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Community & Health Sciences: Research Resource Guide

Senior Librarian: CHS

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Vuyokazi Kiva-Johnson
Community and Health Sciences (CHS) Branch Library,
First Floor, UWC CHS Faculty,

021 959 2684


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 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.


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