Global Health: Resources by Country

Resources by Country


HINARI is a free or low-cost digital library of electronic journals, databases and online books that is available to institutions in low- to middle-income countries. Browse lists of electronic journals by subject, title, or publisher, or search a customized version of PubMed with citations that are available through the HINARI collection.

Individuals cannot register for HINARI, but your institution can. Check with your librarian or at the HINARI registered institutions list. See the HINARI eligibility criteria for more information.

Extensive training materials are available, including short videos designed for HINARI users and materials for those leading HINARI training sessions.

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OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) is a public-private consortium designed to improve access to scientific research in low- and middle-income countries by providing high quality, timely, relevant, environmental and related sciences journals and other scientific content for free or at nominal cost. Lists of electronic journals and books are browseable by subject, title, or publisher.

Individuals cannot register for OARE, but your institution can. Check with your librarian or at the OARE registered institutions list. Once an institution is registered, all employees, staff, faculty, administrators and students of that institution should be provided the user name and password so that they may access OARE resources directly.

Not registered for OARE? Your institution might already be registered with one of the other Research4Life Programmes -- HINARI or AGORA. If so, it can register again for OARE using the Research4Life Programme regisration form. See the OARE eligibility criteria for more information.

Basic guidelines on how to access and use scholarly resources available through OARE are available on the 'Using OARE' page.


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Other resources

A number of NGOs and academic institutions have programs for increasing access to information. Many of these organizations offer low cost or free support to administrators or librarians of institutions looking to bolster their own library services.

WiderNet Project: Affiliated with the UNC School of Information and Library Science, this nonprofit organization offers sources, coaching, training, computers and educational materials to schools, clinics, libraries and homes with poor digital communication resources. They also develop and distribute the eGranary Digital Library, a plug-and-play server that provides instant access to millions of digital documents without the need of connection to the Internet.

EIFL: EIFL works with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information in developing and transition countries. They are an international not-for-profit organisation based in Europe with a global network of partners.