NWU libraries (Potch campus) held a research week on 15-19 August 2016. The aim of the research week was to develop the capabilities of researchers and postgraduate students in their research journey and to promote the research support services available within the University.
Facilitators from the writing lab, copyright office, e-research, and library conducted hands-on workshops and information sharing sessions. Experienced researchers shared their topics of interest to build capacity of the 21st century researcher. Researchers and postgraduate students got an opportunity to debate research issues on the topics presented. The attendees proposed that similar sessions and workshops should be presented throughout the year. However, we have sessions such as EndNote, citing and referencing, MS Word Postgraduate templates which are conducted every month. Our aim is to support researchers whenever there’s a need, therefore the proposed matter will be taken into consideration.
Research week highlights:
- Use of social media in research
- Creating alerts in your field of interest (RSS feeds, email, etc.) from journals, etc.
- MS Word Postgraduate Template
- Research infrastructure
- Negotiating intellectual identity: What every masters & honours student should know.
Training opportunities can be accessed: Postgraduate Library Training @ Potchefstroom Campus
Article written by: Zine Sapula