Frequently Asked Questions

A “predatory journal” is a academic journal which has no peer review system and no editorial board as well as ask huge publication charges from researchers. The first whistle for predatory journals and publishers popularly known as Beall’s list. This was a blog titled ‘Scholarly Open Access’ maintained since 2012 by Jeffrey Beall who is an academic librarian at the University of Colorado in Denver.  In January 2017, this blog has been shut down and removed all its content from the platform. Currently, the list is available in web archive (https://web.archive.org/web/20170111172306/https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers). The criteria for determining predatory open-access publishers defined by him is available at https://beallslist.weebly.com/uploads/3/0/9/5/30958339/criteria-2015.pdf  But, the Beall’s list is continuing by an anonymous postdoctoral researcher. This list is available at https://beallslist.weebly.com and updated. There is another name ‘Stop Predatory Journals’ is available at https://predatoryjournals.com/publishers that is built and maintained by an independent group. One more list name Cabell's list (available at http://www.cabells.com) and the criteria considered for evaluating a suspected journal are available at http://www.cabells.com/blacklist-criteria

 

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal (Wikipedia, 2018). Please click on this link to explore: https://osu.libguides.com/c.php?g=110226&p=714742

Research4Life is the collective name for the five programmes – HinariAGORAOARE, ARDI and GOALI– that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to scholarly, professional and research information.

Two aspects may happen in this situation; if you don’t have enough references, readers may consider that you haven’t done enough research into existing literature and another one is if you have too many references, readers may think that you did not perform original research. Therefore, researchers should perform a complete literature review to find the most relevant articles related to their research and cite them as well.

Mendeley  is a citation management tool. It is a desktop and web program produced by Elsevier. This tool assists you to collect and organize citations. You can easily insert these organized citations into your document as well as modify your references according to your desired citation styles. Patrons of EWU library can get the practical session of using this software. Please contact at Reference section to take your session.

You can find more details using this link https://www.mendeley.com/guides/videos

If library patrons are unable to get access to a certain full text article from subscribed E-resource databases then EWU library will assist them to get their desired articles. For more information click on this link http://lib.ewubd.edu/node/627

East West University Library welcomes purchase suggestions from faculty members, students, staff, or registered library users for enriching library materials which support teaching, study, and research at the University community.
Suggestions are reviewed by library committee because Library isn't able to purchase all requested books at a time. Before submitting a suggestion, please check online catalogue http://opac.ewubd.edu/ to determine if the item you need or wish to suggest has already in the library. Users are requested to place suggestions one semester before it will be required.
 
Please log in to your account and submit your purchase suggestions using this link http://opac.ewubd.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-suggestions.pl
 
 
 

Google Scholar is useful academic database that is freely available.To obtain the most relevant papers, you need to think beyond typing key words to get results. Google Scholar has many features that you can use to increase the effectiveness of your search. To learn about these features, please click on this link https://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html

Go to this link http://lib.ewubd.edu/e-journals You can find various databases based on different subjects. For instance; if you want to get article on global warming from Emerald database then you need to click on this link http://www.emeraldinsight.com/. After opening the main window of Emerald database, you can find searching option to get your required articles from various journal. If you want to know how to access Emerald database, click on this link https://www.google.com.bd/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0...

EWU Library introduced self renewal service for borrowed books, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM etc. The users who avail 7 days of borrowing facilities will be eligible to renew their borrowed library items for two days. Users are requested to follow the following steps to enjoy this service.

  1. Login to your account through http://opac.ewubd.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-user.pl
  2. Select your desired book for renew
  3. Click on Renew button

The due date will be changed accordingly. It should be remembered that one book can be renewed only one time for two days.

Back issues (2 months) of newspapers are preserved on Newspaper and Journal Section located at Block-B, Level-6 (opposite to EWU Library)

Any journal that is available over the Internet can be called an 'electronic journal' or 'e-journal'. Some e-journals are freely available; others have charging mechanisms of different types. Established publishers issue some; others are produced from an individual academic's office. For established journal titles, the numbers with electronic versions are growing rapidly. Most of the large journal publishers, particularly in the science and business area already produce electronic versions and there are now several thousand e-journal titles in existence. Some electronic journals can be accessed from some limited PC of EWU. Access may depend on the payment of an institutional subscription.

If a user lost a book he/she has to replace that item. If he/she failed to replace then he/she has to pay full replacement charge of the item. 

Anybody can search EWU Library online catalogue through its user-friendly pull down option that is in EWU Library home page. These options are linked to its location. Just click any of the databases to search. Follow the DDC number from concerned item in search result and find out from the respective shelf number.

A user can contact with library personnel physically, through phone or email. He/She also can contact using zoho chat available in library website (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm) and website feedback page. 

If a student has any valid cause to delay for returning materials, he has to proof the evidence i.e. medical certificate for any serious illness etc. In that case a student has to apply to the Librarian.

No Library materials may renew on the same day of deposit but may be issue day after that after producing it personally to library circulation desk. EWU Library introduced self renewal service for borrowed books, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM etc. for those users who avail 7 days of borrowing facilities will be eligible to renew their borrowed library items for two days. 

    For a student, his/her membership is valid up to the last date of the concern semester 

    There is a notice board for outside the main entrance of EWU Library. You may post their message for a short time. You should not attempt to post messages anywhere else in the library. 

    The library collection consists of following library materials:

    Types
        Quantity (as on January 2018)
    Books
      28,000+
    Copies
    E-Resources Database (Subscribed and Registered)
      40+
    Databases
    Print Journals /  Periodicals/ Magazines
      100+
    Titles
    Reports/ Thesis
      1800+
    Titles
    CD / DVD ROMs
      2400+
    Copies
    Online Journals
      45,000+
    Titles
    National Newspapers
      18
    Titles
    MPHRGD collection
      1100+
    Copies
    e-books
      1,04,000+
    Titles
    Digital library collection
      2000+
    Titles
    Institutional Repository collection
      2000+
    Titles
    Other EWU Publications
      600+
    Copies

     

    All of the subscribed e-resources of EWU Library are accessible from University premises without any username or password. Only HINARI, AGORA and OARE database require username and password to login in these databases. You are required to come in EWU Library and contact Library personnel to get access to these three databases. Most of the subscribed databases are also accessible from outside the EWU campus through MyAthens Service. To get this remote access service, you need to register yourself through MyAthens Registration link (Library membership required).

    How many books and other library materials  can I borrow at a time?

    Types of Patron
    Maximum Number of Loan
     
    Length of Loan / Duration
    Books
    CD/DVD
    Adjunct  Faculty Members
    5 books for each course
    2
    1 semester
    Adjunct Faculty of Pharmacy
    5 books for each course
     
    2
    1 semester
     
    Faculty Members
    5 books for each course
    2
    1 semester
    Faculty of Pharmacy
     5 books for each course
    2
    1 semester
    Graduate Student
    2
    1
    7 Days
    Graduate Student of Pharmacy
    2
    1
    7 Days
    Staff Member
    2
    1
    7 Days
    Teaching Assistant
    2
    1
    One for semester & another for 7 days
    Undergraduate Student
    2
    1
    7 Days
    Undergraduate Student of Pharmacy
    2
    1
    7 Days

     

    You need to registrar yourself through this link. After submitting the filled up form, you will be redirected to Information Literacy Registration Form which is mandatory for activating your membership. Here you need to upload your photo. Then you are required to present your tuition fees money receipt of current semester at Library Circulation Desk of EWU Library.