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Margaret Smith Library, SAIAB: Explore Resources

The library at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity contributes to research and teaching in the aquatic sciences through heritage collections and a global web of data. Resources and services are shared with Rhodes University Library

Quick Links

Link to "Explore Resources" pages

Search all print, online and media resources
across RU, WSU, UFH, NMMU

Search just the Rhodes University Library OPAC

Tips for Successful searches

  • Keywords
  • Subject Headings on the OPAC
  • Wildcards and Boolean Operators
  • Research Starter
  • Google Scholar vs. Google


  • What is a Database?
  • Quick Database Links
  • Databases vs. Google

Find a Journal Title

  • Using the RU Library OPAC to find a title
  • Using A-Z e-titles
  • Finding out more about Journals at RU Library

Find a journal article

  • Five steps to finding articles

Essential e-Resources

  • e-Books
  • Subject Guides 
  • DVDs
  • Reference works on ScienceDirect
  • Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology:
       from Genome to environment
  • Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science

Evaluating Information

  • The CRAAP Test