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Klinik Pustaka Ilmiah

The UNS Library provides services for students, lecturers, and researchers to consult on specific topics, as listed below.

One of the ways to build a higher education’s reputation is through the academic climate, especially the publication of scientific papers.

The library, as a learning center, provides scientific publication services as a medium of communication (joint study/consultation) between librarians and academics. Scientific publication services include:

  1. Selecting the target of reputable scientific journals
  2. Evaluation of the quality of the Journal

UNS Postgraduate School presents GradTalk: Strategy for Determining Reputable Indexed Journals for Scientific Article Publication by Riah Wiratningsih (UNS Librarian)


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Riah Wiratningsih ( or visit our research guide

Turnitin is an online service that detects plagiarism in an essay or academic work to check originality. There are 3 Turnitin accounts, namely:

An administrator is a staff whose job is to control certain accounts at Turnitin, activate/deactivate results on an account, change settings, and add or remove instructor accounts.

Instructors are the term used for lecturers, teachers, or assistants whose job is to assist students in using Turnitin or parties who are authorized to do so. NEW PROCEDURE (as of November 2023) for instructors to check student’s papers can be read here.

Students are users who can join a class created by an instructor. Student profiles can be added by the instructor in a class that is already joined, or students can also be given the authority to create their own accounts.

UNS Library Services

Turnitin Complete Resources Guide for UNS Instructors, click here

Learn how to use Turnitin-for-Instructor by yourself, click here

Do you want to check the similarity of your paper? Follow this guidance:














UNS Postgraduate School presents GradTalk: Avoiding Plagiarism by Sri Utari (UNS Librarian)


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Sri Utari ( or visit our research guide

In writing scientific papers in English, various aspects, including sentence structure and language structure, often become obstacles resulting in changes in meaning. Limited ability in terms of grammar among academics requires an application that can check and correct mistakes made by writers or translators.

Grammarly is a subscription application online grammar checker and spell checker in English structure and correcting mistakes in writing. Grammarly provides correct word recommendations if there are wrong words in the English grammar. Grammarly can be integrated into the Microsoft Word application, making it easier for users to check for errors in the English structure, provided that the computer must be connected to the internet (online).

In supporting the increase in the number of publications in international journals, UNS has subscribed to the Grammarly Business Application to be used by the academic community in checking the writing of scientific papers. Due to the limited number of subscribed Grammarly accounts, the UNS Library UPT provides a scientific work-checking service with the Grammarly application.


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Haryanto (

In the modern academic landscape, the role of a reference manager within university libraries has evolved significantly. A reference manager plays a crucial role in assisting researchers and students in organizing, storing, and citing bibliographic references

UNS Library provides a consultation specializing in reference management with several offers
1. Expertise: Librarian as a consultant identifies the most suitable tools and strategies to meet the unique needs of the users.
2. Customization: Librarian tailor reference management solutions to align with the specific requirements and preferences of users.
3. Training and Support: Librarian can provide comprehensive training sessions and ongoing support to library staff and users.
4. Continuous Improvement: Librarian facilitates continuous improvement by assessing the efficacy of reference management systems, gathering user feedback, and implementing enhancements accordingly.

Don’t let disorganized references hinder your research progress. Take advantage of UNS library’s Reference Manager Consulting Service and embark on a smoother, more efficient research journey. Contact us to schedule your consultation and unlock the full potential of Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote.

Read more about reference management software, here

Webinar on reference management software: Online Literacy Series 2024 “Pemanfaatan Reference Manager dalam Mendukung Publikasi Ilmiah (Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote)”


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Haryanto ( or visit our research guide

Qualitative research aims to explain a phenomenon in as much depth as possible by collecting as much data as possible. Besides that, researchers emphasize the depth of the data obtained. The deeper and more detailed the data obtained, the better and higher the quality of qualitative research. UNS Library provides consultation services on your work related to research using qualitative approaches such as:
1. How to determine ideas and write titles
2. How to identify research problems
3. How to create research objectives and benefits
4. How to determine research methodology
5. How to create a research questionnaire
6. How to present research data and explain it in the discussion
7. How to create and narrate tables, diagrams, or pictures in a study
8. How to conclude and make suggestions

Webinar on qualitative research methodology: Online Literacy Series 2024 “Metode Penelitian Kualitatif dalam Penelitian Ilmu Sosial”


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Achmad Nur Chamdi ( or visit our research guide

The research method is a scientific way to obtain data or information to solve problems and obtain conclusions. Quantitative research is research that takes enormous amounts of data. It could be tens, hundreds, or maybe thousands. So, here you can consult on your work related to research using quantitative approaches such as:
1. How to determine the title
2. How to identify problems or phenomena that are occurring
3. How to determine the research methodology
4. How to discuss it, such as determining indicators from the variables taken to creating question items or statements
5. How to determine a single table and a frequency distribution table in an investigation, to arrive at a conclusion

Webinar on quantitative research methodology: Online Literacy Series 2024 “Metode Penelitian Kuantitatif dalam Penelitian Ilmu Sosial”


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Masriyatun ( or visit our research guide

Proofreading, exploring ideas and writing titles

Proofreading is the process of reviewing a scientific papers text from its linguistic and writing aspects. The aim is to check again that the text or scientific papers to be published is free from typing errors, spelling errors, grammar errors or other basic errors. Proofreading scientific papers based on the General Guidelines for Indonesian Spelling/Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia (PUEBI) includes:

  1. Grammar checking
  2. Spelling
  3. Typing
  4. Language
  5. Writing logic
  6. Tidy up documents
  7. Letters, numbers, margins, spaces, fonts and others
  8. Align the sentences with the SPOK pattern
  9. Use standard words
  10. Prefixes or suffixes
  11. Uppercase, lowercase, italics, bold, superscript, subscript, bold, underline and others.
  12. It is recommended not to use the pronouns “we/us/them” but the words “researchers/respondents/informants”
  13. Use of paraphrasing in writing

Apart from proofreading, you can also consult regarding techniques for exploring ideas and writing titles of scientific papers based on PUEBI.

Read more about proofreading, exploring ideas and writing titles:


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Achmad Nur Chamdi ( or visit our research guide

Corners at UNS Library:

  1. Difable Corner (lobby)
  2. SNI Corner (1st floor, old building, east side)
  3. BI Corner (1st floor, old building, east side)
  4. Pojok Kependudukan BKKBN (1st floor, old building, east side)

Disability Corner



Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Library is dedicated to providing extensive information access and creating an inclusive environment for the academic community. A key initiative is the “Disability Corner,” which caters to the needs of students with disabilities. This area includes a braille collection with textbooks, academic references, and general literature for visually impaired students. Additionally, it features supportive technology such as computers with screen reader software.

The Disability Corner also offers personalized services, with trained librarian available to assist with literature searches, assistive technology use, and consultation services for effective learning strategies. UNS Library also collaborates with various institutions and organizations to keep its services and collections up-to-date and to promote awareness and understanding of disabilities within the academic community. This initiative aligns with UNS’s broader vision of inclusivity, ensuring that all students have equal access to learning opportunities regardless of physical limitations. Furthermore, the UNS Library ensures its digital resources and website are accessible to individuals with disabilities, improving the usability of online catalogs, databases, and e-books.

The Disability Corner represents UNS Library’s dedication to an inclusive academic environment where every student can access educational resources without barriers. By offering tailored support and continuously improving services, the library empowers students with disabilities to achieve their full potential. The UNS Library invites all students, faculty, and visitors to explore and utilize the Disability Corner, championing the values of accessibility and inclusivity.

SNI Corner

Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta collaborated with the Indonesian National Standards Agency (BSN) to launch SNI Corner in October 2017 as a form of contribution to standardization development in Indonesia. This SNI Corner is applicable as additional information and knowledge to support lectures. With the existence of this SNI Corner, it will be accessed by students in the engineering and science fields and usefully accessed by all students from various majors. You can visit the SNI Corner, which is located on 1st floor UNS Library. For more information about UNS Library SNI Corner, please ask us at: or visit Portal SNI Corner (


BI Corner

Bank Indonesia (BI) Corner was inaugurated in March 2016. The BI Corner is expected to be the main gateway for obtaining information about the economy and BI’s duties as the central bank in the Republic of Indonesia. The information provided is mainly in the form of data, especially the results of BI analysis. This corner provides hundreds of books on economics, business, banking, Islamic economic management, Syari’ah banking, banking law, taxation, and other economic books. You can visit the SNI Corner, which is located on 1st floor UNS Library.

Pojok Kependudukan BKKBN

UNS Library collaborated with the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) of Central Java Province to provide a Population Corner in September 2018. The existence of a Population Corner can open up spaces for discussion or further research regarding population literacy in Indonesia. You can visit the population corner, which is on the 1st floor adjacent to the social collection so that books about the population can be integrated and utilized optimally by students. More information about SNI Corner, BI Corner, and Population Corner please contact the librarian at .. email ..



For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Masriyatun (

Complete UNS Library resource for bibliometrics analysis can be accessed here.

Video resources about how to find novelty and research gap for your paper

UNS Postgraduate School presents GradTalk: An Easy Way to Find Research Novelty and Find Research Gaps – Using VOSviewer by Tri Hardian S. (UNS Library IT staff)


For further information regarding this topic, please kindly contact our librarian Tri Hardian S. ( or visit our research guide