Electronic Books

Database Name Subject Coverage
African Intellectual Development Library Databaseimage description

Subject Coverage: Offers 90 days trial access to 100 e-textbook titles in Social Science, Pure Sciences and Engineering. To access the books obtain username and password from the University Library, Digital Services Section
Directory of Open Access BooksDirectory of Open Access Books Subject Coverage: This is a rich site for peer reviewed electronic books in all disciplines. The books are downloadable.
Ebrary (e-Book Central)
ebrary Online Journals & E resources
Subject Coverage: This is a rich site for electronic books in all disciplines. The books are downloadable.
Open Textbooks Library
Open Textbook Library Logo
Subject Coverage: These textbooks have been funded, published, and licensed for free use, adaptation, and distribution. they have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. The books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
ScienceDirect e-Books
(Elsevier Publishers)

ScienceDirect

Subject Coverage: This is a rich database of electronic books in various fields including: Agricultural and biological sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular biology, Biomedical science, medicine and dentistry, Chemistry, Computer science and Energy, Material science and Chemical engineering.
SpringerLink
springer Online Journals & E resources
Subject Coverage: You have full access to books with a green mark. This database is only accessible within JKUAT
Taylor and Francis Books
hinari Online Journals & E resources
Subject Coverage: The Taylor & Francis eBestseller Packages contains 1200 of their bestselling eBook titles from key subject areas.
The new harvest: agricultural innovation in Africa “The new harvest” is a book that has been authored by Prof. Calestous Juma who is Director of the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The book focuses on the importance of boosting support for agricultural research as part of a larger agenda to promote innovation, invest in enabling infrastructure, build human capacity, stimulate entrepreneurship and improve the governance of innovation”.

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