What the Libraries can do for Postgraduates

Your Research Journey

Tools and services to support your research journey.

ORCID provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD. Learn more

Data Services

Digital Library Services helps with Research Data Management (RDM) and offers Digital Scholarship, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data stewardship services to the research, teaching and learning communities at UCT.

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What is Digital Scholarship?

We are all digital scholars in some way because we engage with digital technologies when studying, teaching or researching. Improve your digital scholarship skills using a diverse tools and platforms to support your next research project.

Join the UCT Data Community

DLS hosts the UCT community of Data Stewards and Champions. Join us on MS Teams for our next get-together to discuss all things data!

Join our MS Teams Channel

Open Publishing

UCT Libraries are advocates for open access publishing, providing resources for researchers to make their work freely accessible in various ways. The University’s open book and journal publications are brought to you by Scholarly Communication's UCT Libraries publishing service.

What is Open Access?

Open access is the immediate, online, free availability of research outputs without the restrictions posed by publishers to keep research hidden behind subscription journals and databases.

Training and Workshops

Savvy Researcher Series

  • Academic Writing for Postgraduate Students
  • Smart Searching
  • Where to Publish your work

Digital Scholarship Training

  • Research data management with DMP Online
  • Analyse and visualise data with GIS Tools
  • Share and Publish data with ZivaHub

All Training and Workshops

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