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Bibliotheca Alexandria (Library of Alexandria) is pleased to offer the Research Methods Library of Alexandria. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of research methods. It represents a one stop Library to answer your research methods questions.

RefWorks

An online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
If you need to manage information for any reason -- whether it be for writing, research or collaboration -- RefWorks is the perfect tool. Use the RefWorks LibGuide and information resources on the RefWorks site to work smarter with RefWorks​. (The old RefWorks site can still be accessed until the end of September 2017)

Reference Techniques

HARVARD style
APA style
Harvard Quick Reference online  (Elize du Toit, UJ)

​Research Alerts

Alerts are automated notifications that can keep you up to date with the literature in a given field.  Many databases send users an email or updated RSS feed when a new book or article comes out that matches any search criteria the user chooses. Additionally, users can receive an alert every time a new book or article cites a particular source.

Individual databases may refer to these services as "alerts" or "saved searches."Some may require the creation of a user profile

Accredited Journals

In South Africa, only articles published in accredited journals are considered for subsidy. Journals included in the lists below are considered "accredited" and will be taken into account for government subsidy and NRF evaluation.

​​Lists of accredited journals:  

Combined DHET list of accredited journals 2017 (South African Journals, IBSS, ISI, Norwegian, ScieLO, Scopus)
Directory of Open Access Journals and Accredited Journals

You may also consult these sites for the latest title lists:
Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
Arts and Humanities Citation Index 
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

Citation Analysis Databases

See Research Output: Measuring Research Impact ​

UJ Research and Innovation division

For more information on Research policies, partnerships, funding, outputs, initiatives, news and more, visit UJ Research

How to get published (Instructions to Authors) ​

Elsevier: For Authors
Emerald
Publishing open access journals (Public Library of Science)
SAGE: Journal Author Gateway
Springer: For Authors
Wiley - Resources for Authors
Directory of open access journals: For publishers