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Research Support: Training and Development

Research support guide for faculty and students.


The library's Information Literacy training programme is designed to provide support to students and staff undertaking research. Courses follow the research cycle and should help you identify, plan, gather, evaluate and manage research information.
Workshops include demonstration of subject specific sources: databases, e-books, e-journals, theses, and provides tips on effective literature searching, citing and referencing options.

Workshops take place between March through to October every year. Some workshops are repeated but not all. Programme changes happen - please check workshop dates and times before you set out. Please book for your workshops and please cancel if you cannot make it. 

2021 Graduate Academic Success Programme

Postgraduate Studies at Wits

Postdoctoral Fellows

The university has a strong commitment to the full involvement of postdoctoral trainees in all aspects of the scientific, educational and cultural activities of the community. Wits is implementing a plan to grow our research intensity over the next 10 years. Part of this plan will be to support in excess of 200 postdoctoral fellows.