UNCCD online library catalogue
The UNCCD library holds a specialized collection of monographs and series, reports, grey literature in fields of desertification, land degradation and drought, and its cross-cutting subjects such as development, economics, environment, land, soils, agriculture, energy, water, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable land management, science and technology, migration, security, gender, sand and dust storms.
Welcome to UNCCD Library online public access catalogue managed with Adlib. Your search will give results with call numbers and the following symbols: B (book); E (electronic book); A (article); AVM (audiovisual materials); SER (serial, journal).
UNCCD library offers limited numbers of hard copies, references to titles and/or electronic full text access for most of the titles included in the catalogue. When opening the selected title, the external document link will lead you to a full text version or to the main reference source. After the closure of the physical library in 2015, UNCCD library has been focusing on electronic collection of resources available through the online public access catalogue and the Knowledge Hub.
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Research4Life is the collective name for the five programmes – Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI– that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.
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Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO, Cornell and Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and up to 175 international publishers. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to scholarly, professional and research information. Since 2002, the five programmes – Research in Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Research for Global Justice (GOALI) – have provided researchers at more than 8700 institutions in more than 115 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up to 85,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, applied sciences and legal information.
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You may wish also to check Open Grey, a consortium of numerous academic institutions in Europe and a database of 700,000 grey literature references in Europe with links to many full-text documents – technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, conference papers and official publications, or check out the Regensburg University Library electronic journals list.
Repeat the search with Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (KVK), which provides a metasearch interface with more than 500 million books and serials in library and book trade catalogs worldwide, and OCLC WorldCat to find the closest library in your area, offering hard copies of publications not available online.