The Universiti Sains Malaysia Library organises Information Literacy Skills and Information Search Skills (subject based) Workshops for its academic staff and students.  All are welcome to join this free sessions/workshops are as follows:


for students, academic staff, members of USM Library
Time: 8.30 - 10.30 a.m.     Daily: Monday - Friday
Place: Electronic Information Service Centre (PPME)
           3rd Floor, Hamzah Sendut Library 1

Topics covered:
1. Introduction to Library Research
2. Reference resources: Abstracts and Indexes, Bibliographies, Dictionaries,
                                      Encyclopaedias, etc.
2. KRISALIS; USM Library OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
3. USM Library Electronic Information Gateway (Virtual Library) (
EbscoHost, ProQuest, JSTOR, Emerald,
ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Engineering Village 2, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, ISI Web of Knowledge, Springer LINK, FSTA, MathSci, Dissertation Abstracts, NSTP e-Media, PALMOILIS, SirimLink,LawNet, Index to Theses

 * Inhouse databases: Theses and Examination Question Papers, Newspaper Cutting
                                         USM Staff Publications (PKTA)
 * Subject Libraries: Arts, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences,
                                              Communication, Computer Sciences, Education,
                                              Humanities, Housing, Building & Planning,
                                              Industrial Technology, Management, Mathematics,
                                              Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, Social Sciences,
                                              Medical Sciences
    * Malaysian Links
    * Reference Resources
4. e-Books: SpringerLink, SIAM, Netlibrary, ebrary

5. Evaluation of information resources
6. Documentation/Citation styles
7. EndNote - Bibliographic Management Software (Every Monday)

Please register or make an appointment at the Reference & Information Service Counter, 2nd Floor, Hamzah Sendut Library 1.

Librarian facilitators:
Habsah Abdul Rahman
Husriati Hussain
Noor Anisah Khadiri

Mohd Ikhwan Ismail

For more information Literacy Skills & Information Search Skills Workshops conducted in the Engineering Library, Engineering Campus, please contact:

Norshuhada Saidin

For more information Literacy Skills & Information Search Skills Workshops conducted in the Hamdan Tahir  Library, Health Campus Kelantan, please contact:

Nik Asmak Nik Idris

 Information Search Skills (subject based) Workshops

Information Search Skills (subject based) Workshops will be run upon request from Dean/Lecturers of Schools/Centres of the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The Workshops of 1-2 hours can accomodate groups of 15-70 students and will be conducted in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Library. (Any other venue outside the Library will also be considered).

Please contact the following address for further details:
Reference and Information Division
Hamzah Sendut Library I
Universiti Sains Malaysia Library
11800 Penang
TEL : (04)6533888 ext. 3723
FAX : (04) 6571526