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Geological Sciences Library Guide: Databases

How to find information - a library guide for Geological Sciences students and academics at UCT.

About Databases

Databases collect, organise and index information from journals, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations, magazines, newspapers and other sources.  UCT Libraries subscribe to many databases covering a wide range of subject areas.

To get the most out of our databases, make an appointment with your Subject Librarian who will give you detailed information and useful tips about designing your search strategy, refining your results, and tracking down the articles you discover.

Cannot find an article or journal?

If you cannot find an article or journal title, you can request it via UCT Libraries Interlibrary Loans Department. The request can be done online or alternatively, you can visit the Department in the library and make the request in person. You will then be notified by e-mail when the article arrives in the library.

Find out more about the Interlibrary Loans service.

Database Tutorials

Using Web of Science for your Research

Geological Sciences Databases

Access to Databases / Off campus login

You can access UCT Libraries databases through the A-Z List of databases, or via Databases by Platform. 

The link to the databases can be found from the library home page, under 'Search & Find' (on the top menu bar) - choose Databases.

It is possible to access our databases off-campus using our proxy server: Click on the off campus login button on the library page