E-resources training for COETEC staff was held on 25th February 2016 at the ICT lab in Technology house. The training is the last of a series of training workshops that the office of the DVC AA requested the library to organize for all academic staff. Ms. Grace Wairimu who is the chair, Mechatronic Department and Mr Elijah Musango Munyao, a lecturer from Marine Engineering Department were the coordinators for the day. Dr, Eng Hiram Ndiritu, Chairman of Mechanical Department represented Prof. Eng. Bernard W. Ikua, the Principal COETEC. He welcomed participants and opened the workshop…. Continue reading →


Date:                         25th February 2016 Target audience:    Teaching staff and researchers Venue:                      ICT Common Lab,  4th Floor, Technology House Objectives: To create awareness of electronic information resources available for research To equip participants with skills on Information search strategies Citation and referencing tools Using anti plagiarism tools for plagiarism self-check Sensitization on e-book readers Sensitization on the importance of publishing in high impact journals To equip participants with skills for improving personal and institutional research profiles. Creating google scholar account

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 →