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The Library’s collection consists of books, journals (electronic and print). Library facilities include computer workstations with internet access, printing, photocopying. The library also offers study areas including cubicles for postgraduate students and a 24 hour study area that is accessible 7 days per week.


Some of the services on offer are circulation, document delivery, information services (these include direct support to individual students and academics) and training in the use of the library and its resources.

The University of Venda Library is housed in one main library building. The Law Library is a section within the main building housing the legal collection.


Mission

The mission of the University of Venda Library is to provide a comprehensive information service to its students, staff and the community outside the University.

The Library will achieve its mission by means of advanced information and communication technology, well trained staff and a comprehensive stock of information resources.

Vision

The vision of the University of Venda Library is to be a dynamic, user focused information service provider that caters for teaching, learning and research within fields of study that are responsive to the needs of rural and regional development in Southern Africa.

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Mrs. Mushoni Mulaudzi obtained an honours degree in Library and Information Science from the University of the North (now University of Limpopo) and a Masters Degree in Public Management from the University of Pretoria. She worked as a librarian at Vhembe District Library before joining the University of Venda Library in 1992. Mushoni Mulaudzi has served as a member of Council of the African Library Association of South Africa (ALASA), Regional Representative of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), member of the Limpopo Provincial Library and Information Service Board responsible for advising the MEC on library and information services matters in the province. Mrs. Mulaudzi heads a staff establishment of 39 members.

The Library subscribes to the following databases:

# Databases Coverage URL/ Web Address
1 Ebscohost Multi-disciplinary http://search.ebscohost.com

• Academic Search Complete multi-disciplinary with full text

• Agricola Agriculture

• Business Source Complete Academic Business Resources

• CINAHL with Full Text Nursing and Allied Health Journals

• Communication and Mass Media Complete Communication and Mass media

• ERIC Educational Resources

• Health Source – Consumer Edition Consumer Health Information

• Health Source: Nursing/Academic edition Medical Disciplines

• Econlit with Full Text Indexes and Full Text articles

• Environment Complete Environmental disciplines

• Greenfile Human Impact to the Environment

• Library, Information Science and Technical Abstracts librarianship and bibliometrics

• Masterfile Premier Multi-disciplinary

• Regional Business News Regional Business publications

• MEDLINE Authoritative medical Information

• Newspaper Source Full text U.S and International newspapers

• Teacher Reference Centre Education indexing and abstracts




2 SABINET
http://reference.sabinet.co.za/all_products

• SA-ePublications SA Full Text journals - multidisciplinary http://journals.sabinet.co.za

• SA Media SA newspaper articles http://www.sabinet.co.za

• All Legal Products legal products http://discover.sabinet.co.za/
3 Science Direct Multi-disciplinary with strong emphasis on the sciences http://sciencedirect.com
4 JSTOR Multi-disciplinary http://jstor.org
5 Emerald Management http://emeraldinsight.com
6 Web of Knowledge Multi-disciplinary http://webofknowledge.com
7 Springerlink Multi-disciplinary; strong emphasis on science http://link.springer.com
8 Global Books in Print International in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books http://globalbooksinprint.com
9 African Journals Online African Journals http://ajol.info
10 Directory of Open Access Journals Multi-disciplinary http://doaj.org
11 NEXUS (NRF) Current and completed research including theses and dissertations http://nrf.ac.za

Useful Websites


Description URL / Web Address

Google Scholar http://scholar.google.co.za

General Information about South Africa http://rainbownation.com

Government Information and Documents http://www.gov.za

South African Statistics http://www.statssa.gov.za

Crime statistics http://saps.gov.za

Human Sciences Research Council http://hsrc.ac.za

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research http://csir.ac.za

English dictionary and thesaurus http://merriam-webster.com

Online encyclopaedia-free online access to a small subset on a specified word or phrase http://britannica.com

search over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries-reputable and citable http://encyclopedia.com

Gateway to free e-journals http://www.icast.org.in/ejournal/ejournal.php

Social Sciences Research Network http://ssrn.com

Access My Library http://accessmylibrary.com

full text articles from databases e.g Emeraldinsight http://www.search.com

Free academic resources for students. http://www.squidoo.com/free-academic-resources-for-students

More than 100 trusted sources including dictionaries, enclopaedias etc. http://www.encyclopedia.com/

access to more than 57000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. http://factmonster.com/encyclopedia.html

History, facts, statistics and maps of a country www.infoplease.com

historic events and birth dates http://www.scopesys.com/anyday/

general & life sciences encyclopedia http://www.eol.org

country profiles The Encyclopedia of Earth

Expert reviewed info about the earth http://www.eoearth.org

Country Reports http://www.countryreports.org/

Encyclopedia Of Law & Economics http://encyclo.findlaw.com/

Includes PRIME-Maths interacive encyclopaedia http://www.mathacademy.com/

Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/

Encyclopedia of Psychology http://www.psychology.org

230 plus peer-reviewed open access jornals covering all major disciplines of Science, technology, medicine and social sciences http://www.benthamscience.com/open

Intute http://www.intute.ac.uk/

OpenDOAR http://www.opendoar.org/

Pinakes http://www.pinakes.org/

PLOS (Public Library of Science) http://www.plos.org//

PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/l

Meta search engine http://www.alltheinternet.com/

Blog on information research http://info-research.blogspot.com/

Blog search http://www.blog-search.com/

Collaborative information seeking http://collab.infoseeking.org/

Information needs http://www.informationneeds.org/

South African Search Engines


Ardvark http://www.aardvark.co.za/search/

Ananzi http://www.ananzi.co.za/

Search South Africa http://searchza.com/

Current Awareness


Brief Description URL / Web Address

Headline articles from recent publications http://www.citeulike.org/journals

4000 medical sources including TOC's http://www.terkko.helsinki.fi/feednavigator

Table of Contects from over 10,000 journals; many with fulltext http://www.myfavoritejournals.com

Latest issues of favorite science journals http://www.myjournals.org

Life sciences'magazine rac'; TOCs, see popular articles www.scifeeds.com

search for 1000s of journal table of contents; RSS feeds by title, link to full text http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk

Provides access to the BLs Electronic Table of Contents of 20000 current journals and 16000 conference proceedings every year http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk

BERJ-British Educational Research Journal www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal

The Library is open during the following hours:

Day Time
Mondays - Thursdays 08:30 - 22:00
Friday 08:30 - 20:00
Saturdays 08:30 - 14:00
During Vacations 08:30 - 16:45 Mondays to Fridays

Changes in the opening hours will be indicated by notices issued by the Library from time to time.

The Library is closed during the end-of-year closure period of the University.

Click here to view the substract of Library Rules from the Calender

The Library provides training to assist staff and students in the use of the Library and its resources.


1. Guides

Please click below to access the different library training guides:


2. Library orientation

It is compulsory for students to attend a library orientation session on the day set aside for their School's Library Orientation. Further orientation will be arranged with academics during the course of the year. General library orientation takes place at the beginning of the year and is targeted at first entering students.

For more information please contact:

Ms T.V. Nemalili
(Librarian: User Services)
Tel:
015- 962 8559
Email: vmalabi@univen.ac.za


3.
Further training

Advanced user training is offered throughout the year and is available at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Training sessions can be arranged for individuals and groups.

Academics are encouraged to arrange user training sessions for their students.

Please contact the Subject Librarian for your school to arrange for training

Trainer Contact Details Schools Services
Ms. T.P Tlakula Pascalis.tlakula@univen.ac.za
(015) 962-8542

Human Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Mrs. N.K. Mahwasane Nkhangweni.mahwasane@univen.ac.za
(015) 962-8271

Education

Mr. M.T. Ramabina Maropene.ramabina@univen.ac.za
(015) 962-8544

Law

Ms. A.I. Mokwevbo ivy.khangale@univen.ac.za
(015) 962-8544

Management Sciences

Ms. S.R. Lesetja shela.lesetja@univen.ac.za
(015) 962-8549

Maths and Natural Sciences

Ms. S.M. Hlabangwane sindy.hlabangwane@univen.ac.za
(015) 962-8551

Agriculture
Health Sciences

Name Contact Details
Director's Office
Ms Mushoni Mulaudzi (Director : Library Services) Tel: 015 962 8106
E-mail: tshif@univen.ac.za
Ms Humbulani Munyai (Executive Secretary) Tel: 015 962 8314
E-mail: humbulani.munyai@univen.ac.za
Ms Tshiwela Matshotshi
(Administrator)
Tel: 015 962 8487
E-mail: matshotshit@univen.ac.za
Technical Services
Ms Irene Mashamba (Head of Division) Tel: 015 962 8166
E-mail: matamela@univen.ac.za
Acquisitions Section
Mr Rudzani Sadiki Tel:015 962 8388
Email: rudzani.sadiki@univen.ac.za
Mr Tshilidzi Ravhutsi Tel: 015 962 8046
E-mail: ravhutsit@univen.ac.za
Ms Patricia Ramabulana Tel: 015 962 8180
E-mail: patricia.thovhakale@univen.ac.za
Periodicals Section
Mrs Shumani
Nndwakhulu
Tel: 9628452
Email: Shumani.nndwakhulu@univen.ac.za
Mr Steven Nemukongwe Tel: 015 962 8378
E-mail: steven.nemukongwe@univen.ac.za
Cataloguing Section
Mr Nnduvheni Malabi (Head Cataloguing) Tel: 015 962 8564
E-mail: nmalabi@univen.ac.za
Ms Constance Mutsila Tel: 015 962 8469
E-mail: mutsilag@univen.ac.za
Mr Doctor Raulinga Tel: 015 962 8555
Email: doctor.raulinga@univen.ac.za
Ms Zwiitwaho Siaga Tel: 015 962 8340
Email: Zwiitwaho.siaga@univen.ac.za
Law Library
Mr Maropene Ramabina(Law Librarian) Tel: 015 962 8521
E-mail: maropene.ramabina@univen.ac.za
Ms Dolly Makhura Tel: 015 962 8733
E-mail: makhura@univen.ac.za
Special Collections
Mr Khathutshelo Mphidi Tel: 015 962 8134
E-mail: mphidik@univen.ac.za
Reference Section
Ms T.A Matodzi (Head of Division) Tel: 015 962 8325
Email: lufuno@univen.ac.za
Ms Pascalis Tlakula (Inf.Libr)
Human & Social Sciences and Environmental Science schools
Tel: 015 962 8542
Email: pascalis.tlakula@univen.ac.za
Ms Nkhangweni Mahwasane (Inf. Libr) Education Tel: 015 962 8271
Email: Nkhangweni.Mahwasane@univen.ac.za
Ms Shela Lesetja (Info. Libr.) Maths & Natural Sciences Tel: 015 962 8549
E-mail: shelarahab.lesetja@univen.ac.za
Ms Ivy Mokwevbo (info.Librarian) Management Sciences Tel: 015 962 8544
E-mail: ivy.khangale@univen.ac.za
Ms Sindy Hlabangwane(Inf.Libr) Agric.&Health Tel: 015 962 8551
E-mail: sindy.hlabangwane@univen.ac.za
User Services
Ms Violet Nemalili (Head of Division) Tel: 015 962 8559
Email: violet.malabi@univen.ac.za
Circulation Section
Main Issue Desk
Mr Cedric Muvhango Tel: 015 962 8140
E-mail: cedrick.muvhango@univena.ac.za
Ms Nyambeni Mulaudzi Tel: 015 962 8543
E-mail: nyambeni.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za
Ms Mercy Makhavhu Tel: 015 962 8140
E-mail: makhavhum@univen.ac.za
Mr Fungisani Ralineba Tel: 015 962 8282
E-mail: fungisanir@univen.ac.za
Reserve Collection
Ms Gladys Tshipetane Tel: 015 962 8537
E-mail: tshipetaneg@univen.ac.za
Ms Peggy Mudau Tel: 015 962 8411
E-mail: mudauli@univen.ac.za
Inter Library Loan
Mr Mashudu Ntshauba Tel: 015 962 8724
E-mail: ntshaubam@univen.ac.za
Shelving
Ms Lindiwe Mtshali Tel: 015 962 8155
E-mail: masanabol@univen.ac.za
Ms Mbulungeni Mudzunga Tel: 015 962 8348
E-mail: mudzungaj@univen.ac.za
Ms Irene Baloyi Tel: 015 962 8348
E-mail: Sasavona.baloyi@univen.ac.za
Mr Raphotle Paul Tel: 015 962 8155
E-mail: raphoptlep@univen.ac.za
Ms Livhuwani Segudu Tel: 015 962 8348
E-mail: segudul@univen.ac.za
Evening Staff
Mr Rendani Mabogo Tel: 015 962 8140
E-mail: mabogor@univen.ac.za
Ms Matodzi Matibe Tel: 015 962 8140
E-mail: matibem@univen.ac.za
Mr Moses Raphasha Tel: 015 962 8733
E-mail: musher@univen.ac.za
Ms Florence Mushavhanamadi Tel: 015 962 8537
E-mail: mushavhaf@univen.ac.za
Systems Librarian
Vacant
Information Literacy
Mr Frederick Mavhunduse Tel: 015 962 8554
E-mail: mavhundusef@univen.ac.za
Mr Alugumi Ndou Tel: 015 962 8423
E-mail: andou@univen.ac.za