African Studies specific online resources that are freely available to researchers in developing and emerging countries.


 https://www.africabib.org/index.htmAfricaBib is a collection of African social science titles, presented in one easily accessible location on the internet. It is the culmination of over forty years of African research. 

The site consists of two bibliographic databases and three bibliographies:


 https://journals.co.za/content/collection/african-journal-archiveThe African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, providing access to a multi-disciplinary, multi-country digital archive of Africa’s research and cultural heritage contained in its journal literature.


Development Resources specific online resources that are freely available to researchers in developing and emerging countries.

Development Leadership Program (DLProg):

 https://www.dlprog.org/ DLProg, an Australian based globally-operated NGO partnered with the Australian Government and AusAID:  Resources include policy briefs, concept papersresearch papers, and background papers, as well as publications from earlier programs. It also includes a selection of relevant external publications. DLProg addresses the critical role played by leaders, elites and coalitions in the politics of development.


https://www.eldis.org/search Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. Eldis includes over 30,000 summaries and links to free full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers. Each document is editorially selected by members of our team.

International Development Research Centre:

 https://www.idrc.ca/ Access to the collection of online reports and magazines from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. The resource is also available in French.

World Bank: Open Knowledge Repository:

 https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/ The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Through the OKR, The World Bank collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form.


Humanities and Social Sciences specific online resources that are freely available to researchers in developing and emerging countries.

Behavioural and Brain Sciences


Totally open archive journal where users can submit papers, commentaries, responses and search the archive for papers in all fields of the Brain/Behavioural Sciences. Access to all articles is free to all users.

Biblioteca Virtual de Ciencias Sociales de América Latina y el Caribe

http://www.biblioteca.clacso.edu.ar/ An initiative of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, CLACSO) providing free access to 1,800 full-text books, periodical articles, conference proceeding and also to databases with information about publications, research projects and researchers working in its network of 130 social science research institutions in 19 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The main portal is in Spanish and there are separate portals available in EnglishFrench  and Portuguese.

Educause Quarterly  


Educause (formerly Cause/Effect) is a freely accessible practitioner’s journal containing articles that relate to planning, developing, using, and evaluating information resources in higher education, covering aspects such as information systems development, user services, telecommunications and networking, database administration, and instructional technology development and co-ordination.

GDNet’s Free Journals Access Portal For Social Sciences  


Global Development Network-North America’s new Free Journal Access Portal enables social science researchers based in developing or transitional countries to access a searchable, full-text, online database of more than 120 well-known social-science journals, free of charge. It is made available to GDNet Profile holders by the Center for Global Development and the Global Development Network-North America (GDN-NA), in cooperation with Project MUSE of the John Hopkins University Press.

Globethics.net Library – A Global Digital Library on Ethics


The Globethics.net Libraries are digital libraries that offer registered users electronic access free-of-charge to thousands of full-text documents on ethics and related disciplines. Participants also have the possibility to submit their own documents to the libraries.



A curated academic search-engine, indexing 4,580 free ejournals in the arts & humanities.

Jurisprudence of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda


This fully-searchable collection of documents pertaining to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is offered as a reference tool for legal  professionals, law students, historians, and the general public. The Database is bilingual and fully searchable.

Open Book Publishers 


Open Book Publishers is an independent academic publisher, run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. All books are published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions (subject to fee), but they also include a free online edition that can be read via the website, or embedded anywhere.

Social Sciences Virtual Library  

https://www.ifla.org/publications/14 Part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library, this is a major gateway for social science resources on the Internet, covering directories and databases, electronic journals, societies and professional associations, and an extensive section of social science resources grouped by over a hundred subjects, including regional studies.

WWW Library: Women’s History


Maintained by the International Institute of Social History in the Netherlands, this is an extensive links collection of Web resources on women’s history, including women’s history institutions and organizations, libraries and archives, journals for women’s studies, upcoming conferences, discussion lists, together with subject or region specific listings (e.g. African History, Asian History, Women Artists, Women in Media, Women in Medicine and Nursing, Women in Music, Women in Science and Engineering, Women Writers).


Education specific online resources that are freely available to researchers in developing and emerging countries.

Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC)


ERIC provides access to more than 1.3 million education-related bibliographic records. Within the ERIC collection are bibliographic records for: journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and other education-related materials. You can choose to search the whole database to find bibliographic details and abstracts, or choose to limit the search for full-text access only. For material where full-text is not available in ERIC, links to the publishers’ websites (where subscriptions may be required) are included.


ICT specific online resources that are freely available to researchers in developing and emerging countries.

Association for Information Systems


Full access to the Journal of the Association of Information Systems. The Association for Information Systems (AIS) founded in 1994, is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academics specializing in Information Systems.



Ebrary’s Library Center currently includes more than 120 full-text books spanning topics such as digital library development, general collection development, and the history of libraries and librarianship, as well as illustrated guides from the Library of Congress.

E-Resources Management Handbook


The ERMH is an open access publication on e-resource management (ISBN: 0-9552448-0-3; 13-digit version: 978-0-9552448-0-3). It forms a valuable and comprehensive guide for the entire information industry, and will continue to grow as new chapters are commissioned to address hot topics as they arise.



TerraLib is a GIS classes and functions library, available from the Internet as open source, allowing a collaborative environment and its use for the development of multiple GIS tools. Its main aim is to enable the development of a new generation of GIS applications, based on the technological advances on spatial databases. TerraLib is free software available to any users wishing to download it.


Mathematics and Statistics specific online resources that are freely available to researchers in developing and emerging countries.

The American Mathematical Society


Over 34,000 articles are available from over 100 years of high-quality mathematical research in ‘Journal of the AMS,’ ‘Mathematics of Computation,’ ‘Proceedings of the AMS,’ ‘Transactions of the AMS,’ and ‘Bulletin of the AMS.

eJournals Delivery Service


The electronic Journals Delivery Service (eJDS) offers access to current scientific literature free of cost in the fields of Physics and Mathematics. Articles can be sent by email to scientists in institutions in the least developed or low income countries, who do not have access to sufficient bandwidth to download material from the Internet. An institution needs to apply by sending an application form and when approved, the institutional contact will be informed by e-mail how to proceed.

e-Math for Africa


The new “e-Math for Africa” will give more news relevant to African and Low-Income Country mathematicians regarding journals, books and databases as well as potential funding opportunities.

Electronic Library of Mathematics


The Electronic Library of Mathematics contains online journals, article collections, monographs, and other electronic resources in the field of mathematics. All material is in electronic form and access is generally free, except for some periodicals with a “moving wall”, i.e., a certain delay period after which resources become freely available.  The Electronic Library of Mathematics is supervised by the Electronic Publishing Committee of the European Mathematical Society (EPC-EMS).

International Mathematics Union


Free access to Bulletins and Newsletters from the International Mathematics Union (IMU) and its members. The newsletter aims to improve communication between IMU and the worldwide mathematical community, by reporting decisions and recommendations of IMU, and highlighting issues that are under discussion. In addition, IMU-Net will report on major international mathematical events and developments, and on other topics of general mathematical interest.

PhysMath Central


PhysMath Central is an independent publishing platform operated by BioMed Central committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed physics and mathematics research. All original research articles published by, or in cooperation with, PhysMath Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

Project Euclid


Joint project between Cornell University and SPARC, Project Euclid’s mission is to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid hopes to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society journals.




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