Category: FOET Library
Published: Thursday, 26 October 2017
Written by Super User


Mobile Apps

Category: FOET Library
Published: Saturday, 03 December 2016
Written by Super User

Plocies and Guidelines

Category: FOET Library
Published: Thursday, 01 December 2016
Written by Super User

To keep the library environment pleasant and ensure everyone can make best use of our facilities, with maintaining library \rules and regulations.

We ask every library users to respect the library rules and regulations. Users who persistently break or ignore any of these rules may have their borrowing/access rights be suspended.

              Library Guidelines:

Ø  Silence should be strictly maintained in the library premises.

Ø  Maximum of 25 books for a duration of 3 months to Faculty and 3 books for a duration of 2 weeks to students will only be issued.

Ø  Students are entitled to renew books (max. twice) depending upon the demand of the required books.

Ø  An overdue charge of Rs. 2/- per day will be charged on late return of books.

Ø  Books will be issued only on producing the Identity card.

Ø  Books should be checked for missing pages or damage before-issue. The users will be held responsible for any damage/missing pages, later  found, and the penalty would be at the discretion of the librarian.

Ø  Library resources like reference books, periodicals, bound volumes, annual reports; CD’s audio/video cassettes are to be utilized within the library premises only.

Ø  Issued books/Personal books, files, and other personal belongings are not allowed into the library.

Ø  Mobile Phone is to be compulsorily switched off within the library premises.

Ø  Violation of the above rules will lead to termination of library membership.

             Behavior in the Library

  • Behave courteously and considerately to the staff and other users. Anyone behaving unacceptably will be asked to leave.
  • You can use your laptop in the Library, provided there are no complaints from other users.
  • If you trigger the security system you may be asked to show the contents of your bags to staff.
  • We can't take responsibility for your possessions in the Library.

Plagiarism and Citation

Category: FOET Library
Published: Friday, 02 December 2016
Written by Super User

Citation Management Software can make your research go much smoother. Keep track of all the material you find in one place and create correctly formatted citations and bibliographies with a few clicks of the mouse. PDPU Libraries supports four options:

[Citation Linker]

  • EndNote [PDPU Students & Faculty trial download from the
    • EndNote Research Guide
    • For personal help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • RefWorks  –Refworks is a web-hosted service. No software download is necessary.
    • RefWorks Research Guide
    • To arrange for a RefWorks workshop or tutorial, please contact Vera Spika at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Mendeley –Mendely is a hybrid desktop, web-hostedcitation and pdf manager. It includes research finding tools and social networking. You can create an account and download the software at the link.
  • Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

WHAT IS CITATION?                                                     

A "citation" is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again, including:

  • information about the author
  • the title of the work
  • the name and location of the company that published your copy of the source
  • the date your copy was published
  • the page numbers of the material you are borrowing


Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing. But there are a number of other reasons to cite sources:

  • citations are extremely helpful to anyone who wants to find out more about your ideas and where they came from
  • not all sources are good or right -- your own ideas may often be more accurate or interesting than those of your sources. Proper citation will keep you from taking the rap for someone else's bad ideas
  • citing sources shows the amount of research you've done
  • citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas


Not at all. On the contrary, citing sources actually helps your reader distinguish your ideas from those of your sources. This will actually emphasize the originality of your own work.


Whenever you borrow words or ideas, you need to acknowledge their source. The following situations almost always require citation:

  • whenever you use quotes
  • whenever you paraphrase
  • whenever you use an idea that someone else has already expressed
  • whenever you make specific reference to the work of another
  • whenever someone else's work has been critical in developing your own ideas.

Book Bank Service

Category: FOET Library
Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Written by Super User


This book bank scheme is run for the SC/ST Category Students.  4-6 books regarding syllabus are issued to students for the whole Semester  and taken back after the end semester examination is over. PDPU provides funds for this scheme every year.

        Rules for Book Banks Facilities:


1.  The Book will be given to the students of all the categories on the basis of the income of their parents and the ceiling of the same will be Rupees 2 lacks per annum.


2.   Depending upon the availability of the sets of books the priority will be given to the students whose parent’s income is lower.


3.   All students who are availing the facility must ensure retuning the entire set of books provided to them within two days of completion of their final examination in the concerned Semester.


4.   If any student availing the facility loses the book / damages the book / disfigures the book, he / she shall replace the Volume(s) with new book (or pay the current cost of the book plus fine, if any, as may be directed by authority).



          Book Bank Inauguration

              Book Bank Facility is being inaugurated at SPT Library by our respected Director General, PDPU. On this occasion Dr. P K Banik, Director SPT and Prof. G P Karmakar borrowing the books to SPT new batch student.