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Languages: African Languages
Welcome to the Library guide for Languages. Here you will find a OneStop service to assist you in your studies or research at the NWU.
Select the following databases on EbscoHost: Academic Search Premier ; Africa-Wide Information ; E-Journals ; Literary Reference Center ; MasterFile Premier ; MLA International Bibliography ; SocINDEX with Full Text
The most comprehensive searchable collection of full text electronic South African journals in the world, focuses on making journals published in South Africa, available online. How to search on African Journals.
Index to South African Periodicals (ISAP) covers indexed articles from more than 900 South African periodicals. Specialist periodicals are indexed fully whereas general and popular periodicals are indexed selectively. This database is compiled under the ownership of the National Library of South Africa.
JSTOR offers a high-quality interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over 1 000 leading academic journals across the humanities social sciences and sciences as well as selected monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
ScienceDirect is a leading full text scientific database offering articles/chapters from more than 2 500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11 000 books. There are currently more than 9,5 million articles/chapters in a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0,5 million additions per year. How to search on ScienceDirect.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles from academic publishers, professional societies preprint, repositories, universities, and other scholarly organisations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research. How to search on Google Scholar.
If Google Scholar gives you and error message please use this link Google Scholar. This link will not indicate which of the sources are owned by the NWU, but you will be able to conduct a search.
SA Media covers more than 120 South African newspapers and periodicals. More than 500 articles are selected daily, categorized according to 22 categories and indexed in Afrikaans and English. How to search on SA Media.
This user-friendly South African Multilingual Dictionary will empower you to reach out to speakers of any of the 11 South African languages: Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.
The Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary is a seven-language glossary, fully illustrated with colour pictures and photographs. The seven Southern African languages are English, IsiZulu, Sesotho, IsiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans and Sepedi. Suitable for school, home and work, this valuable resource book offers a unique opportunity for all South Africans to broaden their vocabulary and to learn about each other's languages. For easy reference, the dictionary is divided into 12 themes, a mini grammar section and a multilingual index. Each teme is fully illustrated and labeled in English, IsiZulu, Sesotho, IsiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans and Sepedi. The temes are concluded with useful phrases.
The English-Afrikaans-Northern Sotho-Tswana Aid is a handy reference work for those wishing to improve their knowledge of one or more of the four languages included. Translations for commonly used words and phrases are given in the four languages at a glance. The words and phrases are arranged in different themes such as days of the week, the months of the year, shopping, religion, food and drink. Ideal for use in the classroom, office or for self-study at home.
This online edition includes over 250 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfictional prose including works by Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Steve Biko, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Nelson Mandela, Dambudzo Marechera, Christopher Okigbo, Okot p'Bitek, and Tayeb Salih.
The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature comprises individual titles covering key literary genres and periods. Each title is available individually in print whilst this online version brings them together into one ground-breaking resource which is easy to access and use.