Welcome to Makerere University's Institutional Repository (Mak IR). Mak IR was formerly called Uganda Scholarly Digital Library (USDL). Mak IR is a collection of scholarly output of by researchers of Makerere University, including scholarly articles and books, electronic theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports and digitised library collections. It is the official Institutional Repository (IR) of Makerere University.

!!! Caution about Phishing Email !!!

Please be warned about a phishing email from someone with the following email address (maklib2021@gmail.com) sending “Request copy of document” emails to students whose dissertations have already been approved in the repositories to resubmit them to this personal Gmail account (maklib2021@gmail.com) with a message that states as follows:

A copy of the email reads:

"Dear Student, We are currently integrating your dissertations into the System. Please resubmit your report on maklib2021@gmail.com before graduation. Thank you."

Please, do not send your dissertations to this personal Gmail account (maklib2021@gmail.com) because it does not belong to Makerere University Library or the Mak IR Team and we are not integrating students’ dissertations into any other system of Makerere University. If you have any questions concerning any “Request copy of document” message, please contact us using the institutional repository email address (makir.mulib@mak.ac.ug).

Copyright Information:

For information about the publishers' copyright policy on archiving your articles online or in an institutional repository, visit the Sherpa Site at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php The site gives a summary of the permissions normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement. If you wish to publish your research findings in Mak IR, please contact Makerere University Library at makir@mulib.mak.ac.ug for details. Mak IR operates both open access and closed access models. Access to fulltext has been restricted in adherence to the Makerere University Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Copyrights policies.

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Africa Portal is an online repository of open access library collection with over 3,000 books, journals, and digital documents on African policy issues. This is an initiative by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Makerere University (MAK), and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). Please visit the Africa Portal at http://www.africaportal.org/library.

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