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Community & Health Sciences: Research Resource Guide

Welcome

Welcome to the Online Learning Resource that will assist you finding information on your research topic. 

Meet Vuyokazi Kiva-Johnson, the Senior Librarian for the Community of Health Sciences Branch Library. In this short welcoming video (2m:0s) you will find an overview of what to expect in this training resource.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact box on your bottom left-hand side. You may also contact Gerald Louw, the Faculty Librarian of Community of Health Sciences at glouw@uwc.ac.za for further assistance. 

 

There are six lesson parts to participate in during this lesson:

  • Part 1: Introduction to the library website & e-Resources
  • Part 2: Unpacking the research topic
  • Part 3: Search strategies
  • Part 4: Searching for literature using the library’s e-Resources
  • Part 5: Evaluating information sources
  • Part 6: Plagiarism and Referencing

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes (for the lessons)

By the end of the six lesson parts, you should be able to:

  1. Understand how to navigate and access the UWC Library website to identify various useful resources and services.
  2. Analyse your research topic and identify the most important keywords/concepts.
  3. Understand how to use search techniques to develop your search strategies.
  4. Navigate and search essential databases for your research.
  5. Identify and evaluate information sources & search results.
  6. Understand why referencing is important and how to reference in your preferred reference style.

 

Let's get going! 

NB: You may now proceed to start your LESSONS for this training resource.

UWC LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES

University of the Western Cape,

Robert Sobukwe Road,

Bellville,

7535

Tel: 021 959 2946

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Thursday 8:20 AM — 11:55 PM

Friday 8:20 AM — 8:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Sunday Closed