Friday, March 20, 2015

Information Systems I students - For your information

Ms Melissa Makalima prescribed an e-book version of a custom book called Information Systems I that the library is unable to purchase as copies are sold per device.

The chapters in the custom book are available in the following books:

·         Fundamentals of Business Information Systems (ISBN: 978 1 4080 4421 6):
o   Chapter 1;
o   Chapter 2:
§  Pg 56 – 72; and
§  91 (2.11) – 101.
o   Chapter 3:
§  104 – 111; and
§  126 (summary) – 131.
o   Chapter 5; and
o   Chapter 9.
HF5548.2 S7767 2012 4 copies in the Study Collection and 1 copy in the Short Loan Collection

·         Database Principles (ISBN: 978 1 4080 4863 4):
o   Chapter 1:
§  Pg 6 – 10 (before 1.2.2)
o   Chapter 2;
o   Chapter 3;
o   Chapter 5;
o   Chapter 7; and
o   Chapter 8.

QA76.9 D32D39 2013 4 copies in the Study Collection and 1 copy in the Short Loan Collection

Friday, March 13, 2015

IT students: eBook IT Core still available

In 2013 the School of ICT subscribed to EBSCOhost's eBookIT Core collection. Although the library has not subscribed to it again, the collection 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.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Now available: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition - print and online

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 3rd edition is available in the Reference Collection - call number: Z1006.E539 2015. The online version is only available on campus (IP authentication) for 2015 and 2016.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Do you need to view NMMU links in Google Scholar?

Follow these instructions on how to set NMMU links in Google Scholar. Please note that this option may not always work when searching Google Scholar off campus.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Welcome back!

Welcome back to all staff and returning students of the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and  Information Technology. I hope that 2015 will be a very good year for you. This is also my last year at the NMMU as your faculty librarian and I will do my best to give you an excellent service.

A special welcome to new students and first year students at the NMMU! I will soon be posting the link to a library orientation video so that you can learn more about about the library at the North Campus.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Best wishes

The Christmas holiday will start on Friday 19 December when the university will be closing. Wishing staff and students a very happy Christmas and best wishes for a successful and prosperous 2015! Thank you for your support during 2014.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For students: are you completing your studies at the NMMU this year?

I trust that your examinations have gone well so far and that you have started to look for work. Although the following article is relevant also to students who are returning next year to continue their studies, do read: 9 Tips to Prepare for Jobs and Careers Long Before You Graduate by Theuniversityblog. Another worthwhile read is the advice given by Alyssa Goldman: What I Wish I’d Known Before Beginning the Job Search. For motivation in your job search, Thuy Yau has written: 6 Ways to Open Your Eyes to Opportunities.

Do not forget that completing your studies, is not the end of your learning; have a look at the free resources listed in Don't Let Your Education End at Graduation by Lindsay Gellman. Wishing you all the best in your future careers!