Social & Behavioural Sciences Liaison Liasion

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Introduction
Welcome to the University Of Zimbabwe Libraries Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Library Section. The Information and Knowledge Management Specialists for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Liaison Office play a key role in liaison between the Faculty, students and the library. Our fundamental task is to synchronize communication between the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences with the library to provide support for teaching, learning, and research.
The important functionality of section is liaising between the Faculty, faculty administration, lecturers and students. In particular, liaison will serve as an information resource on policies, services, and resources, contact person for a library related question, provide discipline specific instruction, reference and research consultation. Liaison develops collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the students and faculty, serve as a resource for information on scholarly communication and communicate changes in library services and resources.

 

Mrs T Sibanda

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Location: Diamond Lecture Theatre Offices  

Ground Floor, Diamond Lecture Theatre

University of Zimbabwe          


 

Mr B Mutape

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Location: Research Commons Office

Main Campus Library

University of Zimbabwe

  

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Training Services

The Faculty Librarians offer the following training sessions to individuals and groups

1. E-Resources (Online searches and Information Retrieval)

2. Electronic Reference Management 

3. Research Impact Tracking

4. Strategies to increase research visibility and discoverability

5. Literature Searches

6. Information and Digital Skills training

7. Researcher Profiling

 

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Ethesis and Dissertations

Ethesis and Dissertation

 

How to find a Social and behavioural Science thesis in UZ Libraries.

 

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences thesis https://ir.uz.ac.zw/handle/10646/770

 

Masters and doctoral theses that have been submitted to UZ are, for the most part, available electronically through the UZescholar Institutional repository (https://ir.uz.ac.zw/handle/10646/585)

 

UZ theses can be found through searching the repository by issue date, author, title and subject. Alternatively use a community search including the title of the community for example “Faculty of Social Studies e-Theses Collection".

 

In general, UZ Libraries does not keep Undergraduate theses although departments often keep their own copies but these are not reflected in the Libraries' catalogue.

 


Referencing and Citation

 

Referencing

 

Academic student are expected to advance knowledge by building on the work of other people but in a manner that is honest and accurate in creating and communicating all academic products (Academic Integrity). Plagiarism involves the use of someone else's creative works such as research, writings and ideas and presenting them as your own. This is a dishonest act and considered a serious offence by the University of Zimbabwe. It may lead to a fail mark on an assignment or even expulsion from the university.   To avoid plagiarism, it is important to provide proper citation and referencing of the sources used in scholarly work.

There are a number of citation styles that can be used for referencing. The Social and behavioural Science Faculty uses the Harvard citation style and the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. For tutorials on using the citation styles in order to avoid plagiarism, you can book an appointment with a Faculty Information and Knowledge Management Specialist.

 

Reference Management

 

Students can also receive training on using open reference management software Mendeley from Faculty Information and Knowledge Management Specialist. This reference manager and academic social network can help you create and manage citations, organize your research, collaborate with others online, find relevant papers based on what you are reading and discover the latest research.

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