Approval and activation of your off campus registration

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Please note that once your off campus registration is approved you will receive an e-mail containing information about how to log in, set your password, and other details. To activate your account, click on the link provided in the email. You will then get a prompt requiring you to set the password that you will be using to log in to the platform.

To register click here

(published on 15/02/2021)

Scopus Indexed Journals

Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social science.

If you searching for potential journals to publish in, you can search for journals in your subject field on the Scopus preview interface under the link to Sources

(published on 10/02/2021)

Kenyatta University Ranked Among the Top Universities in Kenya

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The January 2021 edition of Webometrics ranking has placed Kenyatta University at third position after University of Nairobi and Egerton University respectively. The ranking results are usually released in January and July of every year. The current edition has dropped the metric on presence. The ranking is therefore based on visibility/impact, transparency/openness and excellence. The University’s best performance was in the metric of openness where we were placed second after UoN. This metric considers the cumulative citations of the top 210 authors from the respective institution. The primary objective of the ranking is to promote open access.

(published on 01/02/2021)

Change of E-Resources Access Platform

announcementPlease note that we have moved from our previous e-resources access platform to Remotexs. Our online/digital/e-resources are now available on RemoteXs.  The platform facilitates access to our e-resources whether one is on the campus network or off the campus network.

What should you expect?

  1. If you are a first-time RemoteXs user you will be required to self-register by going to the link https://elibraryku.remotexs.co/user/register. Once your registration is approved you will receive an e-mail containing information about how to log in, set your password, and other details.
  2. The links to E-resources, Off Campus Self Registration and Off Campus E-resources Access on our Maktaba platform will redirect you to the Remotexs self-registration page

For any enquiries contact us on maktaba@ku.ac.ke

 

Nb: You are required to use your KU email for the registration

(published on 04/01/2021)

Taming the Big Green Elephant: An open access Ebook

(published on 28/01/2021)

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 26/01/2021)

Review of the Kenyatta University Anti-Plagiarism Policy

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Please note that the Kenyatta University Anti-Plagiarism Policy has been reviewed. The revised policy stipulates that:

  1. Scholarly work should have an overall similarity index of not more than sixteen percent (16%) and not more than one percent (1%) from an individual article or document.
  2. An overall similarity index of less than six percent (6%) shall not be accepted.

See the revised Anti-Plagiarism Policy and Guidelines

(published on 18/01/2021)

Welcome to all first year students

edited new welcomeThe Kenyatta University Post Modern Library congratulates and welcomes all first year students joining this great University.

Please note:

  1. Scheduled orientation continues up to Saturday the 16th January 2021. However, any students who will not have attended the orientation can consult the information Desk or any of our Library Service Counters for guidance.
  2. Arrange to register with the Library at the Circulation Counter on Ground Floor
  3. For registration to access electronic/ online information resources self-register on this link. For a step by step guide on how to self-register click this link
  4. Laptop registration is done at the Information Desk on Ground Floor
  5. Contact your Liaison Librarian for any library support you may need. Liaison Librarians’ contacts are available on this link
  6. You can engage with the library via the online chat on this platform or on maktaba@ku.ac.ke
  7. You can also view a video on Library orientation on https://youtu.be/AKYD7TV28pQ
(published on 15/01/2021)

Access to the Past Exam Papers Portal

Please note that the past paper portal has been moved to our new platform for accessing E-Resources.

What do I need to do to access the past papers?

  1. Self-register by going to the link https://elibraryku.remotexs.co/user/register Once your registration is approved you will receive an e-mail containing information about how to log in, set your password, and other details.
  2.  Log in to the platform using the username (This is usually your KU student email or staff corporate email)  and the unique password you will have created during the registration process
  3. The links to E-resources, Off Campus Self Registration and Off Campus E-resources Access on our Maktaba platform will also redirect you to the Remotexs self-registration page
  4.  Scroll down the E-resources list to the category labelled E-books. The past paper link is hosted in this category of e-resources
(published on 11/01/2021)

European Respiratory Society

       

The University has now  active online subscriptions to: European Respiratory Society Publications with specific  access to all content of the following Journals: Practice-Focused Education for Respiratory Professionals (Breathe), European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) and European Respiratory Journal Open Research (ERJOR).

(published on 22/12/2020)

Implementation of revised rates of overdue fines

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As earlier announced, we wish to inform all library users that the new overdue fines rates were implemented with effect from 1st December 2020. Also note that all accrued fines have been converted to the new rates. The rates are as follows:

  • Short loan books @ 5/= per hour
  • Long loan books @ Kshs.5/= per day
(published on 02/12/2020)

REMINDER: WAIVER AND AMENDMENT OF OVERDUE CHARGES

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We wish to inform all library users that all overdue fines accrued between 17th March 2020 and 30th November 2020 have been waived. However, overdue fines accrued before this period will be charged as usual in line with the library rules and regulations.

 We also wish to inform you that w.e.f.  1st December 2020; all overdue charges shall be amended upwards as follows:

  •  Short loan books @ 5/= per hour
  • Long loan books @ Kshs.5/= per day

 You are hereby requested to return all books in your possession on or before 30th November 2020.

 Your cooperation in this matter is highly appreciated.

(published on 19/11/2020)

The Observatory of International Research

Search for Scholarly Journals to Publish your Research Papers at The Observatory of International Research (OOIR) website which hosts papers published in 792 peer-reviewed journals across the social sciences:

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Geography
  • History
  • Communication

The choice of journals is based on Web of Science 's SSCI (Social Science Citations Index). The journals listed cut across Open Access to Closed Access models. Some of the Journals listed do not deposit scholarly metadata at CrossRef.

Select a Journal from the list and click on the URL after the word Homepage to Access the Author and Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

(published on 18/11/2020)

Ministry of Health Guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVID-19 Patients

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The MOH guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVID-19 Patients cover aspects such as eligibility, procedures for the care, referral system if patient’s health deteriorates, when to end home based care and isolation. You can read more on the guidelines.  

(published on 16/11/2020)

Prof. Judith Ndombi Waudo donates books to the Library

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From Left Ms. Mercy Wangai (Social Sciences Library), Mr. J. Thuku (Deputy University Librarian),  Right Ms Rael Sum (Dept of Food, Nutrition & Dietetics)

Prof. Judith Ndombi Waudo, the Director Centre for Gender Equity and Power Empowerment and KU WEE Hub Leader has donated the following books to the Kenyatta University Post Modern Library:

  1. Nutritional needs and status of the elderly in Kenya, 2018. (3 copies)
  2. Women’s empowerment in Kenya: developing a measure, 2020 (3 copies)

The books were presented by Ms Rael Sum (Dept of Food, Nutrition & Dietetics)

(published on 06/11/2020)

The Kenyatta University Post Modern Library receives book donations

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From left, Dr. Rachel W. Kamau-Kang’ethe, Ms. Litzer Opiyo & Dr. Gitau Njoroge

The library has received the following book donations with appreciation:

  1. Book titled “The Nexus of Culture and Christianity: Complexity of Masculinity in Africa” donated by Dr. Rubai Mandela, Department of Educational Foundations
  2. Book titled “Measures Applied in the Identification of Gifted and Talented Children in Kenya” donated by Dr. Rachel W. Kamau-Kang’ethe from the Department of Early Childhood and Special Needs Education
(published on 04/11/2020)

Library Online Orientation for year 2020/2021

Orientation 1To access the Library Online Orientation for year 2020/2021 go to the following youtube link:

https://youtu.be/AKYD7TV28pQ

For any further enquiries you can reach us on maktaba@ku.ac.ke or on our “Lets chat” platform found on our library website and the maktaba platform

(published on 26/10/2020)

Waived International Water Association APCs for authors from Kenya

eiflEIFL has signed a new agreement with the publishing arm of the International Water Association (IWA Publishing) which guarantees a waiver (100% discount) on Article Processing Charges for authors from Kenya when publishing an article in one of their 15 fully open access and hybrid journals. The agreement runs until December 2023, and the offer is available to CORRESPONDING authors.

Instructions for authors:

Corresponding Authors from Eligible Countries shall be automatically recognized when submitting their article to an IWA Publishing Journal and shall be offered the applicable APC waiver.

You can find more information on this page:

https://eifl.net/apcs/iwa-publishing-free-open-access-publishing

Direct link to most recent title list of journals with discounted or waiver APCs for corresponding authors from Kenya: https://www.eifl.net/sites/default/files/resources/202002/kenya_corresponding_authors_journals_apc_waivers_and_d

(published on 26/10/2020)

Waived Brill APCs for authors from Kenya

eiflEIFL has signed a new agreement with Brill Publishers which guarantees a waiver (100% discount) on Article Processing Charges for authors from Kenya when publishing an article in one 314 fully open access and hybrid Brill journals. The agreement runs until December 2023, and the offer is available to CORRESPONDING authors.
 
Instructions for authors: 
Authors will be recognized automatically when they select Open Access during the submission process. Their country and affiliation data are used to identify eligibility for the discount, which is then deducted once they are requested to pay the invoice (after the article has been accepted).
 
You can find more information on this page:
 
Direct link to most recent title list of journals with discounted or waiver APCs for corresponding authors from Kenya: 
(published on 21/10/2020)

Contact your Liaison Librarian for support

The Post Modern Library has designated and assigned Liaison Librarians to different schools to support them in their research needs. These needs may include but not limited to Information literacy (covers aspects such as online searches, use of reference management software, publishing), Turnitin support, and access to information resources. You can reach your respective Liaison Librarian on the email provided below:

School

Liaison Librarian

Email

School of Agriculture And Enterprise Development

Mr Samuel Muthami

muthami.samuel@ku.ac.ke

School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Mr John Thuku

Mr Jared Otieno

thuku.john@ku.ac.ke

okinyi.jared@ku.ac.ke

School of Business

Ms. Mercy Wangai

wangai.mercy@ku.ac.ke

School of Creative and Performing Arts, Film & Media Studies

Mr. David Mutiso

mutiso.david@ku.ac.ke

School of Economics

Ms. Mercy Wangai

wangai.mercy@ku.ac.ke

School of Engineering And Technology

Mr John Thuku

Mr Jared Otieno

thuku.john@ku.ac.ke

okinyi.jared@ku.ac.ke

School of Environmental Studies

Mr John Thuku

Mr Jared Otieno

thuku.john@ku.ac.ke

okinyi.jared@ku.ac.ke

School of Education

Ms. Catherine Mukoma

Ms. Jane Kamau

Ms Litzer Opiyo

mukoma.catherine@ku.ac.ke

muhia.jane@ku.ac.ke

opiyo.litzer@ku.ac.ke

School of Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Studies

Ms. Miriam Ndungu

ndungu.miriam@ku.ac.ke

 

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Jacqueline Maina

maina.wakiuru@ku.ac.ke

School of Medicine

Ms. Monica Mugo

Mr. Alex Nthiwa

mukami.mugo@ku.ac.ke

muema.alex@ku.ac.ke

School of Nursing

Ms. Monica Mugo

Mr. Alex Nthiwa

mukami.mugo@ku.ac.ke

muema.alex@ku.ac.ke

School of Pharmacy

Ms. Monica Mugo

Mr. Alex Nthiwa

mukami.mugo@ku.ac.ke

muema.alex@ku.ac.ke

School of Public Health and Applied Human Sciences

Ms. Monica Mugo

Mr. Alex Nthiwa

mukami.mugo@ku.ac.ke

muema.alex@ku.ac.ke

School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies

Mr Samuel Muthami

muthami.samuel@ku.ac.ke

School of Pure And Applied Sciences

Mr Samuel Muthami

muthami.samuel@ku.ac.ke

City Campus

Ms. Winnie Seroney

Mr. Steve Biko

seroney.winnie@ku.ac.ke

nyambaka.steve@ku.ac.ke

Mombasa Campus Library

 

library-mombasa@ku.ac.ke

 

Nakuru Campus Library

Mr. Nehemiah Ngeny

ngeny.nehemiah@ku.ac.ke

 

Ruiru Campus Library

Ms. Millie Otwombe

otwombe.millie@ku.ac.ke

 

Embu Campus Library

Mr. Lucas Musyoka

musyoka.lucas@ku.ac.ke

 

Kitui Campus Library

Mr. Kiptoon Kibet

kiptoon.kibet@ku.ac.ke

 

Parklands Campus Library

Ms. Joyce Mwagiru

mwagiru.joyce@ku.ac.ke

 

 

 

(published on 02/08/2020)

Impact Factors

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What are they?

Impact Factor (IF) is used to measure the importance of a journal by calculating the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. IFs are useful in comparing journals in the same discipline.

How are IFs measured?

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) provides ranking for journals in Science, Technology, and Social Sciences. The ranking is however limited to journals indexed in Web of Science. Access to JCR is by subscription.

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank on the other hand is a free portal that includes journals and country scientific indicators. You can check the IF of a journal on this site. The site is also useful in identifying high impact and authentic journals.

Beware that with the mushrooming of predatory journals, fake/ fraudulent impact factors have emerged. Some of these are Global Impact Factor (GIF), Universal Impact Factor (UIF) and Citefactor.

 

(published on 24/09/2020)

About Kopernio: A free browser plugin

KOPERNIO LOGO REVISEDSave time accessing full-text PDFs with the free Kopernio browser plugin. Kopernio is a free, easy-to-use browser plugin that helps you save time accessing full-text journal articles by bringing your institutional subscriptions as well as open access content into your workflow at your point of need. Kopernio simplifies the authentication process, enabling access to legitimate articles with a single click. The extension is integrated with over 20,000 academic websites including Web of SciencePubMed, and Google Scholar. Over 150,000 at top research institutions worldwide use Kopernio to turbocharge their literature searches.

Get Started with Kopernio in Two Minutes

 

(published on 16/09/2020)

Summary of Mendeley training

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  1. Go to Mendeley- https://www.mendeley.com/
  2. Create an account
  3. Download Mendeley
  4. Set up Mendeley by installing the following under Mendeley tools
  5. Build your Mendeley library
  6. Cite within the word document by following the pop up prompts
  7. Insert bibliography- An option within the Mendeley reference tools that reside under the word reference tools
  8. Choose style
  9. Always sync for back up on the Mendeley online version
  10. For more help see Mendeley guides
(published on 24/08/2020)

OpenCourse resources

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to publish  learning materials for undergraduate and graduate level- The resources are freely available. You can search the resources by topic. You can read more about the courseware

* Please note that anybody with access to internet can access the MIT courseware (it is open access)

(published on 18/08/2020)

How to Scan a QR (Quick Response) Code

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Library catalogue

A Quick Response (QR) code is a mobile phone readable matrix of barcodes made up of black and white pixel patterns that is created to embed links to online content. A QR code reader is used to quickly and easily scan the code’s content.

Guide on using QR codes

  1. Download a free QR code reader from your App store

NB:  Some current smart phones have preinstalled QR code readers

  1. Open the QRcode reader on your smart phone.
  2. Hold your device over the QRcode so that it is clearly visible within your Smartphone’s screen. Adjust the position of the reader over the code until your phone scans and captures the url or online location of the website or content embedded in the code.
  3. You can now access the content from your smart phone by going to the link that has been picked by the reader
  4. The sample code below takes you to our Maktaba platform
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Library catalogue

 

NB: This requires a smart phone with a camera

(published on 27/07/2020)

Free & OPEN Access Journals

eiflAccess free and Open Access Journals from EFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) in Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics and Social sciences. Access other free resources available from EIFL

(published on 24/07/2020)

Kenyatta University featured in Top 200 Universities in Africa

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The 2020 African University Ranking (UniRank) has ranked Kenyatta University number 16 of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in Africa. In Kenya, it is position two after University of Nairobi. The ranking measures popularity of the featured universities. Universities ranked must meet the following criteria:

  • They must be chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • They must offer at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees T(master or doctoral degrees)
  • They must deliver courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

The aim of the ranking body is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in Africa based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

(published on 15/07/2020)

Supporting your research: Emerald Journals

new emerald logo 3Emerald journals are part of the subscribed e-resources available to all KU members. See a video on how to do a quick search and how to refine the search for more accurate search results.

The database has content in:

  • Accounting, Finance & Economics.
  • Business, Management & Strategy.
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health & Social Care.
  • HR, Learning & Organization Studies.
  • Information & Knowledge Management.
  • Library Studies
(published on 15/07/2020)

Ministry of Health Guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVID-19 Patients

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On 10th June 2020, the Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman during the daily COVID -19 briefing at Afya House announced that the government has developed Guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVID-19 Patients. The guidelines cover aspects such as eligibility, procedures for the care, referral system if patient’s health deteriorates, when to end home based care and isolation. You can read more on the guidelines.  You can also update yourself on the WHO guidelines on the same.

(published on 12/07/2020)

BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

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https://www.base-search.net

BASE is an academic search engine that lets you search more than 200 million documents. It is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides documents from more than 7,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

(published on 08/07/2020)

Ministry of Health guidelines on nutrition management of COVID-19

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The World Health Organization has reiterated that although food or food supplements may not prevent one from being infected with COVID-19, our diet goes a long way in building immunity and protecting one from getting other health problems. For this reason, the Ministry of Health has developed guidelines for nutrition management of COVID-19. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative on the other hand has developed guidelines on the same with an addition of food preservation methods that will ensure constant supply of nutritious food and prevent wastage.

(published on 29/06/2020)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourse resources

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to publish  learning materials for undergraduate and graduate level- The resources are freely available. You can search the resources by topic. You can read more about the courseware

* Please note that anybody with access to internet can access the MIT courseware (it is open access)

 

(published on 29/06/2020)

Keeping you updated on publishing: Open peer review

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Open peer review although not a novel trend is a topic of current debate.  The process allows authors and reviewers to know each other’s identity. In other models, reviewers’ feedback and authors’ responses are published as part of the final version of the article. Other approaches to implementation include post publication review and comments where the paper is published and a discussion forum initiated. This makes dissemination of information faster. Some journals have adopted this approach for COVID-19 research.  Some Biomed, Nature and PLOS journals have embraced open peer review. The benefits of open review are:

  • Increased accountability and transparency
  • Faster turnaround of research papers
  • Reviewers receive due credit as their contribution is openly and publicly acknowledged
  • Enriching papers with expert opinions
  • Enhances the validity of the papers since readers are privy to the review process

It is however argued that the process may compromise the integrity of the peer review process. Reviewers may also not be as candid as they should be especially if their feedback is not favorable. The question raised is whether open review makes the review process less or more open.

For more on this see Scholarly Communication and Peer Review

(published on 05/06/2020)

Waived /Discounted Article Processing Charges

eiflEIFL has negotiated with a number of publishers for waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from Kenya. Browse the list of publishers for further information. You can also browse the full list of journals included in the agreement. In particular, Sage and Taylor and Francis maybe of interest since they publish relatively more research from Kenya compared to other publishers. Click on a specific publisher database for details of author-publisher agreement

(published on 27/05/2020)

Waived /Discounted Article Processing Charges

eiflEIFL has negotiated with a number of publishers for waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from Kenya. Browse the list of publishers for further information. You can also browse the full list of journals included in the agreement. In particular, Sage and Taylor and Francis maybe of interest since they publish relatively more research from Kenya compared to other publishers. Click on a specific publisher database for details of author-publisher agreement

(published on 27/05/2020)

Kenyatta University features in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Kenyatta University is the only Kenyan University that has featured in the second edition of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings that were published on 23rd April 2020. The rankings are based on the impact of universities on selected United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The University was positioned within the 401-600 band. The performance was computed from data submitted on the following SDGs which the University excels in:

  • SDG 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • SDG 4: Quality education
  • SDG 5: Gender equality
  • SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Among the SDGS that the University was ranked on, the best performance was on the metric of SDG 4 which assesses metrics of quality education.

(published on 29/04/2020)

Free access to COVID-19 related resources

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic several publishers have opened up or extended access to their e-resources as courtesy to library users. Please see below a list and links to these e-resources.

  1. Taylor & Francis- Free Covid-19 related content
  2. For information about remote access options click here
  3. Project MUSE
  4. MY Loft- A collection of free -content on Covid-19 put together by our partners at Eclat Engineering
  5. Springer Nature
  6. BIO-One Complete
  1. The Association of Research Libraries has compiled COVID-19 news and resource pages
  2. Annual Reviews made all their journals openly available.
  3. Royal Society Publishing – Access to Covid-19 related content:
  4. SAGE- Access to Covid-19 related research
  5. Cambridge University press- Free access to Academic textbooks on Cambridge Core and book chapters and journal articles related to COVID-19
  6. JSTOR
  7. ProQuest and EBSCO Access-ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOHost customers impacted by COVID-19 will get automatic upgrades to unlimited concurrent access (from single user or 3U) to all owned Elsevier titles through mid-June.
  8. University of Michigan Press]
  9. Oxford University Press
  10. Epigeum, part of Oxford University Press, have made their courses on Teaching Onlineand Blended Learning freely available until the end of May in order to help those tackling distance learning for the first time. For more information, please visit here.
  11. Wiley Online: As a result of the continued spread and impact of COVID-19 across the world, Cochrane and Wiley are making available resources to assist you and your member intuitions.
  • COVID-19   articles and research on Wiley Online Library
  • Press release from the Cochrane Libraryabout temporary, free access to vital medical information

 

(published on 29/04/2020)

Free COVID-19 related Elsevier resources

Novel Coronavirus Information Center: Elsevier’s free health and medical research on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information Center for nursing and healthcare educators:

Textbooks

ScienceDirect Textbooks: The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed. Access the title list here (expected to be updated by end of day Wednesday, March 18).

VitalSource and Elsevier Partner to Provide ebook Access to Students

To assist students at disrupted semester-calendar schools who are losing access to course materials due to COVID-19 campus closures, VitalSource has been joined by publishers and partners to offer free access to ebooks to students whose classes have moved online from March 16 through May 25, 2020. Students will be able to access the expansive catalog of ebooks from participating publishers through the VitalSource Bookshelf app effective immediately.

Elsevier Participates in ‘RedShelf Responds’ COVID-19 Initiative

Under the label of ‘RedShelf Responds’, RedShelf is collaborating with its publishing partners to offer free access to ebooks for the remainder of the semester for currently enrolled students impacted by recent campus closings. Semester-calendar schools of authorized programs will be allowed free access to ebooks from March 16 through May 25, 2020.

Elsevier is making all its research and data content on its COVID-19 Information Center available to PubMed Central, the archive of biomedical and lifescience at the US. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, and other publicly funded repositories globally, such as the WHO COVID database, for as long as needed while the public health emergency is ongoing. Find the resources here and here

 

 

(published on 29/04/2020)

NOTICE

The Library will be closed from Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 from 5pm as per the circular from the DVC (Administration) until further notice.

CHIEF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

17th March, 2020

(published on 17/03/2020)

Negotiated publishing charges

eiflElectronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) has negotiated a number of agreements with publishers that secure waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) for researchers in Kenya, to allow them to publish their articles in open access at a waived or reduced fee. Click on negotiated publishing charges for a list of publishers that are part of the negotiated agreement.  The title list includes titles from all applicable publishers. It includes details of the offer (waiver or discount), any conditions, and can be searched by subject.

EIFL is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

(published on 13/03/2020)

 Revision of Library Fines

announcementThe Library wishes to announce the revision of fines for overdue books from kshs 2/= to 5/= with effect from 1st June, 2020.

  • Long loan books – Kshs 5/= per day
  • Short loan books – Kshs 5/= per hour.

CHIEF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

                                                                                            

26th February 2020

(published on 06/03/2020)

Magazine Donation from Dr. Victor M. Mwongera, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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From right, CUL, Dr. Njoroge, Dr. Mwongera, DUL, Mr. Thuku and Ms. Monica Mugo

Dr. Victor M. Mwongera from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has donated the following magazines to the Post Modern Library. The magazines will add value to the Library’s Engineering collection.

S.NO PUBLISHER TITLE OF THE MAGAZINE DATE OF PUBLICATION
1 Royal Aeronautical Society Blade runner Oct-17
2 Royal Aeronautical Society Turbulence in the gulf Nov-17
3 Royal Aeronautical Society Airfields under threat Dec-17
4 Royal Aeronautical Society Making a splash Feb-18
5 Royal Aeronautical Society Out of the shadows Mar-18
6 Royal Aeronautical Society The royal air force at 100 Apr-18
7 Royal Aeronautical Society An age of uncertainty May-18
8 Royal Aeronautical Society Gathering tempest Jul-18
9 Royal Aeronautical Society A bigger splash Aug-18
10 Royal Aeronautical Society Nasa’s new goals Sep-18
11 Royal Aeronautical Society Speed vs. green Nov-18
12 Royal Aeronautical Society The new ion age Jan-19
13 Royal Aeronautical Society Premier league Feb-19
14 Royal Aeronautical Society Salute to the speed bird Mar-19
15 Royal Aeronautical Society Drone academy Apr-19
16 Royal Aeronautical Society Max factor May-19
17 Royal Aeronautical Society Taking control Jun-19
18 Royal Aeronautical Society 50 years on Jul-19
19 Royal Aeronautical Society Swoops to conquer Aug-19
20 Royal Aeronautical Society Filling in the gap Dec-19
(published on 06/03/2020)

KUDOS: Make sure more people read and cite your research

kudos 2The pressure to create and demonstrate impact for your work means you have to work harder to ensure it is found, read, applied and cited. You don’t have to be a communications expert, or to invest a lot of time. Kudos provides you with simple tools and guidance to help you maximize readership and citations for your work. Register for free by clicking on Kudos. You can then add your publications to your profile.

(published on 25/02/2020)

Mr. Kikechi donates books to the Library

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Mr. Kikechi Kombo B. has donated the following Swahili books which he has authored to the Kenyatta University Post Modern Library:

  1. Mwongozo Wa Chozi La Heri
  2. Mwongozo wa Kigogo

The books are available in the Library’s short loan collection located at the Circulation Counter. The books will certainly enrich the Library’s information collection.

The author indicates that he has also authored guides to the following books:

1. Mwongozo wa Kidagaa Kimemwozea

2. Mwongozo wa Mstahiki Meya

3. Mwongozo wa Utengano

4. Mwongozo wa Damu Nyeusi

5. Mwongozo wa Fasihi

6. Maswali na Majibu ya Kidagaa Kimemwozea,

7. Mwongozo wa Mstahiki Meya

8.Mwongozo wa Nyeusi na Hadithi Nyingine

9. Mwongozo wa Fasihi Simulizi na Ushairi

10. Mwongozo wa Nuru ya Fasihi

11. Mwongozo wa Mayai Waziri,

12. Mwongozo wa  Kisimani,

 

(published on 13/02/2020)

Kenyatta University placed position two in Webometrics

ranking 3Kenyatta University emerged position two after University of Nairobi according to the January 2020 edition of Web of Universities Ranking also known as Webometrics. The ranking results are usually released in January and July of every year. The indicators measured are presence, visibility/impact, transparency and excellence. The University improved the most in presence where we moved up by more than 250 positions globally. Third, fourth and fifth positions were taken by Egerton University, Moi University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) respectively. In Africa, Kenyatta University has been ranked position 23 out of more than 1500 African universities that featured in the ranking.

(published on 06/02/2020)

Representatives of KUSA pay courtesy call to Post Modern Library

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Some of the KUSA reps in attendance with Library staff

Representatives of the Kenyatta University student governing council paid a courtesy call to the Post Modern Library today, 24th January 2020. The team included representatives from Mombasa, Kitui, Nakuru and the Main Campus. The forum provided a very insightful consultative forum. Some of the issues discussed included:

  • The need to keep the students’ emails active to ensure that the one is updated on library issues as well as overdue alerts
  • Available electronic resources that compliment print resources
  • The Library Maktaba platform as a gateway to all our resources
  • Access of past exam papers
  • Off campus access to e-resource

The Library appreciates the following KUSA representatives who made time to visit the Library

  • Wanjiru Joylean - Graduate School
  • Christine Muli - Congress Lady, Kitui Campus
  • Nathan Owino -Chair of Chairs
  • Albert Einstein Oyugha-Chair, City Campus,
  • Lawrence Maitethia - Embu Campus
  • Bett Eric -Representative, Nakuru Campus
  • Benson Nyabuto -Nakuru Campus
  • Agneda Ingutia -Mombasa Campus
  • Wanja Ann Jane -Embu Campus
  • Janepher Abuli Oyuka -City Campus
  • Sheila Chepkorir Terer –Nakuru Campus
(published on 28/01/2020)

CS. Cyrus Gichaga Karanja donates books to the Post Modern Library

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CS. Cyrus Gichaga Karanja, the Administrator at the Kenyatta University  School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED) donated books to Kenyatta University Post Modern Library on 17/12/2019.

The books were received by Dr. Gitau Njoroge, the Chief University Librarian and Mr. Muchai the Head Librarian Bibliographic Control.

(published on 18/12/2019)

ClinicalKey training for Kenyatta University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing

Faculty staff and students from the Kenyatta University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing were trained on the ClinicalKey platform on 6th and 7th November 2018. The sessions were facilitated by Mohamed Tanamly who has a medical background. He also introduced participants to ClinicalKey Medical Education. Kenyatta University has been given trial access to the platform which has been described as the next-generation medical learning platform

(published on 08/11/2018)

Publishing your research results

TCS-Logo-V-RGB-300x232Sharing research results with the world is key to the progress of your discipline and career. But with so many publications, how can you be sure you can trust a particular journal? Follow this check list to make sure you choose trusted journals for your research. (Extract from https://thinkchecksubmit.org/)

(published on 16/05/2018)

RESUMPTION OF LIBRARY SERVICES

announcementThere was an apparent safety scare at the Post Modern Library on Monday the 18th March 2019 at about noon. Following this incidence, it has been clarified that the noise that triggered the scare was a result of impact of breakage of floor tiles on 3rd Floor next to the lift.

Our users are therefore advised as follows;

  1. The library is very safe and normal library services resumed at 3.30pm on the same day.
  2. Students and staff who left their personal items should check with the service counters.
  3. Library users who may have left with library books are requested to return them to the Library’s circulation counter.
  4. Library users who may have picked other user’s items are also advised to surrender them to the Library at the circulation counter.
(published on 19/03/2019)

Ministry of Health Guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVID-19 Patients

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On 10th June 2020, the Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman during the daily COVID -19 briefing at Afya House announced that the government has developed Guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVID19 Patients. The guidelines cover aspects such as eligibility, procedures for the care, referral system if patient’s health deteriorates, when to end home based care and isolation. You can read more on the guidelines.  You can also update yourself on the WHO guidelines on the same.

(published on 12/06/2020)

Ministry of Health Guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVID-19 Patients

WHO

Image from WHO

On 10th June 2020, the Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman during the daily COVID -19 briefing at Afya House announced that the government has developed Guidelines on Home Based Isolation and Care for COVI-19 Patients. The guidelines cover aspects such as eligibility, procedures for the care, referral system if patient’s health deteriorates, when to end home based care and isolation. You can read more on the guidelines.  You can also update yourself on the WHO guidelines on the same.

(published on 12/07/2020)

Free Access to the European Respiratory Journal for Libraries in Kenya

eiflEIFL has signed a new agreement with the European Respiratory Society that gives free access to their prestigious European Respiratory Journal for libraries in Kenya. The agreement runs until December 2023.

 The European Respiratory Journal has a current impact factor 12.339. It publishes clinical and experimental work relating to all aspects of adult and paediatric respiratory medicine. In addition to original research material, the ERJ also publishes editorial commentaries, reviews, short research letters and correspondence to the editor. The offer of free OA publishing applies to all article types except editorial commentaries.

 You can find more information on this page: https://eifl.net/e-resources/european-respiratory-journal

 

(published on 08/12/2020)
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