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Research Commons: Library Workshops

Library Workshops


During Covid - 19 pandemic Library Workshops can be organised online using ZOOM, BBB, Microsoft TEAMS or in person (by special arrangement only.)



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)


To book a workshop please contact your Research Support Librarians:

        Ms Nabisa Mbali -  035 902 6471

        Ms Zanele Hadebe - 035 902 6729

University of Zululand Library Guides