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Register now! IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting (23 August 2018)

3rd Update!!!
Closing date for registration is today 17 August.

Registration will be close at 5.30pm Malaysian Time (2 hours from this post).
Once closed, registration link will be non-functional and new registration will not be entertain.


2nd Update!!!
New Dateline for Registration: 17 August

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We look forward for more international/ASEAN participation.


1st Update!!!
Dateline for Registration: 10 August

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Good day!

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting – Information Literacy in the ASEAN Region and Beyond.

Please join Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section, for a day-long basic training opportunity related to information literacy teaching in libraries. Topics will include instructional design, teaching strategies, assessment, and ongoing professional development. The satellite meeting will be structured as a collaborative and interactive workshop. Lunch and break snacks will be provided. There is no fee to participate.

Title  : Information Literacy in the ASEAN Region and Beyond
Sponsor  : IFLA Information Literacy Section
Host  : Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date  : 23 August 2018
Time  : 9:00AM – 16:00PM
Maximum Attendance  : 50 people
Fee  : None

After attending the satellite meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Approach information literacy teaching from an instructional design perspective.
  • Adopt the mindset of a reflective practitioner.
  • Work collaboratively with community partners on a shared vision of information literacy.
  • Identify needs for future professional development.

For more detail, please refer following poster.


IFLA ILS Satellite Meeting

URL Link for online registration is here:


UniKL to host 2 IFLA programme this August

2 IFLA event

This August, UniKL will host 2 IFLA event at UniKL Chancellery. The said event are:

1. IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting
Date: 23 August (Thursday)
Time: 09.00AM – 16.00PM
Venue: Senate Meeting Room, Level 29 UniKL Chancellery

2. IFLA Delegate Local Library Visit: Half-day Walking Tour
Date: 30 August (Thursday)
Time: 09.00AM – 12.00PM & 02.00PM – 05.00PM
Venue: Tunku Azizah Knowledge Centre, Level 14 UniKL Chancellery

Stay tune! We will share more update from time to time.

Elsevier Quiz: Engineering Academic Challenge 2016


Engineers, let the games begin!

When to Play

October 10 – November 13

Join the Engineering Academic Challenge and compete with thousands of engineering students from hundreds of institutions around the world.

Solve 5 real-world questions about a trending engineering topic for 5 weeks.
Get to the highest ranks on the leaderboard and win great prizes!

Register to Play

How to Play

Solve 5 Unique Weekly Problem-sets

The Engineering Academic Challenge is an immersive interdisciplinary problem-set based competition built around 5 transdisciplinary themes including Future of Energy, Future of Making, Future of Medicine. The first problem-set will go live on Monday, October 10.

On every following Monday for 5 weeks – until Sunday, November 13 – a new problem-set of questions will be posted.
Watch the webinar on how to play the Challenge.

How To Win

Get to the top of the leaderboard

Use Knovel and the Engineering Village platform database Compendex to answer real-world questions about a trending engineering topic each week. Get to the highest ranks on the leaderboard and win great prices! Weekly winners will be announced each week, and grand prize winners will be announced at the end of the 5 weeks.

Alternatively, visit UniKL Library website to access for Knovel and Engineering Village platform database. Contact your respective librarians, should you encounter any problem to access the database.

Register to Play

Top 7 online tools that provide journal recommendation to researchers

Here are useful online resources that provide journal suggestions or recommendation to researchers.

1. Elsevier Journal Finder
Elsevier® Journal Finder helps you find journals that could be best suited for publishing your scientific article. Powered by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine™, Elsevier Journal Finder uses smart search technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to match your article to Elsevier journals.

2. IEEE Publication Recommender
Search 170+ periodicals and 1500+ conferences. Compare critical points such as Impact Factor and Submission-To-Publication Time. Get all the key data about IEEE publications at a glance.

3. Springer Journal Suggester
Search over 2,500 journals (Springer and BioMed Central) to find the most suitable journal for your manuscript. Easily compare relevant journals to find the best place for publication.

4. Edanz Journal Selector
Edanz is a Hong Kong-based company that provides fee-based services to authors such as copyediting and letter writing. One of its services is a journal finder, at the moment this service is currently free on their website. Among other services described here, this one appears to have the broadest coverage.

5. Journal Article Name Estimator (JANE)
This service originates in the Netherlands. It is limited to journals included in Medline, a database published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Thus, it’s limited to biomedical sciences journals. This one offers an alternative search method to entering your article’s title and abstract — you can enter keywords in a simple search box.

6. Cofactor Journal Selector
This service originates in the UK. Established for two years and has over 50 freelance editors. This one offers an options menu to find journals that match your requirements.

7. Journal Guide
JournalGuide is a free tool created by a group of software developers, former researchers, and scholarly publishing veterans at Research Square. A growing journal database across all academic fields that search, filter, sort and compare journals from more than 46,000 titles.

After all, the best way to become familiar with the top journals in your field is to:

  1. Read may articles in your area of study and take note of where the best ones are published.
  2. Consult with senior colleagues in your department.
  3. Consult with an academic librarian.

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Need help finding a good journal for your next paper? try these resources

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Choosing the right journal for your research

Upcoming Event: 18-20 October International Research Conference and Innovation Exhibition 2016

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE AND INNOVATION EXHIBITION 2016 is an international event organized by Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (UniKL-MITEC) in collaboration with Johor Port Authority (LPJ).




USR Program: Book Donation Drive to Kampung Perigi Acheh Mini Library

Assalammualaikum wb.t & Good Day.

Dear all,

With great pleasure, we would like to announce that UniKL MITEC Al-Ghazali Learning Hub in collaboration with UniKL MITEC Student Development Section, UniKL Library and Duta Jauhar 3.0 are in the midst of raising funds to purchase books/reading materials/bookshelf for our CSR project  “Mini Library” for Perigi Acheh Community.

Fundraising period is from 6 Sept.  – 29 Sept. 2016. The handover of books/reading materials/bookshelf will be held in October 2016 . Details as follows:


Therefore we would like to ask for your kind support to donate new/used books for the benefits of these community. You may also opt to donate cash which is more encouraged to help the development of the mini library (perpustakaan desa).

To donate, kindly liaise with the following person from each campus library.

Library Name Person In-charge Email
Mrs. Ida Noriana
Mrs. Norlizawati
Mr. Khairil Izwan
Mrs. Noorafizah
Mr. Shazali Sarip
Ms. Nurhayati Muzik
Mrs. Suhaila Ishak
Mr. Mukhzani

May the little deeds that we do can help the needy and Insya Allah the reward is abundance.

Thank you.


Infographic: 5 Tips to Improve the SEO for Your Article

Original post by: Helen Eassom (Author Marketing)

Did you know that more than 50% of traffic to Wiley Online Library comes directly from Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines? You can play a key role in optimizing the search results for your article, helping others to find, read, and ultimately cite your work. We’ve put together this infographic which summarizes five top tips for increasing your article’s search engine discoverability.


Infographic: 5 Tips to Improve the SEO for Your Article

Related post:
How to promote your work using off-page SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Search Engine Optimization and Your Journal Article: Do you want the bad news first?

Online Quiz: Elsevier Online Quiz

Assalamualaikum and Good Day,

Kindly be informed that UniKL Library in collaboration with Elsevier are conducting Elsevier Online Quiz 2016.

Find link as per follow:

Elsevier Quiz

Terms & conditions:

  1. This quiz is only open to the students, faculty and staff of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL).
  2. By submitting an entry form, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.
  3. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Quiz period and chosen by Elsevier’s internal panel of judges. Decisions of the Panel will be final and binding in all respects.
  4. All winners will be notified via email by 25 November 2016 and a current and valid email address is required in order to claim the prizes. Prize collection must be made from the winner’s institution.
  5. All prizes are non-transferable. Cash will not be awarded in lieu of a prize, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or similar value at its sole discretion.
  6. Elsevier (Sponsor) reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant that it deems to be in breach of these Official Rules.

Thanks and regards,
UniKL Library

Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

What is SJR?











As stated in the card, SJR weights citations based on the source they come from.The subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. SJR also normalizes for differences in citation behavior between subject fields. Further, SJR is calculated by SCImago Lab and developed from Scopus data.

SCImago is a research group from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares, dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualization techniques.

How can you access and use SJR in Scopus?

try it in Scopus button

In Scopus there are 4 main places to find a title’s SJR calculation (click on images to enlarge):

  1. The <Browse Sources> page

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2. The Journal Homepage

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3. From the <Source> tab when using the <Analyze search results> feature, and

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  1. The <Compare journals> tool

Let’s look more closely at the <Compare journals> tool (click here to watch the quick video clip). This tool allows you to gain a more complete analysis of the journal landscape. You can select up to 10 journals to upload into graphs for comparative analysis; and then compare the titles using a variety of metrics, including SJR. For example, if you are trying to identify the best and most prestigious journal to publish in, this tool offers helpful insights by allowing you to compare SJR calculations and trends for a set of journals at one time.

To further illustrate how this works, let’s say you are looking for journals relating to Lung Cancer. Go to and:

  1. Click on <Compare journals>
  2. Search for “Lung Cancer” in the search box
  3. Select the journal titles you want to compare
  4. As you make your selections, the graphs will populate

From here, you can see the SJR values for your selected titles over time and compare the titles against each other. This graph can help answer questions like: ‘Is there a journal that seems to be on the rise?’ or ‘Is the journal with the highest value trending upward, maintaining or seem to be declining?’ The graphs give you a bit more visual insight into the measurements over time compared to a table or a singular value.  You can even zoom in to look at a smaller window of time. NOTE: you can also compare the titles based on other metric values, such as SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) and IPP (Impact per Publication), which will be discussed in future posts.

Where can you find SJR values outside of the Scopus platform?

SJR is a publicly available metric and can also be attained outside of the Scopus platform. Here’s how you can access SJR values from outside of

  1. Download the Scopus Source List and find the SJR values from 2013 to 2015 listed in columns I, L and O
  2. Go to search the entire collection of journals covered by Scopus, along with their SJR, SNIP and IPP metrics going back to 1999.
  3. SCImago site:

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Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

UniKL Library Online Video Tutorial

As social media become increasingly popular, UniKL Library has taken an initiative turn to sites such as YouTube to promote our video tutorials to provide the best guides for our users in using our library resources.

What advantages you will gain through Online Video Tutorials?

  • Can view the video at any time & anywhere.
  • Users are able to learn on demand and when they are motivated.
  • Helpful for users who wish to learn independently, rather than asking for directions.
  • Users can stop for breaks and to repeat sections as needed.
  • Reduce time spend at the library or meeting with librarians to get assistance for your research.
  • Make the information more memorable through the visuals such as video.

 Check out our video tutorial now!!!

 1) How To Access UniKL Library Web OPAC


How To Access UniKL Library Web Opac - YouTube

How to Access UniKL Library Web OPAC

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2) How To Access UniKL Library Online Database

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How to access online resources subscribed by UniKL Library

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