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Afro Library : A WHO-Africa library database providing access to abstracts and sometimes links to full-texts on African literature.

 

Amedeo: A guide to medical literature with links to free full-text documents.

 

AGORA : Coordinated by the Food Agricultural Organization, Agora provides agricultural and related research topics such as nutrition, microbiology and chemistry. Log-in details are available through the Librarian.

 

Biomed Central : An open access database. Registration is required to view other content such as reviews and paper reports. Access the main page here.

 

CABI Publishing : Global Health: a bibliographic and indexing database specializing in public health, human nutrition, parasitic, communicable diseases, and medicinal plants. Over 2 million records available with over 28,000 full-text articles.

 

Cochrane Library : The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials; all the current evidence in one single environment.

 

EBSCO Host Research Database  This database provides access to over 11,000 full-text, peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles. Databases include: Academic Search Primier, Business Source Premier, ERIC, Masterfile Premier, Newspaper Source, Health Source: Nursing & Academic, Health Source: Consumer Edition, and Medline.

 

ELDIS : A gateway to global development information on international development issues. It provides free and full-text access to materials in developing countries.

 

Family Planning International: Find resources (interaction magazine, briefings, reports, submissions and factsheets, e-newsletter, medical releases, and related useful links) on population and development. Resources may be downloaded or ordered free of charge.

 

Geological Society (Lyell Collection) : An electronic resource containing new and archival journal, special publications and book content. It contains key peer-reviewed earth science literature of highest quality.

 

Global Help (Health Education using low-cost publications) : Provides access to free health-care information to developing countries in form of articles, e-books, CD libraries and posters in these specialties: orthopaedics, paediatric orthopaedics, paediatrics, plastic surgery and rehabilitation.

 

HINARI : A World Health Organization (WHO) portal providing access to both abstract only and full-text journals articles, e-books, references sources and other databases. Full-text access requires log-in details (username and password) which are obtainable from the Librarian (librarian@medcol.mw) and are for use by bona fine staff and students only.

 

HST Libraries in a Digital Age : Lectures series that looks at challenges faces by information professionals and their parent organizations in the Internet age.

 

HST- The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection : Specially prepared online animated, audiovisual lectures by world leading authorities on biomedical and life sciences for researchers and university faculty members.

 

IET Digital Library: Search through over 20 research journals and letters in electrical and electronic engineering.

 

IMF eLibrary : a full-text collection of over 6,000 titles of books, reports/working papers, journals, and other documents on social and economic development.

 

National Statistical Office of Malawi : Access statistical information, survey reports and other resources on Malawi at this website.

 

OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) : Similar to HINARI, this United Nations Environment Programme portal provides access to both abstacts and full-text articles. Log-in details are also available through the Librarian.

 

OpenDOAR: A directory containing over 1,800 listings of academic open access repositories.

 

Popline : A database on reproductive health literature comprising citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports on population, family planning, and related issues. Over 3,600 records are indexed in this database. Document delivery services for full-text request are offered but requires individual subscription.

 

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) : Contains information on population, health, and the environment. Apart from publications, PRB includes Datafinder, a database with variables for the US and around the world.

 

The Public Library of Science : Offers free scientific and medical literature which includes the following open access, peer-reviewed journals: PLoS Medicine, PLoS One, PLoS Genetics, and PLoS Pathogens.

 

Strategian : Free access to complete texts of some or all articles in selected issues of available magazines and journals with free full-text. Subject areas include biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics, and psychology.

 

WHO Library: A leading library on public health which provides information from the WHO as well as scientific literature from around the world.

 

World Bank Africa Development Indicators : A comprehensive collection of data on Africa with over 1,400 statistical indicators and time series from 1965 for 53 countries on social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

 

World Bank eLibrary : A full-text collection with over 6,000 titles of books, reports/working papers, journals, and other documents on social and economic development.

 

World Bank Global Economic Monitor : Features an up-to-date analysis on global economic conditions, including a daily brief and event-driven focus reports, direct access to high-frequency datasets via Quick Query, forecasts for commodity prices and macroenomic indicators for over 130 countries.

 

World Bank World Development Indicators Online Database: An open access data sources on the global economy containing statistical data for 854 development indicators and time series data from 1960 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups.