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Association for Computing Machinery(ACM) Digital Library : ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession

Afro Library : A WHO-Africa library database providing access to abstracts and sometimes links to full-texts on African literature.

Amboss: Quizzes provide an effective means of enhancing one's medical expertise and staying updated with the latest knowledge. AMBOSS is a valuable online resource for both healthcare students and professionals, featuring an extensive collection of multiple-choice questions. Its interactive content and smart image overlay feature enable users to improve their understanding of medical terminology and practice diagnostic skills through charts and x-rays while taking quizzes. The AMBOSS app can be integrated with Anki accounts to receive additional pop-up explanations alongside flashcard decks. The website's encyclopedia and question bank can be downloaded to a smartphone for offline use. How to get access To access AMBOSS, users must first create an account on the website by visiting Once an account has been established, click on the "Account" icon located on the left-hand side of the dashboard while connected to the University's network. Then, under "Institutional Licenses," select "Activate Now." Alternatively, follow this link: On the page, choose "Kamuzu University of Health Sciences" from the dropdown menu under Campus License and click on "Campus License" to request access. To verify that you are a member of the university, provide your school email address in the format of or and click the "Campus License" button again to submit. You will receive an email with a confirmation link to complete your activation immediately. Once activated, you will have unlimited access to AMBOSS for three months, after which you will need to repeat the same process. You can also download the AMBOSS apps for Android and iOS to access the website's resources offline. This amazing resource has kindly been made available to KUHeS students and faculty through partnership with AMBOSS..

Amedeo: A guide to medical literature with links to free full-text documents.

AGORA : Coordinated by the Food Agricultural Organization, Agora provides agricultural and related research topics such as nutrition, microbiology and chemistry. Log-in details are available through the Librarian.

ASTM Compass Full Text :ASTM Compass is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical information produced by the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM International). It is an essential resource for any technical university, library or a research and development centre

Biomed Central : An open access database. Registration is required to view other content such as reviews and paper reports. Access the main page here.

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection : Lectures by leading world experts

British Council Digital Library : Where you can have access to a wide range of content that you can read, listen to, watch, and even learn from.

CABI Publishing : Global Health: a bibliographic and indexing database specializing in public health, human nutrition, parasitic, communicable diseases, and medicinal plants. Over 2 million records available with over 28,000 full-text articles.

CAPSULE: CAPSULE is an undergraduate medical quiz-based learning resource app. It works well on a phone and does not require a lot of memory. It has been made available to KUHeS through funds raised by Dr Neil Kennedy and Friends of Sick Children Malawi and kind arrangement with Ocasta studios limited. The app contains more than 687 cases in various specialties and each case has 2-12 questions. You can access feedback on your answers with more info on the particular topic. You are free to work through as many questions as you wish, however the app is UK based and some of the cases may warrant discussion since some aspects of management may be different in our setting. Also some translation of terms may be needed eg. an 'FY1' is the term for an intern doctor in the UK. All MBBS 3-5 and BSc Clinical officer students have licenses. If you have not received a welcome email from CAPSULE but think you should have, then go to and click forgotten password using your KUHeS email address. You should then receive an email from CAPSULE to reset your password. If you need assistance contact CAPSULE is used under license from “The University of Sussex and Ocasta Studios Limited”.

Cochrane Library : The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials; all the current evidence in one single environment.

De Gruyter Journals : The De Gruyter Journals Collection provides access to over 210 journals covering all areas of scientific research.

EBSCO Host Research Database  This database provides access to over 11,000 full-text, peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles. Databases include: Academic Search Primier, Business Source Premier, ERIC, Masterfile Premier, Newspaper Source, Health Source: Nursing & Academic, Health Source: Consumer Edition, and Medline.

ELDIS : A gateway to global development information on international development issues. It provides free and full-text access to materials in developing countries.

ERS Journals : The European Respiratory Society produces a range of publications to promote knowledge and research in respiratory health, including their flagship publication, the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), which aims to publish the highest quality scientific and clinical material from the field.

Family Planning International: Find resources (interaction magazine, briefings, reports, submissions and factsheets, e-newsletter, medical releases, and related useful links) on population and development. Resources may be downloaded or ordered free of charge.

Geological Society (Lyell Collection) : An electronic resource containing new and archival journal, special publications and book content. It contains key peer-reviewed earth science literature of highest quality.

Global Help (Health Education using low-cost publications) : Provides access to free health-care information to developing countries in form of articles, e-books, CD libraries and posters in these specialties: orthopaedics, paediatric orthopaedics, paediatrics, plastic surgery and rehabilitation.

HINARI : A World Health Organization (WHO) portal providing access to both abstract only and full-text journals articles, e-books, references sources and other databases. Full-text access requires log-in details (username and password) which are obtainable from the Librarian ( and are for use by bona fine staff and students only.

HST Libraries in a Digital Age : Lectures series that looks at challenges faces by information professionals and their parent organizations in the Internet age.

HST- The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection : Specially prepared online animated, audiovisual lectures by world leading authorities on biomedical and life sciences for researchers and university faculty members.

IET Digital Library: Search through over 20 research journals and letters in electrical and electronic engineering.

IMF eLibrary : a full-text collection of over 6,000 titles of books, reports/working papers, journals, and other documents on social and economic development.

IOPscience : IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals published by IOP Publishing. The IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals.

IWA Publishing Journals : IWA Publishing publishes 15 peer-reviewed Open Access journals, plus supporting 4 more in association with Elsevier. From 2021, IWA Publishing's 10 subscription journals are Open Access through an innovative Subscribe-to-Open model.

Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) Journals : The MSP Journal collection currently includes 17 peer reviewed journals in mathematics and related sciences. New titles will be automatically added to the collection.

National Statistical Office of Malawi : Access statistical information, survey reports and other resources on Malawi at this website.

OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) : Similar to HINARI, this United Nations Environment Programme portal provides access to both abstacts and full-text articles. Log-in details are also available through the Librarian.

OpenDOAR: A directory containing over 1,800 listings of academic open access repositories.

OpenEdition Freemium Journals: OpenEdition Freemium Journals is a bundle of 175 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, published by university presses and small academic publishers. The journals are available in HTML, PDF and ePUB and allow for perpetual access (archival rights).

Osmosis: The Osmosis platform is a leading health education resource trusted by students and practitioners, featuring over 100 medical and nursing expert content creators. Its online library includes 10-minute video lectures covering a wide range of topics, flashcards, and a question bank. Along with study notes and self-assessment questions, it provides a comprehensive learning experience and is among the best apps for health professions students. To access Osmosis, send your email address to You will then be sent a welcome email from Osmosis,. After receiving the email, simply click on the activation link to create your account. It has been made available to KUHeS through partnership with ‘Better Evidence’, an initiative launched by Harvard University School of Public Health.

Oxford Online Products & Online Journals: The Oxford Journals Collection offers access to more than 350 high quality online journals in medicine, life sciences, mathematics and physical sciences, law, the humanities and social sciences.

Popline : A database on reproductive health literature comprising citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports on population, family planning, and related issues. Over 3,600 records are indexed in this database. Document delivery services for full-text request are offered but requires individual subscription.

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) : Contains information on population, health, and the environment. Apart from publications, PRB includes Datafinder, a database with variables for the US and around the world.

The Company of Biologists Journals : The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organization dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community worldwide.

The Public Library of Science : Offers free scientific and medical literature which includes the following open access, peer-reviewed journals: PLoS Medicine, PLoS One, PLoS Genetics, and PLoS Pathogens.

Remote Access Portal : Malawi Library and Information Consortium Electronic Resources Portal. This Site enables you to: (1)- Remotely use the Digital e-resources of the library (based on your permissions) (2)- Browse various digital assets of the library

Strategian : Free access to complete texts of some or all articles in selected issues of available magazines and journals with free full-text. Subject areas include biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics, and psychology.

SAGE Research Methods Cases : SAGE Research Methods Cases (SRM-C) was launched in June 2014 to complement SAGE Research Methods (SRM). SAGE Research Methods Cases is a a bank of exclusively commissioned case studies showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.

UpToDate: UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource that is widely trusted by health professionals. It is written by renowned physicians who use the most up-to-date medical information to provide evidence-based recommendations that can be accessed via the web or through a download on a computer or smartphone. UpToDate is a reliable source for finding answers to urgent questions regarding patient care at the bedside. It has been made available to KUHeS through partnership with ‘Better Evidence’, an initiative launched by Harvard University School of Public Health How to get access To register for UpToDate, simply visit while connected to the university's internet and click on the "Register" button in the upper right-hand corner. Complete the registration form to create a login and password, then click "submit" to gain access. If you already have access, simply visit while connected to the university's internet and click on "login" to access your account using the same login and password. To use UpToDate, log in to on any device connected to the internet and enter your username and password. You can also download the mobile app to use UpToDate on your smartphone with or without an internet connection through Mobile Complete. To keep your account active, you must log in from KUHeS's network at least once every 12 months. If your account becomes inactive due to not having logged in from the university’s network, simply reactivate it by logging in while connected to the university's internet at

WHO Library: A leading library on public health which provides information from the WHO as well as scientific literature from around the world.

World Bank Africa Development Indicators : A comprehensive collection of data on Africa with over 1,400 statistical indicators and time series from 1965 for 53 countries on social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

World Bank eLibrary : A full-text collection with over 6,000 titles of books, reports/working papers, journals, and other documents on social and economic development.

World Bank Global Economic Monitor : Features an up-to-date analysis on global economic conditions, including a daily brief and event-driven focus reports, direct access to high-frequency datasets via Quick Query, forecasts for commodity prices and macroenomic indicators for over 130 countries.

World Bank World Development Indicators Online Database: An open access data sources on the global economy containing statistical data for 854 development indicators and time series data from 1960 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups.

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