Working on your thesis? Visit the JKUAT Institutional Repository (IR) by clicking here. The JKUAT IR collects preserves and disseminates JKUAT’s intellectual output in digital form. The IR is organized by communities which represent different collections. To access theses, click on theses and dissertations collection. The collection is then organized by College. To get to theses in your college, key in your search words in the search bar labelled Search within this community and its collections: The JKUAT IR also includes research articles that are authored by JKUAT members of staff. Staff who have authored… Continue reading →

Access to Projects, Theses and Dissertations

Working on your thesis? Visit the Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR) at 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 →


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 →