The University Library provides access to many resources in electronic format which complement the Library's print collection and support research into the core programmes offered at the University and a wide range of other subjects in the Arts and Humanities. Although most of these resources have been paid for by the University through the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana(CARLIGH), some may have some restrictions for their use. These resources can only be accessed on-site. Other journals are freely available on the Internet. Please read the Terms of License/Use for any e-journals you use.

To access any item off-campus, please Contact the Library.

Acoustical Society of America (ASA) – Access to all issues of Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

African Journals Online (AJOL) – Abstracts of over 250 African-published journals, with access to some full text online.

ALUKA - Building a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

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

American Institute of Physics – AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and its conference proceedings series. Hosts over 1.5 million articles from more than 25 scholarly publications.

Annual Reviews – These publications operate as a high quality filter, prioritizing and synthesizing the primary research literature in 37 different disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.

BioOne - Provides access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Cambridge University Press Online Journals - All subjects.

Cochrane Library – An internationally acclaimed database of regularly updated evidence-based medical systematic reviews.

Credo Reference - Provides over 3.5 million full text articles in about 4,000 reference books.

Directory of Open Access Journals  (DOAJ) - This service covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It covers all subjects and languages and provides full-text access to over 450 journals.

EBSCO - Academic Search Complete - Designed specifically for academic institutions, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Covers 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

EBSCO - Business Source Complete - Definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content for more than 1,200 journals.

EBSCO - MasterFILE Premier - Provides full-text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications, including biographies and images.

EBSCO - Newspaper Source - Provides selected full-text for 35 US and international newspapers.

Edinburgh University Press - African countries initiative, for Africa and African Journal of International & Comparative Law.

Emerald – Emerald is a leading English language publisher of academic and professional literature in management, library services and engineering. Emerald Management Xtra gives access to more than 75,000 full-text articles, 200,000 reviews from the world’s leading management journals, plus case studies, literature reviews, book reviews, conference information, interviews, and profiles.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online – Provides access to the reputable online version of this reputable encyclopedia. One of the best places to start for general information and/or an overview of a subject. No password required from on campus computers.

The Geological Society - represents one of the largest integrated collections of online earth science literature available. Bringing together key journals, special sublications and society book series on a single electronic platform, the Lyell Collection is a unique resource for researcher and student alike.

Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineering - Provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. More than two-million documents are in robust, dynamic HTML format.

IMF eLibrary - Covers topics in the following area: Business and Economics, Education, Political Science, Technology and Engineering etc.

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) – Access to all issues of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

JSTOR- JSTOR coverage extends to all academic disciplines. What distinguishes JSTOR from other full-text databases is the depth of its coverage through time. Some journals in the collection date back to the 19th Century.

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

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

Oxford English Dictionary – The Oxford English Dictionary is widely acknowledged to be the ultimate
authority on the English language.

Oxford Journals. - Publishes the highest quality journals in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

Oxford Reference Online – It offers quick reference information.

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

Policy Press Journals – Publishes journals in the field of public and social policy. A social science publisher committed to journals that will have an impact on research, learning, policy and practice at a international level.

Project Muse - Provides online access full-text journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Royal College of Physicians – Full-text access to Clinical Medicine.

Royal Society – UK’s national academy of science. Titles cover the Biological Sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Royal Society for Chemistry (RSC) - Journals in Chemical Communications which publishes short reports covering major areas of Chemistry (physical, inorganic, organic etc).

Sage Publications – Over 550 journals in the Business, Humanities, Social Sciences and STM.

SAGE Research Methods - It is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects.

Taylor and Francis Online – Provides online full-text access to journals in the Arts, Science and Technology.

Wiley Online Library - Contains scholarly articles from most subject areas. Indexes the following journal titles: Journal of Architectural Education, Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, International Journal of Art & Design Education, Art History among others.



  1. AGORA - Provides a digital Library collection in the field of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences.
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  2. Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) - This provides free online access to major scientific and technical journals.  Contact Library for Login details.
  3. Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI) - A new programme providing free or low-cost online access to legal research and training in the developing world. Contact Library for Login details.
  4. HINARI: Access to Research – Provide full text access to over 1400 journals journals include the following discipline: Agric, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Development Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Geography etc.
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  5. OARE - Enabling the developing world to access environment research: Contact Library for Login details.

African Journal Archive - The African Journal Archive is a retrospective open access journal service that preserves and makes available African journal literature.

American Geosciences Institute - Covers the following: Geological Journal, General Science Journal, Geological Survey Publications, etc.

Bookboon’s - Free online textbooks for students are focused and to the point. They are all written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science”.

“Find free full text scientific articles in PDF Format”.

Global Development Network -  The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries to promote better lives.

Library Genesis – Download e-books for free!