Online Databases

  • Factiva​​ : a global news database featuring nearly 33,000 sources, including licensed publications, influential websites, blogs, images and videos. Thousands of sources not available on the free web are available on Factiva on or before the date of publication by the source.  

  • PressRe​ader​ : distributes digital versions of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines in more than 60 languages. These are some of the top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries. It can be accessed through applications for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and various e-readers as well as its website and operates digital editions of newspapers and magazines for publishers.

KLISC Resources

As a member of the Kenya Libraries & Information Services Consortium (KLISC), the Aga Khan University (Nairobi) Library subscribes to information resources provided through the consortium. It encompasses all fields of knowledge. 

African Journals Online

​African Journal​s Online (AJOL) comprises of abstracts of over 250 African-published journals, with access to some full text online, and a doc​​​ument delivery service.


EBSCO Host Research Databases including  Communication Source​

EBSCO Host Research Databases hold 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.


E-duke journals scholarly collection ​
African studies, anthropology, art & art history, Asian studies, criticism & theory, cultural studies, economics, education, environmental humanities, ethnography, European studies, fiction & poetry, film & media studies, gender & sexuality studies, literary studies​


​​Edward Elgar publishing
Business management, Education, Economic and finance, Geography, Innovation, R​esearch methods, Social and sociology, Teaching methods, Urban & regional, Development studies, Environment​​


​Emerald Group Publishing 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.


HeinOnline Core Package for EIFL contains the constitutional histories for 170+ countries, a large collection of historic books​ and monographs on legal history. Subject coverage: Law 


​Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Provides access to nearly 2 million full-text documents in electrical engineering and computer science, Telecommunications, Architecture, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence among others


​International Monetary Fund (IMF) 
Access to information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.


IOP Publishing

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



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


​McGraw-Hill eBooks
McGraw-Hill eBooks has over 3000 available titles


OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.

OpenEdition Journals

Is a bundle of 175 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, published by university presses and small academic publishers.


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
​Oxfo​rd 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

Proje​ct 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.


​ProQuest Ebook Central
​ProQues​t Ebook Central preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management.


Sage Research Methods

Over 550 journals in the business, humanities, social sciences and STM.

​Subject Strengths: Research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative, cases, videos, datasets


Springer eJournals

Springer e​Journals 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.


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 C​alifornia 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.



Wiley-Bl​ackwell  - 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.



Other Resources

The library has below mentioned resources. Some of them are free to all, some are password protected. For access related information, please contact library. 

African Portal

​The Africa Portal​ is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa.  the Africa Portal offers open access to a suite of features including an online library collection, a resource for opinion and analysis, an experts directory, an international events calendar and a mobile technology component — all aimed to equip users with research and information on Africa’s current policy issues.

HINARI is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) that is providing free access to over 3,000 biomedical and other related social sciences journals to institutions in developing countries.  Access to the HINARI resources is password controlled. Please contact the library for details. 

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)
Online Access to Research in the Environment an international public-private partnership that provides developing nations access to one of the world's largest collections of natural and environmental science research. Subjects covered include, sciences (general), statistics, computers and modeling (environmental), education and library science, microbiology, biochemistry and other biosciences, natural disasters, pollution and environmental toxicology etc. 

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD ) 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.

Pew Research Centre

Pew Research Centre​​ is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world through public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research to enrich public dialogue and support sound decision-making.

​​Import​ant Links (Free)