Sendut Library 1 & 2 :
Reference and Research Services
Reference and Information
Services are given to registered members of the Library. Among the services
Reference queries and information, Reader Education, research workshops
and sessions, KRISALIS training, access to electronic information and
databases, newspaper cuttings and Company Reports. Queries may be e-mailed
Entertain queries and information research and retrieval
The objective of this
service is to assist Library users in searching and retrieving information
in their fields of interests and at the same time to bring to their
attention other relevent sources in their fields.
The objective of this
service is to assist USM students and other Library members to use the
Library and the Library resources effectively. Our activities are:-
Workshops on Information Research and Retrieval (For USM students and
other registered Library members only)
During each workshop
group of not more than 30, students will be exposed to Library skills. They
will be introduced to reference sources in their respective fields and the
most effective way of retrieving the needed information. They will also be
taught how to search information electronically via the CD-ROM databases and
online databases, foreign and local. Lecturers are encouraged to arrange
workshop sessions for their students.
Information Search Skills training sessions
(For USM students
sessions are planned for small groups of not more than 10 students. A
Reference Librarian will sit together with the group to formulate search
strategies and search the relevant Library resources in their respective
field/project/research. The Librarian will also instruct and assist the
group the correct way of looking up indexes and abstracts relevant to their
research as well as teach them how to write down their reference citations.
Students are encouraged to approach the Reference Librarians at the
Reference Counter on the second level, Main Library I to arrange for
This is a
service whereby you can access foreign and local databases by connecting to
information centre hosts overseas, as well as databases developed by the
Library. These services are located on level Hamzah Sendut Library 1.
Reference Service. This service is provided by the New Straits Times
Press (Malaysia) Berhad. It includes a database on news articles that are
published in the Groupâs newspapers - the New Straits Times/Sunday Times,
Berita Harian/Berita Minggu, Harian Metro and Malaysian Business; a database
of companies profiles; a database of public figures; a database of brief
information on foreign countries and a database of Malaysian states. This is
also a fee-based service and charges are according to the actual costs
incurred plus a RM1.20 service charge per search. You can do the search on
your own or ask for a Librarianâs assistance. Results of the search done by
a Librarian can be collected after 1 working day.
PALMOILIS is a database developed by Institut Penyelidikan Minyak
Kelapa Sawit Malaysia (PORIM). The database contains information on oil
palm, resource persons and personalities in the palm oil and fat industry in
SIRIMLINK is a database developed by Institut Piawaian dan
Penyelidikan Perindustrian Malaysia (SIRIM). This database contains
information on Malaysian standards, patents and quality procedures.
by the Library.
Bibliographic information on Universiti Sains Malaysia Staff Publications
Bibliographic information on the socioeconomic aspects of Malaysia, Brunei
Bibliographic information on the pamphlet collection in the Library.
Please approach our staff
at the Reference Counter on Level 2 Hamzah Sendut Library 1 for assistance.
collection and Company annual reports
Newspaper cuttings collection is available at the Reference Counter on
Level 2, Main Library I. Newpaper cuttings on selected topics can be
borrowed for a period of 2 hours only. The articles are selected from 4
local newspapers - the New Straits Times/Sunday Times, Berita
Harian/Berita Minggu, the STAR, Sunday Star and Utusan/Mingguan Malaysia.
The index for the collection is available at the Reference counter, Level
2 and the Reader Advisory Desk at Hamzah Sendut Library 1.
Company annual reports are available for 2 hour loan at Reference
Counter, Hamzah Sendut Library 2. Please approach Counter personnel for the
Industries and Science
Information Service (MIDAS)
service is specially tailored for the industries and trade communities in
the northern region of the peninsula. Special Library membership is offered
to employees of companies who wish their staff to use out Libraryâs
facilities. Small and Medium industries are welcomed. Membership is offered
at a fee.
special bi-monthly bulletin updating on the trade and commercial
information, product information, book reviews, recent additions of British
Standards to the Libraryâs collection, research information from USM and
current awareness service is inclusive in the membership. The Bulletin can
be accessed on the Internet.
All users must abide
by Rules and Regulations as stipulated by the Library. A copy of the Rules
and Regulations may be obtained from the Reader's Advisory Desk.
further information, please approach our librarian at the Reference counter
on the second level, Hamzah Sendut Library 1 or call extension number 3723 or email: