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Subject Specific Databases
ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre) Indexes articles and Educational Reports in all fields of Education.
Bibliographic and Full-text.
Coverage: 1966 to the present day.
Teacher Reference Centre (OpenAthens) Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. It covers the fields of Assessment, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Pedagogical Research, School Administration, Science and Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
Bibliographic and Abstracts.
Education Source (OpenAthens) Spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Databases included in Education Source are:
- Education Abstracts (HW Wilson)
- Education Index and Index Retrospective (HW Wilson)
- Education Full Text (HW Wilson)
Access World News (via Newsbank) Global news which includes the following collections: World,
South African Titles, Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg, South Africa), America's News Magazines,
Rand Daily Mail (1902-1985), Apartheid: Global Perspectives (1946-1996),
FBIS Daily Reports (1974-1996) Part 2: Sub-Saharan Africa,
African Newspapers Series 1-2 (1800-1922) (World Newspaper Archive)
Coverage: Varied until the present day
African Newspapers, 1800+ (Readex) Provides access to more than 60 searchable African newspapers, features English and other language titles and covers the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples from 1800+. Some of the SA newspapers included are:
Business day- 1997-
Daily dispatch - 2004-
The Herald- 2002-
The Times- (2007-2017)
Weekend Post- 2002
Newspaper Source (OpenAthens) Cover-to-cover full text of U.S. and international newspapers, television and radio news transcripts
Mostly full text
SA Media Please note: the following newspapers are currently not available via SA Media: Sunday Times, Business day, ,Sowetan, Financial Mail, Daily dispatch, The Herald, The Times, Weekend Post, Saturday Dispatch Until this issue is resolved please use African Newspapers
Contains records from South African newspapers and periodicals from 1978 onwards.
Academic Onefile (Infotrac) Physical sciences, Technology, Medicine, Social sciences, Arts, Theology, Literature and other subjects
Coverage: 1980 to the present
Academic Search Ultimate (OpenAthens) Journals, magazines covering Astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology.
Brill Online Journals Covers humanities, social sciences and international law
Coverage: varies per collection
Cambridge Journals Over 250 peer-reviewed academic journals, free content and e-books from a broad spectrum of subject areas
Coverage: 1700 to the present
Bibliographic and abstracts
Mostly full text (no full text for e-books)
De Gruyter Journals Online Scholarly journals
Coverage: varies per collection
EBSCOhost (OpenAthens) A collection of scholarly works covering a wide variety of topics. Content include literature on Africa and South Africa.
Format: Mostly full text. Coverage varies according to content
Clarivate Web of Science (OpenAthens) Citation indexes for the human sciences, social sciences and science. Offers the unique feature of searching cited references.
Available online (1945-present) at the Web of Science
JSTOR Archive of scholarly journals in Arts and Sciences and Business and Life sciences
Coverage for most journals begins at volume 1, issue 1, and continues up to the most recent 3-5 years of publication
Palgrave MacMillan Journals Online This is a publisher’s database with access to more than 70 peer-reviewed journals published by the group
Current year of content (e.g. 2016) plus a 4 year rolling archive
SAGE Journals Online Peer-reviewed journals across a broad range of subject areas.
Coverage: 1879 to present
Bibliographic and abstracts
Partly full text - only to UJ journal subscriptions
ScienceDirect (OpenAthens) Scientific journal articles and book chapters across four subject areas:
- Physical Sciences & Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Social Sciences & Humanities
Coverage: 1823 to presentAbstracts from 1823 to present
Full text available from 1995 to present
No full text available to e-book chapters
SpringerLink (OpenAthens) Covers books, journals, reference works, protocols and databases within the fields of science, technology, and medicine. UJs journal subscription includes:
Journal Online Archives Collection : V1 (1) to 1996 - Full text
Journal Current Collection: 1996 to the present - Full text
SpringerOpen Collection - Full text access to journals
Featured Library Databases:
Chinese Library of Science - Bibliographic;
Russian Library of Science - Bibliographic
No full text access to e-Book chapters or Protocols
Taylor & Francis Online (OpenAthens) Full text access to over 1750 high quality academic journals published by companies in the Taylor & Francis Group. Subject coverage includes the sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.
15 Open access journal titles are available on this database.
Interface language can be viewed in 66 languages incl. Afrikaans (via Google translation)
Coverage: Vol. 1 no. 1+
Abstracts and full text to UJ subscribed titles
Wiley Online Library (OpenAthens) A broad multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
No full text access to e-Books and Lab Protocols
South African content
Africa -Wide (OpenAthens) Including the former SA Studies, African Studies, African HealthLine databases and NELM (National English Literary Museum)
Essential resource for African research, and information on and about Africa.
Mainly a bibliographic database
Coverage: Varied; earliest 1500, to the present day
Bibliographic or Abstracts
Sabinet African Journals (formerly SA ePublications) Multidisciplinary information originating from or pertaining to Africa with a strong focus on South Africa.
Coverage: 2000 to the present.
SABINET Exclusively contains South African and African publications or articles.
Format: Full text