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Online databases provide electronic access to journal articles, books, reports, latest research on various fields, and other publications via internet. The Vaal University Library subscribes to 64 online databases that can be accessed on site or remotely by all registered students and university staff. This is in addition to the books and printed collection in our libraries and it supplements the printed resources in the library.  They contain bibliographic references to academic, peer-reviewed journal articles in your field of study, as well as references to theses, books and chapters which are not necessarily available in the library. Many of these databases also contain full text articles which can be viewed, printed and downloaded. The Library homepage provides access to all the electronic databases to which the library subscribes.

The following is the list of all the available databases that the library subscribes to:

DATABASE NAME DESCRIPTION & COVERAGE
Access Science Access Science covers online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research updates, definitions, illustrations, graphs, bibliographies etc. Remote Access
ACS (American Chemical Society) ACS is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide.
ASM Handbooks ASM Handbooks, formerly known as “The Metals Handbook”, is a multi-volume reference work (25 volumes) with a long history of providing the most complete information on the properties, processing, and applications of engineering materials. Remote Access
The ASTM Standards and engineering Digital Library The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. remote access
BHA/IBA The Bibliography of the History of Art database search includes both BHA (covering 1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering the years 2008 and part of 2009. The Répertoire de la litterature de l’art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, has records that cover 1975-1989.
COMPENDEX/Engineering Village Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world, including engineering journals and conference materials dating from 1969. The database is updated weekly. Remote Access
Cambridge University Press Cambridge University Press advances learning, knowledge and research worldwide, and publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas, Cambridge journals are accessible at the Vaal University online.
EBSCO-Host EBSCO-HOST consist of several databases, covering management information, newspaper clips, business information, medical, education and engineering articles. Remote Access
EBSCO A-Z is the industry’s most complete Web-based tool for organising and providing links to all of your library’s e-resources, including e-journals, titles in full-text databases and e-journal packages, and e-books. EBSCO A-to-Z offers users a “one-stop” search of your library’s e-collection, with easy navigation to full-text content.
EMERALD/MCB MCB/Emerald primarily provides access to full-text managerial information, management reviews, etc. Abstracts available: international civil engineering abstracts, computer abstracts, international database, and computer communications and security abstracts. Remote Access
ECS (Electrochemical Society) ECS covers a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. Remote Access
GeoScienceWorld (GSW)

(GSW) is a collaborative and comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef index. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 45 full-text scholarly journals plus specialized searching capabilities and links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web. Remote Access

IEEE Explorer IEEE Xplore delivers full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology with unlimited access to nearly 2 million documents which include the following:  143 IEEE and IET journals and transactions, proceedings form over 850 IEEE and IET annual conferences, over 1,900 approved and published IEEE standards, complete backfile to 1988, INSPEC abstract/citation reports, weekly updates – more than 12,500 new documents each month and unlimited downloading. Remote Access
InformaWorld (Taylor & Francis)

The oldest commercial journals publisher in the world, and one of the leading global academic publishers. They publish over 900 peer-reviewed research journals each year. Part of the academic division of Informa plc, the impressive Routledge portfolio covers many different subjects within social sciences and humanities and is at the forefront of academic publishing in these fields. Full text to 1916 journals. Remote Access

INGENTA/Uncover Ingenta offers one of the most comprehensive collections of bibliographic multidisciplinary academic and professional research articles online. Remote Access
INSPEC Inspec is a leading bibliographic database, covering scientific and technical information from journals, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, patents and reports.
IOP (Institute of Physics) IOP covers journal titles on physics, mathematics, measurement science, chemistry, biological sciences, materials science, etc. Remote Access
ISI Web of Knowledge Provides access to Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Index Chemicus and Current Chemical Reports.  This three citation indexes support powerful cited reference searching. Remote Access
JStor JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution full text articles, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines. Remote Access
Juta Law Publications

Juta Law Publications: offers access to wealth of legal knowledge available in South Africa including statutes, SA Law reports, other regulations, and other legal e-publcations. It also provides a series of writings by over 300 authors and contributors from academia, the judiciary and other private practitioners. Through Juta Stat Bundle it provides access to : Labour Library, SA Statutes of Constitutional Library, SA Criminal Law Reports, SA Appellate Division Law Reports, SA Tax Library, Indexes to SA Law Reports, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Road Traffic Legislation, SA Regulations, Digest of SA Law, and Burrell’s intellectual property law reports. Remote Access

LexisNexis

LexisNexis covers superior local and international content from the followings sectors:  legal, tax, accounting, financial services, health and safety and environment. Remote Access

Library Press Display Library PressDisplay is the world's largest aggregated full-content digital newsstand, allowing you to access more than 2,200+ newspapers and magazines from 97 countries in 54 languages. Remote Access
McGregor BFA The McGregor BFA range of research products caters to the needs of the local and international research community regarding financial and statutory research data, JSE listed and delisted companies, SA’s top private companies, current local and international market data on a variety of financial instruments. Remote Access
NEXUS/NRF Nexus includes South African dissertations and theses. It provides information on all fields of science. Remote Access
Oxford Engilsh Dictionary 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. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books Remote Access
RefWorks RefWorks an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. Remote Access
SABINET Sabinet - a comprehensive listing of books, journals, conference proceedings, standards & technical reports held in South African libraries. Updated weekly. Password: Contact your subject librarian. Remote Access
Sabinet Legal Products

Sabinet's Legal Platform supply clients with an easy and seamless search experience to variety of legal products in one place such as : Bill Tracker, African Electronic Journals, all government gazettes, municipal by-laws, policy documents, National and provincial gazettes, NetLaw, Sabinet Labour Judgments, South African legislation, and Sabinet Bargaining Council Agreements. Should you need any assistance or training on the Sabinet Legal products, please contact your subject information specialist. Remote Access

SAIRD The most comprehensive, user friendly, practical labour information website in Africa; and SAIRDEDDD, our unique, completely new, official SAIRD Electronic Download to Desktop Directory.
SAe-Publications Provides full-text access to journals published in South Africa, and covers all subject areas since 1919. Also including forthcoming conferences and SA professional associations. Remote Access
Science Direct ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Remote Access
SAGE Online

includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. Subject area coverage: business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.  Access to 570+ SAGE journal titles, comprising over 292,000 full-text articles as well as access to the backfile of each journal, dating back to 1999. Remote Access

SA Media

is one of the most comprehensive press cutting services offering you access to a database consisting of more than 3 million newspaper reports and periodical articles which have been indexed on computer since 1978. Remote Access

Sabinet NetLaw

Sabinet NetLaw: The Sabinet South African Legislation product (NetLaw) includes all updated and consolidated South African principle Acts, rules and regulations as from 1910 to date.  It offers immediate access to Acts, Rules and Regulations, its updates and amendment acts.

SpringerLink SpringerLink covers information on biomedicine, life sciences, clinical medicine, physics engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities and economics. Remote Access
SciVerse Scopus Launched in November 2004, it is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities. Remote Access