Catholic Institute of West Africa



The e-library resources are in two categories: Non-IP-regulated and IP-regulated. The Non-IP-regulated are those e-resources that can be accessed outside the Institute Network. The IP-regulated e-resources on the other hand are those that can be accessed only within the Institute network coverage.


Log in to Research4Life (This link provides access to resources from AGORA, HINARI, ARDI, OARE and GOALI)

Log in to EBSCOhost (This link provides access to content and technology for academic libraries research databases, journals, et al.) 

Access PDFDrive for free download of eBooks

Note: These e-resources can be accessed on any network.

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries by improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology. Currently, 17 publishers provide access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI.
Health Inter Network Access to Research Initiative. The HINARI program, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enable developing countries to gain access to one of the World’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature.
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture. The AGORA program, set up by the food and Agriculture Organization of UN (FAO] together with major publisher, enable developing country to gain an access to an outstanding digital Library collection in the field of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences
Online Access to Resources on the Environment
Global Online Access to Legal Information. GOALI is a public-private partnership of International Labour Organization (ILO) as a UN agency, together with Brill Nijhoff and academic partners Cornell Law School Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. The aim of GOALI is 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. 


JSTOR is an IP-regulated e-resource which requires individual registration on the Institute’s Network before it can be accessed when used outside the Institute Network. JSTOR is on ALL field of study.

To access the JSTOR e-resource on the Institute Network, click on this link: You can then search.
Link to register on the Institute Network:

Follow the link provided above. It provides users access to create a username and password. These can be used to access the resource subsequently outside of the Institute network.

Students are required to register on the CIWA Network before the resources can be accessed outside the Institute Network. Therefore, students are advised to use their matriculation numbers as username and email for registration.

Students are strongly advised to visit the library to register on the CIWA Network for off campus access.


Must be on the Institute Network. To access, copy the URL and paste on the web browser and then search. Note: This can only be accessed within the Institute Network.

1NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINEhttp://www.nejm.orgIP-regulatedIP-regulatedMedical Specialties & Clinical Medicine
2ROYAL SOCIETY JOURNALS COLLECTIONhttp://royalsocietypublishing.orgIP-regulatedIP-regulatedRoyal Society Journals Collection is an online, fully Open Access journal. It publishes articles from across the whole of science, engineering and mathematics. It operates objective, and optionally open, peer review.
3EMERALD Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference, now also including health and social care, education and engineering. Emerald manages a portfolio of over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 teaching cases. Thank you.


Open Access (OA) journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the readers "without financial, legal, or technical barriers.

1DOAJhttp://www.doaj.orgOpen AccessOpen AccessThis service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. There are 2411 journals in the directory. Currently 708 journals are searchable at article level. 
2DOABhttp://www.doabooks.orgOpen AccessOpen AccessFree access E-Books.
3BOOKBOONhttp://www.bookboon.comOpen AccessOpen AccessFree access E-Book
4AFICAN JOURNALS ONLINE AccessOpen AccessAfrican Journal Online (AJOL) is a service to provide access to African published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship. 
5BIOMED CENTRALhttp://www.biomedcentralOpen AccessOpen AccessBioMed central is a publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed Open Access journals.
6BMJ PUBLISHING GROUPhttp://journals.bmj.comOpen AccessOpen AccessBMJ Group publish BMJ (British medical Journal), a Number of journals covering major medical Specialties and a growing number of online and events products for the healthcare profession.
7POPLINE population information onlinehttp://www.popline.orgOpen AccessOpen AccessPOPLINE R (Population Information  online), the world’s largest databases on reproductive health
8PUBMED CENTRALhttp://www.pubmedcentral.nih.govOpen AccessOpen AccessPubMed Central is the U.S. National Institute of Health(NIH) free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature
9WORLD BANK GROUPwww.worldbank.orgOpen AccessOpen Access 
10E-JOURNALShttp://www.e-journals.orgOpen AccessOpen AccessE-journals are part of the World Wide Virtual library. Provides links to world electronic journals.
11INTECH AccessOpen AccessAll Subject Areas especially Sciences
12ERIC AccessOpen AccessERIC (Education Resources Information Centre) is a comprehensive database containing abstracts of journals articles, reports, curriculum guides, conference proceedings, etc. It covers all areas of education at all age and grade levels. ERIC Documents 1993+ are now freely available online.
13Freefullpdf AccessOpen AccessAll scientific subjects are covered and all content are freely available in PDF format. was developed by KnowMade SARL. KnowMade is a Technology Intelligence company specialized in the research and analysis of scientific and technical information.
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