Please contact the
branch librarian to decide on the
outcomes of a training session.
We suggest that the lecturer also
attend the training session.
The training sessions can consist of the following:
Attention will be given to the physical outlay of the
library and its collections,
general information (library hours, membership, access) as well
as services (lending,
shortloan, interlendings and information services). An
introduction to relevant
reference works can also be given.
Introduction to the library homepage
Training preferably in an electronic training
Development of an effective search strategy
Identifying the important elements of a topic; the
translation into a effective search
statement that reflects the key elements of a subject.
How to reference published sources,
e-sources and web sources according to
Searching for books (also theses, reports, journal
titles, etc.) according to authors,
titles, subject headings and keywords; elements
necessary to cite the source
correctly; shelf numbers.
How to choose and use relevant databases; search
strategies; evaluation of the
results; full text articles; peer-reviewed articles;
How to find a journal article
with just the bibliographic reference; SFX-links;
concurrent searches in several
databases with Metalib; how to avoid plagiarism and the
Training on WebCT
A library module on how to find information
for a specific assignment. Such a module
can consist of a list of recommended reference
works (also electronic);
recommended keywords to use in the catalogue and
databases; PowerPoint slides with examples on how
to use a database; guide to use
the catalogue; how to avoid plagiarism and the
correct reference techniques.
Training on how to find research
material on the World Wide Web
Can consist of the following:
Subject search engines eg. SCIRUS,
GoogleBooks, repositories, directories) and RSS feeds.
to the library catalogue
Types of training
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