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Common ethical problems in published research, data fabrication, peer review and more.

- Thuli Dhlamini

The Wartenweiler Library hosts this seminar, which will discuss common ethical problems in published research, data fabrication, peer review and more.

Programme ECR EVENT 14/05/2019 

Date: 15 May 2019
Time: 09:00-11:00
Venue: Conference Room 4th Floor Wartenweiler Library, Braamfontein Campus East


William Cullen library Project

- Janet Zambri

William Cullen library Project

William Cullen Library Waterproofing Project, 9th May – 11th July 2019

Please note that the William Cullen library will be a noisy environment as part of the ongoing Waterproofing Project to fix perennial leakages. The project is set to last two months from 09th May - 11th July 2019.

Access to the library will still be possible, and any closures will be communicated to our stakeholders. The university community is kindly advised to use additional study facilities available in 10 alternative libraries within Wits, when the noise becomes unbearable. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience it might cause to our library clientele. Your patience and co-operation is highly appreciated.

William Cullen Library Turns 85 on 12 March 2019

- Janet Zambri

William Cullen Library Turns 85 today!

Did you know that the William Cullen Library is modeled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles and is named after William Cullen who was born in Scotland in 1869? Cullen trained as a chemical technologist and was posted to South African in 1902 to become general works manager of the Modderfontein Dynamite Factory. During his residence in South Africa, he was permanently identified with the work of educational bodies and scientific societies. William Cullen headed an appeal committee to build a new library for which not only raised much of the funding required but also collected 32 000 volumes.

Today 85 lucky students were greeted with a cupcake as they entered the library foyer and we even managed to get some students to sing Happy Birthday to Cullen.

To learn more about the William Cullen Library, visit you are also welcome to come and browse. Just remember to eat your cupcake before you go into the reading room as the library is a no food zone!

Engineering and Built Environment: Postgraduate Library workshop.

- Maryna Van Den Heever

Engineering and Built Environment: Postgraduate Library workshop.

Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:30-15:00

Venue: Engineering Library, Electronic Classroom, Chamber of Mines Building, West Campus.

Part 1 (9:30): EBE PG workshop will cover the Library services, information finding tools such as the e-Wits catalogue, electronic resources, LibGuides, theses and dissertations and how to access materials that are not available at Wits.

Part 2 13:15: Zotero: a free bibliographic reference manager tool. This part of the workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero. This includes installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to insert citations from Zotero into your documents.

Please RSVP to Lucille Mooragan, email:, tel 011 717-1156

Science Postgraduate workshop 13 & 14 March 2019

- Salomé Potgieter

Postgraduate Workshop - Using the Library: e-Resources for Science Students

Part 1: Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Time: 9.30 -13.00); Part 2: Thursday 14 March 2019 (9.30-13.00)

Venue: Electronic Classroom 1 (Floor 1, Wartenweiler Library, East Campus)

Part 1 of the above workshop is a hands-on session that will cover library services & electronic resources for postgraduate students.

Part 2 will focus on the management of your references via Zotero, an open-source ( reference management software ( For Bookings: Contact Lucille Mooragan Tel: (011) 717-1156; e-mail:

Science Library Discovery tours – make a booking

- Salomé Potgieter

Get to know your library by attending a Science Library Discovery tour

The library discovery tours are compulsory for all First Year students in the Faculty of Science.

You need to choose either the BioPhy Library or the Geomaths Library for your tour. Make your booking online via the following link: Science Library Discovery tours – book a place (