HINARI:

If you have found an article in the Library in a Box that is not open access for full text, or if you are looking for more literature on a topic than what currently exists in the Library in a box collection, you may be able to search and find full text articles for what you are looking for in HINARI.

HINARI was set up by WHO and major publishers to enable "low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 28,800 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health" (WHO, 2014).

The registration is by institution, and all Members of the Africa Hub are already registered with HINARI. You will need to visit your library of health sciences or the library within your school (eg. public health, medicine, nursing, or pharmacy) in order to obtain the login information to access the site. DO NOT register your institution again, but rather obtain the existing login information.

If you are visiting the Africa Hub site from another institution, there is a list of registered institutions where you can check if yours is already registered: http://www.who.int/hinari/faq/registration_and_eligibility_registered_universities/en/.

HINARI has provided several powerpoints and other training materials including online course modules (http://www.who.int/hinari/training/en/). Your librarian may be able to answer other questions that you have, or WHO's HINARI secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) are available to help as well.

In addition to HINARI, there are several other ways that you can search for full text and/or additional open source material on your specific topic of interest.

Some Additional Databases and Sites to Look at for Full Text Materials Include:

PDQ Evidence: This is a database of scholarly articles, systematic reviews, and overviews on topics related to health systems and health policy. You can search by keywords. Several languages including French and Portugues are available.

Google Scholar: This is Google's scholarly publication search, and it will bring up open source articles, online reports, websites, and also links to abstracts for articles that are not open access.

Global Health Library WHO: Here, you can search for regional health information via the WHO.

Popline: Through this search, individuals can request up to 15 full-text articles per day that are mailed to their address.

Bioline: Here, you can search and get access to a variety of bioscience journals published in the developing world. Focused on women's and community health, biodiversity, and international development.

Directory of Open Access Journals: Here, you can find and search for open access journal on specific topics of interest. Since some of these may not be listed in other databases, you may find additional open access material on your topic of interest by finding a journal on a relevant topic.

Directory of Open Access Books: Here, you can find and search for open access books on specific topics of interest. 

World Wide Science: This site provides one-stop searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. This enables anyone with internet access to launch a single-query search of 32 national scientific databases and portals from 52 countries. Users can search more than 200 million pages of science and technology information not typically accessible through popular search engines. Some of the resources that you will come cross searching via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs).

Social Science Research Network (SSRN): This is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 490,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 399,400 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse: Is USAID's repository of over 150,000 documents that are searchable and include special collections on various topics and that span over 50 years of USAID existence.