Subscribed E-resources



Is a database of African published journals, with access to some full text online and a document delivery service.

American institute of physics - AIP

AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines and a series of conference proceedings in applied and multidisciplinary physics.

American Physical Society

Access all the publications of the American Physical Society through this site for pure, applied, and interdisciplinary physics.


Annual Reviews

Annual reviews publications offers full text articles in Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.



Cambridge University Press

Publishes over 250 academic peer reviewed journals in medicine, politics, linguistics, law, mathematics, social sciences and humanities.



De Gruyter
Access to over 100 journal titles delivering a wide variety of content in humanities, medicine, the sciences and law.


Directory of Access Journals (DOAJ)
Access scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text. All scientific and scholarly subjects are covered.




EBSCO provides access to over 11,000 full text, peer-reviewed journals and over 15,000 abstracted and indexed titles. Access to 8 major databases:

Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, ERIC, Masterfile Premier, Newspaper Source, Health Source, Nursing and Academic, Health Source, Consumer Edition, Medline.


Ebrary E-books

This is a database providing electronic books in all subject areas, which can be searched, downloaded, bookmarked or added to a personal shelf.




Emerald Management features 120 Business and Management journals, all of which are peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text journals plus reviews from the world's top 300 management journals.


Elgaronline includes scholarly research monographs, Research Handbooks, companions, dictionaries, encyclopedia and journals in Law, Business, Economics and the Social Sciences. Providing in-depth surveys of important areas across Economics, Law, Business and Management and Social and Political Science.




Comprises of 2 databases:

  • Expanded Academic ASAP -access economics, topics in business and finance, anthropology, archeology, computing and computers, education, art, literature, music, history, international relations, law, sociology, philosophy, religion.
  • Health & wellness Resource Centre - various topics in medicine and health, STDs and AIDS, psychology and mental health, nursing and includes the BMJ and JAMA.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE

Provides access to periodicals on engineering, electronics and computer science periodicals, with a back-file to 2005.



IMF eLibrary

Access to information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.



Over 60 journals in Physics and related sciences.




Economics, education, History, Political Science, African Studies, Music, Business, Language & Literature.




LexisNexis has long been recognized as a leader in the online information world, offering services used by legal, government, and business information professionals and researchers. LexisNexis Academic delivers fast access to thousands of credible sources in more than 6,000 publications spanning news, legal, financial, medical, and general reference information.



Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Publishers

Publishing in areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, law, alternative and complementary medicine, philanthropy, and environmental science and sustainability.





Publishes journals and online databases across the Life, Physical and Applied Sciences and Clinical medicine.




Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed E-Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences




OECD iLibrary

Online library providing access to statistics, analysis, and outlooks in economics, public policy, social sciences and environmental issues. Provides access to periodicals, books, working papers and statistics.




Oxford Journals publishes journals from Science, Technical, Professional, Medical, Humanities, Arts and Social Science Disciplines. It gives access to over 200 titles.



Project MUSE

 Project MUSE provides online access to 430 full-text journals from 108 publishers in Humanities and Social Sciences.



PubMed Central

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).





Access is available to seven leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science. Titles cover biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the longest-running continuously published journal in the world.



Provides access to online archive and 37 full text journals spanning all branches of chemistry, plus a range of key databases in analytical chemistry, catalysts and catalyzed reactions, organic synthesis and natural products.




Access over 550 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.





More than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences.




Offers instant access to the world's premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law content.



TEEAL provides access to hundreds of essential agricultural and science related journals. The journals provide information in the following subject areas: Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Science or Veterinary Science, Biology or Genetics, Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Chemistry or Biochemistry or Biophysics, Economics or Social Science or Development, Entomology or Pest Control, Environment or Ecology or Natural Resources, Fisheries or Aquatic Science, Food Science or Nutrition, Forestry, Human or Medicine or Physiology, and Plant Science or Soil Science among others. This will be a useful resource for all our Schools to enable them access current research in most of our subject areas.





The journals present original research from international scholars in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Biological and Medical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.





An electronic portal to the World Bank's full-text collection of books, reports/working papers, journals and other documents on social and economic development.

Bioline International:

Research journals published in developing on topics such as: public health; international development; tropical medicine; food and nutritional security; and biodiversity.




Directory of Open Access Books

is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an Open Access license. 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.




The collective name for three programmes (HINARI, AGORA and OARE), Research4Life provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.



 The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 1900 journals.



 The HINARI Programme, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. More than 7,000 journal titles are now available.



OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment)
: Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research. Over 2,990 peer reviewed titles owned and published by over 340 prestigious publishing houses and scholarly societies are now available.
 provides one-stop searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. This enables anyone with internet access to launch a single-query search of 32 national scientific databases and portals from 52 countries. Users can search more than 200 million pages of science and technology information not typically accessible through popular search engines. Some of the resources that you will be cross searching via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs).





It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Karatina University Library. The University Library is your gateway to information resources that will inspire and facilitate your research and study across all disciplines. We aim to enrich your time spent at Karatina University by providing quality service, comfortable and collaborative study spaces, and world-class collections.

The University Library provides user-centered service, which embraces the use of new technologies as well as traditional learning materials to inform and enable the educational process. 

Karatina University library system comprises of three campus libraries, namely;
.............1.    Main Campus
.............2.    School of Education Itiati
.............3.    School of Business, Karatina Town
Which together with the Schools enable the University to create, conserve and disseminate knowledge through Training, Research, Innovation and Community outreach.

Library services are key and central to enhancing the student and researchers experience through its resources and facilities, and this contributes to developing a skilled, innovative and employable graduate workforce. In addition, the Department aims to foster good relationships with local, national and international library and information services, especially those within the higher education sector to sufficiently meet its clientele’s information needs.

The library provides a high-quality study environment for users, combining collections, ICT and reprographic facilities under one roof; delivered by professional and highly skilled staff. We provide extensive print, electronic and special collections and continually develop our services. We have invested in a Library Management System infrastructure as well as introduced social platforms and improved ICT in information provision. Enquiry points and high staff visibility support our users across all campuses.

The Library Portal is the gateway for users to accessing the information resources the library holds and subscribes to. The federated search facility Custom Search Engine enables resource discovery of the e-library collections. The Electronic Library gives staff and students access to many academic electronic resources, ranging from Emerald, JSTOR to Wiley Online, as well as in excess of 200,000 eBooks and multiple eJournals.


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