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This guide is designed to meet the information needs of Department of Dietetics at the University of the Western Cape in the Community and Health Science Faculty.

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Off Campus Login

The library page will automatically detect Off Campus users and will thus prompt for your Novell Username ( student no. or staff no.) and Password ( Date of birth - yymmdd, full id no. or passport no.) when required.

Exam Papers

Use your Student number and password (yyyymmdd) to access previous question papers.

Prescribed/Recommended Books

Prescribed textbooks are kept in the short loan section at level 5. Short Loan is a collection of books and photocopies that may be borrowed for a very short time - usually just for few hours or maybe overnight! Click on the PDF icon below to view the list of short loan titles, alternatively search via uKwazi

How many books may you borrow out with your student card?

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Welcome to the Dietetics Library Guide: UWC to host 2nd WPHNA Congress

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Searching Tips

Boolean Operators ( AND, OR, NOT )

Join concepts: dietetics AND nutrition

Synonyms: nutrition OR food

Excluding words from your search: obesity NOT fast-foods

Phrase searching: "..." ( inverted commas )

" diary free diet "

Truncations: * at the end of a word or within a wordysmanage* search for manager, management

p*adiatric search for peadiatric, pediatric 

Parentheses () 

to enclose search strategies will customize your results to more accurately reflect your topic

( smoking OR tobacco ) AND food

not return smoking or tobacco when food is not mentioned

Systematic Review

Use PICO as tool to analyze the parts of your question

people/problem intervention/ exposure comparison outcomes
people who exercise warm up before exercise no warm up injury prevention




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Make an appointment to see your Librarian who can help you select database/s or other search tools, or find books, journal articles etc for your research project. Library Hours

About this guide

The content of this guide was developed by Veliswa Tshetsha and reused with permission.

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