E-RESOURCES TRAINING FOR JKUAT NAKURU CBD CENTRE

TARGET: Teaching staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students DATE:         18th and 19th July 2015 OBJECTIVES: 1. To create awareness of electronic information resources available for research 2. To introduce participants to JKUAT off Campus Access to E-resources Link that enables access to all JKUAT resources from whatever location 3. To equip participants with the necessary information retrieval skills for research 4. To introduce participants to referencing tools 5. To guide participants in publishing in high impact journals 6. To guide participants in creation of Google scholar accounts for teaching staff 7. To… Continue reading →

GOOGLE SEARCH INTERFACES

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 →

Access to Project, Thesis and Dissertations

Working on your thesis? Visit the Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR) at http://www.opendoar.org/ or just google for DOAR. OpenDOAR is an authoritative Directory of Open Access (OA) Repositories. Theses and dissertations form a considerable percentage of these repositories. The OpenDoar is therefore a recommended site when working on your thesis. The site can help identify researchable areas and in building your literature review. To know what theses have been done in a given area, just key in your search terms and add the word thesis. You can refine your search further by adding the… Continue reading →