E-Resources Unit

Electronic Resources Unit of the University Library is located at the ground floor of the Library complex for easy access. The Unit houses a computer Laboratory which is used mainly for access to information on academic databases. Help desk services are provided by her staff in the course of carrying out of research work by researchers. Clienteles who are interested in searching for relevant academic databases which requires authorization are required to collect the respective username and password of the subscribed databases from e-Resources Staff.


CD/DVD-ROM Services

E-resources Unit maintains records of the subject CD/DVD - ROMs that accompany some books in the library.  These subjects CD/DVD - ROMs are available for use by users/researchers of the library.  The staffs of the Unit assist the users to achieve maximum search results. This CD’s/DVD’s include textual, data, programming languages, bibliographic, multimedia materials and e.t.c. Among the databases available in CD’s/DVD’s are FAO, UNESCO, UNDP, Applied Science and Technology abstract, CBN, NSE, MCAD/MCSD, and others which covers all the programme run by the University. Reference materials which include dictionaries, encyclopaedias, Atlas and etc. are also available.



FUTA University Library maintains research computer workstations to provide access to electronic resources available on-site and via the Internet in support of research and learning at the University. Most of these workstations are Internet ready and can be used by clienteles. Wireless technology for internet access is available virtually everywhere within the Library building complex hence wireless enabled devices like laptops and smartphones can be used to surf the net within the libray complex. 



The following Online Databases and Journal Resources are available for all FUTA Library Users for research and students projects. Please, check them out.


FUTA Digital Repository

 This repository contains digitized contents of the University Publications.



ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the worlds peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers; health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of nearly 2,500 journals and close to 26,000 book titles.

ScienceDirect supports research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, and offers tools that set alerts. Content on ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and environmental science, data from PANGAEA, abstract and indexing data from Scopus and chemical reactions data from Reaxys. With almost 12 million content pieces available—including pre-publication release of articles and open access content from Elsevier journals—ScienceDirect is a premier platform for discovering the world of research.

(Direct access (anywhere on campus), no username & password required.)


Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)

 Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the worlds largest collections of environmental science research.

Over 2,990 peer reviewed titles (as of 4/2009) owned and published by over 340 prestigious publishing houses and scholarly societies are now available in more than 100 low income countries. Research is provided in a wide range of disciplines.

Check the E-Resources Unit for the User ID and Password

(The User ID and Password are case sensitive pls.)


MIT (open Courseware)

Free online materials of Massachusetts Institute of Technology on various disciplines.  The formats are in texts and Audio/Visuals.


E-JOURNALS (All Disciplines)

Providing links to the worlds electronic journals:


African Higher Education Research Online (AHERO)

AHERO is administered by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.  The East Africa Institute for Higher Education Studies and Development at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) is a project partner actively involved in recruiting texts for the archive.

Check the E-Resources Unit for the User ID and Password

(The User ID and Password are case sensitive pls.)


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (All Disciplines)

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It aims to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 5256 journals in the directory. Currently 2188 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 430572 articles are included in the DOAJ service.



Note:  JSTOR is not a current issues database. It creates and maintains a trusted archive of important scholarly journals. Because of JSTORs archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR

(Direct access (anywhere on campus), no username & password needed.)



The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a project of Cornell Universitys Albert R. Mann Library in cooperation with over 60 major scientific publishers, societies and index providers. It was developed specifically to improve the access of agricultural researches and relevant scientific literature in all fields of agricultural endeavor. TEEAL is an offline, entirely self-contained compilation of the most important journal literature in agriculture and related fields. It is a collaboration between Albert R. Mann Library of Cornell University and scientific publishers, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and other donors.With TEEAL, a user can search for and browse full-text articles in 250 highly ranked agricultural and biological sciences journals

 (Direct access at E-Resources Unit and School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology Library)



53 million records | 21,915 titles | 5,000 publishers

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the worlds research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

As research becomes increasingly global, interdisciplinary and collaborative, you can make sure that critical research from around the world is not missed when you choose Scopus.

(Direct access (anywhere on campus), no username & password required.)