information literate means that you know
how to find the right information and what to do with it!
As a new student you need all the help and support you can get. The Library Information Literacy Workshops will equip you with the ability to effectively navigate the library; understand and reflect information; use sophisticated information retrieval systems; translate the data and information into knowledge, insight, and understanding; successfully apply reference techniques and academic styles; and understand copyright and plagiarism.
The following librarians can assist you with
any queries you may have regarding information literacy training:
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Online Information Literacy Module
The online Information Literacy Module, teaches you how to identify when
you need information, strategise how to
search and find information relevant to your information needs, evaluate
information and apply information effectively.
The UJ Library App
The UJ Library App is your one-stop-shop, that
connects you to all the library resources. Watch this video on how to download the free Library
App to your mobile phone.
Online video tutorials
The UJ library created a series of online
instructional videos to
help you to use our library resources effortlessly and efficiently. These
tutorials are continuously updated.
- Look at the
library website and digital resources
The library's digital resources can help you with all your assignments and projects. It is not always possible to visit the library during library hours. It is therefore crucial that you can see what the library offers online when you have a deadline looming.
- As a quick 'help you', the interactive
Harvard reference style guide will help you when you have to reference a specific source.
library glossary will help you familiarise yourself with library terminology and make the use of the library easier.
- Don't stand in line when you want to borrow or return a book, use the
self check-out machine! See this short
How-to video tutorial
How do I reference?
The library has valuable resources to help you manage your reference list and compile a bibliography. Have a look at
To make your library experience as productive and pleasant as possible, you need to adhere to the following
Plagiarism and Copyright
Plagiarism is a serious offence, as is Copyright violation. Your
faculty subject guides and the
online information literacy module will shed light onto these two serious topics Try this plagiarism game - you will learn about plagiarism while having fun!
Where do I find information on my coursework? (Electronic Course Reserves)
Electronic Course Reserves (ECR) gives access to materials reserved for a specific course. This can be prescribed books, recommended chapters, etc. You can access materials for this course by typing the course name, course code, or by searching
using your lecturer's name.
Past exam papers
Past exam papers are available online. You have various browse options, such as browsing according to faculty, subject, course code and lecturer.
Theses & Dissertations
Electronic Theses & Dissertations completed at UJ can be searched by selecting Theses & Dissertations under 'Communities in UJ IR'.
Theses & Dissertations can be browsed by Issue Date, Author, Title and Subject.
Where can I find information about my Faculty and subjects?
Faculty and subject guides are aimed to meet your subject specific information needs .
UJ Institutional Repository
UJ Insitutional Repository collects and maintains intellectual scholarship such as published journal articles (pre-print and post-print), conference papers and proceedings, data sets, reports, and theses and dissertations.