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

Need a PDF converter?

Have  look at Smallpdf that can compress, merge and split PDF as well as convert:
  • JPG to PDF
  • PDF to JPG
  • Word to PDF
  • Excel to PDF
  • PPT to PDF

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Update on Emerald abstract databases

I regret to inform you that the following abstract databases are no longer available in the Emerald database:
  • Computer & Communications Security Abstracts
  • Computer Abstracts International Database
  • International Civil Engineering Abstracts

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome back

At the start of the second semester I want to welcome back staff and students and also wish you a successful semester ahead!
Undergraduate students may want to have a look at Study smarter, learn better: 8 tips from memory researchers that Joseph Stromberg updated. Quoting from the article, here are the main points in brief:
  • Don't just re-read your notes and readings
  • Ask yourself lots of questions
  • Connect new information to something you already know
  • Draw out the information in a visual form
  • Use flashcards
  • Don't cram — space out your studying
  • Teachers should space out and mix up their lessons too
  • There's no such thing as a "math person"

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Looking for free e-books to read during the recess?

OEDb (Open Education Database) has published a list entitled 5 e-Book Collections with Over 100,000 Free e-Books.These e-books can be read on iPhones, Kindles, Nooks or smartphones.