Bibliographic Databases


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United States Department of Agriculture- National Agricultural Library online public access catalog.

Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD)

A collection of available public data on World Trade Organization market access in agriculture. It contains data for over 50 countries.

International Information System for Agricultural science and technology. Worldwide bibliographic coverage of agricultural science and technology literature, complied from 150 centers in 65 countries.

AGROVOC -Multilingual agricultural thesaurus includes terms covering food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment, etc. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts.

Analysing Agriculture

Maintained by Australian scholar and agricultural analyst, John Chudleigh, independent agricultural analyses and reports for an audience of agricultural producers, processors, marketers, commodity analysts, students and any others interested in a better knowledge of the trends and structure of the world's agricultural industries.

Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants is an initiative of Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW); Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH). It is the biggest online database for scholarships and research grants.

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BLDS (British Library for Development Studies)

British Library for Development Studies at Institute of Development Studies: Europe’s largest research collection on economic and social development materials in Europe.

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CAB Direct

A thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct provides a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions.

CAMBIA Patent Lens

An open access, autonomous web-based patent search facility.

Cambridge University Press- Journals

Access to 300+ journals, for IFPRI and CGIAR Staff

Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Resources from John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database

Mass digitization of China Knowledge resources, as well as creating the platform for global dissemination and value-added services.


Scientific literature digital library that can be used to search for documents and for citations by title, author, and subject. Provided by the School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State and NEC Research Institute.


Copac provides free access to the merged online catalogs of major UK and Irish university research libraries, plus the British Library & the National Library of Scotland.

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The Harvard Dataverse Network is open to all scientific data from all disciplines worldwide. It includes the world's largest collection of social science research data

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)

Data from USAID's Demographic Health Surveys Program

Developing Library Network (DELNET)

Network of libraries for resource sharing.

Development Gateway

An interactive food security portal for information on development and poverty reduction.

Digital Library of the Commons

A gateway to the international literature on the commons, common-pool resources, and common property.

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EconLit™ with Full Text

EconLit™ with Full Text contains all of the indexing available in EconLit, plus full text for more than 560 journals, including the  American Economic Journals, Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP), Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) and American Economic Review (AER)


Search the world’s largest collection of online economics working papers, journal articles, and software.

Essential Science Indicators

Europa World of Learning

The international guide to the academic world

European  Information System on Agricultural Research for Development (ARD)

The web-based Information System on European Agricultural Research for Development (ARD). It gathers data on European ARD organizations, funding, projects, training, experts, news and events to portray a Global ARD Landscape, has two sub regions:



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Food Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC)

Access to technical publications on tropical agriculture, with an emphasis on low cost technology for small farms, focusing on the Asia Pacific Region

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.


GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.

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Highly Cited

Captured the people behind the most influential publications in 21 broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences based on citation metrics from 2000-2008

HIV/AIDS Interventions

Information on resources and materials from Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

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Research papers in economics.


Indian Citation Index

Home grown abstracts and citation database, with multidisciplinary objective information/knowledge contents from about 1000 top Indian scholarly journals


Publisher's online portal to scholarly research

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Access to the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund's  Library Network

Journal Citation Reports

Available to IFPRI Staff only. Registration or Login are required to access the Thomson Reuters suite of is provided by IFPRI: Sign in or  Register with your IFPRI email. Contact for more guidance.

Full-text scholarly journal articles spanning a wide range of fields, some going as far back as the 1800s. Full text coverage for the most recent 3-5 years is not available for most journals.

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The World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Studies datasets

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Maplecroft Global Risks Analytics

Maplecroft’s Global Risks Analytics is an ideal tool to assess, quantify and identify specific areas of high risk across global value chains

Market Access Map (MAcMap)

A database developed jointly by ITC (UNCTAD-WTO, Geneva) and CEPII (Paris), providing disaggregated, exhaustive and bilateral measurement of applied tariff duties, taking regional agreements and trade preferences exhaustively into account.

Microfinance Gateway

The premier source of information for and about the microfinance industry including research and publications.

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National Academies Press (NAP)

More than 3,000 reports from the National Academies are available online free for the reading.

NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)

Economic research working papers

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Catalog of digital resources from open archive collections

OCLC First Search

Searches across information in a wide range of subjects in 12 databases including: ArticleFirst, ECO, and WorldCat


The online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECD Online Information Service

Provides access to OECD’s full text documents, publications and statistics on economic and social sciences through OLIS and FATFnet. For access, please contact IFPRI Library

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A database of photographs available for non-profit educational use from Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Search the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities worldwide. For access, please contact the library


Online access to 20 million research documents in the life sciences, including those in PubMed.


PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Research Funding Resources

Provides a list of resources for possible research funding and seed granting programs.


Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 32 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. The repository includes RUFORUM research, e-learning and OER courses, and other relevant information

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Global site for news, views and information on science, technology and the developing world.


A leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 journals and almost 20,000 books.

SCImago Journal &  Country Rank

Includes journals and country scientific indicators developed from the Scopus database

Scout Report

Published every Friday both on the Web and by email subscription, the Scout Report provides a fast, convenient way to stay informed of valuable STEM and humanities resources on the Internet. Our team of librarians and subject matter experts selects, researches, and annotates each resource.


The SIDALC Alliance provides access to information generated throughout the Americas and stored in Agricultural Institutes, its libraries and other related information centers. Its Megadatabase contains some 2.7 million reference materials, including: books, magazines and journals, theses and reports, as well as 250.000 full text documents.

SSRN (Social Science Research Network)

Disseminates social science research worldwide and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences

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UMI Dissertation Express

Publishes and archives dissertations and theses; sells copies on demand; and maintains the bibliographic record for over two million doctoral dissertations

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Web-agri (French)

Agricultural search engine—searches in over 750,000 agricultural web pages.

Web of Science (formerly ISI Web of Knowledge)

Wiley Online Library

World Bank Development Indicators

World of Learning

The international guide to the academic world

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