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What is a journal?
A journal is a scholarly publication containing articles written by researchers, professors and other experts in the field.
Provides South African newspaper clippings
Click the links below to search for newspaper articles:
Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unristricted access via the internet to peer reviewed scholarly journal articles.
Finding electronic journals
Scholarly or academic journals contain up-to-date, specific and often in-depth information. It is even better to use peer-reviewed journals for research. The peer-reviewed journal articles have been critiqued by scholars/experts in the same field to ensure that they reflect solid scholarship and high academic standards.
Find print journals
Remember we also have print journal articles. Find them by searching WorldCat local catalogue:
Key public health journals
Find journal articles using Google scholar
Find journal articles using WorldCat
WorldCat searches all databases at a time. Searchable resources include e-journals, e-books, print and multi-media resources listed in the library's catalogue, the institutional repository and databases.
Some recommended databases for public health
An international multidisciplinary database. Search the following indexes for Nursing:
-Academic Search Complete
-Academic Research Library: covers a wide range of academic subjects, from 1971 onwards.
-Health Module: provides resources on health subjects such as medical conditions, substance abuse, insurance, health policy, and more.
An interdisciplinary database focusing mostly on South Africa but does include some African information. Search the following indexes:
-SA ePublications: Provides full-text articles from South African journals since 2001.
-ISAP (Index to South African Periodicals): Provides articles from South African journals since 1987 (not full-text).
A full-text database covering authoritative titles from core scientific literature. Choose the Subject: Nursing & Health professions.
Web of Knowledge
Provides literature from 1950 to the present. The U.S. National Library of Medicine premier life sciences database.
Comprises of more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Links to full-text content are sometimes included.
LWW Journals @ OVID
This database is an aggregate of hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals from over 50 publishers and societies.
Offers comprehensive full-text medical information.
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