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 Judith.Rix@uct.ac.za by 21 August as space is limited and for catering purposes.

EBSCOhostWant to learn more about using EBSCOhost and the eBooks on their platform? Mandisa Lakheni from EBSCO will be facilitating a session about the EBSCOhost Databases and about accessing and using eBooks host of the EBSCO platform. Please come along with any questions about the access and use of any of their products if you have any uncertainties.

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017
Time: 08h30 – 10h30
Venue: Ulwazi Training Room (Knowledge Commons)
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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 16 March and take place every Thursday for the rest of the semester. For more information on individual sessions and booking procedures, see the programme below:

16 march 2017: Academic writing for postgraduates – book now

23 March 2017: Techniques for doing smart literature searching – book now

30 March 2017: An introduction to EndNote for Windows – book now

6 April 2017: An introduction to EndNote for Mac users – book now

13 April 2017: An introduction to RefWorks – book now

20 April 2017: Where does insight come from – book now

11 May 2017: What is a literature review – book now

18 May 2017: Systematic reviews – book now

25 May 2017: Funding your postgraduate studies – book now

1 June 2017: Open Access and Open Scholarship – book now

8 June 2017: What the library can do for you – book now

15 June 2017: Bibliometrics – book now

22 June 2017: Writing a journal paper for publication – book now

29 June 2017: Research Data Management - book now

6 July 2017: What Google Scholar can do for you – book now

Please note that bookings and queries are administered by Dumisa Dlodlo (dumisa.dlodlo@uct.ac.za)

HSL reserach lecturesUpcoming sessions of the Health Sciences Research Lecture Series will be covering various topics that include among others, writing a literature Review (19 August),  Systematic reviews (9 September) and tracking your academic footprint (16 September).

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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 21 July and take place every Thursday for the rest of the semester. For more information on individual sessions and booking procedures, see the programme below:

21 July 2016: Academic writing for postgraduate students; book your seat

28 July 2016: Systematic Reviews; book your seat

04 August 2016: Where does insight come from (fostering serendipity in research); book your seat

11 August 2016: An introduction to RefWorks; book your seat 

18 August 2016: What is a literature Review; book your seat

25 August 2016: An introduction to Mendeley; book your seat

08 September 2016: An introduction to EndNote for Windows; book your seat

15 September 2016: An introduction to EndNote for Mac; book your seat

22 September 2016: What google Scholar can do for you; book your seat

29 September 2016: Funding your postgraduate studies; book your seat

06 October 2016: Techniques for doing smart literature searching; book your seat

13 October 2016: Bibliometrics; book your seat

HSL reserach lecturesOn Tuesday 12 April 2016, the Health Sciences Library will be hosting a talk on Scholarly Publishing as part of their Research Lecture Series. This session is intended for emerging and established researchers. It will focus on finding the best journals in which to publish, copyright issues, archiving your thesis in the repository, and open access.  (more…)

Starting the PhD Journey

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UCT Libraries was well represented at this year’s PhD journey workshop with the Postgraduate Research Commons team in attendance. Hosted annually by the UCT’s Postgraduate Office, the workshop aims to introduce first year PhD students to various resources available at UCT, as well as to provide a platform for students to build supportive relationships with peers. Departments that were represented at the this year’s workshop include the Doctoral Degrees Board (DDB), ICTS, the International Academic Programs Office (IAPO), UCT Libraries and the Research Commons, the Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office (PGFO), the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), SRC Postgraduate representative, the Research Contracts and Intellectual Properties Services (RCIPS) and the UCT Writing Centre.

 

HSL reserach lecturesOn 6 April 2016, the Health Sciences Library’s Research Lecture Series will be hosting an introductory workshop to Mendeley. Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.

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Savvy Researcher 2016

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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 Savvy Researcher Workshop Series will be starting on Thursday 03 March and take place every Thursday for the rest of the semester. For more information on individual sessions and booking procedures, see the programme below:

 

03 March 2016: Academic writing for postgraduate students; book your seat

10 March 2016: An introduction to Refworks; book your seat

17 March 2016: An introduction to Endnote (Windows); book your seat

07 April 2016: An introduction to Endnote (Mac); book your seat

14 April 2016: Smart teaching techniques; book your seat

21 April 2016: What Google Scholar can do for you; book your seat

28 April 2016: What is a Literature Review?; book your seat

5 May 2016: Systematic Review; book your seat

12 May 2016: Funding your Postgraduate studies; book your seat

19 May 2016: Social Media and Academia; book your seat

26 May 2016: Open Access and Open Scholarship; book your seat

springerFollowing the recent events at UCT, a decision has been made to cancel the Springer Author Workshop (Publishing Scientific Research) that was scheduled to take place on Monday 2 November 2015. We would like to extend our apologies to all registered participants for any inconvenience that this may cause.