Monday, September 28, 2015

Faculty Librarian website due to be removed in December 2015

All Faculty Librarian websites will be removed in December 2015,  in accordance with a decision made by Branch and Faculty Librarians. Instead, please use the NMMU Library and Information Services website. Please download the following document to help you with the transition

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Do you need access to "open" (free) articles in journals?

Then try Paperity, which provides access to free journal articles from many disciplines. It claims to be the "...first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. Keep on top of recent discoveries and never hit a paywall."

Friday, August 14, 2015

New content now available in Google Scholar

Although NMMU libraries do not subscribe to ProQuest databases, scholarly content of it's databases is now indexed in Google Scholar; read the article ProQuest scholarly content now discoverable in Google Scholar. Should you find a relevant article, follow these instructions to find full text in NMMU LIS databases. On campus follow these instructions to search Google Scholar and to find content available in NMMU libraries.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

IEEE Xplore Digital Library again available on and off-campus

The problem of accessing IEEE Xplore Digital Library off-campus, has now been fixed and the database can be searched both on and off-campus.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

IEEE Xplore Digital Library temporarily not available off-campus

 IEEE Xplore Digital Library is temporarily not available for searches off-campus. Staff and students can access the database on campus using this link: IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Monday, July 20, 2015

Welcome back! Students: do you want to take better notes in class?

Welcome back to all students and staff!

If you have been struggling to take notes in class, then have a look at What’s the best, most effective way to take notes? According to the article, there are four stages to good note taking and each is described in detail:

  • Note taking
  • Note making
  • Note interacting
  • Note reflecting