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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:

 

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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

 

 

http://www.academic journals.org

 
 

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.

 

 

https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/academic -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.

 

http://dl.acm.org

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.

 

http://www. africaknowledgeproject.org/

 
 

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

 

www.aginternetwork.org or http://www.fao.org/agora/en/

 
 

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

 

 

 

http://www.ajol.info/

 
 

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)

 

http://www.aps.org (publish.aps.org or http://prola.aps.org/search)

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

 

 

 

http://www.annualreviews.org or http://arjournals.annualreview.org

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

 

http://www.wipo.int/ardi/en/

 
 

 

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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)

http://www.base-search.net/about.en/  
 

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

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/beech  
 

BioMed CENTRAL

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

www.biomedcentral.com/developingcountries 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

 http://www.bioone.org via IP
 

Bookboon

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

http://bookboon.com/ 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

http://www.inasp.info 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

 http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle 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.

http://www.bps.org.uk/ via IP
 
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 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

 

http://journals.cambridge.org/  
 

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

http://www.cochranelibrary.com   
 

 Cogprints 

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

http://cogprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ via IP
 

CREDO

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

www.credoreference.com    
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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

www.doaj.org  
 

Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD)

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

http://road.issn.org/en  
 
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EBSCO Complete http://search.ebscohost.com Via IP
 
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eupjournals.com via IP
 
Education Resources Information Center http://www.eric.ed.gov via IP
 
Edward Elgar Publishing www.elgaronline.com Via IP
 
Electronic Thesis and Dissertations    
 
Electronic Dev’t Information System (ELDIS) http://www.eldis.org  
 
EMERALD http://www.emeraldinsight.com  
 
Encyclopedia Britannica (Academic edition) http://www.eb.com via IP
 
G
Geological Society http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/ or http://www.lyellcollection.org  
 
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/  
 
GreenFILE (Ebscohost) http://www.greeninfoonline.com  
 
H
HeinOnline http://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome via IP
 
Highwire Press http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl  
 
HINARI http://www.who.int/hinari/en/ via IP
 
HST-Libraries in a Digital Age http://www.inasp.info via IP
 
I
IEEE   http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp  
 
IMF eLibrary http://www.elibrary.imf.org  
 
InTech  http://www.intechopen.com/  
 
Intellect Journals Collection http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/index/  
 
IOP - American Institute of Physics http://www.aip.org/pubs  
 
J
Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp via IP
 
Journal Archive www.journalarchive.jst.go.jp  
 
JSTOR  (aluka incorporated) http://www.jstor.org/  
 
L
Librarians Index to the Internet  http://lii.org via IP
 
M
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. http://www.liebertpub.com or http://www.liebertonline.com via IP
 
Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com via IP
 
Merriam – Webster Dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com via IP
 
N
National Academic Press   http://www.nap.edu via IP
 
Nature Publishing Group http://www.nature.org via IP
 
O
Online Access to Research on Environment (OARE) www.oaresciences.org or http://www.oare.org via IP     
 
Open DOAR - Directory of Open Access Repoistories www.doaj.org via IP
 
Oxford English Dictionary www.oed.com via IP
 
Oxford Journals Online www.oxfordjournals.org (Full Collection) via IP
 
Oxford Reference Online www.oxfordreference.com via IP
 
Oxford University Press - Oxford Journals  http://www.oup.co.uk via IP
 
P
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave-journals.com via IP
 
Policy Press http://www.policypress.co.uk via IP
 
PROJECT MUSE http://muse.jhu.edu via IP
 
R
Royal College Of Physicians http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rcop/cm via IP
 
Royal Society     http://royalsocietypublishing.org via IP
 
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SAGE http://online.sagepub.com or http://www.sagepub.com/journalsIndex.nav via IP
 
Sage Research Method Cases http://srmo.sagepub.com/cases via IP
 
Science and Technology Information System (SIST) Central http://sist-prototype.sist-sciencesdev.net  
 
Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) http://www.scielo.org via IP
 
Society for Industraila and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) http://www.scielo.org via IP
 
Symposium Journals http://www.symposium-journals.co.uk/  
 
T
Taylor and Francis http://www.tandfonline.com via IP
 
The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) www.teeal.org/ via IP
 
Topics in Development http://www.cgdev.org/section/topics via IP
 
U
University of California Press http://www.ucpress.edu/ via IP
 
University of Chicago Press http://www.press.uchicago.edu via IP
 
W
Wiley/Blackwell http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/browse/publications via IP
 
World Bank e-Library http://elibrary.worldbank.org via IP
 
World Bank http://data.worldbank.org or http://wdronline.worldbank.org via IP

 

FREE LEGAL RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

Free online Law Books       http://bookboon.com/en/law-ebooks

 

Ghanaian Law   

Some Ghanaian Case laws and Statutes

  1. www.jtighana.org
  2.  
  3. http://cases.ghanalegal.com/

Some Ghanaian land law decisions:

  1. www.commonlii.org/gh/cases/GHLL/
  2.  
  3. African Law Library: www.africanlawlibrary.net

 

European Law 

  1. Case laws from England and Wales: www.bailii.org
  2.  
  3. European Union law     http:// europa.eu
  4.  
  5. EUR – Lex - Official Journal of the European Union   
  6.     
  7. International Court of Justice     www.icj-cij.org

 

North American Law                          

Commentary on Canadian Court Decisions      http://canliiconnects.org/en/

Access to Court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions http://www.canlii.org/en/index.html

 

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 http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/consticlauses.html
  3. Public Library of Law    http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx

World Legal Information Institute: http://worldlii.org

 

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

  1. Harvard Law Review :http://harvardlawreview.org
  2. Accessto Law : www.accesstolaw.com
  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

http://www.Americanbar.Org/Groups/Departments_Offices/Legal_Technology_Resources/Resources/Free_Journal_Search.Html

The new Global Legal Monitor with legal developments by topic and by country: http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?allJuris

Foreign and International Law Guides  http://www.loc.gov/law/help/foreign.html

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

 

100 Free Legal Resources

  1. http://www.criminaljusticeusa.com/blog/2008/100-free-diy-legal-resources-on-the-web/
  2.  
  3. Supreme Court Database: http://scdb.wustl.edu/
  4.  
  5. Searching Supreme Court Decisions? :www.supremecourt.gov