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How do I create my Google Scholar Profile?

A Google Scholar profile is a very simple way of collating your publications and citations to them so that others can find your work. Step 1: Creating your basic profile Log on to and click the “My Profile” link at the top of the page to get your account setup started. On the first screen, add your affiliation information and university email address, so Google Scholar can confirm your account. In the home page field, you can paste the link to your departmental


The CUK Library invites all members of staff and students to celebrate this year’s Open Access  Week (OAW) with us. The Library has planned a series of activities geared towards creating sensitization and awareness of the open-access concept and open-access information resources during the week. We will also create awareness of the full range of services and resources that the Library offers. For this purpose, we will set up a customer service point on the ground floor of the Learning Resource

Ebrary/Proquest E-Books

Proquest is a rich database of up-to-date e-books/online books that cover various disciplines. You need to register on RemoteXs in order to access Ebrary/ProQuest books and other online resources. You are advised to download the relevant chapter. To download a full/complete book, ProQuest requires one to additionally create a personal account after logging in with your RemoteXs credentials. You can explore the added benefits of creating a personal account on the ProQuest platform. Nb: To log in to the RemoteXs platform

Access to CUK online books

Please note that online books and journals are accessible on Remotexs. The platform facilitates access to the resources whether you are on the campus network or off the campus network. What should you expect? The library has done bulk registration for student users. Check your email for communication from RemoteXs and follow the instructions given The e-mail contains information about how to log in, set your password, and other details. Once you have set your password, you can log in on  Scroll down

Zotero citation and reference management tool

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research. Zotero generates citations and bibliography/reference lists automatically. Installing and citing with Zotero Download and install the Zotero application for your operating system. Close Word before you run the installer so it can install the Word toolbar/plugin. Click the “Install Connector” link for your browser and follow the instructions. The connector appears as an extension on your browser. Add documents to the Zotero Library by using

Do you need help with citing and referencing?

Why should I cite and acknowledge my sources? Research ethics requires that one acknowledges the contribution that other scholars have made to their work. In-text citations are brief references in the running text that direct readers to the reference list. Citations ensure that the requisite acknowledgement and credit due to the original author is accorded. Citation and reference management tools However, trying to figure out where the commas and full stops should be placed in a reference is not only tedious but time

The CUK Institutional Repository

The CUK Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital collection of the research generated by faculty, students, administrators and all members affiliated with the CUK community. The repository contains research papers, books and book chapters, conference papers and postgraduate theses and projects. The IR is registered on Open Directory of Open Access Repositories(OpenDOAR). What are the benefits of archiving my research in the IR? Increased visibility and citability of the researcher Preservation of your scholarly works Collectively, the archived research enhances the

 Ebrary/Proquest E-Books

Proquest is a rich database of up-to-date e-books that cover various disciplines. Students need to register on RemoteXs in in order to access Ebrary books and other online resources. Unlike other databases, Proquest requires one to create a personal account to facilitate downloading of books and use of other features such as creation of a virtual bookshelf. Nb: To log in to the RemoteX platform click here

Resource of the Week: JSTOR

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. JSTOR has introduced new tools for research that provide new ways to explore and research. Workspace enables students and researchers to save, annotate, and organize images and text-based works, create PowerPoint presentations, export content as PDFs, and more. Text Analyzer allows you to upload your own text to find relevant content. The Understanding Series allows you to pick a passage