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Research Guide: COVID-19 Updates and Information

This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

Need research-related help?

Stuck with your research during lock-down?

Email us on for assistance or contact your Information Specialist with subject-specific requests and queries. 

Find your Info Spec here:

Important DLS Resources during COVID-19

Important guides available for VET

Other important resources available for VET

COVID-19 Resources And Free Content

A list of trusted resources, offering free access to research and relevant content on COVID-19, during the COVID-19 crisis.

Protect yourself with the facts

We understand researchers' skepticism when it comes to quality sources of information. 

Get your information straight from the South African Government's COVID-19 web page for all of the latest news regarding lock-down regulations, updated statistics, statements, fake news and more.


Keep up to date with the facts around COVID-19 and do not fall prey to misinformation. Protect yourself to protect others by making informed decisions based on "facts, not facebook" and panic. 

Visit the University of Pretoria's COVID-19 information page for more. 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions during the Nation-wide lockdown

News & Updates during Library Closure (COVID-19)

Dear Research Commons patrons,

To ensure that our postgraduate students and researchers are supported throughout the national lock-down, all of our services will be made available online during office hours, Monday-Friday, 07h00-16h30.

Please contact us on for any queries relating to:

  • Library Searches/Information searches
  • EndNote assistance
  • Turnitin assistance
  • Word and Excel queries
  • General research queries

If we cannot assist, we will refer your query to the relevant staff member to assist you virtually. 

As we know all too well, the research never stops. Take care. Sanitize. 

Please watch this space for updates

Research Commons Staff