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For Researchers: Consultation & Support

This guide contain services available for CPUT Researchers

Training & Workshops

Library provides support and consultation for researchers in the following areas:  
  • Reference management tools that help researchers to cite sources and manage documents using Mendeley, a free reference manager and an academic social network.
  • Advanced information literacy skills in searching for literature which requires researchers to  refresh their  research skills on information literacy tutorials:
  • Setting up and creating research topic alerts, table of contents alerts and citation alerts in a variety of databases and journal
  • Avoid losing your research data by managing your research data using Research Data Management system from:       
    • Step 1: Development of a research plan
    • Step 2: Review of data sets
    • Step 3: Data collection and storage
    • Step 4: Publication of research data
    • Step 5: Training and support
  • Let the world discover your work through
    • Open Access publishing
    • Maximizing visibility of your research output
    • Loading your publications in the institutional repository
  • Advisory support on where to publish
    • DHET accredited journals
    • Open Access publishing
    • Journal impact factor – compare journals using Scopus
  • Get promoted (ad hominem promotion) , get rated by NRF (generate citation analysis reports using Bibliometrics and Altmetrics tools)
    • These include generating citation analysis reports of your work using Publish or Perish softaware, international ranking system like Scopus.
    • These systems provide citation-based indices such as impact factors, and H-indexes.
  • Setting up and maintain your research profile(s)
    • Register for an ORCID account and add your work on ORCID
    • Link  your work from ORCID to Scopus
    • Create CPUT research profile using the institutional repository
    • Set other profile accounts using Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedIn,,



Make an appointment

Contact your Faculty Librarian to arrange group or individual consultation sessions or contact your branch 

Applied Sciences

·         Lynn Kleinveldt

      .         Vuyokazi Kiva-Johnson

·         Christel Oosthuizen (Agriculture)

·         Joanne Arendse (Agriculture)

Business and Management Sciences

·         Zulaiga Davids

·         Patricia Mothopeng

·         Edene Du Toit

·         Christel Oosthuizen

·         Pippa Campbell

·         Hillary Hartle (Business part-time, Bellville)


·         Christel Oosthuizen

·         Joanne Arendse

·         Sharon Panayiotou

·         Pippa Campbell


·         Nomambulu Dolo

·         Nyameka Mila

·         Edene Du Toit

Health and Wellness Sciences

·        Nontobeko Xwayi

.         Nazma Vajat

·         Michelle Snyders

·         Sipho Hlongwane

Informatics and Design

·         Thundeza Mafungwa

·         Cavall Barends

Digital Scholarship Librarian

·         Xabiso Xesi