The library provides Open Access Resources access to quality scholarly information;

LibHub Open: SemperTool Open Discovery System; (
Courtesy of USAID (United States Agency for International Development), in conjunction with specialists from Tennessee State University and others from Denmark, University Libraries in Uganda were availed the above tool. Essentially, the tool brings together all subscribed and free access resources available to a particular institution at a simple, single, searchable interface freeing the users from the need to cram numerous passwords.

Resources in this tool are IP (Internet Protocol) based; meaning they are only available on computers connected to Gulu University Network. Currently thirty three subscribed high quality resources are available for searching through this tool.

The resources below are available to Users courtesy of International collaborations by User Name and Password. Users may consult the e-resources Librarian in the Main Library for the access details after signing a Usage Policy Agreement:

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a digital collection of research journals for agriculture and related sciences. Researchers, students and librarians can discover and access thousands of full text articles offline. Institutions require to have a recognizable internet protocol (IP) address.

The Health Inter-Network Research Initiative (HINARI) Programme is collaboration between the WHO, publishers and other health care content owners intended to provide biomedical and health care research and guideline information to nonprofit academic and research institutions in low income countries. As such these resources are heavily subsidized. Continued access depends on stringent non-disclosure of provided passwords. Gulu University has been a beneficiary since 2004.

a )AGORA; (
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a sister programme to HINARI. The programme in collaboration between FAO, publishers and other Agricultural content owners intended to provide agricultural and related disciplines research information to nonprofit academic and research institutions in low income countries.

 b) Research4life; (
Empowers Universities and colleges, government ministries as well as non-governmental agencies with access to scientific knowledge through trainings.

 c) OARE; (
Access to Research in Environment (OARE): Online access to research in environment with the help of United Nations Environment Programme and major publishers. These resources help developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collection of environmental science research.

d) ARDI; (
Access to Research for Development and Innovations (ARDI).  Provides access to research for development and innovation program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in publishing industry. It aims at increasing the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. Improve access to scholarly literature from the field of technology with the aim of reinforcing capacity of developing countries to participate in global knowledge.

Biomedcentral; (
For 15 years, They we have been making scientific research freely accessible and discoverable through partnerships, innovation and collaboration with the scientific community. Dedicated to open research, they now publish over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health.

Directory of Open Access Journals; (
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages.

Directory of Open Access Books; (
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a service of 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. The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discover-ability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvest-able in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact.

Pubmed; (
PubMed comprises more than 25 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.

Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

SabinetAfrican Electronic Publications; (
This platform provides a researcher with a single entry point to seamlessly search Sabinet’s reference products. Sabinet’s established client base includes a wide array of local and international libraries, as well as public and private organisations, who have all partnered with us over the years to design and implement customised solutions tailored to meet their specific needs. This partnership and the ongoing dialogue we develop with our valued clients is key to our success.