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.

 

 


Research4life
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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.

 

 


AGORA
 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.

 

 


HINARI
 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.

 

 

WorldWideScience.org
 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).
 

 

LIBRARIAN  WELCOME MESSAGE

WELCOME TO KARATINA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

 


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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