Library Department

Library FAQs

"How to"

Getting help

Help for Library Services

Library staff members are available to answer questions pertaining to the Library’s collections and services.

Specialized help on research topics, use of the collections, and other libraries, is available from the our reference librarians.

Ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk, contact the library by HELP, or contact us at [email protected]

Help for Reference and Research Skill Services

Circulation Desk

For help using the library, you can ask at the Circulation Desk if you are physically in the building. If not, try the Library Homepage. There are links to many of our services and resources. You can search the page or look for links to Onelogin, Research Directories, Databases, CamEd Journals, and much more. If you cannot find the answer, contact us via HELP and we’ll be glad to try to help.

Library users should come here first; they will be directed to the best source(s) and may also request reference referrals/appointments.

Reference Services

Reference librarians provide guidance in the use of all specialized resources, help on online resources, using particular databases, e-books, etc… in the Business Library.

If materials are not available on-site, the librarians can advise users about the Document Delivery Service and/or request purchasing the materials.

The following information pertains to several special aspects of the reference service provided by the Business Library:

Reference Appointments

  • Reference librarians are available weekdays from 14:00 to 17:00; ask to speak to a librarian at the Circulation Desk.
  • Incase reference librarians are not on duty. Library users are urged to contact the reference librarians by E-mail – [email protected] and give the most information possible.

Research Skill Program

  • The Business Library provides various types of library orientation and research instruction during the academic year. Through both tours and instructional sessions, the library facilitates users’ access to many sources of knowledge and information – in both print and electronic formats.
  • Library representatives are present during Orientation Week, and also conduct a Library Research Skill Program as part of Information and Digital Literacy.
  • Databases search and online catalog workshops can be arranged by request. Users who wish to schedule library instruction and library tours should contact us at [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of the desired date.

Locating Material in the Library

The CamEd Business Library caters to the needs of students and academic staff in the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance program. For example, the general printed collection focuses on 10 primary subject areas, most of which are directly related to the program, such as accounting, finance, tax and management. Visit our collection management

To get information about the books and other collections that are available in the library, please use our online catalogue search via Search in the library catalog, copy the entire call number, location and note the availability status of the item. Some titles are online and available. More details about online catalogue search visit here.

Click to view our outline call number locating materials and Library Map

Borrow Library Item and Policy

Referenced to our circulation procedure

-Book circulation and requisition

  1. When I have no nameplate, Can I borrow a book?
    A: Yes, you can. You just type your name plate ID number in our self checkout system.
  2. How many books can I borrow?
    A: In library circulation procedure, each student can check out only two books.
  3. How can I renew books? Can I renew books online, anywhere?
    A: Yes, you can renew your borrowing books online anywhere and view your borrowing due date as the following instruction:

    1. Step1: Scan or browse our self check out
    2. Step2: Just log-in with your nameplate ID
    3. Step3: click renew item
  4. Does the library have my textbooks I am studying? Can I have access to books online?
    A: Yes, the library has all up to date teaching textbooks in curriculum and reference reading books recommended by faculty. Students can have access both online and printing. Visit the library for more details.
  5. What is the due date of borrowing a textbook from the library?
    A: For any textbook, students are able to borrow for a period of ten days and renew 5 times which has 10 days per time.
  6. What kind of book that I cannot borrow?
    A: All the reference books which are marked with red stamps on the check out barcode are read in the library only.
  7. Some books don’t have in the library, how do I request my need book?
    A: You can email to librarians including link to online purchase of your request book, after that we will do a criterial selection on the requested materials and start processing at least two or three weeks.
  8. How can I know when my requested book got approval and arrived?
    A: Librarians will inform you by email.
  9. How can I access the library E-book for general collection?
    A: The library E-book is available to the general collection only. To access, go to CamEd Business Library E-Catalogue then search the title you are looking for, after that press to ‘Click here to access online’.

-Electronic device circulation

  1. If I forget my laptop, where can I borrow a laptop?
    A: You can check out laptops at the CamEd Business library.
  2. Can I borrow a laptop outside campus?
    A: You can use a laptop only inside campus during our working hours.
  3. If I forget the nameplate, can I borrow a laptop?
    A: Yes, you can.
  4. How to check out a laptop online?
    A: Follow the instruction:

    1. Step1: Scan or browse our self check out
    2. Step2: Enter your student ID number
    3. Step3: Type laptop barcode then submit.
  5. If I miss class, how can I watch my class video?
    A: You can request librarians to watch your class video which allows you to watch inside campus only.
  6. If I am busy, Can I copy videos to watch at home?
    A: No! you cannot. Videos are available only on tablets at the library.
  7. How to turn on video in tablet?
    A: Librarians will do it for you. So, you just show your nameplate to the librarian and tell the class subject or time that you want to watch.
  8. Why can’t we copy video at home?
    A: This is our policy and copyright for CamEd only.
  9. How many days can I watch video after finishing class?
    A: About three days for processing the video.
  10. Does the library have a calculator to check out?
    A: Yes, we have.
  11. Can I borrow a calculator outside campus?
    A: Calculators allow us to check out only inside campus during our working hours.
  12. Does the library have a Kindle?
    A: Yes, we have.
  13. Can I borrow kindle outside campus?
    A: Kindle allows you to check out only inside campus during our working hours.

– E-resource

  1. Does the library have a database to do research?
    A: Yes, we do.
  2. How can I access all databases?
    A: You can use One-login to access all databases.
  3. How to add One-login?
    A: Come to the library and ask librarians.
  4. How to access databases at home?
    A: If you want to use databases outside campus, you need to install VPN.
  5. How to install VPN?
    A: You can go directly to meet our IT or we will send you the instruction video.
  6. Can databases use with other Wifi?
    A: No, it cannot. The databases can be used only with school Wifi inside campus.

Research Guides

  • How do I even know if the library has the resources I am looking for? -The answer is the library catalog, which keeps a record of everything available in the library. The name of the library catalog that CamEd Business Library uses is called Online Public Online Access (OPAC). OPAC is accessible via CamEd Business Library website or the CamEd e-catalog site:
  • How do I access databases, and from off-campus? -The library has subscribed to many academic databases for you to do research, and we would like to introduce you to go through it via our E-Resource menu bar in our Library Website Page. The database content types include: books, journals, research papers, and pamphlets. Visit here for how to access library databases and search.
  • How do I find e- Journals published by CamEd Business School? -CamEd Research Journal / Institutional Repository. Every new term of the year, CamEd produces a new and original investigation research topic relevant to business or stakeholders and the application of international principles or findings to issues in Cambodia. The research report follows the format and referencing style of the American Psychological Association (APA). You can access the report freely from our website here
  • How do I find e-books? -The library E-book is available to the general collection only. To access, go to CamEd Business Library E-Catalogue then search the title you are looking for, after that press to ‘Click here to access online’.
  • How do I do keyword search to find the location of library print materials?- More details about online catalogue search visit here.
  • How do I cite a source using a specific style? -Citing a Source. Citations are a means of giving credit where credit is due. Different subject disciplines call for citation information to be written in very specific formatting.

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  • How do I find and access peer-review / scholarly journals to open access resources/contents?
    -Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain and have been released under an open license that permits access, use, repurposing, reuse and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions (Atkins, Brown & Hammond, 2007). More detail information on OER please visit:
  • How do I connect Google Scholar with the library database? -Google Scholar is an easy way to search for scholarly literature. Search results include articles from Library databases, GoogleBooks, Open Educational Resources, and more.

    You can link the Library to Google Scholar by changing the Library Links setting in GoogleScholar. This allows you to access the CamEd Business Library Databases ‘ subscriptions whensearching Google Scholar.

    Note: You don’t necessarily link JSTOR with Google Scholar. JSTOR is integrated with Google Scholar and does allow users to find JSTOR content the library subscribes to while searchingGoogle Scholar. However, Google Scholar shows everything that is available on JSTOR, and is nota configurable Discovery Layer and cannot be configured specialty for our Library via IP Address.

    Follow these steps to manually link Google Scholar to the Library collection here

  • How do I know if my sources are credible/reliable?-What it means for a source to be credible/reliable can vary depending on the context of its use. Generally, a credible or reliable source is one that experts in your subject domain would agree is valid for your purposes. This can vary, so it is best to use one of the source evaluation methods that best fits your needs. Doremember that credibility is contextual!

    It is important to critically evaluate sources because using credible/reliable sources makes you amore informed writer. Think about unreliable sources as pollutants to your credibility, if youinclude unreliable sources in your work, your work could lose credibility as a result.

  • Frameworks

    There are certain frameworks that information professionals have put together to help people think critically about the information provided.

    Some of the methods that library suggests are:

    • 5 W Questions (5Ws):This method means thinking critically about each of your sources byanswering five questions to determine if the source is credible/reliable. The acceptable answersto these questions will vary depending on your needs. The questions are:

      • Who is the author? (Authority)
      • What is the purpose of the content? (Accuracy)
      • Where is the content from? (Publisher)
      • Why does the source exist? (Purpose and Objectivity)
      • How does this source compare to others? (Determining What’s What)
    • SMART Check:This method is particularly good at evaluating newspaper sources. Like the 5Ws method it also involves answering critical questions about your source. The criteria are:

      • Source: Who or what is the source?
      • Motive: Why do they say what they do?
      • Authority: Who wrote the story?
      • Review: Is there anything included that jumps out as potentially untrue?
      • Two-Source Test: How does it compare to another source?
    • CRAAP Test:This method provides you with a set of criteria that make a source more or lesscredible. The criteria are:

      • Currency: Timeliness of the information
      • Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
      • Authority: Source of the information
      • Accuracy: Truthfulness and correctness of the information
      • Purpose: Reason the information exists
  • How do I know if my articles are scholarly (peer-reviewed)? -How to Identify a Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Journal Article. What are scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles? Scholarly articles are those that are reviewed by multiple experts from their related field(s) and then published in academic journals. There are academic journals for every subject area. The primary purpose of scholarly journals is to represent and disseminate research and scholarly discussions among scholars (faculty, researchers, students) within, and across, different academic disciplines.

    Scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles can be identified by the following characteristics:

    1. Author(s): They are typically written by professors, researchers, or other scholars who specializein the field and are often identified by the academic institution at which they work.
    2. Purpose: They are published by professional associations, university publishers or otheracademic publishers to report research results or discuss ongoing research in detail.
    3. Language: They are highly specialized and may use technical language.
    4. Layout: They will cite their sources and include footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical citations and/or a list of bibliographic references.
    5. Content: They may include graphs and tables and they undergo a peer review process before publication.

Searching for OER

RMIT provides this guide for academics to incorporate to their LMS – they are OERs

They also have resources to develop student learning skills l- they’re also free

The principle is that they can be used and adapted as long as credit is given . RMIT Melbourne is leading the adoption of OER so it is a good way for you to get started and understand what you can do in your own context.

Other OER

License and Use

As with all online content, be sure to read the License or Attribution or Rights section to determine licensing and use restrictions before you use any resource.

Free Lectures & Tutorials
  • Internet Archive: OERs
    Welcome to the Archive’s library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures.
  • Open Yale
    Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.
  • Free Technology Academye
    The Free Technology Academy consists of an advanced virtual campus with course modules that can be followed entirely online.
  • Academic Earth
    Free online lectures from universities such as Berkeley, UCLA, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.
  • Berkeley Webcast
    Freely available online course lectures from the University of California Berkeley.
  • Khan Academy
    An online collection of thousands of video tutorials on subjects such as mathematics, history,finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics.
  • MIT Open Courseware
    MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Open Tools
  • Wolfram|Alpha
    A free online computational knowledge engine. Highly useful for complex queries, high levelmathematical computation, and statistical comparisons.
  • Zotero
  • The CITE
    A blog on course materials, innovation, and technology in education
  • Open Culture
    “The best free cultural & educational media on the web.”

Open Journal

License and Use

As with all online content, be sure to read the License or Attribution or Rights section to determine licensing and use restrictions before you use any resource.

Open Access Journals
PLOS Open Access Journals
  • Explore PLOS Journals
    PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science andmedicine.Research in published articles is rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately availableto everyone completely free of restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impactpossible.


Library Operating Hours

The Library is open everyday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. including on the weekend and during national and international holidays. In addition, the Library’s opening hours will be extended until 11:00 p.m. during June and December exam sessions.

Map - find library and other reading spaces

How to find the library and other study spaces

The Library is located on the Fourth floor of CamEd Central Building. Aligned with the CamEd Institution mission and vision, the institute library is here by the name “CamEd Business Library”. It is committed to provide the best and up to date resources and opportunities for our students to gain ultimate knowledge about business and accounting with high standard and print materials, digital resources and data.

To supply all these services, the ample, modern and well designed study spaces were built to provide adequate space for students to study and research. These include, the reading room was designed for the “Quiet Zone”, whereas study lounges were short on “Collaboration Zone” and last but not least, the library where we considered as the “Silent Zone”.

There are three Reading Rooms, the main reading room is located on the 3rd floor of the east building. The second and third reading rooms are located on the 5th and 7th floor of the west building respectively. The rooms are designed with various styles of comfortable and luxury sofas to sit and relax.

In addition to the quiet zone, there are 3 study lounges which spaces can be used for group discussion and is where we considered the social learning/collection zone. The Study Lounges located on the 1st floor of the east with the size of 12.5 m in width x 14 m in length and the other one in the west building. Another one In the 5th floor west building with the size of 10.2 m in width x 13.7 m in length. The rooms are equipped with various seating styles in cluster to form a creative space in order to refresh the social networking vibe including private sofas, coffee tables and chairs, cabaret which the audience seated in an arc facing forwards.

Each of the rooms host sufficient lights to fit with the designing spaces covered almost every seat and have been maintenance, check up and keep it clean.Please find the attached map to find the library and other reading spaces here.

Library Fast facts

10 Facts about Business Library that you should know!

Number 10: Located on the fourth floor of the coexistence space of all CamEd Building, the business library supports the institution mission to the need to students and academic staff in the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honors) program, research and service.

Number 9: The library has subscribed to academic databases, thousands of e-books, scholarly journals, online articles, research guides, classroom video stream recording, and over ten thousand books! We also have local publications, government documents, teacher’s resources, and special collection,

Number 8: If we don’t have it, we will get it for you. Through our interlibrary loan and document delivery service where you can access books and materials from other libraries. Go to the library website to find out more.

Number 7: Did you know that the library lends out laptops, tablets, kindles, calculators, Bluetooth headset, hard drive, many accounting software and more!

Number 6: The library is the popular space for studying, find yours! We also have special events, orientation programs and writing contests running all year round.

Number 5: Beside the library, you can also find other study spaces. The study lounges, the reading rooms, the discussion room, the business lab, printing station, computer, prayer room.

Number 4: The library is open every day, seven days a week from 7:00am till 9:00pm including during national and international holidays. In addition, the Library’s opening hours will be extended until 11:00 p.m. during June and December exam sessions.

Number 3: Exploring our self-service. Let’s check out our books and laptop and more items online or use our CamEd Student Access app

Number 2: Did you know that there is a librarian to support your research skill and development? Youcan email, chat email or make an appointment with your librarian. We have divers’ librarians’ staff who can speak Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Japanese. We’re always happy to help you!

Number 1: Still don’t know where to start? Stop by the business desk on the front door and we can answer your question. You can also like us on Facebook or go to our website for more library updates!