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ODL: Finding Articles

A guide to Unisa Library’s Open Distance and eLearning resources for researchers, academics, practitioners and postgraduate students


Many of the subject databases contain a combination of full-text and bibliographic references.

If the full-text of the article is not available from the database, make a note of the bibliographic reference and use 'Find e-journals' to see if the journal in which the article was published is available in electronic format in another database.

Should the journal not be available electronically use the library catalogue to request the artice.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Subject Databases

Full-text articles and references to articles on particular topics may be found using the subject databases.

Find e-Journals

Use the E-publication finder to search the library's electronic journals collection

  • Click on the E-Journal Finder link above
  • Type the title of your journal in the text box
  • Select the appropriate publisher’s link
  • Select the required year, volume and issue
  • Select the required article from the table of contents
  • Click on the PDF icon for the full text

Journal Impact Factors

Use these databases to find the top journals in your discipline, to compare journal titles and to find a journal in which to publish your article.