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Research Tools

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.


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 for now)

Reference Techniques

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.

See Research Information Alerts Service

Accredited Journals

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

Please note that the DHET list provided by the UJ Research Office is the ONLY source to be consulted. If anyone is not sure about a journal it is best to contact the Research Office: Reetha Nundulall, Tel. +27 11 559 6598; email:

The DHET journal list is also posted on the UJ web > Research > Research Publications > Accredited DHET journal lists 

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
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