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Engineering Library Newsletter: Engineering Library Newsletter: December 2016

This library newsletter for faculty and students keeps you informed of our activities, services and resources.

From the Library

The Engineering library staff send their best wishes for a Happy Holiday and new beginnings in the New Year!

Electronic Resource Focus

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ORCID is short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. It is an international standard to help researchers to establish and maintain their scholarly identity.It aims to solve common issues such as

  • not getting credit for your research because your name is common or because you have published using a different version of your name
  • struggling to find a central place to keep track of all your research outputs 
  • having to spend time entering the same information over and over in publisher and grant submission systems


Prescribed, Recommended and Open Textbooks LibGuide

We have added a new LibGuide to the growing number of Engineering LibGuides. The new guide on Prescribed, Recommended and Open Textbooks in Engineering provides links on the availability of titles in the 2017 book list in print in the library as well as online for each school. Links are also provided to Open Textbook platforms.

Library Wisdom Box

New Books

The following new Books are now available for Engineering.

Engineering News


Institutional Repository

Institutional repositories have been in the spotlight in recent years. These online archives promote free and unrestricted access to the research output of the institution. WIReDSpace (Wits Institutional Repository on DSpace) contains research by Wits researchers in many different disciplines including our theses and dissertations. If you would like to discuss or are seeking more information on what the Library may be able to provide, please contact us.