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Agriculture: Library Services

accessing UG databases off campus

Note that, while on campus, databases are easily accessible. You do not need username/password to access UG journal databases while on campus.  However, you do need to register for off-campus access to be able to access all other databases when you are not on campus or are using your own mobile device for Internet access.

To access databases off-campus you need to create a library account. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Off-campus access to E-resources
  3. Select the first option to create my library account 
  4. Read and follow instructions on this page to create My library account
  5. Take note of barcode/chosen password which you will require to access databases off-campus, subsequently

chat with a librarian

 Live chat allows you to request help from a librarian via online chat. Connect anytime from 8.00am - 500pm, Monday - Friday. You will find your friendly librarians waiting to answer your questions.


article request

 This is a document delivery service offered by the library. Request an article if you cannot get full text from any of the databases UG has access to.

other services

Photocopy  The library allows photocopying of its materials. You might find a copier in any of the libraries where you can request for a copy at a fee. Where there is no copier, you may be allowed to borrow the book for the purpose of photocopying only.

Binding of books There is a unit located in the west wing of the Balme Library where bindery services are offered at a reasonable fee.  Students may take their theses, dissertations, long essays, and project work to this unit for binding.

Past examination questions To make past examination questions accessible to all they have been digitized and are available online.  Fill this form to make a request for them.

Reference management software  Mendeley Institutional Edition and EndNote X8 are available for download through the library. Ask your Subject Librarian for more information

Library Instruction  The library offers bibliographic instruction to students and faculty. This may either be on request or at the instance of your subject librarian. There are campus-wide library instruction sessions or workshops periodically on topics relevant to you which you would be required to sign up for.


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