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Mining Engineering: Subject Home


The Department of Mining Engineering is proud to celebrate its diamond anniversary in 2021. With its history of 60 years of excellence in mining engineering education, the Department plays a significant role in mining teaching and learning, and research at UP, as well as industry reskilling, and contributes new ways of innovating for the future.

For more information on collaborating with the Department during this momentous year, please contact Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman at


What is in this guide?

  • Find Articles: This tab allows you to search the UP library for articles and journals

  • BooksHere you will find out which Dewey numbers to look up if you are at the library and browsing the print collection for subjects related to your field. It is not a list that includes everything, please check on the Worldcat Discovery if you are looking for a specific book.

  • Interlending: Here you will find information on the Interlending process and a video tutorial on using the new Interlending system

  • Useful Web-links: This tab has links connecting to more databases to assist with finding information

  • Research tools: This tab has research support links on "Where to publish?", accredited journals list and turnitin.

  • Standards: This tab has a link to SANS and ASTM standard

  • Referencing: On this tab you will find a link to the Endnote referencing software and Harvard referencing guideline

  • Training:This tab has a presentation of basic library training

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Get support on the following Services

Finding Literature-  UP Library Overview Training, Searching Tips, how to find Print & eBooks, how to find Journals & Articles, Subject Specific Databases, Google Scholar,  Setting up Search Alerts, Copyright Applications & Digitization and Interlibrary Loans

Assignment writing-  anti-Plagiarism,  How to Reference and How to Use Endnote Reference Manager

Publishing-  Identifying a Journal to Publish In, Finding Journal Impact Factor, Accredited Journal Lists, OPEN ACCESS without cost, and avoiding Predatory Journals

Research VisibilityResearcher Profiles and Identifiers, ORCID, Google Scholar Profiles, Scopus and Web of Sciences, Co-authorship

Bibliometrics- SciVal Reports, Citation Reports, H-Index

Letter of Introduction- for visiting other Institutions Libraries in the Country




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Tuesday - 09,30-15.00

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Department of Mining Engineering contact details

Information Specialist

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Katlego Aphane
Information Specialist
Merensky 2 Library
+27 (0)12 420 4791