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Introduction to Endnote
Savvy Researcher: Introduction to ENDNOTE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:15

EndNote is a bibliographic management tool for publishing and managing of citations and references. Endnote desktop is a proprietary software tool and is compatible with Windows and Macintosh operating systems. EndNote Basic is entirely web-based and can be accessed from any computer with internet access, and can be synchronized with EndNote desktop.

Image of the Library Learning Lounge. Photo by Amina Ebrahim.
Launch of the Library Learning Lounge
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:30

On Monday, February 16th UCT officially launched the Library Learning Lounge (LLL) located in the Snape Building, which recently underwent reconstruction. The LLL is an extension of the university’s main library, the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, and serves as a learning space for students from all faculties and years of study while additionally promoting digital learning.

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Intro to RefWorks - Savvy Researcher
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:30

Learn to use RefWorks, an online reference tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate bibliographies in the citation styles of your choice.   This workshop will help you set up a RefWorks account, get information into RefWorks, create, organise and share folders, create a bibliography and use Write-n-Cite.

Savvy Researcher Series
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 16:00

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.
The Savvy Researcher Series will make its 2015 debut on Thursday 5 March 2015 and run for the rest of the semester every Thursday from 15h00 – 16h30 in the Ulwazi training room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.​​

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First assignment coming up. Need assistance?
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 15:00

Struggling to find your way around the UCT Libraries?  We have built a website specifically aimed at helping undergraduates find the information that they need

With topics from How to Find a Book, to How to Avoid Plagiarism

Visit today!

Inside the Library Learning Lounge
Your new Library Learning Lounge is ready and waiting!
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 14:15

Imagine a library space without books but with amazing virtual services and experts on hand to support you to find the information needed for that essay, project, or tut. The Library Learning Lounge​ is a bring-your-own-device space on the Engineering Mall in front of the newly completed Snape Building on upper campus.

#ILoveMyLibrary Selfie Competition
#ILoveMyLibrary Selfie Competition
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 13:15

We are looking for the best #ILoveMyLibrary Selfie taken in your favourite Library spot – from the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library to the new Learning Lounge in the Snape Building.

Before–and–after photos show how climate change is affecting South Africa.
Time–lapse Photos Show Dramatic Environmental Change
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 15:30

Before–and–after photos show how climate change is affecting South Africa. From these pictures, researchers are making predictions about other regions. But can anything still be done about it?

Cameron Neylon
The Future of the University
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 14:00

Dr Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), addressed a forum from UCT Libraries, Research Office, IT specialists and researchers on Friday, 23 January.   

He focused on having a new way of thinking about what can be achieved with scholarly communication. 

BAASA visit to Special Collections
Botanical Artists Association of South Africa View the Paintings of Arabella Elizabeth Roupell
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:45

Recently a group from the Botanical Artists Association of South Africa (BAASA) enjoyed an opportunity to view the paintings of Arabella Elizabeth Roupell (1817-1914) in Special Collections and Archives, Jagger Library, UCT.

Inside Fine Music Radio's broadcasting studio.
Start Learning from the Comfort of your Armchair
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:00

Most state-of-the-art lecture theatres at UCT ban food and drinks within their walls. Now, the interested public can kick back at their leisure with a sundae, cranberry juice (or something stronger) and a notepad, while absorbing the products of some of the top minds in the world.

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IFLA World Library and Information Congress: Call for Papers
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:15

The IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section invites proposals for papers for TWO sessions during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, 14-21 August 2015.