Resources

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES

OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, original, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. These resources are available online with very relevant online articles in the various academic disciplines. The library provides Open Access Resources access to quality scholarly information;

Directory of Open Access Journals; (https://www.doaj.org/)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages. DOAJ provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals Subject areas; Agriculture, Geography, History, Political sciences, social sciences, Technology Naval Sciences, medicine, Law etc

Directory of Open Access Books; (http://www.doabooks.org/)
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. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

Free Full PDF (http://www.freefullpdf.com)
Allows download to free scientific publications in the fields of Life sciences ,health science, physics sciences, mathematics, social sciences & humanities etc.

World Wide Science (http://www.worldwidescience.org)
This is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries.

HighWire Free Full PDF (http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/devecon.dtl)
This offers free online access to developing economies, with a list limited to journals published online with assistance of HighWire press

Directory of Open Access Repositories (http://www.opendoar.org/index.html)
Lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

FreeTechBooks (http://www.freetechbooks.com/)
Database of Free / Open Access Online Computer Science Books, Textbooks, and Lecture Notes. This site lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet. Throughout this site, other terms are used to refer to a book, such as ebook, text, document, monogram or notes.

OAPEN Library (http://oapen.org/content/)
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

NDLTD Global ETD Search (http://search.ndltd.org/index.php)Central portal to search and locate Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) from universities around the world.

BookSC (http://booksc.org/)The world’s largest scientific articles store. 50,000,000+ articles for free.

BookZZ (http://bookzz.org/)This is one of the largest online libraries in the world with books in many disciplines such as Medicine agriculture ,computer science Humanities etc

ERIC; Institute of Education Sciences (https://eric.ed.gov/)ERIC is an online library of education research and information. Sponsored by the institute of Science of the US Department of Education.

LAW RESOURCES

Southern African Legal Information Institute (https://www.saflii.org.za)Current and historical versions of acts, consolidated, and regulations since 1993 (1309 acts). Work in conjunction with University of Pretoria. The Southern African Legal Information Institute publishes legal information for free public access which comprises mainly of case law from South Africa. SAFLII also hosts legal materials from other countries in the region which are obtained through partnerships, collaborative efforts and more recently through linking to other Legal Information Institutes established in these regions.

Laws of South Africa (University of Pretoria Law library) (http://www.lawsofsouthafrica.up.ac.za/)Current and historical versions of acts, consolidated, and regulations, amendments included. Supply Saflii. Updated or consolidated legislation. All amendments are included, “Current legislation” gives you access to the latest or “in force” version, Regulations to Acts. Using Historical versions of Acts and Regulations, or “Point-in-time” legislation makes it possible to look at a piece of legislation as it was at a particular time. For example – if a matter arose or occurred in June 2005 one would need to use the version of the applicable Act for that time. If it was a liquidation or sequestration matter one would consult the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936, using the appropriate chronological period, or the appropriate historical version.

South African Government (http://www.gov.za/)‘Documents’ option for all legislation and also national & provincial departments for specific post 1993 legislation – original government gazette version not updated and consolidated.

South Africa’s By-laws (https://openbylaws.org.za/)Freely-available because everyone has a right to know the law, Easy to read so that they’re easier to understand, Easy to share to spread knowledge and understanding.

Kenya Law (http://www.kenyalaw.org/kl/index.php?id=81)Where legal information is public knowledge

INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES

University of Nairobi (http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/)

Kenyatta University (http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/)

Strathmore University (https://su-plus.strathmore.edu/)

RESEARCH4LIFE PROGRAMMES

HINARI (Health Information) (http://www.who.int/hinari/en/)The 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.

AGORA (http://www.fao.org/agora/en/) Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a sister programme to HINARI. The Programme is 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.

OARE (www.unep.org/oare)(Online Access to Research on Environment)’This programme is coordinated by the United Nations Environment programme (UNEP) as the lead agency. It provides environmental research and information to non profit academic and research institutions, governmental and policy machining departments in low income countries.

TEEAL: The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (172.16.0.9)Is a digital collection of research journals for Agriculture and related Sciences. TEEAL is made available via the Gulu University Local Area Network (LAN). This enables Researchers, Students, Faculty and Librarians to discover and access thousands of full-text PDF articles without the use of the Internet. However, you are required to have a browser on your working device for you to access the platform.

NOTE: RESEARCH4LIFE PROGRAMMES REQUIRE A USERNAME AND PASSWORD. For any inquiries, please seek guidance for ICT/E-Resource Section of the library OR contact the librarian [s.ukeck@gu.ac.ug].