Beside the physical Library, the University provides the users with electronic resources including Online fulltext Journals and Databases, digital repositories and a diversity of Open Access Resources to support teaching, learning and research.

Online Fulltext Journals and Databases

The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Programme has paid for the availability of online resources for higher Learning Institutions within Rwanda including the Christian University of Rwanda (CHUR). The E-resources are accessed through the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP).

To access these E-resources, registration is required and it is done through www.inasp.info/en/accounts/register/

Journals Lists for Higher Learning Institutions

American Astronomical Society

The Astronomical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal (including The Astrophysical Journal Letters) and The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. Focus:Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics

American Chemical Society Journals and Magazines

The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation.


American Institute of Physics journals

AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP's Scitation platform hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 earned society publishers.

Focus:Applied and multidisciplinary physics

American Physical Society

Access to the journals produced by the American Physical Society and the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA). Focus:Physics, Applied physics, Atomic, molecular and optical physics, Condensed matter and materials, physics Nuclear physics, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, Statistical, non-linear, and soft matter physics, Accelerators and beams, Physics education research

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications operate as a high-quality filter, prioritizing and synthesizing the primary research literature in several disciplines. Annual Reviews publications are highly appreciated by the researcher community. Focus:Biomedical/Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics

ASCE Journals Online

ASCE Journals Online provides unprecedented access to 35 Peer-reviewed journals with more than 67,000 full-text papers and a 33-Year archive from 1983 to the present. Focus:Environmental Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction, Earthquake Engineering, Energy, Engineering Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, Coastline and Port Engineering, Pipelines, Structural Engineering, Transportation and Development, Sustainable Engineering

arXiv.org e-Print archive

Preprint archive covering physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology and statistics.

ASA - Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) Focus:Acoustics General Linear Acoustics, Nonlinear Acoustics, Atmospheric Acoustics and Aero acoustics, Underwater Sound, Ultrasonics and Physical Acoustics, Transduction, Acoustical Measurements, Instrumentation, Applied Acoustics, Structural Acoustics and Vibration. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

ASABE Technical Library includes a range of content including journals, textbook materials, monographs, standards and proceedings as well as the important reference work-in-progress, Design Topics. Focus:Agricultural engineering, Agricultural health and safety, Power and machinery, Soil and water, Food and process engineering, Structures and environment, Information and electrical technologies, Biological engineering, Forest engineering Brill’s Developing Countries Journals Program

Brill publishes 200 journal titles - including 16 e-only titles and 6 full open access titles - focused on Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. Focus:Humanities, Social Sciences, Biology, International and Human Rights Law

British Institute of Radiology Journals

Access to British Journal of Radiology (BJR), BJR/case reports and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (DMFR) Focus:Medical

CABI Publishing - Global Health Database

Global Health is a bibliographical abstract and indexing database specializing in public health, human nutrition, parasitic, communicable and tropical diseases and medicinal plants.

Focus:Parasitic Diseases, Medicinal and Poisonous Plants, Community and Public Health, Human Nutrition, Communicable Diseases, including AIDS and HIV

Cambridge University Press - Cambridge Journals Online

Full text of over 323 Cambridge University Press Online Journals. Focus:Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science, Medicine

Full text of over 323 Cambridge University Press Online Journals

Focus:Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science, Medicine

Canadian Science Publishing (publisher of the NRC Research Press journals) Full text of 17 online peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of scientific disciplines with back files dating back to 1996 in most cases.

Focus:Medicine, Public health

Canadian Science Publishing (publisher of the NRC Research Press journals)

Full text of 17 online peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of scientific disciplines with back files dating back to 1996 in most cases.
Focus:Medicine, Public health

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library provides access to Cochrane review and other sources of reliable information, from other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials all the current evidence in one single environment.
Focus:Evidence based medicine, Clinical trials

De Gruyter Online Journals(inc.LIS)

Access to over 375 titles delivering a wide variety of content in humanities, medicine, the sciences and law. Focus:History, Law, Library and Information Science, Linguistics and Communications, Literary Studies, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Theology, Judaism, Religion

Duke University Press Journals

Duke University Press publishes 51 periodicals that span a range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Focus: Humanities and social sciences.

EBSCO Host Research Databases

Access to 8 major databases: Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Newspaper Source; Health Source : Nursing & Academic; Health Source : Consumer Edition; Medline. Focus:Good coverage of most branches of social sciences and humanities, Strong business coverage, Strong nursing, medicine and allied health coverage, Dedicated newspaper database, kept separate from peer-reviewed content

Academic Search Premier

A general academic index that indexes magazines and journals from every academic discipline and provides the full-text to a majority of them.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is a business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
Focus:Business Economics


Communication and Mass Media Complete includes journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of the communication discipline.
Focus:Communication & Mass Media


The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. • More than 1 million records • Links to more than 264,000 full-text documents.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

More than 80 full-text magazines • Full text for current, health-related pamphlets • More than 100 full-text reference books • More than 18,800 Clinical Reference Systems reports

Health Source: Nursing & Academic

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals • More than 355 full-text journals • More than 830 abstracted and indexed journals • 287 peer-reviewed, full-text journals
Focus:Medical Nursing & Allied Health Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy

Masterfile Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.
Focus:Multidisciplinary with a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.


An authoritative bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.
Focus:Dentistry Medical

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text for more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
Focus:Communication & Mass Media

Edinburgh University Press Developing Countries Initiative Edinburgh University Press publishes over 35 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
Focus:Literary Studies, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Linguistics, Film & Media Studies, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Politics, Law, Scottish Studies

Geological Society - The Lyell Collection Complete

The Lyell Collection is an electronic resource containing new and archival journal, Special Publication and book content, published by the Geological Society of London. It contains key peer-reviewed Earth science literature of the highest quality.
Focus:Geology, Earth Sciences

HST - Libraries in a Digital Age

Over 800 specially prepared online audio-visual lectures by leading experts in business and management fields. The collection is an ideal resource to embed within any business and management course.

HST - The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

Focus:Biomedicine and life sciences

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) digital library

Over 20 Research journals and letters in electrical and electronic engineering
Focus:Electrical and electronic engineering, Telecommunications, Computing, Power, Control, Radar, Circuits, Materials, Life sciences related research, IT.

IMF eLibrary

The IMF is viewed as one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics. IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data and original analysis, with coverage of almost every economy in the world and a special focus on developing and emerging economies.
Focus:Economic data, Monetary policy, Financial stability, Economic development, Forecasts and outlooks, Poverty reduction.

Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

INFORMS publishes 14 scholarly journals, including the flagship journals Management Science and Operations Research, our new 2015 journal Strategy Science, Interfaces a journal for the practice of OR/MS, as well as INFORMS Transactions on Education an open access journal.
Focus:Operations Research, Management Science, Analytics, Operations Management, Information Systems, Decision Analysis, Research Theory, Marketing Research and Science, Computing and Information Technologies, Strategic Management, Mathematical Theory, Supply Chain Management, Science Research and Education

International Forestry Review - Commonwealth Forestry Association

The International Forestry Review is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes papers, research notes and book reviews on all aspects of forestry and forest research.
Focus:Forest management, Forestry, Forestry policy


IOP publishes more than 70 of the world's most prestigious journals in physics and related sciences, all available online through IOP science.
Focus:Condensed matter, soft matter and materials science; Atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics; Nuclear and high energy particle physics; Medical physics, biological physics and biomedical engineering; Astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation; Mathematical, statistical and quantum physics; Earth and environmental science.


JSTOR is a growing digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects JSTOR helps students, scholars, and other individuals discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform.
Focus:Business, Economics, History, Political Science, Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Music, Mathematics & Statistics, Education, Area Studies, Life Sciences, Ecology & Botany.

Liebert Online

Liebert Online delivers electronic access to peer-reviewed journals published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
Focus:Biotechnology, Biomedical research/life sciences, Clinical medicine and, surgery, Law

Nature Publishing Group Journals

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.
Focus:Chemistry, Clinical Practice & Research, Earth & Environment, Life sciences, Physical sciences

OECD iLibrary

OECD is the world's largest think-tank, renowned for its authoritative, internationally comparable statistics, analysis, and outlooks in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences and Environmental issues.
Focus:Economics, Energy, Environment, Social sciences

OSA Journals

15 Optics and photonics journals published by OSA, conference papers, and selected OSA meeting content, including Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP).
Focus:The Optical Society of America brings together optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders.

OUP - E-Books American National Biography

Based on the acclaimed 24-volume print edition, the American National Biography Online (ANB) connects students and researchers to concise biographies targeting the famed as well as the obscure.

OUP - E-books Dictionary of National Biography

Written by specialist authors, Oxford DNB biographies introduce users to the people behind British history’s great events-from the ancient Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal.

OUP - E-books Grove Art Online

An award-winning resource on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day.
Focus:Arts, Architecture

OUP - E-books Grove Music Online

Over 55,000 articles on people and places, instruments and techniques, genres and styles.

OUP - E-books International Law in Domestic Courts

The International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC), accessed through Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals.

OUP - E-Books Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.

OUP - E-books Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly expanding research library, providing quick and easy access to over 10,000 high quality academic works.

OUP - Oxford Journals
OUP offers access to over 285 prestigious and authoritative journals published in collaboration with some of the world’s most influential and scholarly professional societies. The Oxford Journals Collection includes cited journals in the fields of Medicine, Life Sciences, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Focus:Biological Sciences, Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law Economics, Business, and Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and Physics

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online is specifically designed to provide students with a full range of authoritative content and tools for the study of the Bible and biblical history.

Palgrave Macmillan Journals

Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals.
Focus: business and management, economics, education, information systems and technology, political science and international studies, social and cultural studies, urban design and architecture.

Policy Press

The Policy Press publishes seven highly prestigious journals in the fields of public and social policy.
Focus:Social sciences

Project MUSE books

Online access to book packages.
Focus:Arts; Global Cultural Studies; Higher Education; History; Literature; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science

Project MUSE journals

Project MUSE provides online access to over 600 full-text journals from over 175 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.
Focus:Arts; Creative Writing; Education; History; Language and Linguistics; Library Science and Publishing; Literature; Medicine and Health; Music; Philosophy; Religion; Science and Technology; Social Sciences

Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians provides access to their journal Clinical Medicine. It features articles covering original research, current issues, ethics, law, clinical governance and audit.
Focus:Clinical medicine; Public Health

Royal Society - Royal Society Journals Online

Ten leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science.
Focus:Mathematics; Engineering; Physical sciences; Biology; Ecology

Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC Journals Archive

RSC is a scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books.

Sage Online Journals

Over 900 journals in the business, humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine (STM).
Focus:Humanities, Social Sciences, Scientific, Technical and Medical.

Sage Journals - IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)

18 journals representing the best in mechanical engineering.
Focus:Mechanical engineering
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journals (SIAM)

SIAM publishes 16 journals for the applied mathematics and computational science communities, and of these, 5 are ranked in the top 30 of 255 journals in the Mathematics, Applied category in terms of Impact Factors.
Focus:Applied mathematics and Computational science

SPIE Digital Library

The SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics research, providing unprecedented access to more than 438,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals, Conference Proceedings, and eBooks from 1962 to the present.
Focus:Astronomy; Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging; Communication & Information Technologies; Defense& Security; Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing; Energy; Lasers; Light Sources & Illumination; Lithography & Microelectronics; Metrology; Nanotechnology; Optics; Remote Sensing; Sensors.

Taylor & Francis Journals

More than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences.
Focus:Arts & Humanities; Anthropology & Archaeology; Behavioural Science; Business, Management & Economics; Chemistry; Criminology & Law; Education; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Environment & Agriculture; Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment; Library & Information Science; Mathematics & Statistics; Media, Cultural & Communication Studies; Physics; Politics, International Relations & Area Studies; Public Health & Social Care; Sociology & Related Disciplines; Sport, Leisure & Tourism; Strategic, Defence & Security Studies

University of California Press

Access to 33 Journals of the University of California Press.
Focus:Area Studies, History of Science, Human research and BioEthics, Sociology, Social interaction
University of California Press

Access to 33 Journals of the University of California Press.
Focus:Area Studies, History of Science, Human research and BioEthics, Sociology, Social interaction
University of Chicago Journals

The University of Chicago Press publishes nearly fifty scholarly journals, many on behalf of some of the world's most prestigious societies, and several that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields. The journals present original research in the social sciences, humanities, education, and biological and physical sciences.
Focus:Economics, Education, Humanities, Law, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences.
Wiley Online Library Full

Wiley Online Library is a leading international resource for scholarly content providing access to millions of articles across a wide range of journals. This package provides access to over 1,370 journals across all major academic disciplines.
Focus:Computer Science; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry; Engineering; Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; Medicine & Nursing; Polymers and Materials Science; Business; Humanities; Social sciences.
World Bank eLibrary

The World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank's full-text collection of books, reports/working papers, journals and other documents on social and economic development. eLibrary is fully searchable by subject, region, keyword, title, author, abstract, or year of publication.
Focus:Agriculture; Climate Change & Environment; Communities & Human Settlements; Conflict and Development; Education; Energy; Finance and Financial Sector ; Development; Gender; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Industry; Information and Communication Technologies; Infrastructure Economics and Finance; International Economics & Trade; Law and Development; Macroeconomics and Economic Growth; Poverty Reduction; Private Sector Development; Public Sector Development; Rural Development; Science and Technology Development; Social Development; Social Protections and Labor; Transport; Urban Development; Water Resources; Water Supply and Sanitation; World Bank
African Journals Online

Tables of Contents and abstracts of over 200 African journals with document delivery.


Free or low-cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences for public academic institutions in developing countries.


The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program. Request a username and a password to your nearest library.

HINARI Phase 1

Free access to 2300 biomedical and related social sciences journals and other resources for health sector and academic institutions in 120 developing countries.

(OARE) Online Access to Research in the Environment
Research is provided in a wide range of disciplines, including biotechnology, botany,climate change, ecology, energy, and many others.


The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library is a comprehensive full-text collection of core journals in the field of over 140 agricultural and related sciences. The University ofKibungo (CHUR) has a collaboration agreement with the Open University of Tanzania (OUT). In that framework, users may to access a wide range of electronic resources of OUT. They are available at Main website: www.out.ac.tz To view the University repositories, you may visit repository.out.ac.tz