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Frequently asked questions
What is the Oxford Developing Countries Program?
The Oxford Developing Countries Program provides not-for-profit institutions in developing countries free or deeply discounted access to our journals and select online products. OUP participates in a number of free or heavily-reduced rate developing country access initiatives, including INASP, EIFL, and Research4Life, as well as our own Developing Countries Offer.
Which countries and institutions qualify for this offer?
This offer is available to established not-for-profit educational institutions from qualifying countries. Our eligibility is based on the World Bank Rankings and the HDI (Human Development Index) alongside other metrics. Access is either free or deeply discounted.
Participating countries list
What is contained within the Oxford Developing Countries offer?
Eligible countries may request online access to the following products through OUP directly:
- Journals collection
- American National Biography
- Dictionary of National Biography
- Grove Art Online
- Grove Music Online
- International Law in Domestic Courts
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
- Oxford Biblical Studies Online
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Oxford Reference
- Oxford Scholarship Online
- Oxford Handbooks Online
- Oxford Textbook of Medicine
- Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine
- Benezit Dictionary of Artists
- African American Studies Center
- Oxford Bibliographies Online
- Oxford Islamic Studies Online
- Investment Claims
- Oxford Competition Law
- Oxford Constitutions of the World
- Oxford Legal Research Library
- Oxford Public International Law
- Oxford Young Journals Collection
What kind of technical requirements are needed at my institution?
In order to access our journals, your library will need an internet connection of at least 56kbps and an Internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. You will also need Acrobat PDF Reader software.
How do I apply?
To take advantage of this offer a senior librarian/member of staff will need to:
- Fill out an application form. Please provide an institutional email address so that we can contact you to arrange access.
- Agree to the terms and conditions of the appropriate site license (available on request).
Where can I access training and technical support?
- For the Oxford Journals Developing Countries Offer
- Oxford Online Products
- Oxford Journals Collection
- For libraries participating in HINARI, AGORA, OARE, or ARDI
ITOCA (The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa) is a capacity building and training organization for libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa. ITOCA training materials.
- For participants in the INASP network
INASP supports skills training workshops and help guide access to online research. Materials of particular relevance to librarians are available here.