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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The library is the Institute’s central learning Resource Centre; it supports teaching, learning and research activities by providing relevant and up to date information materials, in print, non- print and electronic resources in diverse disciplines. Additionally, the library offers user education, Reference services and Readers’ advisory services.

Security in the library is enhanced by use of CCTV cameras that view all areas within and outside the library. The camera images are monitored throughout the day from different locations within the institute.

The library boasts of a conducive and well-ventilated reading area, and a team of highly motivated, friendly and professional library staff.

The library rules, accessed on notice boards, have lately been reviewed to ensure that they comprehensively cover all the sections of the library. The rules are aimed at creating a conducive environment where all users can enjoy the services equitably and should therefore be strictly observed.

OPENING HOURS

Library working hours

Monday to Thursday - 8:15am to 6pm

Friday                        - 8:15am to 4pm

Saturday                    - 8:30am to 2pm

Sunday and public holidays –closed

LIBRARY RESOURCES

The diverse kinds of resources available at the library include;

  • A collection of over 7000 books cutting across all disciplines. The books are updated periodically to ensure latest editions are in stock.
  • Desktop computers, Internet ports and a strong WIFI for online access.
  • Professional Magazines
  • Daily Newspapers
  • The Institute Library has registered with The Kenya Library Information Consortium (KLISC). Through the consortium, all library users can access a wide collection of resources from different world renown publishers.

To access the KLISC materials, click on the links below, while in the institute.

SUBSCRIBED E-RESOURCES

 

Journals, databases and mixed packages

1.       

PROQUEST Academic complete & Library Thing Book cover widget

 

ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management.

2.  

EBSCO Host Research Databases

The databases provide access to just over 16,500 abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.

3.       

Sage Research Methods

Subject Strengths: research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative, cases, videos, datasets 

4.       

OECD

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.

5.       

Project Muse

Project MUSE is your trusted source for the highest quality books and journals in the humanities and social sciences from over 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.

6.       

Royal Society

 

Subject strength: biochemistry, immunology, bioinformatics, ecology, microbiology and many more

7.       

 Edward Elgar publishing

Business management, Education, Economic and finance, Geography, Innovation, Research methods, Social and sociology, Teaching methods, Urban & regional, Development studies, Environment

8.       

Mathematical Sciences Publishers Journal

Provides free access to MSP’s journals, open to libraries in these 29 countries: Subject coverage: Mathematics, mechanics & engineering

9.       

OpenEdition Journals

Is a bundle of 175 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, published by university presses and small academic publishers.

 

OPEN ACCESS

 

Database Name

1.

Free Book Center

 

Contains links to thousands of free online technical books. Which include core Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, and Medical books.

2.

Gateway for Free E-Journals

Access 700 Free E-journals covering Subjects like Business & Managment, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, General Works, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Library Science,Life Sciences, Material Science, Mathematics, Media and Communication, Physics & Social Sciences.

3.

Google Books

 

Millions of multidisciplinary great books to review

4.

National Academies Press 

 

Multidisciplinary e-books available.

5.

Project Gutenberg

 

Project Gutenberg provides access to a wide range of multi-displinary ebooks.

6.

IntechOpen

 

Physical sciences, engineering and technology, Life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities

7.

Directory of Open Access Books

 

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

8.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

9.

CORE

CORE is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. The directory lists repositories and allows breakdown and selection by a variety of criteria – see the Find page – which can also be viewed as statistical charts.

10.

EAC Documents & Publications

 

The links provides access to Documents and Publications generated within EAC.

11.

ERIC

Bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text resources

12.

ESRI e-books

This list of resources is provided by ESRI. The resources provide useful information in Geographic Information Systems. Most of the materials are in PDF format that can be downloaded.

13.

Kenya Open Data

 This site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just a taste of what’s to come. The information here is key to improving transparency, unlocking social and economic value, and building Government in Kenya.

14.

Memorial University Libraries

 

Free E-journals on all research subject areas from different databases.

15.

National Center for Biotechnology Information

NCBI bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in Life Science and Healthcare

16.

Science Supercourse Library

 

This is one of the largest and comprehensive collections of Research Methods. It represents a one stop Library to answer your Research Methods questions.

17.

World Library of Science

A Global Community for Science Education

18.

World Wide Science

WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries. Users can search and translate 400 million pages of science and technology information. Resources available via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs)

19.

RUFORUM Knowledge Repository

RUFORUM is an African Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). It is a consortium of 66 African universities operating within 26 countries spanning the African continent.

20.

Virtual University of Uganda

 

Universal Content

 

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR THE DEPARTMENT

The future prospects of the department are a bigger reading area that can host over 2000 users with private reading cubicles for confidential work and facilities for binding, photocopying and scanning.

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