KNBS Resource Centre

Partnerships and subscriptions to ensure the maintenance of high standards and exceptional service delivery

Resource Centre

Towards realization of KNBS Mandate, the Bureau established a resource centre to serve as a national repository of statistical information and knowledge.

The resource centre serves both Internal (Staff) and External( General Public) clients.

To ensure wide provision of information resources, KNBS provides a dynamic network of digital resources, comprising subscriptions to Kenya Library Information Services Consortium (KLISC) and other relevant databases.

Opening hours: Weekdays (9.00 a.m.- 4.30p.m), excluding public holidays


Physical Location: Real Towers-Ground Floor, Hospital Road, Upper Hill.

KNBS Subscribed Resources

Ensuring maintenance of high standards and exceptional service delivery

Journals, eBooks, databases and mixed packagesSubject CoverageLinkType
EBSCO Host Research DatabasesThe databases provide access to just over 16,500 abstracted and indexed journals from all branches of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.
EBSCO ATLAThis database is an essential resource for religious and theological studies, providing bibliographic records covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history and religion in social issues
Emerald insight
Management and library & information services journals. The service also provides access to leading titles in marketing, business disciplines, engineering and materials science.
Oxford journals
It has 291 titles receiving an Impact Factor. Journals in Medicine & health, Arts & humanities, sciences & mathematics, social sciences and Law
Sage Research MethodsSubject Strengths: research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative, cases, videos, datasets
Taylor & Francis Journals

Information Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Museum, Heritage Studies & Visual Arts, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports, Leisure, Travel & Tourism and Urban Studies
Taylor and Francis eBooks5,000 titles (Perpetual Access)
Access to the world’s premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law content. Paid
Wiley Online Library
Full 2022 collection
Access to journal titles which cover the full spectrum of life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities, and include many titles ranked at the forefront of their field. Paid
PROQUEST Academic complete & Library Thing Book cover widget

ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management. (NOTE: Require specifics for the library) Paid
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. Paid
Project Muse
Project MUSE is your trusted source for the highest quality books and journals in the humanities and social sciences from over 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. Paid
University of Chicago Press
The journals present original research from international scholars in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Biological and Medical Sciences, and Physical Sciences
Henry Stewart Talks Ltd
Subject Strength: Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Marketing and Management collection
IEEE/IET Electronic Library Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science; Architecture, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science Information Systems, Software Engineering, Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence. Paid
Lexis Nexis Legal Library

NB: This is only accessed by 16 KLISC member institutions
Lexis Library delivers thousands of trusted legal, tax and regulatory sources, such as: Butterworths, Halsbury’s Laws, Tolley’s, Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law and Civil Court Practice. Plus, wide-ranging primary source materials including all England Law Reports, Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, Atkins Court Forms among others. (This is only for the institutions that offer law and pay for it separately)

NB: This is only accessed by TVET institutions and technical Universities
Covers e-books in technical and vocational training. (TVETS) including carpentry, Primary Agriculture, Primary Health
Civil Engineering and Building Construction
Drawing Office Practice, electrical Infrastructure Construction, Engineering and Related Design, Finance, Economics and Accounting, Hospitality Education and Development, Mechatronics, Office Administration, Process Instrumentation
Process Plant Operations, Safety in Society, Tourism, Hairdressing etc. (This is only for TVETS) Paid
Wolters Kluwer’s Basic Sciences Collection
NB: This is only accessed by 30 KLISC member institutions with Health science programs
Covers journals, cases, videos, clinical skills in Health sciences including basic sciences, Medical education, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, microbiology, Epidemiology, Neurosciences, Pathologyhttps://www.lwwhealthlibrary.comPaid
Wolters Kluwers Ovid eBooks
Covers ebooks in Health sciences including basic sciences, Medical education, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, microbiology, Epidemiology, Neurosciences, Pathology
Covers Economics, History, Political science, Archeology, African Studies, Music, Art & Art History, Business, Ecology & Botany, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics
Royal Society

Subject strength: biochemistry, immunology, bioinformatics, ecology, microbiology and many more
E-duke journals scholarly collectionAfrican studies, anthropology, art & art history, asian studies, criticism & theory, cultural studies, economics, education, environmental humanities, ethnography, european studies, fiction & poetry, film & media studies, gender & sexuality studies, literary studies, Free
Edward Elgar publishing
Business management, Education, Economic and finance, Geography, Innovation, Research methods, Social and sociology, Teaching methods, Urban & regional, Development studies, Environment
Euclid Prime Collection
Applied mathematics, statistics, theoretical mathematics
Mathematical Sciences Publishers Journal
Provides free access to MSP’s journals, open to libraries in these 29 countries: Subject coverage: Mathematics, mechanics & engineering
OpenEdition Journals
Is a bundle of 175 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, published by university presses and small academic publishers. Free
European Respiratory Journals
Adult and paediatric respiratory medicine, including cell biology, epidemiology, immunology, oncology, pathophysiology, imaging, occupational medicine, intensive care, sleep medicine and thoracic surgery. Free
International Water Association
IWA Publishing publishes 17 peer-reviewed journals, plus supporting 4 more in association with Elsevier. Free
The Company of Biologists' Journals
Free access to three journals published by The Company of Biologists: Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology. Development ; Journal of Cell Science; Journal of Experimental Biology Free

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