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Examinations Council of Zambia Library subscribes to electronic journals and books that help to facilitate the undertaking and use of empirical research findings for evidence based decision making.

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Resource Description
American Institute of Physics journals Publishes 17 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. It hosts over 2 million peer reviewed articles from more than 200 scholarly publications. Covers mostly Natural sciences
American Physical Society Access to the journals produced by the American Physical Society and the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA).  Focuses on Natural Sciences
Biomed Central For open research, BioMed publishes covers over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health. Focus on Healthy and medicine.
Cambridge Journals Online This one covers full text of over 323 Cambridge University Press Online Journals. Focus on all areas of knowledge.
Cochrane Library (external resource – not available directly through INASP) Covers six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Focuses on Health sciences and medicine.
EBSCO Host Research Databases Facilitates access to 8 major databases: Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Newspaper Source; Health Source :  all knowledge specialisation.
Elgar Online This covers reference works and books. It includes scholarly monographs, research handbooks, companions, etc. Focus areas are Law,Business,Humanities and Social Sciences
Emerald Management 120 journal Collection Emerald features 120 full text peer reviewed journals. Focuses all areas of knowledge.
GOALI – Global Online Access to Legal Information This covers legal research, education and training in low- and middle-income countries. Focuses on Law.
HST – Libraries in a Digital Age Provides over 800 online audio-visual lectures by leading experts in business and management fields. Focus areas are Humanities and social sciences.
HST – The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on biomedical and life sciences for researchers and university faculty members.
IMF eLibrary This is world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics. Focuses on Humanities and social sciences.
JSTOR JSTOR is mostly focused on Education. It is a useful digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source, Business, Economics, History, Political Science, Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Music, Mathematics & Statistics, Education, Area Studies, Life Sciences, Ecology & Botany. Focuse areas are Humanities, social sciences and Natural sciences.
Liebert Online Hosts authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law. Focus on all areas of Knowledge.
OUP – E-books International Law in Domestic Courts This provides access to Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL). It Provides information on decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. Focuses on Law.
OUP – E-books Oxford Reference Online Provides access to top-quality information sources on various subjects. It covers all areas of knowledge.
OUP – E-Books American National Biography Discover the lives of over 19,000 distinguished figures that have shaped American history and culture. Based on the acclaimed 24-volume print edition, the American National Biography Online (ANB) connects students and researchers to concise biographies targeting the famed as well as the obscure
OUP – E-books Oxford Scholarship Online This contains the full text of over 4,600 Oxford books in the humanities, social sciences, sciences medicine, and law. Covers all areas of knowledge.

OUP Oxford Journals 


This covers journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social science disciplines. Covers all areas of knowledge.
Palgrave Macmillan Journals This hosts over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals. Focus areas are, Business,Economics,Operations Research, Politics and Sociology
University of Bristol Press/ Policy Press It covers biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world’s first science journal. Focused on Natural sciences.
Royal Society of Chemistry – RSC Journals Archive Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books. Focuses on natural sciences.
University of California Press Access to 33 Journals of the University of California Press. Covers all areas of Knowledge.

University of Chicago Journals


The journals present original research in the social sciences, humanities, education, and biological and physical sciences. Covers all areas of knowledge.
Canadian Science Publishing (publisher of the NRC Research Press journals) Full text of 20 online peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of scientific disciplines with back files dating back to 1996 in most cases.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journals

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is a non-profit international community of over 14,000 individual members.

SIAM fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in these various application areas. Applied mathematics in partnership with computational science is essential in solving many real-world problems

British Institute of Radiology Journals

Access to British Journal of Radiology (BJR), BJR/case reports and Dent maxillofacial Radiology (DMFR) focuses on natural sciences.

Edinburgh University Press Journals Online

Edinburgh University Press publishes over 40 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Edinburgh University Press Developing Countries Initiative (external resource – not available directly through INASP)

Edinburgh University Press publishes over 40 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press (LUP) is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. LUP produces approximately 100 books a year and 28 journals.

OUP – E-Books Oxford English Dictionary Online The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.  It is the most comprehensive record of the English language in the world.  As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. Dictionary
ASA – Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)   The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) focuses on natural sciences and social sciences.
Geological Society – The Lyell Collection Complete The Lyell Collection is an electronic resource containing new and archival journal, Special Publication and book content, published by the Geological Society of London. It contains key peer-reviewed Earth science literature of the highest quality. Focuses on Natural sciences.
OSA Journals 15 Optics and photonics journals published by OSA, conference papers, and selected OSA meeting content, including Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP), new in 2009.  Focuses on natural and social sciences.
OUP – E-books Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history.  The Dictionary offers almost 60,000 concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors, as well as over 500 themed articles.

Biography dictionary.

OUP – E-books Grove Art Online  Grove Art Online is the foremost scholarly art encyclopaedia, covering both Western and non-Western art.  First published as the landmark 34-volume Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, the content of Grove Art Online encompasses all aspects of visual culture
OUP – E-books Grove Music Online Grove Music Online is the leading resource for music research, a comprehensive compendium of scholarship drawing from the full texts of The new Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2 ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2 ed.), and also includes new and updated articles and bibliographies exclusively available online
Oxfam Digital Repository (external resource – not available directly through INASP) Oxfam is a leading international NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the delivery of aid and development work.
Our digital repository provides access to a wide range of publications including: case studies and evaluations; journal articles; research reports and datasets; technical and policy briefs. Focus on All areas  knowledge
Oxford Biblical Studies Online Oxford Biblical Studies Online is an unrivalled digital resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. With Biblical texts, scholarly reference works, and tools that provide ease of research into the background, context and issues related to the Bible
PNAS (external resource – not available directly through INASP)   PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually
Research4Life (external resource – not available directly through INASP) Research4Life is the collective name for four programmes (HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI) that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Focuses on all areas of knowledge.