African Journals OnLine (AJOL)
"AJOL is the world's largest online collection of African-published, peer-reviewed scholarly journals." Full text available for journals for which an institution has a subscription or which are open access; indexes and abstracts available for many other journals.
African current news and information from over 100 African news organisations, together with an archive dating back to 1996. Sources include government and opposition-controlled papers, independent, media services, and original reporting by AllAfrica’s own journalists. Current news section freely available; older material available within IDS (IDS members can ask at the library service counter for a username/password to access this from outside IDS).
Columbia International Affairs Online
Covers theory and research in international affairs. Materials date from 1991, & include the full text of working and occasional papers from university research institutes, NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Only available to IDS members.
"EASYPol is a multilingual repository of freely downloadable resources for policy making in agriculture, rural development and food security.These resources focus on policy findings, methodological tools and capacity development."
EIU Country Reports and Profiles - Economist Intelligence Unit
Country reports and annual country profiles in full-text for 116 countries in Africa and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. Username and password, available from BLDS for IDS members, required off campus.
Human Development Reports, 1990 onwards
From UNDP. Reports 1990-99 also available on one CD in IDS Library; ask at Enquiry Desk.
ilissAfrica (Internet library sub-Saharan Africa)
"A portal that offers an integrated access to relevant scientific conventional and digital information resources on the sub-Saharan Africa region. Information scattered on private or institutional websites, databases or library catalogues are brought together in order to facilitate research."
Indian Citation Index
Covers 568 (June 2011) Indian journalsl; aims to cover 1000. Enables user to trace citations to journal articles so as to follow the progress of a line of research. Registration required, but this is free.
Political and economic information on Latin America. Includes Latin American Weekly Report. Username and password, available from BLDS for IDS members, required off campus
"OECD’s Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data ... contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - over 1 000 journal issues, 2 900 working papers, 2 500 multi-lingual summaries, 6 200 e-book titles, 14 000 tables and graphs, 21 000 chapters and articles, and 390 complete databases with more than 4 billion data points." Available via IDS until January 2012 (username and password, available from BLDS for IDS members, required off campus).
World Development Report
Text of all World Bank annual World Development Reports, 1978 onwards.
World Development Sources
Various World Bank reports including Staff Appraisal Reports, Project Appraisal Documents, GEF Project Documents.
Resources for developing country researchers
We have compiled a list of resources that are available free, or at low cost, to researchers in developing countries including funding news, journals and advice
Bringing together pre-set searches of the BLDS catalogue and related resources on key development themes prepared by our librarians
BLDS Digital Library
Search and download full-text copies of publications that have been selected for digitisation from the BLDS collection of developing country research.