Through training materials and guides, we aim to build skills and knowledge to enhance the quality of development research.
Our research tools include
Guide to research databases at IDRC: How to access and view research in the IDRC Digital Library and commercial research databases.
Open access discount information: Information sheet on open access discounts from major English-language journal publishers.
How to write a policy brief: This training tool provides practical advice on planning your policy brief, writing your content, and checking your work.
Scholarly resources for researchers: List of free or low-fee research resources for development researchers.
Publishing in Open Access Journals
Read more about open access journals, how to identify a reputable journal, and signs that a journal might be questionable. This brief also provides recommended tools to help you find and evaluate open access journals.Download Publishing in Open Access Journals