Open Access Library

Welcome to UNCHE Open Access Library, a vast collection of resources that support both student learning and staff research. Open Access Library content is free and open to the general public. The following is a list of on-line books and journals that are available for download or to read on-line:

1 | Harvard University's Digital Access to Scholarship


A good site for arts and social sciences, education, medicine, and public health.


Resource ID #5875507931e20 Open Access

2 | The WWW Virtual Library


From the University of New South Wales in Australia. A portal to a vast amount of resources on public health in Africa. A good site for specific resources on communicable diseases, human resources for health, health services management, emergency health management, business, economics, and international affairs. The site also covers law, religion, engineering, social sciences, business, politics, economics, development studies, and sustainable development.


Resource ID #587550fdb8d9b Paid For Access

3 | Highwire Press


Hosted by Stanford University, contains articles from a vast range of journals.

Many recent articles are free while others are available after 12 months.

Journals on epidemiology, health education, health policy and planning, health promotion, physiology, research, computer science, medicine, agriculture, ecology, political science, and economics.


Resource ID #5875d5cff1b3e Open Access

4 | The Online Books Library


Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. An easily navigable central access for over 35,000 books hosted by the University of Pennsylvania; search by author, subject, or title for books on social sciences, political science, medicine, religion, history, education, music, and health.


Resource ID #5875d8a965aed Open Access

5 | Eserver


Hosted by Iowa State University and contains over 35,000 resources in the humanities.


Resource ID #5875eb06e0b32 Paid For Access

6 | Stanford University - Centre for International Development


Stanford University's Centre for International Development is a good resource for development and health working papers from 1997 – 2011.


Resource ID #587602134265f Paid For Access

7 | The Wikiversity


The Wikiversity also provides access to online courses; however, be discerning about what you read in some articles.


Resource ID #58760af2d1fd5 Paid For Access

8 | The University of Sussex - International Development Studies


An excellent resource for all aspects of international development and public health (not all are free to download, but many are).


Resource ID #58766cdeb1811 Paid For Access

9 | African Studies


Hosted by Columbia University Libraries is a collection of internet resources on Africa; the site also hosts a comprehensive portal for United Nations Agencies on Africa, a useful collection of official documentation on institutional development.


Resource ID #58766d3b8176c Paid For Access

10 | London School of Economics - Centre for International Development


The Centre for International Development at the London School of Economics hosts an excellent selection of working papers on development.


Resource ID #58766d74ba96f Paid For Access

11 | Bioline International


Bioline International is a good site for articles on public health and international development.


Resource ID #58766e3dd60a0 Paid For Access

12 | SpringerOpen


SpringerOpen scientific publishers offer a selection of good resources in health economics.


Resource ID #587739a5a49a6 Paid For Access