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HINARI Access to Research

Be a HINARI ambassador!

HINARI is a partnership of the World Health Organization, Yale University Library and commercial publishers.  It provides eligible institutions in developing countries with no-cost or low-cost access to scientific research. HINARI was launched in 2002 to contribute to the attainment of the UN's Millennium Development Goals by reducing the knowledge gap between industrialized and developing countries. There are now 5,800 registered HINARI institutions.

HINARI information in biomedical and related social sciences includes:

  • 14,000 e-journals
  • 47,000 e-books
  • The Cochrane Library
  • evidence-based resources such as Essential Evidence Plus
  • Full text articles via Summon and Google Scholar searching

What can you do to be a HINARI ambassador?

  • find out if the institution at which you are on placement or conducting research is a registered HINARI institution
  • encourage eligible institutions to register
  • promote HINARI for clinical practice, teaching and research

Queen's Health Sciences Librarian Paola Durando is a certified HINARI trainer.  Contact me for support either pre-departure or while on placement.