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  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc. <br /> KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept. <br /> We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching. <br /> Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search <br /> What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area <br />
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc. <br /> KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept. <br /> We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching. <br /> Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search <br /> What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area <br />
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc. <br /> KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept. <br /> We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching. <br /> Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search <br /> What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area <br />
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc. <br /> KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept. <br /> We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching. <br /> Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search <br /> What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area <br />
  • Now let’s translate our table of keywords into the language of Boolean logic : <br /> Use OR when putting in words in the SAME CONCEPT <br /> Use brackets to keep words in the same concept together <br /> Use AND to tell the computer to COMBINE the different concepts <br />

Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop Presentation Transcript

  • INTRODUCTION TO UCT LIBRARIES PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN 2014 E-mail: jen.eidelman@uct.ac.za Telephone: 021 650 2773 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License .
  • What you can expect to learn today  Save Time – Learn what the libraries have to offer & how to use the library resources. http://www.lib.uct.ac.za  Work efficiently - Learn how to search effectively http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-databases  Keep up to date - Learn how to get Alerts to your email account and to Save Searches. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate  Be organized. Organise the results of your searches. - Introducing RefWorks to organise your work and create a reference list / reference help. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworks http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-referencing  How to Write up http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-writing
  • LIBRARY WEB PAGE: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za This is where you will find a link to your Subject Guide
  • LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDE These are your subject guides: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/oceanography
  • ALEPH – Library catalogue http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
  • New Library web site coming soon PREVIEW
  • ALEPH – Library catalogue How to find a book: See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-findbooks
  • Insert your student or staff number here Your password is your year of birth in the following format: YYYYMMDD e.g. 19801205
  • Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this book: Encyclopedia of ocean sciences. What is the shelf number?
  • Pezza, A.B. (2012) Author and date of publication Severe heat waves in southern Australia: synoptic climatology and large scale connections. Title of article Climate Dynamics 38:209-224 Journal name volume no:pages
  • Griffiths, C.L. 2009. A brief history of marine bio-invasions in South Africa. African zoology 44(2):241-247. Is it available in print at UCT Libraries? Is it available online?
  • SEARCHING DATABASES 1. Write down your topic in its simplest form Then break it up into CONCEPTS. The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 3
  • 2. Think of KEY WORDS that describe each of your concepts : The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 POLLUTION MARINE CONTAMINATION OCEAN SEWAGE SEA OIL CONCEPT 3 CONCEPT 3 BIODIVERSITY
  • 3. Construct your search strategy  Boolean logic provides the language you use to structure your keyword search … the search engine needs to know how your search terms relate to each other  In Boolean searching, you make use of the three Boolean operators: AND OR NOT
  • Use AND to combine different concepts : pollution AND ocean
  • OR Use to enter keywords for the same (single) concept : ocean OR marine OR sea
  • Use NOT to get rid of unwanted results : cetacea NOT dolphins
  • The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 3 POLLUTION CONTAMINATION SEWAGE OIL MARINE OCEAN SEA BIODIVERSITY POLLUTION OR CONTAMINATION OR SEWAGE OR OIL MARINE AND OR OCEAN OR SEA AND BIODIVERSITY
  • 4. Type your search strategy into the database search screen ONE SEARCH BOX: Use brackets to separate your concepts (POLLUTION OR CONTAMINATION OR OIL OR SEWAGE) AND (OCEAN OR SEA OR MARINE) AND BIODIVERSITY STRUCTURED SCREEN: POLLUTION OR CONTAMINATION OR OIL OR SEWAGE MARINE OR OCEAN OR SEA BIODIVERSITY
  • Change drop down menu to topic Change timespan to limit your search to specific years
  • Choose how to sort your results Refine results here
  • Click on FULL TEXT and then SFX
  • SFX will tell you if the article is available in full text or not. The full text is available from ScienceDirect Click on the GO button. There is also a link here to the library catalogue (ALEPH) if you want to see if the print version is available.
  • Click on Download PDF to get the full text.
  • Save the article to your computer
  • Tick the box. Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
  • ARE YOU STILL WITH ME? Photo by Jen Eidelman
  • Useful databases: ScienceDirect Scopus Web of Science Waters and Oceans Worldwide Biological Abstracts Zoological Record Biol & Agric Index Africa-Wide: NiPad Environment Abstracts JSTOR (Journal archive)
  • If you’re off campus you can still access UCT Libraries Catalogue, Databases, RefWorks and other resources from the library page http://ezproxy.uct.ac.za Photo by Jen Eidelman
  • Finding material in UCT Libraries : ALEPH (library catalogue), E-Journal portal, Subject Guides Doing your literature search : DATABASES (Boolean searching) Retrieving materials: SFX; ALEPH, SABINET; Interlibrary Loans Organising your results : RefWorks. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworks Writing help : See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-writing Referencing help. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-referencing Keeping up to date : Current Awareness; Alerting services. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate Off-campus access: Use the . button on the library page
  • Thank you!