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Access Anesthesiology
A pain management, critical care and perioperative medicine database; includes textbooks, videos, self-assessment resources and drug data.

Access Emergency Medicine
An online tool that allows users to quickly search for the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases; includes videos.

Access Engineering 
Full-text access to McGraw-Hill’s Engineering publications; also includes instructional videos, interactive tables and charts.

Access Medicine
A comprehensive resource for pre-clinical and clinical medicine

Access Pharmacy
An online resource covering core curricular topics. Browse by organ system, review rextbooks or search across leading pharmacy references

Access Physiotherapy
Full-text access to leading Physiotherapy textbooks; includes a cadaver dissection tool, images, videos and self assessment questions

Access Surgery
An integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries form trusted sources

Access World News - Africa
Full text access to current African news sources, 1997- present. Consists predominantly of African newspapers, but also includes newswires, magazines and other sources

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy 
These gross anatomy videos are comprised of 5 volumes, organized by region. Each volume offers in depth coverage of the bones, joints, muscles and more.

Africa Portal 
Full-text collection of books, journals and documents on African policy issues. Covers conflict resolution, food security, health, migration and climate change. Part of the African Initiative project of the Centre for rinternational Covernamance innovation and the SA Institute of International Affairs.

African Journal Archive 
A full-text open access, multi-disciplinary digital archive of research published in Africa

African Digital Library
A multi-disciplinary collection of online books. Users need to register for free access

Africa-Wide Information:
A  multi-disciplinary bibliographic database covering information on Africa and South Africa

African Writers Series
Full text access to the complete collection of  key modern African literary texts published by Heinemann. It has a unique importance in the history of postcolonial writing. 

AIP Complete
Full text access to the publications of the American Institue of Physics, 1930 - present

Scholarly materials contributed by Aluka's partners, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides.

American Chemical Society Journals
Full text access to the journals of the American Chemical Society, including the full archive. Covers scientific advancements not only in chemistry but also in agriculture, engineering, environmental sciences, medicine and physics. 

Annual Reviews Science Collection
A full-text collection of highly cited primary research journals in the biomedical, physical and life sciences

Indexed articles from architectural journals

A multidisciplinary index of journal articles; includes tables of contents; provides a list of libraries that keep the journal

A collection of over a million images in the arts, architecture, humanities and social sciences sourced from prestigious museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists.

An open access repository of e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

ASCE Journals
Full text access to journals of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1983 - present

Association For Computing Machinery (ACM)
In the ACM Digital Library, the Assocation for Computing Machinery has made all its publications available online in full text. The ACM Digital Library is the world's biggest collection of its type in the fields of: Information Science, Information Technology and Computer Science.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
An index covering worldwide research in architecture, urban design, historic preservation and urban planning history. Covers both scholarly and popular periodical literature


A global database of banks' financial statements, ratings and intelligence from Fitch. Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Capital Intelligence. Includes risk profiles, economic and financial country-reports, stock data for listed banks, original filings, detailed bank structures, business and M&A news.

Bates’ Visual Guide 
Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the advanced Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course and features completely reshot content and new clinical skills videos.

Best Practice 
Evidence-based resource for each condition including a summary, definition, aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. There are links to the full text of Martindale.

Bibliography of the History of Art
Provided by the Getty Research Institute: indexes journal articles that focus on scholarly writing about the history of western art.

Bill Tracker 
Provides access to all bills currently before the South African Parliament; shows their status and progress.

BioMed Central
Open access peer-reviewed biomedical research.

Full text access to journals in the fields of organism biology, ecology, zoology and environmental science

BIOSIS Previews: 2000-present 
Life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation and animal studies. Includes Biological Abstracts, plus proceedings, book and patent-records.

Blackwell Reference Online
A large collection of scholarly reference works in the humanities and social sciences. Includes the Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, as well as dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Book Review Index Plus
An index to book reviews from approximately 600 scholarly and popular English-language publications with links to full-text reviews.

Britannica Image Quest   
A searchable database of over a million rights-cleared digital images from over 50 of the best collections in the world, including: Action Plus, Photo Researchers, akg-images, EncyclopaediaBritannica; coverage is multidisciplinary.

Britannica Online - Academic Edition 
Full text online version of the well-known encyclopedia; an authoritative multidiscinplinary reference and research resource; includes Britannica's latest article database, articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), Britannica's Book of the Year, as well as links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors

Business Monitor Online
Covers global country risk, financial markets, industry- and company intelligence, analyses, data and forecasts for 175 countries and 22 industry sectors.


Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Business

A research tool designed to help researchers and academics to  match their manuscripts with the scholarly journals which are most likely to publish those manuscripts; covers accounting, economics and finance, management and marketing.

Cambridge Core
A multidisciplinary database providing full-text access to the journals published by Cambridge University Press 

Cement & Concrete
The Cement and Concrete Institute Library's database (CNCI) contains more than 40 000 technical references on all aspects of cement and concrete

A free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure-search access to over 28 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

Provides full-text access to over 600 of Elsevier's journals, 1000 books, and 9,000 medical and procedural videos. These includes journals, books, practice guidelines, patient education, drug information and MEDLINE citations and abstracts from PubMed.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world's best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.

Compendex / Engineering Village 2
An engineering index with abstracts of journal articles, technical reports and conference papers.

CREDO Reference Online
A multidisciplinary collection of online reference resources, including major general and subject encyclopaedias, foreign language dictionaries, and biographical sources. For additional information on the subject collections, consult the CREDO guides

Current & Completed Research
Current and Completed Research Projects contains South African research projects and covers the social sciences, humanities, economic and management sciences. It includes master s and doctoral theses of South African universities, and technikons as well as information on research projects from non-governmental organisations, private sector and government departments.

Commonwealth Universities Database Online Service. A collection of higher education data from 36 countries. First-time users need to register with a valid Wits e-mail address.


(Digital Archive of Theses and Dissertations including Research)
Produced by the Association of African Universities, DATAD-R is an index, with abstracts, of theses and dissertations completed in African universities. * * Access available on-campus only 

Directory of Open Access Books
Provides a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published in open access

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Provides a searchable index to peer-reviewed scholarly journals published in open access.

Duke University Press Journals Online 
Provides full-text access to the journals published by Duke University Press. Multidisciplinary coverage; particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences, but includes some science titles.


EBM Reviews

(Click on  "Start OVIDSP" to begin)Provides access to: the ACP Journal Club; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Database of Systematice Reviews, Metho9dology Register; Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects; Health Technology Assessment; NHS Economic Evaluation Database

A multidisciplinary collection of databases.

Provides access to articles in various areas of management, accounting, finance and economics, as well as education, and information-and-knowledge management. Full text from 1994 - present.

EMIS Global
Provides company, industry, macroeconomic and financial data over more than 80 emerging markets worldwide.

Educational Resources Information Center. 
A source of education information, with abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

Essential Evidence Plus
Essential Evidence Plus is the only evidence-based, point-of-care clinical decision support system that gives you access to over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracts, and summaries. Access to the database sponsored by the Faculty of Health Sciences until Dec 2018.

Essential Science Indicators
An analytical research tool providing access to science performance statistics and science trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific dtabases.


Filmakers Library Online
A multidisciplinary database of nearly 1000 internationally sourced documentary films produced from 1978 - present by national film bodies and notable independent film makers. Covers areas such as race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature and more. 

FirstSearch (OCLC) 
The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) FirstSearch service gives library users access to 80 online databases and more than 5 million full-text articles. Available inside FirstSearch(OCLC):

  • Article First OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals

  • WorldCat
    OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide

A collection of publications from forestry, wood science and nature conservation research institutes in SA and worldwide; includes proceedings of major international and national forestry conferences.

Forward to Freedom: The history of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement 1959- 1994 
A database documenting the history of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. It describes the campaigns it organised, such as the consumer and sports boycotts, arms embargo and support for political prisoners, and the groups involved, ranging from students and trade unions to local authorities and professional groups. Includes videos, documents, posters, photographs, badges and other items.


Online access to: Bibliography of North American GeologyBibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North AmericaGeophysical Abstracts, and the Bibliography and Index of Geology

A full-text collection of peer reviewed literature in the geosciences; includes a core collection of journals, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. 

Global Consumption Database 
A collaboration between the World Bank's Development Data Group and the IFC. Provides datasets covering consumer spending patterns in developing countries, based on government surveys of more than one million households in more than 90 countries.

Global Financial Data
A comprehensive source of historical economic and financial time-series data covering 150 countries and 6,500 different data series. Includes data on stock markets from 1690, exchange rates from 1590, interest rates from 1700, commodities from 1500, and inflation from 1264.
** Access to the data is by username and password. First-time users need to register online here for an account.

Global Plants 
A comprehensive database for the study of plants. Brings together plant specimen images, reference and primary source material from over 270 herbaria across the world. 

Government Gazettes
SA Gazettes provides access to the full text South African Government Gazette (national and provincial) and Weekly Government Gazette Index.

Germanistik Online Datenbank 
More than 50 years of bibliographical information and history of the German language and literary studies, from 1960 - present .

Grove Music Online
Online resource for music research. Includes full text access to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The Oxford Companion to Music (2002) and The Oxford Dictionary of Music



ICE Virtual Library
Provides full text access to the journals, conference proceedings and magazines published by the Institution of Civil Engineers from 1836 – present.

IEEE Xplore
A collection of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Provides citations and abstracts for periodicals and conference proceedings of the IEEE and IEE, and full text access to 120 online IEEE society-sponsored journals and magazines from 1998 - present

IET Archive
Online access to all of the journals producedby the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) from 1871 to 1993. Includes the entire back-file of Electronic Letters from 1965 onwards

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Online Statistical Data

Research evaluation tool that allows you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide. Create account, or use Web of Science platform account.
** Access to the website is by username and password. First-time users can create an account  on the database home page.

Institute for Security Studies
Full text access to the publications of the ISS from 2001 to present: includes African security review, ISS monograph series, ISS papers, Nedbank ISS crime index.

Institute of Physics Journals
Full text access to the journals published by the Institute of Physics, 1874 to present..

International Encyclopedia for Criminal Law Online
This online reference manual is part of the International Encyclopedia of Laws Series. It provides access to legal expertise, practical legal information, and insight into criminal law procedure in both national and global contexts.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
IIMP Full Text is a music information resource with indexing, abstracts and selected full text from many sources, covering the scholarly to the popular. Offering the widest span of scholarship available, IIMP Full Text ranges from 1874 to the most recent issues.

ISAP (Index to South African Periodicals)
Index to South African Periodicals (ISAP) covers indexed articles from more than 900 South African periodicals.

IRESS Expert 
Previously known as MCgregor BFA South African financial reporting database; provides historical and fundamental information on South African and international listed and unlisted complanies. Covers published financials from 1988, standardised financials from 1971 and preliminary and interim financials. Off-campus users should use this link.
Access is limited to ten concurrent users. Kindly log out at the end of your session. 


JAMAevidence is a resource with innovative interactive and pedagogical features designed to help students and clinicians learn the best practice of evidence-based medicine. This electronic tool provides full-text access to the content in the second edition of The Users' Guides to the Medical Literature and The Rational Clinical Examination. Users will find everything from classic references that demystify basic principles to customizable worksheets that allow them to systematically apply evidence-based medicine to their cases and build a library of their own critically appraised topics

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
The Journal Citation Reports is an essential, comprehensive, and unique resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from over 11655 scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Coverage is both multidisciplinary and international, and incorporates journals from over 3,300 publishers in 80 nations.

JoVE Video Journal - Chemistry
A peer reviewed video collection demonstrating experimental techniques with detailed protocols for fundamental and applied research in organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry.

JoVE Science Education - Basic Biology
A video library covering general laboratory techniques and safety; laboratory animal research; methods in cellular and molecular biology; model organisms and vertebrate species commonly used in life sciences research.

JoVE Science Education - Chemistry
A video library aimed at teaching the fundamentals of chemistry through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations. Covers general chemistry, organic- and inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry.

JSTOR's archival journal collections include more than two thousand journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage begins at the first volume and issue of the journal ever published, and extends up to a publication date usually set in the past three to five years.

Juta Online publications
South African law reports, statutes, journals and other commentary publications to meet the requirements of a range of legal information users. Subject coverage ranges from administrative, civil procedure, commercial, constitutional, criminal, intellectual property, international, labour, mining, revenue and shipping law.

JustisJustis is a full text online legal library of UK, Irish and EU case law dating back to 1163 and legislation from 1235.


Kluwer Competition Law
A collection of primary source material,commentary and analysis of EU Competition Law. The database has been organized into the specific competition law topics of antitrust, mergers and state aid.

Kluwer Arbitration Law
Covers material in the field of international commercial arbitration. Created by Kluwer Law International in association with the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the International Council of Commercial Arbitration.

Knovel e-book collectionsAn engineering platform integrating technical information with analytical and search tools. It can be used to conduct technical research, select materials, test and create designs, improve processes, document project plans and more. The Library’s subscription also allows full text access to the followining e-book collections 

Kovsidex Articles are selected according to the needs of the primary clients of the University of the Orange Free State. Also includes Research Institute for Education Planning (Riep) which covers a wide range of reference works on the theory and practice of education dating back to 1975-1997.


A collection of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and e-Learning.

LexisNexis Academic 
Provides access to a variety of news, business and legal resources

Lyell Collection
Database established by Geological Society of London in 2007. The collection holds earth sciences literature, including key journals, special publications and the Society’s book series.


A bibliographic database consisting of reviews and citations to global research literature in mathematics and related areas from 1940 - present

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International LawThe online edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law 

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

A bibliographic database containing the results of Mintek s original research in the fields of metals and industrial minerals.
Music Industry Data (previously known as Academic Charts Online)
A repository of statistical chart data from the US, UK, Europe, South America and Asia, which measures the impact of music across countries and cultures; covers all genres from pop to classical, jazz and world music.

My LexisNexis
A full-text database covering South African business and law; includes both legislation and commentary. * Remote access to this database is password controlled, Request details here.


The Technikon Research Database (Navtech) contains information on current and completed research projects undertaken at South African technikons.

All principal consolidated acts with their rules and regulations (1984- ) as well as all the significant principal acts before 1984.

The objective of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is to support and promote research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology. NRF host NEXUS for current and completed research and other databases. 


OECD iLibrary 
Provides full-text access to the full range of books, papers and statistics, as well as the analyses and data produced by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Aggregation of documents associated with mining and minerals sources from multiple societies. Includes technical  and old AIME documents. Coverage dates back to the late 1800s.

A map-based research tool that enables users to locate information drawn from over 300,000 maps, cross sections, charts, figures and tables  in articles published in 45 key geoscience journals. Complements the Library's GeoScienceWorld database.

Financial information on 65,000 listed and major unlisted/delisted companies worldwide (51,000 are non-US companies). Includes: standardised and "as reported" financials, SEC filings, detailed earnings estimates as well as recommendations, ownership, stock data, news and ratings. * Note: access to this database is limited to 2 simultaneous users.

Oxford Art Online
A collection of online art reference works produced by Oxford University Press, including Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies.

Oxford Bibliographies  
A collection of authoritative research guides that point out the best available scholarship and  research resources across a wide variety of subjects

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
A guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books

Oxford Handbooks Online
A full-text database that provides critical surveys of original research across 14 different subjects in the humanities and social sciences database. Critically examines the progress and direction of debates in these fields and provides a foundation for future research.

Oxford Journals Online
Full text access to the complete Oxford University Press journal collection from 1849 - present. Covers the fields of Humanities, Medicine, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, and Physical science

Oxford Music Online
A collection of Oxford music reference resources; includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Oxford Reference Online
A multidisciplinary reference and research collection; covers 25 subject areas from architecture to zoology. Provides quick reference information together with authoritative, in-depth articles by world-famous authors. It also offers excellent functionality, and a wide range of additional material such as maps, illustrations and timelines.

Oxford Scholarship Online
Oxford Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which now offers quick and easy access to the full text of 2,257 Oxford books. In addition to Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion, Oxford Scholarship Online also offers access to new Oxford books in Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, and Psychology.


Parlimentary Bills 
Provides full-text access access to the South African Parliamentary Bills as they are introduced to the National Assembly.

Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups
Covers all aspects of the chemistry of functional groups, including: physical organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and techniques, reaction mechanisms, chapters on synthetic pathways, reactions and strategies as well as applications in drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Philosopher's Index
A bibliographic database, covering scholarly research in fifteen fields of philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940. 

Pidgeon DigitalAn audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers.

Building plans of historical buildings

Policy Documents 
Policy Documents provides access to a policy document database of all submissions, policy documents and draft bills.

ProQuest Central
A multidisciplinary cross-searchable collection of full text databases including

Provincial Gazettes
Provides full-text access to the South African Provincial Gazettes

A collection of psychiatric references, including books, journals, and self-assessment tools. Provides resources to assist with *diagnosis * treatment* latest research and news in the field * professional development * certification and CME support.

Full text access to journals from the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association. Covers all aspects of the psychological and behavioural sciences and related fields such as education, nursing, business and neuroscience.

Full text access to the 2013 collection of scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association

A bibliographic index of international literature in psychology and related behavioural and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics.

A full text repository of psychological tests and measures, as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests.  Holds a wide variety of tests, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests.

A collection of video-recorded psychotherapy demonstrations by leading therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapeutic topics. Useful tool for teaching and training in psychotherapy practice, and for education about psychology.  Includes transcripts and a searchable index.

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.


Quantec EasyData Note: * First-time users will need to register on the site to gain access

An online collection of analytical databases of South African socio-economic indicators. EasyData is divided into the following 4 data collections:

  •  RSA Economic Indicators - indicator time-series covering all aspects of the S.A. economy.
  •  RSA Standardised Industry - disaggregated,consistent long-term view of S.A. economic structure by industry.
  •  RSA International Trade - S.A. International trade by destination and origin at the HS 8-digit and SIC 4-digit levels.
  •  RSA Regional Indicators - sub-national socio-economic and demographic statistics.


Rand Daily Mail Archive: 1902-1985
Full text access to this iconic South Africa daily newspaper which was published from 1902 to 1985, and was known for its anti-Apartheid stance. Digitization of the archive was completed in March 2018.


  • A source of experimentally validated data about chemical structures, reactions (including multi-step reactions) and properties. It is a merger of three chemistry databases:

  • Beilstein - information on the structures, reactions,and properties of organic carbon compounds, drawn from the journal literature back to the 18th century.

  • Gmelin - information on structures and properties of inorganic and metal-organic compounds, drawn from the journal and patent literature back to the early 19th century.

  • Patent Chemistry Database - a new file of organic chemistry information drawn from selected English-language chemical patents (US, WO, EP, 1976- ). Additional historical (1869-1980) patent coverage comes from the Beilstein and Gmelin files.

Research Channel Africa
Detailed reports on key industrial sectors such as steel, electricity, defence and telecommunications, as well as on important African minerals including gold, platinum, diamonds and copper. An important business resource providing intelligence on industry and mining in Africa.

Retrospective Government Gazette Archive
The Sabinet Retrospective Government Gazette Archive contains more than 22 000 Government Gazettes covering the period 1910 to 1993.

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals    
The Royal Society for Chemistry is a major publisher and provider of chemical information, supports the teaching of chemistry at all levels, organises hundreds of chemical meetings a year and is a leader in communicating science to the public.

Routledge Encyclopedia Of Philosophy
Online resource for researching, teaching and studying in the philosophy arena and related disciplines.


A multidisciplinary collection of bibliographic reference and South Africa journal databases

Sabinet Open Access Journal Collection 
A multidisciplinary collection of South African full open access journals. Includes titles that are accredited by the DHET; full text availablity varies according to title with journals going back to 2000 

SACat reflects the collection of libraries in Southern Africa and contains bibliographic information referring to books, periodicals, audiovisual items and other information material.

SAE Technical Papers 
Full text access to the Technical Papers of the Society of Automative Engineering, 1998- present. Covers the fields of aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle engineering.

SA ePublications
Full text collection of South African and African electronic journals. Includes scholarly publications.

A bibliographic database of journal articles, symposia, reports and maps held by the South African Council for Geoscience. Strong emphasis on Africa 

SAGE Premier OnlineA multi-disciplinary database providing full-text access to over 400 of the journals published by SAGE from 1999 - present

SA Media
A full-text collection of South African publications - chiefly newspapers and periodicals - from 1978 onwards

SANB (South African National Bibliography)
The South African National Bibliography (SANB) is an accumulation of the bibliographic records of all items published in South Africa.

The overall aim of the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) is to enhance the provision of reliable and authoritative information on science- and technology-related issues that impact on the economic and social development of developing countries.

A multidisciplinary database providing full-text access to journals published by Elsevier, including the archival back issues. Strong in scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature, but also covers Arts, Humanities and Social sciences. Excludes association titles.

SciFinder Scholar
A core research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental science and other science and engineering fields. The database has five components: Chemical Abstracts (CAplus)
A bibliographic database that indexes journal articles and patent records, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, books, dissertations and meeting abstracts
CAS registry
A comprehensive list of organic and inorganic substances and sequences dating from 1957 - present
A database of single and multi-step reactions indexed from journal articles and patents dating from 1840- present
A catalogue of commercially available chemicals from more than 900 commercial chemical suppliers
A database of substances regulated national and international agencies. Includes the EINECS and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory
Access to the database is by username and password, and is restricted to currently registered staff and students of the university. To register for your login account, please contact the SciFinder Registration
For additional assistance, consult the "How to guides"

Scitable is a free, online educational resource for undergraduate biology students and educators. Currently focused on genetics, Scitable combines authoritative scientific information with social media functionality. Scitable provides students with free online access to more than 180 overviews of key genetics concepts. The overviews are evidence-based and have been vetted by Nature Publishing staff. By connecting with other Scitable users via groups, chat functionality, and other social media features, students can collaborate online with classmates or with a wider community of experts, researchers, and fellow students.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It is designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process.

SIAM has a comprehensive publishing program in applied and computational mathematics. In addition to SIAM News, SIAM Review, and Theory of Probability and Its Applications, SIAM publishes nine peer-reviewed research journals.

South African Freedom Struggles (DISA) 
A Guide to South Africa s Struggle for Democracy: anti- apartheid periodicals 1960-1994. 

South African Institute of Race Relations
Full text access to the publications of the SAIRR. The Institute publishes widely on education, the economy, business, employment, crime, demographics, health, welfare, and politics, and provides commentary on government policy proposals and legislation.

A full-text, multi-disciplinary database providing electronic access to all the journals published by Springer

STAT!Ref will answer all of your clinical and medical questions quickly and accurately.

The Database of Approved Research Periodicals (NASOP 02-014) is compiled by the personnel of the Library and Information Service at the University of the Orange Free State. It lists all periodicals approved as research platforms. This database is also known as Subsidie.


Taylor & Francis 
A multidisciplinary database providing full-text access to over 1000 journals published by Taylor and Francis from 1997 - present.

The Thieme Teaching Assistant
The Thieme Teaching Assistant is a state-of-the-art presentation tool featuring all 2,000 stunning illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy et al. Atlas of Anatomy. This cutting-edge platform enables you to enhance students learning experiences by incorporating dynamic visuals into your lectures and course materials to present complex concepts with unprecedented clarity. This includes a chart indicating the relevant images in Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy


UN Comtrade 
United Nations commodity trade statistics. Provides time series international trade data for 140+ countries by commodity and partner countries from 1962 to the most recently completed year.

This database service is part of a project launched by UNSD in 2005, called "Statistics as a Public Good", whose objectives are to provide free access to global statistics, to educate users about the importance of statistics for evidence-based policy and decision-making and to assist National Statistical Offices of member countries to strengthen their data dissemination capabilities

Union Catalogue for Theses and Dissertations 
A list of these and dissertations submitted to south African universities; includes honorary doctorates.


Visible Body
This is a suite of online programs that covers anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models , animations, quizzes and more


Web of Science: 1945 - present
An academic citation  index of scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops and conventions.

Wiley Online Library
A multidisciplinary database providing full-text access to the journals published by Wiley. Strong focus on Science, Technology and Medicine. Most full text coverage from 1997 - present.

World Bank - World Development Indicators
World Bank - Global Development Finance

Worldcat contains books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Contains all the records cataloged by (OCLC) member libraries.

World Newspaper Archive: African Newspapers 1800- 1922
Full text access  to African newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries; over 30 titles from South Africa in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, as well as foreign language titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe



Zentralblatt MATH
A comprehensive abstracting and reviewing database for pure and applied mathematics. Coverage includes published and refereed articles, books, conferences from 1826 – present.*Note access is on campus only*