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Database name Subject Strengths
Springer Link


Architecture & Design, Astronomy, Biomedical Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences & Geography, Economics, Education & Language, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Science & Nutrition, Law, Life Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Statistics
SPIE Digital Library


Astronomy, Communications & Information Technology, Defense & Security, Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing, Energy, Lasers, Light Sources & Illumination, Lithography & Microelectronics, Meteorology, Nanotechnology, Optics, Remote Sensing, Sensors


Newspapers cuttings (International), News, Web-based Publications, Newswires & Press Releases, Magazines & Journals, Industry Trade Press, Company Directories & Profiles, Legal News, Newsletters.
Sage Journals


Management and Organization Studies Collection Humanities and Social Sciences Package, Nursing and Public Health Collection, Science, Technology and Medicine Package, Oncology Collection, Health Sciences Package, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collection, Clinical Medicine Package and many more
Cambridge University PressCambridge

African Studies, Agriculture, American Studies, Animal Science, Aquatic Science, Archaeology and Anthropology, Architecture, Asian Studies, Australasian Studies, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Ecology and Conservation, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, General Interest, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Language and Linguistics, Latin American Studies, Law, Literary Studies, Materials Research, Mathematics, Medical Policy, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Molecular Biology, Music and Performance Studies, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Science, Plant Science, Politics and International Relations, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counseling, Religious Studies, Social Studies
Edinburgh University Pressdownload

Archaeology, Botany, Film & Media Studies, History, Islamic Studies, Language & Linguistics, Law, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, Science & Social Science, Scottish Studies
OECD Library


Economics, Energy,Environment, Social science


social sciences and humanities, business, nursing, medicine and allied health


Computer Science, Engineering, Library and Information Sciences, Marketing, Management
Chicago Journals



Economics, Education, Humanities, Law, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences


Ethics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hematology, Human Anatomy, Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine Law, General Microbiology, Ethics, Gastroenterology, Genetics Geriatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics Hematology, Human Anatomy,Medicine, Nursing and many more…


Applied physics, Computer science, Condensed matter and materials science, High energy and nuclear physics, Mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics, Measurement science and sensors, Medical and biological sciences, Optical, atomic and molecular physics, Physics education, Plasma physics and many more…
American Physical Society>


The Cochrane Library


Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hematology, Human Anatomy, Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine Law, General Microbiology, Ethics, Gastroenterology, Genetics Geriatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics Hematology, Human Anatomy,Medicine, Nursing and many more…
Wiley Online Library


Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Science, Architecture & Planning, Art & Applied Arts, Business, Economics, Finance & Accounting, Chemistry, Computer Science & Information Technology, Earth, Space & Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Law & Criminology, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry & Healthcare, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and many more…
Edward Elgar Journals


Asian Studies Business and Management, Development Studies, Economics and Finance, Education, Environment, Geography, Innovation and Technology, Law - Academic Law - Professional Politics and Public Policy, Research Methods, Social Policy and Sociology Urban and Regional Studies
Optical Society America


Optics and Photonics
World Bank eLibrary


Agriculture, Communities & Human Settlements, Conflict & Development, Culture & Development, Education, Energy, Environment, Finance & Financial Sector Development, Gender, Governance, Health, Nutrition & Population, Industry, Information & Communication Technologies, Infrastructure Economics & Finance, International Economics & Trade, Law & Development, Macroeconomics & Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction, Private Sector Development, Public Sector Development, Rural Development, Science & Technology Development, Social Development, Social Protections & Labor, Transport, Urban Development, Water Resources, Water Supply & Sanitation and many more…


Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology/Applied microbiology, Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biophysics, Economics, Entomology/pest control, Environment/Ecology/Natural Resources, Fisheries/Aquatic science and Food science.


Biotechnology, botany, climate change, ecology, energy, environmental chemistry, environmental economics, environmental engineering and planning, environmental law and policy, environmental toxicology and pollution, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, urban planning, zoology


Economics, History, Political science, Archeology, African Studies, Music, Art & Art History, Business, Ecology & Botany, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics
BioMed central picha11 AIDS Research and Therapy, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC International Health and Human Rights, BMC Public Health, Chinese Medicine
INFORMSpicha11 Decision Analysis, Interfaces, Information Systems Research, computing, Transaction in education, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science, Marketing Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Organization Science, Service Science, Strategy Science, Transportation Science.
IMF eLibrarypicha11 Business and Economics, Law, Medical, Nature, Political Science, Social Science, Technology and Engineering.
Project Muse


Provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
SciFinder scifinder Chemistry, biological sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science and agricultural science.
The Lyell Collection


Largest integrated collections of online Earth science literature
eLibrary USA All subject areas
American Institute of Physics Physics and the related sciences, AIP Publishing’s suite of publications includes 17 journals, three of which are published in partnership with other organizations; magazines, including AIP’s flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series.
Royal Society of Chemistry Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books
ANNUAL REVIEWS Annual Reviews publications provide authoritative and comprehensive review articles in biomedical, life, physical and social sciences
BMC Biology Journal of Biology, the premier biology journal of BioMed Central, and publishes peer-reviewed research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology and biomedical sciences, as well as full reviews, opinion pieces, commentary and questions and answers on topics of special or topical interest.
Database name Subject Strengths

All subject areas
Taylor & Francis eBooks


Business and Economics, Asian Studies, History, Media, Psychology, Linguistics, Geography, Politics, Architecture, Religion, Classics
De Gruyter Library and Information Science eBooks


Library and Information Science
Open Access
Database name Subject Strengths
Directory of Open Access Journals pich3 All subject areas

Directory of Open Access Books picha4 All subject areas
Public Library of Science


Publisher of several open access journals in medicine e.g. PLOS One, PLOS Genetics etc.
Directory of Open Access Repositories



List of world repositories archiving scholarly materials and peer-reviewed journal of interdisciplinary nature. Covers all subjects areas.

Economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science
Free Medical Journals

Medical, Biology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Genetics Microbiology, Neurology, Oncology, Physiology and more...
Kenya Open Data Initiative This site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. Access national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just a taste of what's to come.
Kenya Law Reports


Official Law Reports of Kenya and the Kenya Gazette

22 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.
Swahili Forum

International peer reviewed journal for Swahili Studies. Published since 1994 its purpose is to provide a platform for research on all aspects of Swahili language, culture and society, including book reviews pertaining to these topics.
Journals 4 Free

Health Sciences, Biology and Life Sciences, Technology and Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Food Sciences, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Education, Business and Economics, Law and Politics, Languages and Literatures, Earth Sciences, History and Archaeology, Behavioral Sciences, Philosophy and Religion, Environmental Sciences, Arts and Architecture, Communication and Information, Physics and Astronomy, Chemical Sciences, General and Multidisciplinary Works
International journal of interactive mobile technologies

The objective of the iJIM journal is to publish and discuss fundamentals, applications and experiences in the field of interactive mobile technologies in learning and teaching as well as in industrial and other applications. (open access journal but readers are required to register on the site for access.)

Open access for Africa is a search engine that filters your search to prioritize results from open access journals and databases in Nursing and Medicine. It offers an orientation on how to optimize online searching and provides links to free access journals and databases. Resources featured in this guide include journals with full-text access, free medical textbooks, free databases, best search strategies and information about partnering institutions in Africa.

Addiction Resource provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support.
Site name Subject Strengths

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Courseware Name Subject Strengths
Open Yale Courses

Provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)

Publication of virtually all MIT course content. View lecture notes in text, audio or video
Intranet Access
Database Name Subject Strengths

General agriculture, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, rural development, plant breeding, pathology, entomology, natural resources and many more

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Bioinformatics content and tools

Intranet Link