Databases

Our databases gives you access to information covering all the CPUT disciplines. Scroll, filter them by Faculty, subject or if you know the name, type it in the search box and click Find.

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102 databases
  1. AACC Approved Methods

    • Approved Methods of Analysis is used by the Food Technology department.
  2. ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

    • Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.
  3. Academic OneFile

    • Business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, and more... Updated daily.
  4. Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

    • Social sciences, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, medical sciences, medical sciences, and many more.
  5. Access Emergency Medicine (McGraw-Hill)

    • Quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases with videos and animations.
      [Restricted: This database may only be used by four users at a time. If you are unable to access it now please try again later]
  6. ACM Digital Library

    • Full-text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of computing and information technology.
  7. American Chemical Society Publications

    • The leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.
  8. Art & Architecture Complete

    • Subjects include, architecture and architectural history, photography, printmaking, costume design, interior and landscape design, etc.
  9. BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

    • BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
  10. Berg Fashion Library

    • The Berg Fashion Library provides access to interdisciplinary and integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion.
  11. Business Source Premier

    • Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily.
  12. Cambridge Journals Online

    • Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas.
  13. Career and Technical Education

    • Designed for both students and instructors, ProQuest Career and Technical Education is an excellent source of vocational information for community colleges, two-year institutions, public libraries, and high schools offering technical courses.
  14. Cement and Concrete Database

    • The Cement and Concrete Institute Library database, CNCL, contains more than 40 000 technical references on all aspects of cement and concrete. These references reflect the physical collection of books, conference proceedings, pamphlets, journals and electronic media housed in the library at Halfway House, Gauteng.
  15. ChemSpider

    • ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing access to over 25 million structures, properties and associated information. By integrating and linking compounds from more than 400 data sources, ChemSpider enables researchers to discover the most comprehensive view of freely available chemical data from a single online search.
  16. CINAHL with Fulltext

    • Provides full text for nearly 600 journals nursing & allied health journals. CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
  17. Citation Linker

    • The Citation Linker is a part of our SFX service. If you have an article citation from a bibliography or reading list, try using the Citation Linker to see if the article is available online or in the Library. Enter as much information as you have about the article in the appropriate boxes on the online form, and click on the SFX button in the lower right corner of the form. This will generate a window that provides links to available online full text.
  18. Cloverdex

    • CLOVERDEX is a database of indexed periodical articles collected by the company CLOVER S.A. (Pty). It contains information primarily connected with the dairy industry in general, but also related operational aspects such as dairy products, manufacturing, agriculture, animal husbandry, management, finance, distribution, sales, cooling, transportation, etc.
  19. Cochrane Library

    • Cochrane Reviews provide reliable and unbiased evidence through the identification, assessment, synthesis and
      dissemination of research findings. The Cochrane Library houses over 7000 systematic reviews. Subject areas include pregnancy, mental health, cancer, paediatric care, surgical procedures, public health, plus many more.
  20. Credo Reference

    • Offering 550 highly-regarded reference titles, Credo General Reference Premium covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference works.
  21. Current & Completed Research

    • South African research projects in economics, science, humanities and includes the masters and doctoral theses from the South African Universities and technikons, as well as the research works from the government, non-government and private sectors.
  22. DETAIL Inspiration (TRIAL DATABASE)

  23. Dissertations and Theses

    • Doctoral dissertations and master's theses are a vital fund of scholarship for any discipline. The massive body of work available through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) represents the most comprehensive source of academic research in the world.
  24. DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

    • Provides access to open access peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals.
  25. EBSCOhost

    • Medicine, Nutrition, diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, hardware, software, Electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, and many more general interest topics.
  26. Emerald

    • Management disciplines including: strategy; leadership; library and information management; marketing and human resource management; engineering, applied science and technology.
  27. ERIC

    • ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. ERIC contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.
  28. Fiction Database

    • The Fiction database has been updated with records from the SACat, expanding and enhancing the database to 209 975 records. The database includes different formats of fiction records e.g. printed, braille and sound recordings, from various library collections in Southern Africa. The database is updated.
  29. Find eJournals

    • Find thousands of eJournals which are accessible to CPUT students and staff. Covers all disciplines and subjects.
  30. Firstsearch ArticleFirst

    • FS ArticleFirst is an OCLC index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals. Includes items listed on the table of contents pages of journals. Describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record. Provides a list of South African libraries that have the journal title for most items.
  31. FoodNetBase

    • Provides expert guidance on food safety, quality assurance, processing, brewing, regulations, and microbiology. This collection offers information on latest functional foods, antioxidants, foodborne pathogens, and packaging technologies
  32. Forestry

    • Provides access to bibliographic information on forestry-related issues.
  33. Gale virtual reference library electronic reference books

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library links to electronic access to encyclopaedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  34. Gale/Infotrac

    • Medicine, Nutrition, diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, hardware, software, Electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, and many more general interest topics.
  35. Google Finance

    • Features business and enterprise headlines for many corporations including their financial decisions and major news events. Stock information is available, as are Adobe Flash-based stock price charts. The site also aggregates Google News and Google Blog Search articles about each corporation.
  36. Google Scholar

    • Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
  37. Government Gazettes

    • Provides easy access to full-text databases of South African Government and Provincial Gazettes, Government Gazette Index and Parliamentary Bills.
  38. GreenFILE

    • Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  39. Grove Art Online

    • This scholarly art encyclopedia covers all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art.
  40. Health Source: Academic/Nursing

    • Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
  41. Health Source: Consumer Edition

    • Covers consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books.
  42. HS Talks : Business and Management Collection

    • TRIAL: 9 Feb - 30 June
      This collection includes over 900 audio-visual lectures and case studies delivered by leading academics and practitioners from the business world.
  43. Human Capital Research Portal

    • The aim of the Human Capital Research Portal is to offer an integrated view and analysis of the quality and quantity of human capital in African countries. CPUT has access to the report which deals with South Africa.
  44. IEEE Xplore Digital Library

    • Provides full-text access full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology. You will find peer-reviewed articles from the top-cited journals in the field, cutting-edge conference papers, all IEEE published and approved standards plus over 20,000 new documents are added each month, updated weekly
  45. ISAP

    • Index to South African Periodicals (ISAP) covers indexed articles from more than 900 South African periodicals. Specialist periodicals are indexed fully, whereas general and popular periodicals are indexed selectively.
  46. JSTOR

    • CPUT has access to over a thousand leading journals in the Arts & Sciences Collections and the Life Science Collection. Since it is an archive, we do not have access to the most recent current issues.
  47. Klimt02: International Art Jewellery Online

    • This website offers knowledge, information, debates and exchanges within the context of contemporary jewellery.
  48. Kovsidex

    • This database is compiled by the Research Institute for Education Planning of the Faculty of Education at the UOFS. Articles are selected according to the needs of the primary clients of the University of the Orange Free State. Also includes Research Institute for Education Planning (Riep) which covers a wide range of reference works on the theory and practice of education dating back to 1975-1997. From 1998 all Riep data was incorporated into Kovsidex.
  49. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    • Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals
  50. Magazine of Concrete Research Online

    • Covers every aspect of concrete manufacture and behaviour from performance and evaluation of constituent materials to mix design, testing, durability, structural analysis and composite construction.
  51. Masterfile Premier

    • Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, full text reference books, biographies, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily.
  52. Medline

    • MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
  53. Mintek

    • Mintek Publications is a bibliographic database containing the results of Mintek’s original research in the fields of metals and industrial minerals. Topics include economic geology, mineralogy, minerals engineering, extraction technology, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, biotechnology, process chemistry, measurement and control, environmental control and physical metallurgy. The database consists of reports, patents, special publications, and papers generated from research done at Mintek and published in journals or presented at conferences.
  54. National-Research-Foundation

    • Research and Knowledge Networking Databases in South Africa.
  55. Navtech

    • The Technikon Research Database (Navtech) contains information on current and completed research projects undertaken at South African technikons.
  56. NetLaw

    • Contains all updated Principal Acts, Rules and Regulations from 1910 to the present.
  57. Newspaper Source

    • Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 23 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts
  58. Nursing Reference Center

    • Provides in-depth content covering areas including conditions and diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab & diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, and much more.
  59. Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International

    • Features the results of 120 years of review and approval of collaboratively studied methods. AOAC is the leader in providing validated methods, proficiency test samples, accreditation criteria, and scientific information to industry, government agencies, and academic institutions.
  60. Oxford Art Online

    • Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics in one location.
  61. Oxford Business Group

    • Oxford Business Group publishes annual reports on emerging markets globally and are offering Cape Peninsula University of Technology the chance to access all their reports, digitally, free of charge.
  62. Parliamentary Bills

    • The Bills provide access to the South African Bills as introduced to the National Assembly.
  63. PressReader

    • PressReader gives you access to digital publications, Magazines and Newspapers. Create a free personal account and customize your reading preferences. See them the when you log in.
      Find +- 200 South African publications and more!
  64. Proquest

    • Social Sciences, Telecommunications, Education, Science, Engineering, Dissertations & Thesis, Business, Economics, Medical, Agriculture and Computing.
  65. ProQuest Agriculture Journals

    • This database contains the leading agricultural journals published in North America. ProQuest Agriculture Journals offers the complete text as well as complete images from such journals as Agricultural Research, Forest Products Journal, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and Plant Physiology.
  66. Proquest Computing

    • Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.
  67. Proquest Educational Journals

    • Search over 400 full-text journals in education and related fields. Coverage: 1988-present.
  68. Proquest Medical Library

    • Titles published by the American Medical Association.
  69. Proquest Telecommunications

    • The database includes over 150 titles, with more than 120 available in full text. Subjects: computer applications; data communications and data transmission systems; electronic data processing; information science and information theory, radio and television.
  70. Provincial Netlaw

    • Gain access to the latest legislation and judgements. SA Statutes, Provincial legislation, Daily Law Reports.
  71. Regional Business News

    • This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States . This database is updated on a daily basis.
  72. RSC Journals

    • CPUT offers you access to the following RSC journal titles: Chemistry Communications ; Chemical Science ; Chemical Society Reviews ; Chemistry World ; CrystEngComm ; New Journal of Chemistry ; Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.
  73. Rural and Legal Studies

    • Centre for Rural Legal Studies the main focus is on agriculture and agricultural workers on commercial farms in South Africa. Emphasis is placed on labour law and labour relations, working conditions, housing, tenure, socio-economic conditions, land reform and rural local government and gender aspects relating to the above. Coverage is both national and international.
  74. SA Citations

    • Covers national, as well as international information through indexed records . ISAP, Kovsidex, Forestry, Centre for rural study and Mintek.
  75. SA Gazettes

    • Provides easy access to full-text databases of South African Government and Provincial Gazettes, Government Gazette Index and Parliamentary Bills.
  76. SA Media

    • SA Media covers more than 120 South African newspapers and periodicals. More than 500 articles are selected daily, categorized according to 22 categories and indexed in Afrikaans and English. Copies of original articles are available from microfiche archives for the period 1978 to 1996. Digital images of articles are available online since January 1997.
  77. SA Theses

    • Theses and dissertations available at South African libraries. Included in this database is the Union Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations (UCTD) and Navtech. Coverage: 1918 onward.
  78. SA-ePublications

    • Provides full-text access to articles published in South African journals.
  79. Sabinet Reference

    • This platform will provide you with a single entry point to seamlessly search Sabinet's reference products.
  80. SACat

    • Co-operative, computerised database of all library stock in Southern Africa. Includes books, journals, conference proceedings, standards, technical reports. Updated weekly.
  81. SAFLII : Southern African Legal Information Institute

    • SAFLII provides free access to legal information comprising mostly of case law and legislation from South Africa. SAFLII also hosts legal materials from other countries in the region.
  82. Sage Research Methods

    • This is an online research tool to help researchers design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method. It focuses on methodology rather than discipline. It contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and "Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos
  83. SANB

    • Compilation of books, pamphlets, government publications, microforms, maps, technical reports, and periodicals published in South Africa. Updated monthly.
  84. SAPA

    • Compilation of books, pamphlets, government publications, microforms, maps, technical reports, and periodicals published in South Africa. Updated monthly.
  85. SARAD

    • South African Rates and Data (SARAD)is the leading resource for media, marketing and advertising professionals in South Africa. Concise and up to date data directories, offering an extensive collection of media contacts and current rates, are supplemented with dedicated media buying and selling tools to streamline the efficacy of advertising in the mainstream media.
  86. Science Journals

    • Search full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology. Subject coverage includes computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, and transportation.
  87. ScienceDirect

    • An electronic collection of full text and bibliographic information covering the following: physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.
  88. Scopus

    • Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
  89. Social Sciences Journals

    • Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.
  90. South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

    • The South African Bureau of Standards publish a large number of national standards. Each standard has a unique SANS number. You may read these standards online but due to SABS restrictions may not print them.
  91. SPORTDiscus™ with Full Text

    • SPORTDiscus with Fulltext is the most comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation etc.
  92. SpringerLink

    • Biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.
  93. Statistics South Africa

    • Provides a relevant and accurate body of statistics to inform users on the dynamics in the economy and society through the application of internationally acclaimed practices.
  94. Taylor & Francis journals

    • Please note that we do not subscribe to the complete Taylor and Francis collection but only to a limited number of single e-journals.
  95. Teacher Reference Center

    • Provides indexing and abstracting for 280 lf the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist educators.
  96. Textile Technology Complete

    • Provides extensive coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. Formerly the Institute of Textile Technology's Textile Technology Digest, this database traces the body of knowledge in textile science and technology as far back as the early years of the 20th century.
  97. UCTD: Union Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations

    • The Union Catalogue for Thesis and Dissertations (UCTD) contains bibliographic records of theses and dissertations at master and doctorate level submitted to universities in South Africa. Honorary doctorates are also included. Coverage: 1918-present..
  98. Water Resources Worldwide

    • Waters & Oceans Worldwide combines databases on all facets of international water research. This database includes research ranging from coastal and offshore engineering to pollution and water treatment. With over 1,854,600 citations and abstracts dating back to the 1970s, this resource is essential for those dealing with all aspects of water and water-related subjects
  99. Wiley Online Library

    • Wiley Online Library offers a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
  100. World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

    • This repository contains various World Bank publications from 2009-2012 (more than 2,100 books and papers) across a wide range of topics and all regions of the world. This includes the World Development Report, and other annual flagship publications, academic books, practitioner volumes, and the Bank's publicly disclosed country studies and analytical reports. The repository also contains journal articles from 2007-2010 from the two World Bank journals WBRO and WBER.
  101. WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

    • All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members worldwide.
  102. Worth Global Style Network (WGSN)

    • WGSN is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries.