The Science and Education Library (SEL) is found at the Busitema University Nagongera Campus located in Nagongera Town Council, Tororo district 26 Kms from Tororo town.
The library was constructed in 2003 with support from Merykens for the NTC which Busitema University inherited during her inception in 2007. The first Campus Librarian was Mr. Muhumuza Medard Emmy who presided over the library until his retirement.
The library serves over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students of programmes offered at the faculty both at Nagongera and at the study center in Tororo town in the areas of Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Education, Geography, Mathematics, Physics as well as Space science.
The Science and Education library is located on the Alice Makoola building which also houses the office of the Dean of the Faculty. The library is housed in a single rectangular room measuring approximately 12 meters wide by 26.5 meters long.
The library has favorable and conducive reading and research spaces as well as Computer workstations for users.
The library is open 08:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday to Friday and 08:00 am to 06:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The library remains closed on all designated public holidays.
Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Education Library (FSEL) of Busitema University. As we pursue excellence at Busitema University, the FSEL resides well with the Busitema University Libraries goals and objectives that are aligned to the University Strategic plan. Libraries are an essential part of the fabric of university life. They are essential spaces, where one can tread in and advantage themselves to a wealth of resources and services. Faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to our library spaces to study, collaborate, discover, and create.
Our library is committed to empowering the campus to achieve its goals of offering accessible quality training, research and innovation in order to produce educationists and leaders in the fields of Education and Science that meet the dynamics of the world by offering timely access to pertinent information resources for teaching, learning, research and innovation.
Our library is of a hybrid nature and is home to a diverse and extensive assemblage of academic and research resources that offer a wide range of physical and electronic resources to guide and ease your research, academic, innovation and community service endeavors. This vast collection gives you a multitude of perspectives on your field of study to quench your curiosity and discovery.
Our library staff are positive beings that are ready and available for you to meet your information and training needs that make your study and research manageable and simple. This team of staff is made up of talented, creative and skilled people who are committed to strengthening the learning and research initiatives on campus and actively collaborate with all stakeholders to collectively support the success of our students and faculty. Located at the Makoola house building housing the administration offices as well, the library is accessible and uniquely positioned to serve as an information hub for the university community.
Whether you are a new student just beginning your academic journey, or an experienced scholar exploring your research and academic journey, the FSEL has you covered to get you connected to the resources and expertise you need to support your journey.
I encourage you to explore both our physical and digital library collections. Please explore our library website which is the gateway to our library services.
You can connect with any of us here at the library in person or through our virtual platform. Chat, call or email, we are available for you.
Busitema University Faculty of science & Education (FSE) Camus library arranges books following the e Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme which subdivides knowledge in 10 main subject classes. The DDC scheme is used to assign Call Numbers which are used to organize and arrange books on the shelves.
The Dewey Decimal classification system groups together books on similar subjects by means of their class numbers. There are 10 main Dewey Decimal classifications classes as follows:
000 Computer Science, Information, & General Works
100 Philosophy & Psychology
300 Social Sciences
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 Arts & Recreation
900 History & Geography
At the FSE Campus Library, the DDC call number is made up of TWO elements which include the DDC class Number, and the Book Number.
372 SSE Where
372 is DDC class number for Primary Education (Elementary education)
SSE is the Book number
658.8 KOT where:
658.8 is DDC class number for Marketing
KOT is Book Number
Book a Training Session
Our library offers users training services on different library services and offering. Whether as an individual or as a group, we are ready to meet your training needs in areas that touch the library. You can book a training session with us in areas that support your study and research. Our trainings are both physical and virtual at the
convenience of our users Our trainings include but are not limited to;
E-resources access and use
Reference management tools
Collaborative tools for research
Bibliometrics including citation analysis, Journal Impact factor interpretation, etc.
Call us on:
0789-740802 Librarian, Winnie.
0775-295917 Librarian, Roger.
0783-047499 Librarian, Wilber.
0776-671192 Librarian, Isaac.
Research tools offer a significant role in research. They can be time saving in the research process. Several research support tools are available to guide researcher in their scholarly journeys by supporting quality research writing with minimal effort.
At the Faculty of Science and Education Library, we provide support in the use of a number of research tools including but not limited to:
Mendeley Reference Manager
Mendeley Cite is a free brand-new citation tool replacing Mendeley Desktop and is continuously developed with new features and functionality being added regularly.
The new Mendeley Reference Manager has been built using researchers’ feedback to give you what you need to manage your references even more quickly and effectively.
Mendeley Cite is compatible with Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Word versions 2016 and above and with the Microsoft Word app for iPad®. If you are using an earlier version of Word, you can use the existing Mendeley Citation Plugin for Word available with Mendeley Desktop.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research.
Zotero helps you organize your research any way you want. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work.
Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. With support for over 10,000 citation styles, you can format your work to match any style guide or publication.
Zotero can optionally synchronize your data across devices, keeping your files, notes, and bibliographic records seamlessly up to date. If you decide to sync, you can also always access your research from any web browser. https://www.zotero.org/
EndNote is a subscribed reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations, so you can focus on your research.
With EndNote you can access your research anytime, anywhere from the cloud. Move seamlessly between online and the desktop and applications. Maximum functionalities are achieved through a subscribed package.
Although our university does not subscribe to Endnote, we offer support to users in its use and management. https://endnote.com/
The Busitema University adopts the use of Turnitin antiplagiarism software to detect plagiarism by way of matching similarity indices. Contact us to help you learn more about antiplagiarism using Turnitin software.
Researcher profiles for visibility
This is a package dedicated to our faculty especially researcher in which support is provided in setting up personal research profiles on different academic social media handle including:
Contact us for support in setting up your academic research platforms