This FAQ is supposed to address the most common questions patrons have about the library service.
Over 100 computers are available on the library 2nd floor. All computers must be reserved via the Seat Reservation Kiosk. Please see the 'Print, Copy, Scan, Computing' menu for detailed information.
You can renew the due date on the My Account page after login the library website. Each successful renewal will extend the due date by your normal loan period (e.g 15 days for undergraduate) from the day you renewed the item. Renewal is available within your maximum loan period. (e.g 45 days for undergraduate). You can renew only one time per day. If you have reserved or overdued item(s), you can't request this service.
Articles: Most articles can be picked up the DDS desk next to the information desk (3rd floor). ※ We provide the material as printout due to copyright law.
Books: Most books can be picked up at library's information desk (3rd floor).
You can make any requests as borrowing articles and/or books with the same form. But please fill in important information. If your request is book, give me information at least 'Title', 'Author' and 'Publishing Year". Your request is article, give me information at least 'Article Title', 'Author' and 'Volume".
Most requests are free to the individual patron as the UNIST library pays the fee. However, please keep in mind that we cannot support over 100$ by one request.
We try to fill your request as quickly as possible, but please remember that it takes some time. Requests filled by libraries in Korea usually take 2-3 working days. Materials from foreign libraries may take longer, up to 2-3 weeks or more.
All Students, faculties, and staffs who are currently affiliated with UNIST may submit "Making Requests". If you want to know more details or have any questions about those services, please contact the librarian. (☎ 052-217-1408, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
If some materials you need are not available in the UNIST library, you can get the materials by using "Making Requests" as like Books or Articles. Please click to check the "Borrowing from off-campus" at Type if your request is to borrow the materials such as books or articles. If your request is to buy, please click to check the "New Purchase" at Type.
All the requested books are carefully deliberated on whether they are suitable to the library collection. Academic books related to UNIST research areas and curriculum are our number one priority to collect. Other books can be decided not to collect and the requester will receive notification of the decision.
1-2 weeks for books published in Korea, 2-4 weeks for books published not in Korea.
After searching at the library homepage for materials you want to borrow, please visit an information desk on the 3rd floor of library. The staff would find the materials. When you return an item with accompanying materials (CD-ROM, supplement, etc.), you should return them at the information desk on the 3rd floor.
You can find the book using a call number.
1) Checking a call number of the book
2) Browsing the shelves and looking at the book labels
3) Picking up the book you want to find
Each of the books is assigned a unique call number based on its subject matter and other characteristics. Items on the same subject will often be grouped together.
Sure. You are able to request a new eBook at the 'Services > Making Requets' menu, selecting 'New purchase', and checking 'eBook if possible'. You can also send an email to librarian.
1-2 weeks for Korean eBooks. 2-7 days for English eBooks
There are several reasons as follows:
• Another user is reading the books in the library.
• The books are returned to the information desk after a loan.
• The books have been put in the wrong shelf.
• Another user has hidden the books on purpose.
• The books are lost or damages.
When you can not find the books you need, you can ask to the librarian.
There are two ways to get the books not owned by the library: borrwoing books from off-campus or requesting new purchases. You are able to select and request each service at the 'Services > Making Requests' menu.
Library materials are classified as "not loanable" for a reason. High-use materials (e.g. Reference and Basic Science Book and Course Reserves) are not loanable to ensure availability to all students. These materials can only be used on the 3rd floor of the library.
If you return materials late can't borrow another during suspension period.
Your borrowing privilege will be suspended for the same number of days that the items were late.
※ Suspension period is calculated as follows: If you return 1 book for 3 days late , you can not borrow materials for 3days.
Every book in our library has a unique call number, which is kind of like the book's address. It determines the book location on the shelf.
Books are arranged on our shelves according to a classification system. The UNIST Library uses the Library of Congress Classification(LCC) system when assigning call numbers to books in our collection.
If you are unsure of an item's location, please ask a librarian at the information desk for help.
If you lost or damage the library materials, you should reimburse that.
Lost or damaged materials must be reported to the information desk of library. When it's impossible to reimburse the lost/damage materials with same ones, compensation can be made under the Standard of Compensation for Lost Materials.
If the materials are overdue, you can not borrow materials for overdue days.
Materials whose call cumber start from 'R' are references. Reference shelves are located on the 3rd floor of library. You can not borrow them but you can read in the library.
Please visit the information desk on the 3rd floor after getting the notification from the library. If you do not visit in 3 days, the books will be moved to the 'New Arrivals' shelves on the 1st floor.
Due to limited budget, the followings are not collected anymore since 2014.
• Books for specific exams or certificates, including TOEIC and TOFEL
• Religious books targeted at the believers of a specific religion
• Children books
• Books for cooking and housework and others which are not neccessary to the research institute.
UNIST members can use plagiarism detection software turn it in or iThenticate. For more information, please refer to ‘Research Supports > Citation Tools’ menu.
The reference manager EndNote software is available on the UNIST Portal Internet Disk. For more information about EndNote, please refer to ‘Research Supports > Citation Tools’ menu.
Course Reserves are materials for lectures. They are separately located in front of information desk of 3rd floor. You can use Course Reserves only for 3 hours.
Yes, spouse of faculty/staff can use the library. Please request a library membership at the 'Services > Membership for Spouses' menu.
Using free resources on the National Assembly Digital Library are available to anyone, anywhere. However some restricted materials are only available to view and print the full-text at the ‘National Assembly Library Search PC’ on the library 2nd floor. This service is available 24 hours and it is required to pay for printing.
To visit other university libraries, UNIST members need to take an official document to the library. To be issued the document, please refer to ‘Services > Visiting Other Libraries’ menu.
If you want to print or copy some materials, you can use a commercial printing & copying machine on the 2nd and 3rd floor. It is called 'Net-Print. To use the Net-Print, users should have their Net-Print account and charge money.
Otherwise, scanning is free of charge and you can pay with MYBi card for multi-fuction printers.
If you have any questions about the machine, please call at 052-217-6300 or visit the stationery store in the Student Union Building.
Please see the 'Print, Copy, Scan, Computing' menu for detailed information.
If it is not available to download a journal article, it means the library doesn’t subscribe that journal. In this case, UNIST members can get the article by Making Request service.
Journals are available through the search window on main page of the library website.
On the ‘Journals’ menu, UNIST members can search a specific journal or browse featured journals by subjects. And it is also available to check full-text coverage and access the journal websites.
There are good websites to search and access scholarly materials. We call them ‘databases’ which are listed on the library website Databases menu. It is available to browse and access databases by types or subjects.
A chemistry database SciFinder is required to register and log-in. To create an account, please refer to information about SciFinder registration on the ‘Search & Browse > Databases’ menu.
A patent database WIPS ON is required to register and log-in. To create an account, please refer to information about WIPS ON registration on the ‘Search & Browse > Databases’ menu.
Yes, you can appoint assistant in myARTICLEs. Please go to [Configure Assistant Access] menu to set an assistant. Only UNIST members who have UNIST portal ID can be assistant.
We use document type of Web of Science and SCOPUS. Please check document type from both of websites.
We offer journal database in myARTICLEs, which includes SCI/SSCI/SCIE/AHCI information. You can use 'journal search' button while creating your article data. Or, you can check SCI/SSCI/SCIE/AHCI journal lists here.
Usually, the data in myARTICLEs is transmitted at night. Thus, sleep tight and then check the data in the morning.
The 'latest' impact factor means the impact factor from latest version of JCR. The 'pub-year' impact factor means that the impact factor is according to the latest version of JCR in a year before the published year. For example, an article published in 2015's 'pub-year' impact factor will follow 2013 JCR, which is the latest version of 2014.
It is important to track the result of fundings. As long as the articles are the most important result of the fundings, we are trying to record the funding information.
We do not transmit your article 'in press'. If your missing article is currently 'in press', please wait until your article is officially published with volume/issue number and page numbers.
If an article is officially published but still not shown at the UNIST portal, please contact myARTICLEs manager.
Using UNIST Portal ID and password through the library website, UNIST members can access electronic resources from anywhere. Please refer to 'Help & Guides > Off-Campus Access' menu.
Institutional Repository is digital collections of research outputs created within a university or research institution. Currently over 2,900 repositories around the world and 28 repositories in Korea. (July, 2015)
All verified research papers in myARTICLEs are systematically linked to ScholarWorks. It includes both bibliography data and full-text.
ScholarWorks is an open access repository, which means that the full-text of the work deposited here is freely accessible to the world via the web.
ScholarWorks archive only licensed full-text by publisher. We Check the publisher’s archiving policies via SHERPA/ROMEO.
• Free access to high-quality collections
• Reduce the costs of taking charge of academic information
• Broader dissemination & increased use
• Increase the citation times of papers
• Stability & long-term preservation
• Opens up scholarly outputs of the university to the world
• Author citations from repository may affect university rankings