Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs)
FAQs:
• This presentation contains some answers
to common questions about how to use
HINARI once you have registered
• For more FAQs about eligibility and
registration, please click here:
http://www.who.int/hinari/faq/en/
Is there a list of what’s in HINARI?
• For a full listing of journals, databases and
online books see
http://extranet.who.int/hinari/en/journals.php
• The list contains access by:
– Broad subject area
– Language of publication
– Publisher
What equipment do I need in order
to use HINARI?
• Baseline requirements include
– Computer connected to the Internet with a
minimal high-speed 56K baud rate or higher
– Internet browser (Explorer 4.0 or higher,
Netscape 6.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox1.0
or higher)
– Adobe Acrobat viewer (4.0 or higher) – for the
download of PDF files
Can HINARI help me obtain computer
equipment and online access?
• No, HINARI cannot provide computer equipment
or online access
• Participating institutions have been able to justify
additional resources from their institution or
outside agencies
– Identify potential funding sources within or outside
your institution
– Develop a ‘one page’ proposal (be prepared)
– Stress the value of HINARI - access to 3680
e-journals through 2015
I received the password but can not
log-in, what do I do?
• Ensure that you are typing the correct
password, if necessary, by cutting and
pasting it
• If you still can not log in, send a message
to HINARI at [email protected]
• As of May 2007, HINARI has installed a
new (Microsoft developed) authentication
system and this should eliminate some of
the log-in problems
Can I access journals in languages
other than English?
• From ‘Find journals by language of publication’,
use the ‘SELECT A LANGUAGE’ drop down
menu for access to all journals that publish
articles in languages other than English
• From the ‘SELECT DATABASE/INDEX’ drop
down menu, you will be able to search regional
databases that contain articles in journals
published in the developing world - including
some in languages other than English
• From ‘Search HINARI journal articles through
PubMed’, you can ‘limit’ PubMed searches to
identify full-text articles by specific language
Why can I get full-text access to
some journals and not others?
• There are some exceptions to full-text
access for the 3680 journals that are
available to registered institutions
• A few journals are excluded from users
within Band 2 countries - according to the
wishes of the publishers and societies
• If you have a query about specific titles,
contact HINARI at [email protected]
How can I access a particular
journal(s)?
• Use the ‘Find journals by title’ A-Z list
• Click on the letter that corresponds to
the first letter of the journal name
• Click again to go directly to the journal's
homepage
Can I search by the journal title,
author or specific subjects?
• The majority of HINARI online journals can be
searched using a special version of PubMed
(Medline). After logging onto HINARI, click on
the link, ‘Search HINARI journal articles through
PubMed (Medline)
• PubMed, a service of the National Library of
Medicine (USA), contains over 15 million
citations for biomedical articles and, via HINARI,
links to the full-text documents
• Several other specialist indexes and databases,
such as AIDS Abstracts or CINAHL can be
searched by journal title, author or subject
Why can’t I get access to the full-text of
the journal if I link directly from the
publisher’s website?
• To benefit from the access rights provided by
HINARI, all participants must log onto HINARI
with the institutional NAME/PASSWORD – to be
properly authenticated
• Unless you are authenticated on the HINARI
site, you will not be able to access the HINARI
resources at
http://extranet.who.int/hinari/en/journals.php
• Note: once you properly login, you can access a
publisher’s website/full-text journals by using the
‘SELECT PUBLISHER’ drop down menu
Can I download complete journal
issues or books?
• No. Users may not download complete
journal issues or books
• Users may download and save limited
numbers of articles or chapters from any
one journal issue or book, not to exceed
15% of the issue or book
• For further information, see HINARI DOs
and DONTs on the training page at
http://www.who.int/hinari/training/
Are back issues available
online?
• The majority of the journals do offer access to
back issues
• The number of years of back issues available is
determined by each publisher and will vary
accordingly
• Via the “journal holdings’, users can check which
years/volumes/issues of each journal are
accessible
• As publishers make more back years of their
journals available online, and accessible through
HINARI, we update the information on the
complete list of titles
Can I access HINARI outside of my
institution?
• Access to the journals may only be
provided from
– Computers or other digital installations owned
by or under the direct control of the institution
– Personal computers owned personally by the
employees, faculty or students of the
institution
• Use is only permitted within the country of
registration
Can we supply students with HINARI
publications for courses?
• Academic and teaching staff may make copies
in print or digital form of articles for course packs
• If the copies are supplied in digital form, these
electronic copies must be deleted from the
university server at the end of the term/semester
• For further information, see HINARI DOs and
DONTs on the training page at
http://www.who.int/hinari/training/
Where should I send feedback about
HINARI?
Please send us any feedback, including
stories about how HINARI is working at
your institution, to [email protected]
Other FAQs
• Add your own ‘Frequently Asked Questions’
• Think of other FAQs that would be useful in your
institutional setting
• For further useful information, go to ’10 Top
Hints for HINARI Use’ or ‘HINARI DOs and
DON’Ts’ on the training page at
http://www.who.int/hinari/training/
‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Source:
HINARI E-newsletter, Issue 2, May 2007
Updated 06 2007
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