The International University of East Africa Library (IUEAL) is the center for learning materials and it serves as an important teaching agency. It provides available and affordable print and non-print materials to meet the interests of the staff and students. We offer a huge array of information and services in a variety of formats and aim to provide high quality service for the staff and students to satisfy their quest for knowledge.
The IUEA Library is well-stocked and also boasts of full time access to online materials using our super-fast internet as the medium of communication.
When you enrol at the University you will automatically be registered to use the library and IT services. You will be given help and support with getting started at our induction sessions. Access to help and support is also available over the phone, in person or on-line.
The University is comprised of state-of-the art teaching and learning facilities that include lecture rooms fitted with ICT facilities, social study areas, project rooms, laboratories, staff, student areas, a well-stocked library with access also to online materials using our super-fast internet as the medium of communication.
International University of East Africa e-resources available on the website.
Note: The following e-resources can ONLY be accessed under the IUEA Network Environment
Electronic Resources A-Z
The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. Access is to over 35 high quality, high impact journals.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP’s Scitation platform hosts over 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 earned society publishers.
Access to the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) and journals produced by the American Physical Society.
ASCE Journals Online provides unprecedented access to 33 Peer-reviewed journals with more than 60,000 full-text papers and a 31-Year archive from 1983 to the present.
Annual Reviews publications operates in prioritising and synthesising the primary research literature in disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences
Access to British Journal of Radiology (BJR) and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (DMFR)
Global Health is a bibliographical abstract and indexing database specialising in public health, human nutrition, parasitic, communicable and tropical diseases and medicinal plants. It provides access to abstracts of the world’s research literature from 1973 to present with coverage of English and foreign language journals, books, research reports, patents and standards, dissertations, conference proceedings, annual reports, developing country information and other difficult to obtain literature.
Full text of over 323 Cambridge University Press Online Journals.
Full text of 17 online peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of scientific disciplines with back files dating back to 1996 in most cases.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of online searchable databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials all the current evidence in one single environment.
Access to 8 major databases: Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Newspaper Source; Health Source : Nursing & Academic; Health Source : Consumer Edition; Medline.
Edinburgh University Press publishes over 35 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
Emerald CUUL full-text access features Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies (25 journals) and Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics (39 journals) all of which are peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text journals.
Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on library developments in a digital environment for researchers and university faculty members.
TMMC is specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on topics in marketing and management for researchers and university faculty members.
Subject strengths: Marketing and Management
Over 20 Research journals and letters in electrical and electronic engineering
The IMF is viewed as one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics. IMF eLibrary provides comprehensive data and original analysis, with coverage of almost every economy in the world and a special focus on developing and emerging economies.
IOP publishes over 60 of the world’s most prestigious journals in physics and related sciences, all available online through IOP publishing.
JSTOR is a growing digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 20,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects.
JSTOR helps students, scholars, and other individuals discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform.
Founded in 1980, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is universally acknowledged for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law. Liebert Online delivers electronic access to peer-reviewed journals published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.
Oxford Journals publishes journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social science disciplines.
Organisations that qualify for the free Developing Countries Oxford Online Collection offer will obtain access to over 200 titles.
Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals.
The Policy Press publishes four highly prestigious journals in the fields of public and social policy. Policy Press is a leading specialist social science publisher committed to journals that will have an impact on research, learning, policy and practice at an international level.
Project MUSE provides online access to 500 full-text journals from 200 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.
Clinical Medicine journal is read by leading physicians in hospitals across the world. It features articles covering original research, current issues, ethics, law, clinical governance and audit, and also reports on prestigious College lectures and conferences.
Ten leading international journals from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. Titles cover the whole of the biological and physical sciences, and include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world’s first science journal.
37 full text journals spanning all branches of chemistry, plus a range of key databases in analytical chemistry, catalysts and catalysed reactions, organic synthesis and natural products plus its online series of specialist periodical reports, and a range of key databases.
Over 550 journals in the business, humanities, social sciences and science, techology and medicine (STM).
Springer is one of the leading international scientific publishing companies. Springer’s eJournals cover a wide range of subjects including biomedicine and the life sciences, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer sciences, human sciences, social sciences and economics. However, CUUL is currently not subscribing to the springer eJournals, but making the link available on your website will enable you get access to SpringerOpen, which are open access resources, as well as ordering for fulltext articles through Document Delivery Services. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wiley Online Library is a leading international resource for scholarly content providing access to millions of articles across a wide range of journals. This package provides access to over 500 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The World Bank e-Library is 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. It is the most comprehensive collections in the area and it brings together, in PDF format, a fully indexed and cross-searchable database of 6,000+ titles, as well as every new title as it becomes available in print. In addition, subscribers have access to information not available in print. eLibrary is fully searchable by subject, region, keyword, title, author, abstract, or year of publication.
A first-of-its-kind online workspace for researchers and IUEA students to instantly search the most current resources available including eBooks, journals and scientific databases. It is a One Stop Centre where one searches all the databases the library subscribes to. Libhub provides a single search interface for searching all the databases, including; INASP resources, Research4life and the Open Access Resources.
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.
By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:
- reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
- support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.
Currently, 17 publishers provide access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI.
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 more than 3500 key journals and 3300 books to 2500 institutions in 116 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.
HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 29,000 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.
OARE enhances environmental research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions in more than 100 countries benefitting many thousands of environment researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students.
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ebrary facilitates research and document exploration. Use the powerful search capabilities to gradually narrow your focus by specifying subjects, keywords, authors, publishers, publication years, or other information available for the documents.
At any time, you can explore the search results.
- View the document’s table of contents, and see a ranking based on the relevance of your search term(s) in each chapter.
- Open the document in an ebrary reader to explore and read the document.
- Search the document from a ebrary reader for additional terms.
- Copy text.
- Print pages.
- Save citations to RefWorks or EndNote.
- If you sign in, you can highlight text, add notes, and organize information on your personal bookshelf into folder
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American National Biography Online is the premier biographical work on people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. You’ll find profiles of more than 19,000 men and women from all walks of American life, from the well-known to the infamous to the obscure.
Explore the lives of over 57,000 people worldwide who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years from the 4th-century BC Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal.
An award-winning resource on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day
Offers over 55,000 articles on people and places, instruments and techniques, genres and styles.
The International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC), accessed through Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. In-depth information includes: Headnote, Summary of case facts and judicial holdings, Full text of the opinion of the court, Analytical commentary from scholarly experts, Accurate translations into English of key passages of non-English decisions, List of cases and instruments cited, and other stages in the same proceedings
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books
Offers access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject from Art to Zoology.
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 4,600 Oxford books in the humanities, social sciences, sciences medicine, and law. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and at least 500 new and recently-published books are added each year.
Open Access Resources
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) 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.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages.
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Contain digital collections that preserve and provide access of intellectual output of an institution, and content varies i.e. could be open or closed, though open is encouraged today.Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded there. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.
As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents
Open Access Journals
Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. It provides open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. The journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity
HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries that produces the online versions of peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. Resources include a vast database of full-text scholarly, high-impact materials.
Amsterdam Law reform
Current article of EPS are also available on Springer Open at: http://www.earth-planets-space.com/
Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access to the intellectual output of an institution.” Contents in IR vary, some could be open or closed, though open is encouraged.
Mak IR is a collection of scholarly output of by researchers of Makerere University, including scholarly articles and books, electronic theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports and digitised library collections. It is the official Institutional Repository (IR) of Makerere University.
Provides access to theses and dissertations generated by a variety of harvesters and search engines in cooperation with the NDLTD–Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
Ethos: Electronic Theses Online Service – Requires one to register
Provides access to over 350,000 UK doctoral theses
Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access the intellectual output of a Subject area, Contents vary. Full text or bibliographic. Most of them are open access, examples,
Provides open access to 855,382 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. Contains open e-print archive with over 100000 articles in physics, 10000 in mathematics, and 1000 in computer science.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 490,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 399,400 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.
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 come cross searching via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs).
Open Access Educational Resources/Courseware
Provide open access learning objects: Quiz, Syllabi, course outline, notes, presentations, simulations, games, videos, podcasts etc. Mostly feature a community of users. Among others, these include:
MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative to train individuals and support institutions and networks world-wide in the effective management of agricultural information. IMARK consists of a suite of distance learning resources, tools and communities on information management. There are separate portals in French and Spanish.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge for teachers and learner Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials made freely available online. Grouped by subject area and grade
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world
Tufts University is committed to offering the world’s learners free access to its many academic resources. Tufts OpenCourseWare (OCW) seeks to capitalize on the potential of the internet to eliminate borders and geographic distance as obstacles to the instantaneous exchange of knowledge and new ideas. Unlike distance learning programs that charge tuition, provide formal instruction and limit participation, OpenCourseWare offers all course materials free to everyone with online access.
Public Domain Resources
These include works that are out of copyright. These include among others:
Allows free download eBooks from kindle, android, ipad, nook, epub or read online.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.
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