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Academic Journals Multi-Disciplinary and broad-based publisher of 111 peer-reviewed open access Academic journals in Art and Humanities, Engineering, Medical Science, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences
Academic Search Complete -search-complete Comprehensive scholarly and multi-disciplinary full-text database hosted on the Ebscohost platform with over 8,500 full-text periodicals (including over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals). It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 12,500 journals and 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for over 1,400 journals.  In addition, the database features PDF content from 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format
ACM Digital – Association for Computing Machinery The most comprehensive full text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of Computing and Information Technology published by ACM from major publishers in computing.  The full text database includes journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters and multimedia titles.Via IP
Africa Knowledge Project (AKP) Promotes and disseminates Critical Evidence-Based African-centered (and its Diaspora) peer-reviewed and curated Studies. It is an electronic, full-text resource in the Humanities and Social Sciences
AGORA – Access Global Online Research In or Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, Environmental and Social Sciences to public institutions in developing countries. It provides access to up to 6500 journals from the world’s leading academic publishers
AJOL – African Journals Online A Multi-Disciplinary Database with access to some full text, table of contents and abstracts of over 250 African-published journals within the African Studies, Agriculture & Food Sciences, Aquatic Sciences, Art & Architecture, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics, Earth Sciences, Economics & Development, Education, Environmental Sciences, Finance & Management, Fish & Fisheries, General Science, Health, History, Humanities, Information, Communication & Library Sciences, Language & Literature, Philosophy, Political Science & Law, Psychology & Psychiatry, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Technology, Computer Science & Engineering and Veterinary Science
American Physical Society ( or APS publishes 13 leading peer-reviewed journals, three (3) of which are open access. Our collection includes the Physical Review family and Reviews of Modern Physics. Full Text of leading International Physics Research Journals and Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA)via IP
Annual Reviews or Timely comprehensive collections of Critical Reviews of 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Computer Science, Environment and Resources, Financial Economics, Law, Social Science, Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behaviors, Psychology, Public Health, Resource Economics, Sociology and StatisticsAnnual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature, indexed by the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Recently partnered with Google Subscriber links to ensure users can access content directly from Google Scholarvia IP
ARDI – Access to Research for Development and Innovation Coordinated by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) with partners in the publishing industry to improve and increase access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology for the availability of Scientific and Technical Information in Developing Countries.  Currently with 31 publishers and around 28, 000 journals, books and reference work for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI.


BASE-Bielefeld Academic Search Engine One of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources, BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. One can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access)
Beech Tree Publishing Peer-reviewed Academic Journals on Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Research Evaluation, Science and Public Policy.  Full Text with subjects including Agriculture/Food Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Biology/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Business, Engineering/Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Nursing, Social Sciences Philosophy/Linguistics, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology/Psychiatry.  Titles may also be found in Oxford University Press.
BioMed This is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher, owned by Springer Science and Business Media, with portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals including Biology, Medicine and Health alongside specialist journals such as Malarial Journal and BMC Infectious Diseasesvia IP
Bio One An XML-based aggregate of over 150 full-text of high-impact bioscience research journals from 123 publishers with focus on biological, stem cell research, Ecological and Biodiversity Conservation, Global Warming and Environmental Sciencesvia IP
Bookboon Focused and to the point free online textbooks by highly respected professors from top Universities in the World.  Subjects include Economics, Statistics, IT, Engineering and Natural Sciencevia IP
Brill’s Developing Countries Journals Access to 200 Journal titles including 16 e-only titles and 6 full open access titles with focus on Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and Science selected areasvia IP
British Library for Development Studies Digital Library The BLDS Digital Library enables anyone with an internet connection to search and read full-text publications from the collection of developing country research. With publications dating back to the 1960s, the BLDS Digital Library is a unique resource for students of International Development Studies and those interested in the History of Development. It has the largest library collection of development research in Europe, over 50% published in the global south, many unique holdings and a full text research papers from a range of Southern organizations. It also holds the largest collection of Economic and Social Development Materials in Europe.via IP
British Psychological Society (BPS) BPS supports and enhances the development and application of Psychology for the greater public good, setting high standards for research, education, and knowledge, and disseminating the knowledge to increase the wider public awareness of Psychology and its importance.via IP


 Cambridge Journal Full Text and multidisciplinary, devoted to printing and publishing in the furtherance of the acquisition, advancement, conservation, and dissemination of knowledge in all subjects; to the advancement of education, religion, learning, and research; and to the advancement of literature and good letters.
Cochrane Library  A collection of a six high-quality internationally acclaimed databases of independent Evidence-Based Medical systematic reviews to inform healthcare decision-making and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.
 Cogprints Self-Archive papers in Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Mathematical Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics and Social Science.via IP Subjects includes Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Sciences, Business, Finance & Economics, Education, Food, Drink & Nutrition, General Reference, Health & Medicine, Leadership, Mathematics & Statistics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Technology & Engineering


DATAD-DatabaseofAfrican Theses And Dissertations  A unique African Universities’ Scholarly Resource for Abstracts, Citations and Indexes of Theses and Dissertations.  DATAD includes subjects in ten leading Universities available through the Association of African Universities (AAU) searched by Author, Title, Degree, Supervisor, University, Department, Year of submission and Keywords
Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) DOAJ is a community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material. It contains 9000 open access journals covering all areas of Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Science and Humanities
Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD) Access to Bibliographic records of Scholarly resources in Open Access including Journals, Conference Proceedings and Academic Repositories


EBSCO Complete Multi-disciplinary with over 11,000 full text peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles and access to 8 major databases: Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Medline; Newspaper Source; Health Source: Nursing & Academic and Health Source: Consumer Edition (one can access AAA journals as part of the EBSCOHost Business Source databases).  In addition are cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers, selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers and full text television & radio news transcriptsVia IP
Edinburgh University Press Full Text of over 35 journals across a range of disciplines in the – Humanities, Law, African Studies and Social Sciencesvia IP
Education Resources Information Center ERIC is an information system established for easy access to information about education research. It offers educators and researchers a single source through which to identify and obtain copies of education related documents, articles, books, monographs, tests, manuals and handbooks, bibliographies, statistical reports, conference papers, dissertations and theses, historical materials, yearbooks and translations. It seeks to improve learning, teaching, and educational decision-making by facilitating access to helpful educational research and information  via IP
Edward Elgar Elgar online includes scholarly research monographs across Law, Business, Economics and the Social Sciences, research handbooks, companions, dictionaries, encyclopedia and journalsVia IP
Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Central portal to access original Global Electronic Thesis and Dissertations from originating Institutions
Electronic Dev’t Information System (ELDIS) Developmental issues including Population and Demography, Health, poverty, agriculture, land use etc
EMERALD Multi-disciplinary with Emerald Management Xtra features 140 and Emerald Engineering 15 peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text Journals plus reviews from the World’s Top 300 Accounting & Finance, Business, Computer, Economics, Education, Engineering, Health & Social Care, HR & Organizational Behaviour, Management Science & Operations, Marketing, Property Management & Built Environment, Public Policy & Environment Management, Sociology, Strategy, Tourism & Hospitality, Transport Journals
Encyclopedia Britannica (Academic edition) It offers an accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. It provides encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.via IP


Geological Society or Collection of new and archival journal, special publication and book content and key peer-reviewed Earth Science literature of the highest quality including Geological Engineering, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Exploration, Environment, Petroleum Geology
Google Scholar Multi-Disciplinary, helps to find relevant works across the world of scholarly research covering peer reviewed articles, abstracts, books, theses, technical reports and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites
GreenFILE (Ebscohost) Bibliographic database of full text information of Environmental concerns with focus on the impact (negative and positive) of humans on the environment and the planet.   It is  well researched and accessible information ranging from sustainable Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Education, Global warming, Green Building, Health, Law, Pollution, Renewable Energy and Technology and recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond


HeinOnline Access to fully-searchable Legal history, English Reports, History of International Law, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP), Legal Classics, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court Library, World Constitutions illustrated in image-based format. It also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of USl Reports back to 1754, famous world trails dating back to the early 1700s, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938 and much morevia IP
Highwire Press Hosts the largest repository of peer-reviewed content including over 1750 Journals, books, Reference works and other scholarly publications from over 130 scholarly publishers covering the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences
HINARI Health, medicine and related subjects (not just limited to health and medicine), Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.via IP
HST-Libraries in a Digital Age Over 800 specially prepared online audio-visual lectures by leading experts in Business and Management.via IP


IEEE The world’s largest Technical Professional organization dedicated to Advancing Technology for the benefit of humanity, inspires a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences technology standards and professional and educational activities.   IEEE publishes a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and a leading developer of International Standard that underpins many of today’s Telecommunications, Information Technology And Power-Generation Products and Services.
IMF eLibrary The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s Periodicals, Books, Working Papers, Studies, Data and Statistical Tools. Information include perspective on Macroeconomics, Globalization, Development, Trade and Aid, Technical Assistance, Demographics, Emerging Markets, Policy Advice and Poverty Reduction.
InTech InTech is the publisher of one of the largest Peer-reviewed open access books and journals covering Physical Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine and Social Sciences & Humanities.  It has published 5 Journals, 2,616 books and collaborated with 92,003 international scientists since 2004.  With over 20, 000 web of Science citations and 82 million downloads, it gives authors international visibility, global scientific communities’ recognition for value and impact of their research.
Intellect Journals Collection Independent multidisciplinary academic publisher presenting scholarly work at the cross section of Arts, Media and Creative Practice.
IOP – American Institute of Physics Access to 12 Journals, 2 magazines and conference proceedings series of the world’s most prestigious Journals in physics and related disciplines including Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics and the Journal of Chemical Physics, Conference Proceedings series and Renewable and Sustainable Energy (Hosts over  2 million articles from over 200 scholarly publications from 28 society publishers).


Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator Subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Biology, Life Sciences and Basic Medicine, Agriculture and Food Sciences, General Medicine, Social Medicine, and Nursing Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering in General, Nanosciences and Materials Sciences, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Sciences, Interdisciplinary Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciencesvia IP
Journal It provides access to over 600 journal back files from eight publishers’ archives, alongside the feminist magazine Spare Rib. Journal Archives contains journals from Brill, Institute of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Taylor and Francis and Spare Rib.
JSTOR  (aluka incorporated) Multidisciplinary with access to full-text of more than 2,000 scholarly journals available as searchable, scanned page images in 48 disciplines


Librarians Index to the Internet It is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. It seeks to provide answers to reference questions and in building, creating and maintaining library collections.via IP


Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. or 64 authoritative peer-reviewed publications in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, alternative and complementary medicine, Public Health, Engineering and Technology, Law and Economics, philanthropy, Environmental Studies, Policy and Sustainabilityvia IP
Mendeley A free Reference Manager and Academic Social Network which helps to manage and showcase one’s research and workvia IP
Merriam – Webster Dictionary Merriam-Webster Dictionary ensures accuracy and scholarship in defining word meaning. The pronunciation help, synonyms, usage and grammar tips set the standard. It also provides Word of the Day, facts and observations on language, lookup trends, and wordplay.via IP


National Academic Press Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Practice and Research, Earth and Environment.via IP
Nature Publishing Group Agriculture ,Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biology and Life Sciences, Computers and Information Technology, Conflict and Security Issues ,Earth Sciences, Education, Energy and Energy Conservation, Engineering and Technology, Environment and Environmental Studies, Food & Nutrition, Health and Medicine, Industry and Labor, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, Policy for Science and Technology, Space and Aeronautics and Transportation and Infrastructure.via IP


Online Access to Research on Environment (OARE) or Resecrh4Life database with collaboration between UNEP and major publishers, offers full text to environmental science research connecting academics, practitioners, researcher policy makers and students.  With up to 5710 peer reviewed Journals, 1119 online books and other information resourcesvia IP
Open DOAR – Directory of Open Access OpenDOAR provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world. It is primarily a service to enhance and support the academic and research activities of the global community. It maintains a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories.via IP
Oxford English The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 word – past and present – from across the English-speaking world. It provides Online dictionary services and Oxford Quick Reference.via IP
Oxford Journals (Full Collection) It makes available the highest quality journals and delivers research to the widest possible audience. It covers areas such as Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics, and Social Sciences.via IP
Oxford Reference It brings together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. It is the premier onliner reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas. It comprises of short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects and covers areas such as Archaeology, Art and Architecture, Classical Studies, History, Language Reference, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Medicine and Health, Music, Names Studies, Performing Arts, Quotations, Philosophy, Religion, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Society and Culture.via IP
Oxford University Press – Oxford Journals Subject: – Economics, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Medicine.via IP


Palgrave Macmillan Access to combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed E-Journals in the fields of Bioscience Business, Management, Economics, Education, Finance, Information Systems & Technology, Marketing, Office for National Statistics, Political Science & International Studies, Social & Cultural Studies, Humanities, Urban Design, Real Estate & Constructionvia IP
Policy Press Access to four (4) highly prestigious Journals in the fields of Public and Social Policy, Social Welfare, Family Policy, Criminal Justice, Housing, Urban Policy, Politics with impact on Research, Learning, Policy and Practice at International Levelvia IP
PROJECT MUSE Full-text versions of Scholarly Journals from many of the world’s leading University Presses and Scholarly Societies, with over 120 participating publishers.  Subjects include African American and African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Asian Studies, Book History and Print Culture, Business and Society, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Classics, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Film, Theater, and Performing Arts, Folklore, French Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Geography, German Studies, History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Iberian Studies, International Relations, Irish Studies, Judaic Studies, Language and Linguistics, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Science and Publishing, Literary Magazines, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Middle East Studies, Music, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Philosophy and Science, Politics and Policy Studies, Population Studies, Psychology and Psychiatry, Religion, Science, Sexuality, Sociology, Women’s Studiesvia IP


Royal College Of Physicians Agriculture/Food Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Biology/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Business, Nursing, Engineering/Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Social Sciences, Philosophy/Linguistics, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology/Psychiatry.  via IP
Royal Society Seven leading International Journals from the Royal Society, the UK’s national Academy of Science.  Open journal publishing high quality research across Science, Engineering and Mathematics including Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the longest-running continuously published journal in the world.via IP


SAGE or Full-Text, multi-disciplinary with over 750 Journals in Business, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Technology and Medicine (STM), Health Sciences, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Materials Science & Engineeringvia IP
Sage Research Method Cases Subjects include Art, Business, Food & Beverage, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, TechnologyOthers include: Atlases, Biographies, Chronologies, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Facts, Gazetteers, Guides, Handbooks, Histories, Image Collections, Quotations, Speeches, Statistics and Thesaurivia IP
Science and Technology Information System (SIST) Central  
Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) Agricultural Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Exact and Earth Sciences, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Linguistics, Letters and Arts, Mathematics, Social Science.via IP
Society for Industraila and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) SIAM builds cooperation between Mathematics and the worlds of Science and Technology with 5 of 16 journals for the applied math and computational science communities ranked in the top 30 of 255 journals in Mathematics, Applied category in terms of Impact Factors.via IP
Symposium Journals Full-Text online-only Academic conventional Journals including Education, E-Learning and Digital Media, European Educational Research, Contemporary Issues in Childhood and Global Studies of Childhood.


Taylor and Francis Multi-disciplinary full-Text and high quality program of rigorously peer-reviewed journals covering engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics and the social sciences.via IP
The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) Digital collection of Research Journals for agriculture and related sciences with access to thousands of full-text PDF articles without the use of the internet.via IP
Topics in Development Policy crucible which cuts across huge range of areas that gives world class scholars independent use, rigorous research to develop new knowledge and practical to change the policies and practices of countries and powerful institutions to reduce global poverty and inequality.via IP


University of California Press Access to 8 Journals including Architecture, Area studies, Biology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Ethics, Film, Food Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Literature and criticism, Ornithology, Psychology, Religion, Sexuality studies, Sociology.via IP
University of Chicago Press The Journals Division publishes journals and serials in a wide range of disciplines including Economics, Political Science, Languages, History, Education, Law, Philosophy, Zoology, Theology, Geology, Anthropology etc.  Journal contents also available in JStor.via IP


Wiley/Blackwell Access to full text of nearly 1,500 Peer-Reviewed Journals in a wide range of academic disciplines in leading international scientific, technical, medical, and professional Journals including Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Science, Architecture & Planning, Art & Applied Arts, Business, Economics, Finance & Investments, Accounting, Chemistry, Computer Science & Information Technology, Earth & Environment Studies, Humanities, Law & Criminology, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Management, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry & Healthcare, Veterinary Medicine Physical Sciences & Engineering, Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication & Media Studies, Development Studies, Education, Family & Child Studies, Geography, Political Science, Social Policy & Welfare, Sociology, Urban Studies)via IP
World Bank e-Library It offers many time-saving tools and features to make accessing and using World Bank content as quick, easy, and efficient as possible. World Bank publications and data on countries and regions are made available to users and approximately 50 of the most popular indicators for each country and region from World Development Indicators are conveniently made for researchersvia IP
World Bank or Access to World Bank datasets including pre-formatted tables, reports, databases, and other resources such as WDI (World Development Indicators), GDF (Global Development Finance), ADI (Africa Development Indicators) and GEM (Global Economic Monitor)via IP


Free online Law Books

Ghanaian Law 

Some Ghanaian Case laws and Statutes


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European Law

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  3. EUR – Lex – Official Journal of the European Union
  4. International Court of Justice

North American Law    

Commentary on Canadian Court Decisions

Access to Court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions

Legislation Being Considered By The U.S. Senate

Rules on the U.S. Congress:  http://www.House.Gov/Rules/

Information on the U.S. Congress, with Rules and Procedures

  1. Sources of United States Legal Information in Languages other than English Mark E. Poorman.     http://www.Llrx.Com/Features/Otherthanenglish.Htm
  2. Popular Names of Constitutional Provisions
  3. Public Library of Law

World Legal Information Institute:

Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law:

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  3. Active Legislation from the Senate Site  :http://www.Senate.Gov/Bills
  4. The Foreign Press Center Web Site :http://Fpc.State.Gov
  5. Legal News and Research : http://Jurist.Org

An outstanding web site on the Emerging Legal topics and issues in the news including CNN Legal News

Current Federal Legislation and Regulations http://www.Fas.Org/Sgp/Crs/98-461.Pdf

A Guide to tracking Basic Sources:

International Legal Systems    http://Nyulawglobal.Org/Globalex/Index.Html

Webliographies of International Legal Research from New York University

The Law Library of Congress   http://www.Loc.Gov/Law/Public/Dlr/Index.Html

Redesigned Global Legal Monitor http://www.Loc.Gov/Lawweb/Servlet/Lloc_News?Home


The new Global Legal Monitor with legal developments by topic and by country:

Foreign and International Law Guides

Starting point for researching foreign, international, and comparative law with analysis and references to official printed and online resources

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