A hearty welcome to you! This guide is your starting place for research. The UJ Library has a range of services and facilities dedicated for helping researchers to work efficiently. Whether you are a postgraduate student starting to work on your thesis , an early career researcher or an established academic, the guide will be your friendly companion to finding and effectively using the library and other resources for your research project.
The research cycle is rarely linear and often some (or all) stages will need to be revisited. Remember that different disciplines and research topics may employ different approaches to research, which will impact on the process. Please note some key considerations for each stage on the table below the research cycle.
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|Develop a research question|
|Design data collection and/or instruments|
|Collect, test and analyze data|
|Submit document for publication or examination|
Each campus Library has a dedicated Research Commons space for registered Postgraduate students at Master's and Doctoral level as well as Academics.
Citation tracking is used to discover how many times a particular article has been cited by other articles. As a general rule, high quality articles attract a greater number of citations.
For those new to the research process or new to the University of Johannesburg, the video clip below provides a few library essentials to get you stared. Please contact your Faculty Librarian if you have further questions. See the contact details to the right of this page. Additionally, t