UJ New Databases in 2011

Good NEWS for all University of Johannesburg users.

This year we have the following NEW Databases:

The Sage journals content is in the: Social Sciences & Humanities; Health Sciences; Life & Biomedical Sciences; Materials Science & Engineering. 

The journals relevant to Sciences are from: Geography, Urban Studies & Planning, Research Methods & Evaluation, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Cell Biology, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computing, Materials Science.

Informit service is the leading source of online full text, multimedia and index databases that deliver the most authoritative research from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. Access is to articles, Conference papers, working papers, grey literature, etc.

The UJ Library subscribes to the:

  • Business Collection
  • Engineering Collection
  • Health Collection
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Collection

 For more information visit: http://www.informit.com.au/ 

 The Thieme Teaching Assistant  is a state-of-the-art presentation tool featuring thousands of stunning illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy et al.

The UJ Library subscribes to the:

Atlas of AnatomyFundamentals of Medical Physiology

Reaxys is a unique web-based chemistry workflow solution which supports research and fuels discovery by integrating searches for reaction and substance data with synthesis planning and chemical sourcing.


The McGregor BFA  range of research products caters to the needs of the local and international research community. The depth and breadth of company research data available in the research products are unparalleled.  Access with PASSWORD!

The World Bank eLibrary  provides access to a growing collection of more than 6,000 ebooks, journal articles, and working papers from the world’s most authoritative source on international development as they are published

Topics covered are: Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Macroeconomics & Economics, Poverty reduction, Rural development, Transport, Urban Development, and much more….

OECD iLibrary is Online Library for Books, Papers, Factbooks and Glossaries and the gateway to OECD’s (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)  analysis and data.

Topics: Agriculture and Food; Economics; Development; Education; Energy; Environment; Nuclear Energy; Science & Technology; Social issues/Migration/Health; Transport; Urban/Rural/ Regional Development. Worldwide Countries – incl. South Africa.

Access is available either through the UJ Sciences Portal or the UJ Library website.


Reaxys Online: CrossFire Beilstein & Gmelin TRIAL (Until 30/9/2009)


Reaxys Online: Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Databases is on TRIAL until 30/9/2009.

The Library subscribes to CrossFire & Reactions: Beilstein & Gmelin in CD-Rom format. Now this product is made available online, and the Library has recently a presentation by Elsevier on its functionality.

Click here to Access Reaxys . Read more  about this product.


  • The TRIAL will run until 30 September 2009.
  • The access is available only ON CAMPUS
  • The access is IP Authenticated for all UJ Campuses
  • Multiple users
  • Make use of Reaxys Training Manuals to easy your searching needs

Access is available through the Sciences Librarian Portal and Chemistry Subject Portal. View more TRIAL Databases.


Dr. Jörg Hellwig, Sales Manager Elsevier Science & Technology visited the UJ Library to present the new Reaxys Online, during his May-June SA tour.

Please contact me for more information or if you experience any difficulty in accessing or using the list. pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za, 011 559-2621.