Lebanese researchers can now access up to 61,000 academic and other resources through Research4Life

Published: Monday 1st February 2021
Category: News

Since last month, libraries and institutions in Lebanon can register for Research4Life to get low-cost access to leading journals, books and databases from authoritative and international academic publishers.

Word cloud of subjects covered in Research4Life

Research4Life covers nearly every research discipline. There is a particular focus on health, agriculture, environment, law, social sciences. These resources are indispensable for academic research, to develop educational materials or to inform policy decisions.

Research4Life provides a central discovery service for all of the content on offer in Lebanon, which includes up to 11,000 peer-reviewed journals (subscription and open access) and up to 50,000 books. The service integrates with publishers’ own platforms.

Health professionals will also find reliable medical information. The most important medical journals and databases from Elsevier, Digital Science, CABI, EBSCO and other publishers can be accessed via Hinari, one of Research4Life’s five programs. These journals can be searched through a special version of PubMed (Medline) and through other article indexes.

Research4Life offers training to its users via regular webinars. Several times a year, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduces Research4Life users to all aspects of Research4Life so they can discover the wealth of information at their fingertips.

What other users say

Becoming a member of Research4Life will create an avenue through which our staff will benefit a great deal in their research. This in its turn will create new knowledge that will benefit our country as a whole.

User from Kenya

Words are inadequate to express how access to these programs have filled the gaps that existed in our library collection over the past years.

User from Liberia

I would like to thank you profoundly for enabling our access to the resources available through Research4Life. We definitely look forward to benefiting greatly from using the resources in order to achieve our organizational objectives.

User from Kenya

How to register

Eligible institutions include universities, teaching hospitals, health centers, government offices, research and not-for-profit  institutions and many more.

The yearly subscription fee is 1,500 USD with an initial six-month free trial period.

  1. Check if your institution is eligible to register
  2. Check if your institution is already registered
  3. Find out how to register or watch our webinar
  4. Register

Getting started

Check the Research4Life training site for a quick overview of Research4Life’s main functions, presentations and webinars.

Follow us on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Dgroups) to be notified of upcoming webinars and other training opportunities.

Finally, if you are a librarian or information specialist, have a look at our tools on promoting Research4Life in your institution.

What is Research4Life?

Since 2002, Research4Life has provided researchers at more than 10,000 institutions in over 120 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up to 119,000 leading journals and books in different fields of research.

This is done in partnership with five UN agencies: WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO; Cornell and Yale Universities; the STM Association and more than 180 international publisher partners.

There are five topical collections through which users can access content: Research for Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Research for Global Justice (GOALI).