BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2014
Database resources for Biological Sciences
PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN
UCT LIBRARIES
2014
E-mail: j...
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2014 - Database resources
 Where do I find the Databases?
 Access from the library page: http://www....
WHERE TO START? - Subject Guide
On the Library Web Page:
http://www.lib.uct.ac.za

This is where you will find a link to y...
LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDES

This is your subject guide:
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science
Databases for Biological Science

http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-databases
Database searching

Remember to think carefully about your search
terms and use the following search operators
(Boolean op...
Databases: SCOPUS
You do not have to sign in to use these databases, but if you register you can
create your own profile, ...
Databases: SCOPUS

• Search for articles using search terms in the search boxes
• Add more search boxes if you like
• Chan...
Databases: SCOPUS

• 30 documents found
• Refine results on left of page
• Read the full text or click on SFX to see avail...
Databases: SCOPUS – SFX explained

The SFX screen will tell you
if the article is available in
full text or not.
It also t...
Databases: SCOPUS

• Set a search Alert to your mailbox
Databases: SCOPUS

• Find saved searches in ‘Settings’
• Manage Alerts etc.
Databases: SCOPUS

• Export selected article(s) to a
Bibliographic Manager e.g. RefWorks
Databases: SCOPUS

• Click on the
Refworks
direct export
link
• Click Export
• Exports
bibliographic
details to
RefWorks
Direct Import to RefWorks

The RefWorks login screen
will open if you have not
logged in previously
Direct Import to RefWorks
Databases: SCOPUS

• Find an author
Databases: SCOPUS

• Click on the hyperlink to view documents
Databases: SCOPUS

• Find more help using the
tutorials/videos offered in
the Scopus Database
Change drop down
menu to topic

Change timespan to limit your search
to specific years
Choose how to sort the
results of your search

Refine results of search
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...
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
Click on the ‘Search History’ tab
And then click on ‘Save History’
Give your search a name
Click ‘Save’
Click on ‘My Tools’ and then
‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to
see all your saved searches
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST
Click on ‘Sign in’ to register .
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST

If you create a personalised account you
can save searches , create al...
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST
You are logged in to your account – see the
‘MY’ banner on the EBSCOHos...
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST

Search tips:
• Use the OR operator to broaden your
search and to find ...
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST

You can refine your search here.
Use the slide ruler to choose the dat...
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST

There is a drop-down menu of the different search
fields. For example ...
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST

Click on the HELP button for more
information about this database and ...
Databases:
Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST

There are many databases hosted on the EBSCO
platform. Click on ‘Choos...
Databases:
EBSCOHOST

You may choose
to search in any of
these databases
by checking the
box and then click
OK.
INTERLIBRARY LOANS

http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans/

You can
request items
that are not
available at...
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate
Thank you!
Jen.Eidelman@uct.ac.za
Database resources for biological sciences 2014
Database resources for biological sciences 2014
Database resources for biological sciences 2014
Database resources for biological sciences 2014
Database resources for biological sciences 2014
Database resources for biological sciences 2014
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Database resources for biological sciences 2014

  1. 1. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2014 Database resources for Biological Sciences PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN UCT LIBRARIES 2014 E-mail: jen.eidelman@uct.ac.za Telephone: 021 650 2773 Please contact me for individual and/or group research consultations or for any library queries. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. 2. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2014 - Database resources  Where do I find the Databases?  Access from the library page: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za  Search & Find Databases A-Z OR  Research Help SUBJECT GUIDE Biological Science Click on the tab: Databases – finding articles in journals http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-databases  SCOPUS / WEB OF SCIENCE / WATERS & OCEANS WORLDWIDE  Export references to RefWorks http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworks  Keeping up to date : Current Awareness; Alerting services http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate  Interlibrary Loans http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans/
  3. 3. WHERE TO START? - Subject Guide On the Library Web Page: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za This is where you will find a link to your Subject Guide:
  4. 4. LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDES This is your subject guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science
  5. 5. Databases for Biological Science http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-databases
  6. 6. Database searching Remember to think carefully about your search terms and use the following search operators (Boolean operators) to limit and refine your search: • • • AND to find records containing all terms OR to find records containing any of the terms NOT to exclude records containing certain words from your search
  7. 7. Databases: SCOPUS You do not have to sign in to use these databases, but if you register you can create your own profile, save searches and create alerts.
  8. 8. Databases: SCOPUS • Search for articles using search terms in the search boxes • Add more search boxes if you like • Change the date range if you want to limit your search
  9. 9. Databases: SCOPUS • 30 documents found • Refine results on left of page • Read the full text or click on SFX to see availability at UCT • Save your search (search can be re-run in ‘Settings’) • Set Alert
  10. 10. Databases: SCOPUS – SFX explained The SFX screen will tell you if the article is available in full text or not. It also tells you in which database the article is indexed. In this case it is available from DOAJ and from PubMed Central. Click on the GO button to get the full text.
  11. 11. Databases: SCOPUS • Set a search Alert to your mailbox
  12. 12. Databases: SCOPUS • Find saved searches in ‘Settings’ • Manage Alerts etc.
  13. 13. Databases: SCOPUS • Export selected article(s) to a Bibliographic Manager e.g. RefWorks
  14. 14. Databases: SCOPUS • Click on the Refworks direct export link • Click Export • Exports bibliographic details to RefWorks
  15. 15. Direct Import to RefWorks The RefWorks login screen will open if you have not logged in previously
  16. 16. Direct Import to RefWorks
  17. 17. Databases: SCOPUS • Find an author
  18. 18. Databases: SCOPUS • Click on the hyperlink to view documents
  19. 19. Databases: SCOPUS • Find more help using the tutorials/videos offered in the Scopus Database
  20. 20. Change drop down menu to topic Change timespan to limit your search to specific years
  21. 21. Choose how to sort the results of your search Refine results of search here
  22. 22. Click on FULL TEXT and then SFX
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. Click on Download PDF to get the full text.
  25. 25. Save the article to your computer
  26. 26. Tick the box. Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
  27. 27. Click on the ‘Search History’ tab And then click on ‘Save History’ Give your search a name Click ‘Save’
  28. 28. Click on ‘My Tools’ and then ‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to see all your saved searches
  29. 29. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST Click on ‘Sign in’ to register .
  30. 30. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST If you create a personalised account you can save searches , create alerts and more.
  31. 31. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST You are logged in to your account – see the ‘MY’ banner on the EBSCOHost logo. Choose ‘Advanced Search’ to start
  32. 32. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST Search tips: • Use the OR operator to broaden your search and to find similar concepts • The use of truncation: Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *. EBSCOhost finds all forms of that word. For example, type comput* to find the words computer or computing.
  33. 33. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST You can refine your search here. Use the slide ruler to choose the date range and then click ‘Update’ Check the box for different types of material
  34. 34. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST There is a drop-down menu of the different search fields. For example you can search by ‘Taxonomic names’
  35. 35. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST Click on the HELP button for more information about this database and to get help with searching.
  36. 36. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST There are many databases hosted on the EBSCO platform. Click on ‘Choose Database’ to see a list of all the databases.
  37. 37. Databases: EBSCOHOST You may choose to search in any of these databases by checking the box and then click OK.
  38. 38. INTERLIBRARY LOANS http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans/ You can request items that are not available at UCT via UCT Libraries Interlibrary Loans Department.
  39. 39. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate
  40. 40. Thank you! Jen.Eidelman@uct.ac.za

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