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Savvy Researcher Series

Hosted annually by UCT Libraries, 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 Workshop Series will start on Thursday, 1 March 2018 , and will run for the rest of the semester. The sessions will take place every Thursday from 15h00 – 16h30 in the Ulwazi Training Room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.

Workshop presentations are available on our Savvy Researcher Library Guide  For bookings, click on the title of the talk you wish to attend.

 

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Date

Workshop Title

Presenter

1

1 March 2018

What the library can do for you? 

This session will provide an overview of resources and services at your disposal as a researcher. The session is meant for new postgraduates or those that require a refresher.

Andiswa Mfengu 

2

8 March 2018

Academic Writing Skills for Postgraduates 

This workshop will help you with academic writing in all disciplines

UCT Writing Centre

3

15 March 2018

An introduction to RefWorks

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.

Dianne Steele

4

22 March 2018

An introduction to EndNote

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. The advantage of Endnote is that you can work without an internet connection. If you work extensively with Web of Science databases, EndNote is the best tool, as it was developed by the same company - Thomson Reuters.  It also works very well with PubMed.  At present Endnote is not compatible with Linux.

Elizabeth Moll-Willard

5

29 March 2018

An introduction to Endnote (Mac)

EndNote is a bibliographic management tool for publishing and managing of citations and references. This introductory session will provide a basic overview of the features available on EndNote and equip users to get started. The session will cover setting up and managing your EndNote database, sharing references and generating in-text citations and reference lists.

Tamzyn Suliaman 

6

12 April 2018

Tracking your academic footprint

 

In this workshop researchers will be guided through various resources that will assist them in deciding where to publish, finding the most important that will assist them in deciding where to publish, finding the most important journals in a field, guiding students to the most important papers on a topic, and learning about the impact of a paper, researcher, or department.

Dianne Steele

7

19 April 2018

How to write a literature review

 

Any successful academic work is not complete without reviewing all the relevant literature. This workshop aims to equip you to successfully find and evaluate relevant literature through demonstrating different strategies and resources that you are able to use at UCT Libraries.

Andiswa Mfengu & Elizabeth Moll-Willard 

8

24 April 2018

Systematic Review

This session will take you through the process of searching for literature for a systematic review from formulating your question, developing an effective search strategy, and appraising your literature.

 

Tamzyn Suliaman

9

3 May 2018

Funding for your Postgraduate studies

This workshop will alert you to what funding is available for postgraduate students; inform you on how to apply and complete application form(s) and highlight deadlines and closing dates for funding.

 

Please note: This session will be the held in the Hlanganani Junction - Level 6 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Upper Campus Student Learning Centre - Level 4 - Steve Biko Building

Postgraduate Funding Office

10

10 May 2018

Research Data Management

This is session aims to help you manage your data.

Please note: This session will be the held in the Hlanganani Junction - Level 6 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Upper Campus Student Learning Centre - Level 4 - Steve Biko Building

Jeremiah Pietersen

11

17 May 2018

Open Access and Open Scholarship

This session will give you insight into where to publish your work, the types of journals available and copyright issues.

Lena Nyhodza

12

24 May 2018

Google Scholar and other resources

This session is an overview of the features available on Google Scholar and other open tools available.

 

Please note: This session will be the held in the Hlanganani Junction - Level 6 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Upper Campus Student Learning Centre - Level 4 - Steve Biko Building

Tamzyn Suliaman

13

31 May 2018

Finding government statistics and finding on-line government information

The first part of this workshop covers sources of government statistics and where you can find them by using library tools and other tips. The second part covers how to find online government information by using library tools and other tips.

Laureen Rushby

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