Research support

Registered students and academics involved with research have various resources available to their specific research needs.

Personal librarians

Personal librarians are responsible for assistance with research needs

Research Data Management

Research data management concerns the organisation of data, from its entry to the research cycle through to the dissemination and archiving of valuable results

Literature Search Service

Information Search Librarians offer advice on the most appropriate information resources to consult in order to find information on your specific topic or area of interest.

Research Commons

The Research Commons is on level 4 of the library and provides a congenial environment for Unisa researchers.

Unisa Institutional Repository

The Unisa Institutional Repository (UnisaIR) is an open digital archive of scholarly, intellectual and research output of the University of South Africa.

Publish open access

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.


Guidance to researchers in creating and maintaining an online presence on the Web. Attention will be given to developing an online presence with focus on the formal researcher e-profiles an online research presence using social media tools and platforms.

Quality journals

DHET accredited journal list for publications