Cavendish University Uganda Library
Looking for documents providing history and context for the work done in aeronautics research? Wondering what resources are available for your business in science and technology information? This section provides links to a variety of reference materials related to aeronautics research at NASA.
Africa Portal Library
The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The Africa Portal offers a range of features including a Digital Library and an Experts Directory. The library holds over 5000 digital documents including research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs. The entire repository is open access, equipped with a sophisticated search function and available for free, full-text download. The material for the library has been provided by Content Partners of the Africa Portal who benefit from wider dissemination of their research to a global community.
Agriculture OER Repositories
A List of existing Agriculture OER repositories, It includes journals such as Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,AgEcon Search, Global Agricultural Research Archive, MIT Open Courseware in Economics, The Rice Knowledge (RKB) and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) among others.
ArXiv is an Open Archives Initiative (OAI) compliant archive of electronic preprints in physics, mathematics, computer science, and non-linear sciences. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions.
College Open Textbooks
The College Open Textbooks Collaborative, a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and other two-year colleges. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that support for authors opening their resources, and other services.
Directory of Open Access Books
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.
E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. You can submit and promote your own ebooks, add comments on already posted books or just browse through the directory below and download anything you need.
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ERIC – Education Resources Information Clearinghouse:
ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
The official web page of the European Union, Europa provides excellent access to official EU documents, especially recent documents through a service called Eur-Lex.
Federal Energy regulatory commission eLibrary
Reliable, Efficient and Sustainable Energy documents. Assist learners in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy resources.
Hesperian is dedicated to publishing for community health and empowerment and provides a good selection of full-text health books from eBrary including: Where There is No Doctor, Where Women Have No Doctor, Water for Life, and Global Health Watch.
IDEAS is a large bibliographic database dedicated to economics and finance research available freely on the Internet. Over 1.000.000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 900.000 can be downloaded in full text!
Read, download & share more free eBooks and Journals on the following subject areas: Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Health Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities
Joint Research Centre Repository
The JRC Publications Repository is an online service giving access to data about research publications produced by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. This service is established to assist with central storage, management and search to our research publications. Where possible we will endeavour to provide access to a full-text publication.
The UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills.
National Academies Press
National Academies Press offers hundreds of books which can be downloaded as pdf for free by the chapter or the entire book. Topics include: Agriculture, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Conflict and Security Issues, Education, Energy, Environmental Studies, Food & Nutrition, Industry and Labor.
Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.
Open Courseware Consortium
At the Open Courseware Consortium courses from MIT, the Open University of the Netherlands, the University of Michigan, and the University of the Western Cape, and many other international universities are available; use “course search” and type public health or development.
Open Research Online
Open Research Online is the UK Open University’s repository of research publications and other research outputs. It is an Open Access resource that can be searched and browsed freely by members of the public.
Open Textbook Library
Open Text Book is a registry of textbooks and related materials which are open, that is free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute.
Pakistan Research Repository
Pakistan Research Repository is a project of the Higher Education Commission to promote the international visibility of research originating out of institutes of higher education in Pakistan. The aim of this service is to maintain a digital archive of all PhD theses produced indigenously to promote the intellectual output of Pakistani institutions. It provides a free, single-entry access point to view the manuscript of research executed, and distribute this information as widely as possible. The repository which is currently being populated with content has already made the full-text of PhD theses available in high-quality digitized format, whilst a further theses are in process of digitization. Higher Education Commission has introduced a systematic mechanism for the collection and digitization of all the theses produced so far in Pakistan
PLOS (Public Library of Science)
PLOS (for Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license. The organization is based in San Francisco, California, and has a European editorial office in Cambridge, England. The publications are primarily funded by payments from the authors.
Print and online publications from the International Development Resea
Print and online publications from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. Topics include: Development, Economics, Environment, Evaluation, Food and Agriculture, Health, Information and Communication, Natural resources, Science and Technology, Social Policy. Most books can be read online or downloaded.
Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of two core DOE search engines, the Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect incorporates all of the R&D information from these two products into one search interface. SciTech Connect was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to increase access to science, technology, and engineering research information from DOE and its predecessor agencies.
SNV Biogas database
This library hosts an extensive choice of domestic biogas reports from around the world domestic biogas.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is an open access repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is composed of a number of specialized research networks including Economics, Financial Economics and Legal Scholarship. The SSRN eLibrary database contains abstracts for scholarly articles, working papers and forthcoming papers, as well as over 390,000 downloadable full-text documents. EUI working papers in Economics and Law are also included in the SSRN eLibrary.
Source Book (EI)
Directed principally at policy makers in resource –rich developing countries, the Extractive Industries (EI) Source Book is intended as a guide to good-fit practice in the management of upstream oil, gas and mining sectors, across the entire EI value chain, from award of contracts to the expenditure of resource revenues.
The Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.
The World Bank’s Open Data Initiative
The World Bank’s Open Data Initiative is providing free access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe – some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years.Databases include: World Development Indicators (WDI), Global Development Finance (GDF) and African Development Indicators (ADI).
UNdata provides free data access to UN statistical databases through a single entry point. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system. Useful features include Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries. The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
Virtual Library on Capacity Development
This Library Contains open access Online knowledge resources for capacity development
Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository
Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository: Sharing Scientific and Scholarly Research related to Agriculture, Food, and Environment.
World Digital Library
World Digital Library makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. These cultural treasures include manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum publishes a comprehensive series of reports which examine in detail the broad range of global issues it seeks to address with stakeholders as part of its mission of improving the state of the world. Besides reports on its key events and standalone publications such as the Global Competitiveness Report, the Global Risks Report and the Global Gender Gap Report, the Forum produces landmark titles covering the environment, education, individual industries and technologies.