This guide provides information and links to resources that could be useful for IS students. To access the list of key resources in the field of IS, as well as guidance on searching for resources, click on one of the menu options on the left pane.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further inquiries and feedback about this guide. We are here to help you become proficient in finding, evaluating and integrating information into your assignments. My contact details are on the box on the left, or come and visit me on level 7 of the main library.
Use the uKwazi search box above to discover the quality study and research materials the library has gathered for you.
The library runs orientation and training sessions on a variety of library topics, including how to use uKwazi, your resource discovery tool. These sessions are usually advertised to the UWC community through Campus Communications. Alternatively, you can check when the next session is and book yourself via https://uwc-ac-za.libcal.com/calendar.
If you believe that a library instruction session would be beneficial for your class on topics such as Library Orientation, uKwazi, Information Literacy, Digital Literacies, or Research and Reference Support, kindly encourage your lecturer to arrange a session.
To make the request, please share the following online form with your lecturer: https://uwc-ac-za.libwizard.com/f/uwclibrary_training_request
This form will enable them to request library training from the UWC Library.
Thank you for your cooperation in enhancing your learning experience.
To assist you in familiarizing yourself with some of the terminology commonly used in libraries, the UWC Library has developed a multilingual online glossary. We encourage you to explore it and expand your library language knowledge.
Interlibrary Loan is a service available to UWC staff and students to request material that is not available at our holdings.
You can access previous exam papers by visiting the following link: Exam past papers (primarily exam papers from before the year 2022)
Please be aware that starting from 2022, past exam papers should be accessible through your iKamva course modules. If you cannot find specific exam papers via the provided link, please reach out to your department administrator for assistance.
Please note that memorandums, multiple-choice question papers, and postgraduate exam papers are not available through this resource.
To access the Exam Papers, please use your network login details.
The credentials that you will use for login to your UWC library account or to sign into EZproxy when accessing online journals from off campus, will be the same login details that you use for the iKamva Learning Management System, the Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) or the Virtual Private Network (VPN).
If you experience any problems with your login details, please contact the ICS Helpdesk on 021 959 2000 or the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who registered in 2021 and later:
Students who registered before 2021:
The following login procedures are documented to assist UWC staff and students connecting to the UWC-CAMPUS Wi-Fi network:
NB: Changing your password will change your password for all of the following accounts that you may use; iKamva.uwc.ac.za, uKwazi library account, EZproxy, VPN, Intranet.
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