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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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Tips for Designing Better Research Posters

Research posters are a common way to show the results of a project in the academic community. Researchers present posters at conferences as a way to communicate their work in a summarized way to a…

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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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Publisher of the Month – Oxford University Press

Our Publisher of the Month is OUP (Oxford University Press). OUP is one of our founding partners providing its high-quality resources for free or at a low cost to eligible countries. In addition, OUP participates in a wide range…

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New Mendeley Certification Program for Librarians

With the new program librarians can get certified and obtain a Premium Upgrade for 500 users at their institution for free. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help researchers organize their papers,…

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Grey Literature resources

What is Grey Literature? Grey literature is defined as ‘that which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers.’[1]  …

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Free Science E-books on the Internet

Today, Research4Life users can find up to 30,000 science related books available from our platform depending on the publishers’ granting access to countries and institutions.  This material can be expanded with free e-books from several…

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The Mendeley Advisor Program

In previous posts we have talked about Mendeley, one of the many Research4Life partners. Mendeley is a program to manage and share research papers, and a platform to collaborate and discuss with the research community from all over…

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Free Digital Tools for Researchers

Could you imagine doing research without internet? Digital tools have made research practices easier for scientists and librarians. Here we have gathered for you some digital resources to help you conduct research more efficiently and creatively.  1. Social media Facebook and…

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Tips for writing a research paper

Writing a research paper? Reporting new results in a scientific journal is a process common to all researchers. However, many scientific papers fail to effectively communicate research work to their audience. Focusing on the authors instead…

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Special Collection on the Ebola Virus by AAAS/Science

Given the current widespread and lethal outbreak of the Ebola virus, AAAS’ journals Science and Science Translational Medicine offer a freely available collection of research and news articles on the viral disease to researchers and the general public. View…

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AAAS Science – Publisher of the Month

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is our first publisher of the month. AAAS publishes three respected peer-reviewed journals that Research4Life users are able to access. Science, the premier global science weekly; Science…

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How to Read a Scientific Paper

4 steps to follow when reading a scientific paper: Skim, Re-read, Ask yourself questions and summarize.   About the author Natalia Rodriguez Natalia Rodriguez is the Communications Coordinator for Research4Life. She works with different organisations…

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Understanding Research4Life

Check out a quick and easy infographic about Research4Life and its programmes. About the author Natalia Rodriguez Natalia Rodriguez is the Communications Coordinator for Research4Life. She is a Science Communication Creative working with different organisations to find innovative…

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