Find literature sources and develop your research skills.




Literature Searches

- LibGuides (Databases by subject)

Interlibrary Loans

Can't find a book or article that you are looking for, request it through Interlibrary Loans


Use these tools to organise, manage and analyse your research.


- EndNote

EndNote template files (Harvard, Law, and LaTex)

- Referella: Referencing Guides

- Copyright and plagiarism

- Journal title abbreviations

Data Analysis Tools

- Research Tools

Writing and Proofreading

- MS Word Postgraduate template

- Translation/editing services

- Writing Centre


Manage and preserve research output and data.

Boloka: Institutional Repository

- Boloka: Institutional Repository 
Boloka is where the Library uploads your completed thesis/dissertation or journal article.

Research Data Management

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You can upload the metadata that you used during your research to the Data Repository.

- RDM info and contact details

- DMTTool

- Google Dataset Search

 Publish / Share

Publish and share in print and digital forms.

Choosing accredited journals

- Accredited journals

- Journal Impact Factors - JCR

Guidelines for authors

Author's guidelines differ from journal to journal. Contact your Faculty Librarian for assistance.

Open Access

- Open Access

- Open Access Week 2021


- Binding of research

 Measure / Impact

Determine journal and researcher impact.

Journal Impact Factors

- Journal Impact Factors - JCR

- Journal metrics

NRF Rating

- National Research Foundation - Rating


- Register for an ORCID

Altmetrics, Bibliometrics & H-index

- NWU Experts

- Altmetrics

- Bibliometrics

- Researcher Impact / H-Index