World Competitiveness Online

The most comprehensive database on the competitiveness of nations. World Competitiveness Online is based on the leading annual report on the competitiveness of nations, the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, published since 1989, ranking and analysing how a nation’s environment sustains the competitiveness of enterprises.

To access the database you need User name & Password. Contact your subject librarian for assistance.



These new databases are available to the University of Johannesburg students and staff.

SA Institute of Race Relations The SA Institute of Race Relations is the leading independent research and policy organisation in South Africa. The Institute publishes widely on education, the economy, business, employment, crime, demographics, health, welfare, and politics.

Read the South African Survey Online. Curently the 2007/2008 is available. Split into eight chapters which are regularly updated, this survey provides an overview of the statistics and trends available regarding South Africa. The chapters cover: Demographics, The Economy, Business &  Employments, Education, Health & Welfare, Living conditions and Communications, Crime & Security, Politics & Governance.

Have a look at the Research & Publications by the SA Institute of Race Relations: Fast Facts, SA Survey, Special Research projects, Annual Reports, etc.


Research Channel Online  is a subscriber-only service published by Creamer Media and its features include:

Industry Research Reports: of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.
Mining Research Reports: reports into key mining sectors.
Country Profiles: selected updates from Africa.
Advanced Search: facilitating fast and easy navigation.
Magazine Back Copies: of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

It is password protected, please contact your subject librarian for help.

The following Research reports are currently avaiable: Chemicals 2009 (projects under development); Mining projects in progress; Liquid Fuels 2007; Electricity 2008, etc. Research channel offer Industry focus; Mining Focus, Country Focus, etc.


    MaterialsNetBase (full-text electronic books).




World Advertising Research Center provides the largest single source of intelligence for the marketing, advertising, media and research communities worldwide, drawn from more than 40 international sources.

WARC represent an unparalleled body of knowledge on all areas of marketing communications that spans over 45,000 papers, case studies, research reports, news items and summaries, augmented with best practice guides and statistical data.

Subjects covered are: Advertising & Marketing Communication; Case Stusies, Consumers & Customers; Markting & Brand Management; Marketing Intelligence; Media Planning & Buying; Research, The Media.