Programme Information | SULTAN ABDUL SAMAD LIBRARY

Programme Information

The Information Literacy Programme aims to educate and assist users to effectively utilize all facilities, services and information sources offered by the library.

This programme is divided into 3 categories:

  1. Library Orientation Sessions
    • New postgraduate students
    • New undergraduate students


  1. Scheduled Classes
  • Tuesday Class
  • Program E-Resources Awareness: Your FYP Preparation
  • Information Skills Class (Bachelor/Diploma/Foundation Studies)
  • Online Database Training by Publishers


  1. Classes on Request
    • Min 5/group – physical class
    • Min 3/group – online class


Applications can be made via the Request Form below:

Information Literacy Programme Request Form



Modules offered:

  1. Introduction to the Library
  • To introduce various types of library collections, services and facilities to cater the information needs


  1. Online Public Access Catalogue (KOHA WebOPAC)
    • To guide users on how to search printed and non-printed materials in the library collection
    • To learn on how to check patron record
    • To learn on how to perform  online reservation and renewal


  1. Information Search Strategy
    • To educate users on how to apply the strategic searching skills effectively
    • To explore various information sources provided by Library and others
    • To critically evaluate information and its sources


  1. Online Databases
    • To learn on how to search for information using online databases subscribed by UPM


  1. Mendeley : Basic
    • To learn on how to use Mendeley in organizing and managing  citations and references


  1. Turnitin (Instructors & Students)
  • To learn on how to use Turnitin in order to check the paper authenticity
  • To avoid plagiarism among UPM community


  1. Citation Indexed Journal (CIJ)
    • To check the journal status indexed in Scopus, Journal Citation reports (JCR) and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
    • To identify the journal rankings and metrics
    • To learn on how to use journal finder for searching suitable journal

Updated:: 22/05/2023 [khairul_zul]


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