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Deputy Librarian Mr Phillip Ndhlovu attends the Skills and Competencies in Bibliometrics and Research Impact Services Workshop at Western University, Ontario, Canada from the 26th of June 2023. Thirteen academic librarians from 12 countries across Africa visited Western University for a week-long bibliometrics and research impact summer school. Participants were selected from a pool of 113 applicants across the continent to attend the school at no cost.

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GSU Library is pleased to announce access to the ProQuest E-book Central databse. ProQuest E-book Central is a subscription database that provides access to thousands of book titles from thousands of publishers, including Allen & Unwin, Wiley, Pearson, and Oxford University Press. The database covers all the subject disciplines currently on offer at GSU and accessible via the library website.


Gwanda State University Library announces the launch of its maiden Online Public Access Catalogue, powered by KOHA. The catalogue facilitates independent online search experience of the library’s holdings, with excellent ease of searching and accessing resources. In addition, the catalogue’s responsive design is optimized for smartphones and tablets.To learn more about the catalogue’s functionality, the GSU Library will conduct regular training sessions which will be announced on its website and official social media platforms.


GSU Library is pleased to announce access to the eLibraryUSA electronic resource. eLibraryUSA is a digital collection of trusted information resources from the United States with quality newspapers, magazines, journals, books, dissertations and award-winning films and videos.

Of note is the Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global database containing 1.5 million world class dissertations and theses written by graduate students from over 700 universities.
Here is the link: eLibraryUSA to give you access to the databases.
Email library@gsu.ac.zw to get your username and password! N.B:Free access to the database may be restricted with advance warning anytime!


GSU Library announces the launch of an online LiveChat facility to provide immediate, personalized and real time reference service to the university community. Library patrons are able to initiate a chat directly from the library website!.


GSU Library is proud to introduce a WhatsApp-a-Librarian Service which is an enquiry service that enables you to connect with a librarian at the GSU Library using one of the most widely used form of communication in the world!

The service aims to provide assistance to users who wish to get quick help in finding information on library services and resources.
N.B. Requests received beyond the Library hours will be served on the next service day
If you have an in-depth enquiry, you may:

  • Make use of the LiveChat facility
  • Email us at library@gsu.ac.zw
  • Make use of the Research Consultation Service
  • Contact your Faculty Liaison Librarian

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International Open Access Week, a worldwide event now entering its sixteenth year, is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, as well as help encourage wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Visit the International Open Access Week website for more information about this year’s theme and activities.

Gwanda State University Library will be celebrating International Open Access Week from 23 to 27 October 2023, various activities have been scheduled. Click on the link below for a detailed programme of events.


The Gwanda State University Library; courtesy of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) is pleased to host a Data Skills Training Workshop for Zimbabwean Academic Librarians, from the 19th to the 20th of July 2023 at the Gwanda State University Epoch Mine Campus.

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  • Discover relevant titles on the Ebook Central platform
  • Ability to search/browse
  • Utilize online reader and bookshelf functionalities
  • Perform downloads

  • Understand plagiarism and its impact on your academic journey
  • Recognize guidelines and apply best practices to avoid plagiarism
  • Use the ProQuest platform to help you with accurate referencing to give a solid foundation to your research

  • Apply some basic standard rules for getting your article published
  • Use to advance the Peer Review process
  • Evaluate the value of the open-access publishing
  • Detect to avoid the predatory publishing