World Bank e-Library

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    Online access to over 5,500 titles published by the World Bank since the 1990s, plus new titles as they become available.

    May 31, 2024 4:27pm
    Collection Content

    From World Bank Publications press release, October 23, 2013: 

    • A "completely new and redesigned eLibrary [subscription-based] website . . . New features include improved search and browse functionality, chapter-level access to content, citation tools, content alerts, and mobile-friendly access."  
    • Offers “ . . . full-text access to the complete collection of World Bank books, working papers, and journal articles – including the World Bank Research Observer and the World Bank Economic Review – published since the 1990s.”
    • “All content  . . . will be indexed in OCLC’s WorldCat; ExLibris’ Primo and SFX; Serials Solutions’ Summon Service; Bowker’s Syndetic Solutions; and EBSCO Discovery Service. . . In addition, subscribing institutions have access to downloadable MARC records and metadata for World Bank eLibrary content.”
    • Content covers “more than 20 areas of research related to poverty and development including economic and human development, climate change, agriculture, infrastructure, health, education, natural resources, policy, law, gender equality, and emerging markets.”

    See the 2015 comparison of the World Bank eLibrary and comparable collections of World Bank documents at:…;


    Uses Atypon’s Literatum publishing platform.

    Additional Reviews in Other Sources

    This database is also reviewed in: Henrietta Verma, "Reference eReviews: World Bank eLibrary," Library Journal. April 29, 2014. 

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