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Library and Information Services

Library Orientation
group-orientation Each TUT library offers a variety of orientation programmes and information literacy training. The goal of information literacy is to empower students and staff to be effective and independent users of information and information resources. The information literacy training programmes consists of six modules: Library Orientation; Library Home Page and in-house Catalogue; prints and multimedia materials; Browsers and Search Engines; Referencing with Harvard method, Electronic Resources Portal and Online Databases.
Library Homepage and Catalogue
online-libraryThe LIS homepage ( provides access to the library collections, electronic content and reserved collections. Access to clients' records requires a valid TUT student, staff or LIS client number. The site also provides lists of latest acquisitions.
Browsers and Search Engines
browserThis module focuses on accessing, retrieving and applying electronic information published in the internet for academic purposes. It provides training in compiling search strategies, compiling bibliographies and conducting literature reviews.
Prints and Multimedia
multimediaProvides training on selecting, and using different information sources effectively, both printed and multimedia materials. It also focuses on providing guidance in using the equipment for multimedia materials.
Harvard Referencing Method
harvardHarvard Referencing training helps students particularly postgraduates with the correct, legal and ethical way of planning and writing assignments. Students who needs assistance may also approach Student Development Support department.
Copyright, copy chaos and everything in between

The African Commons Project, together with TUT and LIASA organized a “Copyright chaos and everything in between” workshop, that was held at TUT during May 2011. The workshop was based on the recent findings of a research project, on copyright and access to educational materials. The Africa Commons Project shared and talked about the problem areas and concerns for teachers and librarians that have been revealed through the survey.Read More

Electronic Resources Portal
e-resourcesTraining of the Electronic Resources Portal provides:-( a search facility, browse option, links to the internet search engines) enables LIS clients in effective search and retrieval strategies of using the electronic resources.
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