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Library Guide for Online Programmes: Online Resources

All you need to know about the library's electronic resources

The library's online resources are available 24/7. Remember — to access the online resources, you need a login username and password. 

Databases and Articles

As an online student, you have access to our full-text online journal databases. You can search via our A-Z journal list or consult the database list to make your selection. You can consult multidisciplinary databases or subject-specific databases. 


Search the library online catalogue to find out what online sources you have access to, such as e-books. You can search by author, title, subject and much more...

UJoogle search

Library Glossary

Open Access, E-books & E-textbooks

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the Internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labour, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.
Source: Peter Suber 

List of OA Resources

Department of Higher Education Accredited Journal List

Procedure to follow when an article is not available in FULLTEXT on a database

Accredited Journals

In South Africa, only articles published in accredited journals are considered for subsidy. Please note that the DHET list provided by the UJ Research Office is the ONLY source to be consulted. If anyone is not sure about a journal it is best to contact the Research Office: Reetha Nundulall, Tel. +27 11 559 6598; email:

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search