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Communication Science: Research Support

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Research Support Librarians

Research support librarian provides Information services to postgraduate students (PG) from honours level to PhD, and researchers from all faculties. They concentrate on PG group trainings and the advanced research support. See name of  the Research Librarian and contacts below:

Zanele Hadebe's picture

 Ms Zanele Hadebe

Location: Ground Floor

Contact details:


Telephone: 035 902 6729



Research Support

Please find a link below for the Research Support Libguide, where you will get more information and resources on research support.

Library Workshops to Support Research

Recommended to PG students, supervisors and researchers:

  1. Know your library: : an overview of Library facilities / resources /services  for PG students & researchers
  2. Stay Away From Plagiarism! (advanced)
  3. Turnitin: Originality reports
  4. e-Resources (advanced searching technique and more)
  5. Referencing made easy with Endnote
  6. Open access Institutional Repositories (IR) and Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs)
  7. SA databases (SA e-publications, Current & completed projects – NRF, ISAP, etc.)
  8. Inter-Library Loans (ILL): saving time with Pre-request
  9. Enhancing Postgraduate Environment (EPE)
  10. Press-Reader (Learn how to have unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world)

 Recommended to senior PG students, their supervisors and researchers:

11. Publishing your results:  Peer refereed and accredited journals;  Open access, Copyright and use of SHERPA/RoMEO

12Researchers’ Social networking: ResearchGate,, Mendeley.

13.Visibility counts: Researcher ID (ORCID) and Research metrics (bibliometrics, citation metrics, Journal impact factor, Altmetrics)

We offer Online Library Workshops. To book a workshop please contact your Research Support Librarians:

Ms Nabisa Mbali -  035 902 6471

Ms Zanele Hadebe - 035 902 6729

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