The latest SPSS 21 research software is now available and can be accessed online via UJ ULink.
Don’t forget to access the UJ Sciences Librarian Portal for relevant library resources and services
I have started at the end of 2011 a new blog for Sciences newely received library books. So far the academics are satisfied with this new way of current awareness. Direct links are provided for each book from the UJ Library Catalogue
Check out the latest blog posts from the UJ New Library Books: Sciences, APK Campus
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!
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
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:
- Cambridge Journals Online (Multidisciplinary)
- Emerald Management plus + Engineering Journals. (incl. All current + future new journal titles)
- ICE Geotechnique (Archive 1848-2002)
- ICE Magazine of Concrete research (Archive 1979-2002) Civil engineering
- IEC Proceedings (archive & current 1836+) Civil Engineering
- IEEE Xplore. Journals & Proceeding full-text from 1913+. Science & Engineering.
- Political Science Complete (EbscoHost)
- Project Muse Journals: Humanities Collection ONLY.
- Proquest: Full-text Theses & Dissertations
- Wiley Interscience: Wiley journals in addition to the Blackwell titles. Full-text collection access to all titles from 1997+.
- World Bank e-Library (Reports, Books, etc.)
Electronic Databases: E-Books
Full-text access to:
- 24/7 E-Books (Information Technology and Engineering Collections, incl. Sciences)
- MyiLibrary E-Books (starts March 2010)
- CRC INDUSTRIALnetBASE Online Books (Engineering & Science)
- CRC ENVIROnetBASE Online Books (Environmental Science, Ecology)
- Access Emergency Medicine (textbooks, etc.)
- Emerald Social Sciences E-Book Collection
- Emerald Economic & Management E-Book Collection
For more information, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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
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. email@example.com, 011 559-2621.
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.
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 |
|Department of Philosophy |
|Electronic Books |
|Library and Information Centre 
|Media Coverage |
|Research Outputs |
|Theses and Dissertations |
|University Governance |
|University of Johannesburg Archives |
|University Publications |
Do you find UJDigispace useful? Let us know by leaving a comment.
Keeping up-to-date with the scholarly literature just became much easier, thanks to a new service called ticTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents Service.
What it is?
ticTOCs is a new scholarly journal tables of contents (TOCs) service.It’s FREE, its easy to use, and it provides access to the most recent tables of contents of over 11,000 scholarly journals from more than 400 publishers.
It helps scholars, researchers, academics and anyone else keep up-to-date with what’s being published in the most recent issues of journals on almost any subject.
How to find Journal Titles
Using ticTOCs, you can:
Find journals of interest by TITLE, SUBJECT or PUBLISHER;
View the latest TOC;
Link through to the full text of over 250,000 articles (where institutional or personal subscriptions, or Open Access, allow)
Save selected journals to MyTOCs so that you can view future TOCs (free registration is required if you want to permanently save your MyTOCs).
ticTOCs also makes it easy to export selected TOC RSS feeds to popular feed readers such as Google Reader and Bloglines, and in addition you can import article citations into RefWorks (available through the UJ Library webpage. Contact your librarian for assistance and training where necessary ).
You can select TOCs by ticking those of interest – thousands of TOCs, within a tick or two (hence the name ticTOCs).
I have searched for journals per SUBJECT. The following number of journals are available (24/01/2009) for:
ticTOCs has been funded under the JISC Users & Innovations programme and has been developed by an international consortium consisting of the University of Liverpool Library (lead), Heriot-Watt University, CrossRef, ProQuest, Emerald, RefWorks, MIMAS, Cranfield University, Institute of Physics, SAGE Publishers, Inderscience Publishers, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Open J-Gate, and Intute.
For the full press release, click HERE.
Since the launch, several hundred more journal Tables of Contents have been added to ticTOCs: over 60 titles from Palgrave, over 185 former Haworth Press titles, 82 open access titles from Libertas Academica, 27 Edinburgh University Press journals, and titles from Longwoods Publishing, Living Reviews, IM Publications and others.