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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.

 

INTERNET SERVICE

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. 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

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

University (FUTA) Digital Repository

http://dspace.futa.edu.ng:8080/jspui/

 

EBSCOhost (All Disciplines)

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx

http://search.global.epnet.com

EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full text and secondary research databases. Statistics show that EBSCO Publishing has more than 350 Database Products, Process 35,000 + Titles, More than 80,000 Customers Globally, Avg. of 4 Million Searches/Day or   1.4Billion Searches/Year. Also, it is noteworthy that 90% of all colleges & universities in North America plus thousands internationally use EBSCOhost with 99.6% renewal rate on database subscriptions. Over 1,500 publishers were also licensed with new e-resources being added periodically. EBSCO Publishing supplies most sought after abstracting and indexing databases. Most of the EBSCOhost resources are peer-reviewed and updated.

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

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

 

 Nigerian Virtual Library (All Disciplines)

www.nigerianvirtuallibrary.com

The National Virtual Library Project is a online digital library presently hosted and managed by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The Virtual Library was designed and deployed with support and funding from the Education Trust Fund (ETF), UNESCO and the Japanese government.

The goal is to ensure that user (subscribers) have the latest publications of the highest calibre in their respective fields (the Arts, Medical Sciences, Pure Science, Social Sciences, Technology, etc...) to facilitate teaching, research and learning.

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

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

 

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)

 www.oaresciences.org

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.)

 

AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture)

http://www.aginternetwork.org

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 1278 journals to institutions in 107 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.

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

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

 

MIT (open Courseware)

ocw.mit.edu/courses

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

 

EMERALD (All Disciplines)

http://www.emeraldinsight.com

Emerald journals and collections are bought by many of the world’s leading corporations, governments and public bodies. More than 3,000 university libraries worldwide subscribe to Emerald journal collections. Encouraging research excellence in management through the Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, in collaboration with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Encouraging global scholarship through partnerships and research awards with CLADEA (Latin America), IAABD (Africa), CEEMAN (Central and Eastern Europe), BMDA (Baltic region), AACSB (Americas) and the Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME). 98 of the world’s top 100 business schools (listed by the 2006 Financial Times MBA school rankings – FT 100) subscribe to Emerald titles. All of Emerald research journals are peer-reviewed to ensure the highest quality. Publishing with Emerald gives the widest dissemination of any scholarly publisher in our field, with nearly 2 million average monthly downloads (2007 figures).

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

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

 

E-JOURNALS (All Disciplines)

www.e-journals.org

Providing links to the worlds electronic journals:

 

African Higher Education Research Online (AHERO)

www.ahero.uwc.ac.za/

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)

http://www.doaj.org

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.

 

JSTOR

http://www.jstor.org

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.)

 

TEEAL

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)