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Access E-Journals: Authentication
To access full text electronic journals, you will be prompted for your Student/Personnel number and a PIN.

If you experience problems accessing the journals, do one of the following:

See Browsers & Cookies below.
Contact your Information Specialist, or the E-Journals office.
Accredited Journals
Accredited journals are recognized research output which meet specified criteria
and therefore qualify for subsidisation by the Department of Higher Education (DHET). More.... 
 Author guidelines to submit journal articles
See Publishers' homepages for specific guidelines.
The Journal blog is called: JournalsatUP. Please visit and subscribe to the blog!
The link is on the left hand side of all the Journal web pages. 
Browsers & Cookies
Clients who make use of  Internet Explorer 7 might need to delete Cookies when receiving an error message in the browser. More....
Due to publisher's restriction on a specific journal, our clients may  not have  access to the full text of recent issues. This embargo is also called a holding period or a moving wall. The publisher determines the holding period of this embargo. It could be any period of time - normally between two weeks and two years.

Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 

Academic Search Premier  1999 to present  (Embargo: 6 months) 

This indicates that we have access to this title from 1999 to exactly 6 months before present date. In other words: it  is a temporary delay. Issues of this journal published more than six months ago (but not before 1999) will be available to our users.

Please note that only a very small percentage of all our titles come with an embargo. Most of the titles are not restricted.

For more information, please see Wikipedia, and seach for:
Embargo (academic publishing)
How to find a paper journal title in our library
1. Visit our electronic Library Catalogue.
2. Search according to Journal Title by entering the title and submit.
3.  The paper titles are also listed in our A-Z list, with links to our Catalogue.
How to find a specific journal
1. Check to see if the journal is available in electronic format at E-Journal Titles). We have full text access to some journals even as far back as the 1600s!
2. If not available from the electronic journals list, check our Library Catalogue for a paper version available in the library. Paper journals can be found at:
Theology 1981+
Level 1, Main (Hatfield) Campus Library
Economic & Management Sciences 1981+ Level 2, Main (Hatfield) Campus Library
Natural & Agricultural Sciences 1991+ Level 5, Main (Hatfield) Campus Library
Natural & Agricultural Sciences 1990 and previous years Groenkloof Campus Education Library Level 2 - Request articles via the Sabinet Request System. Use the online request form only if you have an active e-mail program installed on your computer.
Engineering, Built Environment & IT 1991+ Level 5, Main (Hatfield) Campus Library
Humanities 1981+
Level 1 & 6, Main (Hatfield) Campus Library
All journals 1980 and previous years Journal Archives Collection, Level 3, Main (Hatfield) Campus Library - View Policy
Veterinary Science, Education, Law, Music, Health Sciences At branch libraries
3. If unavailable in either electronic or paper format, request the article from any other library through our interlending service, SACat (Sabinet). This includes journals from our branch libraries (Health Sciences Library, Veterinary Science Library, Mamelodi Library, etc.)
4. If unavailable in South Africa, request from overseas. Contact your Interlending request staff member responsible for your Faculty. See Procedure to request items.
  How to search for articles on a specific subject
  Browse a list of subject areas covered by the titles in our  EBSCO A-Z collection. Click on a subject category to view a list of all our titles in that category.

Also conduct subject searches within journal platforms. See Searching with Boolean Operators & Wildcards (truncation) for help.

  How to request a journal article from another library (Interlending)
  See Procedure to request items. For more help, contact your Information Specialist.
  The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is unique 8- digit number assigned to a periodical. It consists of 2 sets of four digits, separated by a hyphen, i.e. 0368-2040 or 0362-541X.

A periodical could have two different  ISSN numbers: one for the print version and another  for online.

ISSN for Serials must not  be confused with  ISBN assigned to books(13 digits).
It is always best to search for a journal using the full title. The ISSN is a handy second option if you are in doubt about the exact title. It is possible to search our  A-Z list for an ISSN.
  For more detailed information , please visit: http://0-en.wikipedia.org.innopac.up.ac.za/wiki/Issn
  Natural & Agricultural Sciences Journals before 1991
  These journals are housed in the Groenkloof Campus Education Library.
You need to register as an Interlending user and request the required items via the Sabinet Request System.
You are welcome to visit the Groenkloof Education Library to copy articles from the collection. Kindly note that you will have to add money at the Groenkloof Library Minolta desk on your UP student or staff card. Photocopy credits used at the Main Campus do not apply on the Groenkloof Campus.
Groenkloof Library Hours
Map to Groenkloof Library
Inquiries: Mr Junior Baloyi  Tel.: +27 12 420 4733/5649
  Journal platforms refer to collections of journals and journal databases. Use platforms to conduct subject searches across electronic journals. Access a list of journal platforms.
RSS refers to Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication. The  RSS icons below (and similar ones) are  displayed on a growing number of journal  web sites:
      OR       OR      OR      
To search and retrieve more information,  visit  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
Alternatively,  search the internet via a search engine with search term RSS.
  trial refers to free access to journal collections or databases for a restricted period (usually 1 month). Trials are usually provided by a vendor for evaluation purposes. The institution makes the decision to purchase only if satisfied with the content, accessibility, usability and delivery during the trial period.
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Telephone   +27 12 420 4804


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