African Journal Archive content integrated into Sabinet Reference platform

The content of the African Journal Archive has been integrated with the Sabinet Reference platform (http://reference.sabinet.co.za).

It is now possible to search for information in this archive together with Sabinet’s South African and African electronic journals from a single search page (http://www.ajarchive.org). Users can also search for items contained in the archive separately from other online journal content.

The content is completely open access and the full text is available to anyone searching the archive – no subscription or registration is required.

Currently 49 of the 182 titles making up the archive have been loaded on the platform – the rest will follow in the very near future.

The African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in the Sciences, the Social Sciences and Humanities and was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The archive provides access to a multi-disciplinary, multi-country digital archive of Africa’s research and cultural heritage contained in its journal literature with some articles dating back to 1902. For more information about the archive and the project, please go to http://www.ajarchive.org.

The inclusion of the African Journal Archive data on the Sabinet Reference platform means that the additional functionality provided by the platform can now also be used for the retrieval and storage of relevant information. This functionality includes: facets to facilitate the refining of search results; efficient keyword searching; relevance ranking; display of related items (items from other databases which contain the same search terms); an Action List, where selected records can be saved for a session from where printing, emailing or exporting can be carried out; mySabinet – each user’s personal space for saving searches or lists and sharing these with other mySabinet users; mobile access from smartphones or tablets. With the addition of these titles from the African Journal Archive, Sabinet is creating a resource containing more than 300 000 full-text articles from African journals.

Please contact Support at info@sabinet.co.za if you have any questions or experience any difficulties with accessing the archive.