GAFCSC LIBRARY

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Welcome to the GAFCSC Library, a center of learning on and off campus and a special place for study, research and collaboration. The library supports teaching and learning at the College by building and creating information resources as well as providing services that enhances their usefulness, accessibility, and availability over time. The Library co-operate with the College to enhance knowledge and to facilitate access to the information need of the patrons

At your disposal is a fully integrated library with a collection of books, journals, magazines, reports, database, on-line books, virtual library and video materials covering all subject areas.

The library also houses documentary, photographic and other materials of historic value. In addition to its collection of books, periodicals and research materials, the library provides services to staff, faculty, students and visitors, helping them maximize the library’s full services and facilities.

It is our goal to provide excellent services to meet the aspirations and expectations of our stakeholders and to make the library the most effective resource tool for present and future generations.

SERVICES

The services offered include:

  • Reference / Information Services
  • Education, Training and Outreach Services
  • Internet
  • E-library
  • Research Services
  • Technical Services
  • Circulation

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Accord is an open resource accessible in full text. It covers major disciplines such as, Peacekeeping, Conflict Resolution and Migration.

 

2. Africa Defense Forum (ADF) – http://adf-magazine.com/
ADF is an online magazine that informs and discusses forums on Africa security professionals and security issues on the continent. Previous articles featured on: “reconciliation, civil military relations, border security, disaster strike, financing extremism and shared duty”, accessible via the archive. ADF offers full text articles in French and English.

 

3. Africa Portal –www.africaportal.org
This is an online knowledge resource on policy-related issues on Africa.  It offers open access resources on: Peacekeeping and Security, Law, Conflict Resolution, Economics and         International Relations. 

 

4. African Journal Online-www.ajol.info
African Journals Online (AJOL) provides access to African-published research. AJOL includes over 380 peer-reviewed journals from 29 African countries covering a range of academic disciplines.

 

5. BioOne www.bioone.org
This is an open resource that provides access to full text peer- reviewed research articles in Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences 

 

6. Cambridge University Press –www.journals.cambridge.org
Cambridge University Press is a subscribed database that publishes over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals. Subjects covered include Social Sciences and the Humanities.

 

7. Digital Commons Network Repository – www.network.bepress.com
Digital Commons Network Repository is an open access repository that provides access to full text articles in the areas of law, engineering, business, social and behavioural sciences, Arts and humanities etc.

 

8. Directory of Open Access Journals –www.doaj.org
This is a directory which has open, full text, quality controlled scholarly journals covering all subjects in many languages. Areas include Law and Political Science, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Philosophy and Religion.

 

Ebscohost is a subscribed database with valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content, with searchable cited references.

 

10. Edinburgh University Press –www.euppublishing.com
It is a subscribed multi-disciplinary database that offers full-text, indexes and abstracts on the Humanities, Political Science, Law, Social Sciences, etc.

 

11. Emerald Publications –www.emeraldinsight.com
Subscribed resource to Full-text, abstracts and citations of scholarly and peer reviewed journals on Humanities, Social Sciences, Management and Law.

 

12. Feminist Studies –www.feministstudies.org/home.html
The Feminist Studies covers Women Studies and female institutions studies.

 

13. Hinari – www.who.int/hinari/en/ (Can Only Be Accessed Onsite)
HINARI is a World Health Organisation (WHO) project partnered by international publishers to assist developing countries have access to biomedical and health literature. The database has 12,700 journals, 24,900 e-books and about 70 other information resources.

 

14. IMF Electronic Library – www.elibrary.imf.org
This is a subscribed service that provides access to authoritative, harmonized and global statistics such as International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, Government Financial Statistics, trade, investments and others.

 

Intellect publishers make available original thinking works in the areas of Communication and Media, Culture, Arts and Fashion via ingentaconnect platform. It offers full text and abstracts.

 

16. Jstor –www.jstor.org
It provides full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Other disciplines are Law, International Relations, Women Studies, Political Science, Conflict Studies, International Affairs and Governance.

 

17. National Academic Press – www.nap.edu
This is a multidisciplinary database with information on Conflict Studies, Political Science and International Relations among others.

 

18. Oxford University Journals – www.oxfordjournals.org
Oxford University Journals is a subscribed database that provides access to more than 100 journals. Coverage includes: Social Sciences, Humanities and Law.

 

19. Palgrave Macmillan Journalswww.palgrave-journals.com
Palgrave Macmillan offers combined portfolio of over 70 peer-reviewed e-journals in the areas of: political science and international studies, social and cultural studies, business and management, economics, education, information systems and technology, urban design and architecture.

 

20. Policy Press – www.ingentaconnect.com
The database provides coverage to articles, conference proceedings and government documents on social and political policies, Political Science, Public Administration, current affairs and related topics.

 

21. Project Muse – muse.jhu.edu
Project Muse is a subscribed database that provides full text scholarly journals published by university presses, mainly in the Arts, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences. The articles are full-text and searchable across all disciplines.

 

22. Sage Publications –www.online.sagepub.com
This is a subscribed database covering resources from Sage Publications. It is multidisciplinary including, Law, International Relations, Criminology, Peacekeeping, Human Rights, Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

23. Sage Research Methods Online –www.srmo.sagepub.com
Sage Research Methods Online offers full text materials on research methods, major research paradigms, cognitive research, qualitative and quantitative researches as well as designing research questions.

 

24. Sage Research Methods Cases – www.srmo.sagepub.com/cases
Sage Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies on social research. It is designed to expose researchers on methodological and theoretical concepts in understanding and undertaking academic research. It purposely meets the needs of students and researchers seeking applied understanding in research methods. It complements teaching and learning in research methods.

 

25. SIPIRI Yearbook Online –  www.sipriyearbook.org
The online version starting from 2010 to date is dedicated to research into Security and Conflict, Armament, arms control, disarmament and International Security. It is a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of military spending and armaments and Non-proliferation as well. Request for a username and password to access data.

 

26. SOLLIMS – www.pksoi.org
SOLLIMS is a US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) initiative that offers a Knowledge Management environment for the global Peace and Stability Operations (P/SO) community, by providing multiple collections of peace and stability operations references, the ability to implement focused Communities of Practice (CoP), professional forums and blogs, as well as a robust, online repository/structured database containing Peace and Stability Operations (P/SO) related Observations, Lessons, and Insights. SOLLIMS is intended to focus at the Strategic Theatre / Strategic National and Operational levels. 

 

27. Taylor and Francis Group–www.tandfonline.com
This is a subscribed database offering full text, abstracts and citations of articles from Taylor and Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press.
Subjects include Political Science, International Relations, Law, Social Science, Humanities and Development Studies.

 

28. Wiley Publications (Blackwell) –www.interscience.wiley.com
Wiley InterScience is a subscribed database that provides access to nearly 1500 journals with full text and reference works.  Major subject areas are: Law, Social Science, Humanities, Management and Engineering.

 

REFERENCE SOURCES (DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS)

 

29. Credo Online Reference – search.credoreference.com
Credo Online Reference and Research tool offers searches in hundreds of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, subject-specific titles and Atlases. It has images, video and audio on all subject areas. Patrons can search other subscribed databases through Credo as well as the KAIPTC OPAC.

 

30. Oxford English Dictionary –www.oed.com
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a subscribed service and viewed as the authority on the English language. It is an unparalleled guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world
 
31. Oxford Reference Online–www.oxfordreference.com
Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing; bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource and specifically designed to meet the needs and expectations of reference users. Oxford Reference provides quality and up-to-date reference content.

Journals & Periodicals:

                                   

On-line Books/Electronic resources

 

US Library/Electronic resources

 

UN Information resources

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