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The Education library Faculty Liaison page has been designed to assist students in the Education sector as well as the academics. The aim is to provide them with relevant information sources which they can consult for learning and research purposes. Listed are e-books, e-journals, new print books, open access resources, training services, theses, and referencing and citation. Students are welcome to navigate these via the library website .


E-Books

You can access e-books on education via the UZ library website. You click (http://www.library.uz.ac.zw) and then under e-resources you click  Campus access. This will give you two options access to e-books and access to e-journals. Click e-books. Below is a selection of databases recommended for topics related to  Education.The databases provide access to both electronic books as well as electronic journals. You can choose to search for book collections only: If you are off campus you select off campus option.

JSTOR

Ebsco e-Books 

Wiley Online Library

Proquest EBook Central   (formerly Ebrary)

 


E-Journals

There are relevant   e- journals to education. Which are accessible via the UZ website . You click (http://www.library.uz.ac.zw) and then under e-resources you click Campus access. This will give you two options access to e-books and access to e-journals. Click e-journals. Below is a selection of databases recommended for topics related to Education.

African Journals Online (AJOL)
EBSCO Host Research Databases
JSTOR
Taylor and Francis Journals
Wiley online library (Humanities and Social Sciences)


Open Access Resources

Resource Brief Description
CORE ORE (https://core.ac.uk/) aims to aggregate all open access research and facilitate unrestricted access to research. It allows users to check more than 66 million open access articles.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) DOAJ (https://doaj.org/) is a "community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals."
EBSCO Open Dissertations OpenDissertations.org ( https://biblioboard.com/opendissertations/) is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs that brings an innovative approach to increasing traffic and discoverability of ETD research.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) DOAJ (https://doaj.org/) is a "community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals."
Elsevier Open Access Journals Elsevier Open Access Journals (https://www.elsevier.com/open-access/open-access-journals) provides peer reviewed articles published in open access journals by Elsevier.
Google Scholar Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/) provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts.


Training Services

The Education library staff is ready to provide the following training services to all students and academics.
.   E-Resources use and application
•    How to search literature effectively
•    Plagiarism, Referencing and Citation
•    Evaluating Information for assignments and theses
•    Electronic Reference Management
•    Research Data Management

e-Thesis and Dissertations
Masters and doctoral theses from the Faculty of Education that have been submitted to UZ Library are available electronically via University of Zimbabwe e-Theses (https://ir.uz.ac.zw/handle/10646/771) or through the UZeScholar Instutional Repository (https://ir.uz.ac.zw/). Access is 24/7.


Referencing and Citation

Referencing (also known as citation) is the practice used to acknowledge the sources you have used in writing up your assignments or projects. It includes in-text citation and a reference list that you compile at the end of your essay or assignment. Referencing enables you to refer to, or borrow from, the work of other individuals without being accused of plagiarism. The Reference list is an alphabetically arranged list of the items you have cited in your essay. All items should be listed alphabetically by author, regardless of format.

Education uses the APA style (American Psychological Association). Check out the APA –referencing guide. https://libguides.murdoch.edu.au/APA.