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Introduction

Welcome to KCA University Library. The KCA University Library (Martin Oduor – Otieno Library) is a state of the art learning and research centre for the KCA University community. Its Mission is to provide world class and innovative library services that empower KCA University to carry out its core business of Teaching, Learning and Research. In all its constituent campus libraries(Ruaraka, Monrovia, Kitengela and Western(Kisumu), the Library provides a blend of online and in-person services supported with print and electronic resources.

For any kind of support in accessing study and research materials, contact us using library@kcau.ac.ke

If requesting for user’s account activation, kindly include the following details in your request:

  • Your full names,
  • Registration number
  • Student e-mail
  • Program you are taking.

Reference Management Tools

Reference management tools allow users to Collect, organize, and retrieve citation information from books, articles and websites. The tools help you to generate properly formatted citations and bibliographies that insert into a research paper. Two of the leading free open source softwares supporting these functions are:

Zotero is free open source software, available for download on your computer or used online via the web. You can download on multiple devices and Zotero automatically synchronizes your data..

Mendeley is a free citation manager tool offered by Elsevier, providers of the Science Direct platform. You can download Mendeley on multiple devices and sync your citations across the devices using your online Mendeley account.

Research and Publishing Guides

How to publish your research: A step-by-step guide to getting published

This guide is developed by Taylor and Francis publishers and is designed to take you through the typical steps in publishing a research paper from selection of the Journal to publish with to navigating through the production process.

EIFL Publishing Support

EIFL is a not for profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries throughout the world. EIFL agreement with a number of publishers enables researchers from Networking countries to publish their articles in Open Access journals with either a substantially discounted Article processing charges (APC) or for free.

Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Scimago is a research group dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualisation techniques.

The Scimago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators. These indicators can be used to assess and analyze information on the most suitable Journal to use in publishing your article. Citation data is drawn from over 34,100 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide.

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University Library Contacts

Name Email Address Campus
Ann Theuri theuri@kcau.ac.ke Main Campus, Ruaraka
Charles Keyari ckeyari@kcau.ac.ke Main Campus, Ruaraka
Christine Makokha Cmakokha@kcau.ac.ke Town Campus
Joshua Katisya jkatisya@kcau.ac.ke Kitengela Campus
Eugene Sande esande@kcau.ac.ke Western Campus Kisumu
Simon Macharia s.macharia@kcau.ac.ke Main Campus, Ruaraka