Introduction Information literacy for postgraduate students The Internet and research

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Introduction Information literacy for postgraduate students The Internet and research Using the library for research Accessing quality information Managing your references Avoiding plagiarism in your thesis writing. The library was established in April 2002 and currently - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Introduction Information literacy for postgraduate students The Internet and research Using the library for research Accessing quality information Managing your references Avoiding plagiarism in your thesis writingThe library was established in April 2002 and currentlylocated at level 1 & 2 KWSP Building. The branch library at Ulu Pauh Campus was officiated on 28th December 2009.Information literacy skills is one of the key set of determined generic skills for postgraduate studentsHelen Fallon and Mary Antones, 2007Internet offers huge information resources for researchers and studentsOnline contents are accessible via web based platformOpen access contents are accessible freely via the InternetGoogle Books, Google Scholar, Blogs, etc.Pubmed, ScienceDirect, Springer, etc.Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), repositories(ROAR), digital archives, etc.Google Scholar uses the Google search engine to search for scholarly materials, such as research papers, preprints, theses, books, and reports, coming from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, repositories and universities sites. Users can have complete access to full text content of scholarly materials displayed on Google Scholar as long as UniMAP Library subscribed to the resourcesThe library is offering access to more than 85,000 e-books and 9,000 e-journals via the InternetThese contents are published by prominent academic publishers, commercial aggregators and professional institutionsSubscription cost for e-journals is almost RM 2 million per yearAccess to web resources is available through our information gateway @ http://mylib.unimap.edu.myRemote access facility via EZProxy server at UniMAP Library allow users to access to digital library resources anytime, anywhere as long as you are connected to the InternetRegistered users are required to enter their username and password for authentication purposeLogin to UniMAP Library website at http://mylib.unimap.edu.myClick on e-Resources buttonEnter username and passwordClick on login buttonJanuary 2010E-journals @ the library are publisher based contentsListing of subscribed e-journals from various publishers are available onAll full text databases offered two types of searching mode;Basic SeachAdvanced seachUniMAP Library subscribes to many full text databasesSubscriptions are based on selected segments (e-journals / e-books / reviews and many others)Users are not able to acquire complete full text contents of the whole databasesPresent subcription includes content coverage from year 1996 to current yearContent coverage from 1996 and backward is sold separatelyRequest full text content from Interlibrary Loan (ILL) serviceFree-based serviceRequest are forwarded to local universitiesE-mail item details to rujukan@unimap.edu.myE-books at UniMAP Library is exceeding 90,000 titles Books especially handbooks provide background and theoretical informationThe library also provide access to 36,000 printed books in addition to e-booksAccess to 5,000 engineering booksIs limited for January December 2010onlyAccess to full text contents from Year 2000 (publication year) up to2009.Research findings indicate that in all fields,cited proceedings are younger than cited literature in general, suggesting that proceedings are a medium of more recent knowledge than are all types of literature in general.Conference papers are also available on open access platforms via institutional repositoriesIt is much easier and faster for researchers to share their scholarly work with others through Institutional Repositories (IR)http://www.opendoar.org/http://roar.eprints.org/http://mylib.unimap.edu.myThe library subscribed to ProQuest Digital Theses Full Text (PQDT)Only includes theses produced by students at American UniversitiesFull text theses are also available from ETHOS offered by various educational institutionsPQDT Open is a new service provided by ProQuest, which also has the fee-based ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. The PQDT Open can be used to find full text of over 3,000 open access dissertations and theses free of charge. The authors of these dissertations and theses have chosen to publish as open access http://dspace.mit.edu/For more information, please contact:Mazmin Mat AkhirSenior LibrarianPhone: 04-9798777Email: mazmin@unimap.edu.my

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