The library is conducting orientation for Bachelor of Accountancy (BACC) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) special programmes, both years two and three. The orientation exercise started on 23rd October and runs up to 28th November 2014. Apart from being taken on a guided tour of the library, the students will be taken through the following topics:
Library rules and regulations, information searching strategies, electronic resources and internet searching, Malawiana and reference works, citation and referencing.

Polytechnic Library - E-Journals

2.   American Institute of Physics
      Subject Strengths

  • Applied and multidisciplinary physics

3.   African Journals Online (AJOL)
      Subject strengths
AJOL offers the tables of contents and abstracts from journals published in Africa in most disciplines.

4.   American Physical Society APS
      Subject Strengths

  • Physics
  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Condensed matter and materials physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology
  • Statistical, non-linear, and soft matter physics
  • Accelerators and beams
  • Physics education research

5.   Annual Reviews
      Subject strengths

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences

6.   American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
      Subject Strengths

  • Agricultural engineering
  • Agricultural health and safety
  • Power and machinery
  • Soil and water
  • Food and process engineering
  • Structures and environment
  • Information and electrical technologies
  • Biological engineering
  • Forest engineering

7.   Beech Tree Publishing
      Subject Strengths

  • Public policy for science and technology
  • Research evaluation

8.   Blackwell Content on Wiley-Blackwell
      Subject Strengths

  • all life sciences
  • medicine/health
  • ecology
  • veterinary science
  • accountancy and economics
  • cultural studies (especially Asian, African and Australian studies, international studies)
  • development issues, social policy
  • law, history
  • management studies

9.   British Library Direct
      Subject Strengths
Subject strengths include medicine, engineering, science, food and agriculture, economics, environment, law and education, with articles ranging from the latest research into avian flu to 'Phenotypic features of the domestic pigs bred in Roman settlements of Pompeii and Caralis' (in The Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology).

10. British Psychological Society
      Subject Strengths

  • Psychology

11. Cochrane Library
     
      Subject strengths

  • Evidence based medicine.
  • Clinical trials.

12. EBSCO Host Research Databases
      Subject strengths

  • Good coverage of most branches of social sciences and humanities.
  • Strong business coverage.
  • Strong nursing, medicine and allied health coverage.
  • Dedicated newspaper database, kept separate from peer-reviewed content.

13. Edinburgh University Press
      Subject Strengths

  • Literary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Historical Studies
  • African Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Film & Media Studies
  • Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Scottish Studies

14. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
      Subject strengths

  • Management.
  • Library and information sciences .
  • Marketing.
  • Engineering.
  • Computer science.

15. Geological Society
      Subject Strengths

  • Geology
  • Earth Science

16. IOP Publishing
      Subject strengths

  • Applied physics
  • Computer science
  • Condensed matter and materials science
  • High energy and nuclear physics
  • Mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics
  • Measurement science and sensors
  • Medical and biological sciences
  • Optical, atomic and molecular physics
  • Physics education
  • Plasma physics

17. JSTOR
       Content Strengths
      

  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Language & Literature
  • Art & Art History
  • Music
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Education

18. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
      Subject Strengths

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical research/life sciences
  • Clinical medical and surgery
  • Law

19. Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
      Subject Strengths
      Chemistry:

  • Chemistry
  • Drug discovery
  • Biotechnology
  • Materials
  • Methods & Protocols

      Clinical Practice & Research:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Methods & Protocols
  • Pathology & Pathobiology
  • Urology

      Earth & Environment

  • Earth sciences
  • Evolution & Ecology
  • Geosciences

      Life sciences

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • Development
  • Drug discovery
  • Evolution & Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Immunolog
  • Medical research
  • Methods & Protocols
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Systems biology

      Physical sciences

  • Physics
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics

20. NPG – Palgrave Macmillan Journals
      Subject Strengths

  • Business and management
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Information systems and technology
  • Political science and international studies
  • Social and cultural studies
  • Urban design and architecture

21. OSA - Optical Society of America
      Subject Strengths
      The Optical Society of America brings together optics and photonics scientists, engineers,                educators, technicians and business leaders.

22. Oxford Journals OUP
      Subject strengths

  • Biological Sciences 
  • Medicine 
  • Public Health and Epidemiology 
  • Humanities 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Law 
  • Economics, Business, and Finance 
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and Physics 

23. Policy Press Journals
      Subject Strengths

  • Social policy
  • Social welfare
  • Family policy
  • Social work
  • Public policy
  • Criminal justice
  • Housing
  • Urban policy

24. Royal College of Physicians
      Subject Strengths

  • Clinical medicine
  • Public Health

25. Royal Society
      Subject strengths

  • Mathematics, engineering and other physical sciences
  • All biological sciences; particularly good on ecology, environment
  • Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary science

26. Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Journals Archive
      Subject Strengths 

  • all branches of chemistry including traditional fields (organic, inorganic, analytical chemistry) plus newer developments and cross-disciplinary studies such as natural products and green chemistry 
  • databases in analytical chemistry, catalysts and catalysed reactions, organic synthesis and natural products 
  • specialist reports in: amino acids, peptides and proteins, carbohydrate chemistry. monosaccharides, disaccharides and specific oligosaccharides, catalysis chemical modelling, electron paramagnetic resonance, NMR, organometallic chemistry, organophosphorus chemistry, photochemistry, spectroscopic Properties of inorganic and organometallic compounds 

27. Sage Publications
      Subject Strengths

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Scientific, Technical and Medical

28. Symposium Journals
      Subject Strengths

  • Education
  • Learning

29. University of California Press
      Subject Strengths

  • Area Studies
  • History of Science
  • Human research and BioEthics
  • Sociology
  • Social interaction

30. University of Chicago Press
      Subject Strengths

  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Life Sciences
  • Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics

31. Wiley Online Library (formerly Synergy)
      Subject Strengths

  • All life sciences
  • Medicine/health
  • Ecology
  • Veterinary science
  • Accountancy and economics
  • Cultural studies (especially Asian, African and Australian studies, international studies)
  • Development issues, social policy
  • Law, history
  • Management studies

32. Wiley Online Library (formerly InterScience)
      Subject strengths

  • Business
  • Chemistry  and Physics
  • Computer science  
  • Earth and environmental science  
  • Engineering  
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences  
  • Mathematics and Statistics  
  • Medicine & Nursing
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Polymers and Materials Science  

33. World Bank Global Development Finance (GDF) Database
      Subject Strengths
      Global Development Finance Online includes over 200 indicators: For a complete list of                   indicators visit the World Bank website.

34. World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI) Online Database
      Subject Strengths
      World Development Indicators Online contains statistical data for over 850 development                    indicators. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental                        indicators. For a complete list of indicators visit the World Bank website.

35. World Bank: Africa Development Indicators
     
      Subject Strengths
      Data includes:

  • Basic indicators
  • National accounts
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Private Sector Development
  • Paris Declaration Indicators
  • Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Human development
  • Agriculture and rural development
  • Labor, migration, and population
  • HIV/AIDS and malaria
  • Capable states and partnership
  • Household welfare

36. Directory of Open Access Journals
     
      Subject Strengths
      Data includes:

  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Arts and Architecture
  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • General Works
  • Health Sciences
  • History and Archaeology
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Law and Political Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Science General
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology and Engineering