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Research Guide: Online Training

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

Library Services Help Videos

How to find sources on the Library website

 

External workshops and webinars

Elsevier Researcher Academy

Unlock your research potential! Navigate your research journey with Researcher Academy. Free e-learning modules developed by global experts. Career guidance and advice. Research news on our blog.

 

Free Sabinet Training

1. Are you using our Reference Databases?

This interactive, hands-on course focusses on helping you find your required resources on our reference platform.

We also cover search techniques such as Boolean, command and proximity searching and features such as saving items for printing or emailing, limiting searches, sorting results, etc.

2.5 hour training: 11:30 - 14:00 24 February 2021

Click here to book your training

Click here to read the course outline

 

2. Sabinet African Journals - the breadth and depth of African research content.

Accessible anytime and anywhere, a growing service - over 500 journal titles in 10 collections.

We cover search techniques such as Boolean, command and proximity searching and features such as saving items for printing or emailing, limiting searches, sorting results, etc.

2.5 hour training: 08:30 - 11:00 24 February 2021

Click here to book your training

Click here to read the course outline

 

3. Do you need to find information using our Legal Information Services?

Our introductory course is focussed on the search principles and special features of Bill Tracker and Parliamentary Documents, SA Gazettes, Retrospective Gazette Archive, NetLaw, Provincial NetLaw, Sabinet Labour and Municipal By-Laws.

Full-day training: 09:00 - 13:30 25 February 2021

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Click here to read the course outline

 

For more information on these and other courses, please email info@sabinet.co.za

Section 1: Academic Writing skills

Section 2: Conducting a Literature Review.

Please click on your faculty name for a customised presentation.

Section 3: Conducting a Systematic Review

Section 4: Microsoft Office Training

Microsoft Word


Microsoft Excel

MS EXCEL: A Researcher's basic guide (Part 1) (2020)

by Malebo Makunyane

MS EXCEL: a researcher's guide to Basic Data Analysis (Part 2)

by Malebo Makunyane

This presentation by Malebo Makunyane is designed for researchers using Excel for basic data analysis. In this training video you will work along with Malebo, as she takes you through basic data analysis using the example of weekly COVID-19 cases.

What you will learn in this video:

  1. Data Cleaning- Filtering and removing duplicate records
  2. Excel built in functions:
  • SUM
  • ROUND
  • AVERAGE
  • MEDIAN
  • COUNT
  • IF, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFA
  • Standard deviation, min and maximum value
  • ANOVA
  • PIVOT tables

Download the exercise files below: 

MS EXCEL: Data Visualization with MS Excel (Part 3)

by Malebo Makunyane

In this training video you will be guided through the following:

  1. Plotting graphs/charts in Excel
  2. Identifying which graphs to use for different scenarios
  3. From pivot tables to pivot charts
  4. Formatting and customising graphs

Microsoft PowerPoint

Section 5: Reference Management and Plagiarism

Anti-Plagiarism Training

Enrol yourself in the Library's ClickUP Anti-Plagiarism Course now!


 


EndNote training material

 

Or visit the Guides tab on the EndNote subject guide. 

Turnitin training material

Turnitin: Understanding the Basics Webinar with Westley Smith (2020)

Section 6: Research Methodologies

 Prof. C.M.E. McCrindle: 2017

For more recommended sources and tips on Research Methodologies, see our Research Methods tab.

Section 8: Research Data Analysis

Section 9: UPSpace: Self-Submission

Section 10: Publishing

Predatory Journals 

by Sunette Steynberg

This video is 13:42 minutes long. 

Section 11: Maximising Research Impact

1. Creating Author Profiles

by Sunette Steynberg

This video is 16:19 minutes long.

2. Identifying a journal to publish in

by Sunette Steynberg

This video is 26:18 minutes long.

3. Author Citation Reports

by Sunette Steynberg

This video is 18:16 minutes long. 

4. Publishing with international authors

by Sunette Steynberg

This video is 18:46 minutes long.