MERCK MANUALS for Health Information

Explore MERCK MANUALS which are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals contain one of the best current medical information accessible to health care professionals and patients.

The MERCK MANUALS are available in 2 versions:
1. Professional Version for medical practitioners or students with more advanced content.
2. Consumer Version for patients, parents or caregivers with content that is easy to understand.

(published on 21/03/2017)

BAIFA E-Learning Service

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Information for Africa (BAIFA) is providing free online Information Literacy (IL) and library professional development training courses for researchers, librarians and information professionals, in addition to other tutorials on research, publishing, and other areas provided by Elsevier. The Library also hosts a link to Free Open Access Resources. According to BAIFA, all training courses do not need any specific requirements except familiarity with using computer and internet. Enroll to the E-Learning Service for free on any or all of the training Courses and submissions as listed below:

  • BA Electronic Catalog (OPAC)
  • BA Orientation
  • E-resources Course (Advanced)
  • Internet Course (Advanced)
  • References (Advanced)

(published on 06/03/2017)

LCD Desktop Magnifiers in the Special Needs Section

Kenyatta University has acquired  two new Merlin LCD desktop magnifiers for use in the Post Modern Library; to be used by students and staff with low vision.

The library uses assistive technology such as CCTVs to magnify print for low vision ; Braille machines for the totally blind; embossers for transcription of print into Braille; JAWS(Job Access with Speech) and NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) screens readers which enable the visually impaired to search/listen  to information, headphones; talking books; magnifying lenses; scanners; calculators and Braille books.

The University has been rated among the best and has the highest number of students with special needs due to its commitment to cater for their needs. This is evidenced by the provision of shuttle services, sign language interpreters, resource center for transcription of examination and CAT scripts and an annual Disability day focusing on the welfare of these persons in the University.

(published on 01/03/2017)

IOP Publishing Offering 5 Free E-books

Discover the new Free Collection of E-Books from the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing. IOP has launched a pilot project of free collection of E-Books called Physics World Discovery. According to the publisher, the first five publications from the collection are available now to read for free, and will remain free forever, as will all those produced within the 2017 pilot period. Kenyatta University has an active subscription to The Institute of Physics (IOP) Journals.

(published on 17/02/2017)

Ranking Web of Universities

The revised Webometrics ranking has seen Kenyatta University rise to the 3rd position in Kenya, after University of Nairobi and Egerton University.

In Africa, Kenyatta University secured position 22 up from 29 in the previous ranking and 2020 in the world.

(published on 16/02/2017)

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press publications are now available.

The award winning publisher produces approximately 100 books and 28 journals annually. The publisher specializes in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture.

(published on 07/02/2017)

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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