The SAMRC Information Services Division (ISD) supports health and medical research by providing library and information services to staff as well as to external researchers and organisations.
|SAMRC information specialists conduct literature searches, with the cost of this service depending on the requested databases.|
|Provision of Impact Factors|
The SAMRC subscribes to the Journal Citation Report database (Science and Social Science editions), which enable access to over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals.
|Document delivery services|
The SAMRC sources bibliographic material locally and internationally and delivers it via post or email. (Complete the form)
|Interlibrary lending FAQ|
The SAMRC’s interlibrary lending service provides researchers with photocopies, books and other material not available at other institutions.
Who qualifies for interlibrary lending?
How to submit requests?
How long will delivery take?
Are there limits to what can be sourced?
Certain categories of material are not readily available through interlibrary lending (e.g. rare books, special collections, audio-visual materials, reference works and entire issues of periodicals). Photocopies can be made of these documents (subject to the Copyright Act 98 of 1978). Copyright law limits copies to no more than one article from a single issue and no more than 10% of the specific issue to be copied for the same client.
What is the loan period?
Who must the material be returned to?
Material may be borrowed from the SAMRC’s resource centre:
Need any support or help? Email/call us.
|Ordering books and journals|
To order and purchase publications or bibliographical resources, please contact the SAMRC’s information specialists.
|Ms Natasha Langdown
Tel. +27 (0) 21 938 0470
|Ms Merle Pietersen
Tel. +27 (0) 21 938 0658
|Ms Sharleen Lategan
Tel. +27 (0) 21 938 0435