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

Friday, July 17, 2015

Questions on copyright?

Have a look at the article 10 copyright conundrums clarified by Cornish. The author is Graham Cornish. He gives answers to the following questions:

  • Why is copyright so often ignored by users?
  • When does a work based on another work become original?
  • Who owns the copyright in children’s work in schools?
  • What is the difference between a literary and a dramatic work?
  • Who owns the copyright in a collection of images?
  • Who owns the content of a sound recording?
  • Is it permitted to show films and DVDs in libraries?
  • Who is the author of a database?
  • Is all material on the web copyright?
  • Who owns the copyright in a work bequeathed to a library or archive?

Monday, July 6, 2015

Update on registering in Web of Science and EndNote

Last year end of February I reported a problem we experienced with registering in Web of Science as well as EndNote inside Web of Science. The problem has now been solved and here are slides that show you how to register in EndNote.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wishing staff and students an enjoyable winter recess

Here are some ideas of what to do during the winter recess: