eBrary Electronic books: full-text access


The UJ Library subscribes to full-text e-books on eBrary platform. A wide range of subjects to help you with your assignment and research needs.

Direct link to the full-text: http://0-site.ebrary.com.ujlink.uj.ac.za/lib/ujlink  (UJ registered users only)

EbraryUJ Sciences Librarian: 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.

How to find Print & Online Books @ UJ Library: Glogster Poster

How to Find Print & Online Book at UJ Library” (for Sciences users)

Have a look at this interactive poster to find direct links to the:

  • UJLink: Library Catalogue
  • Course Reserves
  • Sciences Online Books & Reference Works Collections
  • Individual Online Book Collections

Visit the UJ Sciences Librarian Portal for more resources

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

Online Books in the UJ Library (Full-text access)

The University of Johannesburg Library collection of Electronic Books grow each year. Most of the databases are purchased by the Engineering Faculty, but many of  these titles are relevant to the Sciences.

Have a look and make use of these collections. Why not recommend some of these books as an additional reading material to your students?

  • The Online Book databases are IP Authenticated
  • Remote access is available

Direct links to the Online Books are available on the Sciences Librarian Portal and the individual Subject Portals.

AccessEngineering   (Remote Access – YES)

> CRCnetBASE Online Books 

The books in these collections cover a wide subject spectrum of interest to Scientists: Energy; Environmental & Ecological; Computing; Remote sensing; Chemistry and many more. The number of books grow each year with new publications.

ENGnetBASE (Over 1350 e-books)

INDUSTRIALnetBASE  (Over 130 e-books)

MATERIALSnetBASE (Over 350 books)

ENVIROnetBASE (Over 570 e-books) NEW!

  • Earth Science (13 e-books)
  • Ecological Economics (8 e-books)
  • Ecology (60 e-books)
  • Environmental Modeling & Systems Analysis (18 e-books)
  • Environmental & Ecological Risk Assessment (39 e-books)
  • Environmental Engineering (Over 100 e-books)
  • Environmental Health (31 e-books)
  • Environmental Law, Management and Compliance (45 e-books)
  • Environmental Toxicology (62 e-books)
  • General (6 e- books; Energy Portfolios, Global Warming; Soil; Organic Chemicals, etc.)
  • Geology (14 e-books)
  • GIS and Mapping (44 e-book)
  • Hazardous Materials (14 e-books)
  • Landscape Ecology (9 e-books)
  • Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (58 e-books)
  • Resource Management & Sustainability (30 e-books)
  • Turfgrass Science & Engineering  (3 e-books)

> ICE Virtual Library (Conference Proceeding, 1836-2002)

> Referex  (via Engineering Village 2/ EV2)    (Remote Access – YES)

The Library subscribes to 2 collections Electronic & Electrical Books (411) and Materials & Mechanical Books (521). These are some of the subject collections:

> Science Dissemination Using Open Access (Free access, Web 2.0; Open Access) 

 Enjoy your reading. If you have any comments, please let me know.

BOOKS 24/7 TRIAL (extended until 14/June/2009)

Enjoy two additional weeks of 24/7 online books. The TRIAL has been extended until 14/June/2009. It is mostly for the academics, who have been busy with assignments marks and exams preparation during May and have had no time to make use of it.

View my previous post for more information.

For more information contact me on: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za or leave a comment.


BOOKS 24/7 ON TRIAL (until 31/May/2009)

The Library has arranged a TRIAL for ONLINE BOOKS 24/7. Click HERE for direct access. I have place also direct link on the Sciences Librarian Portal under TRIAL databases and on the Databases list. It is also available on the main Library website. To access these books you will need to login (surname; staff/student number; PIN). If you still don’t have PIN, follow the available  instructions.

Books 24/7 is a web-based platform, that enables users to search and access online books from Microsoft Press, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, AMACOM, Harvard Business School Publishing, Cambridge University Press and Wiley. The collections include:

  • Information Technology (ITPro collection)
  • Business and Professional Skills/Development
  • Engineering (EngineeringPro collection)
  • Financial and Accounting Information, etc.

Who can benefit: Information Technology users; Physics users; Mathematics,  Applied Maths & Statistics users; Environmental Management & Energy users; Sciences & Engineering users, etc.

Remote Access: Available

Searching TIPS: You can either browse per topic or search the content with keywords (basic and advanced search screens). Also use the available HELP menu.

Some topics of interest from the ProIT and Engineering Collections, for the Sciences users:

  • IT and Technical Topics: (Business & Culture (680 books); Databases (925 books); Certification & Compliance (768 books); Enterprise Computing (693 books); Hardware (186 books); IBM Technologies  (761 books); Networks & Protocols (794 books); Operating Systems (845 books); Programming Languages (2650 books); Security (652 books); Software Engineering (479 books); Telecommunications (306 books); Web Programming & Development (1647 books)  
  • Engineering Topics: Physics (27 books, incl.  Physics for Engineers and Scientists; Applied Quantum Mechanics, etc.)
  • Engineering: Environmental Engineering (56 books, incl. books on Alternative Energy (17); Environmental Disputes (4); Solid Waste (4); Water & Wastewater (16)
  • Engineering Topics: Mathematics (158 books, incl. books on Algebra (2); Applied Maths (49); Computational Methods (38); Discrete Math (1);  Geometry & Topology (4); Probability & Statistics (12), etc.
  • Engineering Topics: Petroleum, Mining & Geological (53 books, incl. books on Geology (5); Mining (3); Oil & Gas (13) 
  • Engineering: Sustainability (19 books, incl. books on Green Architecture & Building (4); Renewable Energy (3); Sustainable Design (9)
  • Engineering: Computer Tools (161 books, incl. books on MatLab (33); Programming Languages (12); AutoCAD (45)
  • Engineering: Nuclear Physics (11 books, incl. Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics, 2nd ed.)
  • Engineering: Nanotechnology (47 books, incl. books on Quantum Dynamics (2); Nanomaterials (11) 
  • Engineering: Telecommunications (244 books)

If you have any questions about access or possible subscription, please contact me: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za or leave a comment on this post.



Have you accessed previously Digital Engineering Library? If not now is the right time. New name and new interface. Easy to search by either using a keyword search or view the full book (chapters in PDF).

McGraw-Hill Access Engineering provides access to full-text ONLINE BOOKS.

Focused around 14 major areasof engineering, AccessEngineering features a new taxonomy book view offering comprehensive coverage and faster title-by-title access to our engineering collection in the following subject areas:

Have a look at the books per TOPIC or in ALPHABETICAL order.

Some titles of interest for Environmental / Energy /Green & Sustainable users are:

View some of the Chemical books:

Biomedical books such as: Bioinformatics: Sequence Alignment And Markov Models

Communications books such as:

 It is easy to search and explore. Leave a comment on this blog about your experience with Access Engineering e-books.