Online Database

PERI Resources​

AKU Library is now subscribing to the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) resources. This is an online programme that supports capacity building in the research sector in developing and transitional countries, reinforcing local efforts to produce, disseminate and gain access to scholarly information and knowledge. PERI is one of the projects available through International Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP). We are also pleased to inform you that these resources cover a wide range of disciplines i.e. health, management, human resource, information technology, finance, engineering and many more. It is our hope that these will go a long way in supporting the research needs of all departments.

In order to afford and sustain subscription to the PERI resources a consortium of academic and research institutions in Kenya was formed of which AKU library is a member.​

The PERI resources have been registered via Internet Protocol (IP) address. This means that AKU/AKUH staff, faculty and students should access the resources via the IP address of AKU/AKUH and the resources are therefore, only accessible using the computers on the institution's network.

Af​rican Journals On​line

African Journals Online (AJOL) com​​prises of abstracts of over 250 African-published journals, with access​​​​ to some full text online, and a document delivery service.​

 

American Institute of Physics

American Institute of Physics (AIP) publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. Their citation platform hosts over 1.5 million articles from more than 25 scholarly publishers.

 

American Physical Society 

American Physical Society (APS) provides access to the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) and 11 journals produced by the American Physical Society.  


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.

 

Beech Tree Publishing

Be​ech Tree Publishing holds five international, peer-reviewed academic journals on public policy for science and technology and research evaluation.


British Library Direct 

British Library Direct provides free table of contents searching from 5 years of data for over 20,000 journals.

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society holds 11 international peer-reviewed journals offering the latest original research to psychology academics and professionals worldwide, which helps to advance and disseminate psychological knowledge in line with the Society's primary objectives.

 

​Cambridge University Press 

Cambridge University Press holds over 230 leading titles in Linguistics, Politics, Medicine, Science, Technology, Social Science and Humanities. ​


Clinical Key 

Clinical Key​ is a comprehensive e-library by Elsevier Science which provides access to all 500 Elsvier medical journals, 1,000 medical reference books, 9,000 clinical procedure videos ... and more.

 

Co​chrane Library​

Cochrane Library, an internationally acclaimed database of  regularly updated evidence​-based medical systematic reviews.


EBSCO Host Research Databases

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

 

Emerald Group Pub​lishing Limited

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.


Gale Cengage Learning: Expanded Academic and Health & Wellness Resource Center 

Gale Cengage Learning comprises of Expanded Academic and Health & Wellness Resource Center: General research database that covers subject areas from art and literature to economics and the sciences.


IOP Publishing

IOP Publishing covers over 50 of the world's most prestigious journals in physics and related disciplines.​


JSTOR

JSTOR provides access to full-text journal articles available as searchable, scanned page images from over 800 important scholarly journals in 48 disciplines.


Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. comprises of 64 authoritative publications in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, alternative and complementary medicine, law, philanthropy, environmental science and sustainability.


National Academies Press

National Academies Press comprises of over 2,800 reports, e-newsletters and journals from US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.


Nature Publishing Group (NPG)

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) publishes 79 journals and online databases across the life, physical and applied sciences and, most recently, clinical medicine.


OECD

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.


Optical Society of America

Optical Society of America (OSA) holds 15 optics and photonics journals published by OSA and selected OSA meeting content.


OUP E-books Oxford English Dictionary Online

OUP E-books Oxford English Dictionary Online is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

 


​Oxford Journals

Oxford Journals (OUP) comprises of over 200 leading titles in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.

 


Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 60 peer-reviewed e-journals in the field of Business, Social Sciences and the Humanities.


Project MUSE

Project MUSE provides online access to over 430 full-text journals from 70 publishers in humanities and social science. MUSE pricing meets library needs around the world.


Royal Society

Royal Society holds seven leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK's National Academy of Science. Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the longest-running continuously published journal in the world.

 

Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Journals Archive

Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Journals Archive contains all articles published by the RSC (and its forerunner societies) from 1841 to 2004.

                

Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Journals Online

Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Journals Online is an online Journals Database (chemistry); plus 4 key abstracting databases plus a series of specialist online periodical reports

 

Springer eJournals

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

 

Symposium Journals

Symposium Journals is a pioneer in the publication of online-only academic journals, i.e. journals that have no printed editions but otherwise have the same aims, traditions, standards, and presentation as conventional journals.


Taylor & Francis Online Journals

Taylor & Francis Online Journals covers over 1300 titles in the humanities, social sciences and applied sciences.


University of California Press

University of California Press provides access to eight Journals of the University of California Press


University of Chicago Press

University of Chicago Press, the Journals Division publishes journals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including several journals that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields.


UpToDate

UpToDate is a resource dedicated to synthesizing knowledge for clinicians and patients. UpToDate covers more than 7,700 topics in 15 medical specialties and includes more than 80,000 pages of text, graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 260,000 references, and a drug database. Physician editors and authors review and update the content continuously.

An updated version of UpToDate is released every four months


Wiley-Blackwell

Wiley-Blackwell​ - InterScience Content provides access to the full text of over 500 leading scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals.


Wiley-Blackwell - Synergy content holds over 840 peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of academic disciplines.

 

World Bank Publications

World Bank Publications is a package of electronic databases that includes: World Bank e-Library, World Development Indicators (WDI) Online and Global Development Finance (GDF) Online.


The World Bank - Global Economic Monitor conceived by the World Bank team responsible for monitoring and reporting on day-to-day developments in the global economy, Global Economic Monitor is a "one-stop shop" portal for analysis of current economic trends, and economic and financial indicators.

 

The World Bank: Africa Development Indicators is the premier data source on the African economy. It contains over 1,400 indicators and time series from 1965 for 53 countries.