Do you know?

By Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Hello there,

Are you aware that UiTM post-graduate students are entitled to book loan of 60 books per PhD student for 28 days AND 40 books per Masters student for 28 days?

You may also renew for another 28 days, and the good thing is that renewal can be done online under the conditions that renewal be done before the due date and that no one else has reserved the title. Check the guideline here
What more, you can make online reservations via WebOPAC  for titles which are being borrowed by someone else.  Take note of the due date and location of the book though,  and check the Digital Library  for  My Reservation Status.  You will have to collect the book at the corresponding location.

Lending transactions is carried out using self-check machines or at the circulation counter and you need to bring your student card.

Till then, do make good use of library resources!

Web of Knowlege Discovery Quiz - Malaysia Winners

By Tuesday, December 20, 2011
We would like to congratulate all the winners of Web of Knowledge Discovery Quiz-Malaysia, the result of which was announced last week.  Special congratulations  to Miss Sobia Qazi and Miss Nabilah Mustapa from Universiti Teknologi MARA from all of us in Research Support Division, PTAR.  To all of our patron, do look out for quizz announcements at PTAR portal from time to time.  Even if you do not win prizes through the quizzes, we believe the exercises will benefit you in terms of your literature searching skills.

And the winners are...

First Prize: Apple iPad 2 with WiFi, 64GB
Ms Nasreen BADRUDDIN, Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Second Prize: Apple iPad 2 with WiFi, 32GB
Mdm Raja Noor AINON, University of Malaya

Third Prize: Apple iPad 2 with WiFi, 16GB
Mr Ahmad Afif BIN AZMI, Universiti Sains Malaysia

4GB Thomson Reuters Thumb Drives
Quiz 1: 4 – 17 October 2011
1) Mr Amirul Hafiz MOHD NASIR, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
2) Mrs Mahfuzah MAT SHAARI, Perpustakaan Hamzah Sendut
3) Mr ONG Kee Huat, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Skudai

Quiz 2: 18 - 31 October 2011
1) Mdm Aliah ISMAIL, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
2) Mr CHUA Shing Chyi, Multimedia University
3) Mr Zainor Ridzuan YAHYA, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Quiz 3: 1 – 14 November 2011
1) Ms Sobia QAZI, Universiti Teknologi Mara
2) Ms Nirmala Devi MOHANADAS, Multimedia University
3) Dr CHUA Kek Heng, University of Malaya

Quiz 4: 15 – 28 November 2011

1) Ms Nabilah MUSTAPA, Universiti Teknologi Mara
2) Ms CHING Fei Ern, University of Malaya
3) Mr Umar NIRMAL, Multimedia University

To read more on the announcement please visit

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Exam Paper UiTM 2005-2010

By Tuesday, December 13, 2011 , , No comments

Exam Paper 2005 - 2010 need to login Electronic Question Paper System-EQPS (use staff id / student id) or

Knovel University Challenge

By Wednesday, December 07, 2011 , No comments

62% of the world's top universities and 80% of the top engineering schools in the United States provide access to KNOVEL because it helps students find and apply reliable data faster and get up-to-speed on real world issues that arise in the workplace.


The Pinnacle Of Information!

By Tuesday, December 06, 2011 , No comments

IMAGINE one-stop access to all the information you ever wanted on Research, Development & Commercialisation (R,D&C) activities in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)!

IMAGINE a life-long learning system that facilitates users to personalize management and one that promotes networking and collaboration and provides innovative means of sharing knowledge!

IMAGINE instant access to information related to research & development that helps you multiply innovative effort and create new possibilities.

IMAGINE no more. It's right here in the!

Register HERE


Make Your Mark in Science 2011

By Thursday, November 24, 2011 , No comments

You are invited to MAKE YOUR MARK IN SCIENCE in the first annual championship challenge powered by Wiley Online Library as it marks its First Year Anniversary. 

There are altogether three challenges – ONE, TWO and CHAMPIONSHIP in four main subject categories with FOUR Apple iPad 2 and many attractive prizes to be won. 

Challengers are welcome to enroll into more than one subject category. 

more: HERE


TAHNIAH kepada Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar menerima Ijazah Kedoktoran di Jerman

By Wednesday, November 23, 2011 , , No comments

TANGGAL 18 November lalu memahat sejarah yang cukup besar bagi Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) apabila Naib Canselornya, Datuk Prof. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar menerima anugerah Ijazah Kehormat Kedoktoran dalam bidang kejuruteraan dari Universiti Stuggart, Jerman.

Ia merupakan penghormatan kepada Dr. Sahol terhadap pencapaian beliau dalam kajian saintifik dan teknikal menerusi bidang kejuruteraan hidrolik dan teknologi baru dalam pengurusan sumber air. Lebih membanggakan, Dr. Sahol menjadi orang Asia dan rakyat Malaysia pertama yang menerima anugerah yang dianggap cukup berprestij dan membanggakan dalam sistem pengajian tinggi di seluruh dunia.

Meskipun anugerah itu lebih kepada pencapaian peribadi, namun bagi Dr. Sahol, beliau mendedikasikannya kepada UiTM apatah lagi ia diterima ketika beliau berada di kerusi Naib Canselor universiti tersebut. Menjadikan anugerah itu cukup manis kerana beliau sendiri adalah bekas pelajar UiTM.

kredit: Utusan Malaysia

more: HERE


Blog Tenaga Pengajar Muda UiTM

By Tuesday, November 22, 2011 , No comments


Blog ini bukanlah blog rasmi biasiswa skim tenaga pengajar muda uitm.Ia hanyalah blog khas untuk memberi sebarang maklumat mengenai tenaga pengajar muda samada untuk yang baru nak apply,yang dah apply dan yang berminat mengenainya.



For more information on sessions in PTAR 1, please call Cik Rohayu 
03-55211706 or  En Sharol Nizam 03-55211705 

For more information on sessions in FSPU Library, please call Puan Shahidatul 03-55444392 or En Farabie 03-55444824

For comment, please click HERE


Majlis RAPAT 1 Malaysia

By Wednesday, November 02, 2011 , No comments

Assalamualaikum w.b.t dan Salam Sejahtera

Kesatuan Kakitangan Umum Universiti Teknologi MARA (KKUUiTM), Institut Perkembangan Minda Selangor (INMIND), Kelab Pembantu Perpustakaan UiTM, JASA dan Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia dengan segala hormatnya menjemput ahli-ahli Kesatuan Kakitangan Umum Universiti Teknologi MARA (KKUUiTM) menghadiri Program ini pada:

Tarikh :  03 November 2011(Khamis)
Masa  :  08:00 pagi hingga 01:00 petang

SEMUA dijemput hadir, sekian terima kasih.



By Thursday, October 20, 2011 , No comments

Hari Mesra Pelanggan: Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak 2

By Monday, October 10, 2011 , No comments

[UPDATE 10/10/2010]

Tarikh : 11 Oktober 2011 - 12 Oktober 2011
Masa   : 9.00am - 4.30pm
Tempat : PTAR 2

JPSP scope: Taklimat & Latihan Penggunaan SCOPUS, ISI Web Of Science


How Social Media Has Changed Us?

Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen social media galvanize thousands over politics, create as many industries as it has destroyed, and offer an abundance of visual and audio entertainment. But has all this incredible change actually changed us, or just the world we live in?

Below are some areas in which social media has had lasting, and arguably permanent effects on the ways in which we live. The question is, are these changes all for the better?

Child Literacy.

It stands to reason that children who read and write more are better at reading and writing. And writing blog posts, status updates, text messages, instant messages, and the like all motivate children to read and write. 

Last month, The National Literacy Trust released the results of a survey of over 3000 children. They observed a correlation between children’s engagement with social media and their literacy. 

Simply put, social media has helped children become more literate. Indeed, Eurostat recently published a report drawing a correlation between education and online activity, which found that online activity increased with the level of formal activity (socio-economic factors are, of course, potentially at play here as well).

read more: HERE


The Top 25 Librarian Blogs!

1. Never Ending Search – Winner of the “Best Librarian Blog” category for the 2009 Edublog Awards, this blog-version of the School Library Journal updates librarians and book geeks with social networking tips and interesting literature-related videos. SLJ is internationally known as “the world’s largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology” for youth.
2. Bright Ideas –  Runner-up for the “Best Librarian Blog” award, this blog is written by the School Library Association of Victoria, and educates readers on how to use technology in schools and libraries.  Also included on the site are various audio tools, and book reviews.
3. The Daring Librarian – This blog was the second runner-up as the “Best Librarian Blog” for the 2009 Edublog Awards. Posts are unique, colorful, and entertaining, and cover all aspects of librarian issues such as technology news and tips, Facebook, Twitter, and politics.
4. The Dewey Blog – Yes, there is even a blog dedicated to Dewey Decimal Classification systems. Readers get weekly updates on how to catalog certain book items on library shelves. You can’t get more librarian than this!
5. No Shelf Required – Blogger Sue Polanka from Wright State University Libraries writes specifically on the use of e-books in libraries, and discusses various related issues such as licensing, and the latest business models.
6. Social Networking in Libraries – This blog is packed full of lists, videos, and technology facts comprised by librarian/network marketer AnnaLaura Brown. Some of the posts include “50 Ways Librarians Can Make A Living Without a Job,” and “A to Z of Libraries of the Future.”
7. Peter Scott’s Library Blog –  Authors, books, international libraries, and technology news are only some of the post topics included on this blog. Author Peter Scott is not only the creator of the first electronic browser for Internet resources (HYTELNET), he is also a musician and Juno Award winner.
8. Resource Shelf – These daily posts are dedicated to the latest in librarian news, statistics, and topics concerning budgeting and staffing issues, and technology. The group of authors who write on this blog also produce a weekly newsletter.
9. What I Learned Today –  Coined as one of the Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers for 2007, author/writer/library association member Nicole C. Engard educates readers on librarian issues, and provides weekly updates on the latest in news and technology.
10. The Travelin’ Librarian – Although this blog focuses on various issues and topics concerning the future of libraries, such as copyright laws and technology, author Michael Sauers, who is the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission, still manages to make his posts personal and entertaining by including comics, pictures, and videos.
11. The Law Librarian Blog – This blog is written by a group of authors who are employed in a variety of  librarian fields. Posts are based more on statistical facts and polls, with a specific focus on law.
12. The Association for Library Service to Children Blog – Humorous, entertaining, and also informative, posts on the blog are dedicated to the latest in library news, lectures, and programs. The ALSC serves as a network of more than 4,200 librarians, children’s literature experts, publishers, and faculty members.
13. Library Link of the Day – The main page may not look like much, but each day the author posts one link to a book or library news article in a simple, yet unique format. Blogger John Hubbard is a Senior Academic Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
14. Library Garden – This blog is a great discussion medium for those who feel flustered about the future of libraries. Topics can be political, (such as the latest in budget cuts), and also cover the latest in technology issues concerning eBooks and iPads.
15. In the Library with the Leadpipe –  Full of interviews, statistics, and information, readers of this blog can get educated on various political and technological issues affecting the future of libraries. The blog is written by six different librarians as well as various guest authors.
16. A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette –  These posts range from how prepare for job interviews, comical tips on how to keep your library quiet, or how to entertain your students. (For instance, if students are drifting off during your library instruction class, the blogger suggests that you can always “lower the lights, turn up the heat, and consider getting a mentor to coach you through the intricacies of mass education.”
17. Tame the Web – This blog serves as an educational tool for librarians itching to learn more about the latest in librarian and technology news.  The posts are interactive, informative, and entertaining, and various pictures and videos are included in the content.
18.  Librarian By Day – Both informative and entertaining, this blog is authored by librarian/teacher/book nerd Bobbi L. Newman. Newman has presented at various local, national, and international library conferences concerning the use of digital services in libraries.
19. TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home – With a specific focus on technology and ebooks, this blog is a great site for those who want to learn more about technology, and how it is changing the future of libraries. The blog’s history goes back all the way to 1992, and posts are written by a number of different authors.
20. The Blah, Blah, Blah Blog –  Posts on this blog tends to have more of a focus Florida libraries because it is written by the staff of the Northeast Florida Library Information Network. However, this blog is still a great resource for any American librarians who want to get the latest updates on workshops, seminars, and webinars.
21.  Closed Stacks – Posts on this blog are as entertaining as they are informative. Written by a group of bloggers who all work in the librarian field, posts tend to have more of a focus on the latest in technology and social media news, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
22. Handheld Librarian – This blog educates readers on the latest in “handheld” computer news, as well as a number of different issues concerning the future of libraries. The several authors of this blog work in various library-related fields, so the post topics are diverse and can range from digital libraries and librarian tips, to iPads and iPhones.
23. The Shifted Librarian – This blog is full of interesting history facts, related librarian articles as well as some personal pictures.
24. Connie Crosby – Authored by a Canadian law librarian and “info diva,” posts range from social media topics, legal research, and technology issues. This blog won a Canadian Law Blog Award in 2008, and was also a finalist for the same award in 2007 and 2009.
25. David Lee King – With more of a personal edge, David Lee King’s blog focuses on the future of digital technology and libraries, as well as the latest news, statistics, and trends in social media and politics. King currently works as a Digital Branch and Services Manager at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, but he is also a musician and songwriter.

Siri Jerayawara Informasi Perpustakaan Bersama Fakulti Sains Gunaan

By Tuesday, September 13, 2011 , No comments

Program Jerayawara Informasi Bersama Fakulti Sains Gunaan akan diadakan seperti ketetapan berikut:-

Tarikh     : 14 September 2011 (Rabu)
Masa       : 10.30 pagi sehingga 01.30 petang
Tempat   : Dewan Seminar Bangunan SAAS

Jerayawara informasi adalah satu program di mana pihak perpustakaan bergerak secara berkumpulan mengunjungi fakulti-fakulti, pusat dan bahagian yang terdapat di UiTM bagi menjalinkan hubungan baik dan kerjasama di antara pihak perpustakaan dan pihak fakulti, pusat dan bahagian.

Antara objektif utama program ini adalah untuk mempromosikan perkhidmatan dan kemudahan yang disediakan oleh perpustakaan kepada warga UiTM, dan berkongsi maklumat bersama pihak fakulti berkaitan sumber-sumber maklumat yang sesuai dan diperlukan oleh fakulti  untuk membantu sistem pengajaran, pembelajaran dan penyelidikan fakulti berkenaan.


Web of Knowledge Discovery Quiz - Malaysia

By Tuesday, September 06, 2011 , No comments
Selamat Hari Raya & Selamat Menikmati Keamanan di Negara Merdeka - Malaysia!

We would like to invite all registered users of Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak, UiTM to participate in Web of Knowledge Discovery Quiz - Malaysia.  Please visit for further details. 

The quiz will start on 4th October and end on October the 30th, so have fun exploring WoK for advance knowledge and to accelerate the discovery. 

Who knows you might be the lucky one to walk away with Apple iPad 2 with WiFi, 64GB ! or Apple iPad 2 with WiFi, 32GB or Apple iPad 2 with WiFi, 16GB.

-Asmah Maaroff-


Plagiarism and PhDs: how to deal with copying

By Monday, August 15, 2011 , No comments

It may seem counter-intuitive but postgraduates are more likely to commit plagiarism than undergraduates, according to information obtained by The Independent under the Freedom of Information Act.
Twice as many postgraduates were guilty of plagiarism at the University of Glasgow as undergraduates in the academic year 2008/9. Figures released by the university show that 0.26 per cent of undergraduate students committed plagiarism compared to 0.57 per cent of all postgraduates.
Other research supports this. A report by the JISC (Joint Information System Committee) estimated in 2008 that an average of 1.19 per cent of postgraduate students are involved in cases of plagiarism, compared to 0.67 per cent of undergraduates.
The JISC report suggested this was because “plagiarism is simply treated as a more serious issue at postgraduate level”, resulting in more cases being recorded formally. Although this may be the case, our statistics suggest that there may be more to the disparity.
It seems that, in the Glasgow figures, a higher proportion of international students commit plagiarism and, when compared to undergraduates, a larger percentage of the postgraduate population is made up of international students, resulting in a larger proportion of postgraduate students being found to have committed plagiarism.
The figures from the University of Glasgow show that 1.76 per cent of all overseas postgraduate students from outside the EU committed plagiarism, compared to 0.11 per cent of all postgraduate students from the UK. Furthermore, around 25 per cent of the postgraduate population at the University of Glasgow came from outside the EU, compared to 3.5 per cent of their undergraduate population.

According to Aled Dilwyn Fisher, the Students’ Union general secretary at the London School of Economics, cultural background influences the way that students approach the question of copying material.
“Many cases involve students who have experience in other countries’ educational and cultural environments where different referencing systems are used – or, indeed, where no referencing systems are used at all,” says Fisher who sits on the college’s board that judges plagiarism cases. “These candidates often have absolutely no intention to deceive. There are usually language difficulties involved.”
He remembers advising one student who was looking up the definition of “plagiarism” in their native language when he met them. “They had no idea that they had done something wrong,” he says.
Since 2004, an independent body, The Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), has been established to receive complaints from students, and has found itself getting a lot of complaints about plagiarism.
“More than one-half the plagiarism-related postgraduate complaints come from international students with citizenship outside the European Union, whereas less than one-third of undergraduate complaints about plagiarism come from this source,” says Rob Behrens, who is head of the OIA.
Alison Bone, a principal lecturer at the University of Brighton, who has published many articles on plagiarism and assessment practices, says: “A great many Asian students have been taught very differently to British students. Their perception of education is that you sit and listen to the teacher and replicate what was said. That’s just their view. They think the more you reproduce the work of experts, the better it is.”
With this in mind, you might expect that Asian students would receive less advice about plagiarism from their own universities than British students do. But that is not necessarily the case.
[read more: HERE]


NEW! We made it even easier to add research articles to your ResearcherID (RID) account!

By Thursday, August 11, 2011 No comments

NEW! We made it even easier to add research articles to your ResearcherID (RID) account!. From Web of Science, search, choose and click – that's all it takes to move articles into your RID account. Try this out now!

Step 1
If you have a RID account, please sign into Web of Knowledge platform. Do a simple search (for e.g your name) to find your own articles. (If you do not have an RID account, please register a free RID account using the "Sign In" button)

read more: HERE


Announcement: NEW EZaccess ID and Password

By Wednesday, August 10, 2011 No comments

Note: In an effort to increase network security, password and ID for EZAccess has been changed effective August 09, 2011. 

username: student no.
password: i/c no without hyphen (-)

For Staff please contact your respective librarian at your nearest faculty/campus library for new password or you may contact JSP Librarians HERE

Top 100 Chemists 2000-2010 Ranked by Citation Impact (among those with 50 or more papers)

By Monday, August 08, 2011 No comments
The top 100 is intended to celebrate the achievements of chemists who achieved the highest citation impact scores for chemistry papers (articles and reviews) published since January 2000. Thomson Reuters published the table in support of the International Year of Chemistry.

1Charles M. LIEBER
Harvard University
2Omar M. YAGHI
University of California Los Angeles
3Michael O’KEEFFE
Arizona State University
Scripps Research Institute
University of California Berkeley
6Richard E. SMALLEY†
Formerly Rice University
7Hongjie DAI
Stanford University
8Xiaogang PENG
University of Arkansas
9Valery V. FOKIN
Scripps Research Institute
[MS 1]
Peidong YANG
University of California Berkeley
11Benjamin LIST
Max Planck Institute for Coal Research
[MS 50]
University of Southern California
13Robert H HAUGE
Rice University
Harvard University
15Banglin CHEN
University of Texas San Antonio
Princeton University
17Mostafa EL-SAYED
Georgia Institute of Technology
Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia
19Michael S. STRANO
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
20Michael J. ZAWOROTKO
University of South Florida

source: HERE