Skip to Main Content

FEBE- Mining & Mine Surveying: Databases & Finding Articles

Information resources on Mining

What is a database?

Databases are collections of references to journal articles from many journals, chapters in books, reviews, conference proceedings,reports & in some cases, dissertations & theses.

Online databases are most useful for finding articles when you do not know in which journals articles are published.

In many cases databases include the full text of articles.

How do I access a database?

Go to the Library Homepage.

  • Under Library Resources, click on Databases
  • Select the required database from the list by scrolling down to the relevant title, or
  • Click on the arrow under Choose Subject
  • Click on the relevant database from the list that appears.
  • Some databases are multidisciplinary and some are subject specific.
  • Some databases only have bibliographic information, whilst others have a summary of the article.
  • Full text databases provide access to the article in HTML or PDF format.
  • Select the PDF format because it is easier to quote, as it has the page numbers for the articles.


Databases for Mining

Access Engineering                 

African Mines Online               



Multidsciplinary Databases