Monday, March 7, 2011

Interactive Sessions on Web-based Information Resources

The Information Literacy unit of RUN library is organizing special interactive sessions on the use of Web-based information resources for lecturers in the University.  Web-based information resources are information sources and materials available via the World Wide Web. These include electronic journals, books, databases, catalogues, directories and indexes.
The changing forms and formats of information resources occasioned by emerging and evolving computer tools and technologies have necessitated this development.  The interactive sessions are meant to acquaint participants with the workings of such Web-based resources accessible via RUN computer networks.
The venue for the sessions is the Virtual Library.   Please find below the time-table for the sessions.

Chemical sciences, Physical sciences
10 am – 12 pm
Tourism & Transport Management, Political science
2 pm – 4 pm
Economics & Business studies, Financial Studies
10 am – 12 pm
Mathematical sciences, Biological sciences
2 pm – 4 pm
Behavioural studies, Mass communication
10 am – 12 pm
English, History & Int. Relations, Theatre Art
2 pm – 4 pm

In case you consider this arrangement inconvenient for your department please feel free to make a better one and communicate same to the University Librarian for a reschedule.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

National Universities Commission Bulletin

National Universities Commission (NUC) releases a weekly newsletter titled "NUC Bulletin" every Monday.
The bulletin usually features news items on activities, events, policies and programmes of the Commission that could be a veritable source of information to RUN community.
Interested users can access the newsletter at

Free-Trial Access to Bentham Science Journals

Bentham Science Publishers has granted RUN Library a 2-month free trial access to its online journals.
Bentham Science publishes about 111 journals in biomedical, medical and pharmaceutical sciences and all these are available in full text in the trial access.
The access is IP-based, therefore, there is no need for any access codes.  However, users' computer must be within RUN IP range for exploitation.
Interested users can visit Bentham Science Publishers' website at to see the resources.
For further information, please contact Mr. A. Adeleke or Mr. Robinson Oturugbum in the library or call intercom number 3907.  The access will end on May 21, 2011.
This information should be of particular interest to students and lecturers in the College of Natural Sciences.