E-Database User Manuals

Electronic Database User Manuals


Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a programme to provide free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences to public institutions in developing countries. Launched in October 2003, AGORA provides access to more than 3000 journals from the world’s leading academic publishers.

Led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the goal of AGORA is to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education and training in low-income countries, and in turn, to improve food security. Through AGORA, researchers, policy-makers, educators, students, technical workers and extension specialists have access to high-quality, relevant and timely agricultural information via the Internet. AGORA is one of the four programmes that make up Research4Life. (Click Here to Download User Manual)



The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.

By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:

  • reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
  • support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.

Currently, 17 publishers provide access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI. (Click Here to Download User Manual)



ebrary facilitates research and document exploration. Use the powerful search capabilities to gradually narrow your focus by specifying subjects, keywords, authors, publishers, publication years, or other information available for the documents. At any time, you can explore the search results. (Click Here to Download User Manual)



HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

HINARI was launched in January 2002, with some 1500 journals from 6 major publishers: Blackwell, Elsevier Science, the Harcourt Worldwide STM Group, Wolters Kluwer International Health & Science, Springer Verlag and John Wiley, following the principles in a Statement of Intent signed in July 2001. Since that time, the numbers of participating publishers and of journals and other full-text resources has grown continuously. 190 publisher partners and up to 500 publishers’ content are offering more than 58,000 information resources in HINARI and many others are joining the programme. (Click Here to Download User Manual)


JSTOR is a growing digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Learn how to get connected below. (Click Here to Download User Manual)


ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world. Its innovative information content and technologies increase the productivity of students, scholars, professionals and the libraries that serve them. Through partnerships with content holders, 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. For academic, corporate, government, school and public libraries, as well as professional researchers, ProQuest provides services that enable strategic acquisition, management and discovery of information collections. (Click Here to Download User Manual)


Halsbury’s Law of Englandis very important as the premier encyclopedic work for English Law, seeking to provide a complete statement of the Law from all its sources. Updating of Halsbury’s Laws is extremely efficient, so it can be used as a reliable reference to the law as it is currently in force and applied. All content is available in full text and is updated twice a day. (Click Here to Download User Manual)


Turnitin/Moodle Intergration
The FNU library and ICT Department are pleased to inform you that now we have intergrated our Plagiarism Checking Software with the Moodle platform. This initiative will not only encourage best practices for using and citing others written material, but also play a significant role in lifting the quality in teaching, learning and research. This service offers a complete web-based service to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically, providing better-and faster-feedback to students. (Click Here to Download User Manual for Instructors)/ (Click Here to Download User Manual for Students)


EBSCO Academic Search
Access information from thousands of academic journals in a diverse range of subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Geology, Law, Mathematics, Music, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physchology, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, Veterinary Science, Women’s Studies, Zoology and many more. (Click Here To Download User Manual)


CINAHL Plus covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, alternative/ complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. This database also provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more (Click Here To Download User Manual)