POPLINE (to retire on September 1, 2019)

The following announcement is forwarded from AHILA-net (Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa).

POPLINE has been a valuable resource to the population, family planning, and reproductive health community for over 40 years. Our collection of more than 400,000 records has provided students and researchers worldwide with access to journal articles, reports, books, unpublished resources, and full-text documents (to users in low- and middle-income countries). POPLINE is managed by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, which ends on September 10, 2019. The POPLINE website will retire on September 1, 2019. Where can I find alternative access to journal articles? Since POPLINE’s inception in 1973, many free resources have become available and offer alternative access to journal articles. These resources collectively meet the majority of POPLINE user requests. The following resources offer alternative access to journal articles:

Google Scholar https://scholar.google.co.uk/
PubMed Central https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme – Provides free or low-cost online journal access to institutions in developing countries https://www.who.int/hinari/en/
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) – Provides services to improve health information access in developing countries https://www.inasp.info/
Global Development Network/British Library of Development Studies (GDN/BLDS) – Provides services to research institutes in developing and transition countries http://www.gdn.int/en
Highwire Press Free Access to Developing Economies – Provides free online access to its journals for selected countries http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/devecon.dtl
BMJ Journals Online – Free online access to BMJ journals is provided to selected countries https://journals.bmj.com/

For Popline’s full retirement announcement see https://www.popline.org/POPLINE-retirement-announcement

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