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Date: Sat, 10/30/2021 - 04:33
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Celebrating the International Open Access Week @ Busitema University Library

Theme: It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Challenging Established Norms

Busitema University is joining the rest of the World to celebrate the International Open Access Week starting Monday 15th through Friday 19th November 2021. While the official celebrations are in the month of October, and the Open Access Week is Monday 25th through Friday 29th October, Busitema University Library will hold its events when all the students have reported back to the University and the academic staff is less busy with teaching activities. Due to the Covid-19 assembly restrictions, the week-long celebrations will be conducted via Zoom. The theme of the 2021 Open Access Week is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.” However, given the unique challenges that Busitema faces and to match with the series of activities suggested, our theme will be "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Challenging Established Norms". Every day we shall hold a unique activity: Click to view dailly activity description

Date: Tue, 10/26/2021 - 05:05
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As pressure increases for health researchers to establish an evidence base for best-practice guidance, identify gaps in knowledge, or help inform policy and practice, skills in conducting evidence syntheses has become increasingly relevant. Systematic reviews are one of the methodologies of evidence synthesis. They tell us what evidence exists on a particular topic, and through a critical appraisal of available evidence, help us to assess how reliable evidence is, and whether we know what we think we know. Systematic reviews employ a clear and reproducible method of identifying research on a particular topic, appraising its quality and summarizing the findings from the research.  This calls for a systematic process from identifying a topic, up to the final report. The training will provide an introduction to the evidence synthesis process, grow familiarity with techniques and tools used in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis, and practice using PICO frameworks to develop search strategies.

The training took place on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27st October 2021 from 9:00am-4pm.The training was conducted in accordance with the COVID 19 SOPs by ensuring social distancing, sanitizing and hand washing as well as strict wearing of masks.

The Training was facilitated by Dr. Alison Annet Kinengyere, Information Scientist at Sir Albert Cook Library, Search Coordinator at the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University.


Review Workshop

Review Workshop

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Date: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 11:30
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Busitema University Receives an UPTODATE Grant!

In May 2021, a five-year UPTODATE grant running from 2021 to 2025 was awarded Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences. The grant is supported by Harvard, Better Evidence and Ariande Labs to access. UpToDate is a vital clinical decision support tool for clinicians, medical students and researchers. It cover over 25 medical specialists that
can be consulted during ward rounds, clinical exposures, classroom teaching and research.The grant will benefit over 600 students at graduate and undergraduate level; 80 academic staff as well as the Mbale Regional Hospital community. Under this UpToDate grant, two staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences (Dr. Gavamukulya Yahya – senior lecturer & Ms. Glorias Asiimwe – Faculty Librarian) are to be trained as University`s Champions responsible for trainings, sensitizing and supporting students and staff in using UpToDate.

Date: Mon, 06/28/2021 - 09:36
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ERS Journals - European Respiratory Society

Get quick access to a wide range of publications to promote knowledge and research in respiratory health, including their flagship publication, the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), which aims to publish the highest quality scientific and clinical material from the field. Aimed at the study of respiratory health, from a global perspective, this database includes archival material that covers disciplines of respiratory health such as respiratory infections, thoracic oncology, sleeping and breathing disorders, respiratory critical care, pediatric respiratory diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, intestinal lung diseases and airway diseases. The collection includes handbooks, journals, reports, monographs, and reviews. These can be accessed by respiratory clinicians, scientists and allied healthcare professionals

Date: Mon, 06/28/2021 - 08:00
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The International Water Association (IWA) Publishing Journals

The IWA collection provides hydrologists, researchers and scholars with knowledge about water thereby helping to improve global health and well-being. Key topics covered include water resources, (wastewater, reuse and sludge) water supply and treatment and related environmental fields. The IWA online database contains 17 industry-leading journals within the field including Water Science and Technology, Hydrology Research and Water Research. Publications include high quality research for academics as well as reference work manuals of practice for professionals.  In addition to this is a comprehensive water, wastewater and environmental digital library, comprising IWA Publishing’s complete ebook collection.

Date: Mon, 06/28/2021 - 07:56
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The OpenEdition Freemium is a multilingual, multidisciplinary digital infrastructure for academic communication and provides access to 175 journals published by University Presses and small academic publishers. OpenEdition brings together four platforms dedicated to electronic resources in multidisciplinary subjects i.e. the online journal, online books, hypotheses, research blog and calendar platforms.  OpenEdition Freemium for Journals and book series offers a range of services and formats available for institutions and their users. The journals are available in HTML, PDF and ePUB and allow for perpetual access (archival rights). These reading formats are downloadable and can be consulted from any computing device (computer, eReader, smartphone or tablet), without DRM, quotas or time limits. 

Date: Mon, 06/28/2021 - 07:38
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Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) is a nonprofit publishing, by and for mathematicians based in Berkeley, California publishing scientific and research literature of the highest quality at the lowest sustainable prices, covering mathematics and other selected fields. Papers are edited for grammar, consistency, and clarity of exposition, with the mathematics laid out at high typesetting standards. MSP is focused on developing software for publishing, and on assisting and creating top-level scientific-research publications. Publishing about 20,000 pages per year, 17 journals, a book series of open-access conference proceedings, and CelebratioMathematica, a celebration of mathematical lives and works. In addition, MSP offers publishing services for: Superior journal, Books, journals, celebratiomathematica, open access, author policies, Author testimonial, principles and ethics, proceedings and website production and hosting services, as well as the software service, EditFlow, for managing the editorial workflows of research journals.