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Library support for Researchers

Faculty or Subject Librarians are available for advanced research consultations on a specific subject.
They can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use UJ Library’s vast information resources, and stay current in your field. See Information services for the contact details of all the Faculty and Information Librarians.

Subject Guides

Visit the Libguides for a list of Faculty Subject guides, where you will find useful information on your subject area, as well as the contact details of the Librarian responsible for each Faculty.

Online Training Sessions

The library provides online support by arranging Online Training sessions via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Visit the training sessions website or talk to your librarian.

Online Webinars and seminars

Publisher, researcher and librarian talks that can keep you abreast of the latest research tools.

Library Video Tutorials

The Library created a series of instructional videos to help students develop their information literacy skills.

Useful Research Resources and Tools

For more information on Research support, contact: Faculty and Subject Librarians


Bibliometrics Support

Contact your Faculty or Subject Librarians – the librarians work closely with the Research Office to create a Bibliometric profile, which includes citation & research output analysis. They can:

Contact your: Faculty and Subject Librarians


Publications Support

Contact your Faculty or Subject Librarians – they can:

  • Assist with identification of accredited and impact journals for publication
  • Assist with reporting on top cited/impact journals in your subject field
  • Advise on journals for publications
  • Arrange Author’s webinars and online sessions with leading Publishers


Open Access Publications Support

Contact your Faculty and Subject Librarians for more information on:

Article Processing Charges (APC’s)
20% of the Faculties Information budget is allocated to payment of APC’s.

Open Access Accredited & Impact Journals
Identification of Open Access accredited and impact journals for publication

Predatory Journals and Publishers
Identification of Predatory journals and Publishers


Research Alerts and SDI

The Library can offer you an article/journal alert service that will keep you informed of the latest Information within your field of expertise and/or interest. Please contact your faculty librarian to help you set this up: Faculty and Subject Librarians


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