Articles and Links
Full Text Open Access Repositories
Full Text Institutional Repositories focusing on development
- Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)
OpenDOAR lists the wide variety of institutional and subject-based Open Access research archives and repositories which have grown up around the world.
OAIster is a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented full-text resources searchable without restriction. OAIster includes over 7 million records from over 600 institutions worldwide.
Arc is an experimental research service of Digital Library Research group at Old Dominion University. ARC searches across over 178 international repositories (listed here: http://arc.cs.odu.edu:8080/oai/admin.jsp) through a unified search interface.
- ePrints-UK project
ePrints-UK aims to provide national, discipline-focused searching for access of journal articles, technical reports and web pages in electronic institutional archives of 30 selected UK universities and colleges.
- Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
BASE is the multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources at Bielefeld University. BASE complements the current metasearch system for catalogues and databases of the Bielefeld Digital Library by allowing searches to be limited by type of document, including scholarly full text archives, digital repositories and preprint servers available on the World Wide Web.
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- FAO Corporate Document Repository / FAO
The repository provides full text access to publications, articles and meeting documents produced by the FAO.
- Development Experience Database / U.S. AID
Provides access to abstracts and full text documents from USAID, including: Reports, development project documents, and citations of documents held by USAID Information Centers.
- World Bank "Documents & Reports" Database
Provides access to all publicly available World Bank operational documents (project documents, analytical and advisory work, and evaluations), formal and information research papers, and most World Bank publications. Includes over 15,000 full text documents.
- Development Gateway / Development Gateway Fdn
Promotes knowledge sharing by providing access to fulltext documents across a wide range of development topics. Also includes 38 Country Gateway Portals serving local development information needs.
- Eldis Gateway to Development Information / Inst of Dev Studies
Over 16,000 full text, abstracted development-oriented documents are available from Eldis. Documents are of "strategic, policy or practical interest" for development practitioners based in both the North and the South.
- UN Best Practices Database
Includes descriptions of over 2,150 award-winning solutions to common social, economic and environmental problems in over 140 developing and developed countries. Searchable by country, scale (global, national, regional, village, etc.) and by subject category. Best Practices is a joint product of UN-HABITAT and The Together Foundation and is supported in part by the Dubai Municipality, the Best Practices Partners, and the Government of UK. Coverage: 1996 – present.
- Projects & Operations- World Bank
Search thru projects, project documents, and analytical-and-advisory work of the World Bank. An advance search feature is available. The database is also browsable by: Region, country/area, theme or sector.