How do I do my assignment? To find, access and use information effectively, use the step-by-step guide.
The Library and Information Service offers a wide range of group training sessions with the main focus on enhancing the information literacy skills of all students at Stellenbosch University. A framework for Information Literacy was contemplated and accepted in 2014 to provide structure for an effective information literacy skills training program. The framework describes the development of different levels of information literacy competency.
Lighting Your Way From Research to Writing: 10 modules from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
A 10 module research tutorial created under by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to assist in all stages of the research process.
Especially look at the one on Choosing a topic
- After completing these tutorials you should be able to
- determine an appropriate research question
- choose keywords and find relevant information
- identify and select the right type of information and sources
- compose and revise effective search strategies
- understand the difference between popular and scholarly journal articles
- evaluate websites for appropriateness as information sources
- recognize the importance of documenting sources
- identify and recognize the importance of documenting sources
Source credit: PATH: Lighting Your Way From Research to Writing by UNCG Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Learn about Boolean logic
Search smarter, search faster video from the University of Sydney.
How do I?
Databases, search strategies & finding of articles
Truncation & Boolean Logic
Formulate your search strategy > Search builder
Internet vs databases
ScienceDirect (on-campus access)
Background & demonstration : Boolean search / Advanced search / EBM search
Limit, Export & print options
Elements of journal article reference
Full text vs bibliographic
E-Journals > electronic full text journals in our collection. Embargo, Open & download fulltext
For older citations, check our Older journals in print list (see RH column for pdf list) to see if the hard copy title might be in our collection > If the journal title & year/volume you are looking for, is on the list, you are welcome to visit the library and get it from the journal shelves. Journals from 2000> can circulate for 3 days.
How do I use information responsibly?
Plagiarism, eh? : How to recognize it and get it out of your life
Source credit: William Badke
Associate Librarian, Trinity Western University
Make sense of referencing: from Stellenbosch University Language centre
Learn about scholarly journals
Ingrid van der Westhuizen
Tel. +27 21 938-9435
08:00-12:00; 13:00-16:30 Mondays - Fridays
Tel. +27 21 938-9115
Geneeskunde & Gesondheidswetenskappe Biblioteek/
Medicine & Health Sciences Library
To avoid disappointment, staff and registered students of the Stellenbosch University are encouraged to make appointments for assistance or library instruction.