Databases collect, organise and index information from journals, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations, magazines, newspapers and other sources.
Search for articles using databases by typing in keywords that describe your topic. Remember to define the topic and think about the key concepts involved. Ask your subject librarians, Mbuleli Mpokela or Sue Rionda for help if needed.
The databases will show lists of journal articles and other materials on your topic, but not all these articles will be available at Rhodes Libraries. If we do not subscribe to the journal, Post Graduate Students and Staff may ask the Interlibrary Loans Department to obtain the article from another library.
Off-campus users (staff and students) should note that they will be prompted for a staff/student barcode and PIN in order to access the library resources.
If you do not have access please register here for your "My Library account" - note that you must select your own PIN & that you must be registered for the current year as a Library user
The Access to Scientific and Socio-economic Information in Africa (ASKIA) Initiative is under the Public Information & Knowledge Managment Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It defines a framework for bringing together scientific and socio-economic information for the African community, including scientists, researchers, academics, students, economists and, policy-makers, over an interactive online portal acting as a one-stop shop to such knowledge and associated information from/on Africa. The overall goal of the initiative is to strengthen knowledge discovery and access by tapping into global scientific and socio-economic knowledge on and from Africa.