How can you benefit from the JKUAT Institutional Repository(IR)

An IR may be defined as an online locus for collecting, preserving and disseminating the intellectual output of an institution in digital form. It is a centrally managed inventory of an institution’s intellectual asset. IRs are based on Open Access (OA) model of publishing which facilitates knowledge sharing. Click here to see JKUAT’s IR How will do you benefit? A number of studies have now been carried out on the effect of open access on citations to articles. The studies have shown that publishing in OA increases citation impact of research articles. Uploading your research… Continue reading →


JKUAT once more scooped the trophy for best institution user of Emerald e-resources. JKUAT took position one out of more than 80 subscribing universities and research organizations.The JKUAT library has been partnering with students in marketing and promoting library resources in different ways. Our focus has been the marketing of our e-resources. The students we partner with are our library ambassadors. The rational is that the students who have benefitted from the e-resources are better suited to marketing the resources to their peers. The ultimate goal of this partnership is to fast track the uptake… Continue reading →


Organising and managing your references is definitely a challenging task if you have to do it manually. Having very good literature and later realising that you cannot remember the reference is a common occurrence. Trying to recall such a reference is nuisance you may have experienced at one time or another during your research. A reference management software helps you insert citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography automatically. This will save you the stress of trying to format your references and citations. One such software is Mendeley reference manager. Mendeley automatically;… Continue reading →