Online Databases A-Z

Use databases to find articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, and online reference books. The databases will open in new windows.  Many databases are available via IP address to on-campus computers and/or those using Ashesi's wifi.  Most of these will have "No password required" indicated.

You can get a list of database passwords from the Database Passwords page. Note: links to passwords are available for on-campus computers only or for those using Ashesi's wifi.


Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)

This database provides access to major journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences offered by the leading academic publishers. Password required


African Journals OnLine (AJOL): A Gateway to African Published Research

Over 300 African-published journals in agricultural sciences, science and technology, health and social sciences. Citations only, few full text articles. See the librarian to order the full text. No password required

Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI)

Many Elsevier journals available - some in full-text.  Password required


Cambridge University Press journals

Range of journals, especially in social sciences and humanities, with many available in full-text.  No password required


Directory of Open Access Journals

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It covers all subjects and languages and provides full text access to 470 journals.  No password required



Range of sub-databases available, many full-text.  No password required



Provides access to articles from over 100 journals in the fields of management, information science and engineering intended for a world-wide audience.  No password required


Encyclopedia Britannica online

Provides access to the reputable online version of this reputable encyclopedia. One of the best places to start for general information and/or an overview of a subject.  No password required


Global Development Network

After registration can access some Project MUSE scholarly journals and have access to JSTOR.  Does require individual registration.  May be useful for off-campus access



Gives access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Over 8,500 journal titles are available. Password required



Access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology, but our subscription is limited.     No password required

IMF elibrary

In-depth analysis on economics, financial crisis, development and related subjects. Includes IMF data.   No password required


Provides access to electronic archive of important scholarly literature. The database contains over 1,000 journal titles and over 176,000 individual journal issues.  No password required


MIT Open Courseware

Searchable access to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners. This database allows access to syllabi, course materials, and reading lists for over 1800 MIT courses. No password needed


OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment)

Gives access to over 1,300 peer-reviewed journals in areas related to the environment and environmental sciences research. Password required.


Oxford Journals

Range of journals in humanities, social sciences and medical sciences.  Some full-text.  No password required


Project MUSE

Project MUSE provides full text, subscription access to current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. No password required.


SAGE journals

Good source for social sciences and humanities, but not limited to these areas. Full-text from 1999. No password required


Wiley Online Library

Provides access to over 800 leading learned journals in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. No password required

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Database Passwords

Login to gain access to our Online Database passwords page.

Access can be obtained from the University's Librarian.