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The Global Community
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Mario Heredia is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro in Portugal. When researchers are working for a country they love, they can do amazing things. When they are backed
Knowledge is power
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Lui Philip Kame is Technical Services Librarian at the PNG University of Natural Resource and Environment in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Lui Philip Kame believes in giving people power by giving them information. “I decided to become a librarian
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Access to research results in policy advocacy to address the burden of diabetes in Zimbabwe
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Gaining access to Research4Life equipped Dr. Alice Matimba and her team with up-to-date and reliable information to advocate for a policy of investment in the advanced technology and services needed to tackle the burden of diabetes in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe,
A journey to knowledge
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Rosemary Thiongo is a librarian at the Faculty of Sciences of the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya. Rosemary Thiongo bought her first ever car in order to visit the library. At the time, she was working full-time as a
Accessing Digital Resources in Ghana
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Dinah Baidoo is an assistant librarian at Ashesi University College in Berekuso, Ghana. Dinah is also a member of the “advocacy/marketing of eResources” sub-committee of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH). She received an honorable mention
To go beyond research
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Dr. Enitome E. Bafor is a senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Benin, Nigeria. Enitome Bafor has faced many hurdles during her research career: from developing a unique application for a metabolomic-pharmacology model to more
AGORA Webinars: Effective Search Strategies for Researchers. Finding resources on AGORA and other platforms (EN/FR/ES)
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  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 strategy can facilitate literature search on the AGORA platform via Summon and on other platforms. AGORA provides access to
Putting ClinicalKey in doctors’ hands through Research4Life’s developing country access
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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 administrative work and the latest
Finding AGORA resources by keyword – Literature Research with Summon
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(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 resources by keyword, filter search
AGORA : Tracking Usage Growth : April 2017
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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 (to date: 9.020) and e-books
Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition Winners Announced
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  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 is possible to advocate
Access to Research for Development and Innovation Webinar
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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 publishing industry, ARDI provides access
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