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Penn Libraries Global : Global Researcher Services

Global Research Trends and Reports


INASP is an "international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges."


Research 4 life logo

Research4Life is composed of four programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic content online. These programs are comprised of the following:

    • HINARDI - Access to Research in Health
    • AGORA - Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
    • OARE - Online Access to Research in the Environment
    • ARDI - Access to Research for Development and Innovation


GOAP - Global Open Access Portal

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The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) "presents a current snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world."

  • Thematic Open Access Repositories - Search open access repositories from DOAR grouped into broad subject areas: Multidisciplinary, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology, and Medical Sciences.


ScholarlyCommons is the University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository.  It provides full-text access to past and present, publicly accessible, scholarly work of faculty, students, staff, labs, and centers within the Penn community to a worldwide audience.


Vivo logo

Penn VIVO is a tool that enables the discovery of research and collaboration among scientists across disciplines. Browse people, departments, and publications.  For more information, visit the VIVO FAQ.

ICT4D: Information and Communication Technologies for Development

News from ICT4D.


EIFL works with libraries in developing and transition countries to enable access to knowledge.