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The Library provides access to other resources some of which are freely available but others require a username and password. Passwords are available from Branch Libraries.

The Africa Portal

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. 

African Journal of Business and Management

The journal aims at disseminating research whose theoretical foundations are in business, management and technology, especially ICT. It provides open access to its content on the principle that “making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge."

African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health (AJM) is a new quarterly peer-reviewed and evidence based journal for all midwives and nurses who wish to keep up-to-date with developments in Africa, in matters relating to midwifery and women's health. The journal provides clinical and professional articles and aims to advance skills, knowledge transfer and academic discussions in all aspects relating to midwifery practice and women's health matters in Africa..Access is through the University campus-wide network.


Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics is a free open access repository of full-text scholarly   literature in agricultural and applied economics including working papers, conference papers and journal   articles.


The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 1900 journals to institutions in 107 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world. Username and password is available from your Library.


Get access to quarterly review of World Archaeology whose archive goes back to 1927. Access is enabled through University of Nairobi network


Open access to 684,153 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.


BioOne provides a unique aggregation of high impact bioscience research journals featuring topics on global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation. Access is through the University campus-wide network.

BMC Biology

BMC Biology is the flagship biology journal of the BMC series, now incorporating 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.

Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians publishes the Clinical Medicine Journal which is available on Open Access one year after publication.  It is read by leading physicians in hospitals across the world. It features articles covering original research, current issues, ethics, law, clinical governance and audit, and also reports on prestigious College lectures and conferences. Access is through the University campus-wide network.

Directory of Open Access Journals

The aim of the directory of open access journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals. Open access journals use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions access fees. All scientific and scholarly subjects are covered. Currently there are 6590 journals in the directory. Access to the journals is free.

Educause Quarterly

EDUCAUSE Quarterly is an online, peer-reviewed, practitioner's journal from EDUCAUSE about managing and using information resources in higher education. EQ is published in an online-only format with multimedia (graphics, live links, audio, and video) and community-building applications that enhance the magazine’s value.

Free Medical Journals

The Free Medical Journals Site which has 2226 journals currently was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet.

HighWire Press

HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 1518 journals, reference works, books, and proceedings.


HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. More than 7,500 information resources (in 30 different languages) are now available to health institutions in 105 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health. Username and password are available from your Branch Library.

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. This is an open access journal but readers are required to register on the site for access.

Kenya Law

Get access to Laws of Kenya, Kenya Law Reports, Kenya Gazette, among other publications through the website of the National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya).


An international health and e-print server organised by The Lancet. Free access is available to pre-print articles and unpublished work. The Lancet is committed to making educational resources accessible to clinicians in resource-poor countries. This electronic research archive in international health enables authors to self-archive research relevant to medicine in the developing world, with subsequent comments on the research posted alongside. Free registration is required. 


Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research. Username and password are available from your Branch Library.


POPLINE®(POPulation information onLINE) contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE is maintained by the K4Health Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, (USAID).

POPLINE has nearly 370,000 records. The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827. The database adds 8,000 records annually.

Public Library of Science (PLoS)

PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. PLoS publishes seven peer-reviewed open-access journals.

Pubmed Central

PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists allows free access to the online full-text version of its three journals; British Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Bulletin, and Advances in Psychiatric Treatment to 75 different developing countries.


WHOLIS is the World Health Organization's library database. Thousands of WHO publications and technical documents in digital format are already available online through WHOLIS. This number will increase as access to WHO materials in all available languages improves with the upcoming implementation of the Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS). IRIS will provide WHO’s information products in digital format from a single location with a multilingual interface. Its content will be freely accessible and searchable initially in the six official languages.