JSTOR (Scholarly Journal Archive) is an online archive of core scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis. JSTOR content is provided by more than 900 publishers. The database contains more than 1,900 journal titles, in more than 50 disciplines.
We have now integrated the google custom search on our journal search interface. This will allow you to conduct any search of your choice simultaneously across all our subscribed databases. Previously, one had to do the same search repeatedly through all the different databases to access the required information. The google custom search function is available on the library website under the electronic journals link at http://jkuat.ac.ke/departments/library/?page_id=339 or simply click on the electronic journals link. You will find it just above the list of journal databases displayed. Once you enter your Key words (search words)… Continue reading →
The exponential growth of digital information has aptly been described as ‘information overload’, ‘floods of information’ and my favourite, ‘information explosion’. Commenting on the experience of searching for research information in Google, one of our library users captured it perfectly when she likened her search experience to drowning in the sea and still being left thirsty. If you cannot visualise this, try doing a simple google search and see how many hits you get. And yet you may spend an hour going through them and still not get much. And eventually when you get something… Continue reading →