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A-Z Journal List: Searching Journal Articles

What are Library Databases

A library database is both an electronic catalogue and the access point to information from published works such as journals and other resources.

Library databases may provide access to full-text articles and/or article abstracts.

Any registered UJ library user may access & use the UJ library database collection.

What are journal articles

Journal articles are written by researchers or scholars who work in a professional or in an academic field.

An editorial board evaluates articles submitted. Subject specialists decide whether or not the article adds valuable, important or new information to the subject and whether or not the researchs has been conducted correctly, academically and in an ethical or moral way. Articles thus reviewed or examined are called ‘peer reviewed’.

Journal articles quote sources to substantiate information or statements and also to have an academic reading list of sources consulted for writing the article.

How do I access Databases

Google Scholar Search


Search Tips and Techniques

Databases for Faculty of Health Sciences

Accessing and Searching Databases

African Research (including South Africa)

Africa-Wide Information 

is a databases to research and publications by Africans and about Africa

Sabinet African Journals

includes African research content by offering the most comprehensive, searchable collection of full-text African electronic journals


PubMed Medical Search Engine

PubMed is a medical database with citations and abstracts of biomedical literature (Pubmed, n.d.).

Searching UJoogle

Legislation/Legal Documents


Tutorial Video

Lippincott Advisor is a source source for immediate, evidence-based, online nursing clinical-decision support. The database includes: 

>>  Care Plans

>> Clinical Diagnosis Treatment

>> Patient Teaching Handouts

>> Quality and Safety Initiatives