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Electronic Resources

Welcome to E-Resources page. On this page is the list of paid and free Subscription Electronic Databases. Please note: On campus access is via GIMPA authentication but Off campus access is via GIMPA and EZproxy authentications.

Alphabetical List of some free and paid subscription Academic Online Databases and Search Engines/Web Portals at GIMPA:





Academic Journals

Multi-Disciplinary and broad-based publisher of 111 peer-reviewed open access Academic journals in Art and Humanities, Engineering, Medical Science, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences





Academic Search Complete

Comprehensive scholarly and multi-disciplinary full-text database hosted on the Ebscohost platform with over 8,500 full-text periodicals (including over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals). It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 12,500 journals and 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for over 1,400 journals.  In addition, the database features PDF content from 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. -search-complete


ACM Digital - Association for Computing Machinery

The most comprehensive full text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of Computing and Information Technology published by ACM from major publishers in computing.  The full text database includes journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters and multimedia titles.

Via IP


Africa Knowledge Project (AKP)

Promotes and disseminates Critical Evidence-Based African-centered (and its Diaspora) peer-reviewed and curated Studies. It is an electronic, full-text resource in the Humanities and Social Sciences.




AGORA - Access Global Online Research In Agriculture

Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)is a free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, Environmental and Social Sciences to public institutions in developing countries. It provides access to up to 6500 journals from the world’s leading academic publishers or


AJOL - African Journals Online

A Multi-Disciplinary Databasewith access to some full text, table of contents and abstracts of over 250 African-published journals within the African Studies, Agriculture & Food Sciences, Aquatic Sciences, Art & Architecture, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics, Earth Sciences, Economics & Development, Education, Environmental Sciences, Finance & Management, Fish & Fisheries, General Science, Health, History, Humanities, Information, Communication& Library Sciences, Language & Literature, Philosophy, Political Science &Law, Psychology& Psychiatry, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Technology, Computer Science& Engineering and Veterinary Science


American Physical Society 

APS publishes 13 leading peer-reviewed journals, three (3) of which are open access. Our collection includes the Physical Review family and Reviews of Modern Physics. Full Text of leading International Physics Research Journals and Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) ( or

via IP

Annual Reviews 

Timely comprehensive collections of Critical Reviews of 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Computer Science, Environment and Resources, Financial Economics,Law, Social Science, Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behaviors, Psychology, Public Health, Resource Economics, Sociology and Statistics.  Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature, indexed by the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Recently partnered with Google Subscriber links to ensure users can access content directly from Google Scholar

via IP

ARDI - Access to Research for Development and Innovation  

Coordinated by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) with partners in the publishing industry to improve and increase access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology for the availability of Scientific and Technical Information in Developing Countries.  Currently with 31 publishers and around 28, 000 journals, books and reference work for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI




BASE-Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

One of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources, BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. One can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access)  

Beech Tree Publishing

Peer-reviewed Academic Journals onImpact Assessmentand Project Appraisal, Research Evaluation, Science and Public Policy.  Full Text with subjects including Agriculture/Food Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Biology/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Business,Engineering/Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Nursing, Social Sciences Philosophy/Linguistics, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology/Psychiatry.  Titles may also be found in Oxford University Press  


This is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher, owned by Springer Science and Business Media, with portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals including Biology, Medicine and Health alongside specialist journals such as Malarial Journal and BMC Infectious Diseases via IP

Bio One

An XML-based aggregate of over 150 full-text of high-impact bioscience research journals from 123 publishers with focus on biological, stem cell research, Ecological and Biodiversity Conservation,Global Warming and Environmental Sciences via IP


Focused and to the point free online textbooks by highly respected professors from top Universities in the World.  Subjects include Economics, Statistics, IT, Engineering and Natural Science via IP

Brill’s Developing Countries Journals

Access to 200 Journal titles including 16 e-only titles and 6 full open access titles with focus on Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and Science selected areas via IP

British Library for Development Studies Digital Library

The BLDS Digital Library enables anyone with an internet connection to search and read full-text publications from the collection of developing country research. With publications dating back to the 1960s, the BLDS Digital Library is a unique resource for students of International Development Studies and those interested in the History of Development. It has the largest library collection of development research in Europe, over 50% published in the global south, many unique holdings and a full text research papers from a range of Southern organizations. It also holds the largest collection of Economic and Social Development Materials in Europe via IP

British Psychological Society (BPS)  

BPS supports and enhances the development and application of Psychology for the greater public good, setting high standards for research, education, and knowledge, and disseminating the knowledge to increase the wider public awareness of Psychology and its importance. via IP

 Cambridge Journal

Full Text and multidisciplinary, devoted to printing and publishing in the furtherance of the acquisition, advancement, conservation, and dissemination of knowledge in all subjects; to the advancement of education, religion, learning, and research; and to the advancement of literature and good letters  

Cochrane Library

A collection of a six high-quality internationally acclaimed databases of independent Evidence-Based Medical systematic reviews to inform healthcare decision-making and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups   


Self-Archive papers in Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Mathematical Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics and Social Science via IP


Subjects includes Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Sciences, Business, Finance & Economics, Education, Food, Drink & Nutrition, General Reference, Health & Medicine, Leadership, Mathematics & Statistics, Psychology, Sciences, Technology    


DATAD-DatabaseofAfrican Theses And Dissertations

A unique African Universities’ Scholarly Resource for Abstracts, Citations and Indexes of Theses and Dissertations.  DATAD includes subjects in ten leading Universities available through the Association of African Universities (AAU) searched by Author, Title, Degree, Supervisor, University, Department, Year of submission and Keywords


Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ)

DOAJ is a community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material. It contains 9000 open access journals covering all areas of Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Science and Humanities  

Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD)

Access to Bibliographic records of Scholarly resources in Open Access including Journals, Conference Proceedings and Academic Repositories  

EBSCO Complete

Multi-disciplinary with over 11,000 full text peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles and access to 8 major databases: Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Medline; Newspaper Source; Health Source: Nursing & Academic and Health Source: Consumer Edition (one can access AAA journals as part of the EBSCOHost Business Source databases). Via IP

Edinburgh University Press

Full Text of over 35 journals across a range of disciplines in the – Humanities, Law, African Studies and Social Sciences

via IP

Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is an information system established for easy access to information about education research. It offers educators and researchers a single source through which to identify and obtain copies of education related documents, articles, books, monographs, tests, manuals and handbooks, bibliographies, statistical reports, conference papers, dissertations and theses, historical materials, yearbooks and translations.

via IP

Edward Elgar Publishing

Elgar online includes scholarly research monographs across Law, Business, Economics and the Social Sciences, research handbooks, companions, dictionaries, encyclopedia and journals

Via IP

Electronic Thesis and Dissertations

Central portal to access original Global Electronic Thesis and Dissertations from originating Institutions


Electronic Dev’t Information System (ELDIS)

Developmental issues including Population and Demography, Health, poverty, agriculture, land use etc.



Multi-disciplinary with Emerald Management Xtra features 140 and Emerald Engineering 15 peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text Journals plus reviews from the World’s Top 300 Accounting & Finance, Business, Computer,Economics, Education, Engineering, Health & Social Care, HR & Organizational Behaviour, Management Science & Operations, Marketing, Property Management & Built Environment, Public Policy & Environment Management, Sociology, Strategy, Tourism & Hospitality, Transport Journals


Encyclopedia Britannica (Academic edition)

It offers an accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. It provides encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.

via IP
Geological Society or  
Google Scholar  
GreenFILE (Ebscohost)  
HeinOnline via IP
Highwire Press  
HST-Libraries in a Digital Age via IP
IMF eLibrary  
Intellect Journals Collection  
IOP - American Institute of Physics  
Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator via IP
Journal Archive  
JSTOR  (aluka incorporated)  
Librarians Index to the Internet via IP
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. or via IP
Mendeley via IP
Merriam – Webster Dictionary via IP
National Academic Press via IP
Nature Publishing Group via IP
Online Access to Research on Environment (OARE) or via IP     
Open DOAR - Directory of Open Access Repoistories via IP
Oxford English Dictionary via IP
Oxford Journals Online (Full Collection) via IP
Oxford Reference Online via IP
Oxford University Press - Oxford Journals via IP
Palgrave Macmillan via IP
Policy Press via IP
Royal College Of Physicians via IP
Royal Society via IP
SAGE or via IP
Sage Research Method Cases via IP
Science and Technology Information System (SIST) Central  
Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) via IP
Society for Industraila and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) via IP
Symposium Journals  
Taylor and Francis via IP
The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) via IP
Topics in Development via IP
University of California Press via IP
University of Chicago Press via IP
Wiley/Blackwell via IP
World Bank e-Library via IP
World Bank or via IP



Free online Law Books


Ghanaian Law   

Some Ghanaian Case laws and Statutes


Some Ghanaian land law decisions:

  3. African Law Library:


European Law 

  1. Case laws from England and Wales:
  3. European Union law     http://
  5. EUR – Lex - Official Journal of the European Union   
  7. International Court of Justice


North American Law                          

Commentary on Canadian Court Decisions

Access to Court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions


Legislation Being Considered By The U.S. Senate

Rules on the U.S. Congress:  http://www.House.Gov/Rules/


Information on the U.S. Congress, with Rules and Procedures

  1. Sources of United States Legal Information in Languages other than English Mark E. Poorman.     http://www.Llrx.Com/Features/Otherthanenglish.Htm
  2. Popular Names of Constitutional Provisions
  3. Public Library of Law

World Legal Information Institute:


Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law:    

  1. Harvard Law Review :
  2. Accessto Law :
  3. Active Legislation from the Senate Site  :http://www.Senate.Gov/Bills
  4. The Foreign Press Center Web Site :http://Fpc.State.Gov
  5. Legal News and Research : http://Jurist.Org

An outstanding web site on the Emerging Legal topics and issues in the news including CNN Legal News

Current Federal Legislation and Regulations http://www.Fas.Org/Sgp/Crs/98-461.Pdf


A Guide to tracking Basic Sources:

International Legal Systems    http://Nyulawglobal.Org/Globalex/Index.Html

Webliographies of International Legal Research from New York University

The Law Library of Congress   http://www.Loc.Gov/Law/Public/Dlr/Index.Html

Redesigned Global Legal Monitor http://www.Loc.Gov/Lawweb/Servlet/Lloc_News?Home


The new Global Legal Monitor with legal developments by topic and by country:

Foreign and International Law Guides

Starting point for researching foreign, international, and comparative law with analysis and references to official printed and online resources         


100 Free Legal Resources

  3. Supreme Court Database:
  5. Searching Supreme Court Decisions?