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Web tools for university students: Organisation Tools

This guide will feature an overview of some of our favourite Web tools and how you can use them in your studies

Request a Literature Search

Need sources for your literature review? Struggling to find sources for your assignment, research proposal or thesis?

The Library can assist with a literature search, which is a systematic and comprehensive search for published, academic material on your specific subject/topic. How do you request one? Simply go to Request a literature search .

If you are experiencing problems accessing the form, please use this link

Organisation Tools

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Organisation Tools

Microsoft 365 Tools

requires you to sign in with your myUnisa login 

Online Tools

MS365 Class Notebook​

All your notes, on all your devices, all up to date. OneNote is a digital notebook for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information. Full integration with the cloud means you can free your files from your computer hard drive.


MS365 OneDrive​

OneDrive gives you 1TB of cloud storage: With Office 365, OneDrive is the perfect place to store all your Unisa-related and personal files. From your Unisa assignments, to notes, to photographs and movies, you can save everything here. As your files will be stored in the cloud, which means you'll be able to access them anytime, anywhere, by logging into your 365 account using your Unisa myLife e-mail address and myUnisa password.



Power Automate takes on repetitive tasks that slow you down - just by connecting the apps you already use and turning them into multistep workflows.



Track all your tasks online in one place.

Mendeley: Reference Manager

Please sign in with your myUnisa login and password.


Mendeley is a free reference management tool and an academic social network. Manage your research, showcase your work, connect and collaborate with over five million researchers worldwide.



Pocket is a free application that allows you to save an article or web page to read later. The article is then sent to the user's Pocket list (synced to all of their devices) for offline reading. Pocket removes clutter from articles and allows you to adjust text settings for easier reading.



SlideShare is a slide hosting service.​ Users can upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenDocument presentations​.

​Slide decks can then be viewed on the site itself, on handheld devices or embedded on other sites.​Users can rate, comment on, and share the uploaded content.