1. How can I access past exam papers online?

On the NUST library homepage, click on the link 'NuStone Digital Library.' Several icons will appear. Click on the icon labelled 'Past Exam Papers'. You can then select the exam papers you want by Year, Course Title or Faculty. You can also search for exam papers using specific words that appear in the paper and clicking the 'Begin search' button.

2. Are food and drink allowed in the library?

 Food and drink are NOT permitted in the library.

3. Can I use my laptop in the library?

Patrons may bring their laptops into the library. However, you must have a working wireless card to use the internet. Patrons are not permitted to connect their laptops onto the wired network. 

4. How can I access full dissertations from the Library?

Full dissertations can be obtained from the Reserve section of the Library.  However, these are strictly for Library use only. This means that they can not be taken out of the library. Dissertations can be borrowed for a maximum of 3 hours each. If you are unable to find dissertations from a particular department, please consult the Reference librarian on duty at the help desk. He or she will assist you.

5. How do I use the wireless network?

The IT office provides instructions on how to connect to the wireless network and also the instructions can be found on notice boards in all the study rooms.

 

6. How do I use the wireless network?

The IT office provides instructions on how to connect to the wireless network and also the instructions can be found on notice boards in all the study rooms.

 

7. What is a journal?

A journal is a scholarly publication containing articles written by researchers, professors and other experts. Journals focus on a specific discipline or field of study, and are usually peer reviewed. Unlike newspapers and magazines, journals are intended for an academic or technical audience, not general readers.

8. What is a subject guide?

Subject guides list relevant and useful resources—article databases, encyclopedias, e-books, web sites and more—for specific subjects. They are a great place to start your research: to find the important databases in a particular field, to get helpful tips from your subject librarian , and to discover lesser-known research materials.

9. What is copyright?

Copyright law gives the owner of the copyright exclusive rights to the duplication, distribution, derivation, display, and public performance of a copyrighted work. 

10. What is the library's policy on cell phones?

The use of cellphones is strictly prohibited in the library. When entering the library please turn off your phone or set cell phones to silent or vibration mode. 

11. What should I do to access the library's Wifi on my laptop?

Consult the library's I.T (Information Technology) specialists, who will then enter the appropriate internet settings into your laptop. When this is done, you should be able to connect to the library's Wifi on your laptop.

12. Who should I talk to about library resources in my subject area?

Contact the Subject Librarian for your discipline.
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