Library Services

Research journey & strategy

Introduction

Dear student,

You will be expected to use the library and its resources extensively for your research. In order to assist you with using information resources effectively and succeed in your studies, the librarians have designed a course call information literacy (IL).

What is IL?

Have a look at the diagram below:

The IL course will empower you with skills to collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources and use the information appropriately and responsibly. Look out for dates on IL courses on the library notice boards or contact your Subject Librarian.

Analyzing the topic and formulating a research strategy
Find information resources to increase familiarity with your topic
Identify keywords and other related words on the topic
Critically identify, find and analyze and select relevant information
Construct an effective search strategy