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How do I do my assignment? To find, access and use information effectively, use the Step-by-Step Guide.
Includes examples of Stellenbosch Harvard Referencing

Contact the Science Librarian, Marié Theron:


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Find peer review articles

  • Search and find full text peer review articles on:
    ScienceDirect (on-campus)
    ScienceDirect (off-campus)

    ScienceDirect is a multidisciplinary database that includes a large range of journals relevant to all subjects. ScienceDirect also includes several eletronic books.

    Change your search field from the drop-down menu to Abstract/Title/Keywords
    Tip: if you find too many references change the search field to TITLE or either ABSTRACT to refine articles more relevant to your topic

    Enter your keywords. Remember to include synonyms or related terms of your keywords in your search. Example:

    alternative energy OR wind energy (either one of the keywords, alternative energy OR wind energy, will be included in your search)
    AND (the AND combines your keywords alternative energy OR wind energy to include either one of the following keywords)
    advanges OR benefits
    Combine your search with AND where needed to refine a search topics

    Food security: to find relevant papers on food security, limit your search to the TITLE field

  • Refine your search to Subscribed publications and Open Access article (to retrieve only full text papers) 
    Keep the default on ALL SCIENCES
    You can also refine by YEAR

  • Key reference sources for your PIC project in Chemistry & Polymer Sciences


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