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Wits Mining Institute: Electronic Resources

This portal is a repository and a gateway to information for the Wits Mining Institute.

Electronic Resources Relevant to Mining Engineering

 Off-campus users (staff and students) should note that they will be prompted for a staff- or student-number and pin to access the library resources.

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S&P Global Market Intelligence: Metals & Mining

Metals & Mining: S&P Global Market Intelligence                                 

S&P Global ( is a database that provides essential intelligence, data & analytics, research & commentary, credit ratings, benchmarks and ESG solutions.

Wits subscribes to the Metals & Mining component of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

PLEASE NOTE: Access is restricted to users (students & staff) from the School of Mining Engineering and the School of Geosciences.

ACCESS is via username & password. Please contact your librarian to register for access.

Data & research features:

  • Deep sector data, news, and supply chain intelligence
  • Broad global company coverage
  • Private company data
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data
  • Real-time and Aftermarket research reports
  • Daily news

Tech-forward productivity tools: 

  • Real-time market monitoring, data visualization tools, and screening capabilities
  • Excel Add-In, Office Tools, and a library of hundreds of ready-to-use models and templates
  • Smart Search: Instantly find information across companies, news, documents, research, transcripts, investor presentations, and more
  • Mobile App: Set up alerts or push notifications and access news, watchlists, and corporate profiles to stay up-to-date even when you're away from your desktop

Whats's New?

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.  Reduces lab training time for students by up to 75% It encompasses a range of experimental and instrumental techniques utilized in physics research and applied physics. Investigations in this area try to address and answer a broad range of scientific questions, such as device mechanisms and efficiencies, using physical tools. This approach often requires a combination of specialties, and research in this area tends to be interdisciplinary with contributions from mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineers.

Jove Journal. Chemistry.

Jove Chemistry includes techniques for fundamental and applied research in organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry. (452 VIDEO ARTICLES)

Jove Journal. Engineering.

Jove Engineering includes research methods and protocols for mechanical, electrical, materials and chemical engineering applications. (454 VIDEO ARTICLES)

Jove Science Education. Engineering.

Jove Science Education. Engineering provides key concepts and fundamental techniques in Engineering - Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering. Aeronautical Engineering (launched in October 2019).

Discovery tool: 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.

 Advanced Search    Find e-books & e-journals     LibGuides     e-Wits Catalogue

Tutorials for Electronic Resources

LibKey trial


Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID


PLEASE NOTE: The SEARCH block/functionality is currently not working. If you have the number of the standard/s you need you can however browse the COMPLETE LIST OF STANDARDS (underneath the SEARCH block) and download the standard you need.


Provides full text access to the complete collection of national regulations and guidelines issued by the South African Bureau of Standards. The standards are specifications, codes of practice, and standardized methods that relate to products or commodities. They include descriptions of the commodities, their method of manufacture, handling, materials, properties and other relevant aspects. Wits University has full-text access to the complete collection of SABS standards

Terms & conditions of use: The standards are for non-commercial use by authorised users only. Users are alerted to the fact that the systematic downloading of content, retention of substantial portions of content and the transmission of online content to mailing lists is strictly prohibited. 


Technical Reports

Mining Journal and Mining Magazine

Theses & Dissertations


For more information on Open Access ETDs see the following LibGuide: Scholarly Research & Related Resources. Refer to the page/tab on Research Support/Resources:ETDs and Scholarly Repositories.

Knovel Unit Converter

Knovel provides a web-bassed engineering unit converter which integrates technical information with analytical and search tools.  Designed to increase calculation efficiency while maintaining high levels of accuracy, this tool is freely available and is accessible on desktop and mobile platforms.

This release of Knovel Unit Converter includes over 1000 units and performs maths functions. Engineers can create custom units by selecting and combining appropriate units. Knovel Unit Converter incorporates a full-fledged maths engine.

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