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#SmartResearcher and #SmartStudent webinars for July 2022
Start: 27/06/2022, 09:00
End: 31/07/2022, 09:00
Contact:Kirchner van Deventer/Jeremiah Pietersen - 0218082623
Location: Webinars


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. 

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: Thursday, 21 July, 11h00 – 12h30

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Library induction for postgraduate students and academic staff

In this introductory session, participants will be provided with an overview of the core services on offer by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service. Topics include navigating the Library Website, how to find their way around the Stellenbosch University Library, how to find information through the Library's numerous databases, what advanced research support services are available and many others.

Date: Wednesday, 29 July, 10h00 – 13h00

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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.

Introduction to the Stellenbosch University Library Makerspace

This introduction to the new Library Makerspace will help you to determine which of the services and equipment you would find useful and how to get further training to:

  • Create 3D printed models
  • Build Arduino projects to collect data
  • Use Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Date: Monday, 25 July, 14h00 – 14h30

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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: Monday, 25 July, 12h00 – 12h30

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Find books or articles using the Library search engine or subject specific databases

Learn to find appropriate academic information sources by using the Library's discovery tool and Databases optimally.

Date: Tuesday, 26 July, 09h30 – 10h00

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Find trustworthy information on Google and Google Scholar

Participants will learn how to find appropriate academic information sources by using Google and Google Scholar optimally.

Date: Wednesday, 27 July, 09h30 – 10h00

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