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E-journal and other online resources

Subjects covered:
• agricultural economics
• agricultural engineering
• rural development
• plant breeding
• phytopathology
• entomology
• natural resources
• aquaculture
• microbiology
• genetics & genomics
• veterinary medicine
• crop production
• forestry
• nutrition & food science
• soil science
• biotechnology

Access: Available through the Local Area Network (LAN) or Stand alone for centres with no LAN. There 16 KARI Centres with TEEAL so far and  include;  KARI Headquarters, KARI NARL, KARI Muguga, KARI TRC, KARI Naivasha, KARI Lanet, KARI Njoro, KARI Kitale, KARI Kakamega, KARI Kibos, KARI Kisii, KARI Thika, KARI Embu, KARI Mwea, KARI Mtwapa and KARI Katumani.

Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a program to provide free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences to public institutions in developing countries. Launched in October 2003, AGORA will provide access to 1278 journals from the world's leading academic publishers.
Led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the goal of AGORA is to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education and training in low-income countries, and in turn, to improve food security. Through AGORA, researchers, policy-makers, educators, students, technical workers and extension specialists have access to high-quality, relevant and timely agricultural information via the Internet.

Website: http://www.aginternetwork.org/
Full text Access: Password required

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.
Many organizations are participating in the OARE consortium. Partners providing scientific content through the program include the world's leading publishing houses and the world's most prestigious scientific societies and associations. Today, over 1,300 peer-reviewed scientific journal titles owned and published by over 340 OARE partners are now available in 107 eligible low income countries.


Website: http://www.oaresciences.org
Full text Access: Password required

The Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)
The Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) 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.

HINARI was launched in January 2002, with some 1500 journals from 6 major publishers: Blackwell, Elsevier Science, the Harcourt Worldwide STM Group, Wolters Kluwer International Health & Science, Springer Verlag and John Wiley, following the principles in a Statement of Intent signed in July 2001. Since that time, the numbers of participating publishers and of journals and other full-text resources has grown continuously. Today more than 150 publishers are offering more than 6,200 journals in HINARI and others will soon be joining the programme.

Website: http://www.who.int/hinari/
Full text Access: Password required

Cambridge Journals Online (CJO)
Over 230 leading titles in Linguistics, Politics, Medicine, Science, Technology, Social Science and Humanities. Cambridge Journals Full Package which includes 230 journal titles.

Subject Strengths
• Politics
• Linguistics
• Social Science
• Humanities
• Law
• Mathematics
• Science
• Medicine

Contains good coverage of agricultural, plant science animal science and other related subjects

Website: http://journals.cambridge.org
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required

Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews publications operate as a high quality filter, prioritising and synthesising the primary research literature in 37 different disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences. The authoritative and comprehensive review articles are written by leading scholars who are dedicated to helping scientists, students and researchers around the world prioritise and navigate the vast amount of primary research literature and data that is available to them.

Subject strengths
• Biomedical/Life Sciences 
• Physical Sciences 
• Social Sciences
• Economics
Access URL: http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required

Wiley InterScience (John Wiley & Sons)

Content Available:
Wiley InterScience is the dynamic online content service from John Wiley & Sons, Inc., one of the world's leading international publishers.

Wiley InterScience contains the full text of over 500 leading scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals and full content access is available to licensed Institutional Customers and their authorized users through the PERI programme. Licensed academic libraries and not-for-profit research educational and learning institutions within selected PERI countries, can also access the full text of The Cochrane Library via Wiley InterScience. The Cochrane Library is the world's best single source of evidence about the effects of healthcare.

Subject Strengths
 Business 
 Chemistry 
 Computer Science 
 Earth and Environmental Science 
 Education 
 Engineering 
 Law 
 Life Sciences 
 Mathematics and Statistics 
 Medicine 
 Physics and Astronomy 
 Polymers and Materials Science 
 Psychology 
 Social Sciences

Website: www3.interscience.wiley.com
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required

Springer E-journals

Content Overview:

Springer is one of the leading international scientific publishing companies. Springers eJournals cover a wide range of subjects including biomedicine and the life sciences, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer sciences, human sciences, social sciences and economics.

KARI has access to 200 journal titles with full text

Access URL: www.springerlink.com
Full text access (200 Tiles): IP Access within KARI, No password required


JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive.

The content coverage includes an archive of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. The archive contains over 800 important scholarly journals in 50 disciplines.

Website: http://www.jstor.org
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required

Oxford Journals 

Content Overview:
Oxford Journals publishes journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social science disciplines. Organisations that qualify for the free Developing Countries Oxford Online Collection offer will obtain access to over 200 titles.

Subject Strengths
• Biological Sciences
• Medicine
• Public Health and Epidemiology
• Humanities
• Social Sciences
• Law
• Economics, Business, and Finance
• Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and Physics

Website: http://www.oxfordjournals.org
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is the world's largest think-tank, renowned for its authoritative, internationally comparable statistics, analysis, and outlooks in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences and Environmental issues.
Subject Strengths
• Economics
• Energy
• Environment
• Social sciences
URL: http://www.sourceoecd.org
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required

OUP E-books Oxford English Dictionary Online
Content Overview
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Subject Strengths
The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
• Search the equivalent of 23 volumes of information with speed and ease
• Find a term when you know the meaning but have forgotten the word
• Find words that have come into English via a particular language
• Search for quotations from a specified year
• Search for all quotations from a particular author and/or work
• Display entries according to your needs for the first time you can turn pronunciation, etymologies, variant spellings, and quotations on and off
• Gain unique online access to thousands of new and revised words each quarter
• Compare revised entries with entries from the Second Edition to see how language has changed and how new scholarship has increased understanding of our linguistic and cultural heritage.

URL: http://www.oed.com/
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required


Content Overview
Emerald Management, features 140 Business and Management journals and Emerald Engineering eJournal Collection, features 19 Engineering journals. All of which are peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text journals plus reviews from the world's top 300 management journals.

Subject Strengths
• Management
• Library and information sciences
• Marketing
• Engineering
• Computer science

Website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com
Full text access: IP Access within KARI, No password required


Over 11,000 full text, peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles. Access to 8 major databases: Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Newspaper Source; Health Source : Nursing & Academic; Health Source : Consumer Edition; Medline.

Subject Strengths
• Good coverage of most branches of social sciences and humanities.
• Strong business coverage.
• Strong nursing, medicine and allied health coverage.
• Dedicated newspaper database, kept separate from peer-reviewed content.

Access URL: http://www.epnet.com/
Full text Access: Password required

African Journals Online (AJOL)

AJOL is a database of journals published in Africa, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of AJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.

AJOL provides information on each participating journal, including aims and scope, contact details and general information. It also provides Tables of contents and abstracts (where available) for all articles published within these journals. Some full text articles are also available.

All the material on AJOL is free to view, search and browse, however copyright of all content is retained by the journals or authors – each journals will need to give permission for any use or re-use of the content that falls outside Fair Use - Full text documents can be ordered. You can order any article where you see the "Request Article" link. You cannot order articles from any journal published in your own country - to obtain these articles either contact your library, or contact the journal directly.

Coverage include: agricultural sciences, arts, culture and literature, health, science and technology  and social sciences.

Website: http://www.ajol.info/

Bioline International

Bioline International is an electronic publishing service, founded in 1993. It is operated by bioscientists and librarians who believe that scientific information can be distributed more widely, more cheaply and with added scientific value using electronic means.
Its initial content consisted of online versions of mainstream, printed bioscience journals from the developed world. However, it has increasingly expanded its scope to focus on the distribution of peer-reviewed but less well known journals from developing countries, as well as to explore the potential for online-only journals.

In January, 2004, Bioline International made a strong commitment to the Open Access movement and converted the entire website to a fully open access provider of quality bioscience journals published in developing countries. During this process, any journal material that could not be converted to open access was removed from the website. Though this meant that some of Bioline's longstanding journal partners had to withdraw from the project, the conversion was met with enthusiasm and support from most participants.

Website: http://www.bioline.org.br/
Full text Access: Open Access (Free)

AgEcon Search : Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics

AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics is a World Wide Web site developed and maintained at the University of Minnesota by Magrath Library and the Department of Applied Economics. The site has received encouragement and financial support from the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Farm Foundation as well as the University of Minnesota.

AgEcon Search collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development. AgEcon Search will serve as the permanent archive for this literature and encourages authors and organizations to use this electronic library as the storehouse for additional appropriate scholarly electronic works. The Instructions for Submitting Papers page provides information for potential contributors to AgEcon Search.

The database is searchable by any words used in the citations and abstracts. The full text papers are available in PDF format that offers three options for using the papers - read online, download, or print. The Acrobat Reader software is free and available to be downloaded to your computer from Adobe. You will need version 2.0 or higher in order to access most papers. (The oldest version 1.0 does not work with this database.) It is best to update to the newer versions as they are released.
Authors of papers posted on AgEcon Search retain their copyright. The publisher of journals holds the copyright for the articles in those journals. Papers posted on AgEcon Search may not be posted to another Internet site without the written consent of the authors. Users may download papers for personal, non-commercial use.

AgEcon Search, its staff and the University of Minnesota are not liable for any loss, damage, or costs arising from infringement of these rights.
It is the responsibility of the author to request removal of papers from AgEcon Search.

Website: http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/
Full text Access: Open Access (Free)


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