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Research Guide: Research Guide Home

This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

If you need quick answers or you are unsure of who to contact regarding your query, visit our new Contact Us tab!

Here's a quick guide for navigating the new Chat and Appointment features:

Training schedule

Please note:

All training/workshops have been suspended indefinitely.  Please visit our Online Training tab for presentations and guides, which we are updating regularly.   

Keep an eye on this page for any updates and contact research.commons@up.ac.za for any information or virtual assistance.  

RC News and Announcements

You are cordially invited to participate in a usability testing study.
 
You will be asked to perform tasks on the library page and answer questions about your experience. 
Where:
Online
The session will last for
30 minutes. 
Your participation will be highly appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like to participate, please email us at kabelo.kgarosi@up.ac.za or elmar.snyman@up.ac.za

New RC e-Books now available!

See the list below for some of the latest and most sought-after titles for your postgraduate needs.

WE STARTED A BLOG! 

For some informal keeping-up-with-the-commons, see our new blog called The Commons Informer here

There are some great things to come for this interactive addition to the Research Guide, so be sure to subscribe and leave us a comment before you go. 

 


 



Dear researchers, 

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need to talk to someone?

Please make use of the UP Care Line Number at 0800 747 747 for any emotional needs and concerns that you may have. Or contact the University of Pretoria Student Counselling Services (virtual counselling sessions during the COVID-19 lock-down) - free of charge!

For academic needs related requests please contact your information specialist


 

Welcome to the Research Guide

This Research Guide provides tips and tools for postgraduate students to complete their research.

Please see Prof McNaught's excellent presentation for an overview of the research process:

Learning the Art of Research: Combining organizational skills, critical thinking and creative thinking by Prof. Carmel McNaught 

Additional sources:

Post Graduate Student's Journey