Databases and directories

African Digital Library (ADL) – hosted by EBSCOhost

Requires free online registration. Once registered with the ADL, users are directed to EBSCOhost where users have the option to read e-books online or to download full-text books.

AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics

Bentham Open

Includes more than 230 peer-reviewed open access journals and covers all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.

Digital Public Library of America

Multidisciplinary. Over 5,440,000 item records.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

A directory of academic peer-reviewed books from more than 60 different publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

A collection of 9770 full-text scientific and scholarly journals from all over the world, of which almost 5700 journals are searchable at article level.

SciTech Connect

A collection of more than 58,000 full-text DOE research and development reports in biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, and renewable energy.


Includes more than 2,000 academic journals, along with thousands of monographs and other materials.

Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Open Research Online

Contains journal articles, book and individual book chapters, theses and conference papers from the Open University’s peer-reviewed research outputs. Requires free registration to the Open University’s site.

Project MUSE

Covers full-text scholarly journals and books from many of the world’s leading university presses and societies.

Scholars Portal

Includes articles form almost 16,000 full text journals. Multidisciplinary.


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