Training Materials

OARE Short Course

July 2013

Format: PowerPoint

Size: 9.58MB

Language: English


OARE Access Problems and Solutions for Full-Text Articles (July 2013)

Format: PDF

Size: 908kB

Language: English


SCOPUS: Searching for Scientific Articles (May 2010)

Format: PowerPoint

Size: 2.75MB

Language: English



Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.

OARE enhances environmental research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions in more than 100 countries benefitting many thousands of environment researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students.

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Research4Life: Distance learning: - The courses will be taught from 21 September to 25 October via the ITOCA Moodle Server.  Send your registration request to:

Research4Life reaches millstones of 35,000 free and low cost peer review resources for developing countries. Publisher partnership continues to add new journals, books and databases for researchers through HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI programmes. 


“OARE greatly improved scientific environmental research in developing countries and contributed to more effective policies and actions to safeguard our natural resources. We congratulate you for this outstanding initiative.”

Programa de Asuntos Internacionales y Biodiversidad
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental, Peru

“Thank you very much. The number and quality of information we can now access is just incredible. Nowhere in this part of the world could we have found so much information. It will really improve the speed and quality of our work. Thanks again.”

Cameroon Centre for Environment & Development

“Lecturers, researchers and students are constantly relying  on the use of resources in the preparation of lecture notes, for research purposes and as recommended reference sources respectively. They find the resources relevant both in terms of content suitability and currency.”

The State University of Zanzibar - Tanzania