Library Resources

Information on Publishing

Know why you should publish and how to avoid predatory journals

EBSCO Discovery Service

Access the Library's entire collection of information materials from one search point

Academic Integrity

Understand plagiarism, how to avoid it, and how to access plagiarism detection tools

Electronic Books

De Gruyter LIS Books

Get access to 45 electronic books in Library and Information Science predominantly IFLA publications .


Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Online academic edition delivers fast and easy access to high-quality information in a vast range of subject areas. It provides a single point of access to the full text of the Encyclopædia Britannica plus a range of other titles and databases.


Ebrary academic complete offers access to more than fifty thousand electronic books in all subject areas.


Edward Elgar Publishing is one of the largest independent academic book publishers in the Social Sciences and Law. They have agreed to make 5 journals and a collection of 169 ebooks in Development Studies available to select EIFL member countries.

Emerald Business Management and Economics eBook Series

This series currently offers online access to a growing collection of more than 550 volumes from more than 70 book series titles. The series features relevant, international and trusted content in many fields including strategy, economics, accounting and finance and human resource management.

Oxford English Dictionary

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-pronunciation of over a million words both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.


Project MUSE provides online access to almost 500 full-text journals from 140 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links researchers to content from  books, book chapters, journals,  reference books, videos etc. 

Researchers can explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.  Visit the website for more information.

ScienceDirect (ELSEVIER) E-books

ScienceDirect offers 2,002 full-text electronic books across the Physical and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Health Sciences as well as Social Sciences and Humanities.

Science Direct also offers Open Access Journals in humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences


Science Supercourse

Research Method Library of Alexandria provides a research method tool created to help researchers to access extensive information resources on research methods. This is one of the largest and comprehensive collections, representing a one stop Library to answer research methods question. Researchers can explore methods and concepts to help them design and conduct their research.


Springer Ebooks

SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. 

NB: you can access only up to 4,095 titles of the Springer collection of e-books (FULL TEXT) through this site. The accessible ones are marked by green boxes.

Taylor & Francis eBooks

Get access to Taylor and Francis bestselling ebook titles from twelve key subject areas.


Henry Stewart Talks Ltd

Subject Strength: Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Marketing, and Management collection


HST - Libraries in a Digital Age

Subject strength: digital libraries


HST - The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection (TBLSC)

Subject Strength: agriculture & environment, biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, clinical medicine, disease disorders & treatment, methods, immunology, metabolism & nutrition, microbiology, neuroscience, omics & systems biology, pharmaceutical sciences, reproduction & development.


Freely Available Electronic Books


Directory of Open Access Books

Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Books whose primary aim is to increase the discoverability of Open Access books. This directory has more than 750 books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards. The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of the OAPEN Foundation (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.



IEEE/IET Electronic Library Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science; Architecture, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science Information Systems, Software Engineering, Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence.  


IMF elibrary

We are happy to announce that you now have access to IMF eLibrary where you can access a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates, and other economic and financial indicators. The eLibrary provides in-depth, independent analysis on finance, development, macroeconomics, poverty reduction, trade, globalization, and much more


Read, download & share more free eBooks and Journals on the following subject areas:


FreeBooks4Doctors was created to promote the free availability of medical books on the Internet.


Lexis Nexis Legal Library

Lexis Library delivers thousands of trusted legal, tax and regulatory sources, such as: Butterworths, Halsbury’s Laws, Tolley’s, Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law and Civil Court Practice. Plus, wide-ranging primary source materials including all England Law Reports, Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Atkins Court Forms among others.


Medical Student is a digital library of authoritative medical information for all students of medicine. It contains over 250 medical textbooks arranged alphabetically in topics from Anatomy to Urology. Each textbook included is free to use, in part or in whole.

Online Books

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The online books listed on this page have been authored, placed online, and hosted, by a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout the world.

Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers was founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge. It offers online digital editions free of charge so that students, researchers and members of the public who cannot afford a printed edition can still have access to quality research.

Open Textbook

Open Text Book is a registry of textbooks and related materials that are open,  that is free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute. It is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

PROQUEST Academic complete & Library Thing Book cover widget

ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management. For academic, corporate, government, school and public libraries, as well as professional researchers, ProQuest provides services that enable strategic acquisition, management, and discovery of information collections.

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)  which was launched in April 2012 is the official World Bank open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. It contains research from thousands of works including World Bank published books from 2009-2012; all World Development Reports (WDRs) since 1978;  Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) from 2009-2012; Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies from 2009-2012; Journal articles from 2007-2010 published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO).


Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information. It is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet volunteers who write without pay.