Academic Search Engines
Open Access Sites
Africa Journals Online
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Electronic Journals Library
JSTOR (SJTI portal)
List of academic databases and search engines
Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE)
Open Access Library
Philosophy Ethics Humanities in Medicine
The free library
Theology Open access resources
Collections that are free for most African Researchers (or to researchers from low income countries)
A collection of data from around the world on or relating to Africa
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI)
HINARI is for Access to Research in Health
Works in the same way as AGORA above
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)
The African Digital Library (ADL)
A collection of electronic books (eBooks) that can be accessed and used free-of-charge by anyone living on the African continent
The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
Collections that are free to all users
A list of Madagascan published journals including archives, conference reports, theses and other papers
African Portal Library
Over 3000 Open Access books, journals and digital documents relating to African policy issues can be found here
Free Medical Journals
Open Doar: Directory of Open Access Repositories
An authoritative directory of academic open access repositories
A free of charge, online research platform with meta-data of around 35 million articles and publications and tens of thousands of full-texts available, focused on the sciences but open to all disciplines. ResearchGATE also acts as a social networking platform where information on jobs, conferences and new publications can be shared between individuals and groups.
SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online
A model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific
Other useful links
Was a founding Member of the WWS Alliance, the multilateral governance structure for WorldWideScience.org, which is a global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of global science sources.
Anti-plagiarism and detection tool
A free-to-download anti-plagiarism and detection tool. Useful for editors and authors alike.
A global research community that provides networking, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries.
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)
This link allows you to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters by simply cutting and pasting the reference list into the box provided on the page. You may use the form with any reference style, although the tool works most reliably if references are formatted in a standard style.
Aims to provide information on all things Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Information to learn about and benefit from Open Educational Resources (OER)
The Africa Portal
An online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa.
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
An independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, and is the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent.
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) System
For identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI® names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They act as a URL and allow the article/object in question to be found on the net even if it regularly moves location.
The Science and Development Network
News, views and information about science, technology and the developing world.