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Hinari: How to Register, Log in, and Find Information for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Hinari Login Username Password 2013: How to Access Research for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

If you are a health worker, researcher, or policymaker in a low- or middle-income country, you may have faced challenges in accessing high-quality and up-to-date biomedical and health literature. You may have wondered how to find reliable and relevant information for your work, education, or research. Fortunately, there is a solution for you: Hinari.

Hinari Login Username Password 2013

What is Hinari?

Hinari is a programme set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) together with major publishers, that enables low- and middle-income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 21,000 journals, up to 69,000 e-books, up to 115 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 125 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

The benefits of Hinari

By using Hinari, you can access a wealth of information that can help you improve your knowledge, skills, and practice in health-related fields. You can also use Hinari to support your teaching, research, and policymaking activities. Some of the benefits of Hinari are:

  • You can access the latest scientific evidence and best practices in health.

  • You can find information on a wide range of topics, such as infectious diseases, chronic conditions, maternal and child health, nutrition, environmental health, and more.

  • You can download full-text articles, e-books, reports, guidelines, databases, and multimedia resources.

  • You can use advanced search tools and filters to find the most relevant and reliable information for your needs.

  • You can save time and money by accessing information online instead of buying or borrowing print materials.

  • You can enhance your professional development and career opportunities by staying updated on the latest developments in your field.

The eligibility criteria for Hinari

Not everyone can access Hinari. You need to belong to an eligible institution in an eligible country. The eligibility criteria for Hinari are based on four factors:

  • The type of institution: Only academic institutions (universities, colleges, schools), research institutes (public or private), government offices (ministries of health or education), national medical libraries (public or private), hospitals (public or private), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local offices of United Nations agencies or intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) can access Hinari.

  • The location of the institution: Only institutions located in low- or middle-income countries can access Hinari. The list of eligible countries is updated every year based on the World Bank classification of income levels.

  • The registration status of the institution: Only institutions that have registered with Research4Life (the umbrella programme that includes Hinari) can access Hinari. The registration process is free and simple. You need to fill out an online form with some basic information about your institution and agree to the terms and conditions of use.

  • The username and password of the user: Only users who have a valid username and password provided by their institution can access Hinari. The username and password are usually shared by the librarian or the administrator of the institution. Each institution has one username and password that can be used by multiple users within the same institution.

How to log in to Hinari?

Once you have confirmed that you belong to an eligible institution in an eligible country, you can log in to Hinari using the following steps:

The steps to log in to Hinari

  • Click on the icon on the top right corner that says "Log In".

  • Select "Hinari" from the drop-down menu.

  • Enter your username and password provided by your institution.

  • Click on "Log In".

  • You will be redirected to the Hinari homepage where you can start searching for information.

The common issues and solutions for logging in to Hinari

Sometimes you may encounter some issues when trying to log in to Hinari. Here are some common issues and solutions:


You forgot your username or password.Contact your librarian or administrator who shared the username and password with you. If they don't remember it either, contact with your institution name and country.

You entered a wrong username or password.Check if you typed the username and password correctly. Make sure there are no spaces before or after the username or password. Also check if your caps lock is on or off.

You see a message that says "Access Denied" or "You are not authorized".This may happen if your institution is not registered with Research4Life or if your country is no longer eligible for Hinari. Contact with your institution name and country to verify your status.

You see a message that says "Too many users logged in".This may happen if there are too many users from your institution using the same username and password at the same time. Try logging in again later when there are fewer users online.

You see a message that says "Your session has expired".This may happen if you leave your browser idle for too long without using Hinari. You need to log in again with your username and password.

You see a blank page or an error page.This may happen if there is a technical problem with the website or your internet connection. Try refreshing the page or clearing your browser cache. If the problem persists, contact with a screenshot of the error page.

How to use Hinari?

Once you have logged in to Hinari successfully, you can start using it to find information for your work, education, or research. Here are some features and functions of Hinari that you should know:

The features and functions of Hinari

  • The homepage of Hinari has a simple search box where you can enter keywords related to your topic of interest. You can also use advanced search options such as filters by date range, language, publication type, subject area etc.

  • The homepage also has links to various collections of resources such as journals A-Z list (alphabetical list of all journals available in Hinari), e-books A-Z list (alphabetical list of all e-books available in Hinari), other resources A-Z list (alphabetical list of other resources such as databases reports guidelines etc.), free collections (resources that are freely available without logging in), external collections (resources that are available from other websites).

  • The homepage also has links to various services such as training materials (tutorials videos guides etc.), user support (FAQs contact details etc.), news and events (updates on new resources etc.), feedback form (a form where you can share your comments or suggestions).

  • When you click on any resource from any collection you will be taken to a page where you can view more details about it such as title author(s) publisher(s) abstract(s) full-text link(s) etc. You can also download or print the full-text if available.

  • When you view any full-text resource from any collection you will see a toolbar on the top right corner that has icons for various functions such as bookmarking (saving a resource for later use), citing (generating a citation for a resource), sharing (sending a resource by email etc.), exporting (saving a resource as PDF etc.), translating (translating a resource into another language).

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