JSTOR: Sciences Journals per Discipline


JSTOR is an important full-text database for the Sciences researchers. You can find journals dated back to the 19h Century.  The Moving wall is between 3-5 years (no full-text).  Click HEREfor direct access to JSTOR.

I would like you to have a look at the journals available on JSTOR per Discipline. You will need to log-in for full-text access:

If you have any queries with searching JSTOR and journals accessibility, please let me know: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za


CABI launches enhanced Life Sciences delivery platform

CABI launches enhanced Life Sciences delivery platform


CABI has launched a new and improved version of its database platform CAB Direct, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases in life science information – CAB Abstracts and Global Health.

The new CAB Direct offers a better experience for students and researchers as they search for important life science information. The content on CAB Direct has not changed, but the new design will improve its discoverability – saving researchers time and effort.

“Researcher behaviours and expectations are evolving, and the new CAB Direct has been created to ensure we are evolving with them,” said Cristina Ashby, Product Development Manager at CABI. “New technologies have offered an excellent opportunity to create a better, more intuitive and effective product.”

Enhancements include: 

  • MyCABDirect – a personalised area where users can set-up email alerts and RSS feeds based on their search results; share information; and save important searches
  • Faceted searching – users can finely filter information to fit their research needs, based on CABI’s indexing terms and metadata
  • The capability to view full text at the search results level
  • Improved user experience, through a more intuitive interface
  • Suggestions for spelling variations

The new and improved CAB Direct will also abstract snippet views at search results level; save searches to social book marking sites and provide COUNTER compliant usage statistics.

CABI is also pleased to announce the number of full text articles available on CAB Direct, and all other platforms that host our products, has reached 50,000.

Visual demonstration  on how to use the new CAB Direct. To view the new product platform please visit www.cabdirect2.org  

 Source: CABI, Media release, 9 June 2009

Leave a comment. Do you think the new platform is improved?

CABI visit to UJ Library & Information Center

Mr Chris Ison from CABI will be visiting South Africa in July 2009. Hi will visit the UJ Library on the 22nd July. He will demonstrate the new CABI platform.

  • Place:Library Auditorium, APK, Level 3
  • Date:  Wednesday, 22 July 2009
  • Time:  09:00 – 11:00

All Botany, Biochemistry & Zoology researchers who do make use of the CABI databases are welcome to attend the presentation. Please confirm your attendance with Pavlinka Kovatcheva: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za.

The UJ Library has a current subscription to the following  CABI databases:

  • Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
  • Crop Physiology
  • Horticulture Science
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Plant Growth Regulations
  • Plant Pathology
  • Post harvest Research

To access the CABI databases go directly to the Sciences Librarian Portal: Quick link to Sciences Resources or go directly to Botany Subject Portal, Biochemistry Supject Portal or Zoology Subject Portal.



The University of Johannesburg Library & Information Centre and the Department of English are proudly announcing the project “One Book One Library“. 

The aim of the project is to emphasize the role of the library and reading in an academic environment. The book that has been selected is The three letter plague by Jonny Steinberg.The award-winning author Jonny Steinberg travels to explore the lives of a community caught up in a battle to survive the ravages of HIV/Aids. For more information on the book and the project, please visit the UJ Library website.

Three-Letter Plague

Three-Letter Plague

 The  UJ community of students and staff are requested to read the selected book over a period of two months, from 13 July to 17 September. Between 15-17 September a series of events related to the book and the themes in the book will take place. The full program will be announced in due time. Copies of the book are available in the Library (all Campuses).

The project creates the opportunity to discuss and explore issues and ideas relevant to our community and our world. The idea is to stimulate intellectual discussion and interaction among students in conjunction with faculty, staff and community members (from the Library website).


Institute of Physics: visit @ UJ Physics Department

Yann Amouroux from IoP

Yann Amouroux from IoP

Yann Amouroux talks to Physics Department academics

Yann Amouroux talks to Physics Department academics

Physics researchers

Physics researchers

Pavlinka Kovatcheva, the Sciences Librarian @ UJ Kingsway Campus, arranged a workshop (21 April 2009)  between  the UJ Physics Department and the Regional Manager from the Institute of Physics Publishing,  Yann Amouroux.  Yann introduce to the Physics academics and postgraduate students the new IOPscience platform and demonstrated its benefits to researchers. He also talked about the IoP journals impact factors and publishing research in general. Trial to the IOPscience platform will be arranged.

Thanks to Yann, for the  interesting and useful presentation and thanks to the Physics researchers, who did attend and contributed to the talk.

Don’t  forget to search the Institute of Physics  journals for your research need.

Visit the UJ  Physics Subject Portal & the Astronomy & Astrophysics Subject Portal  to search for more resources.



The new Institutional Repository, UJDigispace, of the University of Johannesburg was successfully launched on the 24th of March 2009. The Library under the initiative of  Barrie Swanepoel (Library IT), was responsible for the implementation of the University’s Open Access Electronic Archive. (eIFL.net, 15/5/09)

Currently the following Collections are available:

Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management [241]
Department of Philosophy [7]
Electronic Books [3]

Library and Information Centre [332]

Media Coverage [3]
Research Outputs [0]
Theses and Dissertations [1657]
University Governance [3]
University of Johannesburg Archives [178]
University Publications [12]

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