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e-Library Resources


Use the links in the
 Selected Websites below to find freely available information on the Web.

The Open CourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education. An OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality college and university‐level educational materials.  These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content. OpenCourseWare are free and openly licensed, accessible to anyone, anytime via the internet. The search index currently contains 5,910 courses from 62 sources and 25 languages, and growing! Click here to visit this site

"ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources." Concentrates on providing links to full text freely downloadable documents, with thorough abstracts created by Eldis. Also includes:

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.


A gateway to Internet resources useful for HE teaching and research work, "created by a network of UK universities and partners". Not maintained since July 2011, but will be available for three years. Several sections are relevant to development studies, including:

World Bank

Details of World Bank activities, including:

World Development Reports

This is an invaluable guide to the economic, social and environmental state of the world produced by the World Bank.