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UAL: Unit for Academic Literacy: Know your databases


Databases - your Best Friends For 2019!


Find more extensive lists elsewhere in this subject guide:

Go to the Articles tab and click on the Articles: Find an article sub-tab

Go to the Databases tab

Go to the Subject home page of this guide, under Quick access to..., you will find the link to the Humanities Faculty Library homepage). Click on it. You will find the heading Select a Subject related database on your left-hand side of the screen. Click the + sign and choose the relevant subject from the drop-down list.

Added value

Sign In / Create Accounts to all the databases you are regularly using. You will have access to more functions, eg. creating ALERTS, to be notified about new articles being published. You can save your searches as well.

You can also create ALERTS in Google Scholar.

All databases have HELP functions.


In order to access UP electronic articles from Google Scholar, you need to adjust your Google Scholar Settings as follow:

Click on the three lines next to the Google Scholar logo.

On the Settings screen, adjust the following settings:

Bibliography Manager

  • Language
  • Library  

Search box: Pretoria

Choose and


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