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Medicine and Health Sciences: Finding articles

Medicine and Health sciences

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Databases A-Z list

Alphabetical list of all the databases that the SU Library Service subscribes to.

How do I find and use information effectively: Finding journal articles

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Databases specifically for South African information

Clinical Key video

UpToDate userguide

Learn about Boolean logic

Search smarter, search faster, a video from the University of Sydney:

A Boolean Searching Library guide from Athabasca University:  Tips for searching with Boolean logic. and learn how to conduct phrase searching.

Videos incl tips to support your research

A video from UCT on using Web of Science for your research

Keeping up to date with research publications

A video from UCT on how to keep up to date with research publications by means of Alerts

What is a database?

A database is an electronic index to journal or magazine articles, containing citations, abstracts and often either the full text of the articles, or links to the full text.

What is an academic/peer-reviewed article?

Peer-reviewed or academic articles are articles written by academics/experts/researchers on a specific field of study. These articles usually contain a bibliography at the end of the article and information on the author’s academic qualifications and university at the beginning of the article. A peer-reviewed journal article was reviewed by people with credentials in the article's field of study before being accepted for publication.

Faculty librarian

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Kay Jacobs
Medicine and Health Sciences Library
PO Box 19091, Tygerberg, 7505

Faculty Librarian

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Alvina Matthee
Stellenbosch University
Medicine and Health Sciences Library
South Africa
+27 21 9389367

Librarian: Medicine and Health Sciences Library

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Pamela Nyokwana
Medicine & Health Sciences Library
PO Box 19091
Tygerberg 7505
Cape Town
South Africa
+27 21 938 9115


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Yusuf Ras
Medicine and Health Sciences Library
Private Bag X5036
South Africa

+27 21 938 9365

Faculty librarian

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Ingrid van der Westhuizen
PO Box 19091, Tygerberg, 7505
+2721 21 938 9435