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AACC Approved Methods

Approved Methods of Analysis is used by the Food Technology department.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

Provides users with industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics.

Academic Complete (Proquest Ebook Central)

Academic Complete is a collection of more than 180000 multidisciplinary ebooks from leading publishers. Subject coverage includes: Arts, Business, Education, General, Health and Medicine, History and Political Science, Law, Literature and Language, Religion and Philosophy, Social Science, Science and Technology.

Academic OneFile

Business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, and more... Updated daily.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Social sciences, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, medical sciences, medical sciences, and many more.

Access Emergency Medicine (McGraw-Hill)

Quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases with videos and animations.
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AccessEngineering is an engineering reference and teaching platform that delivers interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools.

ACM Digital Library

Full-text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of computing and information technology.

Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection‎

Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection is a full text and A&I database covering the latest developments in high technology with a focus on computer science, aerospace, energy science, information science, and many others.

Africa Commons

Africa Commons indexes and provides access to more than 300,000 digital cultural artifacts, chosen from more than 2,100 collections around the world. Researchers and students can search and find high quality books, magazines, comics, photographs, maps, letters, diaries, and other content from Africa on this platform.

African Journals - previously known as SA-ePublications

African Journals (SA ePublications) have been available online to clients with great success since 2001. This service is the most comprehensive, searchable collection of full-text African electronic journals available on one platform which focuses on information originating from or pertaining to Africa

American Chemical Society Publications

The leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.

AOCS Methods (Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS)

AOCS Methods is a comprehensive collection of analytical testing methods for fats and oils published by The American Oil Chemists’ Society.

Art & Architecture Complete

Subjects include, architecture and architectural history, photography, printmaking, costume design, interior and landscape design, etc.

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BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

Bloomsbury Design Library

"The Bloomsbury Design Library gives comprehensive global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design, from prehistoric times to the present day." -- Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2020

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library provides access to interdisciplinary and integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion.


Skillsoft’s Books24x7® provides leading on demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized "best in class" books, book summaries, research reports and best practices. The Books24x7 On Demand Platform enables users to search, browse, read and collaborate with other users of these vast professional libraries.

Britannica Academic

This general knowledge English-language online encyclopedia incorporates many types of resources. There is a base of over 100,000 articles plus a collection of multimedia including images, videos, audio, interactives, and infographics.

Business Source Premier

Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily.

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Cambridge Journals Online

Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas.

Career and Technical Education

Designed for both students and instructors, ProQuest Career and Technical Education is an excellent source of vocational information for community colleges, two-year institutions, public libraries, and high schools offering technical courses.

CAS SciFindern
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CAS SciFindern is the latest scientific information solution from CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. In addition to the reference, substance, reaction and supplier content found in CAS SciFinder®, CAS SciFindern includes relevance-ranked results, step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and much more—all accessible in a simple, easy-to-use interface.

Cement and Concrete Database

The Cement and Concrete Institute Library database, CNCL, contains more than 40 000 technical references on all aspects of cement and concrete. These references reflect the physical collection of books, conference proceedings, pamphlets, journals and electronic media housed in the library at Halfway House, Gauteng.


ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing access to over 25 million structures, properties and associated information. By integrating and linking compounds from more than 400 data sources, ChemSpider enables researchers to discover the most comprehensive view of freely available chemical data from a single online search.

CINAHL with Fulltext

Provides full text for nearly 600 journals nursing & allied health journals. CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

Citation Linker

The Citation Linker is a part of our SFX service. If you have an article citation from a bibliography or reading list, try using the Citation Linker to see if the article is available online or in the Library. Enter as much information as you have about the article in the appropriate boxes on the online form, and click on the SFX button in the lower right corner of the form. This will generate a window that provides links to available online full text.


CLOVERDEX is a database of indexed periodical articles collected by the company CLOVER S.A. (Pty). It contains information primarily connected with the dairy industry in general, but also related operational aspects such as dairy products, manufacturing, agriculture, animal husbandry, management, finance, distribution, sales, cooling, transportation, etc.

Cochrane Library

Cochrane Reviews provide reliable and unbiased evidence through the identification, assessment, synthesis and
dissemination of research findings. The Cochrane Library houses over 7000 systematic reviews. Subject areas include pregnancy, mental health, cancer, paediatric care, surgical procedures, public health, plus many more.

Credo Reference

Offering 550 highly-regarded reference titles, Credo General Reference Premium covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference works.

Current & Completed Research

South African research projects in economics, science, humanities and includes the masters and doctoral theses from the South African Universities and technikons, as well as the research works from the government, non-government and private sectors.

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Dimensions (free version)

Dimensions is a comprehensive citation database of linked data, covering publications, grants, patents, clinical trials, datasets, policy documents and technical reports. CPUT users may access the free version of Dimensions since we do not currently subscribe to the full version.

Dissertations and Theses

Doctoral dissertations and master's theses are a vital fund of scholarship for any discipline. The massive body of work available through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) represents the most comprehensive source of academic research in the world.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

Provides access to open access peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals.

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Medicine, Nutrition, diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, hardware, software, Electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, and many more general interest topics.

EbscoHost Ebook Collection

The EbscoHost Ebook Collection is one of the platforms which CPUT Libraries uses for providing access to single ebook titles.


Management disciplines including: strategy; leadership; library and information management; marketing and human resource management; engineering, applied science and technology.


ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. ERIC contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.

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Find eJournals

Find thousands of eJournals which are accessible to CPUT students and staff. Covers all disciplines and subjects.


Provides access to bibliographic information on forestry-related issues.

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Gale virtual reference library electronic reference books

Gale Virtual Reference Library links to electronic access to encyclopaedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.


Medicine, Nutrition, diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, hardware, software, Electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, and many more general interest topics.


Gartner is a provider of research and consulting services for businesses in the IT sector, working with organizations to develop technology strategies, plans and budgets, as well as select the right technologies for their operations.

Gazettes Africa

This is a digital collection of free African gazettes

Google Finance

Google Finance focuses on business news and financial information.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar may be used to search for scholarly literature across a range of disciplines and sources. Please note that not all the content may be freely available.


Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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Health Source: Academic/Nursing

Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Covers consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books.

HS Talks : Business and Management Collection

This collection includes over 900 audio-visual lectures and case studies delivered by leading academics and practitioners from the business world.

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IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Provides full-text access full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology. You will find peer-reviewed articles from the top-cited journals in the field, cutting-edge conference papers, all IEEE published and approved standards plus over 20,000 new documents are added each month, updated weekly


Index to South African Periodicals (ISAP) covers indexed articles from more than 900 South African periodicals. Specialist periodicals are indexed fully, whereas general and popular periodicals are indexed selectively.

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JoVE Unlimited

JoVE Unlimited is a video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through easy-to-understand video demonstrations. It is aimed at science students and researchers at all levels. The videos illustrate basic and advanced concepts and methods as well as novel experimental research.


CPUT has access to over a thousand leading journals in the Arts & Sciences Collections and the Life Science Collection. Since it is an archive, we do not have access to the most recent current issues.

Juta's Law Journals

Juta’s premier law journals provide in-depth debate on current issues by expert subject specialists.

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Klimt02: International Art Jewellery Online

This website offers knowledge, information, debates and exchanges within the context of contemporary jewellery.


This database is compiled by the Research Institute for Education Planning of the Faculty of Education at the UOFS. Articles are selected according to the needs of the primary clients of the University of the Orange Free State. Also includes Research Institute for Education Planning (Riep) which covers a wide range of reference works on the theory and practice of education dating back to 1975-1997. From 1998 all Riep data was incorporated into Kovsidex.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals

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Magazine of Concrete Research Online

Covers every aspect of concrete manufacture and behaviour from performance and evaluation of constituent materials to mix design, testing, durability, structural analysis and composite construction.

Masterfile Premier

Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, full text reference books, biographies, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily.


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.


Mintek Publications is a bibliographic database containing the results of Mintek’s original research in the fields of metals and industrial minerals. Topics include economic geology, mineralogy, minerals engineering, extraction technology, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, biotechnology, process chemistry, measurement and control, environmental control and physical metallurgy. The database consists of reports, patents, special publications, and papers generated from research done at Mintek and published in journals or presented at conferences.

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Research and Knowledge Networking Databases in South Africa.


The Technikon Research Database (Navtech) contains information on current and completed research projects undertaken at South African technikons.

Netlaw (National Legislation)

Sabinet's National Legislation service, NetLaw, includes all updated and consolidated South African Principal Acts, Rules and Regulations since 1910.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 23 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts.

Nursing Reference Center Plus

Provides in-depth content covering areas including conditions and diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab & diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, and much more.

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Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International

Features the results of 120 years of review and approval of collaboratively studied methods. AOAC is the leader in providing validated methods, proficiency test samples, accreditation criteria, and scientific information to industry, government agencies, and academic institutions.

Oxford Academic Journals

The Oxford Mathematics and Physical Sciences journal collection is available for CPUT staff and students to use.

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PressReader gives you access to digital publications, Magazines and Newspapers. Create a free personal account and customize your reading preferences. See them the when you log in.
Find +- 200 South African publications and more!

Primal Pictures

Primal Pictures provides a comprehensive foundation in anatomy and physiology of the whole body from gross to micro-anatomy. Click here to access remotely (off-campus).


Social Sciences, Telecommunications, Education, Science, Engineering, Dissertations & Thesis, Business, Economics, Medical, Agriculture and Computing.

ProQuest Agriculture Journals

This database contains the leading agricultural journals published in North America. ProQuest Agriculture Journals offers the complete text as well as complete images from such journals as Agricultural Research, Forest Products Journal, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and Plant Physiology.

Proquest Computing

Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

Proquest Educational Journals

Search over 400 full-text journals in education and related fields. Coverage: 1988-present.

Proquest Medical Library

Titles published by the American Medical Association.

Proquest Telecommunications

The database includes over 150 titles, with more than 120 available in full text. Subjects: computer applications; data communications and data transmission systems; electronic data processing; information science and information theory, radio and television.


PubMed is a free resource which comprises more than 32 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

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Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States . This database is updated on a daily basis.

RSC Journals

CPUT offers you access to the following RSC journal titles: Chemistry Communications ; Chemical Science ; Chemical Society Reviews ; Chemistry World ; CrystEngComm ; New Journal of Chemistry ; Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

Rural and Legal Studies

Centre for Rural Legal Studies the main focus is on agriculture and agricultural workers on commercial farms in South Africa. Emphasis is placed on labour law and labour relations, working conditions, housing, tenure, socio-economic conditions, land reform and rural local government and gender aspects relating to the above. Coverage is both national and international.

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SA Citations

Covers national, as well as international information through indexed records . ISAP, Kovsidex, Forestry, Centre for rural study and Mintek.

SA Media

SA Media covers more than 120 South African newspapers and periodicals. More than 500 articles are selected daily, categorized according to 22 categories and indexed in Afrikaans and English. Copies of original articles are available from microfiche archives for the period 1978 to 1996. Digital images of articles are available online since January 1997.

SA Theses

Theses and dissertations available at South African libraries. Included in this database is the Union Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations (UCTD) and Navtech. Coverage: 1918 onward.

SA-ePublications - now known as African Journals

Provides full-text access to articles published in South African journals.

Sabinet Reference

This platform will provide you with a single entry point to seamlessly search Sabinet's reference products.

SABS Standards

SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) provides a range of standards covering the demands of the Civil Engineering industry. CPUT Libraries subscribes to a selection of these standards. These standards may not be copied or printed.


Co-operative, computerised database of all library stock in Southern Africa. Includes books, journals, conference proceedings, standards, technical reports. Updated weekly.

SAFLII : Southern African Legal Information Institute

SAFLII provides free access to legal information comprising mostly of case law and legislation from South Africa. SAFLII also hosts legal materials from other countries in the region.

Sage Research Methods

This is an online research tool to help researchers design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method. It focuses on methodology rather than discipline. It contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and "Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos


Compilation of books, pamphlets, government publications, microforms, maps, technical reports, and periodicals published in South Africa. Updated monthly.


Compilation of books, pamphlets, government publications, microforms, maps, technical reports, and periodicals published in South Africa. Updated monthly.


An electronic collection of full text and bibliographic information covering the following: physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.

Scitech Premium Collection (PROQUEST)

This collection includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases. It includes scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, technical reports, conference proceedings and government publications.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Social Sciences Journals

Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.

South African Law Reports, 1947 to present

Included is the full text of judgments from 1947 to date. Judgments are published in the language in which they were initially reported. Also included is The Index and Annotations to the South African Law Reports (consolidated from 1947 to date) comprising a Table of Cases, Annotations, Subject Index, Words and Phrases, Statutes, Rules of Court and cases judicially considered.
Contents Include:The most recent issue of Juta's Quarterly Review of South African Law.

SPORTDiscus™ with Full Text

SPORTDiscus with Fulltext is the most comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation etc.


Biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.

Statistics South Africa

Provides a relevant and accurate body of statistics to inform users on the dynamics in the economy and society through the application of internationally acclaimed practices.

StatsSA Portal

Statistics South Africa census and survey datasets and metadata may be found on this portal.

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Taylor & Francis journals

Please note that we do not subscribe to the complete Taylor and Francis collection but only to a limited number of single e-journals.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracting for 280 lf the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist educators.

Textile Technology Complete

Provides extensive coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. Formerly the Institute of Textile Technology's Textile Technology Digest, this database traces the body of knowledge in textile science and technology as far back as the early years of the 20th century.

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UCTD: Union Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations

The Union Catalogue for Thesis and Dissertations (UCTD) contains bibliographic records of theses and dissertations at master and doctorate level submitted to universities in South Africa. Honorary doctorates are also included. Coverage: 1918-present.

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VLeBooks is one of the platforms CPUT Libraries use for providing access to single ebook titles.

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Web of Science

The Web of Science is a publisher-independent global citation database. Web of Science Core Collection provides cover-to-cover indexing back to 1900 across the world’s highest-quality publications.

Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library offers a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

This repository contains various World Bank publications from 2009-2012 (more than 2,100 books and papers) across a wide range of topics and all regions of the world. This includes the World Development Report, and other annual flagship publications, academic books, practitioner volumes, and the Bank's publicly disclosed country studies and analytical reports. The repository also contains journal articles from 2007-2010 from the two World Bank journals WBRO and WBER.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses catalogued by OCLC members worldwide.

Worth Global Style Network (WGSN)

WGSN is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries.

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