The University of Kisubi library focuses on mission and objectives of the University; of providing information resources that will equip learners with knowledge and skills which will make them real professionals. The library facilitates access to and utilisation of all forms of information that will promote teaching, research and life-long learning.
In order to meet the university objectives, the library information materials include: textbooks, fictions, periodicals, audio-visuals, dissertations/theses, maps and electronic resources. The library subscribes to electronic resources through the Consortium of the Uganda University Libraries. In this way, it is assured of having access to high quality, relevant and current information resources which can subsidize the rest of hardcopy information materials. In order to optimally utilise the electronic library, the library has access to full-time internet services with Wi-Fi services available everywhere on campus. With this, learners can carry out research all the time. The University employs fulltime IT technical staff to ensure that always computers and all ICT related services are available and in good working condition.
To be an information hub of excellence that nurtures professionals of integrity.
To ensure that the Library is equipped with the relevant information resources to enable the provision of holistic education in order to transform society.
All current University of Kisubi Staff and students
Students and staff from surrounding institutions with special permission
EMAIL US: firstname.lastname@example.org
A library catalogue is a list of all the books and other information resources/materials held by a library. Such a tool enables library users to find what they need by searching either by Author, Subject, Title, Keywords, ISBN or ISSN. The University of Kisubi uses a computerised Online Public Access Library Catalogue known as KOHA. It can be accessed from anywhere on campus. KOHA is a worldwide web-based open-resource integrated Library system.
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 8:15am – 10:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:15 am – 7:30pm
SUNDAY: 05:00pm –10:00 pm
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: Closed
- No body is allowed to use Mobile Phones in the library; a fine of 5000/= will be charged to the offender.
- Silence is Golden, therefore, it should be respected while in the library.
- Every student should receive five (5) Library Borrowing Cards which are used during the borrowing of books. The same Cards should be used until the end of one’s Course.
- Library users should borrow books only by using Library Borrowing Cards. (ONE CARD FOR ONE BOOK).
- No further loans will be extended to the borrower who has failed to clear the previous loans (overdue loans) in time.
- For students, Library cards are issued for two years (Diploma students) and three years (Degree & Post-graduate students). All the cards must be surrendered to the University Library authority before one is cleared at the end of one’s course.
- Library users should not shelve books, instead, leave them on the reading tables after use.
- The library is open to the public but at a FEE. Even then, borrowing of library materials is restricted to UniK members ONLY.
- The REFERENCE BOOKS (e.g. Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Year Books, World Books, Almanacs, etc), CD-ROMs, Periodicals, Newspapers, Dissertations and RESERVED BOOKS are not lent out. They are only used within the library.
- Keep the library clean by dropping all rubbish in the provided waste-paper baskets.
- No Library user should make connections / disconnections of the Computers without the permission of the Library authority.
- Bags and other bulky user property should be kept with the designated person at the library entrance.
- The Library authority is not accountable for personal property carelessly left in the library un-attended to
- The library user who damages or loses library property will be requested to replace it with a new one.
- Every student should return all library property before the closure of each Semester.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
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.
AIP publishes 12 journals, 2 magazines, and a conference proceedings series. AIP’sScitation 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.
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
Users have access to three databases: Ebooks (Formerly NetLibrary books), Business Sources Premier and Eric.
In 2006, Maklib subscribed to 217 ebook titles now available through Ebsco Host
Academic Search Premier
Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC), provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index
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
Geological Society – The Lyell Collection Complete
The Lyell Collection is an electronic resource containing new and archival journal, Special Publication and book content, published by the Geological Society of London. It contains key peer-reviewed Earth science literature of the highest quality.
Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on library developments in a digital environment for researchers and university faculty members.
Specially prepared, online, animated, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities on Biomedicine and life sciences for researchers and university faculty members.
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.
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.
Produces approximately 75 books a year and 25 journals, specialising in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture. The journal collection highlights the breadth and scope of journals that complement each other in history, literature, language, culture studies, religious studies and planning.
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.
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 eBooks and Springer Open
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: email@example.com
Provides access to more than 1,300 titles in humanities, social sciences and applied sciences. Makerere University has direct access (IP restricted)
University of Chicago Journals
The University of Chicago Press publishes nearly fifty scholarly journals, many on behalf of some of the world’s most prestigious societies, and several that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields. The journals present original research in the social sciences, humanities, education, and biological and physical sciences
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.
Research 4 Life
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.
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
This is an Open Access book collection available online. Users will however be prompted to make a simple registration. Please follow instructions if prompted to do so
This is a free link to articles
Remote Access to Makerere University Library databases
Open Access Journal
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.
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 inIR vary, some could be open or closed, though open is encouraged.
MakIR 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.
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 SSRNeLibrary 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.
Ebrary: Provides access to multidisciplinary Collection of books
Note: Get Passwords from the e-resources Librarian. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Maklib subscribes for the ICT and Engineering eBooks (2014 publications), and Business & Economics and Social Science & Law eBooks (2015 publications)
What is an online catalogue?
- Acomplete list of items or books arranged in alphabetical order.
How do I access the library catalogue?
- Use the University website.Which is: unik.ac.ug
- Then, Click on Library link; then: UniK Library catalogue.
Can the catalogue give me fulltext of the book I need
- No, It only shows the items available in the library and their location
How can I borrow books from the library?
- One must be a registered member of the Library and with library cards
How long do I stay with these library cards?
- For all the years the person will be at the University,i.e. TwoorThree years
How long do I stay with the borrowed book/s?
- Two weeks and if you need more time always contact the librarian for renewal
If I don’t return the book/s on time, what happens?
- You will pay a fine per extra day,andthe system will close your library account
Can I stay with the book for the full semester?
What do I need in order to access the library E- resources?
- A University e-mail which acts as your Username, then, a Password
How do I access these E- resources
- Use: unik.ac.ug/lib
- Enter your Username which is your University e-mail and Password given to you by the librarian
Are outsiders allowed to use this library?
- Yes, but at a fee
Why are some books reserved?
- When abook/s is/areon high demand
- When it’sveryexpensive
- When the book is one of the rare books