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DATABASES ON TRIAL AND LIBRARY NEWS


DATABASES ON TRIAL

             SciVal Trial until 14 December 2017

We wish to inform you that all staff and students of UTAR can now access to Elsevier’s SciVal. It is an online tool that offers quick, easy access to research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide. It enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyse research trends.

All users will have to register with a username and password.
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             ERUDITION Chinese Classic Ancient Books (中國基本古籍庫) Trial until 30 November 2017

Please be informed that all staff and students of UTAR can now access the following online resource that is on trial access:

ERUDITION Chinese Classic Ancient Books (中國基本古籍庫) database currently includes 10,000 titles in 12,500 editions from the pre-Qin period through to the Republican period. All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image, and in some cases between different editions of the text. The texts are divided into four sections: Philosophy and Science, History and Geography, Art and Literature, and General Works; each of these is split up into 20 major categories, which in turn are divided into 100 minor categories.

3 concurrent users only
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LIBRARY NEWS
           Library Closed for Public Holiday

Please be informed that in observance of Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday, both the Main Library (Kampar Campus) and the Mary KUOK Pick Hoo Library (Sungai Long Campus) will be closed on

Friday (1st December 2017)

Normal library opening hours will resume on Saturday (2nd December 2017).

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Posted date : 20 November 2017


           EMERALD’s Academic Writing Month

We wish to inform with you that Emerald has identified this month as their “Academic Writing Month(#ACWRIMO and #ACWRI). To support the academic writing/research community, Emerald has pulled together their key author guides and some useful articles at their website:

http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/promo/academic-writing-month.htm

This includes links to some of their free writing guides and also some relevant Emerald Insight content/ articles, which can be accessed for free for the whole month of November. They have also provided some new content – a blog post and a podcast. You may follow them on social media!

Posted date : 17 November 2017


           Scopus Database Training at Sungai Long Campus

UTAR Library is organising a training session for the Scopus database. Details are as follows:

Date : 30th November 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 10.00am – 12.00pm (2 Hours only)
Venue : Computer Lab KB404, 3A Floor, KB Block, Sungai Long Campus
Speaker : Ms. Ling Yu Lang | Training Consultant | Research Solutions | Elsevier

The training is aimed at providing common tools and methods to evaluate the impact of research. By using Scopus, you can:
»

Search for publications of an institution and view the publishing output and collaboration affiliations for these publications.
» Compare the publication activity of various institutions in a particular subject area.

Training content:


i) Use Scopus for literature searching (download pdf & export citation)
ii) Use Scopus for paper publishing


Find sources (journal/ conference proceedings) indexed in Scopus and their performances (CiteScore)
Introduce New Feature: Elsevier Publishing Campus
iii)

Use Scopus for evaluating author's research performance: h-index, correct author's publication profile, etc

All academic staff, Master and PhD students are welcome and encouraged to attend. As seats are limited, reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register online to avoid disappointment.

For further enquiries, please contact Pn Suraya or Pn Zuliana at 03-90860288 extension 707 / 708 or email to surayayu@utar.edu.my / zuliana@utar.edu.my.

Posted date : 16 November 2017


           Science Direct Training at Sungai Long Campus

Please be informed that the Library is arranging a Science Direct training for academic staff and students at the Sungai Long Campus. Details are as follows:

Date : 30th November 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 2.00 – 3.30pm (1 Hour and 30 Minutes)
Venue : Computer Lab KB404, 3A Floor, KB Block, Sungai Long Campus
Speaker : Ms. Ling Yu Lang | Training Consultant | Research Solutions | Elsevier

Science Direct offers a search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content. In addition to sophisticated search and retrieval tools, Science Direct includes content integrated from a variety of external sources in the form of audio, video and datasets. It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that users can stay informed in their fields and can work more effectively and efficiently.

Training content:


1.

Tips to search for more relevant results – fully utilize the innovative content (both journals and eBooks) for your scholarly needs
2. Personalized recommendation feature – be updated on the area that you are interested in
3.

Science Direct Topic Pages – provide concept definitions and subject overviews for researchers who want to expand their knowledge about scholarly and technical terms

All academic staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff and students who are interested in attending may register online.

For further enquiries, please contact Pn Suraya or Pn Zuliana at 03-90860288 extension 707 / 708 or email to surayayu@utar.edu.my / zuliana@utar.edu.my.

Posted date : 16 November 2017


           Guide to Getting Publishing – Emerald Publishing

We wish to inform you that the Library is organising a talk on the “Guide to Getting Published”. Details are as follows:

Date : 21st November 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 2.30pm – 4.30pm (2 hours only)
Venue : Lecturer Room KB520, 5th Floor, KB Block, Sungai Long Campus
Speaker : Mr. Elvin Cheah | Business Manager | Emerald Group Publishing


Kindly refer to attachment for contents of the presentation. This talk is especially useful for those who wish to improve their success rate in getting their research published in international peer-reviewed journals. Please click here to Register Now!

For further enquiries, please contact Pn Suraya or Pn Zuliana at 03-90860288 extension 707 / 708 or email to surayayu@utar.edu.my / zuliana@utar.edu.my.

Posted date : 14 November 2017


           Gentle Reminder: NO Reservation of Seats in the Library

This is a gentle reminder that reservation of seats in the Library is not permitted. According to the Library’s Rules and Regulations, belongings left on tables and chairs for more than 30 minutes may be removed by Library staff. The Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal items left in the Library.

Your cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Posted date : 21 February 2017


           Update Library Account Contact Details

The Library seeks your cooperation to update your email address and mobile phone number in your library account in the Virtua Library System. For step-by-step instruction on how to update your contact details, please click on the guide.

Why is it important to update your contact details?




To allow you to receive email alerts on the due date of a book you had borrowed. This is to avoid incurring overdue fines.
The Library System will automatically send you an email reminder 3 days before a book is due.


Once the book is overdue, another 5 courtesy overdue emails will be sent to your email account every alternate day.


If your book is overdue, you will not be able to renew the book online. You must come to the Library to pay the overdue fine before you can borrow any books from the Library.


However, you are advised not to rely on email reminders/overdue notices as they are just courtesy reminders. Non-receipt of library reminder notices cannot be used as an excuse to request for waiver/reduction of library charges/fines.

For more information on how to update your contact details, please see our Reference Librarian during library opening hours.

Posted date : 2 February 2017


           Day Use Lockers Available at the Main Library, Kampar Campus

The Library has provided 50 lockers for use by library patrons. This is available without any charges but on a first come first served basis.

The keys can be obtained from the library staff on duty at the check-point. To make use of these lockers, users have to surrender their student/staff Identification cards. ID cards will be retained until the keys are returned. Users who lose the locker keys will be fined RM20.00.

Please take note that any items left overnight in the lockers will be removed and sent to the Department of Safety and Security (DSS).

Posted date : 1 December 2015


           Document Delivery Service for Staff with Research Projects Registered at UTAR and
               all Postgraduate Students

The Library is pleased to announce that to enhance our Document Delivery Service, staff with research projects registered at UTAR and all postgraduate students can now obtain free copies of articles/papers that have to be purchased from another library.

Maximum number of paid articles per year, subject to approval :


PhD students (Registered as UTAR Student) – 2 paid articles
Masters students (Registered as UTAR Student) – 1 paid article

However, this does not apply to those having research projects with special funding for Document Delivery Service (DDS).

For copies of articles/papers where the Library can obtain without any payment, there is no specified limit.

Procedure For Request
Staff with research projects registered at UTAR and all postgraduate students may request online for copies of articles/papers. If a copy of the article/paper has to be purchased, the Library will request the staff or postgraduate student concerned to obtain relevant approval:



Staff with research projects registered at UTAR have to obtain approval from the Principal Investigator
Postgraduate students have to obtain approval from their supervisors

Upon obtaining approval, the Library will proceed to purchase the article/paper for the requestor.

Please email to library@utar.edu.my if you require further information.

Posted date : 12 June 2015


 

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