Yearly roundup: Changes in 2014

Here are some of the activities, programmes and changes that have been made in the year 2014:-

The Changes

  1. The newly renovated Serial Unit (2nd Floor).

    Serial Room

    Serial Room

  2. Facelift for LSDM Unit (1st Floor)

    LSDM

    LSDM

  3. We have extended the operating hour to 10.00 pm (Monday-Thursday).
The new library operating hour. We have extended the operating hour to 10.00 pm (Monday-Thursday)

New operating hours (Bestari Jaya Campus)

Library Activities

  1. APA Citation Classes and Services and Online Database Classes

    User Education Programme (Bestari Jaya Campus)

    User Education Programme (Bestari Jaya Campus)

  2. Library activities with Sekolah Agama Integrasi Bandar Baru Kuala Selangor.
  3. Suhakam’s Human Rights Debate 2014
    Activities

    Activities

     

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MEET YOUR LIBRARY LIAISON

What is a library liaison?

A library liaison is a librarian who has been designated the formal contact person between the Libraries and a specific faculty or department in UNISEL and he/she is the best go-to source of the Library.

What are the primary roles?

The primary role of a library liaison is to provide communication link between the library and the academic community. The entire library liaisons in UNISEL Library, therefore, are experts in Libraries’ collections, resources, services and policies. They are also expected to understand the information needs of his/her unit and to represent those needs within the library.

Who are the library liaisons in UNISEL Library?

Liaison Librarian

Liaison Librarian

 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of taking another person’s writing, conversation, song, or even idea and passing it off as your own.

Source: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/whatisplag.php

 Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use:

  • another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
  • any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings–any pieces of information–that are not common knowledge;
  • quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
  • paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words

When you write a research paper, you have to explain where you got your information. Some of the ideas you use will be your own, but many will have come from information you have read and people you have interviewed about the topic. To explain where the information comes from, you have to give (cite) the source correctly.

Sources:

http://library.nd.edu/help/plagiarism.shtml
http://www.concordia.ca/students/academic-integrity/plagiarism.html

Why cite your sources?

  •  To give your writing credibility. You show that you have gathered ideas from worthwhile sources.
  • To help the reader. You enable the reader to go and check and read those sources if he/she so wishes.
  • To protect yourself from plagiarism. When you cite all your sources, no one can say that you stole or copied ideas from someone else.

Source: http://www.concordia.ca/students/academic-integrity/plagiarism.html

Christian Science Monitor www.csmonitor.com

Christian Science Monitor http://www.csmonitor.com

— For more information on plagiarism, kindly contact the Reference Librarian.

Citation: its significance

What is citation?

According Wikipedia, citation can be defined as a reference to published or unpublished sources (not always the original source). Citation also known as information about a publication book, journal article, video, etc.), that allows someone to identify and locate that publication. More