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Egerton University Library provides access to a huge range of electronic resources (e-resources) to support learning, teaching and research for students, staff and researchers. The major databases and their subject strengths are listed alphabetically below. Please select your preferred publisher and have access to the most authentic online information. Researchers can also search across all e-resources simultaneously from a single search box by following the link below:

Electronic Resources

Electronic Journals List

Acoustical Society of America

Subject Strengths

American Institute of Physics

Subject Strengths
Applied and multidisciplinary physics.

American Physical Society

Subject Strengths

Physics, Atomic, molecular and optical physics , Condensed matter and materials physics , Nuclear physics, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, Statistical, non-linear, and soft matter physics , Accelerators and beams , Physics education research

Annual Reviews

Subject strengths

Biomedical/Life Sciences , Physical Sciences, Social Sciences , Economics

Beech Tree Publishing

Subject Strengths

Public policy for science and technology , Research evaluation

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Subject Strengths

Cambridge University Press - Cambridge Journals Online

Subject Strengths

Politics, Linguistics, Social Science, Humanities

Cochrane Medical Library

Subject Strengths

Evidence based medicine, Clinical trials

De Gruyter Journals

Subject Strengths

Library and Information Sciences


Subject Strengths

Good coverage of most branches of social sciences and humanities, Strong business coverage. Strong nursing, medicine and allied health coverage, Dedicated newspaper database, kept separate from peer-reviewed content.

IEEE Xplore digital library

Subject strengths

Covers electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics content

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Emerald Management, features 140 Business and Management journals and Emerald Engineering eJournal Collection, features 19 Engineering journals. All of which are peer-reviewed and fully searchable full text journals plus reviews from the world's top 300 management journals.

Subject Strengths

Computer Science, Engineering, Library and Information Sciences, Marketing, Business and Management.

Gale(Thomson Learning)-Academic ASAP and Health & Wellness Resource Center.

Subject Strengths
Expanded Academic ASAP: economics, topics in business and finance anthropology, archeology, computing and computers, education, art, literature, music, history, international relations, law ,sociology, philosophy, religion

Geological Society

Subject Strengths

Geology , Earth Sciences

IMF eLibrary

Subject Strengths

Economic data, Monetary policy, Financial stability, Economic development, Forecasts and outlooks,Poverty reduction

Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Subject Strengths

Operations Research, Management Science, Analytics, Operations Management, Information Systems, Decision Analysis, Research Theory, Marketing Research and Science, Computing and Information Technologies, Research Theory, Strategic Management

IOP Publishing

Subject Strengths

Applied physics, Computer science, Condensed matter and materials science , High energy and nuclear physics, Mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics, Measurement science and sensors,Medical and biological sciences

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers- (IEEE)

Subject Strengths

Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science & Architecture, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology, Robotics



Subject Strengths

Economics, History, Political Science, Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Music , Mathematics & Statistics, Education

LexisNexis Library

Subject Strengths

The LexisNexis include thousands of trusted legal, tax and regulatory sources, Law Reports, collection of annotated legislation,cases, forms,precedents and commentary from Butterworths and Tolley

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers

Subject Strengths

Biotechnology, Biomedical research/life sciences, Clinical medicine and surgery, Law

NPG (Nature and Palgrave Macmillan Journals)

Subject Strengths

Business and management economics, education, information systems and technology , political science and international studies, social and cultural studies, urban design and architecture

OSA - Optical Society of America

Service Strengths

Gain access to OSA's journals through Optics InfoBase, Search for articles from OSA's journals and conference publications, Read the online version of Optics & Photonics News (OPN), Find information for journal authors, Get the latest news about OSAs publications

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Source OECD

Subject Strengths

Economics, Energy, Environment, Social sciences

Oxford University Press

Subject Strengths:Over 200 leading titles in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.

Palgrave Macmillan

Subject Strengths

business and management, economics, education, information systems and technology, political science and international studies, social and cultural studies,urban design and architecture

Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences & Education

Egerton Journal of Science and Technology


Project MUSE

Subject Strengths

African American and African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art and Architecture

Royal Society - Royal Society Journals Online

Subject Strengths

Mathematics, engineering and other physical sciences, All biological sciences; particularly good on ecology, environment, Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary science

Royal Society for Chemistry - RSC Journals Archive

Subject Strengths

All branches of chemistry including traditional fields (organic, inorganic, analytical chemistry) plus newer developments and cross-disciplinary studies such as natural products and green chemistry, Databases in analytical chemistry, catalysts and catalysed reactions, organic synthesis and natural products

Royal Society for Chemistry - RSC Journals Online

Sage online journals

Subject Strengths

Humanities, Social Sciences, Scientific, Technical and Medical


Subject Strengths

Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, Biomedical and Life Sciences.

Symposium Journals

Subject Strengths

Education, Learning

Taylor and Francis

Arts & Humanities, Behavioral Science, Business, Management & Economics, Chemistry, Criminology & Law, Education, Engineering

University of California Press - Caliber

Subject Strengths

Area Studies, History of Science, Human research and Bioethics, Sociology, Social interaction

University of Chicago Press

Subject Strengths

Economics, Education, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences

Wiley-Online Library - former Synergy

Subject Strengths

All life sciences, Medicine/health, Ecology, Veterinary science, Accountancy and economics, World Bank Africa Development Indicator, World Bank Global Economic Monitor

World Bank e-Library

Subject Strengths
World Bank e-Library

World Bank Open Data

Subject coverage:

World Development Indicators, International Debt Statistics, Africa Development Indicators and Global Economic Monitor.

Available E-Books

  1. ProQuest Ebook Central

Subject coverage:

Agriculture, Education, Geography, Anthropology, Recreation, History, Language and Literature, Law, Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Political Science, Social Sciences, and Technology

  1. Organization for Economic Development (OECD)

Subject coverage: Economics, Business, Community Development

  1. ScienceDirect


  1. Taylor & Francis Publishers


  1. Springer Ebooks

 Subject coverage :

Agriculture,  Environmental Sciences,  Arts, Behavioral Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Business, Education, Engineering, Management, Food science, Humanities, Information Science, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Sports ,Leisure, Travel & Tourism.

6.Research4Life e-resources - (Mode of Access:Usernames & Passwords).

There are five programs through which users can access content: Research for Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Research for Global Justice (GOALI).


Kenya Gazette online

Navigating this treasure trove of information is easier than it ever was. You can search by title, year of publication, or keyword across an entire archive, or within a single Gazette. Try it out now simply by visiting or searching Google or Google Books.



Seed of Gold Link

CABI Databases

CABI is a not-for-profit scientific research, publishing and international ... Global Health, two of the most important bibliographic databases in the life sciences. Following are some useful links to the databases.


Crop Protection Compendium -
Animal Health and Production Compendium -
Aquaculture Compendium -
Forestry Compendium -

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