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PhD Students attend a training course in Scholarly writing and Communication Skills in the Main Library, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda on 19th August 2019.



Event Details

This workshop is designed to provide students and researchers with intellectual, critical, and logical skills to quickly access relevant information, evaluate the information and effectively and efficiently use the information.The workshop includes hands-on activities in developing search strategies and using reference management tools.

Duration: 3 days, 15th - 17th June 2022


  • Ms Mary Ngure, Coordinator-Information Resource Centre, icipe

Sessions and learning outcomes

(1) Introduction to Information Literacy

This session will focus on four areas to equip participants with skills for life-long learning to become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning:

(2) Publishing in Credible Open Access Journals and Identifying Predatory Journals 

This session will focus on Open Access (OA publishing model) that provides free online access to research publications.

(3) Maintaining an online scholarly presence

At this session, participants will learn about the different online platforms for creating online presence. This allows scholars and researchers to increase the visibility of their publications and to network, finding potential collaborators and readers.

(4) Reference Management and citation tools / Plagiarism Detection

At this session, participants will learn about the standalone or web-based software that enable a researcher to efficiently store lists of references and full-text articles, format citations to any citation style and create bibliographies. Correct citing and referencing helps avoid plagiarism.

Click here for pre-workshop activities and the detailed programme.


Please register here to get the Zoom link for the workshop:

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