Elsevier eBook Series: UJ full-text access

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The UJ Library has full-text access to the Elsevier eBook Series and Handbooks from 2009 +.

The full-text includes Book Series in Physics & Astronomy, Life Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, etc. To search and find articles from these series go directly to ScienceDirect database

These are the direct links to the available handbooks and Methods in Enzymology:


If you have any queries or you need help, please contact me: Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Faculty Librarian Science: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za


UJ SpringerLink eBooks: New 2013 titles available full-text

springerlink-logo The UJ Library offers a full-text access to three  Online Book collections on SpringerLink for the Faculty of Science researchers and students:

View the list with the titles. For full text access, just copy the title into SpringerLink Database search option.

If you have any queries, please contact me: Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Faculty Librarian Science: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za

BioOne Journals Full-text: UJ TRIAL

The University of Johannesburg Library have a TRIAL to the BioOne Full-text Journals

from April – 31 May 2012.

The database covers Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences.

The access to the BioOne abstracts is available freely on the Web

If you need help, please contact me: Pavlinka Kovatcheva, UJ Faculty Librarian Sciences


UJ Sciences Librarian: RefWorks Portal

RefWorks is a web-based Research Management tool. Easily add and manage data. Collaborate. Generate bibliographies. Use it on- or offline, or from your mobile.

If you are NEW to RefWorks, check out the Sciences Librarian RefWorks portal: Provides access to RefWorks, databases, training instructions and step-by-step videos

The UJ Sciences students will have trainings sessions on RefWorks from April 2012.

Contact me directly for more information

Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Faculty Librarian: Sciences; pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za

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.

Writing a Research Paper: Glogster Poster for UJ Sciences users

Have problem getting started with your Research Project? Check this interactive “fun”  poster, which I created for the UJ Sciences students:

  • Steps in Online Searching
  • Links to Sciences Subject portals, databases, library catalogue, etc.
  • Guidelines for writing a Literature Revies
  • UJ Reference Techniques
  • and more…

Ho do you feel about it? Don’t forget to visit the UJ Sciences Librarian Portal for any additional information.

African Journal Archive project: launch of its website

             African Journal Archive project: launch of its website!

The African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa. Journal articles hosted on the Archive extend back to the first issue (if available) and end with the last pre-current issue (determined by the publisher).

The website currently comprises 700 issues and 150,000 pages of journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums, and professional research organizations in Africa. Online access to the archive is free of charge to Africa and the world.

  • Browse through the collection without formulating a specific search.
  • Advanced Search – using more options, making your searches more precise and getting more useful results.
  • Preferences Customize options for search results, My Favorites, Compare and Slideshow views.
  • My Favorites – View, compare, delete and move collection items you have saved to My Favorites within CONTENTdm.

 The Archive is an integrated full-text electronic journal repository providing:

  • Comprehensive research into African scholarly work, accessible both continentally and internationally.
  • Accessibility for contributors to their own research information.
  • International exposure for African researchers/authors work.
  • Better utilisation of publically funded research.
  • Exposure for African research institutes creating opportunities for future donor funding.
  • Linking and interoperability with other digital collections.

The journals are digitised at no charge to the publisher. Participating publishers also receive a preservation copy of their archived journal volumes. The African Journal Archive is a Sabinet Gateway project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Custodianship of the Archive will reside with Sabinet Gateway. Management, creation and maintenance will be contracted to Sabinet Online.  

Commenting on the project, Sabinet Online’s Managing Director, Rosalind Hattingh says “the project will  create for the first time a central full-text repository of retrospective journal content of unique value, providing not only the vital groundwork for further or related research but assisting to preserve the heritage of the African continent.

We welcome your comments and feedback. Please contact us should you have any difficulties in finding information on the website.  Publishers and scholarly societies in Africa are encouraged to contact us with their requests to be considered for participation. Sabinet News

UJ Library: Marketing Electronic Books and Reference Works




3 – 7 MAY 2010


Do you know that the UJ Library have  Electronic Books (eBooks) Collections?

The UJ Library is embarking on raising an awareness for all available Electronic Books and Reference Works during the Week of 3-7 may 2010.

View all Electronic Book Collections!

Remote Access! Unlimited Users! Access with Library PIN!

Electronic Books

Electronic Reference Works

Access Emergency MedicineAccess Engineering

Books 24×7

  • Engineering Collection
  • IT & Technical Topics
  • Finance Topics


Emerald Book Series

  • Social Sciences
  • Economic & Management

Referex (via EV2)

 eBooks available on the Web

Google Books

Sciences Books Online

Science Dissemination Using Open Access

Access Science

CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Energy

Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • Advances in Banking Technology and Management: Impacts of ICT and CRM , 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries , 5th ed.,  2007
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovations in E-Business: An Integrative Perspective , 2006
  • Web Semantics and Ontology , 2006

Oxford English Dictionary 

Oxford Reference Online

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

WAT (elektronies)

Yearbook of International Associations

UJ Library: Marketing Multidisciplinary databases

As from 12 April the UJ Library is embarking on marketing databases until 14 of May. This first week, the focus is on Multidisciplinary Databases. Use these databases for your assignment and research queries:


Access from the Library web page  or from the Sciences Librarian Portal

Library Server Maintenance: Monday 29/3/10

The Millennium-Innopac server halted a few times during the past weeks. The problem has been identfied as an Operating System issue (not an Innovative issue). To correct this, a critical Solaris Patch has to be loaded.

Due to maintenance of the server, the Integrated Library System (Millennium-Innopac) will be inaccessible from 08:00 – 16:00 on Monday 29 March 2010Please note that the system may be available sooner.  Services affected are:
UJLink (Online Catalogue)
– Databases 
– Circulation (borrowing and returning of items)
– Inter Campus Loans
The Library apologise for any inconvenience


New Library Resources for 2010

The following databases form part of the UJ Library resources in 2010. Those databases in ‘blue are already available.

 Electronic Databases: Journals/Proceeding/ Theses & Dissertations

Full-text access to:

Electronic Databases: E-Books

Full-text access to:

For more information, contact me: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za

Political Science Complete TRIAL (Until 31/10/09)


Political Science Complete (on EbscoHost) 

Trial until 31 October 2009

Political Science Complete (PSC) provides full text for over 400 publications, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 journals, (including top-ranked scholarly journals). PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. The database also features more than 165 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 27,000 full text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association