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Getting started: Creating a Library PIN and Accessing Library e-Resources
How To Create a Library PIN
Before you can access any of the resources the library has to offer, you must create a Library pin. This video will walk you through how to create this pin. It is advisable that you do this now before starting your coursework subjects, so it is out of the way and does not become an obstacle once you need to start conducting research.
How To Search the e-Wits Catalogue
Knowing how to find books (hardcopies and e-books), will be pivotal once you start writing assignments, and even more so when you start working on your Research Proposal. This video provides you with a step-by-step guide on how to search the library catalogue for the shelf numbers of books. While you may not be able to access hard copies of books at this stage, many books are also available as e-books, these are also displayed on the Library Catalogue.
Mobile Catalogue /Library App - download on your smart phone
Self Service Machine to borrow books
Zeta Scanner - scan a chapter to USB
How To Search the e- Journal Portal
Not all useful research is found in books, and lots of cutting edge research is published in journal articles. Some articles are easily accessible via the internet access, provided they are open access, although some articles will give you a paywall. If the Library has a subscription for that article, you can search for it using the e-journal portal. You have to search the e-journal portal to determine whether the Library has access to the article.
This video walks you through finding articles using the e-journal portal.