It is interesting to know that, when you think you know it all, it is not actually the deal. Today was exactly that. I felt that today’s lecture at the library was indeed a fruitful one. I thought that I have heard and known plus experienced the most of what the Tun Sri Lanang library had to offer was dead wrong. I realized that the wealth of information in PTSL is beyond comparison. It was interesting to note that UKM is indeed one of the fast-moving and ever-growing varsities around. In order to become better, UKM is constantly making improvising and bringing it to greater heights. The one way it does it is through the library. I am grateful to our beloved lecturers for giving us the chance to taste and try out ways to find more information though our library portals. This would indeed help a great deal to us subscribers because we tend to want information by our finger-tips. Thanks to the very detailed and also hands-on presentation done by one of the library personnel, I felt rewarded just by being there. Many online databases on searching for information was shared and discussed during the lecture.
For example, during the introduction about online journal search engines and also online libraries and online books, one interesting site that was introduced was ProQuest. ProQuest is the premier online library. The ProQuest online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals, newspapers and research, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986 – one of the largest online content repositories in the world. Below is a video on ProQuest and how you can use ProQuest to help in your own research.
Another Journal search engine is of UKM’s very own library search engine called Gemilang. Below you would get a preview of how to use this marvellous search engine to make your search a hassle-free one. With just a punch of a few keys, you will find what you are looking for. What is more interesting is that, even when you are out of the UKM vicinity, would still get the chance to access the portal with a valid ID.
Below is another video on how to access full text journals from the UKM TSL library that has been subscribed by UKM. This portal is very useful and I myself have used it before when I was doing my undergraduate research and thesis.
I truly learnt a lot during the short and very indebt session. I felt like I knew it all as I said before but I was amazed by the wealth of knowledge gained afterwards. I would like to end with a video on some library quotes. It’s interesting to see that scholars too have put the library a top notch priority. Enjoy!