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HCD Tool Kit

Human-centered design refers to a problem-solving approach that begins by gaining a deep empathy for the customer’s needs, hopes, and aspirations. It helps to not only understand people and their needs, but also the broader context of their daily lives.

IDEO.org’s HCD Toolkit seeks to help international staff and people working with impoverished communities understand a community’s needs, find innovative solutions to meet those needs, and deliver solutions with financial sustainability in mind.

The HCD process has resulted in an increase in innovations in sectors such as health, clean water and sanitation, financial inclusion, education, agriculture, and gender.  Download

Bentham E-Books

Analytical Chemistry, Anti-Infective/Infectious Diseases, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Technology, medicine and social sciences.

Ebrary

Anthropology, Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Fine Arts, History, Language & Literature, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences and Technology.

Science Direct

Includes e-books on Physical Sciences and Engineering; Life sciences; Health Sciences; and Social Sciences and Humanities.

SpringerLink

Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Statistics.

 

Free  E-Books

Directory of Open Access Books

This directory has more than 750 books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards. The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.

IMF elibrary

We are happy to announce that you now have access to IMF eLibrary where you can access a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates, and other economic and financial indicators. The eLibrary provides in-depth, independent analysis on finance, development, macroeconomics, poverty reduction, trade, globalization, and much more

InTechOpen

Read, download & share more free eBooks and Journals on the following subject areas:

Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology (644)

Life Sciences (63)

Health Sciences (249)

Social Sciences and Humanities (4)

FreeBooks4Doctors

FreeBooks4Doctors was created to promote the free availability of medical books on the Internet.

Medical Student

MedicalStudent.com is a digital library of authoritative medical information for all students of medicine. It contains over 250 medical textbooks arranged alphabetically in topics from Anatomy to Urology. Each textbook included is free to use, in part or in whole.

Online Books

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The online books listed on this page have been authored, placed online, and hosted, by a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout the world.

Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers was founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge. It offers online digital editions free of charge so that students, researchers and members of the public who cannot afford a printed edition can still have access to quality research.

Open Textbook

Open Text Book is a registry of textbooks and related materials which are open,  that is free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute. It is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)  which was launched in April 2012 is the official World Bank open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. It contains research from thousands of works including World Bank published books from 2009-2012; all World Development Reports (WDRs) since 1978;  Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) from 2009-2012; Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies from 2009-2012; Journal articles from 2007-2010 published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO).

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information. It is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet volunteers who write without pay.