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Copperbelt University Library

Welcome to the Copperbelt University Library


The Copperbelt University (CBU) Library system comprises the Main Library and Dag Hammarskjöld Library/ American Corner in Kitwe and the School of Medicine Library in Ndola. The Library focuses on meeting the learning, teaching, and research needs of the University by developing and sustaining a comprehensive, appropriate and up-to-date collection of information and knowledge resources. The Library and its branches have a collection of over 65,000 volumes, with an average growth of about 1,000 volumes per annum. Significantly, the collection includes a wide range of journals and electronic resources covering most of the taught subjects in the University. Members of the Copperbelt university community use any of the Branch Libraries.

The CBU Library has automated most of its operations and services. Automated services include the main Library Catalogue (Online Public Access Catalogue - OPAC) and provide access to full-text online publications and other electronic media.

Further, the Library has specialized collections like the Special Collections; Medical Collection; Dag Hammarskjöld Institute collection; and the Short Loan collection. Essentially, Special Collections is the research wing of the Library that stocks University publications, theses, Government documents and local publications (Zambiana collection); while the Short-Loan Collection stocks recommended publications on very high demand.

In addition to information resources, the Library has a Bindery and Printing Unit that provides binding and printing services. The Library is currently engaged in efforts aimed at improving its Information Technology (IT) base so that users can easily access the wide range of information sources.

The Librarian

The Librarian

Ms. Agnes M. Chitambo




The Copperbelt University Library plays an important role in supporting information needs of the university community and beyond. To this effect, the Library is the core unit in sourcing, organizing, preserving and disseminating information to end users. The Library is driven by a quest to offer a wealth of informational and scholarly resources appropriate to the academic, research programs, and services of the University.

The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the entire university community and the Zambian people and to sustain and preserve a comprehensive collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.

The Copperbelt University Library staff is available to assist with reference and other information required services. For any specific or general ways we can assist with your learning, teaching, and research needs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Library Opening Hours

Main Library,Riverside Campus,Kitwe

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 22:00 Hours
Saturday 08:30 - 12:30 Hours
Sunday 14:00 - 18:00 Hours
Public Holiday Special notices released accordingly.

School of Medicine Library,Ndola Central Hospital

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 22:00 Hours
Saturday 08:30 - 12:30 Hours
Sunday 14:00 - 18:00 Hours
Public Holiday Special notices released accordingly.

Dag Hammarskjöd/ American Corner Library,Kitwe

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 22:00 Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Public Holiday Closed

Special Collections within the Main Library,Kitwe

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 13 Hours   ;   14 - 17:00 Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Public Holiday Closed

Electronic Resources & Media Services (Cybrary),at the Main Library,Kitwe

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 13 Hours   ;   14 - 17:00 Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Public Holiday Closed


Bindery Unit

The Library Binding Services Unit is responsible for rehabilitating damaged library books and provides a wide range of other reprographic services such as binding of research projects and theses. The main styles of work are case, spiral and manila binding. Efforts are underway to equip the unit fully, and to extend the service to the general public.

Binding services are available between 09.00hrs and 17.00hrs during working weekdays.




Fernando Fulwe

Assistant Binder

Assistant Binder

Solomon Daka



Tryson Kaunga

Public Services

The Public Services Department controls all Library user activities and promotes optimum utilization of all Library information resources. The Library facilitates library membership registration and provides library orientation to all members to acquaint them with various Library Sections and services.

Reference service is one of the activities undertaken by the Department in conjunction with the Electronic Resources and Media Services Department. Further, the Department acts as a liaison between the Copperbelt University and other libraries for the purpose of resource sharing through Inter Library Lending (ILL).


Head, Public Services

Head, Public Services

Mr. Emmanuel M. Chitwamali

Snr. Library Assistant(Circulation Control)

Snr. Library Assistant
(Circulation Control)

Ms Chilambwe Ng'ambi

Snr. Library Assistant(Reference Services)

Snr. Library Assistant
(Reference Services)

Mrs. Ndabile L. T. Katantha

Library Assistant(Circulation Control)

Library Assistant
(Circulation Control)

Ms Rachel Phelile Nyirongo

Library Assistant(Short Loan Collection)

Library Assistant
(Short Loan Collection)

Mrs. Martha Pondo

Library Assistant(Short-Loan Collection)

Library Assistant
(Short-Loan Collection)

Mrs. Royce Z. Ngala

Library Assistant(Short Loan Collection)

Library Assistant
(Short Loan Collection)

Ms Catherine Mabona

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department (SCD) is the major research wing of the Copperbelt University (CBU) Library. The department is one of the four (4) integrated functional departments that effectively contribute towards supporting the University's overall mission by meeting the institutional learning, teaching and research needs. The other departments are, Technical Services (TSD), Public Services (PSD), and the Electronic Resources (ERD). The Department has a collection of about 15 000 volumes.

Nature of Collections

Copperbelt University Collection

This is a collection of books and monographs written by CBU staff past and present, and publications in general produced by the Copperbelt University community; such as, periodicals, staff offprint's, seminar papers, unpublished papers, conference papers and students' publications. From the Central administration and schools, we shall have calendars, handbooks, research reports and other documents of historical value (excluding University Archives, see 3.2.6 below).

Government Documents Collection

This collection comprises official publications by the Government of the Republic of Zambia, starting from the Central Government to the smallest department or unit.

Theses and Dissertations Collection

Apparently, this collection is part of the university collection except that, in addition, the collection contains theses that are not produced and written by the University and its staff.

The collection essentially is divided into 2 parts, namely; undergraduate student's theses (final year under-graduate project reports) and postgraduate theses comprising Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations by postgraduate students of CBU and by CBU Staff (past and present), and those awarded to Zambians or non-Zambians whose topics discuss Zambia and are of interest to CBU.

Newspaper Collection

Newspapers are an important source of current and retrospective information on national or international issues, government policy, social, political and economic conditions of the day. The Department will endeavour to collect the major national dailies and weeklies.

International Publications Collection

These are publications from various international organizations in the form of monographs, annual reports, surveys, research reports, review, conferences, forecasts, etc.


Usage and Accesibility

The Special Collections Department is a closed access area specifically created for research purposes. Access by Library users to the area and usage of materials therein is restricted to registered members of the University and the Library.

Library users identify and locate materials in the Department through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

In-house Use of Materials

Undergraduate students and those with no borrowing rights are allowed to consult the materials within the Special Collections.

Lending Services

Academic and Senior Staff members and Postgraduate Students are allowed to borrow 3 documents for 3 days in specified collections.

Services Rendered by SCD Staff

OPAC Search

The OPAC is used to identify and locate information resources available in the Special Collections is achieved.

Location of Documents in the Collections

Staff members would be able to locate and retrieve documents for users.

Issuing and Return of Documents

Staff would facilitate the issuing of documents for use within and outside the Library.

Opening Hours and Days

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 13:00 Hours   ;   14:00 - 17:00 Hours
Saturdays Closed
Sundays Closed
Holidays Closed


Head, Special Collections

Head, Special Collections

Mr. Boyd Nkhoma

Library Assistant(Special Collections)

Snr. Library Assistant
(Special Collections)

Thomas Kaluba

Library Assistant(Special Collections)

Library Assistant
(Special Collections)

Beatrice Chileshe

Special Resources & Media Services

The Library's Electronic Resources Department is a unique and robust resource conduit (bank) that supports academic research, learning and teaching functions of the University. The Department provides access to a large information resource base and knowledge significantly in electronic format. The Department facilitates access to electronic resources through acquisition; subscription; and institutional partnership and collaboration. Electronic journals and databases are accessed through access authentication services provided by the Directorate of information and Communications Technology (DICT). Therefore, e-resources can be accessed on any computing device connected to Internet services through the University Internet connectivity. Another valuable resource is the CBU Institutional Repository.


  1. Providing access to electronic resources
  2. Conducting information literacy training on how to use Internet-based resources
  3. Developing and providing access to the CBU Institutional Repository
  4. Promoting collaboration with other institutions on information resource sharing
  5. Ensuring that the Library ICT Services are managed efficiently


Head, Special Collections

Head, Electronic Resources

Mr. Augustine Mwamba

Library Assistant(Special Collections)

Assistant Librarian (American Corner Coordinator)

Ms Pamela Kayula Mutale

Library Assistant(Special Collections)

Library Assistant

Mr. Raymond Sikanyika

Technical Services

The Library Technical Services department is charged with the responsibility to identify, select, acquire, and process appropriate reading materials and develop collections that support approved academic programmes for the Copperbelt University. In addition, the department provides professional guidance on the management of various collections housed by the Library Catalogue. In order to perform these functions, the department consists of the following sections: the Collection Development (Acquisitions), Cataloguing & Classification, and Serials Control Unit.

Technical Services Sections

  1. Collection Development
  2. Cataloguing & Classification
  3. Serials Control

Cataloguing and Classification/ Collection Development Section

The main function of the unit is to acquire and create bibliographic records for information resources, and essentially provides link and user access to the Library online public access catalogue (OPAC). The online public access catalogue can be searched on campus and beyond through the link provided on the Library page of the Copperbelt University website.

Serials Control Section

The CBU Library Serials section is responsible for managing print journals that the Library subscribes to. All materials in the Serials Section are for reference only, however, library users may, on request, be permitted to use them outside the Library as prescribed in the Rules and Regulations.


  1. Ordering, receiving, and cataloguing of information resources
  2. Cataloguing & Classification
  3. Library system database management


Head, Technical Services

Head, Technical Services

Mr. Godfrey Mbewe

Library Assistant

Assistant Librarian

Mr. Matuka Chipembele

Snr. Library Assistant, DLIS, Cert.

Snr. Assistant Assistant (Acquisitions Services)

Mr. Rodney Mwamba

Library Assistant(Circulation Control)

Library Assistant
(Support Services)

Mr. Patrick Mateyo

School of Medicine Library

The School of Medicine (SoM) Branch Library is located within the School of Medicine at the Ndola Central Hospital. The School Library was established in 2011 to serve the information needs of the staff and students of the School. Since its inception, the Medical Library has continued to be a valuable tool in the daily lives of the students, staff and other health personnel that access it for studying and research. The feedback received from the many users of the library has been impressive and indeed humbling considering the level of growth in the numbers of users registered over the recent past. The library provides a wide range of services which include:

  • Reference Services

    Library staff provides day to day user guidance to students and other Researchers.

  • Electronic Databases

    Apart from print books, the library also provides access to electronic databases e.g. e-Granary

  • Information Literacy

    Library staff are involved in teaching library users on how to search for information. This is done at the beginning of every academic year. The process however continues throughout the academic year because not everyone is available for library orientation.

Assistant Librarian, BALIS

Assistant Librarian, BALIS

Ms Virginia M. Hamwela
( on study leave )

Snr. Library Assistant, Cert. LIS

Snr. Library Assistant

Mr. Herman Sendoi

Library Assistant, Cert. LIS

Library Assistant

Ms Chola Mutale

Library Assistant, Cert. LIS

Library Assistant

Mrs. Luyando M. Mseteka

Information Literacy Programme

Information Literacy Lectures On Research Methodology And Referencing

The Library conducts workshop sessions on research methodology and referencing (Citation) for students preparing research papers and dissertations.

Students who need to attend these classes should register with the tutorials coordinator in the Electronic Resources Department (Cybrary) indicating the day of participation.

The following is the programme of sessions:

Day Morning - 09:00 - 12:00 Afternoon - 14:30-16:30
Monday Electronic sources of information
  • Databases
Information search and retrieval
  • Library search - Books, Journal articles
  • Online literature searching
On request: consultations and tutorials
Tuesday Plagiarism and Information ethics On request: consultations and tutorials
Wednesday Citation and Referencing techniques On request: consultations and tutorials
Thursday Writing Research proposals/ Theses/ Dissertations
  • Critical review of literature
  • Critical examination of evidence
On request: consultations and tutorials
Friday Power-point presentation On request: consultations and tutorials

Rules and Regulations


African Journals Online (AJOL)

African Journals Online (AJOL)

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

About AJOL

Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics.

In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world.

AJOL is a Non-Profit Organisation based in South Africa.

American Institute of Physics

AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP's Scitation platform hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 earned society publishers.

Subject Strengths


Service Strengths

Subscribers to AIP's online journals have access to a robust suite of services and features for researchers including: RSS feeds, downloadable citations, the ability to email abstracts to colleagues, access to the SPIN abstracts database, full-text HTML rendering, faceted search, linked references, and support for blogging and other Web 2.0 capabilities.

American Physical Society APS

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

Subject Strengths

Physics; Applied physics; Atomic, molecular and optical physics; Condensed matter and materials physics; Nuclear physics; Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology; Statistical, non-linear, and soft matter physics; Accelerators and beams; Physics education research

Service Strengths

  • Full-text searching of all APS material through the search engine
  • Free E-mail Tables of Contents alerting service
  • RSS Feeds
  • Access to Physics: Daily online-only news and commentary about a selection of papers from the APS journal collection.


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


BioOne provides access to a full-text database of current scholarly research in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. The database contains access to over 180 high-impact research journals from 136 not-for-profit society publishers, with over 85,000 full-text articles and growing daily.

Subject Coverage

Biological, ecological, and environmental sciences

British Institute of Radiology (Open Access)

Subject Strengths

BJR : diagnostic radiology; radiotherapy; oncology; nuclear medicine; ultrasound; radiation physics; radiation protection; radiobiology; BJR/case reports:; diagnostic radiology; radiotherapy; radiation sciences

DMFR : Oral radiology; head and neck imaging

Service Strengths

BJR : Original Research Papers and reviews from leading centres internationally, covering all aspects of the radiological sciences. Readers benefit from our continuous publication model, meaning the latest in research is published as quickly as possible. Sign up for table of contents alerts to keep up to date with all our new articles.

BJR/case reports : Case reports covering radiology, radiotherapy and the related sciences. BJR/case reports is an international, open access, online only case reports journal. The first issue of this key educational resource will be published in early 2015.

DMFR : Original Research Papers and reviews from leading centres internationally, covering all aspects of oral radiology and head and neck imaging.

Cambridge University Press

Over 200 leading titles in Linguistics, Politics, Medicine, Science, Technology, Social Science and Humanities.

Subject Strengths

Politics; Linguistics; Social Science; Humanities; Law; Mathematics; Science; Medicine

Service Strengths

  • Full text of 230 CUP Online Journals plus two free websites available
  • Free detailed abstracts, table of contents and email alerts for all users
  • Access to full-text of current and archived articles for subscribers.
  • Efficient online search capabilities.
  • HTML and PDF articles for easy displaying, printing and downloading
  • Reference linking to Cross Ref and Medline.
  • Usage statistics available to institution and country administrators.
  • Continuing access to journals from the subscription period.
  • OAI PMH, Metalib and SFX compatibility.
  • Atom and RSS feeds.
  • New search options have been developed, including: Automatic matching of a journal title as a user types; Context-sensitive spelling corrections, suggests alternative spellings to words not matched in the initial search; Automatically saved searches with re-run and edit facilities
  • In the quick search box, search all content allows a search that is not just restricted to journal content, but includes the full CJO website.
  • Continuing access to journals from the subscription period.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Subject Strengths

Evidence based medicine; Clinical trials

Service Strengths

  • Saved Search Alerts: Retrieve and re-run detailed search queries in My Profile or set Saved Search email Alerts to notify you whenever new content that matches the specified search is published online
  • Citation Tracking: Citation Tracking allows you to view published works that have cited an article you are currently reading

EBSCO Host Research Databases

Over 11,000 full-text, peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles, including access to 8 major databases.

Subject Strengths

Good coverage of most branches of social sciences and humanities; Strong business coverage; Strong nursing, medicine and allied health coverage; Dedicated newspaper database, kept separate from peer-reviewed content

Service Strengths

  • Single resource and single interface
  • 1-8 databases can be searched at the same time; many journals can be searched at once
  • Clean, clear, intuitive interface with good search facilities
  • Saved search facility for repeat search queries
  • Good quality, context-sensitive help
  • User statistics available online

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd

Emerald Management, features 120 Business and Management journals, all of which are peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text journals. Zambia has access to Emerald Subject Collections and all other countries have access to EM120

Subject Strengths

Accounting, Finance & Economics; Business, Management & Strategy; Education; HR, Learning & Organization Studies; Health & Social Care; Information & Knowledge Management; Library Studies; Marketing; Operations, Logistics & Quality; Property Management & Built Environment; Public Policy & Environmental Management; Tourism & Hospitality Management

Service Strengths

  • Perpetual (permanent) access to research - you can continue to access all content published during the years of subscription, even if you stop subscribing. You will also benefit from rented access to the journal archives for the duration of your subscription.
  • Access to high quality, international content - giving you access to the latest, global, peer-reviewed research in your field of interest.
  • Archive access - gives historical context, with eJournals archive content dating back to 1994.
  • Effective citation management - providing reference-linking compatiblity with EndNote, Reference Manager, RefWorks, ProCite and Zotero.
  • Personalization services - set up your own user profile, tailored searches, article and Table of Content alerts, bookmarked titles and marked list.
  • Early access to articles - download articles at least three months prior to publication through he "Emerald EarlyCite" facility.
  • Clean, clear, intuitive interface with good search facilities
  • Ongoing support - full training and support provided, including access to deficated portals with additional resources for librarians, authoris, researchers, engineers, teachers and students.
  • Accessible on the move - all of Emerald eJournals content is available to view via iOS and Android devices.
  • Liberal DRM - concurrent, institution-wide access with no download restrictions onto any device.
  • Easy discovery - content available through discovery services from Serial Solutions, Ex-Libris and EBSCO, amongst others.
  • Industry standards compliant - Open URL, Shibboleth and Athens authenticated and SUSHI usage statistics.
Geological Society: Lyell Collection

Geological Society: Lyell Collection

The Lyell Collection contains key peer-reviewed Earth science literature of the highest quality.

Subject Strengths

Earth science

Service Strengths

An electronic resource containing new and archival journals, special publications and book content, published by the Geological Society of London



HINARI Programme enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 15,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 47,000 e-books, and up to 100 other information resources are available to health institutions.

Subject Strengths

Biomedical and health science

Service Strengths

HINARI Programme enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 15,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 47,000 e-books and up to 100 other information resources are available to health institutions.

HST - Libraries in a Digital Age

The series of lectures looks at the challenges facing information professionals and their parent organisations as they face a future in which increasingly libraries existence is questioned where the Internet is universally accessible and giant global entities such as Google and Microsoft have budgets and collections that dwarf those of the largest library.

Subject Strengths

Information science; Librarianship

Service Strengths

The information on building and managing digital libraries is extensive but widely scattered and this series of lectures provides a structured overview of all of the issues and concerns which practitioners, students and managers need to address. It considers what libraries will have to become if they are to continue to be the information hubs which support the underlying teaching and learning of the university or college.

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.

Subject Strengths

Biomedicine and life sciences

Service Strengths

Available online 24 hours a day all days of the year

IMF eLibrary

The IMF is viewed as one of the world's most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics. IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data and original analysis, with coverage of almost every economy in the world and a special focus on developing and emerging economies.

Subject Strengths

Economic data; Monetary policy; Financial stability; Economic development; Forecasts and outlooks; Poverty reduction

Service Strengths

  • Integrated platform
  • Alerts
  • Favorites
  • Custom book creation
  • Citation tools
  • MARC records

Intellect Journals Collection

The Intellect Journals Collection offers full back-issue access to 83 journals in its expanding portfolio focusing on the arts, culture, communication and media.

Subject coverage

Film studies, visual arts, communication and media studies, cultural studies, performing arts, fashion


JSTOR is a growing digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 20,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects. JSTOR gives access to full-text journal articles available as searchable, scanned page images from over 600 important scholarly journals in 42 disciplines.

Subject Strengths

Business; Economics; History; Political Science; Language & Literature; Art & Art History; Music; Mathematics & Statistics; Education; Area Studies; Life Sciences; Ecology & Botany

Service Strengths

  • offering a unique, interlinked aggregation of scholarly works
  • facilitating interdisciplinary and historical research
  • exemplary standards for digitization and completeness
  • interfaces and functionality that support academic use
  • highly reliable access
  • long-term preservation

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. has generously offered free electronic access to all journal titles. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is universally acknowledged for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law. Liebert Online delivers electronic access to peer-reviewed journals published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Subject Strengths

Biotechnology; Biomedical research/life sciences; Clinical medicine and surgery; Law

Service Strengths

  • Content exceeds 41,000 papers from more than sixty authoritative journals, all full-text searchable and linked to external bibliographic databases
  • Offer free full text electronic access to the entire journal program to researchers, students and clinicians in developing nations.

Nature Publishing Group

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) publishes over 30 journals and online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Subject Strengths

Chemistry : Chemistry; Drug discovery; Biotechnology; Materials; Methods & Protocols

Clinical Practice & Research : Cancer; Cardiovascular medicine; Dentistry; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Methods & Protocols; Pathology & Pathobiology; Urology;

Earth & Environment : Earth sciences; Evolution & Ecology; Geosciences

Life sciences : Biotechnology; Cancer; Development; Drug discovery; Evolution & Ecology; Genetics; Immunology; Medical research; Methods & Protocols; Microbiology; Molecular cell biology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Systems biology

Physical sciences : Physics; Materials; Nanotechnology; Photonics

Service Strengths

  • Desktop access 24/7 - Access to full text HTML or PDF articles,
  • Mobile-optimized content - A number of NPG titles now offer fully mobile-optimized websites or articles - which your users can access via the wifi network at your institution.
  • Advance Online Publication (AOP) - The latest research papers published online up to two months ahead of print publication.
  • Supplementary information - Additional information not included in the printed version, meaning papers can have greater depth, online enhancements and are more useful to specialists who require detail, without distracting more general readers. Includes data sets, expanded methods and video animations.
  • Special web focuses - Seamless access to all additional content published in regular, topical web focuses.
  • Table of Contents e-alerts - Get the latest news and research immediately by signing-up to Table of Contents e-alerts, delivered direct to your inbox.
  • "Download citation" - Valuable services that enable users to download key information into their personal bibliographic databases, organize references and images and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly from an article.
  • Extensive linking to external resources - Link to online databases including BIND, Biocompare, GENBANK, Locuslink, OMIM, the Protein Data Bank and SwissProt.
  • Content listed in CrossRef Search

The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, case reports, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Subject coverage

The New England Journal of Medicine publishes content with an emphasis on internal medicine and sub-specialty areas, including cardiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, immunology/allergy, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, pulmonary, and rheumatology.

Key features

Subscriptions to the New England Journal of Medicine include full-text content access for the years 1990 (Volume 322, No. 1) to present

  • 52 weeks of research and clinical insights, including Original Articles, Review Articles, and The Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Multimedia and interactive content, including Videos in Clinical Medicine
  • Advanced search and filtering options to quickly find relevant content
  • Collections of content in key specialty and topic areas

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)

Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers to enable developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Oxford Journals publishes journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social science disciplines.Over 160 leading titles in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.

Subject Strengths

Biological Sciences; Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Humanities; Social Sciences; Law; Economics, Business, and Finance; Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and Physics

Service Strengths

  • Simple online registration and administration.
  • Access control options allow users to access content on site via IP address or remotely via Athens.
  • Downloadable usage statistics for librarians (COUNTER-compliant) reveal how content is being used.
  • Preservation arrangements with CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and PORTICO ensure content is available for the long term.
  • Choose integrated searching via search engines such as PubMed and Google Scholar.
  • Browse by subject to find content easily.
  • Supplementary material such as video and audio clips, images, and graphics are available for many articles.
  • CiteTrack alerts users when chosen articles are cited and also when new content is available on chosen topic(s) and/or by chosen author(s).
  • Email a friend option allows you to share your search results.
  • Links to similar articles helps guide research.
  • Download references using EndNote, ProCite BibTeX and RefWorks.
  • Request permissions to reproduce Oxford Journals content quickly via Rightslink
Palgrave Macmillan Journals

Palgrave Macmillan Journals

Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals.

Pediatric Neurology Briefs

Pediatric Neurology Briefs (PNB) is the leading monthly journal review focusing on child neurology. Established in 1987 by one of the founders of the specialty, J. Gordon Millichap MD FRCP, PNB is designed to expedite and facilitate the review of current scientific research and advances in pediatric neurology and related subjects. The editors provide detailed monthly summaries of published articles, followed by commentaries based on their experience and corroborated by appropriate supplementary citations.

Pediatric Neurology Briefs provides pediatric neurologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators and other health professionals with a detailed reference guide to the diagnosis, etiology, pathology, treatment and prognosis of nervous diseases of infants, children and adolescents. Content is intended to be accessible to readers in any medical discipline. (Now Open Access)

Subject Coverage

Pediatric Neurology Briefs covers a comprehensive group of subject areas related to progress in child neurology. An edited selection of these topics includes: pediatrics, neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology and epilepsy, neurosurgery and other related disciplines.

Key features

  • Subscriptions to Pediatric Neurology Briefs include IP access to all digitised full-text content, currently 2012 (Volume 26, No. 1) to present
  • Journals from a range of specialties are researched monthly for the selection of articles included in Pediatric Neurology Briefs
  • Article summaries are enhanced with cogent editorial commentary
  • PNB has reviewed and referenced more than 200 journals since inception
  • Choose integrated searching via search engines such as PubMed and Google Scholar. ? Browse by subject to find content easily.
  • An edited selection of journals reviewed is listed on the Pediatric Neurology Briefs website
Policy Press

Policy Press

Policy Press is a leading specialist social science publisher committed to journals that will have an impact on research, learning, policy and practice at an international level.

Royal Society Journals and Archive

Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world's first science journal.

Subject Strengths

Mathematics, engineering and other physical sciences; All biological sciences; particularly good on ecology, environment; Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary science

Service Strengths

  • 8 Royal Society journals specialising in cutting edge research, results and peer-reviewed new data; 2 history of science titles.
  • Articles published well in advance of print copies.
  • References contain active reference linking to cited content.
  • Free Table of Contents alerting service available for all users, for all titles
Policy Press

Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is an innovative online tool designed to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects across a wide range of subject areas including the social sciences and health sciences. It offers access to over 120,000 pages of SAGE's renowned book, journal and reference content and provides advanced search and discovery tools.

Science Direct

Science Direct

Access peer-reviewed full-text articles through ScienceDirect. This is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and 26,000 books.

University of California Press

Access to 33 Journals of the University of California Press.

Subject Strengths

Area Studies; History of Science; Human research and BioEthics; Sociology; Social interaction

Service Strengths

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University of Chicago Press

Journals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including several journals that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields. The journals present original research in the social sciences, humanities, education, and biological and physical sciences.

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Economics; Education; Humanities; Law; Life and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences

Service Strengths

  • Chicago Journals are published by the University of Chicago Press. Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press is the largest American university press
  • The Journals Division currently publishes journals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including several journals that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields
  • Chicago's online journals are included in the Current Scholarship Program, a partnership between JSTOR and leading university presses, and hosted on



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