Welcome to the University of Zimbabwe Library Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment liaison page. This page has been designed to assist and guide students and staff with information that will support activities associated with teaching, learning, research, community service, innovation and industrialization. The Information Subject Specialist for the Faculty plays a key role in liaison between the Faculty, students and the library. Listed are e-books, e-journals, open access resources, training services, theses, and referencing and citation. You can use this guide to explore resources relating to Engineering and the Built Environment by using the above tabs to find library resources and services.
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What are Open Access resources?
Open Access refers to resources that are freely available for viewing and/or use. Open Access is part of a continuum ranging from completely closed, subscription/purchase only access to completely open, no barrier publishing. Open Access is not related to the quality of materials or the peer-review/non-peer-review status of the publications.
Open Access materials can be excellent resources to supplement online library materials. Many scholarly and peer-review journals have opened their back issues as open access, and others have converted partially or totally to open access for all issues.
While Open Access materials are, for the most part, still under copyright by their creators, most academic and educational use is permitted without permission.
Selected Open Access Resources
Open Access Journals Databases
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Elsevier A-Z Directory of open access Journals
- Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
- Wiley Open Access
Open Access Books Databases
UZ Open Access Resources
Training services Tab
- Reference Management-referencing, citation and use of electronic reference management software Mendeley and discipline specific citation styles.
- Literature discovery– identifying research topics; planning and performing a literature review; running effective searches using e-resources and staying up to date with chosen research topic.
- Tools for research Collaboration– using writing collaborative tools such as Google Docs, literature searching collaborative tools like Mendeley, ResearchGate and Academia and using tools for connecting with other researchers.
- Research Impact tracking– Use of citations and alternative metrics to track research impact using tools such as Google Citations and Social Media metrics
- Strategies to increase research visibility and discoverability– how to increase the visibility of research outputs through the use of institutional repositories; sharing preprints, establishing online researcher profiles and using social media for research.
- Publishing in reputable journals– selecting a book publisher and selecting a journal, differentiating predatory, accredited journals, and Open Access routes to getting research output more visible and citable.
- Research Communication– the training equips researchers on how to communicate their research to a broader audience so as to achieve optimum impact of research findings. It also explores the various ways in which research can be shared.
Available trainings can be booked here: https://forms.gle/zkeJRkE1JphNG92f7
Masters and doctoral theses from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment are available in the Special and Digital Collections Section of the Main Library and online through the University of Zimbabwe Institutional Repository (UZ eScholar).
You can also use the direct link to the University of Zimbabwe e-Theses.
The use of appropriate referencing and citation techniques is encouraged for students, researchers and staff so that they can achieve academic integrity by adhering to standards of academic writing and avoiding plagiarism.
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment uses the Harvard Citation Style. There are many variations of the Harvard referencing style. The Library trains using the Harvard cite them right edition. Visit the link below for an introduction to Harvard (Cite them right) referencing style:
For individual or group sessions on using the citation style, book an appointment with the Subject Information Specialist on the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Reference Management
Students and staff can receive training on using Mendeley from Faculty Subject Information Specialist. Mendeley is an open source reference management software used to manage to manage referencing and citation. With Mendeley Reference Manager you can store, organise and search all your references from just one library.
This reference manager and academic social network, collaborate with others online, find relevant papers based on what you are reading and discover the latest research.
Visit the following link for a guide on how to use Mendeley
A Getting started with Mendeley video tutorial is also available on YouTube for your assistance.
For training you can book an appointment on the email provided below:
Featured books in our Print collection
A textbook of Machine Drawing by
Call Number: TJ230 DHA
Fundamentals of structural analysis with computer analysis and applications by Roy Sujit Kumar and Chakrabarty Subrata
Call Number: TA 645 ROY
Principles of Electrical Engineering and Electronics by Mehta V.K and Mehta Rohit
Call Number: TX 145 MEH
Rock Mechanics for Underground mining by Brady B.H.G and Brown E.T
Call Number: TA 706.B73 BRA
Mechanical engineering( Conventional and objective type) by Khurmi R.S and Gupta J.K
Call Number: TJ 159 KHU
Principles of hazardous marials management 2nd edition
By Roger D. Griffin
Call Number: TD1040.G75 ROG
Handbook of chemicals and safety by Dikshith T.S.S
Call Number: TP 150 S.24 DIK
Thermodynamics: An engineering approach by Yunus A Cengel and Michael A Boles
Call Number: TJ 265 CEN
Faculty specific Resources
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Below are faculty specific resources i.e. e- journals and e-books that are available and accessible via the University of Zimbabwe library website. Visit the link library.uz.ac.zw to view and use the resources.
Click on any of the databases listed in order to start accessing e-journals and e-books available for the Faculty Engineering and the Built Environment
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For remote access please log in here: https://uz.remotexs.co