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eReference Books are a good place to begin your search and to thoroughly understand the topic you are researching.

Dictionaries provide definitions of unfamiliar terms.
Encyclopedias give explanations and succinct overviews of topics.

New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Anatomy.TV provides three-dimensional (3D), interactive models of the human body and anatomical layers which may be stripped away. Includes interactive head & neck, shoulder, hand, thorax & abdomen, spine, pelvis & perineum, hip, knee, and foot. Also included are common pathologies, radiological content, and interactive quizzes.
Beck-Online is a German (language) full-text database, providing access to German legal resources. You can search legal magazines, commentaries, legal codes of each state and court rulings.It further includes about 500 (full text) handbooks, lexica and commentaries, over 90 (full text) professional law journals and an abundance of statutes and court decisions.”
Initially modeled after the Financial Times of London, Business Day goes beyond traditional financial reporting to cover sport,travel, books, arts and entertainment from a business-minded perspective. Its editorial integrity helps ensure that researchers find reliable information, while its popular opinion columns offer unique perspectives on current events. Now, each issue of this daily newspaper is available in a fully-searchable digital archive, giving students and researchers unprecedented access to decades of South African history.
Gartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision making in higher education and other industry sectors. Gartner is well known for its "Magic Quadrants" and "Hype Cycles" features.
JoVE, the leading creator and provider of video-based solutions that increase the productivity and efficacy of STEM research and education. Creates the ultimate solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe. Allowing scientists, educators and students to see the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments rather than read them in text articles.
New is the world's leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. Plus access to exclusive materials including ICC cases and awards.

For a full overview of the wide range of print publications included in the online database, please consult the books and journals pages.
Kluwer International Tax Law, is a state of the art, intuitive research platform for Tax Professionals leveraging Wolters Kluwer’s top international content and practical tools providing answers.

Comprises the gold standard on the law of tax treaties with practical answers and expert commentary on all areas of double taxation:

Klaus Vogel on Double Taxation Conventions
Schwarz on Tax Treaties
SciFinderⁿ accelerates research by providing actionable results such as step-by-step synthetic methods and hard to find chemistry in patents. The features of SciFinderⁿ in action includes trend analysis, citation mapping, retrosynthesis planning, and the most advanced chemical relevancy engine available today.

Users can access using their existing SciFinder credentials.

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1. Install and run AnyConnect to connect to the UCT network.
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