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Business Management: Postgrad Research Forum 2022


Visit the #SmartResearcher library calendar for more information on our workshops: copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing, how to conduct a literature review, Mendeley for reference management and more!

Do you want to improve your writing? Are you looking for writing support? The Writing Lab is there for you!  Book a free writing consultation or attend the Writing skills workshops.

Library access

Off-campus E-access
As a SU registered student  you will have access to a wealth of electronic publications available in full-text from off-campus via our library homepage. When off-campus and prompted to login, log in with your SU username (also called "network" or "portal" credentials) and password. See Password Selfhelp guide.

For off-campus access details, see our Library guide: Off-campus Access for Stellenbosch Registered Users.

Interlibrary loans
Interlibrary loans is a service available to registered students  to request books and articles, not available at the libraries of the Stellenbosch University Library. Documents are requested from South African libraries as well as international libraries.  Use the online ILL request form to submit a request.

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Sage Research methods online

SAGE Research Methods Online:
A useful one stop database for all things Methodology. Need help with your literature review? Need more information on Data Collection? Doing Mixed Methods Research? SAGE Research Methods Online is essential for any researcher.


Have a look at our Mendeley Guide for more information on how to install Mendeley and getting started with Mendeley. 

Mendeley Mondays (Online) - Mendeley Mondays are aimed at users who are both new and experienced to Mendeley, but who struggle with specific issues. Register on the Library training calendar.

Stellenbosch Harvard Referencing Technique


Consult the Library Plagiarism guide for Stellenbosch University policies, tutorials, help and training.
Did you know?
It is compulsory for all students to sign the Plagiarism Declaration (as attached in Addendum 1 of the SU policy on academic integrity policy document) and to attach it to any study assignment, as prescribed by the department concerned. SU Senate. 2010. Stellenbosch University policy on academic integrity: the prevention and handling of plagiarism [Internet}. Stellenbosch University. Available: Policy document [2011, 9 September]

Prospective postgraduate students (E-access): Databeses and sources

Prospective postgraduate students (E-access) Guide

In order to obtain off-campus access to the library's e-resources, prospective postgraduate students need to apply online to be enrolled as a network registered prospective postgraduate student at Stellenbosch University. After network registration, you will have off-campus e-access to the Library's e-resources with your SU network username and password. See detailed information and Follow the 3 steps in the guide.

Using the library/Prospective postgraduate guide: Borrowing of books

Boolean Operators AND / OR / NOT

AND – returns results with both keywords. AND usually limits the search results
OR – returns results with one or the other keyword.It broadens your results by connecting two or more synonyms.
NOT – returns results excluding specific keywords

Use the Boolean Machine for visualizing the effects of Boolean operators .

More tips:

Quotation Marks “ ” – keep keywords together, for exact phrase searching
Brackets ( ) – keep concepts together, used for synonyms


("green energy" OR "sustainable energy" OR "renewable energy") AND (logistics OR "supply chain")


Google Scholar

What is a Library Links preference on Google Scholar and how can I do it from home?

A Library Links preference allows you set your preferred Library Choice in Google Scholar. It will then automatically detect when an article is freely available via any of the electronic platforms that Stellenbosch University Library subscribes to. Use the guide below to change your Google Scholar settings on your own computer.

Carnegie Research Commons