Accessing Digital Resources in Ghana
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
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)
  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
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
(Image credit:, 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
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
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 publishing industry, ARDI provides access
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, e-books and reference works. Their
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 Africa, which accounts for the
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 training workshops around the globe.
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 know, for example, that there
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 and providing the necessary training