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Library induction for postgraduate students and academic staff​​ Online

Participants will learn:

Session 1:

  • to navigate the Library Website effectively
  • to find their way around in the Stellenbosch University Library
  • how to find information with the Library’s search engine
  • where to find and how to use interdisciplinary academic databases such as EBSCOhost as well as electronic journals and e-books
  • what the library hours, terms for access and membership privileges entail
  • where to find conducive spaces to work and study
  • where to check out or renew books and find books that are not in the library
  • where/how to reach their faculty librarians as well as other tools for assistance
  • essential research skills such as: avoiding plagiarism, complying with copyright, referencing techniques and using Mendeley as a reference manager

Session 2:

  • which advanced research support services are available
  • Introduction to the Research Commons
  • how to create your unique author identity with ORCID and how to connect it with your Stellenbosch University identity
  • how to find assistance on where to publish
  • where to find author/article/departmental citation data (bibliometrics) and how to request assistance
  • what Open Access is and which services the Library support
  • where to find information on uploading theses and dissertations to SUNScholar (institutional repository) 
  • a brief overview of research data management at Stellenbosch University
  • where to find assistance on data analysis and data visualisation (on campus and in the Library)

Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers new to the University

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
09:00 - 12:00
Time Zone:
Central Africa Time (change)
Stellenbosch Campus
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Marié Roux
Norman Hebler
Paulette Talliard
Pieter du Plessis
Samuel Simango
Kirchner van Deventer

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