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CopyrightIntellectual Property Legislation relating to ResearchWits Intellectual Property PolicyCommercialisation and Technology Transfer
Postgraduate Research at WitsInfo-Ed (RIMS) Research NetworkWits Alumni RelationsWits OA StrategyLibrary Services
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This is a one-stop Portal to assist researchers/postgraduate students in the research process. You will find information on the whole research process, publishing and other related topics.
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Denise Rosemary Nicholson,Scholarly Communications Librarian, BA HDip Libr(Unisa); LLM(Wits)
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Welcome to this LibGuide on Scholarly Research and Resources. These Resources are intended to assist researchers and postgraduate students in the research process and to provide them with useful resources. Undergraduates will also find useful information to assist them with writing and presenting research reports/assignments, etc. 

Click on topic tab and find relevant information in that section. Some tabs have sub-sections so click on drop-down button on relevant tabs for more information.  If you have any queries about this LibGuide or would like to add other useful resources to this LibGuide, please contact Denise Nicholson - see Profile for contact details.

Please note:  Some linked material on this LibGuide is copyright protected so ensure when using the material beyond 'Fair Dealing', that you obtain the necessary copyright permission.

Postgraduate Workshops at Wits



Workshops on various aspects of the research process are offered by the Postgraduate Office (contact: Hildegard Chapman at Telephone 011 7171156 ) during the course of each year.  For more information, see:


Talks on copyright, plagiarism, referencing, open access, authorship, scholarly communication, etc. are offered throughout the year. Contact Denise Nicholson at or telephone 011 7171929 to arrange for students and/or staff. 







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