Ranking Web of Universities

The January 2018 Webometrics ranking has seen Kenyatta University maintain  3rd position in Kenya, after University of Nairobi and Egerton University. In Africa, Kenyatta University secured position 24 up from 51 and worldwide position 1707 from 2541 in the ranking of July 2017.

The ranking is based on web presence, impact, scholarly openness and excellence. This is a dramatic improvement for the University in all the parameters.

(published on 15/02/2018)

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions at SAGE ResearchMethods. SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links researchers to content from books, book chapters, journals, reference books, and videos.

Explore methods and concepts to help you design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct your research, and write up your findings. SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across all disciplines. 

 

(published on 09/02/2018)

FULL-TEXT eBOOKS

Kenyatta University Library has subscribed access to over 35,000 full-text eBooks accessible through the OPAC  maktaba.ku.ac.ke for both springerlink and ScienceDirect databases. Online ebooks are manifested with a  Link (URL) instead of a Call No. when search results are displayed individually. You can also search the two databases directly through the E-resources Link or through the off-campus platform when logged-in.

ClinicalKey database is the the newly subscribed database hosting eBooks and Journals on Medicine and the Health Sciences.

(published on 29/01/2018)

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS)

The Public library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher, innovator and advocacy organization. Access its influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Its published research articles are available to everyone completely free of restrictions.

Among the new articles in PLOS ONE include current research in Computational Biology, Neglected Tropical Diseases Biology, Life Sciences, Medicine, Genetics and Pathogens.

(published on 17/01/2018)

MUSALIT: BANANA REPOSITORY

Browse Recent Literature at Musalit which is an online bibliographic database of references on bananas managed by Bioversity International on behalf of ProMusa.The database currently contains 16,760 references to published literature. However, 161 PDFs have been added to the Musalit database from International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) and the CIRAD to make open access the pre-2002 PDFs of articles published on Fruits.

(published on 16/01/2018)

BEALL’S LIST OF PROBABLE PREDATORY PUBLISHERS

Peruse through Beall’s List of  Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals. Also scan through Beall's list of questionable Journal Publishers.

Access Jeffrey Beall's Criteria for Determining Predatory Open Access Publishers. These views represent the personal opinion of the author (Jeffrey Beall)  and do not reflect the position of Kenyatta University. 

(published on 12/01/2018)

Open Access Informercial

In the spirit of celebrating and supporting open access,Kenyatta University Library in collaboration with KU TV and INASP produced a Video/Infomercial.

 This was in line with the “Open in Action” theme, where the various steps taken by the library to make the resources accessible are highlighted. Open Access and self-archiving concepts are highly elaborated. Advantages of open access, the various policies that support and promote the same; as well as the challenges facing open access are well explained.

(published on 15/11/2016)

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