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Arts and Humanities Librarian

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Janusz Skarzynski
Level 8, Main Library
Bellville, 7535
021 959 2907


Citation Databases


UWC Library subscribes to Citation Databases, in addition to the Journal Databases. These Citation Databases help you to discover research journal articles and researchers, and show their citation information.

You can search the two Citation Databases below.

Scopus is a multidisciplinary navigational tool that contains records going back to the mid 1960s, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of scientific abstracts available in one place. More coverage of scientific, technical, medical and social science literature (14,000 titles) than any other database.

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary publication and citation database covering almost 1.9 billion cited references from over 171 million records. It provides cover-to-cover indexing back to 1900 across the world’s highest-quality and most impactful publications.

Kikapu is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.

Mendeley Reference Manager

Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for Ipad, Iphone and Android devices.

Mendeley is a free (up to 2 GB) reference management tool comparable to RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero etc. It is a combination of a fast and powerful desktop application with an online account for web services. It stands out for its social functions (groups, sharing, community). 

Mendeley is pre-installed on all Library computers. You need to create an account at


Mendeley Reference Manager

Physical Reference Books

Electronic Reference Books

Physical Books

Electronic Books

Introduction to Mendeley- presentation slides


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