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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.

How do I know what's in the Library?

The Library has a searchable catalogue called SMARTSEARCH.

Use SmartSearch to find the following:

1. Books, print journals, multimedia (DVDs, videos) and theses in the library
2. Online journal articles (e-journals found in databases)
3. UWC research publications deposited in the UWC Research Repository

Click here to view the 5 minute demonstration of how to use SmartSearch.

Study Space

  Study Space



The Library offers a variety of different types of working space:

  • Silent study areas (Level 4 and 10)
  • Group discussion Rooms on Level 6 and Level 9 (reservations should be made with the Reference Librarian at the Entrance on Level 5)  
  • 24 Hour Study Hall on Level 2
  • Laptop-friendly zones:  Level 7 and 10
  • Study areas on all levels
  • Over 200 computers with Internet access & printing (login in with student number as user id and date of birth as password)  
  • Wireless Internet access for your personal devices
  • Easy chairs available in the Library foyer, Malangatana Reading Room and on Level 3  



University of the Western Cape,

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Tel: 021 959 2946