Here in the research commons the Savvy Researcher series of workshops is well underway! With insight into insight, and references to Refworks, the topics covered have been valuable at helping our librarians and researchers become their very best!

“But Zera!” I hear you cry, “Just how can I benefit if I missed out?”. Well my dear researcher, we save each and every workshop’s presentation on our Libguide! Just one click away and you too can see what our Savvy presentations have been like: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/savvyresearcher. Enjoy!

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)

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

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

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 23 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:

23 July: Academic Writing Skills for Postgraduates;  book your seat

30 July: An Introduction to RefWorks; book your seat

06 August: Techniques for doing Smart Literature Searching; book your seat

13 August: Data Management for Postgraduate Students; book your seat

20 August: IP Information for Postgraduate Students; book your seat

27 August: What is a Literature Review; book your seat

10 September: An Introduction to EndNote for Windows users; book your seat

17 September: An Introduction to EndNote for Mac users; book your seat

01 October: Funding for your Postgraduate Studies; book your seat

08 October: Navigating Research Ethics: Plotting a Researcher’s Course; book your seat

15 October: Bibliometrics; book your seat

Hosted annually by UCT libraries, the Savvy Researcher is a collective series of seminars and workshops aimed at postgraduate students. The series targets all aspects of the postgraduate experience, covering numerous topics that feed into the research cycle.

All the Savvy series workshop presentations are put onto the UCT Libraries Libguides. If you would like to get hold of the presentation of any recently attended workshop, a workshop that you have missed, or perhaps a talk on a topic covered in previous years, click here

Due to the high interest in last week’s Academic Writing Skills Savvy workshop, a repeat session has been scheduled. The session will take place in Ulwazi Training Room in the Knowledge Commons – Chancellor Oppenheimer/Main Library – Upper Campus, on Friday, March 13, from 15h00-16h30.

To book for this workshop, click here.

Savvy Researcher Series

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After another successful year of workshops and training sessions, the Savvy Researcher Series will make its 2015 debut on Thursday 5 March and run for the rest of the semester. If you are starting out your research, the Savvy Researcher Series is not to be missed. Covering various topics from reference managers to writing literature reviews, to name but a few, the Savvy Researcher Series is the first step on the road postgraduate success. See dates and topics below:

5 March 2015: Academic Writing Skills for Postgraduates

12 March 2015: An introduction to Refworks

19 March 2015: An introduction to Endnote

26 March 2015: What Google Scholar can do for you

9 April 2015: An introduction to Mendeley

23 April 2015: Where does insight come from (Fostering serendipity in research)

30 April 2015: What is a literature review?

7 May 2015: Funding for your Postgraduate studies 

14 May 2015: An introduction to Geographical Information Systems 

20 May 2015: Open Access and Open Scholarship

21 May 2015: Making sense of Digital Humanities 

For a detailed programme and bookings, click (more…)

Resources offered through the eResearch Centre

The eResearch team will be providing an overview of resources available through ICTS and the eResearch Centre.  The session will be made up of three parts:

  • A quick overview of the eResearch Centre and how it can support young researchers
  • High performance computing resources at UCT – how to access it and what can you do on it?
  • Online tools to use in your everyday life as young researcher – a discussion

Presenter: Anelda van der Walt

Date: 25 September 2014

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Venue: Ulwazi Training Room, Knowledge Commons, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.

RSVP:  dumisa.dlodlo@uct.ac.za by Wednesday 24 September 2014

Emerging out of a partnership between UCT libraries, ICTS and the Research Office, the UCT eResearch Centre was established to link these support services to researchers and to take the University to the next level of research excellence. The UCT eResearch Centre’s mission is to partner with research groups around the University, working with them to:

  • Enhance their research and eResearch capabilities,
  • Connect them to the most appropriate tools or services, and to
  • Allow them to sustain these capabilities.

 

The eResearch Centre works

  • in close partnership with key service divisions on campus andlogo-small_cus service providers nationally and internationally
  • to improve alignment of UCT operations to support research

 

Have a look their website here as well as the UCT Savvy Researcher series here