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WHSL Occupational Therapy: E and Print Journals

Using Library resources related to Occupational Therapy

Finding electronic journals and electronic books

Click on the link below to open a search box where you can enter the title, or part of the title, of the journal you need. This is not for finding articles on a subject, but only for locating a particular journal when you know the title, or part of the title. 

Click on the e-books tab to search for electronic books by title.

 Please select one of the following options, from the drop down list. 

Starts with (this is the default)

  • Match all words (enter the full journal title)
  • Match exact words (enter the words exactly as they appear in the journal title)
  • Match any words (enter any words that may appear in the journal title) 

For subject searching, you need to go to one of the databases such as PubMed.

Please note that there are errors in this portal. Please report these by email here. We apologise for this, and we are working on fixing these. 

Essential E-Journals

Useful e-Journals: Rehabilitation

Useful e-Journals: Kinetics

Useful e-Journals: Sports Medicine

Finding Print Journals

The e-Wits catalogue can be found at

It is available from any computer, either at Wits or remotely.

When searching for journals on the e-Wits catalogue, make sure you use the Journal Title option from the drop down menu under "keyword", otherwise you will search for books and not journals.

Remote Access to e-Journals

You will require a Library PIN to access the e-resources from off campus. If you already have a PIN, use this together with your surname and student number to log on to the e-resources. If you do not have a PIN, you need to create one. 

Journal Title Abbreviations

You will have noticed that some journals also have abbreviated titles, eg. the New England Journal of Medicine is often abbreviated to NEJM, the Journal of the American Medical Association to JAMA, or the British Medical Journal to BMJ. Sometimes the British Medical Journal is abbreviated to Br Med J instead of BMJ.

Not all journals however have abbreviations. The Lancet is always Lancet (in full).

This can be confusing at first, but as you progress with your studies you will get used to the offical journal abbreviations, where these exist.

How to Find Journal Titles and their Abbreviations

Searching for the Full Journal Title from the Abbreviation

You will find the full title is South African Medical Journal. It is not necessary to use the Afrikaans title (Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Geneeskunde). The title is never abbreviated in any language other than English, so you will never refer to this journal as the SATG).

Notice that there is an NLM Title Abbreviation, which is S Afr Med J (no full stops after the abbreviations). This is the style usually preferred at Wits, if you do not use the more common verbal abbreviation of SAMJ.

Searching for the Abbreviation from the Full Journal Title

You will find the abbreviation is Arch Fam Med. Once again you should use the NLM Title Abbreviation (no full stops), as this is the style preferred at Wits.