Resource Library

ARSRC's library is a clearinghouse of sexuality resources in Africa. Its collection includes over 1000 gray literature, research findings from work done in the field of sexuality, and gold standard publications. The literature is diverse, sourced from regional and international sources, but with particular emphasis on Africa. The online library provides information similar resources available electronically.


Key Journals and Databases

African Journal of Reproductie Health

The African Journal of Reproductive Health focuses on publishing original research, comprehensive review articles, short reports and commentaries in reproductive health in Africa. access

African Journals Online

AJOL is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals, providing free hosting for over 400 peer-reviewed journals from 30 African countries.



Afrolib is the WHO, Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) library database on the Web. It indexes WHO/AFRO technical documents, monographs and some African medical articles. Access


AIM is an international index to African health literature and information sources published or related to Africa. Access


AIDSinfo is a data visualization and dissemination tool to facilitate the use of AIDS-related data in countries and globally. AIDSinfo is populated with multisectoral HIV data from a range of sources including WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and Measure DHS. access


Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. access


Citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references. access

Database of African Theses and Dissertations

The DATAD database contains citations and abstracts for theses and dissertations completed in African universities. The launching database includes works from all subject areas in ten leading universities and include abstracts written by the authors. access

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ offers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. access

Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

EJHS is a publication of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.


Global Health Observatory Data Repository

The GHO data repository provides access to over 50 datasets on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals, non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others. access

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources. access

International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health provides the latest peer-reviewed research on sexual and reproductive health in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. This quarterly emphasizes contraception, fertility; adolescent pregnancy; abortion; family planning policies and programs; sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS; and reproductive, maternal and child health. access

JENDA: Journal of Culture and African Women Studies

Journal promoting the research and scholarship of African women to the global African community and friends of Africa. access


Developed exclusively for nonprofit educational use, Photoshare’s collection includes over 17,000 images available free-of-charge upon request. access

PLoS Medicine

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed, international, open-access journal publishing important original research and analysis relevant to human health. access


POPLINE contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. access


PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. access

Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal focusing on all aspects of human reproduction. access

Reproductive Health Matters

Reproductive Health Matters is a twice yearly peer-reviewed international journal and aims to promote laws, policies, research and services that meet women's reproductive health needs. access