EBSCO Host Research Databases

The databases provide access to just over 16,500 abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities. 


This database is an essential resource for religious and theological studies, providing bibliographic records covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history and religion in social issues  

Emerald insight

Management and library & information services journals. The service also provides access to leading titles in marketing, business disciplines, engineering and materials science.

Oxford journals

It has 291 titles receiving an Impact Factor. Journals in Medicine & health, Arts & humanities, sciences & mathematics, social sciences and Law

Sage Research Methods

Subject Strengths: research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative, cases, videos, datasets

Taylor & Francis Journals


Information Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Museum, Heritage Studies & Visual Arts, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports, Leisure, Travel & Tourism and Urban Studies


Taylor and Francis eBooks


5,000 titles (Perpetual Access)

Access to the world’s premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law content.

Wiley Online Library

Full 2022 collection

Access to journal titles which cover the full spectrum of life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities, and include many titles ranked at the forefront of their field.

PROQUEST Academic complete & Library Thing Book cover widget


ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management.


OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.

Project Muse

Project MUSE is your trusted source for the highest quality books and journals in the humanities and social sciences from over 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.

University of Chicago Press

The journals present original research from international scholars in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Biological and Medical Sciences, and Physical Sciences

Henry Stewart Talks Ltd

Subject Strength: Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Marketing and Management collection


IEEE/IET Electronic Library Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science; Architecture, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science Information Systems, Software Engineering, Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence. 

Lexis Nexis Legal Library


NB: This is only accessed by 16 KLISC member institutions

Lexis Library delivers thousands of trusted legal, tax and regulatory sources, such as: Butterworths, Halsbury’s Laws, Tolley’s, Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law and Civil Court Practice. Plus, wide-ranging primary source materials including all England Law Reports, Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, Atkins Court Forms among others.


Covers Economics, History, Political science, Archeology, African Studies, Music, Art & Art History, Business, Ecology & Botany, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics

Royal Society


Subject strength: biochemistry, immunology, bioinformatics, ecology, microbiology and many more

E-duke journals scholarly collection

African studies, anthropology, art & art history, Asian studies, criticism & theory, cultural studies, economics, education, environmental humanities, ethnography, European studies, fiction & poetry, film & media studies, gender & sexuality studies, literary studies, 

 Edward Elgar publishing

Business management, Education, Economic and finance, Geography, Innovation, Research methods, Social and sociology, Teaching methods, Urban & regional, Development studies, Environment

Euclid Prime Collection

Applied mathematics, statistics, theoretical mathematics

Mathematical Sciences Publishers Journal

Provides free access to MSP’s journals, open to libraries in these 29 countries: Subject coverage: Mathematics, mechanics & engineering

OpenEdition Journals

Is a bundle of 175 journals in Humanities and Social Sciences, published by university presses and small academic publishers

European Respiratory Journals

Adult and pediatric respiratory medicine, including cell biology, epidemiology, immunology, oncology, pathophysiology, imaging, occupational medicine, intensive care, sleep medicine and thoracic surgery.

International Water Association


IWA Publishing publishes 17 peer-reviewed journals, plus supporting 4 more in association with Elsevier.

The Company of Biologists' Journals

Free access to three journals published by The Company of Biologists: Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology.





Access to Scientific and Socioeconomic Knowledge in Africa (ASKIA)

It defines a framework for bringing together scientific and socio-economic information for the African community, including scientists, researchers, academics, students, economists a including Open Access literature, scientific and socio-economic commercial databases, online journals and other resources. The federated search will provide a one stop access to knowledge of different types ranging from bibliographic data, statistical data, events and news, etc and, policy-makers

Academic Journals

Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Arts and, Education, Legal studies, Engineering among others

Africa Information Ethics

Provide Information Ethics Resources

African Health OER Network

Provide Health Education Resources


Provide access to free ebooks and textbooks on various subjects.


This is a Multidisciplinary e-books library site. It provides direct links to over 2,431,966 free ebooks.

CAB Direct

CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. It contains the following datasets: Aquaculture CompendiumAnimal Health & Production CompendiumCrop Protection CompendiumForestry Compendium. There are over 12,216,000 records available in CAB Direct

CAPstoneAcademic Publishers

Provide Access to Medical Textbooks in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


CORE is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. The directory lists repositories and allows breakdown and selection by a variety of criteria – see the Find page – which can also be viewed as statistical charts. It has over 125,699,898 Open Access Research Articles.


Subject Strength: Agriculture and Enterprise Development.
CoS-SIS carries out inter-disciplinary policy experiments with a view to elaborate, apply and assess an approach to sustainable rural poverty alleviation and food security, based on Innovation System (IS) thinking.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

It has Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. It contains 11,224 Journals, 8,149 searchable at Article level in 123 Countries and 2,926,268 Articles.

Data World Bank

Provide Access toInformation Resources on Agriculture & Rural Development, Health, Aid Effectiveness, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Labor & Social Protection, Economic Policy & External Debt, Poverty, Education, Private Sector, Energy & Mining, Public Sector, Environment, Science & Technology, Financial Sector, Social Development, Gender; and Urban Development.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository. It has 11,040 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 261 publishers.

East African Community (EAC) Documents and Publications

ProvideAccess to Documents and Publications generated within EAC.


Contains bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text resources. This database is also accessible through EBSCOhost.

ESRI e-books

This list of resources is provided by ESRI. The resources provide useful information in Geographic Information Systems. Most of the materials are in PDF format that can be downloaded.

Free Book Centre

Contains links to thousands of free online technical books. Which include core Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, and Medical books.

Gateway for Free E-journals

Access 700 Free E-journals covering Subjects like Business & Management, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, General Works, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Library Science,Life Sciences, Material Science, Mathematics, Media and Communication, Physics & Social Sciences.

Google Books

Contain Millions of multidisciplinary great books to review.

Google Public Data

This is a Public Data Directory.

HighWire Stanford University Press

HighWire Press is the largest collection of free full-text online articles on Science.

IFRA Press Archive

IFRA has built up a press review of East African newspapers since the late 1970’s. The collection has more
than 50,000 press cuttings classified thematically by National and international politics, economy and agriculture.

International LabourOrganisation (ILO)

Provides free or low-cost online access to legal information and training from the world’s leading academic publishers to researchers, law students, policymakers, judges and legal experts in low- and middle-income countries.

Kenya Open Data

This site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just a taste of what’s to come. The information here is key to improving transparency, unlocking social and economic value, and building Government in Kenya.

Kenya Past and Present Publications

This site allows you to search Kenya’s past and present publications. Type Kenya past and present under keyword field.


Publications by the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

National Centre for Biotechnology Information



National Academies Press

Provide access to over 9,091 multidisciplinary e-books.


PDF Drive is a Search Engine for PDF files. It has over 48,168,883 eBooks for you to download for free on any subject.