Students and Staff of Federal University Otuoke commenced the 2014/2015 Academic year on a promising note as management has fully registered with 33 World Class On-line library databases to enhance easier access to data for research and self development activities in the university.
The University Librarian, Mr. Hundron Kari disclosed this during a chat with FUO media Team expressing satisfaction at the achievement adding that the feat is remarkable because staff and students can now access data for academic work from numerous online databases.
Notable amongst these online libraries is the Health Inter Network Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) which is the world’s largest collection of biomedical and health literature with up to 12,700 journals in 30 different languages.
Also, there is Research Papers in Economics (REPEC), a website that links over 1,200,000 full text articles to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics with over 1,500 journals and over 3,300 working paper series.
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) which is the world’s largest collection of Environmental Science Research with over 4,150 peer-reviewed scientific journal titles owned and published by over 350 (OARE) partners. This website was established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 2006.
Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) is a scholarly online access to journals from diverse fields of Science and Technology. Providing access to over 10,000 journal titles, books and reference works from 17 publishers. It was established in 2009 by World Intellectual Property Organisation.
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is the World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. Since its launch in April 2012 ,the OKR has grown to more than 13,000 research works.
Worldwidescience.org is a global science gateway that comprises of National and International databases and portals designed to accelerate scientific discovery and progress by accelerating the sharing of scientific knowledge.
Mr. Hundron Kari disclosed that the username and password for the online library databases have been provided to students and staff adding that they will be enlightened on the rules and regulations of the online libraries to ensure that the terms of agreement are honoured.