Open Access Databases:

3. Open Access Databases:

There are also Open Access Databases, Journals, CourseWare and E-books available online and do not require any subscription


Database Name Subject Strengths

African Health OER Network



Health Education Resources

Africa Information Ethics



Information Ethics Resources



Multidisciplinary e-books library.

CAB Direct



CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. It contains the following datasets: Aquaculture Compendium Animal Health & Production Compendium Crop Protection Compendium Forestry Compendium

Capstone Publishers



Medical Textbooks in Gastroenterology and Hepatology



Subject Strength: Agriculture and Enterprise Development.
CoS-SIS carries out inter-disciplinary policy experiments with a view to elaborate, apply and assess an approach to sustainable rural poverty alleviation and food security, based on Innovation System (IS) thinking. Download brochure here
Data World Bank worldbank Subject strengths: Agriculture & Rural Development, Health, Aid Effectiveness, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Labor & Social Protection, Economic Policy & External Debt, Poverty, Education, Private Sector, Energy & Mining, Public Sector, Environment, Science & Technology, Financial Sector, Social Development, Gender; and Urban Development.
Directory of Open Access Books The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. 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.
Directory of Open Access Journals doaj Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
CORE CORE is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. The directory lists repositories and allows breakdown and selection by a variety of criteria – see the Find page – which can also be viewed as statistical charts.
EAC Documents & Publications EAC The links provides access to Documents and Publications generated within EAC.



Bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text resources
ESRI e-books.
This list of resources is provided by ESRI. The resources provide useful information in Geographic Information Systems. Most of the materials are in PDF format that can be downloaded.
Free Book Center
Contains links to thousands of free online technical books. Which include core Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, and Medical books.
Gateway for Free E-Journals Access 700 Free E-journals covering Subjects like Business & Managment, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, General Works, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Library Science,Life Sciences, Material Science, Mathematics, Media and Communication, Physics & Social Sciences.

Google Books



Millions of multidisciplinary great books to review

Google Public Data Explorer



Public Data Directory
HiWire Stanford Universityhighwire HighWire Press is the largest collection of free full-text online articles on Science

Kenya Open Data



This site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just a taste of what’s to come. The information here is key to improving transparency, unlocking social and economic value, and building Government in Kenya.
Memorial University Libraries ejournal Free E-journals on all research subject areas from different databases.
National Academies Press NAP Multidisciplinary e-books available.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
NCBI bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in Life Science and Healthcare




Openj-gate provides access to more than 3000 open access journals available on the Internet.




POPLINE subjects include: Adolescent Reproductive Health; Family Planning Methods; Family Planning Programs; Gender; Health Communication; HIV / AIDS; Maternal and Child Health; Population Dynamics; Population Law and Policy; Population, Health, and Environment; Reproductive Health; and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Project Gutenberg


Project Gutenberg provides access to a wide range of multi-displinary ebooks.
Science Supercourse Library Ssc This is one of the largest and comprehensive collections of Research Methods. It represents a one stop Library to answer your Research Methods questions.

The Stata Journal



Statistics Journals

World Library of Science



A Global Community for Science Education
World Wide Science is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries. Users can search and translate 400 million pages of science and technology information. Resources available via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs)
OECD iLibrary OECD iLibrary is the global knowledge base for OECD’s data and analysis. It is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Biomedical & Life Sciences, Business & Economics, Chemistry & Materials Science, Computer Science & Communications
Earth & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Medicine & Healthcare, Physics & Mathematics
RUFORUM Knowledge Repository RUFORUM is an African Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). It is a consortium of 66 African universities operating within 26 countries spanning the African continent.
MSD MANUALS for Health Information Explore MSD MANUALS which are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals contain one of the best current medical information accessible to health care professionals and patients.

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