Free Databases


CORE;

CORE is a multidisciplinary aggregator of open access research. It allows users to search more than 66 million open access articles. While most of this link to the full-text article on the original publisher's site, five million records are hosted directly on CORE.

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DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 22% of which comes from sponsors and 78% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.

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Open Textbooks Library

These textbooks have been funded, published, and licensed for free use, adaptation, and distribution. They have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. The books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

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Directory of Open Access

This is a rich site for peer-reviewed electronic books in all disciplines. The books are downloadable

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Nature Publishing Group (NPG)

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE provides online access to 500 full-text journals from 200 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.

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Africa Development Forum:

It is designed specifically to provide practitioners, scholars, and students with the most up-to-date research results while highlighting the promise, challenges, and opportunities that exist on the continent.

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World Bank Africa Development Indicators

The most detailed collection of data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. Data are drawn from World Development Indicators

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Development Finance

World Bank Global Development Finance Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing countries. Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2009, for most reporting countries.

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World Bank Development Indicators

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available and includes national, regional and global estimates

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