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. 

  • LexisNexis Academic : LexisNexis provides access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources. It provides content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.

  • 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.

PERI Resources

As a member of the Kenya Libraries & Information Services Consortium (KLISC), the Aga Khan University (Nairobi) Library subscribes to information resources provided in the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) through the International Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), which supports the production (learning, teaching and research) and dissemination of scholarly information. It encompasses all fields of knowledge. 

African Journals Online

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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.



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.