A journal is a scholarly publication containing articles written by researchers, professors and other experts. Journals focus on a specific discipline or field of study.
The iCatalogue will now give you an ILL request option for journals not available at UKZN. Libraries containing the journal may also be listed at the end of the 'check availability' options on a catalogue record. SACat on Sabinet contains information about journals in other South African libraries as well. The holding libraries for each publication are listed. .
UKZN Library offers an Interlibrary loan (ILL) facility through which copies of journal articles may also be requested. If it cannot be scanned and emailed there is a fee for this.
For more information please consult the ILL webpage.
ResearchSpace, the institutional repository of the University of KwaZulu-Natal houses the research of UKZN academics.
The best and most efficient way of finding articles in peer-reviewed journals is to search the online databases (see the tab above). Here, by doing an advanced search, you can often limit the search to "peer-reviewed articles only" or "scholarly articles only".
The online databases can be found on the Databases A - Z list
You can also use to access full text journal articles for which UKZN Library pays subscription fees. Click on the UKZN eText link or the title of the article in order to find the full text of the journal article.
In the Cecil Renaud Library, Pietermaritzburg, print journals are housed on the first floor and are arranged alphabetically according to title.
In the E.G. Malherbe Library in Durban, journals are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification numbering scheme with the prefix J.
Many of the journals listed below are available in print as well as online. In many cases, print has been terminated in favour of online subscriptions.
If you are a postgraduate student or staff member, if a required article is not available via UKZN, you may request the library purchase a copy. You can do this in two ways:
1. Consult your subject librarian
2. Send an email to email@example.com. Please make sure you type in the full details about the article, don't copy and paste or just provide a doi.
a) type in the journal title and if the result you want is not near the beginning of the results list, refine by format (journal) from the left hand column options
b) click on 'advanced search' and in the screen fill in the journal title as a 'title' from the menu options and choose the format from the drop down list (journal / magazine).
c) Click on the journals link on the tool bar.