Publisher of the Month: The Electrochemical Society (ECS)

ECS’s partnership with Research4Life currently provides institutions in over 120 countries around the world free accessibility to all of the content available in the ECS Digital Library, comprising a total of over 132,000 articles and…

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AGORA Webinars: Effective Search Strategies for Researchers. Finding resources on AGORA and other platforms (EN/FR/ES)

(Image credit: By Willi Heidelbach (Flickr: Passt1) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)  We are pleased to announce three upcoming webinars in English, French and Spanish about developing search strategie for researchers. We will demonstrate how a well formulated search…

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Putting ClinicalKey in doctors’ hands through Research4Life’s developing country access

Medical search engine lets doctors and nurses find evidence-based answers while treating patients Whether they are based in Boston, Beijing or Botswana, doctors everywhere struggle with information overload. Treating patients and keeping up with their…

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Finding AGORA resources by keyword – Literature Research with Summon

(Image credit: pixabay.com, CC0 license) We are pleased to announce three upcoming webinars in English, French and Spanish about how to search AGORA  with Summon. Summon facilitates literature research on the AGORA portal enabling the user to search…

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AGORA : Tracking Usage Growth : April 2017

AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) is one of the four programmes making up Research4Life (R4L) facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. AGORA’s goal is to provide free or low cost access (complementary to open access) to peer-reviewed journals…

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Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition Winners Announced

A librarian from Uganda and a researcher from Zimbabwe winners of the Advocacy Competition The Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition has received inspiring stories from researchers and librarians around the world. More than 150 applicants have shown that it…

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Access to Research for Development and Innovation Webinar

Launched in 2009, ARDI – Access to Research for Development and Innovation – is the youngest of the four Research4Life programmes. Coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization and together with its partners in the…

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Publisher of the Month: Taylor & Francis

Our highlighted publisher this month is Taylor & Francis Group.   Taylor & Francis Group is a founding partner of Research4Life and a founding member of Publishers for Development, a world-leading publisher of scholarly journals, books,…

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A look at AGORA usage in the world

Africa leads in terms of usage, but AGORA has considerable presence in Asia and Latin America. With by far the highest number of registered institutions in the world Africa uses AGORA the most, especially Sub-Saharan…

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Research4Life Training workshops: An overview of the past year

A total of 98 Research4Life training workshops were organized in the past year around the globe. Every year, the Capacity Development Team of Research4Life -along with Universities, United Nations agencies and partner organizations- organizes different…

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AGORA: What’s in a name?

AGORA is about agriculture, but only in the broadest sense “Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture” might appear to have a strongly agricultural slant, but AGORA’s topical reach extends far beyond that. Did you…

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Research4Life-INASP Advocacy Competition

Version en Español Over the last two decades we have worked together with INASP to close the information gap between developed and developing countries by providing free or low cost access to academic, scientific, and professional peer-reviewed content online…

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En español: Lo que debes saber acerca de Research4Life

Si usted es un investigador, bibliotecario, médico o estudiante en un país en vía de desarrollo, este post le informará lo que debe saber acerca de Research4Life. ¿Qué es Research4Life? Research4Life es el nombre colectivo de…

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Interview with Chenjerai Mabhiza about the Forum on Open Data, Open Science and Open Access to Information in Agriculture

Interview with Chenjerai Mabhiza, Head of User Services at the University of Namibia Following the forum on Open science and Open Data in Agriculture in Namibia in April, we caught up with Chenjerai Mabhiza – Head of…

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En Español: Tips para mejorar la redacción de artículos científicos

Presentar los resultados de un estudio en una revista científica es un proceso común de todos los investigadores en las distintas disciplinas. Sin embargo, muchos artículos científicos no logran comunicar los resultados de una investigación de manera efectiva. Algunos…

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Publisher of the Month: SAGE

We are back with our Publisher of the Month section and this time the turn is for SAGE Publishing. SAGE Publishing is an active publishing partner in the Research4Life network, closely aligned and committed to supporting…

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Elsevier provides free online training platform for researchers

Publishing Campus is a new platform with free online lectures, interactive training courses and expert advice. Where should you go to get advice on applying for grants, planning your career or improving your publishing skills?…

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Research4Life Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce the webinar series “Research4Life: the library that opens doors”. In collaboration with AIMS, the series of webinars will illustrate how Research4Life works, how it is constructed and who can join the partnership. It will…

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Training Tip: Effective reading and writing

Did you skim-read that scientific paper adequately? Does your writing draw conclusions and link concepts clearly enough for your reader?  Low and behold, not all scientists are natural writers. In fact one of the issues…

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HINARI/Research4Life training workshop in Suva, Fiji

Highlights from the Research4Life on-site trainings in the Western Pacific Region.    A five day Research4Life/HINARI “Training the Trainer” workshop was conducted last November for the first time in Suva, Fiji. This unique workshop gathered…

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African researchers learn how to get their message to a global audience

TReND organized a course on Science Communication and Writing for young African researchers. “All forms of science require expertise in scientific communication, with publishing of manuscripts being just one communication aspect.” says Dr Andrew Beale, the Malawi…

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Research4Life to partner with DOAJ to ensure the inclusion of quality open-access journals

Research4Life and DOAJ announced today a working partnership that will help to ensure that the users of Research4Life will have access to the largest possible array of open access journals from publishers following a quality…

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Research4Life Training: An Overview of the Past Year

To make the best use of the Research4Life resources, training is one of the key and most important activities that our partners and programmes are committed to offer to our users. During the year thousands of…

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Publisher of the Month: JoMI

The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI), is Research4Life’s new publisher of the month. The Boston-based journal publishes surgical video articles filmed at top U.S. hospitals. Although only 2 years old, JoMI is growing quickly with…

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Publisher of the Month: Brill

Brill is an active participating publishing partner in the Research4Life network. The global academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology traces its history back to the 17th century Netherlands and the university town…

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National Research4Life Workshop: HINARI Training in Georgia

Sponsored by the World Health Organisation and Librarians Without Borders, a three day ‘HINARI Train the Trainers’ workshop was held last April in Tbilisi, Georgia. A total of 25 participants completed the course. Attendants included a mix of…

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Access to online resources is transforming health and environmental research

  In 2007, when he first joined Makerere University in Uganda as an agricultural librarian trainee, Onan Mulumba spent most of his time re-shelving books. Now he accesses thousands of online journals, books and databases…

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Free AGORA online course

If you are a researcher, librarian or a professional working in Agriculture, the new AGORA online course is for you. Delivered online through the ITOCA Moodle platform, the course takes around 6-8 hours to complete,…

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Post-Graduate TEEAL Research Paper Competition 2015

A Research Paper Competition for African Post-Graduate Students ITOCA in collaboration with Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University is pleased to announce the TEEAL Post-Graduate Research Paper Competition 2015 for post graduate students from six…

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One Month of Free Access to Around 1,700 Scientific Journals

If you are a researcher from an emerging region, you can register for the STAR program providing one month of free access to around 1,700 international and regional journals. The STAR program provides access to a full range…

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