The Importance of Research

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writing-hand-silhouetteThe importance of proper research cannot be understated. Methodology and samples must be maintained consistently for research and science of all kinds to progress. It is not only there to prove the truth, but also in fact make sure we know what is not true. Leann Zarah has more to say on the matter.

Endnote Sessions Next Week

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1379512453571Are you looking to learn how to use Endnote, and what advantages it might offer over similar programs like Refworks? Then look no further! The Health Sciences Library is offering two Endnote sessions next week on the 22nd and 23rd of August! Find out more here!

UCT Famelab!

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FameLab poster-1UCT Students one and all, who are interested in Astronomy and Science in general should check out UCT’s Fame Lab event! UCT has a slew of young scientists compete and present a topic in just three minutes~

29 August 2017
Venue: Sport Science Institute, Newlands
• 16h30-17h00 Welcome drinks
• 17h00-17h15 Welcome
• 17h15-18h15 Finalists present
• 18h15-18h35 Invited Speaker: Prof. Thomas Jarrett Topic: Visualizing Big Data Science
• 18h40-18h50 Winner announced
•18h50 Closing by Prof Phakeng (DVC of Research & Internationalisation)
• 19h00 Cocktail dinner

Please RSVP to by 21 August as space is limited and for catering purposes.

Covering various topics that feed into the research cycle, from academic writing to literature reviews, and bibliometrics, the Savvy workshops are essential in supporting research at all levels. The second semester of the Savvy Researcher Workshop Series will be starting on Thursday 17 August and take place every Thursday for the rest of the semester. For more information on individual sessions and booking procedures, see the programme below:

For full descriptions of each workshop see:

17 August – What the library can do for you?

24 August – Funding for your Postgraduate studies

31 August – Academic Writing Skills for Postgraduates

07 September – What is a Literature Review?

14 September – Systematic Reviews

05 October – An introduction to EndNote for Windows

12 October – An introduction to EndNote for Mac users

19 October – An introduction to Refworks

26 October – Bibliometrics

02 November – Finding government statistics and  finding on-line government information


Please note that bookings and queries are administered by Dumisa Dlodlo (