The scheduled training workshop on access to e-books and e-journals for JKUAT Msc students at KQ Pride Centre took place on 18th April 2015 at the Centre. The workshop was attended by 47 participants.
Dr. Roselyne Mangira, the JKUAT University Librarian gave an overview of the e-resources that JKUAT has subscribed to. She also sensitized participants on the Amazon e-book reader which would help save and manage the downloaded resources. Ms. Miriam Ndungu who heads the Digital Services Section gave a demo on advanced searching of the e-resources. Of particular interest was the off campus access link that allows all our students to access all our resources from whatever location they are at. Mr. Richard Midigo who is the Library’s Systems Librarian then introduced the students to the student portal and took them through activation of their
The demo on installation and use of Viper Anti plagiarism Scanner and Mendeley which is a software that helps manage ones references generated a lot of excitement and interest. Participants were urged to explore these free research tools that have the potential to make their research experience easier, faster and better. The last presentation of the day was on publishing. This was of particular interest since the students are required to publish before graduation.
The workshop was coordinated with the assistance of Catherine Kakai who the students referred to as the face of JKUAT at the centre and Mr. Francis Kamuyu who is an MSc student and an employee at the centre. Mr. Joseph Mbaabu Inoti gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the students. The general consensus was that all JKUAT postgraduate students need to be sensitized on e-resources available for their research as soon as they report for their studies.