Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Are you looking for an online dictionary?

Explore Oxford Reference which is available online for NMMU staff and students. Oxford Reference provides quality, up-to-date reference content of Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Oxford Reference covers 25 different subject areas which can either be browsed or searched. Oxford Reference is regularly updated.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Good news about exporting search results to EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web)

At last I have been able to add slides on other databases exporting search results. The slides show how to export search results from the following databases:
Other databases of which slides are still available:

Friday, October 3, 2014

For students: Need some advice on creating passwords?

Recently Bruce Herzog in his article Creating better passwords by knowing how they're cracked, summarized a very good article Choosing secure passwords which was written by Bruce Schneier. If you are in a hurry, do read Bruce Herzog's summary as it gives very good advice.

Another article on passwords that I found quite interesting is How a password changed my life which was written by Mauricio Estrella. At his place of work he was forced to change his password every 30 days and he started to apply a method to his passwords that impacted his life in a positive way. This could also help you in your studies!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New search tool now available

The NMMU Library and Information Services has made a discovery tool available called FindPlus. This search tool allows you to search the library catalogue and online databases  from one starting point. Search results will cover all types of sources, e.g. books, journal articles, etc. Large search results can be refined by using filters on the left side of the screen, e.g. by format, collection, location, date, language and an online database.

The Library Catalogue has been renamed “Classic Catalogue” and will remain available.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

IT students: eBook IT Core still available

Last year the School of ICT subscribed to EBSCOhost's eBookIT Core collection. Although the library has not subscribed to it this year, the collection that was accessible last year, is still available in EBSCOhost. The collection contains more than 2,200 titles covering key subject areas in IT, including desktop and office applications, enterprise computing, networking, programming, cybersecurity, web design and development, and more.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Book exhibition for Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology

Academic staff are invited to visit the book exhibition held by Hargraves Library Service for the faculty. Here is an opportunity to view books that can be purchased for the library. Looking forward to seeing you at the exhibition!


  • Thursday 14 August, 08:30-16:30

  • Friday 15 August, 09:00-14:00


Boardroom, 2nd floor inside the Library at Summerstrand Campus (North). Follow the arrows in the library to the venue

Friday, August 1, 2014

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