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 to view the electronic resource site.



Database Name Subject Strengths


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 Press

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 Press

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


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.


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 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 

All subject areas

Directory of Open Access Books 

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
View roads, rivers, cities, towns, villages, countries etc. Also get the longitude and latitude of locations.
View roads, rivers, cities, towns, villages, countries etc. Also get the longitude and latitude of locations.


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