Pwani University subscribes to a number of worldwide electronic resources, which give access to thousands of electronic journals and books.

eResources List:-

            1. eJournals

            2. eBooks

            3. Open Access

            4. Maps

            5. Open Courseware (Free Lecture Notes/Videos)

            6. Intranet Access

NB. Click on the Database Name or Logos (images) to view the electronic resource site.



Database Name

Subject Strengths

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, Sensor

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

OECD Library

Economics, Energy, Environment, Social science



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…


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

AIDS Research and Therapy, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC International Health and Human Rights, BMC Public Health, Chinese Medicine


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 eLibrary

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.

SciFinderⁿ|SciFinderⁿ Registration


Chemistry, biological sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science and agricultural science. (Access Support & Training Materials)

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 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.



OpenDOAR is the quality-assured, global Directory of Open Access Repositories. You can search and browse through thousands of registered repositories based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.

Access to Research for Development & Innovation (ARDI)


Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) supports researchers in creating and developing new solutions to scientific and technical challenges faced locally and globally. The database provides access to nearly 10,000 journals, books from 17 publishers and reference works for nearly 107 developing countries through ARDI. Get in touch with the college Librarian for user name and password


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 nameSubject Strengths
Directory of Open Access Journals 

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  Books
Covers all subjects areas. 31884 Academic peer-reviewed books from 405 publishers
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.
Edinburgh University Press
Publish books and journals across a range of subject areas in the humanities and social sciences.
Geological Society  

Covers the geosciences e-resources.  It shares the courtyard with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Linnean Society of London
Sage Research Methods  

Subject Strengths: research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative, cases, videos, datasets 
University of Chicago Press

The journals present original research from international scholars in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Biological and Medical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.
Oxford Journals
2020 oxford journal collection- 357 high quality journals in social sciences, humanities, life sciences, medicine, mathematics, physical sciences, and Law
Henry Stewart Talks Ltd
Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Marketing and Management collection
HST – The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection (TBLSC)  
Agriculture & environment, biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, clinical medicine, disease disorders & treatment, methods, immunology, metabolism & nutrition, microbiology, neuroscience, omics & systems biology, pharmaceutical sciences, reproduction & development
E-duke journals scholarly collection
African studies, anthropology, art & art history, asian studies, criticism & theory, cultural studies, economics, education, environmental humanities, ethnography, european studies, fiction & poetry, film & media studies, gender & sexuality studies, literary studies,
Euclid Prime Collection
Applied mathematics, statistics, theoretical mathematics  
HeinOnline Core Package for EIFL contains the constitutional histories for 170+ countries, a large collection of historic books and monographs on legal history. Subject coverage: Law…
Mathematical Sciences Publishers Journal
Provides free access to MSP’s journals, open to libraries in these 29 countries: Subject coverage: Mathematics, mechanics & engineering
OpenEdition Journals

Is a bundle of 175 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, published by university presses and small academic publishers.  


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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