ABOUT THE DU LIBRARY

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Dominican University is the flowering and fruition of the intellectual heritage for which the Dominican have been known for the past 800 years.

Welcome to Dominican University Library. As an academic library we are committed to assisting you achieve your academic goals through making available materials and resources in any formats you may desire. Our goal is to provide you with information resources in a comfortable environment.

Mrs. Chigozie Blessing Mba (CLN), BLS (UNIMAID), MLIS (IBADAN)
Ag. University Librarian

OUR COLLECTIONS

In DU library, we have in our collections arrays of informational materials in different fields of knowledge such as

Basic and Applied Sciences

The goal of basic science is to expand or explore the knowledge in a particular field. Applied Science. Applied science is an application of acquired knowledge

Arts and Humanities

Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture.Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative, conceptual ideas

Social sciences and Education

Social science involves the study of people and their interactions with each other, with their social and political institutions and with their environments

OUR UNITS

Our library is divided into units, this is to enable us serve you more efficiently and effectively. Each of these Units has a unique method of service delivery for your comfort. The following units exist in DU library:

Cataloguing and Classification

In library and information science, cataloging is the process of creating metadata representing information resources, such as books, sound recordings, moving images, etc

Reference

The Reference section of the Library houses the Library’s reference books, which are those materials that are meant to aid research by providing quick and accessible information on any particular topic. These materials are usually used to find facts or provide broad overviews of topics.

Circulation/Readers Services

The main public service point is the circulation desk or loans desk, usually found near the main entrance of a library. It provides lending services and facilities for return of loaned items

Collection Development / Acquisition

The Collection Development Librarian and faculty work together to build the Libraries’ collection.

Serials

Serial is expected to continue indefinitely. Serials include magazines, newspapers, annuals (such as reports, yearbooks, and directories), journals, memoirs, proceedings, transactions of societies, and monographic series

Archives

An archive is an accumulation of historical records or the physical place they are located. Archival collections can often be found within library buildings

Binding/Reprography

The Bindery/Reprography Unit is headed by a senior staff that works with other subordinates to make sure all the activities carried out in the unit are effectively and efficiently done

OUR FACILITIES

All

Free Access

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from its undergraduate – and graduate-level courses online, freely and openly available to anyone, anywhere.

theFreeLibrary

TheFreeLibrary.com is a free reference website that offers full-text versions of classic literary works by hundreds of authors.

Internet Public Library

The Internet Public Library (IPL, ipl2) was a non-profit, largely student-run website managed by a consortium, headed by Drexel University.

Online Books Page

The Online Books Page is an index of e-text books available on the Internet. It is edited by John Mark Ockerbloom and is hosted by the library of the University of Pennsylvania.

Free Dictionary

TheFreeDictionary.com is an American online dictionary and encyclopedia that gathers information from a variety of sources.

JURN

JURN is a unique search tool which helps you find free academic articles and books. JURN harnesses all the power of Google, but focusses your search through a hand-crafted and curated index.

Oxford Journals

Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes the highest quality journals and delivers this research to the widest possible audience.

Academic Journals

Academic Journals is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals.

Open Access Journal

The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains ca.

OMICS International

OMICS International (and its subsidiaries), is an Open Access publisher and international conference Organizer

SAGE Journals

SAGE is the world’s 5th largest journals publisher.

Springer Open Journals

SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 200+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science.

SCIRP

Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) is an academic publisher of open access journals.

Bookboon

OMICS International (and its subsidiaries), is an Open Access publisher and international conference Organizer

PubMed Central

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S.

e-Journals

e-journals are scholarly journals or intellectual magazines that can be accessed via electronic transmission.

InTechOpen

 

InTechOpen is the world’s largest Science, Technology and Medicine Open Access book publisher.

Z Library

Z Library is an online platform that provides Free ebooks since 2009. With over 3,430,839 books and around 73,759,848 articles, this is one of the largest ebook library on the internet.

Location Access

JSTOR

JSTOR (short for Journal Storage) is a digital library founded in 1995. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now also includes books and primary sources, and current issues of journals.

AGORA

AGORA is the acronym for the Access to Global Online Research on Agriculture program.

HINARI

HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme was set up by the World Health Organization and major publishers to enable developing countries to access collections of biomedical and health literature.

OARE

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers.

ARDI

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.

Research 4 Life

Research4Life is the collective name for 4 programs – HINARI (focusing on health), AGORA (focusing on agriculture), OARE (focusing on environment), and ARDI (focusing on applied science and technology)

AJOL

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the online visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of African-based academics.

RSC Advances

RSC Advances is an online-only peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research on all aspects of the chemical sciences.

EBSCO Host

EBSCO offers library resources to customers in academic, medical, K–12, public library, law, corporate, and government markets.

TEEAL

TEEAL is The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library.

ProQuest

ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world.

BioMed Central

BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

POPLINE

POPLINE contains the world’s most comprehensive collection of population, family planning and related reproductive health and development literature.

ERIC

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information.

Subscription Access

Questia

Questia is an online commercial digital library of books and articles that has an academic orientation, with a particular emphasis on books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences.

Oxford Reference

Bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas.

Science Daily

Science Daily is an American website that publishes press releases and churnalism about science. ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites.

ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature.

Emerald Insight

Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management.

IMF eLibrary

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools.

BMJ Journals

The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully online first publication.

CONTACT US

ADDRESS: 10 Educational Zone, Samonda, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

EMAIL: library@dui.edu.ng

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