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Launched in 2006, OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment)is managed by theUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with Yale University and more than 75 publishers. OARE enhances environmental research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions in more than 100 countries benefitting many thousands of environment researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students.


Launched in 2003, AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture)is managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with Cornell University and over 70 publishers. Over 2400 institutions have registered for access to AGORA which provides access to over 3000 high quality international journals covering agriculture, fisheries, food, nutrition, veterinary science and related biological, environmental and social sciences in public institutions across the world. It also includes several important databases and indexes. The journal can be searched using a special subset of CAB Abstracts.

HINARI (Access to Research in Health 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. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 29,000 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

ARDI or “Access to Research for Development and Innovation” was launched in 2009 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). ARDI reinforces the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy and supports the creation of new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level. Developed to provide critical patent information to researchers in lesser developed countries, ARDI was launched in collaboration with the Research4Life programs and 12 major scientific and technical publishers, including Elsevier.

GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information is a new programme providing free or low-cost online access to legal research and training in the developing world. Policymakers, researchers and students in the developing world will have free online access to 85,000 resources until 2025.The Research4Life partners, including the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced on 14 July 2018 that they have agreed to extend their partnership through 2025. The renewed commitment will ensure that the nearly 85,000  resources available to researchers, doctors, NGOs and policymakers will continue to boost evidence based research, healthcare, policy making and global justice in low- and middle-income countries.

JSTOR serves think tanks, foundations, development organizations, relief and grassroots institutions, and government entities worldwide. Organizations from more than one hundred countries participate in JSTOR, including almost every federal agency in the United States. Launched in 2011 as the Current Scholarship Program, our current journals bring numerous benefits to the communities JSTOR works with. Current journals are offered across subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. JSTOR now contains hundreds of current journal titles from leading publishers.

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