The Nyeri National Polytechnic eLibrary

Note: For Databases requiring log in credentials, the users should seek the assistance of lab technicians and the librarians at the subject counters.

1. Subscribed Journals & Databases

Logo Database Name Subject Strength
Logo Database Name Subject Strength
Agora Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology/Applied microbiology, Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biophysics, Economics, Entomology/pest control, Environment/Ecology/Natural Resources, Fisheries/Aquatic science and Food science.
Africa Journals Online AJOL is an open access database that requires free registration.subjects_strength: Biomedical Research, Life Sciences, Complementary, Engineering, Informatics, Law, Economics, Medicine, Surgery, and Nursing.
America Institute of Physics Journals AIP Scitation offers online access to a robust collection of close to 1 million articles from leading Physical Sciences publications including journals, conference proceedings, standards, and magazines published by AIP Publishing and AIPP’s publishing partners.
America Physical Society Access to the Physical Review Online Archives (PROLA) and journals produced by the American Physical Society.
Annual Reviews Annual Reviews publications operate as a high-quality filter, prioritizing and synthesizing the primary research literature in disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.
ARDI ARDI currently has 17 publishers providing access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works. It provides access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of Science and Technology
Biomedcentral AIDS Research and Therapy, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC International Health and Human Rights, BMC Public Health, Chinese Medicine
British Institute of Radiology BJR: diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, nuclear Medicine, ultrasound, radiation physics, radiation protection, Radiobiology; BJR/case reports: diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, radiation Sciences; DMFR: oral radiology, head and neck imaging
Cambridge Journals subjects_strengths: Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities, Law, Mathematics, Science, and Medicine
Chicago Journals subjects_strengths: Economics, Education, Humanities, Law, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Clinical Key E books and Journals on Drug monographs, Guidelines, Patient education, First Consult/Clinical Overviews, Multimedia and Procedures Consult. Search for conditions, procedures, drugs, and much more.
CREATE Country Analytic Reviews (CARs), Community and school studies (ComSS), National and cross national research monographs, Analytic work on changing patterns of access and policy dialogue
EBSCO The databases provide access to just over 16,500 abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.
Emerald Management and library & information services journals. The service also provides access to leading titles in marketing, business disciplines, engineering and materials science.
Henry Stewart Talks Online Collection subjects_strength: Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Marketing and Management collection.
Hinari Ethics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hematology, Human Anatomy, Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine Law, General Microbiology, Ethics, Gastroenterology, Genetics Geriatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics Hematology, Human Anatomy,Medicine, Nursing and many more… This database requires further logging.
IEEE/IET Electronic Library Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science; Architecture, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science Information Systems, Software Engineering, Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence.Currently non-subscibed.
Institute of Physics Condensed matter and materials science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Measurement science and sensor, Plasma Physics, Optical, Atomic and Molecular Physics, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Medical and Biological Physics, Physical Education and Computer Science
JSTOR Economics, History, Political science, Archeology, African Studies, Music, Art & Art History, Business, Ecology & Botany, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics
Law Africa Articles, Bills, Case Search, Cause List, Legal Notices, Newsletters and many more
LexisNexis Law Library Lexis Library delivers thousands of trusted legal, tax and regulatory sources, such as: Butterworths, Halsbury’s Laws, Tolley’s, Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law and Civil Court Practice. Plus, wide-ranging primary source materials including all England Law Reports,Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Atkins Court Forms among others.This database is accessible through Hinari.
Mary Liebert Biomedical Research, Life Sciences, Complementary, Engineering, Informatics, Law, Economics, Medicine, Surgery, and Nursing
NRC Research Press Botany, cell biology, chemistry, civil engineering, earth science, fisheries and aquatic sciences, forestry, microbiology, physics, sport science, zoology
Online Kenyan Law Journals Articles, Bills, Case Search, Cause List, Complete Laws of Kenya (Statutes & Subsidiary Legislation), Kenya Gazette, Legal Notices, Newsletters, Parliament and Practice Notes.
OARE Biotechnology, botany, climate change, ecology, energy, environmental chemistry, environmental economics, environmental engineering and planning, environmental law and policy, environmental toxicology and pollution, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, urban planning, zoology
OSA 15 Optics and photonics journals published by OSA, conference papers, and selected OSA meeting content, including Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP), new in 2009.The Optical Society of America brings together optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders.
Oxford Biological Sciences, Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Business and Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and Physics
Pharmaceutical Journal The Pharmaceutical Journal is the leading database for health professionals and offers the following publications; -The Pharmaceutical Journal-a weekly journal of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, provides information on the latest advances in the various branches of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical science. -Clinical Pharmacist – covers issues of direct relevance to hospital pharmacists, primary care pharmacists and leading-edge community practitioners -Tomorrow’s Pharmacist – gives insight into the realities of a career in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Royal Society of Chemistry Biology, Biophysics, Chemical Science, Materials, Medicinal Drug Discovery and Physics high-impact journals and books
SAGE Research Methods Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions at SAGE ResearchMethods. 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, and videos. Explore methods and concepts to help you design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct your research, and write up your findings. SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across all disciplines.
SAGE subjects_strengths: Humanities, Social Sciences, Scientific, Technical and Medical
ScienceDirect subjects_strengths: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Springer subjects_strengths: Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Material Sciences, Computer Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering,Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy.
Taylor & Francis Information Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Museum, Heritage Studies & Visual Arts, Physical Sciences, Reference & Information Science, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sports, Leisure, Travel & Tourism and Urban Studies
UNESCO Publications Education; Natural Sciences; Social & Human Sciences; Cultural Sciences; Communication & Information; Climate Change; Biodiversity Initiative; Culture of Peace & Non-Violence; Dialogue among Civilizations; Education for Sustainable development; Foresight and Anticipation; Gender Equality; HIV and AIDS; ICT in Education; Africa Least Developed Countries; Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Responses; Science Education; Small Island Developing States Youth
Wiley Interscience Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Education Engineering, Law Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine and Healthcare, Physics and Astronomy, Polymers and Materials Science, Psychology, Social Sciences

2. Online Books

Logo Database Name Subject Strength
Logo Database Name Subject Strength
Bentham Journals & E-Books Analytical Chemistry, Anti-Infective/Infectious Diseases,Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology,technology, medicine and social sciences.
Ebrary(E-Book Central) Anthropology,Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Fine Arts, History, Language & Literature, Law,Life Sciences,Medicine,Physical Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences and Technology.
Science Direct Includes e-books on Physical Sciences and Engineering; Life sciences; Health Sciences; and Social Sciences and Humanities.
SpringerLink Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Statistics.

3. Open Access Databases

Logo Database Name Subject Strength
Logo Database Name Subject Strength
African Health OER Network Health Education Resources
Africa Information Ethics Information Ethics Resources
CAB Direct CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. It contains the following datasets: Aquaculture Compendium Animal Health & Production Compendium Crop Protection Compendium Forestry Compendium
Capstone Publishers Medical Textbooks in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Data World Bank subjects_strengths: Agriculture & Rural Development, Health, Aid Effectiveness, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Labor & Social Protection, Economic Policy & External Debt, Poverty, Education, Private Sector, Energy & Mining, Public Sector, Environment, Science & Technology, Financial Sector, Social Development, Gender; and Urban Development.
Directory of Open Access Books The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. 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 Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
CORE CORE is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. The directory lists repositories and allows breakdown and selection by a variety of criteria – see the Find page – which can also be viewed as statistical charts.
EAC Documents & Publications The links provides access to Documents and Publications generated within EAC.
ERIC Bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text resources
ESRI E-Books. This list of resources is provided by ESRI. The resources provide useful information in Geographic Information Systems. Most of the materials are in PDF format that can be downloaded.
Free Book Center Contains links to thousands of free online technical books. Which include core Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, and Medical books.
Gateway for Free E-Journals Access 700 Free E-journals covering Subjects like Business & Managment, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, General Works, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Library Science,Life Sciences, Material Science, Mathematics, Media and Communication, Physics & Social Sciences.
Google Books Millions of multidisciplinary great books to review
Google Public Data Explorer Public Data Directory
HiWire Stanford University HighWire Press is the largest collection of free full-text online articles on Science
Kenya Open Data This site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just a taste of what’s to come. The information here is key to improving transparency, unlocking social and economic value, and building Government in Kenya.
Memorial University Libraries Free E-journals on all research subject areas from different databases.
National Academies Press Multidisciplinary e-books available.
National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in Life Science and Healthcare
POPLINE POPLINE subjects include: Adolescent Reproductive Health; Family Planning Methods; Family Planning Programs; Gender; Health Communication; HIV / AIDS; Maternal and Child Health; Population Dynamics; Population Law and Policy; Population, Health, and Environment; Reproductive Health; and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg provides access to a wide range of multi-displinary ebooks.
Science Supercourse Library This is one of the largest and comprehensive collections of Research Methods. It represents a one stop Library to answer your Research Methods questions.
The Stata Journal Statistics Journals
World Library of Science A Global Community for Science Education
World Wide Science WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries. Users can search and translate 400 million pages of science and technology information. Resources available via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs)
OECD ILibrary OECD iLibrary is the global knowledge base for OECD’s data and analysis. It is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
RUFORUM Knowledge Repository RUFORUM is an African Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). It is a consortium of 66 African universities operating within 26 countries spanning the African continent.
MSD MANUALS for Health Information Explore MSD MANUALS which are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals contain one of the best current medical information accessible to health care professionals and patients.