Steps in Accessing Library Electronic Books

Within JKUAT network ie using university wireless or a computer within the JKUAT network

Science Direct e-books

1. Go to the library website by googling for JKUAT library or going to http://jkuat.ac.ke/departments/library/
2. Click on the link to ‘e-books
3. This gives you a list of e-books databases
4. Click on Science direct
5. Search for your topic
6. The box on the last column of the result page is marked with green lines for the books you have full access to

Springer e-books

1. Google for JKUAT Library Website or by going to http://jkuat.ac.ke/departments/library/
2. Click on e-books link on the library website
3. Click on Springer e-books
4. To get only full text books, remove the tick on the link written include ‘preview only content’
5. Carry out the search
6. Click on the title of the book
7. The book opens in chapters
8. Select the chapter you want
9. Download or view the chapter you want

When you are off the campus network

The off campus link allows you to access all our resources from whatever location you are in.
1. Go to the library website by googling for JKUAT library or by going to http://jkuat.ac.ke/departments/library/
2. Click on the Off Campus Access to E-resources link on the library website. You could also simply go to http://vpn.jkuat.ac.ke/login
3. You will be required to login to the Off Campus link

Logging in to the off campus link
Students:

4. The username is the first part of your student email e.g john.doe@students
5. Password is your registration number in lowercase e.g ab123-1234/2013
6. Forgot password? Click here to reset from Students’ Portal: Note that this will also change your Students’ portal password
7. Click on the ScienceDirect e-books link or SpringerLink depending on your preference
8. The rest of the steps are as given above
Staff
• Staff members should use the login details assigned to them.
• Not yet registered? Send your Staff email, First name, Last name and PF No to portal@jkuat.ac.ke

All the best. Please let me know if these steps are useful in guiding you to access our electronic books.

2 thoughts on “Steps in Accessing Library Electronic Books

  1. Thank you for the details.Please do assist in registering my student email.
    Musengele Muli Sammy
    hd333-c005-0724/2014
    Msa CBD campus.
    Thank you again.

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