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HEC and Emerald Publishing would like to invite you to the Emerald Publishing Awareness Challenge 2022. 

It will be take place on Thursday, 30th June 2022 from 10am- 12pm Pakistan time.

The topics to be covered are:

  1. Research landscape in Pakistan and Research Output from institutions
  2. General Access Training (for all users)
  3. Librarian access and toolkit (we are going to run a quiz and encourage librarians to implement library best practices to increase over all usage over the next few weeks. There will be gifts for the best usage and awareness activities)

Please register on:

The Session is open for university librarians, faculty and students as it is a general session. Attendees will receive attendance e-certificates from Emerald.

Note: Any further queries in this regard may please be sent to ""


PASTIC has recently developed a cloud based customized library automation software for the libraries across Pakistan.The software provides a free of cost platform for resource sharing and greater visibility of the wealth available in libraries in the shape of books, thesis, reports and periodicals. Libraries across country can access this software virtually and host their catalogue OPAC on cloud.

For further details please visit at

Elsevier Webinar 

ELSEVIER has organized an open webinar on "Strengthening Research Planning using Elsevier Tools-Scopus, Science Direct & Mendeley" for the research community of Pakistan on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Pakistan Time)

 To register for the webinar, please click on the link:

The objective of this webinar is to help researchers at Pakistan academic institutes in:

  • Understanding Research Issues
  • Scanning Research Workflow
  • Understanding Publishing Workflow
  • Journal Metrics and How to choose Journals
  • Read Quality.. Publish Quality using Science Direct
  • How to Use Scopus and Science Direct effectively.
  • Managing references using Mendeley

ProQuest Advanced Training

ProQuest is currently working on re-enhancing the research experience for Universities and faculty members in Pakistan under the patronage of HEC and decided to start monthly based training schedule, to be one training per week. Kindly find below the training schedule for the month of October 2020;

Date & Time (Pakistan)Training TitleTargeted AudienceDescriptionRegistration Link

Wednesday 14/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

Explore the HEC Digital Library Collections for your next scholarly research (ProQuest Resources and Unified Search Engine – Summon).Faculty, researchers and students (all)Explore HEC Digital Library portal, Digital Library Collections and its diverse content types to help you boost your knowledge and research skillsClick Here

Monday 19/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

Advanced Training: How to Utilize ProQuest Journals, Dissertations, and Varied Content Types in Teaching and ResearchFaculty members and researchersWorking away from your lab or campus? This Advanced Training will help you utilize ProQuest journals, dissertations, and varied content types in teaching and researchClick Here

Tuesday 20/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

Advanced Training: How to Utilize ProQuest Ebooks Collection in Teaching and ResearchFaculty members and researchersDuring the Virtual Learning Era, eBooks are playing a key role in Education. This advanced training will focus on how to Utilize ProQuest eBooks  Collection in Teaching and ResearchClick Here

Monday 26/10/2020

11:30 am /  (1 hour)

How to Manage Your References Using RefWorksFaculty members, post graduate students and researchersJoin us to learn how best to write and manage your citations and references in your theses, dissertations and research papers using RefWorks  Click Here

Tuesday 27/10/2020

11:30 am / (1 hour)

5 Tips for Getting Published: Maximize Your Chances to Get Your Paper Accepted in Academic Journals!Faculty members, post graduate students and researchersThis introductory session will provide tips for getting your article published, understanding open access and predatory publishers and will also talk about publishing ethics and how ProQuest resources can help you in your journey to authoring.Click Here

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This 2-session workshop is to facilitate your exploration of scientific research and technical communication, from basic IEEE Xplore searching to manuscript preparation & publishing with IEEE.
This webinar series will be conducted on October 21 & 28, 2020, Wednesday, 11:00 am —12:00 noon, Islamabad Time. 
System Requirement: A computer with audio; a decent Internet connection.
Note: You’re encouraged to test your computer and the and the online system by visiting:

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Registration Link:

Previous Announcements


JoVE, the world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education has provided trial access to selected Pakistani universities through HEC Digital Library, till 30th September 2020

Free Webinar:  

Date: Thursday, 20th August 2020 Time: 12PM (Pakistan Time)

Access Link:

Remote Access: Please refer to this document

This offers includes the entire JoVE library:

1. JoVE Research:

2. JoVE Education:

For more information, please visit

ProQuest Trainings
Training Topic
Date and Time
Registration Link
ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced TrainingWednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 pm Pakistan Time
ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced TrainingWednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 pm Pakistan Time
ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced TrainingWednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 pm Pakistan Time

ProQuest Online Training Sessions in Pakistan 

Higher Education Commission in collaboration with ProQuest, is offering the opportunity to participate in the upcoming online training sessions being offered. Please register to attend these sessions via the links below;

  1. HEC Digital Library Introduction (At 12 PM on Monday, August 10)
  2. ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced Training (At 12 PM on Tuesday, August 11)
  3. ProQuest Platform Advanced Training (At 12 PM on Thursday, August 13)
  4. How to Manage Citations and References Using RefWorks (At 12 PM on Monday, August 17)
  5. Introduction to Publishing in Academic Journals (At 12 PM on Wednesday, August 19)

Date & Time (Pakistan time)
Session period

Session Title

Session Details

Targeted Audience
Monday 10/8, 12:00 pm30 minutesHEC Digital Library IntroductionThe session will cover HEC digital library portal, the single search platform, quick overview of the academic resources provided by ProQuest that include ebooks, journals, reports, case studies, varied content as well as dissertations and theses.This is a general session, so the target is anyone who wants to use HEC Digital Library
Tuesday 11/8, 12:00 pm60 minutesEbook Central Advanced TrainingThe session will cover eBook central as a multidisciplinary ebooks resource, how to create an account, bookshelf and all advanced features.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers
Thursday 13/8, 12:00 pm60 minutesProQuest Platform Advanced TrainingThe session will cover PQ Dissertations and Theses and Business Premium Journals Collection in general and focus more on the search platform advanced features such as My Research, sending emails, save documents, citation, etc.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers
Monday 17/8, 12:00 pm60 minutesHow to manage your bibliographic references using RefWorksFull training on RefWorks and it's functionalities and features.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers
Wednesday 19/8, 12:00 pm60 minutesIntroduction to publishing in Academic Journals5 Tips for getting your article published.faculty members, post graduate students and researchers

How to Join?

Follow the steps below to join the trainings via WebEx 

  1. Register via above links.

  2. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email from WebEx. confirming your registration.

  3. You will receive two reminders for every session; one before 24 hours and one before 30 minutes.The reminders will include the joining link and password for each session

  4. When session time comes, click on the joining link and use your registered information and the password Pakistan1 and click Join

Please join the session 10 minutes before the official time to avoid any issues with your WebEx program.