Training with Lynda.com

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UCT Libraries YouTube Channel

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youtubeAre you new to UCT and have questions about using the Library? Perhaps you’ve been here for a while and would like to learn more about UCT Libraries and using the resources properly… Have a look at our YouTube channel for training videos and hit play on your library education!

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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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)

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).

See the programme for more information

With the September thesis submission date looming, many students are preparing their thesis for hand-in. If you are one of them, have a look at the how-to-videos below to help you insert a table of contents  as well as to add page numbers to your thesis document.

 

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.