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Electronic Information Resource (Books and Journals) for

 School of Business Community

Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI)

Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) supports researchers in creating and developing new solutions to scientific and technical challenges faced locally and globally.

The database provide access to nearly 10,000 journals, books  from 17 publishers and reference works for nearly 107 developing countries through ARDI.  

Get in touch with the college Librarian for user name and password.

African Journal of Business and Management

The journal aims at disseminating research whose theoretical foundations are in business, management and technology, especially ICT. It provides open access to its content on the principle that “making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge."


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

Directory of Open Access Journals

The aim of the directory of open access journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals. Open access journals use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions access fees. All scientific and scholarly subjects are covered. Currently there are 6590 journals in the directory. Access to the journals is free.


Database has very rich full text, peer-reviewed journals, abstracted and indexed titles. Access to Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; ERIC; Masterfile Premier; Newspaper Source; Consumer Edition;



Edinburgh University Press publishes over 30 journals across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.


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

Specific areas include

  • Accounting and Finance
  • HR & Organizational behavior
  • Management Science Operations
  • Marketing
  • Public policy and Environmental Mngt
  • Strategy etc

HighWire Press

HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 1518 journals, reference works, books, and proceedings


This is an archive of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, sciences as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD is renowned for its authoritative, internationally comparable statistics, analysis, and outlooks in economics, public policy, social sciences and environmental issues.Provides access to periodicals, books, working papers and statistics.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press  publishes over 230 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.


Palgrave Macmillan offers a combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals in business and management, economics,  education, information systems and technology, political science and international studies,


Project MUSE provides online access to almost 500 full-text journals from 140 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links researchers to content from  books, book chapters, journals,  reference books, videos etc. 

Researchers can explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.  Visit the website for more information.


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

Springer Ebooks

SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. 


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


Access to over 840 leading learned journals in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.


This package provides access to over 350 journals.


WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY (FORMERLY BLACKWELL SYNERGY)Access to leading learned journals in  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.


The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates


Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing countries. Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2009, for most reporting countries.


The most detailed collection of data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. Data are drawn from World Development Indicators, and

Electronic Books

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Online academic edition delivers fast and easy access to high quality information in a vast range of subject areas. It provides a single point of access to the full text of the Encyclopædia Britannica plus a range of other titles and databases.



Ebrary academic complete offers access to more than fifty thousand electronic books in all subject areas.

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.

Oxford English Dictionary

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-pronunciation of over a million words both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.

Taylor & Francis

Get access to Taylor and Francis bestselling ebook titles from twelve key subject areas.

Freely Available Electronic Books

Directory of Open Access Books

Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Books whose primary aim is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. This directory has more than 750 books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards. The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.

IMF elibrary

We are happy to announce that you now have access to IMF eLibrary where you can access a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates, and other economic and financial indicators. The library provides in-depth, independent analysis on finance, development, macroeconomics, poverty reduction, trade, globalization, and much more

Online Books

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The online books listed on this page have been authored, placed online, and hosted, by a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout the world.

Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers was founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge. It offers online digital editions free of charge so that students, researchers and members of the public who cannot afford a printed edition can still have access to quality research.

Open Textbook

Open Text Book is a registry of textbooks and related materials which are open,  that is free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute. It is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)  which was launched in April 2012 is the official World Bank open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. It contains research from thousands of works including World Bank published books from 2009-2012; all World Development Reports (WDRs) since 1978;  Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) from 2009-2012; Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies from 2009-2012; Journal articles from 2007-2010 published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO).


Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information. It is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet volunteers who write without pay.

To access visit the Library Home page            Library services                on the right hand side, access journal or book or for easier access, use the Libhub.

To learn more on access consult the librarians in any of our branches; Mombasa, Kisumu , JKML and LKL.