In keeping with increased global emphasis on client-centred services and the commitment to academic excellence, Faculty Librarians strive to be proactive in providing instructional and information services for their Faculties.
For more information on the resources available in the areas of Education, Health Sciences, Business, Management Sciences & Law, and Science, Engineering and Technology, contact your faculty librarian.
Science, Engineering and Technology resources
The list is arranged according to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Departments and it provides direct access to the individual electronic journal titles.
Walter Sisulu University subscribes to over 800 journals, click here for the full list or see below for the category list:
- Biological Sciences
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Construction Management
- Electrical Engineering
- Fine Art
- Food and Consumer Science
- Information Technology
- Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Statistical Science
- This list is integrated with the WSU Library Catalogue. To ensure the secure usage of these journals, you may be prompted to enter your PIN.
If you experience any access problems please contact the faculty librarian, Ms N Ntsiko. firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of these portals is to support the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology in teaching and research activities by facilitating access to multiple remote resources through digital portals available across the globe.
Portal is a term, generally synonymous with a gateway located on the World Wide Web site that is or proposes to be a major starting site for users when they get connected to the Web or that users tend to visit as an anchor site.
It refers to a website that offers a broad array of resources and services, such as search engines, research reports, e-journals, e-books, reference works, videos and e-mails to mention a few.
There are general portals and specialised or niche ones.
Patents and standards
A patent is a government-granted monopoly on the use of an invention. A standard is an established norm or requirement. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes and practices.
Blogs are networking and information sharing tools for professionals or people with similar goals and interests. These contain entries of commentary, discussions, reflections, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video or even hyperlinks and books. These are typically updated daily.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/”>Emerging Technology Trends
http://www.pinoysites.org/phil1471.htm”>Energy, Engineering and Technology Pinoy Blogs
http://www.blogged.com/directory/technology/engineering<“>Engineering Blog Directory
http://www.artikel-software.com/blog/”>Free download Engineering, Science and Technology books
http://www.ga4hset.org/“>Georgia 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Blogs
http://blog.phds.org/”>Phds.org Engineering Science Blog
Physical Sciences and Engineering Blog
Science and Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships Blog
Science Engineering blog
- Science, Technology and Engineering Blog Catalog – http://www.blogcatalog.com/topic/science-technology-engineering/
- Scientific American Blogs – http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog
- Science commons – http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5695
- Think Engineering – http://www.thinkengineering.net/
- Top 50 Engineering Professor Blogs – http://toponlineengineeringdegree.com/?page_id=51
- UKRC GetSET Women Blog – http://www.ukrc4setwomen.org/html/women-and-girls/getsetwomen-blog/
- World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology White Papers – http://whitepapers.zdnet.co.uk/0,1000000650,39196382c,00.htm
Walter Sisulu University subscribes to over 40,000 e-journals.
The Academy attempts to document and publish all research reports and studies that it undertakes so as to fulfill its role as a repository of scientific knowledge for the public good especially the scientific community.
Access Science Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
This is a McGraw-Hill’s comprehensive Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
This is a guide to great art on the Internet.
Australasian Journal of Engineering Education
First published in 1991, the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education is AAEE’s own journal and has published over 300 papers to date. While the AJEE is Australasian in flavour, it presents work which is at the forefront of engineering education internationally.
Bioline International is a pioneer in the provision of open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security and biodiversity that would not otherwise be readily available to researchers in the developed world, or even within the country of publication. Bioline is not a publisher, but an aggregator that provides a free platform for journals who wish to participate in the global open access movement.
Business, Information, Technology, Finance, and Knowledge Management Network recommended by Business Week, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Business 2.0, Computerworld, Information Week, CIO Magazine, KM World, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and hundreds of other worldwide publications.
BUBL LINK – Catalogue of Internet Resources
Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.
Journal abstracts from chemistry publishers such as Bentham, Elsevier, Springer and others covering over 500 journals can be searched and accessed for free. Search by title and issue or use Journal Search for full-text search of abstracts across all journals.
The Internet resource for Civil Engineers.
Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc.
This dictionary provides an account of the principal units of measurement to be found in use around the world today, and the conversion factors often needed to change them into ‘standard’ units of the SI system.
Computer Science, Engineering & Medical e-books
This site is enriched with huge collection of download-able pdf,chm e-books, let your knowledge increase for free without paying a single penny… Note: Files are not stored on this web server, but are downloadable from external source. Salahuddin Jokhio (07CS24), MUET Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan… If any Link is broken or not working just mail email@example.com
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.
Electronic Journals from the Institute of Physics Publishing
This portal has got over 800,000 bibliographic records, including 360,000 full text documents, of interest to people working in particle physics and related areas.
Engineering Portal and Directory sites
Engineering portal and directories for Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Structural & Manufacturing sites.
Inter-government organisations, such as UNESCO, can and should play vital roles in promoting the development and application of engineering to bridge the divide between countries. They also play important role in supporting and promoting international cooperation in engineering and technology, particularly between developed and developing countries.
Portal for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers
The Free Library is an invaluable research tool and the fastest, easiest way to locate useful information on virtually any topic.
This is a database of art, architectural, and museum object images.
Portal to Engineering Education Resources – Applied Science and Math, Engineering, Computer Science/Information Technology etc.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology holds cited journals such as Electronics Letters alongside 20 IET Research Journal titles, the IET’s member magazine Engineering & Technology, plus seminar digests and conference publications. Also available on the IET Digital Library is the IET’s online only journal Micro & Nano Letters.
It is a comprehensive virtual library and reference tool for Academic and Scholarly Internet Resources.
These subject guides have details of some of the most useful Internet resources in a range of subjects for study and research.
IPL – Internet Public Library
ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII).
Open access to 561,146 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
MagPortal provides free access to thousands of full-text articles in a multitude of subject categories, including: Business; Computers & Electronics; Education & Reference; Entertainment & Leisure; Family & Home; Finance & Investment; Health; Internet; Pets & Animals; Science & Technology; Society, Politics & Culture; Sports & Recreation.
National Science Digital Library
The collection in this portal includes, sites, and resources in many areas of engineering and technology, including mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, industrial, environmental, and nuclear engineering; biotechnology and nanotechnology; chemical, environmental, manufacturing, and process technologies; and other areas.
Open Science Directory contains collections of Open Access Journals.
Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
This is an intuitive www resource guide for synthetic organic chemists.
This portal provides a communication and information channel for access to, and advice about, regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities and events. Through this web portal teachers will be able to share best practice, download free teaching resources, join discussion forums, contribute to teacher’s web logs and access continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 30,000 free e-books to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device.
This database provides access to some of the research outputs generated by CSIR scientists. On 28 September 2009, 2741 records have been uploaded, with continuous additions to the database.
Science, Technology and How Things Work
Science foundations and all aspects of scientific education
Scientific Electronic Library Online
SciELO South Africa is an electronic library covering a selected collection of South African scientific journals.
South African Chemistry departments
This portal provides a link to Chemistry and allied Departments in South African Higher Education Institution.
SpringerLink is one of the world’s leading interactive databases for high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works and the Online Archives Collection. SpringerLink is a powerful central access point for researchers and scientists.
This is a portal for civil engineers and construction professionals.
Top Science news, videos and images
Environment, General Sciences, Space and more.
Wikiversity Engineering and Technology Portal
The Engineering and Technology Portal serves to organise everything in the Engineering and Technology category. It features exciting examples of Engineering and Technology learning resources.
Yahoo Science and Engineering Directory
This is a Yahoo Science:Engineering Directory.
Patents and standards
- ASTM International standards – http://www.astm.org/
- Cambia –BiOS Patent search resource – http://www.cambia.org/daisy/cambia/home.html
- European Patent Office – http://www.epo.org/topics/ip-webguide.html
- Free patents online – http://www.freepatentsonline.com/
- International Organization for Standards (ISO Standards) – http://www.iso.org/iso/home.htm
- NISO (National Information Standards Organization) – http://www.niso.org/publications/white_papers/Patents_Caplan.pdf
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – http://www.nist.gov/index.html
- Patents café – http://www.patentcafe.com/
- Search engine for standards – http://www.nssn.org/
- South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) – https://www.sabs.co.za/
- South African Patent Registrations – http://www.sapat.co.za/patent-south-africa.htm
- Virtual Design Build
Library training Workshops
Off-campus remote access
SA theses and dissertations
Africana and special collections
Photocopying and copyright
WSU referencing techniques
Online public access catalogue
Mobile library catalogue
Past Examination Papers