What is a Subject Portal?

A “subject portal” is an online gateway that helps users to quickly and efficiently find reliable, scholarly subject-based information in one place.

To go to a specific subject portal click on the portals listed on the right.

The following is a general portal for all departments:


All Departments


English Dictionaries

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Free Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online


Speciality Dictionaries





AllConferences.com - Directory of Conferences, Conventions, Workshops, etc

NamDirectory.com - Finding people, places and businesses



Answers.com International Portal

Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)

High Beam free Encyclopedia

Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia


Currency Converters

FX Converter: Converts over 164 currencies

XE.com: Converts 180 currencies in over 250 locations


Job Sites

ICJ (International Careers and Jobs): Namibia link

Monster.com Job Search


Career Development

Mind Tools for Career Development

Monster.com Career Advice


Research Guides

Research Proposals

Developing the research Proposal

Thesis Proposals: A brief guide

Writing the Research Proposal


Research Methods

Basic Business Research Methods

ICAAP: Methods in Evaluation and Social Research

MCLI: Research Methods in the Social and Natural Sciences

UBC: Research Methods on the Web

Yenza: Research Methods


Literature Review

Conducting a Literature Review

Doing a Literature Search & Review

How to Write a Literature Review

Tips on Conducting a Literature Review


Dissertations & Theses

How to Write a PhD Thesis


Project Planning & Management

Project Kickstart: Project Management Tips

Project Management

Project Planning and Management Tools


Scholarly Research Sites

AJOL (African Journals Online)

Google Book Search

Google Scholar

Highwire Press: Stanford University

Polytechnic Library Alphabetical List of e-Resources

Polytechnic Library e-Resources by Subject

Polytechnic Library Online Journals


Subject Directories/Gateways

Academic Info: Subject Directory of University Level Internet Resources

BUBL: Information Service for Higher Education Community

Digital Librarian: A Librarian`s choice of the best of the web

Infomine: Scholarly Internet Research Collections

InterDok: Directory of Published Conference Proceedings

Internet Public Library: University of Michigan

Intute: Web Resources for Social Sciences and Business

LII (Librarians` Internet Index)

PINAKES - A Subject Launch-pad

Portals of the World

Voice of the Shuttle: For Humanities Research

WWW Virtual Library: Subject Guides to Specialized Areas


Citation Guides

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

CBE (Council of Biology Editors) Style

Chicago Manual of Style Online Guide

CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style

Harvard Style by Karin de Jager - UCT

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Miscellaneous Citation Style Guides

Polytechnic Library: Find Citation Guides


Copyright, IP and Patent Issues

Copyright & Neighboring Rights Protection Act 6 of 1994 (Namibia)

Copyright Protection

Patents: General Information

Patent Registration in Namibia

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)


Online Learning

MIT Open Courseware

MIT Sloan School of Management Online Courses


Publishers` Catalogues and websites

Addison-Wesley (Pearson)

Amazon Books

Blackwell Publishing

CUP (Cambridge University Press)

Harvard Business Online

McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishers

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of technology) Press

OUP (Oxford University Press)

Palgrave Macmillan Publishers

Prentice-Hall (Pearson)

Routledge - Including Taylor & Francis and Frank Cass

Springer Publishing: includes Kluwer Academic Publishers

Thomson - Including Brooks/Cole and Wadsworth

Government Organizations


Customs and Excise

National Institute for Educational Development

National Planning Commission

Office of the Auditor General

VAT in Namibia


Government of Namibia

GIPF (Government Institutions Pension Fund)

NCCI (Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

NEPRU (Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit)

Parliament of Namibia



Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

•Ministry of Defence

•Ministry of Education

•Ministry of Finance

•Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources

•Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information & Broadcasting

•Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare

•Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration

•Ministry of Justice & the Attorney General

•Ministry of Labour & Social Welfare

•Ministry of Mines & Energy

•Ministry of Works, Transport & Communication


National Qualifications Authorities

NQA (Namibia Qualifications Authority)

SAQA (South african Qualifications Authority)

NQAI (National Qualifications Authority Ireland)

NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)

QCA (Qualifications and curriculum Authority) - UK

SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)


Newspapers & Magazines


Informante Free Community Newspaper


Namibia Economist

Namibia News

New Era

Southern Times



Africa Economies

Africa Online

Economic Times: International Business

Financial Mail Johannesburg

Traders Publication

Mail and Guardian

Business Day Johannesburg

Business Report South Africa

Other African Related News Resources

Star Newspaper: South Africa


Business Week

Financial Times



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