Research Resources


Free access to academic fulltext publications

JSTOR Archives


Lists of Potential Academic Conferences

Below follows some addresses where Conference Alerts are supplied.

General lists of conferences - select your field and drill down.

Searchable database of conferences

Information Retrieval type conferences

Search Engine, practitioner oriented conferences


The world's Top Universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been published by the Graduate School of Education (Formerly the Institute of Higher Education), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (GSE-SJTU).

Lists of Department of Education
accredited Journals

Academics in South Africa should attempt to have their work published only in DoE accredited journals. Any journal whose title appears in any one of the 3 lists below is DoE accredited. Published articles earn 1 unit for the university - for 2008 this unit amounted to R88 000.

To download the actual Excel files with the 3x Journal lists:

- IBSS List (420 kb)
- ISI List (1.8 Mb)
- SA List (148 kb)

To visit the websites with the latest versions of these lists:

- IBSS Website
- ISI Website
- SA Website

Harvard Referencing

Academic writing should be supported with correctly documented references. The Bibliography/References is the backbone of research writing, and should be compiled correctly and consistently, according to established academic and bibliographic stylistic conventions. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology uses the Harvard style of bibliographic citation.

Harvard for beginners

Online Journals related to Website Visibility, Search Engines and Information Retrieval

The links below lead to online versions (partially or in full) of academic journals in IS/IT, and specifically on the WWW.

- Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web
- Communications of the ACM
- Information Research
- Information Technology and Libraries
- South African Journal of Information Management
- South African Journal Of Libraries And Information Science
- MIS Quarterly
- Webology

The ISWorld list of top IS Journals

One of a number of authorities in the world on the quality of IS/MIS Journals is Carol Saunders' list

MIS Journal Rankings