Access to Springer e-Journals and CAB Abstracts

The JKUAT Library is pleased to inform you that we now have access to Springer e-Journals. Springer is one of the leading international scientific publishing companies. Springer’s e-Journals cover a wide range of subjects including Biomedicine and the Life Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Human Sciences, Social Sciences and Economics. The link to the journals is http://link.springer.com/ You are also reminded that JKUAT has been given free access to CAB Abstracts courtesy of the CABI/RUFORUM collaboration. The resources are available through Cab direct www.cabdirect.org The content includes over 200,000 full text content… Continue reading →

USER EXPERIENCE REVIEW FOR RESEARCH4LIFE DATABASES

USER EXPERIENCE REVIEW FOR RESEARCH4LIFE DATABASES

Dr. L.B Shawa who is the Research4Life program consultant visited JKUAT on 17th February 2015. He was received by Dr. Mangira in the Library Boardroom before proceeding to interview a sample of JKUAT user group. The objective of the visit was to get feedback from users of the four databases. The review sought to identify problems and barriers that may hinder optimal utilization of the databases. Research4Life is the collective name for the four programmes identified as AGORA, HINARI, ARDI and OARE that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and… Continue reading →

JKUAT LIBRARY TRAINING ON USE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES

The JKUAT library has subscribed to 31 journal databases and 3 e-books databases through the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) The library has also subscribed to Springer e-book database outside the consortium package. Free access has been provided to 4 research for life databases. These are AGORA, HINARI, OARE and ARDI. For optimal use of these resources, equipping library users with skills for locating, retrieving, evaluating and using information for problem solving is increasingly being recognized as an integral role of the library. The library has therefore been carrying out training on use… Continue reading →