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IP Access

Databases under the “IP Access” group are those you DO NOT NEED a “Username” and “Password” or “Access Code” to access, but CANNOT access them from any location.
Access to these databases is ONLY through the University of Benin network, as the databases are IP-based.

Below is a list of IP Access databases.

    This site is an open access to peer reviewed journals devoted to biomedical research. It contains over 140 open access journals covering all areas of biology and medicine, and 143 peer-reviewed research journals. Anyone is free to copy, distribute and display the work, make derivative works, and make commercial use of the work under certain conditions.
  • BioOne (Biological Sciences and related disciplines)
    This site is collected and maintained by the producers of the World Wide Web Library. It lists online journals with free full-text articles in biological sciences and related disciplines.
  • DMJ 100 (Duke Mathematical Journal)
    Duke University Press and Project Euclid offers DMJ 100, the online digital archive of the Duke Mathematical Journal. DMJ 100 was undertaken in response to demands for electronic access to historical mathematical materials. This new resource offers:
    • electronic access to the first 100 volumes of the Duke Mathematical Journal (4,830 articles published between 1935 and 1999);
    • citations that link directly to MathSciNet and Zentralblatt;
    • two layers of full searchability via OCR and Adobe Capture; and
    • articles available in both PDF and DjVu formats.
  • eGranary
    This database was donated by British-Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET). The overwhelming importance of this digital library which contains 14 million documents cannot be overstated. All staff and students have been given unfettered access to this monumental resource.You can access the eGranary digital library by connecting to the Uniben network, then download and install the client software. Click here to download the client software
  • IMF eLibrary
    Text Interface –
    The IMF eLibrary offers the entire catalogue of over 10,400 publications in various digital formats bundled into collection groupings for easy access. You can access all IMF content in an integrated database environment.IMF collections are categorised under IMF Statistics, Books and Analytical Papers, Publications, and Periodicals and Reports.
    Note: Users can switch between data and text interfaces by using the links at the top left of any screen.
    JSTOR, short for Journal Storage, is a digital library founded in 1995. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now also includes books and primary sources, and current issues of journals. JSTOR provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals.
  • LexisNexis Databases
    LexisNexis® is a global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. Across the globe, LexisNexis provides access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources.
  • ScienceDirect
    ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 11 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.
    The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a digital collection of research journals for agriculture and related sciences. Launched in 1999, it is a self-contained agricultural research library with full-text articles and graphics of over 200 major journals. TEEAL is a project of Cornell University’s Albert R. Mann Library in cooperation with over 60 major scientific publishers, societies and index providers. Researchers, students, faculty and librarians can discover and access thousands of full-text PDF articles without the use of the internet.
  • World Bank eLibrary
    World Bank eLibrary is designed to meet the unique needs of researchers and librarians. Now in its 10th year and being relaunched on a new platform, the eLibrary makes access to World Bank research and knowledge faster, easier, and more convenient than ever.
    The new eLibrary offers:
    • Authoritative content on development and current global issues
    • Faster and easier discovery and access
    • Personalization and time-saving tools for users
    • Services and benefits for librariesFor in-depth information on all the powerful tools and resources available through the new eLibrary, take a tour by clicking the link above.


Open Access

Databases under the “Open Access” group are those you DO NOT need a “Username” and “Password” or “Access Code” to access. You can access the Open Access databases from any location.

Below is a list of Open Access databases.

  • African Law Library
    The African Law Library (ALL) is an innovative online portal available free of charge to all those interested in African law and governance. Established in 2012, the Library is an initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) whose purpose is to increase the prosperity of Africans by catalyzing the innovation spirit in Africa

  • BMJ Publishing Group
    This site hosted by the British Medical Journals Group provides, free access to the electronic version of its 23 specialist medical journals to developing countries.

  • Digital Library for Earth System Education
    The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels. DLESE supports Earth system science education by providing:

    * Access to high-quality collections of educational resources
    * Access to Earth datasets and imagery, including the tools and interfaces that enable their effective use in educational settings
    * Support services to help educators and learners effectively create, use, and share educational resources
    * Communication networks to facilitate interactions and collaborations across all dimensions of Earth system education

    DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more.

    Provides links to e-journals in all subject fields. Also lists journals with free online full text articles.

  • Gutenberg Library Online
    Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks.” It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books.

  • Highwire
    This is a consortium of scholarly societies, university presses, and publishers, partnering to create an online collection of fully searchable research and clinical literature, free for developing economics.

  • Library of Congress Magazine
    Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library’s stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world’s largest library.

  • Linguistics Library Online
    The Western European Studies Section (WESS) is a section within the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is itself a division of the American Library Association. WESS is professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and use of information sources originating in or related to Western European countries

  • MIT Online Course Materials
    MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses online, freely and openly available to anyone, anywhere. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

  • National Academies Press Databases
    The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy.

  • Online Digital Library services
    The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.

  • Social Science Research Network
    Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 646,200 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 540,200 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

  • UNESCO Libraries Portal
    UNESCO Libraries Portal gives access to websites of library institutions around the world. It serves as an international gateway to information for librarians and library users and international co-operation in this area.


Closed Access

Databases under the “Closed Access” group are those you NEED a “Username” and “Password” or “Access Code” to access. With the right authorisation, you can access the Closed Access databases from any location.

Below is a list of Closed Access databases.

    The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of more than 3500 key journals and 3300 books to 2500 institutions in 116 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.
    EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users

    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 publisher partners are offering more than 37,000 information resources in HINARI and many others are joining the programme.

    HINARI was developed in the framework of the Health InterNetwork, introduced by the United Nations’ Secretary General Kofi Annan at the UN Millennium Summit in the year 2000.

    The National Virtual Library Project is a online digital library presently hosted and managed by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The Virtual Library was designed and deployed with support and funding from the Education Trust Fund (ETF), UNESCO and the Japanese government.

    The goal is to ensure that user (subscribers) have the latest publications of the highest calibre in their respective fields (the Arts, Medical Sciences, Pure Science, Social Sciences, Technology, etc…) to facilitate teaching, research and learning.

  • OARE
    Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.

    OARE give user’s access to more than 2000 electronic journals and other resources relating to environmental studies and related disciplines. Over 1000 scholarly scientific and technical journal titles in such fields as biotechnology, botany, climate change, ecology, energy, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering and planning, environmental economics, environmental law and policy, environmental toxicology and pollution, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography urban planning, and zoology are freely accessible at full-text level.

    Sage’s publishing programme includes more than 650 journals and over 800 books, reference works and electronic products a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.

    Wiley Online Library hosts the world’s broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 14,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.


University of Benin ICT Week, 2016

The Vice Chancellor, Professor F.F.O Orumwense, on behalf of Senate, Staff and Students of the University of Benin, cordially invites the general public to her 2016 ICT WEEK titled “Bridging the Gap in Teaching and Learning using ICT Infrastructures / Solutions”.

DATE: 9th – 13th, May 2016
TIME: 9:00am prompt
VENUE: Akin Deko Main Auditorium, University of Benin (First Day)
Other Days: Senate Chamber



It has come to the notice of the Management of the University of Benin that some unacceptable practices take place within the University. These practices include:

  • non-usage of walkways, and abuse of the lawns by walking across them;
  • indiscriminate disposal of wastes;
  • parking on unauthorised intra-campus cab parks;
  • abandonment of unserviceable vehicles;
  • unauthorised display of posters / mounting of billboards;
  • building of illegal structures, and
  • unauthorised creation of refuse dumps.

Everyone is enjoined to desist from these unwholesome practices forthwith.

M.O. Osasuyi


Management of the University of Benin wishes to inform the University Community that the sales of forms for the 2015/2016 Inter-Faculty/Departmental transfer exercise will officially end on Friday, 29th January, 2016.

All intending candidates who meet the transfer requirements are advised to avail themselves of the opportunity before the deadline.

M.O. Osasuyi


Effective from THURSDAY, 7TH JANUARY 2016, the University Library will commence library users’ registration from 10.00am – 2.00pm, Mondays – Fridays.

Users are qualified to register when they show evidence of payment of school fees.

Fresh students will however be qualified to register in the library after their LIBRARY ORIENTATION.



  • Two passport photographs (1″x1″)
  • Receipt of school fees (online)
  • Hard copy of online registration


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  • Receipt of school fees (online)
  • School ID Card
  • Previous library ID Card
  • Hard copy of online registration


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