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Information Literacy Tutorial

A module-based information literacy tutorial that addresses each stage of the research process, including selecting a topic, identifying information needs, selecting sources, locating information, evaluating information, and citing sources.

Learning Objectives


'Orientation to University of the Western Cape Library'

Module 1 will familiarise you with the layout and organisation of the Library facilities, collections and services.  You'll also be introduced to SmartSearch which is the main tool for finding information in print or online.

Specifically, you will understand the way each of the following Library resources and services works at UWC:

  • Short Loan/Reserve
  • Lending services
  • Knowledge Commons
  • Reference material
  • Photocopiers
  • Periodicals 
  • The online Catalogue
  • Self Learning Zone
  • How to read a Dewey number and find books on the shelves     
  • Basic Library rules
  • Where to get assistance


University of the Western Cape,

Robert Sobukwe Road,



Tel: 021 959 2946