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.

  • AGORA
    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
    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
    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.

  • NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION VIRTUAL LIBRARY
    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 JOURNAL ONLINE
    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
    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.

   

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