Rongo University subscribes to a number of worldwide electronic databases, which give access to thousands of electronic journals.

Note: For Databases requiring log in credentials, the users should seek the assistance of lab technicians and the librarians at the circulation desk.

Database NameSubject StrengthKey Users
Africa Journals Online
AJOL is an open access database that requires free registration.Subject Strength: Biomedical Research, Life Sciences, Complementary, Engineering, Informatics, Law, Economics, Medicine, Surgery, and Nursing.Multiple subjects
Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology/Applied microbiology, Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biophysics, Economics, Entomology/pest control, Environment/Ecology/Natural Resources, Fisheries/Aquatic science and Food science.School of agriculture
America Institute of Physics Journals
AIP Scitation offers online access to a robust collection of close to 1 million articles from leading Physical Sciences publications including journals, conference proceedings, standards, and magazines published by AIP Publishing and AIPP’s publishing partners.School of science
America Physical Society
Access to the Physical Review Online Archives (PROLA) and journals produced by the American Physical Society.Multiple subjects
African Portal Library.

Over 3000 Open Access books, journals and digital documents relating to African policy issues can be found at the African Portal Library.Multiple subjects
Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews publications operate as a high-quality filter, prioritizing and synthesizing the primary research literature in disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.Multiple subjects
ARDI currently has 17 publishers providing access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works. It provides access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of Science and TechnologySchool of science (ICT)
Bioline is a non-profit journal aggregator of Open Access (free full text) biomedical journalscontaining research from developing countries.Multiple subjects
BioOne is an aggregation of more than 180 high quality, subscribed and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciencesSchool of biological sciences and environmental studies
AIDS Research and Therapy, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC International Health and Human Rights, BMC Public Health, Chinese MedicineSchool of health sciences
British Institute of Radiology
BJR: diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, nuclear Medicine, ultrasound, radiation physics, radiation protection, Radiobiology; BJR/case reports: diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, radiation Sciences; DMFR: oral radiology, head and neck imagingSchool of medicine and health sciences
Cab Direct
CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct provides a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions.Multiple subjects
Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press currently publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals.Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science, Medicine.Multiple subjects
Chicago Journals

Subject Strengths: Economics, Education, Humanities, Law, Life and Physical Sciences, Social SciencesSchool of business, education and science
Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides 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 environmentMultiple subjects
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languagesMultiple subjects
The databases provide access to just over 16,500 abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.Multiple subjects
Management and library & information services journals. The service also provides access to leading titles in marketing, business disciplines, engineering and materials science.Multiple subjects
electronic newspapers and journals
Free electronic newspapers and journals on and from Africa.Multiple subjects
Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press publishes over 30 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.Multiple subjects
Gale Databases
Gale Database strength is Literature, Arts, Economics & Health SciencesHealth Sciences and Economics
IEEE Digital Library
Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science; Architecture, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science Information Systems, Software Engineering, Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence.Currently non-subscibed.School of engineering
Henry Stewart Talks Online Collection
Subject Strength: Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Marketing and Management collection.School of health sciences
Ethics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hematology, Human Anatomy, Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine Law, General Microbiology, Ethics, Gastroenterology, Genetics Geriatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics Hematology, Human Anatomy,Medicine, Nursing and many more… This database requires further logging.School of health sciences
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.Multiple subjects
Institute of Physics
Condensed matter and materials science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Measurement science and sensor, Plasma Physics, Optical, Atomic and Molecular Physics, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Medical and Biological Physics, Physical Education and Computer ScienceMultiple subjects
IMF e-Library
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.Multiple subjects

Economics, History, Political science, Archeology, African Studies, Music, Art & Art History, Business, Ecology & Botany, Language & Literature, Mathematics & StatisticsMultiple subjects
Mary Ann Liebert Journals
Biomedical research, Clinical medicine, Public health & health care policies, Environmental studies and MultidisciplinarySchool of health sciences
National Academies Press
Physical sciences, Biological sciences, Social sciences, Applied Physical Sciences, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Evolution, Genetics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Plant, BiologySchool of physical and biological sciences
Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
Subject Coverage: Chemistry, medicine, clinical practice & research, life sciences, biotechnology, genetics, immunology, medicine research, physical sciences,
environmental information research
School of health sciences
Nature Science
Subject Coverage: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical practice and research and Earth and EnvironmentSchool of health and biological sciences
The Geological Society
Has a large collection on earth science. The database includes journals, Society special publications and book series.Multiple subjects
OARE (Online Access to Research Environment)
Biotechnology, botany, climate change, ecology, energy, environmental chemistry, environmental economics, environmental engineering and planning, environmental law and policy, environmental toxicology and pollution, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, urban planning, zoologyMultiple subjects
Subject Coverage:Economics, Energy, Environment, Social sciencesMultiple subjects
Biological Sciences, Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Business and Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and Physics
Palgrave Macmilla
Subject Coverage:Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 60 peer-reviewed e-journals in the field of Business, Social Sciences and the Humanities.School of business, social sciences and humanities
Subject Coverage: Intuitive: easy to use and flexible interface for faster and more powerful searching. Wider global coverage of over 45 million patent families including 36 million full-text records from over 95 issuing authorities – all in a single database!Multiple subjects
Public Library of Science (PLoS
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.School of science
Project Muse
Area and Ethnic Studies, Art and Architecture, Creative Writing, Education, Film, Theater, and Performing Arts, History, Language and Linguistics, Library Science and Publishing, Literature, Medicine and Health, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Studies by Time Period Women’s Studies, Gender, and SexualityMultiple subjects
ResearchGATE is a free of charge, online research platform with meta-data of around 35 million articles and publications and tens of thousands of full-texts available, focused on the sciences but open to all disciplines. ResearchGATE also acts as a social networking platform where information on jobs, conferences and new publications can be shared between individuals and groups.Multiple subjects
Royal Society
Subject Coverage: Seven leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the longest-running continuously published journal in the world.Multiple subjects
Sage Journals
Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions at SAGE ResearchMethods. SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links researchers to content from books, book chapters, journals, reference books, and videos.
Explore methods and concepts to help you design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct your research, and write up your findings. SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across all disciplines.
Multiple subjects
Science in Africa
Science in Africa –Africa’s first online science magazine.School of science
SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online
SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries.School of sciences
Subject Strengths: Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Material Sciences, Computer Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering,Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy.Multiple subjects
Symposium Journals
Subject Coverage:Symposium Journals is a pioneer in the publication of online-only academic journals, i.e. journals that have no printed editions but otherwise have the same aims, traditions, standards, and presentation as conventional journals.Multiple subjects
Taylor & Francis
nformation Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Museum, Heritage Studies & Visual Arts, Physical Sciences, Reference & Information Science, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sports, Leisure, Travel & Tourism and Urban StudiesMultiple subjects
University of Chicago Press
Education, Humanities, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics.Multiple subjects
Wiley Interscience
Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Education Engineering, Law Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine and Healthcare, Physics and Astronomy, Polymers and Materials Science, Psychology, Social SciencesSchool of sciences​ is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries. Users can search and translate 400 million pages of science and technology information. Resources available via Worldwide Science include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs)Multiple subjects

Global Online Access to Legal Information is an information access portal that provides academic and professional peer - reviewed journals, publications and databases in selected subject areas of Law from the world's leading academic publishers.School of Law