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Library Online Information & Research Skills Resource Guide

Welcome

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

Meet Karen Cook, 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 Karen Cook, at kerasmus@uwc.ac.za, for further assistance. You may also contact me via the contact box here on the bottom left-hand side.

 

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.