT Database Food and Agriculture Organization
Multilingual statistical databases containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the areas of production, trade, food balance sheets, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest products, fishery products, population, agricultural machinery, and food aid shipments.

Food Production
FAO Statistics Link
UN Link

Food Safety
FAO Link
ANG Link
Allergen Database Link



Global Development Network (GDN)- Free Journal Access Portal
GDN has linked policy research institutes from 11 regions and more than 100 countries. GDN offers a range of journals services to address the difficulty faced by many researchers in the global south in accessing journal articles to support their research.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar facilitates citation searching of scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a broad range of research areas.



Highwire Press (Stanford University)
Highwire facilitates access to over 1.1 million full text scholarly articles on medical/biomedical topics. Most journal titles covered include back issues older than 12-24 months.

HINARI - Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
The Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, non-profit institutions in developing countries. As of February 2006, over 3100 journals are accessible thru HINARI.

WHO Databases
WHO Nutrition Publications




Ideas at RePEc
A database of economics and finance research, including working papers, articles and software code.

Index of Author-Archiving Status
Romeo lists the status of publisher copyright policies and author-archiving policies of academic journals, indicating, by a colour scheme, which publishers allow authors to archive preprints and/or post-prints. Journals are classified by colour as green, blue, yellow, and white levels.

Information Management Resource Kit (FAO)
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative to train individuals and support institutions and networks world-wide in the effective management of agricultural information. IMARK consists of a suite of distance learning resources, tools and communities on information management. IMARK is being spearheaded by FAO in collaboration with over 30 partner and contributing organizations.

International Labour Organization Database
Contains yearly statistics of employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer price Indices, occupational injuries, strikes and lockouts on over 200 countries (data since 1969); monthly statistics of employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, consumer price indices (data since 1976); and economically active population estimates and projections, 1950-2010.

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) / Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI)
This network provides access to scientific and scholarly information through electronic means. It includes more than 10,700 full-text online journals, current awareness databases, and document delivery of major scientific, technical, medical, social science, and humanities materials from a wide range of sources. For more information contact inasp@inasp.info.

Internet tools: Search, research, reference, look up or translate just about anything in one place.



JHSPH Open Courseware
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) project provides access to content of the School’s most popular courses. Includes undergraduate and graduate subjects available on the Web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world.

JOLIS Library Catalogue / World Bank/IMF
The Jolis Library Catalogue is the catalogue of the IMF/World Bank Library Network. The catalogue, which contains over 1 million items includes references to a wide variety of development related materials from hundreds of different publishers. The catalogue also includes references, and links to many published IMF and World Bank materials.

JURN is a unique search tool which helps you find free academic articles and books. JURN harnesses all the power of Google, but focusses your search through a hand-crafted and curated index.



The world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information, with nearly eleven million records.

Merck Manual of Medical Information Home Edition
Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.

Meta-Index for US Legal Research
An index of many of the searchable indexes of primary US legal sources on the Internet.

MIT Open Courseware
MIT OCW is a large-scale, web-based electronic publishing initiative whose goals are to: Provide free, searchable access to MIT.s course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world, and extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the opencourseware concept.

Mona Online Research Database
This site offers campus wide representation of scholarly output from faculty and staff of The University of the West Indies. It covers over 6,000 entries of published and unpublished material, technical reports and expert information, linked to staff profiles and covering the period 1993 to present.



National Library of Jamaica (NLJ)
The NLJ is a government commissioned library that collects and preserves the intellectual output Jamaicans and about Jamaica.



Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)
OARE is being developed under the sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme with infrastructure provided by Yale University.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook serves as a source of career guidance.

Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon
A collection of cognitively informed openly available and free online courses and course materials that enact instruction for an entire course in an online format.



Popline is the world’s largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related health. Citations also cover sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, law, and policy issues. The database includes abstracts of journal articles, monographs, technical reports, and unpublished works. Updated twice per month. Some citations in French, Spanish or Portuguese.

Projects & Operations / World Bank
Search thru projects, project documents, and analytical-and-advisory work of the World Bank. An advance search feature is available. The database is also browsable by: Region, country/area, theme or sector.

PubMed provides access to over 11 million citations from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other related databases. Links to selected online journals, some freely available, are also included. Updated monthly. Covers 1960s to present. Some citations are in French, Portuguese, or Spanish.



Social Explorer
Visually view the demographic data of the United States.

SOFIA - Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets
As of February 2006, content for eight courses was available online freely through the Sofia open content initiative. The Sofia project is an open content initiative launched by the Foothill. De Anza Community College District with external funding support.

One of the world's leading interactive databases for high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works and the Online Archives Collection.



TEEAL - The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library
TEEAL is a full-text and bibliographic CD-ROM library of more than 140 of the world’s most important scientific journals in the field of agriculture. It is available well below cost to more than 100 of the lowest-income food-deficit countries.

The Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is an index of over 2 million e-texts available from the internet.

Thousands of World Newspaper at Your Finger Tips
A directory of the world’s newspapers.

Touro University

Tufts Open Courseware
Tufts open courseware includes course content in: life sciences, with a multidisciplinary approach, an international perspective, and an underlying ethic of service.



UNData / United Nations
UNdata retrieves data series from statistical databases within the UN System.

UN Monthly Bulletin of Statistics / United Nations
Includes current monthly social and economic statistics for most countries and areas of the world. The statistics are obtained by from official sources in the various countries, except where otherwise stated in the notes to the tables. Updated monthly.

UNBISnet / U.N. Dag Hammarskjold Library
Catalogue of United Nations(UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Also included are commercial publications and other non-UN sources held in the collection of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The coverage of UNBISnet is from 1979 onward, however, older documents are being added to the catalogue on a regular basis as a result of retrospective conversion.

UNESBIB includes over 100,000 citations for books, articles and UNESCO publications, some with full text links. Languages included are: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian

Utah State University OpenCourseWare
USU OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout Utah and around the world. OCW supports USU's mission to serve the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.




World Bank "Documents & Reports" Database
Provides access to all publicly available World Bank operational documents (project documents, analytical and advisory work, and evaluations), formal and information research papers, and most World Bank publications. Includes over 15,000 full text documents.

World Development Indicators / World Bank
World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s annual compilation of data about development. The 2005 WDI includes more than 800 indicators in 83 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. Data are shown for 152 economies with populations of more than 1 million and 14 country groups, plus selected indicators for 56 other smaller economies.


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