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This guide is designed to meet the information needs of Department of Dietetics at the University of the Western Cape in the Community and Health Science Faculty.


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Off Campus Login

The library page will automatically detect Off Campus users and will thus prompt for your Novell Username ( student no. or staff no.) and Password ( Date of birth - yymmdd, full id no. or passport no.) when required.

Exam Papers

Use your Student number and password (yyyymmdd) to access previous question papers.

Prescribed/Recommended Books

Prescribed textbooks are kept in the short loan section at level 5. Short Loan is a collection of books and photocopies that may be borrowed for a very short time - usually just for few hours or maybe overnight! Click on the PDF icon below to view the list of short loan titles, alternatively search via uKwazi

How many books may you borrow out with your student card?

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Future of Food

Welcome to Dietetics Library Guide

STOP COVID-19  (other languages)

HIFA profile: Kuku Voyi is chair of the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa.


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Example of subject headings and call numbers

Dietetics 613.2
Food for infants 613.22
Sugar-free diet 613.28332
low-fat diet 613.2843
Food and drink 641
Food technology 664



Searching Tips

Boolean Operators ( AND, OR, NOT )

Join concepts: dietetics AND nutrition

Synonyms: nutrition OR food

Excluding words from your search: obesity NOT fast-foods

Phrase searching: "..." ( inverted commas )

" diary free diet "

Truncations: * at the end of a word or within a wordysmanage* search for manager, management

p*adiatric search for peadiatric, pediatric 

Parentheses () 

to enclose search strategies will customize your results to more accurately reflect your topic

( smoking OR tobacco ) AND food

not return smoking or tobacco when food is not mentioned

Systematic Review

Use PICO as tool to analyze the parts of your question

people/problem intervention/ exposure comparison outcomes
What are the important characteristics of the patients &/or problem? What you plan to do for the patient or problem? What, if anything, is the alternative to the intervention? What is the outcome that you would like to measure?
people who exercise warm up before exercise no warm up injury prevention

PICO is a good framework to help clarify your systematic review question.

Beyond PICO: the SPIDER tool for qualitative evidence synthesis.




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About this guide

The content of this guide was developed by Veliswa Tshetsha and reused with permission.

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