Online Training and Videos

Online training

Postgraduate | Undergraduate | Videos

Please note: For Postgraduate training It is essential to book for any of the listed online sessions at the provided booking links. The provided session links should be used during the specified dates and times. Kindly forward any queries you might have to  or

Library Postgraduate training: 1 - 31 August 2020 

Information on how to connect to the sessions will be shared upon receipt of your booking.

 06 August   10:00 - 11:30   Getting started with ebooks
The advantage of having an eBook accessible via the Web is that you do not have to come into the library to read it. Our training will teach you how you can download and enjoy your next book on any electronic (including mobile) device.
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11 August  10:00 – 11:00  How to create a free Web-Based Questionnaire using Google Forms
Google Forms is a survey administration app that is included in the Google Drive office suite and Google Classroom along with Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Forms feature all of the collaboration and sharing features found in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
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13 August  14:00 – 15:30     The benefits of Research Data Management (With an Overview of UJ Research Data Repository)
Research Data Management (RDM) covers the planning, collecting, organising, managing, storage, security, backing up, preserving, and sharing of data. UJ Library has acquired a data repository to support open research and data sharing. It is a multidisciplinary repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Who should attend? Masters and PhD Students, Postdocs, Researchers and Academics.
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14 August   11:00 – 12:30  Basic introduction to Mendeley
Are you an Academic staff member or a Postgraduate student and would like to learn about Mendeley, the reference management tool for managing, sharing, annotating and citing your research papers? Mendeley can generate your bibliography at a click of a button.
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18 August  10:00 – 11:30   Open Access is the Future: Enhancing your Research Visibility
Maximising the visibility and impact of research is becoming ever more important in Academia than before. One way to increase your citations is to publish in a prestigious and well-cited Open Access Journal or make your work publicly accessible. Making your research freely available not only allows it to be more widely distributed resulting in increased visibility and citations, but it also complies with Funding Institutions and Institutional Policies. 
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24 August   14:00 – 15:30   Managing your unique researcher iD with ORCID
ORCiD is an author identifier that helps you distinguish your work and promote your research. During this workshop the facilitators will share an overview of ORCID and provide a step-by-step instruction of populating it with your published work.
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26 August  16:00 – 17:30  Library resources for your Literature review
Are you a postgraduate student, a researcher or an academic who is looking for peer-reviewed articles on your research topic? If yes, this workshop will assist you in finding articles from the Library’s information resources. You will learn about the advanced strategies for finding the information needed for your literature review and further develop your information-seeking skills.
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See the complete list of Library Postgraduate Training sessions for August                     

Undergraduate library workshops1 - 31 August 2020

5 August   12:00-13:30   How to reference alternative sources, such as YouTube videos, images, artworks, catalogues, personal communication, social media: HARVARD STYLE
Zoom:    Meeting ID: 936 8504 9144   Password:  170888

11 August   12:00-13:30    How to reference alternative sources, such as YouTube videos, images, artworks, catalogues, personal communication, social media: APA STYLE
Zoom:    Meeting ID: 917 2949 4123   Password:  574381

17 August   13:00-14:00  Looking at multimedia and social media plagiarism 
 Zoom:    meeting ID:  923 6377 7364  Password:  366698

19 August    12:00-13:30   How to use the online library catalogue to search for books
 Zoom:  Meeting ID:  935 7822 5470    Pasword:  564002

25 August   12:00-13:30   How to apply search techniques using full-text electronic journal databases, UJoogle and link personal Google Scholar to UJ Library 

Zoom:    Meeting ID: 936 5292 9501  Passworfd: 694484

27 August  13:00-14:30   Digital Literacy: How to evaluate information found on the WWW and identify fake news
Zoom:   Meeting ID:  943 0877 8593   Password:  901899


How to use the Library Catalogue    by Elize du Toit

How to navigate the Faculty Subjects Guides   by Constance Ndumela

How to find research done at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)   by Tyson Mabunda

How to access previous exam papers   by Theresa Vukeya

How to access the UJ Library Chatbot called, BOTsa  by Nomoya Mahlangu

Basic introduction to UJoogle   by Mademella Mofokeng

How to download an eBook (EBSCOhost)   by Ivy Segoe

Where to find Information on Referencing   by Elize du Toit

How to find a Journal Article   by Dorcas Rathaba

Search tips and techniques   by Ester de Broize

How to download an eBook via Overdrive   by Ivy Segoe  

How to upload and publish your Research Data: Figshare