An interactive Workshop and hands-on training on IEEE-Xplore Digital Library was held on April 17th, 2019, at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Main Library and Online Information Center Jamshoro. The workshop was organized under the MUET DIALOGUE Series in collaboration with IEEE MUET Student Branch.

A large number of students, IEEE members and researchers from different departments participated in the workshop from 10:30 am till 2:00 pm. Mr. Mumtaz opened the workshop with the brief introduction of the IEEE-Xplore Digital Library as well as the two resource persons.

Mr. Mumtaz (Assistant Librarian) conducted the workshop in a smoothly synchronized collaboration to practically demonstrate the contents and usage procedure for searching for research papers. Meanwhile, students explored the IEEE Xplore Digital Library website, created an account and got the experience of searching of research papers related to academics and interests and guided the participants how to register and solve the IEEE Xplore Digital Library Challenge quiz. For registration, the participants were guided to log in on and were given the tips to make corrects answers tick marks.

At the closure of the workshop Engr. Jatendar Dharani (Chair IEEE MUET SB) conducted an awareness session regards IEEE Memberships & Benefits. This session was primed for awareness to new students about IEEE Collaboration, membership fees, and benefits for being a part of it. He also addressed the participants and encouraged them to promote research culture with the usage of IEEE Xplore Digital Library and inform and educate their friends at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Main Campus.

In closing remarks, Engr. Jatendar Dharani (Chair IEEE MUET SB) thanked Prof. Dr. Azam Halepoto (Head MUET Main Library and Online Information Center) for his time and presence to grace the occasion with special thanks to resources persons and the Library staff members for making the event so informative and successful.

“We learned about the digital library and its benefits related to my studies, projects and research area. We got knowledge about IEEE collaboration and its key benefits. I look forward to participation in various opportunities under the forum of IEEE “– Participant

“Such a pleasant experience for me to attend IEEE’s workshop as it helped me in learning about aspects and benefits of IEEE’s library & its applications which will surely prove to be fruitful for me in the future” – Participant.

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