Developing Country Resources


Africa Portal

An online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa including open access to a suite of features including an online library collection; a resource for opinion and analysis; an experts directory; an international events calendar; and a mobile technology component — all aimed to equip users with research and information on Africa’s current policy issues.

A key feature to the Africa Portal is the online library collection holding over 4,000 books, journals, and digital documents related to African policy issues. The entire online repository is open access and available for free full-text download

Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)

WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 28,800 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas, and territories

HighWire Press

HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. The HighWire portal offers advanced searching and browsing capabilities and tools, creating an alternative means to find and make sense of information from over seven million full-text articles; create keyword, citation or author alerts; and download citations across all the content HighWire hosts. .

Ibero-American Science & Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC) - LibLink

This Initiative encompasses a group of institutions that provide bibliographic services, sharing their Library assets. The various institutions that make part of Liblink undertake developments and projects to improve information handling in order to create knowledge and subsequently promote education so that more and better human resources are produced. This Initiative supports the Open Access movement that provides unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research.

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.

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)

Access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research, OARE enhances environmental research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions in more than 100 countries.

 Open Science Directory

A global search tool for all open access and special programs journal titles and enhance the access of these collections by creating direct links to the journals and their articles included in this A-to-Z-list. About 13000 scientific journals are now available in the ‘Open Science Directory’. When all the special program journals will be included, the Open Science Directory will contain more than 20000 titles. Open Science Directory contains collections of Open Access Journals (full – partly) and journals in the special programs (Hinari, Agora). Other programs will be added in the near future: OARE, INASP-PERI, eIFL, eJDS.


Provides access to its serials collection via an alphabetic list of titles or a subject list or a search form by word of serial titles, publisher names, city of publication and subject. The interface also provides access to the full text of articles via author index or subject index, or by a search form on article elements such as author names, words from title, subject, words from the full text and publication year.


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.

Union Catalog of Serials in International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs)

The database developed and maintained by ICRISAT Library, contains holding details of 7821 serials (updated on 2/9/2011) in the libraries of 19 International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs). The reprint request system also facilitates the emailing of reprint requests to the selected IARC Libraries. However, the supply of reprints from these libraries will be governed by their own Document Delivery Policies.