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WHSL e-Resources in Health Care: Library

Links to electronic databases, books and journals relevant to health care. Like Amazon, but free....

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. 

Library Catalogue (OPAC)

Library hours

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WHSL & Bara Library is CLOSED due to COVID-19 precautions



Monday  08h30-23h00
Tuesday 08h30-23h00
Wednesday 10h30-23h00
Thursday    08h30-23h00
Friday 08h30-18h00
Saturday 08h30-17h00
Sunday    14h00-20h00


Chris Hani Baragwanath Library   

 Monday       CLOSED

Tuesday        08h00-16h00

Wednesday   CLOSED

Thursday       08h00-16h00

Friday             CLOSED


Please read notice boards in the library for changes to library hours.

Ask for help

The link below opens a form. Fill in as much detail as possible, fully describing your problem, or asking your question. Please include as much detail as possible about yourself, including your Wits staff or student number, your field of study, and your affiliation to Wits.

Library links

Search for library materials and digital content

This search tool allows you to find content from the library catalogue, all the library’s databases, journals, ebooks, the institutional repository WIReDSpace, and unique digital collections only available in the Wits library.


Search for library materials and digital content:
Encore Search:

  Advanced Search   Find e-books & e-journals    Search the catalogue  

How-to ( Learn anywhere anytime)


Go to : 

Click on the box My Account  (scroll down to the middle of the screen – box on your right hand side) 

Enter your surname/ staff or student number / create a Pin of 6 or more numbers (Numbers only) 

Requires a verification of the Pin you setting x 2 

Once done it will open your library record.  

Your Library PIN in is now set to access resources off the Wits Network. 

If You have set a Library Pin before and have forgotten it   - click the link forget your pin 

An email will be sent to your Wits email account with a link  for you to reset your Library Pin. 

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