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Digital Transformation and Innovation: Searching for Literature: Using Subject Specific Databases

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Below is a selection of library resources links that will contain research material on supply chain management. Depending on your topic you will find more results in some while others will be less relevant. You will be able to narrow down the most relevant databases as you conduct searches.

How to find information:

  • Click on one of the links listed below. The general databases are listed under the heading 'Subject Databases' and the other databases are listed according to specific types, e.g. e-books
  • Type in the relevant keyword(s) in the search box and click on the search button
  • A list of publications will display and many will have full-text articles available
  • Limit your search by adding more keywords, adding a date range or, limiting the results to scholarly or peer-reviewed
  • Remember to make use of more than one database to ensure that you do a comprehensive literature review.

If you do not know how to search please go through this Library Guide: Formulate an Effective Search Strategy: Analyse your topic and identify your keywords

Summon - The Unisa Library Discovery Tool

The Unisa Library contains a wealth of resources that can be used to find information to support research. The resources include, books, articles, theses and dissertations, reference works and e-newspapers.

The library subscribes to a discovery tool called Summon.  It enables you to improve your discovery of academic resources by allowing you to search all our resources using one friendly interface.

Video on using Summon

Subject Databases

e-Book Databases



Citation Databases


Case Studies

These databases provide access to case studies.

e-Publication Finder

The e-Publication finder can be used when you know the name of a publication. Enter the name of the journal, e-book etc. in the Title begins with search box and then click on Search.

The results will bring out the journal and in which databases it is held. This allows you to search the journal for more articles by using the relevant database. Otherwise just insert the the title of the article within the search within this publication search box to go directly to the article.

E-Publication Finder