Internet and E-Resource Services
Ebrary: Provides access to multidisciplinary Collection of books
Note: Get Passwords from the e-resources Librarian. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
American National Biography Online is the premier biographical work on people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. You'll find profiles of more than 19,000 men and women from all walks of American life, from the well-known to the infamous to the obscure.
Explore the lives of over 57,000 people worldwide who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years from the 4th-century BC Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal.
An award-winning resource on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day
Offers over 55,000 articles on people and places, instruments and techniques, genres and styles.
The International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC), accessed through Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. In-depth information includes: Headnote, Summary of case facts and judicial holdings, Full text of the opinion of the court, Analytical commentary from scholarly experts, Accurate translations into English of key passages of non-English decisions, List of cases and instruments cited, and other stages in the same proceedings
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books
Offers access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject from Art to Zoology.
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 4,600 Oxford books in the humanities, social sciences, sciences medicine, and law. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and at least 500 new and recently-published books are added each year.
Maklib subscribes for the ICT and Engineering eBooks (2014 publications), and Business & Economics and Social Science & Law eBooks (2015 publications)
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.
By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:
Currently, 17 publishers provide access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI.
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 more than 3500 key journals and 3300 books to 2500 institutions in 116 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.
HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 29,000 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.
OARE enhances environmental research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions in more than 100 countries benefitting many thousands of environment researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students.
OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Contain digital collections that preserve and provide access of intellectual output of an institution, and content varies i.e. could be open or closed, though open is encouraged today.Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded there. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.
As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents
Open Access Journal
HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries that produces the online versions of peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. Resources include a vast database of full-text scholarly, high-impact materials.
Current article of EPS are also available on Springer Open at:http://www.earth-planets-space.com/
Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access to the intellectual output of an institution.” Contents in IR vary, some could be open or closed, though open is encouraged.
Mak IR is a collection of scholarly output of by researchers of Makerere University, including scholarly articles and books, electronic theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports and digitised library collections. It is the official Institutional Repository (IR) of Makerere University.
Provides access to theses and dissertations generated by a variety of harvesters and search engines in cooperation with the NDLTD--Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
Requires one to register. Provides access to over 350,000 UK doctoral theses
Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access the intellectual output of a Subject area, Contents vary. Full text or bibliographic. Most of them are open access, examples,
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Open Access Educational Resources/Courseware
Provide open access learning objects: Quiz, Syllabi, course outline, notes, presentations, simulations, games, videos, podcasts etc. Mostly feature a community of users. Among others, these include:
Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge for teachers and learner Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials made freely available online. Grouped by subject area and grade
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world
Tufts University is committed to offering the world's learners free access to its many academic resources. Tufts OpenCourseWare (OCW) seeks to capitalize on the potential of the internet to eliminate borders and geographic distance as obstacles to the instantaneous exchange of knowledge and new ideas. Unlike distance learning programs that charge tuition, provide formal instruction and limit participation, OpenCourseWare offers all course materials free to everyone with online access.
Public Domain Resources
These include works that are out of copyright. These include among others:
Allows free download eBooks from kindle, android, ipad, nook, epub or read online.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.