Featured Guide

How to Search and Locate a Book in the Library

Step 1
Browse. If you are using the library for the first time, try to browse and look around the library to familiarised with the library layout.

Search the OPAC. UNISEL Library OPAC helps users to search and principally to locate books and other material available at a library. The OPAC is located at the Circulation Counter.

How to search using the OPAC

Note down and Locate. When you found the book you want in the catalogue, write down the call number and any other information about the location of the book. Follow the signs in the library, then the labels on each shelves and the label on each book to locate your book. The label on every book is called Call Number.

Call Number
Call Number

Didn’t find what you are looking for? Just browse the shelves. By picking random books  you might find another book that might interest you.

For checking out book(s), kindly proceed to the Circulation Counter.

Featured Guide

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.



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

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