Open Access Library
Welcome to the Virtual University of Uganda’s Open Access Library, a vast collection of resources that support both student learning and staff research. Open Access Library content is free and open to the general public. The following is a list of on-line books and journals that are available for download or to read on-line.
The Institute of Development Studies, hosted by the university of Sussex at is an excellent resource for full-text books and journal articles on health, governance, environment, globalization, public health, women’s studies, public policy, micro-finance, and much more.
Hosted by Stanford University, contains articles from a vast range of journals. Many recent articles are free while others are available after 12 months. Journals on epidemiology, health education, health policy and planning, health promotion, physiology, research, computer science, medicine, agriculture, ecology, political science, and economics.
From the University of New South Wales in Australia. A portal to a vast amount of resources on public health in Africa. A good site for specific resources on communicable diseases, human resources for health, health services management, emergency health management, business, economics, and international affairs. The site also covers law, religion, engineering, social sciences, business, politics, economics, development studies, and sustainable development.
Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. An easily navigable central access for over 35,000 books hosted by the University of Pennsylvania; search by author, subject, or title for books on social sciences, political science, medicine, religion, history, education, music, and health.
Hosted by Columbia University Libraries is a collection of internet resources on Africa; the site also hosts a comprehensive portal for United Nations Agencies on Africa, a useful collection of official documentation on institutional development.
The Centre for International Development at the London School of Economics hosts an excellent selection of working papers on development.
International Documentation Network of the Great African Lakes Region is an archive of local and international documents from the early 1990s to the present; search in English.
Hesperian is dedicated to publishing for community health and empowerment and provides a good selection of full-text health books from eBrary including: Where There is No Doctor, Where Women Have No Doctor, Water for Life, and Global Health Watch.
A large number of e-resources on epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, ethics, occupational health, Primary Health Care, and more. Country reports and clinical resources are also featured on these pages.
The International Development Research Centre in Canada is an excellent resource which provides full-text books (download the PDF, read the e-book, or buy it) on all aspects of development: gender, economics, governance, politics, democracy, global health, environment and health, health systems research, population and health; browse by theme.
The Open Access Digital Library delivered by Gold Rush Electronic Resource Management System offers 4,000 full-text books and journals in various subjects; type a browse term and read.
Digital Commons offers a substantial range of Open Access books in the following categories: business, education, medicine and health sciences, environmental science, communication, economics, public affairs, policy and administration, and sociology.
The University of Colorado’s Peer Reviewed Journals offers numerous journals in: business, computer science, ecology, economics, education, environmental science, gender, health management, human resources for health, media and communication, medicine, nutrition, political science, and sociology.
The world's largest scholarly, multi-discipline database with critical research designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains unmatched, full-text coverage in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer sciences, medical sciences, social sciences, psychology, and humanities.
Free Medical Journals is dedicated to the promotion of free full-text access to medical journals over the Internet. It currently covers 430 journals in medicine and health sciences.
At the Open Courseware Consortium courses from MIT, the Open University of the Netherlands, the University of Michigan, and the University of the Western Cape, and many other international universities are available; use “course search” and type public health or development.
Open Research Online is an open access repository of the Open University’s peer-reviewed published research outputs. The repository serves the dual purpose of recording the University’s research activity and, where possible, making the full text of the research publicly available.