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Requesting and finding library material: Find additional material

This guide will cover library services to students who cannot visit a Unisa library

Request a Literature Search

Need sources for your literature review? Struggling to find sources for your assignment, research proposal or thesis?

The Library can assist with a literature search, which is a systematic and comprehensive search for published, academic material on your specific subject/topic. How do you request one? Simply go to Request a literature search .

If you are experiencing problems accessing the form, please use this link


Are you an undergraduate, honours, B Tech or  LLB student?

Do you have a research module in your course?

Need to do additional reading for an assignment?

Look up a law report

Instructions on how to search for law reports using LexisNexis (South African Law) and Juta Law Online Publications 

Find information for the Research Methodology module

Upon reading your Tutorial Letter 101 on the Research Methodology Module, the purpose and outcome of this module is to develop an understanding of research principles, including how to do a literature search.

 The following resources are recommended :

If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit your nearest Unisa Branch Library to make use of the available resources 

Find additional information using Encore

Need additional reading material? Use the Summon Library Catalogue.

Identify and type keywords for your topic in the search box (see  the example below)

Need help on how to search?

Your results will include books, e-books, journal articles, and other material. Explore the results, refine your search, select the relevant items and view, request or download.


encore keywords

 encore search

 encore request


Search for additional information using subject databases

Identify keywords for your topic to create a search strategy to use when searching a database.

 Databases are available @: > Find e-resources > click on Resources by subject

Choose the subject relevant to your topic