Databases and directories

African Digital Library (ADL) – hosted by EBSCOhost

Requires free online registration. Once registered with the ADL, users are directed to EBSCOhost where users have the option to read e-books online or to download full-text books.

AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics

Bentham Open

Includes more than 230 peer-reviewed open access journals and covers all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.

Digital Public Library of America

Multidisciplinary. Over 5,440,000 item records.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

A directory of academic peer-reviewed books from more than 60 different publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

A collection of 9770 full-text scientific and scholarly journals from all over the world, of which almost 5700 journals are searchable at article level.

SciTech Connect

A collection of more than 58,000 full-text DOE research and development reports in biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, and renewable energy.


Includes more than 2,000 academic journals, along with thousands of monographs and other materials.

Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Open Research Online

Contains journal articles, book and individual book chapters, theses and conference papers from the Open University’s peer-reviewed research outputs. Requires free registration to the Open University’s site.

Project MUSE

Covers full-text scholarly journals and books from many of the world’s leading university presses and societies.

Scholars Portal

Includes articles form almost 16,000 full text journals. Multidisciplinary.


is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the web. It links to over 4,188650 sites and has over 1,022,555 categories.


Commerce & Development

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

13,000 research works including annual reports, journal articles, policy papers, and analytical papers.


A weekly digital newspaper covering the traditional and online travel market. It provides information, commentary, market intelligence and analysis for anyone in, or running an online travel business.

World Tourism Organization (WTO)

It is a leading international organisation in the field of travel and tourism and is a practical source of tourism know-how. The site contains statistics and publications, a news release service, events listing and an online bookshop of WTO publications.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Directory of Economic, Commodity and Development Organizations

Guide to regional economic organizations and to inter-governmental commodity and development organizations.

United Nation Human Development Reports

Contains national human development reports from over 250 countries and regions.

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

The DBSA publishes diverse reports, working papers, technical papers and the Development Southern Africa journal.

Glossary of International Economics

Engineering & Bio Science

A web portal with online calculators, tables of mathematical and physical properties,free downloadable programs as well as links to search engines, books and journal articles.

Teaching Resources for All Engineering Disciplines
AFSCME Fact Sheets

Online resources for Occupational Health and Safety laws, work-site inspections, statistics, chemical hazards, ergonomics, infectious diseases, and further research.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Valuable website for information on health and health systems, statistics, policy statements, and information by OECD nations.

World Health Organisation (WHO): Occupational Health

Provides policy papers on workplace health and safety as well as health protection and income security.

Agricultural Business Management

Farm business and financial planning

Business plans, account management, benchmarking and planning for farming businesses.

Livestock farming business calculators

Online tools to give you a snapshot of how changes in feed, forage and other costs for beef cattle and sheep will affect your net margins

Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC)
A voluntary alliance and partnership of nearly 60 member institutions and organizations working to offer quick and reliable access to quality agricultural information and sources.


Teacher education

Tools for Student-Centered Learning

Free tools and resources from Intel Education

Free Teacher Resources

A broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning.

Research for Teachers

Contains more than 50 summaries, each appraised, selected on topics such as curriculum, inclusion, management of learning, teachers’ professional learning, and teaching and learning

Law & Humanities

The World Law Guide

Legislation, law firms, courts and cases, law schools, and journal articles, per country

World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network

Large collection of links compiled by criminal justice specialists and librarians. Provides sections on reference sources, statistics, conferences, newsletters, blogs, and links arranged by country.

A guide to assist social workers in accessing scholarly research

The Social Work Action Network (SWAN)

Articles, newsletters, conferences,events and free access to internet resources