FG-100,000 e-books now made available to Nigerian Universities


Nigerian universities now have access to over
100,000 e-books which were made available by
the Nigerian Research and Education Network
Executive Secretary, National Universities
Commission » (NUC), made this disclosure at the
formal donation of a -four- million dollar worth of
e-content to Nigerian universities.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),
EBSCOHost, a multinational Information
Communication Technology (ICT) firm, made the
donation on Thursday, May 26, in Abuja.
Okojie said that by accessing these resources,
Nigerian universities and research institutes will
be part of more collaborative efforts that would
facilitate accreditation of programmes.
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Nigerian universities were urged to utilise the
resources which were made available on the
NgREN » at no cost until the end of 2016.
“ The NgREN has secured access to all EBSCOHost
e-books collections and seven EBSCOHost research
databases among which is a full text e-journal.
“Others are periodicals and magazines of several
academic disciplines and professional
“These resources contain more than 100, 000 high-
quality e-book titles, 27,100 full text journals, 18,
430 indexed and abstracted journals, 9,041, 400
cited references, daily updates and 630 videos with
transcripts and related articles.
“This will in fact, grow the number of available
resources in the nation’s university libraries and as
a result, heighten research activities among
institutions in the Nigerian University System (NUS)
“In addition, it will improve the ranking of Nigerian
universities,’’ he said.
In her remark, EBSCOHost’s Vice-President
(Sales), Mrs Collen Mills, said that access to e-
content could raise the quality of education.
Olamide Oni
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She is a creative writer, music
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Harry Potter fan. When she isn’t
working on her first bestseller (fingers-crossed)
she is chasing around her two rambunctious kids.
Email: olamide.oni@ringier.ng

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