Electronic Resources for Digital Libraries

    1. AGRIS

    AGRIS was created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1974, to facilitate information exchange and to bring together world literature dealing with all aspects of agriculture. AGRIS repository is continuously updated and currently contains over 2.3 million bibliographic references in the AGRIS AP XML format, from 1975 to date. This data is collected from AGRIS resource centers in over 100 countries worldwide.


    AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its co-operators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century. Coverage: 1978-present.

    3. Algebraic & Geometric Topology

    AGT is a fully refereed journal covering all of topology, understood broadly. AGT is published in free electronic format by Geometry and Topology Publications, with papers appearing a few days after acceptance. AGT is freely available online to all users.

    4. American Medical Association (AMA)

    The American Medical Association provides ten scientific journals without charge to developing nations. The titles include The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); Archives of Dermatology; Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery; Archives of General Psychiatry; Archives of Internal Medicine; Archives of Neurology; Archives of Ophthalmology; Archives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery; Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Archives of Surgery.

    5. Analytical Chemistry Web Resources

    A compilation of resources (by Ghirma Moges) useful to support teaching and research in the field of analytical chemistry, including technical and specialized databases, encyclopedias and dictionaries, journals, university departments, organizations, societies, chemical companies and manufacturers, news sources, and much more. There is also a special section devoted to 'Chemistry in Africa' with links to educational and research materials, online textbooks, and other tools and resources for students.

    6. BMJ Journals

    This website provides free access to the electronic version of the British Medical Journal Publishing Group's 28 specialist journals now including Evidence-based journals. These are freely accessible to anybody in the 100 poorest countries in the world. Users should follow the standard subscription procedure as the BMJ subscription system will automatically recognize the origin of access.

    7. CERN

    This site have Over 550,000 bibliographic records, including 220,000 full text documents, of interest to people working in particle physics and related areas. It Covers preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, and much more

    8. Directory of Open Access Journals

    Developed by Lund University Libraries and supported by the Information Program of the Open Society Institute along with SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. The directory contains information about 350 open access journals, i.e. quality controlled scientific and scholarly electronic journals that are freely available on the web.

    9. Electronic Journals Library

    The Electronic Journals Library is a service offered by the University Library of Regensburg to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the Internet. At 1 January 2004 it contained 12,979 titles, among them 1319 online-only journals, covering all subjects, of which 3358 journals can be read full-text free-of-charge.

    10. ERA - Electronic Research Archive

    An international health and e-print server organized by The Lancet. Through ERA, The Lancet is committed to making educational resources accessible to clinicians in resource-poor countries. This electronic research archive in international health enables authors to self-archive research relevant to medicine in the developing world, with subsequent comments on the research posted alongside.

    11. HighWire Press

    HighWire Press works with scholarly societies and responsible publishers to host their content online. HighWire contains over 439,456 free full-text articles as of January 2003. HighWire Press at Stanford University develops and maintains the Web versions of important journals in biomedicine and other disciplines.

    12. PubMed

    PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

    13. Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists allows free access to the online full-text version of its three journals ('British Journal of Psychiatry', 'Psychiatric Bulletin' and 'Advances in Psychiatric Treatment') to 75 different developing countries.