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Licensed Resource Transition: World Bank eLibrary

World Bank eLibrary (Tier 2: UCB, UCI, UCLA, UCM, UCR, UCSD; on the World Bank eLibrary platform) has transitioned to a new platform.

The World Bank eLibrary contains the full collection of all World Bank publications and research including:

  • Books published since the 1990s
  • All World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO) since 1996
  • All Development Outreach issues
  • All Policy Research Working Papers since 1995

All content is made available immediately upon release.

The new platform offers:

  • A powerful search engine including full-text search, access to chapters and the ability to filter all search results
  • Better browsing, including a new “country” browse option, background information, related links, and the ability to filter all browse results
  • Access to all content in PDF, as well as recent book chapters
  • Mobile access across all major mobile platforms
  • An area highlighting special eLibrary content, features, and events
  • “Most Popular” list showcasing the books, journal articles, and working papers others are finding useful
  • “News” section providing easy access to World Bank activities, announcements, and eLibrary events of interest to all users
  • Improved access and navigation to all browses and key features, which can now be found at the top and bottom of every screen.
  • Improved citation tools

A user guide is available at:

A comparison of the old and new systems is available at:

Joseph Yue (UCLA) is the Resource Liaison for World Bank eLibrary.