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eBooks via the Library Catalogue
South Africa E-learning Platform via Snapplify
Access our digital textbooks, resources and library books. Follow the instruction in this PDF document.
Search the catalogue for books, eBooks, theses and more.
Select the following databases on EbscoHost: Academic Search Premier ; Africa-Wide Information ; E-Journals ; Literary Reference Center ; MasterFile Premier ; MLA International Bibliography
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.
Index to South African Periodicals (ISAP)(Sabinet)
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.
Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources.
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
Web of Science
Web of Science consists of seven databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports, conferences, and more.
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
Interlibrary loans (ILL)
Provides a service to postgraduates and researchers by obtaining material, not owned by Potchefstroom Campus Libraries, from other libraries in South Africa and from abroad
A-Z Publication Finder
Alphabetical title list of electronic full-text journals and e-books to which the library has access to.
SACat reflects the collection of libraries in Southern Africa and contains bibliographic information referring to books, periodicals, audiovisual items and other information material.
SA Media (Sabinet)
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.
South African newspapers, not subscribed by the library
Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world’s biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics
Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics provides long-form, articles written by experts from the field.
PharosOnline is the focus of South African subject dictionaries and glossaries - a one-stop reference for all terminology users.
Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature
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.
The Cambridge edition of the works of Ben Jonson (online)
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781139899055 (online edition)
Publication Date: 2014-
Presents Jonson's complete writings for readers of the twenty-first century, in the light of current editorial thinking and recent scholarly interpretation and discovery... The online edition presents a fully searchable version of the Print Edition, including all the original introductions, collations, and commentary, but it complements, develops, and vastly extends the Print Edition with a large and flexible array of textual and contextual materials... In addition, the Online Edition includes a comprehensive body of essays and archives necessary for full study of Jonson's life, performance history, and afterlife. In total, the edition contains around 90 old-spelling texts, 550 contextual documents, 80 essays, several hundred high-quality images, and 100 music scores; it lists details of more than 1300 stage performances, and has a cross-linked bibliography of over 7000 items. The Online Edition is designed to allow this wealth of additional content to be accessed independently or used in close interaction with the modern-spelling text
African Writers Series
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.
Theses and Dissertations @ NWU
- Theses and dissertations completed at the NWU since 2004 are available electronically via Boloka.Theses and dissertations before 2004 will be considered for digitization upon request from users.
- Access to the complete theses (print) collection is available via the online Library Catalogue (Search tip: Change "Material Type" to "Thesis")