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WHSL New Students' Guide: Library

A guide to the use of the Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library for new students

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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Bara Library is CLOSED until further notice

Enquiries/Queries devind.peter@wits.ac.za

 WHSL              

Monday  09h00-16h00
Tuesday 09h00-16h00
Wednesday 09h00-16h00
Thursday    09h00-16h00
Friday 09h00-16h00
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday    CLOSED

CLOSED ON ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Chris Hani Baragwanath Library   

 Monday       CLOSED

Tuesday       CLOSED

Wednesday   CLOSED

Thursday       CLOSED

Friday             CLOSED

WHEN CLOSED  ENQUIRIES TO 0117172348  devind.peter@wits.ac.za

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

How-to ( Learn anywhere anytime)

HOW TO CREATE A LIBRARY PIN 

Go to : http://www.wits.ac.za/library/ 

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. 

Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library

7 York Road

Parktown

Johannesburg

2193

SOUTH AFRICA

Tel: 011 717-2348