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Islamic Studies and Arabic : Research Support

This subject guide provides access to the Unisa Library's key resources relevant to Islamic Studies and Arabic


Plagiarism is considered to be academic dishonesty. Use a reference management software tool to cite other author's work.

If you need electronic access you can limit your search on the library catalogue to e-books.

New Books on Research Methodology

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Research Skills

Using the Unisa Library’s homepage to compile a literature list can be an overwhelming experience. Many resources are available and it is important to know what is appropriate for your research needs.

This training material will ensure that you:

•Have a broad overview of the resources the library has to offer
•Develop browse and search skills to ensure that you use the databases effectively
•Find relevant material on your topic
•Obtain your identified material
•Use RefWorks to build a personal database and be able to use it to create in-text citations and a bibliography in your preferred referencing style
•Stay up-to-date with the latest trends in your research 

Citation Analysis

This guide provides information and tools for measuring the impact of research, focusing on the use of citation metrics. The sections of this guide identify various tools which track citations and provide help with journal rankings, accredited journal lists, the h-index and citation reports, etc.

Research Support Databases