Access to Springer e-books

In concurrence with our recent eBook purchase, SpringerLink has underwent a major platform renovation. Some of the main features of this renovation include a streamlined “Google-like” search box with the option of launching an “Advanced Search;” books now have a “Look inside” feature that allows you to read the chapter without downloading. Users are also able to share book information through social media sites. The “Advanced Search” provides more filters/limits. Springer’s eBooks include abstracts for each book chapter. “Advanced Search” allows you to find books when you know the title and/or author or are looking… Continue reading →

Access to Theses and Dissertations

Working on your thesis? Visit the Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR) at http://www.opendoar.org/ or just google for DOAR. OpenDOAR is an authoritative Directory of Open Access (OA) Repositories. An Institutional Open Access Repository is an online locus for collecting, preserving and disseminating the intellectual output of an institution in digital form. Many academic and research institutions have created OA repositories to capture, promote, preserve and make accessible all their intellectual assets. Theses and dissertations form a considerable percentage of these repositories. The OpenDoar is therefore a recommended site when working on your thesis. The… Continue reading →

E-resources training for JKUAT Nairobi CBD Campus

The JKUAT Library has been conducting training on the use of electronic resources in our various campuses. Training for our Nairobi CBD Campus is scheduled for 12th and 13th October 2013. The campus is located at the Ansh Plaza along Biashara Street. The training will be starting at 8.30am on 4th Floor. The target group is our postgraduate students and members of staff. The training aims at creating awareness of available e-resources for JKUAT academic community and equipping the community with critical skills required to make the best out of the resources. With the newly… Continue reading →