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

UCT Writing Centre

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With the semester having come to a close on Friday 27 November, the Writing Centre’s consultations within the Research Commons has also come to an end. Although they are officially closed, the Writing Center will continue running on skeleton staff, with a reduced roster, to provide support for Postgraduate students until Tuesday 15 December. Appointments can be scheduled via their online booking system.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Writing Centre for providing an invaluable service throughout the year. We look forward to continuing this successful partnership between the Research Commons and the Writing Centre in 2016.

springerOn Monday 2 November 2015, Springer will be hosting an Author Workshop at UCT Libraries entitled: Publishing Scientific Research. This workshop is specifically aimed at, but not limited to, academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students in the Physics and Astronomy departments interested in publishing.

The workshop will be lead by Dr Elisabeth Mol and Dr Aldo Rampioni, who will be sharing their vast experience in publishing at Springer. (more…)

PhD Breakaway

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While the year is drawing towards a close, the journey of many a PhD student is just starting to gain momentum as they get accustomed to the way of research. Thursday 3 September saw the commencement of the annual PhD Breakaway, a collaborative program of workshops, seminars and panel discussions aimed at breaching the loneliness of the PhD journey through fostering a sense of community. Amina Adam (Research Commons Librarian) and Theresa Schoeman (Marketing Librarian) from UCT libraries were also in attendance advocating the many services that UCT libraries has to offer to postgraduate students.

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Emerald Workshop Reminder

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emerald_460_0Emerald’s Author Workshop will be taking place today,  11 August at 15:00 in The Ulwazi Training Room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer library. Topics to be covered include:

 

  • How to get started
  • How to target your work more effectively
  • The essentials of a research paper
  • What editors and reviewers actually look for
  • How to peer-review your own work
  • The secrets of revision

Emerald: Guide to getting published

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UCT Libraries will be hosting an Author Workshop by Emerald Group Publishing who will be sharing downloadtheir guide to getting published with students and faculty at UCT. The workshop will provide participants with information on:

  • How to get started
  • How to target your work more effectively
  • The essentials of a research paper
  • What editors and reviewers actually look for
  • How to peer-review your own work
  • The secrets of revision

 

When: 11 August 2015

Where: Ulwazi Training Room, level 4, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

Book your seat

 

libby EatonWith the semester back into full swing, the Writing Centre will once again take up their postgraduate consulting in the Research Commons on Tuesday 21 July 2015 and continue for the rest of the semester. Writing Centre consultant Libby Eaton will be availing herself to students in the Research Commons Seminar Room weekly, on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 13:30. See their brochure below for the online booking procedure.

Writing Centre Brochure

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

download (1)As librarians from around the world descend  on Cape Town in August 2015, the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries standing committee will be hosting a satellite conference entitled, The quest for deeper meaning of research support. Through exploring the new and changing roles of the modern library, the conference highlights the library’s changing role in supporting research at all levels.

What do these new roles mean to you? Have a look at the IFLA ARL conrefence’s website to view the programme and for more information. The proceedings will be available on the Open UCT repository, further information to follow.