CIAT Library Resources

CIAT Library supports CIAT scientists and staff through the entire research cycle – from finding articles, to publishing, to archiving work, to tracking bibliometric impact.


From this site, we are pleased to provide you with an overview of CIAT Library resources. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Campillo at

Contact us

Simone Staiger – Leader, Data, Information and Knowledge

Leroy Mwanzia – Data and Information Manager

Elizabeth Campillo – CIAT Library, Publications

Carolina Garcia – Data Management

Research Databases and E-Journal Subscriptions

Paid research database subscriptions and e-journals can be accessed via our intranet, CIATNet. These resources include:

  • Web of Science (ISI Thompson Reuters) – indexing and abstracting
  • Springer Link – 1500 full-text journals
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier) – full-text access via the Library
  • Various e-journal subscriptions – full-text access to 233 scientific journals

Visit these resources on CIATNet here.

Open Access Research Repositories

CGSpace – CGSpace is an Open Access repository of agricultural research outputs from several CGIAR Centers and CRPs. CGSpace hosts both our CIAT Research Online and the CCAFS collection. CGSpace contains over 49,000 records. New collections are being uploaded continuously.

Google Scholar – Though many of you visit Google Scholar without prompting, it is worth including here to highlight that it is a great search engine to access the Open Access collections of many research and development organizations across the globe, including our own CGSpace.

AGRIS –  AGRIS (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology) is a global database providing access to over 8 million bibliographic references, from 150 institutions in 65 countries. It is maintained by the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations).

CIAT Library Catalogue – CIAT’s original library collection. CIAT’s Library Catalogue contains records of both digitized and non-digitized holdings at CIAT.

CGIAR Library – This collection includes key records from the origins of the CGIAR in the late sixties to the present.

CIAT Repositories

CIAT Research Online (CGSpace) – CIAT’s official Open Access repository of products and publications. In this collection, you will find peer-reviewed journal articles, policy briefs, corporate publications, books, book chapters, manuals, working papers, posters, infographics, videos, web tools, presentations and more.

CIAT Dataverse – CIAT’s official Open Access Repository of datasets. Data can also be found in the CIAT Datasets collection in CGSpace.

CIAT Flickr – CIAT photographs can be found in both CIAT and CIAT Events collections in Flickr.

As per our Open Access/Open Data objectives, all CIAT products, publications, and data should be included in one of the above repositories. If your work missing, please contact CIAT Library at Products and publications from before 2010 are gradually being digitized and added to these collections.

Tools for Tracking Bibliometric Impact

Links to use

picture1When linking to CIAT publications and products, please use either:

This enables us to better track CIAT work via Altmetric and CGspace


picture2Altmetrics are an alternative to traditional citation metrics. They measure the online attention and reach of research outputs through digital communication such as news stories, blog posts, Tweets, and Facebook posts. For publication scores, search for publications in CGSpace and click on the Altmetrics donut. For larger Altmetrics reports, please contact Leroy in

Impact Factors

picture3Impact factors reflect the relative importance of a journal within its field. Measurements are obtained by calculating the average number of times the papers in a journal have been cited during the preceding two years. Impact factors are only calculated for the journals listed in the ISI Journal Citation Reports, found in Web of Science (access Web of Science via CIATNet).

Google Scholar Citations

picture4Google Scholar citations reflect the number of times your work has been cited via Google Scholar. To find citation scores, simply search for a publication via Google Scholar. The citation score will be listed there.


H-Index Scores

picture6H-Index scores are measurements that combine an author’s productivity with his or her citation impact. H-Indexes differ depending upon which database is used for the calculations. For example, Google Scholar or Web of Science will provide different scores. Contact the CIAT Library for further information.

Join us also for:

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Visit our new Little Free Library “Biblio-CIAT” beside the Coffee Kiosk at CIAT Headquarters. We are part of a global initiative that aims to unite communities through books.