Technological innovations have facilitated the publishing of electronic resources. The electronic resources are accessible in our Libraries and can be accessed within the library or in areas outside the library covered by the University IP range. Remote access is also available for library users who are outside the university IP range. Electronic resources are widely divided into open access resources and proprietary resources. The open access resources are accessed freely while proprietary electronic resources are purchased/subscribed to by the Library to meet the needs of the Library user community. Library users are encouraged to make full use of electronic resources and take advantage of the latest information in their disciplines. The electronic resources accessible in the Library are categorized as follows:
- Electronic books. The library website provides a list of electronic books databeses available for our library users and can be accessed at https://uonlibrary.uonbi.ac.ke/basic-page/electronic-books
- Electronic journals. The Library subscribes to over 76,000 peer-reviewed full-text electronic journals to support the academic and research and academic activities of the University. These journals are available to all our Library user community through the campus-wide network. Users can download journal articles that are relevant to their studies or research works and use them anywhere at any time.
- Institutional repository (IR). The IR is an electronic collection for all publications of the University including; institutional journals, theses and dissertations, research papers and conference proceedings. These resources are available for access by our library user community at http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/.
- Online catalogue databases. Online catalogue databases are available for access by the Library user community. Our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is a database of print books available in the Library system. Library users can search the OPAC for the resources they require and through the class number of the book obtained from the database can trace the location of the book on the shelves.
- Statistical electronic databases. The statistical electronic databases are databases that have statistical data for general or specific disciplines. Most of these databases are freely accessible and can be accessed by users who have a need in the course of their academic and research works. There are several statistical databases that are useful to our library users. Users are advised to take advantage of the statistical databases in order to enhance the quality of their research and academic works. The following are examples of statistical databases websites: https://csulb.libguides.com/c.php?g=39192&p=249965 has a list of databases in different disciplines; https://www.knbs.or.ke/ contains national statistics; and https://knoema.com/atlas/Kenya/datasets that facilitates access to datasets and charts.