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Medicine and Health Sciences: Human Nutrition: Dietetics III Workshop

Medicine and Health sciences


Welcome to this training session that serve as an introductory hands on to appropriate online library guides, research process resources and support available to you as Research Methodology 312 for Dietetics III students.

Workshop programme


Libguide orientation

  •  Mendeley training session
  •  Databases Demonstration: Pubmed and Science Direct
  • Tools&Tips: Compiling a search strategy, Guides & tutorials,  Help: Ask, Chat  Questions.

Closing & Feedback

Mendeley and referencing

Mendeley library guide

For detailed examples on the Vancouver style: visit the  Referencing libguide and follow the uniform requirements link at bottom of page under Faculty and health Sciences: Vancouver 

Referencing styles at Stellenbosch

Authors of academic texts always need to acknowledge the sources they use for their research.

Follow the link below to learn why you need to reference, when and how you should provide references. The book covers the Harvard, APA and Vancouver methods and the footnote system.

Watch our videos, and more help on making the best use of your library resources

Help with Statistical Analysis

Biostatistics Clinic  - from the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics - runs from 13:00-17:00 every first Wednesday of the month.

Tutorials and Worth to know

Storing and sharing of large files

Research Process: Plan and design

 Your literature review: How to guide (ppt slides)

Managing your references (Why, when, how of referencing & Mendeley LIbguide & Workshop)

Mendeley: get started

Mendeley training

Example: Search string using boolean logic

Appropriate services delivered by dieticians for end-stage cancer patients

___ AND ( __OR __ ) AND ( __OR __ OR__) 

(service OR program OR therapeutic) AND (dietetic* OR "human nutrition") AND (end-stage OR hospice) AND (cancer OR malignan*)

Engage with literature and adapt strategy accordingly:

(service OR program OR therapeutic) AND (dietetic* OR nutrition) AND (end-stage OR hospice OR palliative) AND (cancer OR malignan* OR oncology)


Worksheet: Develop your search strategy

Search Ebscohost

Research databases
Limit Your Results
  • Select / Deselect all
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Africa-Wide Information
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Ebscohost Tutorials

Boolean operators

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Faculty librarian

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Yusuf Ras
Medicine and Health Sciences Library
Private Bag X5036
South Africa

+27 21 938 9365

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