Open Access E-resources


Z-Library (B-ok Africa)

A library project for file-sharing and providing open access to scholarly journal articles, academic texts and general-interest books


Library Genesis

Library Genesis is a file-sharing based online library website for scholarly journal articles, academic and general-interest books, images, comics, audiobooks, and magazines. The site enables free access to content that is not digitized elsewhere


Journal of Leadership Education (JOLE)

JOLE engages scholars and practitioners who advance leadership education and development. The journal serves as a forum to share teaching and learning advancements, research innovations, and applications.


African Journals Online (AJOL)

Provides access to African-published research papers and journals and increases worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship.


Betham Open

Publishes a number of peer-reviewed, open access journals on all major disciplines of science, medicine, technology and social sciences.


Bioline International

Provides open access to quality research journals on health related matters published in developing countries.



Provides access to a large collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software.


F1000 Research

An Open Research publishing platform for life scientists, offering immediate publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent peer review and the inclusion of all source data.


Free Full PDF

The aim of is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific journals, theses, posters and patents. All scientific subjects are covered and all content are freely available in PDF format.


Free Medical Journals

Provides access to free medical journals on a variety of medical topics such as medical biology, cardiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, genetics, microbiology, neurology, oncology, physiology and many more.


Google scholar

Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. You can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.



IDEAS is a bibliographic database dedicated to Economics It indexes over 2,800,000 items of research, including over 2,600,000 that can be downloaded in full text.


IDRC Digital Library

A repository containing outputs from projects funded by the International Development Research Centre.


International Monetary Fund (IMF) e-library

Contains numerous resources and research publications on finance, economics and development. It simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.


Journals for free

Contains many free journals on a variety of subjects such as health sciences, biological and life sciences, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, agriculture, law, politics, languages, literature, mathematics, statistics, communication, technology and other general multidisciplinary works.


Kenya Journals

Provides free access to research information to the international community without financial, legal or technical barriers. All the journals from this organization will be freely distributed and available from multiple websites.


Kenya Open Data

A portal that makes public the Kenya Government datasets accessible for free to the public in easy reusable formats. This initiative is in support of the Government’s drive to consistently inform and be accountable to its citizens.


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

Dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

Dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).


Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)

Contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.



PeerJ is an award-winning biological and medical sciences journal. It publishes the world’s scientific knowledge through open access licensing. Over 2067 peer-reviewed articles and 2515 preprints published to date.


PLOS (Public Library of Science)

Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to advance progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.



Comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


Science Hub

A global science and technology publisher and provides free access to research articles and latest research information without any barrier to scientific community.Their internationally recognized publishing program covers wide array of science and technology disciplines.


Science Open

A discovery platform with interactive features for scholars to enhance their research in the open, make an impact, and receive credit for it. We provide context building services for publishers, to bring researchers closer to the content than ever before.


The Africa Desk

The Africa Desk is a new portal designed to support collaboration between UK and African researchers by enabling them to locate and make contact with colleagues sharing similar research interests and to identify potential future collaborators.


The National Academies Pres

Contains thousands of downloadable PDF books on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.


Ubiquity Press

An open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data.


World Bank Digital Library

A project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of UNESCO, and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. It makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.


World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.


World Health Organization Library

The collective memory of WHO publications from 1948 onwards containing books and periodical collections that cover public health related subjects.

A global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. It accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world.

IGI Global

An academic publisher at the forefront of advancement for over 30 years, IGI Global OA provides quality, expediate OA publishing with a top-of-the-line production system backed by the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Cochrane Library

Provide improved information on health and health care which are informed by high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence.


Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.


This peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL) focuses on the advancement of the field by publishing the state of the art in both basic and applied research conducted worldwide.

International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)

A Peer Reviewed, Refereed, Indexed and Leading Journal in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics.

Journal of Information Technology Education(JITE)

A peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles on the use of information technology in education.

International Journal of First Aid Education(IJFAE)

This peer-reviewed bi-annual scholarly journal publishes significant evidence-based first aid education research findings, articulates unique and innovative ideas in first aid, challenges current practices and proposed changes, and disseminates information about the latest and best use of educational technologies, modalities, and outcomes measurement.


Book Boon

Contains free downloadable e-books and textbooks on a variety of subjects such as accounting, economics, finance, engineering, IT, programming, languages, marketing, law, statistics, mathematics, natural sciences and management.


Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Increases discoverability of Open Access books.


Directory of Open Access Repository (Open DOAR)

Lists academic open access repositories for end-users who wish to find particular archives or wish to break down repositories by locale, content or other measures.