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#SmartResearcher and #SmartStudent webinars for April 2023
Start: 28/03/2023, 09:00
End: 30/04/2023, 09:00
Contact:Kirchner van Deventer/Jeremiah Pietersen - 0218082623
Location: Webinars

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These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, emerging researchers and academic staff and the focus will be on the research process. The sessions vary in length depending on the subject matter, but cover a wide range of subjects related to the postgraduate research journey.

How to conduct a literature review

In this webinar, participants will learn what a literature review is and the different types of literature reviews. They will learn best practices for conducting a literature review by working with their topic, structuring the literature review and how to critically analyse literature.

Date: 12 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00

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Principles of Data Visualisation

This workshop will cover the key principles to keep in mind when you are planning your visualisations, from choosing the best visualisation type for your data to the effective use of colour, narrative, etc.

Date: 13 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 12:30

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Mendeley for reference management

Managing your references can be a daunting task. This workshop will introduce you to Mendeley, a free tool focusing mainly on reference management. Mendeley offers various services, including reference management, organising and annotation of PDF documents and collaboration.

Date: 18 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00

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Enhancing the visibility of your research output through self-archiving

Stellenbosch University's institutional policy on the self-archiving of research output is curated by the Library and Information Service. Complying with this policy, which asks researchers to deposit copies of their research output in SUNScholar, our institutional repository, can greatly increase the visibility and impact of research output. This workshop will teach participants more about the policy and how to comply with the policy in order to improve access to and visibility of their research outputs.

Date: 19 April 2023 @ 11:00

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Introduction to Tableau Public and RawGraphs for data visualisation

This workshop will be an introductory course to visualise your data with Tableau Public and RAWGraphs. Both are free tools and fairly user friendly.

Date: 20 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00

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This programme has been developed to provide students and staff with introductory sessions to library related topics. To this end, these sessions are only 30 minutes long and you are welcome to bring along any questions. In addition, we have developed some video tutorials for quick help. 

Referencing 101

This workshop will be an introductory session on Stellenbosch University's key referencing styles and how to reference correctly. An overview of why referencing is important and some best practices will also be incorporated.

Date: 5 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30

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Introduction to the Library

This is a basic orientation for clients new to Stellenbosch University who have not had the opportunity to attend any other orientation session.

Date: 11 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30

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E-books workshop

Get to know the Library's e-book collection and learn how to use e-books optimally.

Date: 18 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30

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