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Welcome to the Self Learning Zone!

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The SLZ is a directory of online learning materials that will enable you to become a power user of academic information resources. Many of the resources are video presentations with animation to enliven your learning process. The Self Learning Zone in the Atrium has PCs with headphones to playback the audio. Through the SLZ you will gain skills in
  • SmartSearch (the Library's new search tool)
  • Information Literacy (the skills that enable you to produce quality assignments)
  • Electronic resources, such as databases

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Go to Common Problems in Papers
Common Problems in Papers
Presentation by Prof. Dominic Mazvimavi of the Institute for Water Studies and the Department of Earth Sciences at UWC. This was delivered at the Elsevier Author Workshop held on 20 October 2015 at...
http://lib.uwc.ac.za/images/Common_Problems_in_Papers_Domini...
Go to Feedly Tutorial
Feedly Tutorial
Feedly tutorial (9:49 min) This tutorial will teach you the basics of it and explain why using RSS feeds in general will make your life easier. Part of an assignment for Boise State University's...
https://youtu.be/Y9AZEiWYCHo
Go to ScienceDirect (63 PowerPoint slides presented by Elsevier to Library staff in April 2015)
ScienceDirect (63 PowerPoint slides presented by Elsevier to Library staff in April 2015)
ScienceDirect presentation by Genevieve Musasa (Elsevier Customer Consultant: Africa region)
http://lib.uwc.ac.za/images/Genevieve.pdf
Go to Generating Citations with the MS Word and OpenOffice Plug-ins (Mendeley Minute)
Generating Citations with the MS Word and OpenOffice Plug-ins (Mendeley Minute)
This 2 minute video demonstrates how to use the MS Word plug-in for Mendeley Desktop v. 0.9.9.2 on a Windows computer. The process is substantially similar for other versions of the software, run on...
https://youtu.be/zkrVbBSrK_w
Go to Search on Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web (Mendeley Minute)
Search on Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web (Mendeley Minute)
A quick 3.23 minute video tutorial on how to search your Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web applications
https://youtu.be/XKAcQTea7E8

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