Library Director's Welcome Message
Date Released : 05/02/2018"The Rhodes University Library is one such entity and we pride ourselves on being your study partner during the course of your academic journey"
Information Literacy tutorials
Date Released : 17/02/2017Information Literacy tutorials will be held Monday to Thursday afternoons, in the Xstrata Training Room, Level 2, Main Library
Rhodes Libraries Opening Hours - Term Time
Date Released : 17/10/2016Please be advised of the Term Time opening hours of Rhodes Libraries, with effect, Monday 12 February 2018.
Rhodes Library now subscribes to PressReader!
Date Released : 27/11/2017Accessing more than 7000 newspapers and magazines from 100+ countries in 60+ languages, on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices
Welcome to the New RefWorks!
Date Released : 31/01/2018A new version of RefWorks (New RefWorks) has recently been launched by the developers, ProQuest.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias - A Community of Scholars
Date Released : 24/01/2018The Oxford Research Encyclopedias have been developed to address the need for contextual information at the start of a research project on an unfamiliar topic...
NewsBank: Access World News
Date Released : 13/11/2017This comprehensive collection of full-text news sources provides extensive coverage at every level—local, state, regional, national and international, from over 140 countries on six continents...
Rhodes Library O-Week Competition
Rhodes Library O-Week Information Literacy Workshops
Date Released : 05/02/2018Please remember to sign up for the Information Literacy workshops at the Information Commons, Level 2
NewsBank: Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
Date Released : 13/11/2017Nowhere is the worldwide reaction to apartheid captured as thoroughly as in Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996...
Rhodes Libraries Vacation Time Hours
Date Released : 24/11/2017Vacation Times will be applied from Monday, 08 January 2018, until the 11 February 2018
Naxos Music Library
Date Released : 07/09/2017Naxos Music Library - Classical, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Pop & Rock, Gospel, World, & Nostalgia music… Wide range of standard and specialist repertoire
Current Awareness Subject Guide
Date Released : 23/08/2017This Guide is designed to bring to your notice a wide range of topical, general interest stories and more...
African Writers Series
Date Released : 10/06/2015African Writers Series online edition includes over 250 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose, including works by Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Nelson Mandela and many more...
Date Released : 14/08/2017The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
Date Released : 02/08/2017Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, with bibliometrics tools to track, analyze and visualize research
Oxford Scholarship Online
Date Released : 29/05/2015Oxford Scholarship Online provides access to the full-text of over 10,000 academic works in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine and law.
Setting up My Library Account - Step by Step Guide
Rhodes Libraries - Term Time Hours
Date Released : 17/03/2016Please be advised of the Library Term opening hours as of Monday, 17 July 2017
Date Released : 16/05/2017oaFindr is not only the world's largest integrated open access discovery platform, it's also the best-performing discovery tool with the highest-quality, expertly curated, openly available content
What's New in WEB OF SCIENCE?
Date Released : 17/05/2016Explore the Emerging Sources Citation Index, which will extend the universe of publications in Web of Science and include high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields.
Date Released : 06/10/2016Open Gazettes is the largest freely available online collection of gazettes in South Africa. Gazettes are a critical source of information and record of South African history.
Information Literacy Workshops!
Rhodes Library welcomes new staff member
Date Released : 20/01/2017Rhodes University Library is pleased to welcome our new staff member, Ms Molly Chikafa, Faculty Liaison Librarian.
Past Exam Papers
Date Released : 10/06/2016Please be advised that the Past Exam Papers are on RU Connected - 2 years papers sanctioned for release by Departments.
Top 10 Exam Preparation Tips
Date Released : 14/10/2015Preparing for exams? Give yourself the best chance with these top ten study tips.Don't leave it until the last minute. While some students do seem to thrive on last-minute 'cramming', it's widely accepted that for most of us, this is not the best way to approach an exam.
Date Released : 18/08/2016BMI Research monitors 51 African countries, keeping you up-to date on key market developments via economic forecasts, political outlooks, key industry growth trends and analysis of regulatory regimes, company strategy, competitive landscapes and operational risks
Rhodes Libraries welcome new staff member
Date Released : 10/08/2016RUL welcomes new staff member Ms Ayanda Qomfo, Faculty Liaison Librarian.
Routledge Handbooks Online
Date Released : 25/07/2016Routledge Handbooks Online brings together the world’s leading scholars to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities, while at the same time providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today.
Date Released : 25/07/2016Nowhere is the worldwide reaction to apartheid captured as thoroughly as in Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996. This fully searchable digitized collection contains thousands of translated news broadcasts and publications, written by both the people who experienced apartheid and those around the world who watched, reacted to and analyzed it.
Letter to Alumni, parents, donors and Funders of Rhodes University
Date Released : 20/07/2016Over the past two weeks print and electronic media have reported on what has been characterised as a ‘financial crisis at Rhodes’. I thought it would be appropriate that I contextualise the recent reportage on Rhodes University.
Eastern African Journal of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
Date Released : 09/06/2016A print journal received as a donation from the St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza, TZ. The Journal publishes original , peer-reviewed research articles and conference reviews.
Focus Group - 1st Years
Date Released : 15/07/2016Focus Group - 1st Years. How did you cope with the June exams? Do you need help? Group discussion to be held in the first week of term.
Student IT Helpdesk
Date Released : 03/02/2016Student IT Helpdesk: a free computer carry-in service for software and network related issues
Date Released : 06/06/2016Please be advised of the upcoming maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 7 June 2016, beginning at 08:00 GMT - lasting for up to 12 hours.
Amnesty Week 14-18 March 2016
Date Released : 14/03/2016As part of the South African Library Week celebrations , the Rhodes Library embarks on a FINE FREE WEEK (Amnesty) from the 14-18 March 2016. Fines will be waived for all overdue items.
Library Director's Welcome Message
Date Released : 04/02/2016"The Rhodes University Library is committed to the pursuit of knowledge by connecting people to resources that contribute to the intellectual development of responsible citizens”
Library Orientation Week 2016
The Amazing Place!
Rhodes Library website under construction
Date Released : 13/01/2016The Rhodes University Library Website is currently under construction due to the Terminal 4 upgrade. Some of the links may not be accessible during this process.
Rhodes University Libraries Vacation Hours
Date Released : 27/11/2015Please be informed that the Rhodes University Libraries will be adopting vacation hours, commencing from the 27 November 2015 up until the 14 February 2016
Date Released : 21/09/2015The award-winning Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. Our constantly growing collection meets the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools.
Thousands of nature.com articles available in September
Date Released : 01/09/2015This September, all students at Rhodes University can benefit from unlimited access to articles via nature.com. Providing over 130 different academic journals in a wealth of research fields, nature.com sees visits from over 6 million users every month
Getting published: What distinguishes a good manuscript from a bad one?
Date Released : 27/08/2015Your role is changing. Researchers today need to secure funding, collaborate, share data, publish results, commercialize research and demonstrate impact. Early career researchers in particular are under significant pressures and Elsevier is committed to supporting you on your way to publishing a world class journal article or book and developing your career as a successful professional researcher.
Cape Town Declaration (2015)
Date Released : 24/08/2015Ministers and country representatives from Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire Lesotho, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan and Swaziland met to discuss the status of libraries and implementation of access to information agenda at a meeting on 14 August 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa—just ahead of IFLA WLIC (World Library and Information Congress) 2015.
81st IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Cape Town, 15-21 August 2015
Date Released : 12/08/2015South Africa is host to the 81st IFLA World Library and Information Congress being held in Cape Town from 15-21 August 2015 with the theme “Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation”.
Gale Artemis: Literary Sources
Date Released : 05/08/2015An integrated research experience, Artemis Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.
Searching Databases by subject or the A-Z Databases via the library homepage?
New appointment: Ms Sindi Gule
Date Released : 06/07/2015Congratulations to Ms Sindi Gule who has been appointed as Librarian: Alastair Kerr Law Library from 01 July 2015
Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy
Date Released : 28/06/2015Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy: An overview of library and information services in South Africa. Since the establishment of the first public library in 1818, the South African library and information services landscape has also been a reflection of the socio-political order and developments in the country.
“Connect with your Personal Librarian”
Date Released : 25/03/2015During South African Library Week (SALW), the Personal Librarians at Rhodes University Library took part in an intervention which was linked to the SALW theme, “Connect @your library”. This intervention was an attempt to reach out to Undergraduate students so that they would begin to see the Library as an enabling environment that supports their learning.
Library Place of Knowledge
Date Released : 19/01/2015Indawo yolwazi (place of knowledge) in pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement.
South African Library Week 2015
Date Released : 23/02/2015The theme “Connect @ your library” resonates with the belief that libraries connect people to each other, to knowledge and information, to print and electronic resources, to technology and professional support.
Meet your new Principal Librarian: Science & Pharmacy
Date Released : 26/01/2015Ms Thandiwe Menze, has been appointed as the Principal Faculty Librarian: Science and Pharmacy as of 01 January 2015. Ms Menze will be working closely with the Faculty of Science & Pharmacy in support of teaching and research.
Improving publishing skills of young academics
Date Released : 03/08/2015Elsevier, in collaboration with the Rhodes University, are pleased to invite you to attend an Author Seminar "Strategies to increase the quality and the impact of scientific publications".
Access South Africa
Date Released : 08/03/2016The largest collection of 130 current South African news sources from 1986 to today, Access South Africa provides in-depth coverage of local and regional issues and events from across the country
Information Literacy Tutorials
Date Released : 12/02/2016Information Literacy is a tool for a successful life of learning, of creating new ideas and solving problems. Information Literacy can be defined as the ability to identify information, to access and find it, evaluate it and use it. Not all information is relevant or useful, so skills are needed to evaluate and select useful information.
Rhodes Libraries - Opening Hours on Public Holidays
Date Released : 15/02/2016Please be advised that Rhodes Main & Law Libraries will be open on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (Freedom Day), on Sunday, 1 May 2016 (Worker's Day) and on Monday, 2 May 2016 (Public Holiday)
2016 National Arts Festival Programme
Date Released : 28/06/2016The 2016 National Arts Festival programme, (30 June – 10 July 2016) is here! Drama, dance, cabaret, comedy, film, music, magic...
Local Government Elections 2016
Date Released : 01/08/2016Please be advised that the Main Library & The Law Library will be open on Election Day, 3 August 2016.
Date Released : 18/08/2016Rhodes University currently has full access to The Business & Management Collection of 950 online video lectures and case studies by recognizable leading world experts. Topics include marketing, management, finance, accounting, strategy and more.
National Day of Action!
Date Released : 06/10/2016National Day of Action - Let's build a united front for quality, transformative higher education! Rhodes Libraries will be closing between 12:15 - 14:00 in solidarity with the National Day of Action
Student Employment 2017!
Date Released : 04/10/2016Rhodes University Library invites applications for Student Assistants positions in 2017 at the Main Library, Law Library & Education Resource Centre
Rhodes University Library Year-End Closure (16 December 2016 - 03 January 2017)
Date Released : 14/12/2016Please be advised that the Library will be closing on the 15 December 2016, and will re-open on the 04 January 2017. This will include the 24 hour section as well.
Wiley Online Textbooks
Date Released : 04/11/2016Wiley Online is supporting Rhodes University students by providing free access for a period of 30 days to electronic versions of six prescribed Wiley textbooks!
Postgraduate Commons - Extended Hours until midnight!
Date Released : 05/09/2016Please be advised that the Postgraduate Commons hours (Monday – Thursday), will be extended for the 4th term, 2016.
New Parents visit to the Rhodes Main Library
Date Released : 08/02/2017New Parents are welcome to visit the Rhodes Main Library for a tour, Sunday 12 February 2017, from 08:30 - 13:00
Rhodes Libraries Opening Hours - Human Rights Day, Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Date Released : 15/03/2017Please be advised that the Main Library & The Alastair Kerr Law Library will be open on Human Rights Day, Tuesday, 21 March 2017
South African Library Week, 18 - 26 March, 2017
Date Released : 22/03/2017The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is celebrating South African Library Week from 18 - 26 March 2017 with the theme “My Library, Your Library“
Library Amnesty Week, 18 - 25 March, 2017
Rhodes Library O-Week Competition!
Date Released : 13/02/2017A competition for all New First Year students! Participate in the Amazing Place activity and place your entry form in the Box at the table next to the Main Library's entrance gate before 17:00 on Friday, 17 February 2017
Rhodes Libraries Opening Times - Freedom Day & Workers Day
Date Released : 24/08/2016Please be advised of the Library Opening Times on Freedom Day & Workers Day
Date Released : 23/08/2017Please take note of the Rhodes Libraries' vacation hours commencing on Friday, 25 August 2017 – Sunday, 03 September 2017
Research Week @ Rhodes University Library, 8-12th May, 2017
Date Released : 23/04/2017In support of Emerging African Academics and Researchers - Rhodes University Library is proud to invite you to their first Research Week event
Karger eJournal Collection
Date Released : 02/05/2017Karger eJournal Collection - comprises over 100 biomedical online journals including Open Access titles, covering all disciplines of human medicine and related sciences
RU Research Week, 8 May 2017: Internalisation of Research: Professor Tebello Nyokong
Date Released : 04/05/2017Professor Nyokong will present the keynote address at the launch of Rhodes University’s first Research Week on Monday, 8th May 2017
RU Research Week, 9 May 2017: Building your Research Toolkit
Date Released : 08/05/2017Professor Sioux McKenna : Do you know who I am? Building a collaborative academic space in an era of individualism
RU Research Week, 10 May 2017: Engaging with Traditional and Social Research Practices
Date Released : 08/05/2017Fiona Bester: Supporting research and innovation at Rhodes University: Library as the hub of the University
RU Research Week, 11 May 2017: Measuring the IMPACT of your research
RU Research Week, 12 May 2017: Raising the visibility of your research
Access South Africa
Date Released : 08/05/2017The largest collection of 130 current South African news sources from 1986 to today, Access South Africa provides in-depth coverage of local and regional issues and events from across the country
Date Released : 09/05/2017ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and more
Rhodes Libraries June Exam Opening Hours
Exam Preparation & Tips
Date Released : 23/05/2017Information Literacy sessions on Exam preparation and Tips will be running from Monday, 22nd May until Friday, 26th May 2017
Rhodes Libraries - Vacation Time Hours
Date Released : 21/06/2017Please be advised of the vacation time hours with effect, Friday, 23 June 2017 to Sunday, 16 July 2017
Elsevier Workshop - Research at Rhodes University
Date Released : 26/07/2017We extend an invitation for you to attend an Elsevier Workshop with Lucia Schoombee (Elsevier Consultant–Research Intelligence (Africa)) in collaboration with Rhodes Library
Women's Day 2017
Date Released : 07/08/2017Please be advised of the Library Opening Times on Women's Day, Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Routledge Performance Archive
Date Released : 15/08/2017The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource providing unique access to an unprecedented range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance.
Date Released : 24/08/2017Nano : The Nature Research solution for nanotechnology. Nano is a unique source providing highly indexed and structured information related to nanomaterials & devices in over 200,000 curated profiles
Date Released : 21/09/2017Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community
Rhodes Libraries Opening Hours: 24 & 25 September 2017
Date Released : 22/09/2017Kindly be informed that the Main Library and Alastair Kerr Law Library will open Sunday – Monday, 24-25 September 2017, at the following times
Open Access Week @ Rhodes Library
Date Released : 26/09/2017Rhodes University Library is hosting their annual Open Access Week during 2nd-6th October 2017
Rhodes Library Student Assistant Jobs 2018
Date Released : 02/10/2017Rhodes University Library invites applications for Student Assistants positions in 2018 at the following sections
Access to Library Electronic Resources
Date Released : 17/01/2018Please be advised that access to all Library Electronic Resources has been restored!