University of Zambia Library subscribes to over 50,000 journals. Articles are indexed in many databases. No single database covers all journals.

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Set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences.

Agricultural Sciences

American Institute of Physics journals


AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP's citation platform hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 earned society publishers.

Natural Sciences

American Physical Society


Access to the journals produced by the American Physical Society and the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA).

Natural Sciences

BioMed Central

Dedicated to open research, BioMed publishes over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health.

Health Sciences & Medicine


Aggregation of 200 high quality, subscribed and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Natural Sciences

Cambridge Journals Online


Full text of over 323 Cambridge University Press Online Journals.



Cochrane Library


The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Health Sciences & Medicine

EBSCO Host Research Databases


Access to 8 major databases: Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Newspaper Source; Health Source : Nursing & Academic; Health Source : Consumer Edition; Medline.

All Specialisations


The new content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing's journals, reference works and books. It includes scholarly monographs, research handbooks, companions, etc.

 Law, Business, Humanities & Social Sciences

Emerald Management 120 eJournal Collection


EM120 features 120 journals, all of which are full text and peer-reviewed. These journals are considered essential content by 88 of the Financial Times Top 100 business schools.


Library and Information Sciences

Geological Society - The Lyell Collection Complete


The Lyell Collection is an electronic resource containing new and archival journal, Special Publication and book content, published by the Geological Society of London. It contains key peer-reviewed Earth science literature of the highest quality.

Natural Sciences

GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information

GOALI aims to improve the quality of legal research, education and training in low- and middle-income countries, and in turn strengthen legal frameworks and institutions and further the rule of law.



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HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Get password from Librarian.


HST - Libraries in a Digital Age


Over 800 specially prepared online audio-visual lectures by leading experts in business and management fields. The collection is an ideal resource to embed within any business and management course.

Humanities and Social Sciences

HST - The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection


Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on biomedical and life sciences for researchers and university faculty members.

Natural Sciences

IMF eLibrary


The IMF is viewed as one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Intellect Journals collection

Covers Visual arts, Film studies, Cultural & Media Studies and Performing arts.

 Humanities and Social Sciences



JSTOR is a growing digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source object in Business, Economics, History, Political Science, Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Music, Mathematics & Statistics, Education, Area Studies, Life Sciences, Ecology & Botany.

Humanities and Social Science,

Natural Sciences

Liebert Online


Universally acknowledged for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.


Nature Publishing Group Journals


NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Natural Sciences



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Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers to enable developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.

Natural Sciences

OUP - E-books International Law in Domestic Courts


The International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC), accessed through Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals


OUP - E-books Oxford Reference Online


Provides access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject from Art to Zoology.


OUP - E-books Oxford Scholarship Online


Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 4,600 Oxford books in the humanities, social sciences, sciences medicine, and law.


OUP - Oxford Journals


Oxford Journals publishes journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social science disciplines.
Organisations that qualify for the free Developing Countries Oxford Online Collection offer will obtain access to over 200 titles.


Palgrave Macmillan Journals


Palgrave Macmillan offer a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals.

Business, Economics, Operations Research, Politics, and Sociology

Policy Press


Policy Press is a leading specialist social science publisher committed to journals that will have an impact on research, learning, policy and practice at an international level.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Royal Society - Royal Society Journals Online


Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world's first science journal.

Natural Sciences

Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC Journals Archive


Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books.

Natural Sciences

Sage Knowledge

Over 850 journals, including those of over 300 learned societies and institutions, and over 800 books a year across a broad range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.


Sage Online Journals


Over 550 journals in the business, humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine (STM).


Science Direct



A leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals.

Largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.


University of California Press


Access to 33 Journals of the University of California Press.


University of Chicago Journals


The journals present original research in the social sciences, humanities, education, and biological and physical sciences.


Wiley Library

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.