UY Repository

The University of Yangon Repository (UYR) is an open access repository with a set of services to capture, store, index, and provide access to scholarship produced by the University of Yangon.

http://uyr.uy.edu.mm


 

Research support

A program of training to support students, teachers and researchers of the University of Yangon.
 

Training for students

How to use/access database.
UYL provides training on How to use/ access database every first and last Thursday of the month. To register the library email address is uylibrary@uy.edu.mm and facebook address is also University of Yangon Library (https://www.facebook.com/universityyangonlibrary/).

English language
UYL provides an extensive reading program for students who would like to site an IELTS exam. UYL supports not only reading and exercise books but also listening at the library.

Training for academics and researchers

The University of Yangon Library offers regular training for academics and researchers. Workshops are advertised on the University of Yangon Library Facebook Events page, from where registration is also possible https://www.facebook.com/universityyangonlibrary/univ.yangon library@gmail.com
Academic writing and research design workshops are offered throughout the year. Additional information is provided via the UYL Facebook page. Session notes are available from https://yangonuniversityblog.wordpress.com/

How can the library help with writing?
The Academic Teaching and Research Mentor offers one to one advice and presents workshop on

  • Writing academic papers
  • Writing a research thesis (sessions on the introduction, literature review, methodology, finding and discussions)
  • Writing a literature review
  • Developing a research proposal

How does the library help staff search and manage information
Workshops are organized on the following topics

  •  Accessing resources on the databases
  • Citation manager (Zotero). What are they? How can they be used?
  • Using Word effectively

Additional training opportunities can be organised as required. To request training contact to https://www.facebook.com/universityyangonlibrary/univ.yangon library@gmail.com

Managing your research profile online

ORCID is increasingly used by universities and research organisations to manage researchers’ identity. UYL assist researchers in creating ORCHID identity.
 

Citation and Reference Management tools

Reference management tools can help manage, cite and share large amounts of information resources. Zotero and Mendeley are two commonly used free reference management tools. These courses will enable you to learn how to make best use of these in your academic work. You will need to download these resources to your computer to be able to personalise and use them in your written work.
The University Library offers regular workshop on how to use these. To find out when the next workshop is check University of Yangon Facebook Events page.


This is a free citation management tool that can be downloaded from Zotero
Online introductory video tutorials are available from Using Zotero


Another free citation management tool. It can be downloaded from Mendeley
Online introductory video tutorials are available from https://community.mendeley.com/guides/videos

Citing sources of information

Ensuring you acknowledge your sources in any scholarly writing is a crucial part of academic work. Ideas or words that come from a book, an article or any other source of information need to be cited. By doing so you acknowledge the first author and you also strengthen your own argument.
Most referencing styles are built on two main traditions

  • Author date style (this style includes Harvard, APA) –
  • Numbered style (includes Oxford footnotes)

To choose a particular referencing styles, check the traditions of your faculty or discipline.

Resources for referencing
APAStyle is the leading writing style for the behavioral sciences and many other disciplines. Guidelines for using APA are in http://www.apastyle.org/
An excellent description of the commonly used Harvard Style can be found here: https://education.exeter.ac.uk/dll/studyskills/harvard_referencing.html There is also guidance on the Chicago Manual of Style http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
For legal citations, check Oscola, the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities at https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/publications/oscola This includes user guides to Oscola.

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is not accepted at University of Yangon. The University of Yangon Library makes available a plagiarism checking tool – URKUND. URKUND offers a fully-automated system for handling plagiarism. The UrKund Plagiarism Checker is available from http://www.urkund.com/en/. To find put more about accessing and using URKUND, contact the library at hlaingyu2010@gmail.com