Scientific Research Resources for CIAT Staff


We are pleased to present you with a list of research resources provided by the library branch of our Data, Information, and Knowledge team. From CIAT Headquarters, access to subscriptions is seamless and no authentication is required. For users outside of CIAT, select the Outside CIAT option and enter your CIAT username and password.

Specialized research databases on agriculture and related topics:

E-Journals (Access alphabetized list) – CIAT provides full text access to 233 scientific journals from publishers such as Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, National Academy of Sciences, the Entomological Society of America, Nature, Wiley, and Cambridge University Press. Forty-one of these have been purchased in collaboration with the CGIAR. You can also view this list by subject or by publisher.

Springer Link (CIAT HeadquartersOutside CIAT). CIAT subscribes to over 1500 scientific journals via Springer Link. Please contact the library for help with advanced searches. We would be happy to assist you.

ScienceDirect (CIAT Headquarters, Outside CIAT) – Through ScienceDirect, CIAT provides access to over 3500 journals and 23,000 e-books. * Please note that CIAT’s ScienceDirect ‘Article Choice’ subscription is limited to any 500 downloads (for journals and books).

Web of Science (CIAT Headquarters, Outside CIAT) – Web of Science provides citation indexing and analysis of thousands of the most prominent academic journals. Journals indexed in Web of Science make up the ISI Thompson Reuters Master Journal List. Through Web of Science, users can also access Endnote, a web-based reference organizer.

To register for an Endnote account:

  • Log in to Web of Science. (access outside of CIAT Headquarters here).
  • Select Endnote from the top menu bar
  • Register with your own email address

CGSpace – Including CIAT Research Online  – (Open Access) 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. New collections are being uploaded continuously.

CAB OVID/SP Abstracts
 – (CIAT HeadquartersOutside CIAT). Ovid contains abstracts of world agricultural literature from 1973-present.

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

CGIAR Library – Key records from the origins of the CGIAR in the late sixties to the present.


CIAT Google E-Books – Open access to approximately 300 CIAT books and reports.
Books OVID (CIAT Headquarters, Outside CIAT)
My Library (CIAT Headquarters, Outside CIAT)