(Repost) WhatsApps: 400 Million Stories

By Friday, February 21, 2014 , No comments


A few short years ago, my friend Brian and I set out to build a messaging service with a single focus: best possible user experience. We bet that if our team of engineers could make messaging fast, simple, and personal, we could charge people directly for the service without having to rely on annoying banner ads, game promotions, or all those other distracting “features” that come with many messaging apps.

Today, we’re proud to announce that because of you, WhatsApp has reached a milestone that no other mobile messaging service has achieved: 400 million monthly active users, with 100 million active users added in the last four months alone. This isn’t a count of people who just registered for WhatsApp – it’s the number of people who are actively using the service every single month.



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Literature Searching Using Online Databases

By Monday, February 17, 2014
ATTENTION TO ALL POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS!!

Not enough information for your writing? Do not know how to get the right articles? Where to get journal articles?

Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak will organize a session on “Literature Searching Using Online Databases”. Grab this opportunity to learn on how to search and get the information more effectively.  Limited to 30 persons only!

Venue: Bilik 1, Pusat IT, PTAR 1
Date :  20 February 2014(Thursday)
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Participants: 30 persons


ONLINE DATABASES a quick guide on online resources subscribed by the library, accessing from different locations, searching, importing and printing.
 
Web of Science-
1.1    Literature searching – search by author, journal title, subject, key word, affiliation, article title
1.2    Journal ranking using Journal Citation Report
1.3    Research impact -  impact factor, citation, H-Index
1.4    Export to EndNoteX7 or Mendeley
 

Scopus -
1.1    Literature searching – search by author, journal title, subject, key word, affiliation, article title
1.2    Journal ranking using SJR & SNIP
1.3    Citation Analysis
1.4    Export to EndNoteX7 or Mendeley

Other Online databases: Proquest, SAGE Research Method Online, Science Direct and any databases upon request.

For those who are interested to join the class, please contact :

Puan Siti Rohayu Bt Mohd Yusof - Librarian / 03-55211706 sitirohayu@salam.uitm.edu.my
Encik Shahrol Nizam -Librarian / 03-55211705, sharol8720@salam.uitm.edu.my



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Books on research method : e-readings for you via SAGE Research Method Online

By Friday, February 14, 2014 , No comments
Have you tried using an online database titled SRMO or SAGE Research Method Online to find books? 

This online database consists of 175 pages of contents from books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, major works, journal articles, Little Green Books, Little Blue Books and videos.  Designed mostly for those in the social sciences, this e-reading and reference will help researchers, lecturers and students answer their research methods and research design questions.  

You may find it by clicking the Database icon in our PTAR Portal. Registered users accessing from outside the campus will have to sign in using Easy Access

To know the titles of resources contained in the database, please click here SRM List of titles in PDF

To get a glimpse of what SRMO offers, just click on the selected topics provided here.  Please take note that the list is not comprehensive, you may want to explore more topics that you like by searching the database yourself. Users from off campus must sign in to get result from the links.

Research Question
Literature Review
Literature Search
Research Design
Research Methodology
Qualitative Research
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Research
Quantitative Methods
Research Proposal 
Research Ethics
Data Collection

How to search the contents

You may search by using authors, editors, keywords, titles, methods and types of resources. Here I am using mixed method as the keyword, and SRMO has returned 2044 hits, sorted by Relevance. I may also choose Title or Publication date as my preference in result listing.


Next, say i want to find readings or find cases using mixed methods in the field of Education.  So I use the Refine by Subject Areas on the right column, check the subject box on Education, click on Go and the result returned is 27.

I further refine by checking Interview from the Refine by Method Map terms and hit the Go button.  You can check more than one subject in the list though, and I wish SRMO could have provide more subject options for us to choose.


Well I now have 8 results listed with link to fulltext articles for me to choose and read.  Isn’t that easy? 

Do explore all the functions available.  

Try signing in for Method List to gather all your results or see other member’s result list. Or explore Methods Map to discover the relationships between methods and get the content related to them.  

According to SRMO, the Methods Map is an exciting and innovative visualization tool that can be used to discover  relationships between methods, to discover new methods and to find content related to them. We believe that these functions are particularly useful to new researchers.


Till then, happy trying!
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UiTM New Campus (PFI)

By Tuesday, February 11, 2014 , No comments
Kerajaan sememangnya sentiasa prihatin dalam hal ini. Kerana itu kita melihat kerajaan melalui UiTM terus menyusun strategi agar kampus-kampus cawangan yang baharu dapat dibuka dengan seberapa banyak yang mungkin. 

Sehingga kini jumlah kampus UiTM secara keseluruhannya adalah sebanyak 35 buah merangkumi seluruh negeri. Namun untuk membina satu-satu kampus secara serentak dimerata-rata tempat memerlukan perbelanjaan yang besar dan tidak mungkin mampu ditanggung oleh kerajaan. 

Sesungguhnya kerajaan yang prihatin dan sentiasa mendahului rakyat sentiasa berusaha bagi memastikan keperluan rakyat khususnya akses kepada pendidikan sentiasa diutamakan.

Oleh kerana itu melalui strategi Inisiatif Pembiayaan Swasta (PFI) projek pembinaan kampus-kampus cawangan baharu UiTM dapat dilaksanakan. Menjelang 2014 sebanyak enam kampus cawangan baharu akan disiapkan. 


Kampus-kampus tersebut adalah Kampus Puncak Alam Fasa 2, Kampus Samarahan 2 di Sarawak, Kampus Jasin di Melaka, Kampus Pasir Gudang di Johor, Kampus Seremban di Negeri Sembilan dan Kampus Tapah 2 di Perak. 

Manakala enam buah kampus cawangan lagi dijangka dapat digunakan menjelang 2015. 

Kampus-kampus tersebut adalah Kampus Mukah di Sarawak, Kampus Dengkil di Selangor, Kampus Rembau di Negeri Sembilan, Kompleks Alam Bina dan Seni Reka di Puncak Alam, Selangor, Kampus Raub di Pahang dan Institut Latihan UiTM di Negeri Sembilan.







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(repost) UiTM Rangkul 2 emas

By Friday, February 07, 2014 , No comments

SHAH ALAM – Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) menutup tirai acara Judo kategori lelaki apabila berjaya merangkul dua daripada lima pingat emas pada hari kedua kejohanan Sukan Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (SUKIPT) 2014 di Dewan Sri Budiman, UiTM Shah Alam, pagi tadi.

Ahmad Taufek Abas Seram (UiTM) dalam acara Judo kategori atas 100 kilogram menang mudah menentang Hanis Harani dari Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) kurang dari sepuluh saat selepas loceng dibunyikan.

Strategi bertahan oleh Daniel Anthony Kiob (UiTM) hingga ke saat terakhir tidak sia-sia apabila diumumkan sebagai pemenang pingat emas bagi kategori bawah 81 kilogram mengalahkan Mohammad Hadi Musa dari Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Sementara itu, Mohd Amirul Fikri Mohd Roslan (UiTM) berjaya merangkul pingat gangsa bagi kategori bawah 60 kilogram.

Majlis Sukan Matrikulasi Malaysia (MSMM) yang pertama kali menyertai SUKIPT memenangi pingat emas bagi kategori bawah 73 kilogram dengan mempertaruhkan Hung Wei Pin.

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Video "Look Back" Bahagian Perkhidmatan Akademik dari Facebook

By Thursday, February 06, 2014 , , No comments
Video berdurasi 1 minit ini memaparkan foto, foto yang dikongsi, komen pada 4 tahun yang lepas. Walaupun tampak ringkas, ianya cukup memberi kesan kepada pengguna Facebook di seluruh dunia. Nikmati video yang dihasilkan oleh team Facebook



Lanjutkan bacaan di pautan ini juga;

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(Repost) Facebook Looked Completely Different 10 Years Ago — Here's What's Changed Over The Years

By Thursday, February 06, 2014
Happy 10th birthday, Facebook!

If you've been a loyal Facebook user since the beginning, you might remember how drastically different the site used to look. If not, we've got you covered.

From a private social network for Harvard students to the mammoth site that it is today, Facebook has evolved its design and capabilities accordingly.




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Kelas Online Database Search Technic @ IPSis


Kelas Kemahiran Penyelidikan oleh Puan Siti Rohayu di IPSis

Pada 29 Januari yang lalu, Puan Siti Rohayu bersama pembantu perpustakaan BPA telah pergi ke Intekma Resort di block 8 (IPSis) bagi membuat Kelas Online Database kepada pelajar-pelajar PhD disana.

Antara modul yang diberikan selama 3 jam bermula dari jam 10.00 pagi hingga 1.00 petang adalah;
#1- Pengenalan Online Database di PTAR
#2- Teknik pencarian maklumat
#3- SCOPUS & ISI
#4- Mendeley & Endnote

Bagi mereka yang berminat untuk membuat kelas kemahiran bersama pegawai BPA, boleh isi borang tempahan online disini: Borang Kelas Kemahiran Penyelidikan

Happy research!


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