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Entrepreneurship Library Guide: Research Guide

Writing Assistance

Contact the UCT Writing Centre for guidance and assistance in all your academic writing needs. The writing centre provides one-on-one support for all disciplinary backgrounds and all tertiary levels.

Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. 

Watch this video to learn how to start your research on SAGE Research Methods by walking through an example of how Sarah, an undergraduate Psychology major, uses the tool to help with her research.  You will learn how to search content, refine results, review abstracts, download PDFs, cite research, use the Methods Lists feature, and discover related content.

Off Campus Access

UCT staff and students can access Electronic Resources off-campus using EZProxy from the library website.

Understanding Your Topic

Getting started:

1. Use dictionaries and encyclopedias to get definitions of unfamiliar terms, whilst encyclopedias give more detailed explanations and overviews of topics. eg. World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship (R 338.O4003 WORL)  or The Blackwell encyclopedia of management  (CR 658.003 BLAC)

*The R before the location number refers to Reference collection which is situated near the Information Desk. 

2. Identify key terms (concepts) and any alternative terms to broaden or narrow your search. You should choose three or four main points when searching for information covering your topic. Try to go from general to specific, eg. entrepreneurship AND South Africa

How to search effectively

How to intepret your Reading List