Online Training and Videos

Online training

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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: April 2021

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

See the complete list of Library Postgraduate Training sessions for April 2021 

13 April   13:00 – 14:30   Best Practices for Searching ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
The session will address the following points:
• Understand the importance of the Dissertations & Theses
• Apply best search practices for locating content in PQDT
• Identify useful reference reviews
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13 – 20 April   Click on the link to view the different session times   How to get published in academic journals
Keeping abreast of the latest trends in the scholarly publication is necessary for researchers. The tips that will be offered during the sessions will be for chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Business and humanities/life sciences.
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15 April   10:00 – 11:30  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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21 April   14:00 – 15:30   The Institutional Repository (IR): How to find research done at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)
UJ IR is the University of Johannesburg's Open Access Institutional Repository. The IR collects and maintains intellectual scholarship such as published journal articles (pre-print and post-print), conference papers and proceedings, data sets, reports, theses and dissertations in a free and open environment.
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28 April   14:00 – 15:30   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 features all of the collaboration and sharing features found in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
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Undergraduate training sessions:  April 2021

12 April   How to paraphrase from written text
10:00-11:00   Zoom     Meeting ID:  983 9763 2570
14:00-15:00   Zoom     Meeting ID:  958 4425 6669

13 April   How to evaluate information and identify fake news
10:00-10:40   Zoom    Meeting ID:  973 3886 6601
15:00-15:40   Zoom    Meeting ID:  988 1172 1593

14 April   How to use UJoogle
11:00-11:40   Zoom   Meeting ID:  914 8259 0633  
15:00-15:40   Zoom   Meeting ID:  965 7522 3824
15 April   How to reference alternative sources: Harvard style
11:00-11:40   Zoom   Meeting ID:  984 9641 2344 
14:00-14:40   Zoom    Meeting ID:  984 4113 1378

20 April   How to avoid plagiarism: alternative sources
11:00-11:40   Zoom   Meeting ID:   965 9268 3717
14:00-14:40   Zoom   Meeting ID:  972 7410 2631

 22 April   How to paraphrase
10:00-11:00   Zoom   Meeting ID:  950 6839 0282
13:00-14:00   Zoom   Meeting ID:  943 8376 5971

First Year Experience - Orientation Guidelines - 2021

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