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Library induction for postgraduate students and academic staff​​ In-Person / 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)
  • what Research Data Management is and a short introduction to SUNScholarData
  • where to find assistance on data analysis and data visualisation (on campus and in the Library)
  • An introduction to the Makerspace, its facilities, and services on offer

Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers new to the University

Thursday, February 22, 2024
10:00 - 13:00
Time Zone:
Central Africa Time (change)
E-classroom (SU Library (central))
Stellenbosch Campus
  Postgraduates and Researchers  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

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

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