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Research Method Library of Alexandria provides research method tool created to help researchers to access extensive information resources on research method. This is one of the largest and comprehensive collections, representing a one stop Library to answer research methods question. Researchers can explore methods and concepts to help them design and conduct their research.

Proposed amendment to the Kenya Copyright Act to provide for web blocking measures in cases of copyright infringement online

Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO), the body entrusted with the management of copyright in Kenya intends to amend the existing Copyright Act by introducing section 35A(5)IV to the Act. According to this section, an Information Service Provider (ISP), that could include the library, will be given a maximum of 36 hours to remove any infringing information in its custody after it has been reported to him/her by the copyright holder. Should the ISP not comply within this time line, the ISP stands to be fined a maximum of Shs.

Featuring Emerald Business Management and Economics eBook Series

This series currently offers online access to a growing collection of more than 550 volumes from more than 70 book series titles. The series features relevant, international and trusted content in many fields including strategy, economics, accounting and finance and human resource management.

Access Emerald e-books

Taylor & Francis reduces Article Processing Charges in EIFL countries when publishing in an open access journal

Electronic Information For Libraries (EIFL) has signed an initial 12-month
agreement with Taylor & Francis that guarantees no - or heavily reduced -
Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL network countries
when they publish in a Taylor & Francis open access journal.

Access UoN Digital Library materials at your convenience from home or office

Do you know that you can access electronic books and electronic journals from anywhere? Remote access is a facility which enable students out of campus to access library electronic resources just like those within the campus.

Featuring BMC Biology Journal Database

BMC Biology is the flagship biology journal of the BioMed Central series, publishing peer-reviewed research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology, as well as commissioned reviews, opinion pieces, comment and Q&As on topics of special or topical interest.

About JSTOR Database

JSTOR provides access to the highest-quality academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

The University subscribes to this database and students are encouraged to make maximum use of it.

Upcoming short course on Records Management

The University of Nairobi Library in conjunction with UNES Ltd will conduct a short course on Records Management as follows:

Date: 25th - 27th November 2015

Venue: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library


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