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  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Now let’s translate our table of keywords into the language of Boolean logic :
    Use OR when putting in words in the SAME CONCEPT
    Use brackets to keep words in the same concept together
    Use AND to tell the computer to COMBINE the different concepts
  • Stats honours 2014

    1. 1. 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 .
    2. 2. 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/stats-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/stats-referencing  How to Write up http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats-writing-guide
    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 GUIDE This is your library guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats
    5. 5. Statistical Sciences Library Guide http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats
    6. 6. New Library web site coming soon PREVIEW
    7. 7. ALEPH – Library catalogue http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
    8. 8. Statistical Sciences Library guide: Finding Books
    9. 9. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function How to find a book: See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats-finding-books
    10. 10. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
    11. 11. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
    12. 12. ALEPH LOGIN: Insert your student or staff number here Your password is your year of birth in the following format: YYYYMMDD e.g. 19801205
    13. 13. Exercise: Find this book in ALEPH Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this book: Title: Encyclopedia of statistical sciences. What is the shelf number?
    14. 14. Lucky draw questions: Find this journal title in ALEPH Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this journal title: Journal title: Journal of multivariate analysis 1.What are the dates of the print holdings? 2. Do we have electronic access to this journal? From what date?
    15. 15. Statistical Sciences Library guide: Finding Journals
    16. 16. Exercise: Find this e-journal Marra, Giampiero. 2011. Date of publication A flexible instrumental variable approach. Statistical modelling. NAME of journal 11(6):581-603. Volume(issue):page numbers
    17. 17. Finding e-journals Type NAME of journal
    18. 18. Finding e-journals
    19. 19. Finding e-journals
    20. 20. Finding e-journals
    21. 21. Lucky Draw Question. Find this article using the e-Journal portal: Herwartz, H. 2011. Date of publication Keep it simple: on specific-to-general predictor selection for time series forecasting in the short, medium and long run. Journal of Statistical Computation & Simulation Name of journal 81(8):931-943. Volume(issue):page numbers Is this journal available in print at UCT Libraries?
    22. 22. WorldCat Local – Search & Discovery
    23. 23. 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.
    24. 24. OFF CAMPUS LOGIN http://www.lib.uct.ac.za It is possible to access library resources off-campus. Use the OFF CAMPUS LOGIN BUTTON on the library webpage.
    25. 25. Let’s have a break! Photo by Jen Eidelman
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. 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
    28. 28. 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
    29. 29. Use AND to combine different concepts : pollution AND ocean
    30. 30. OR Use to enter keywords for the same (single) concept : ocean OR marine OR sea
    31. 31. Use NOT to get rid of unwanted results : cetacea NOT dolphins
    32. 32. 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
    33. 33. 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
    34. 34. Useful databases: Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost) Computers & Applied Sciences Complete Current Index to Statistics General Science Abstracts MathSciNet ScienceDirect / Scopus Web of Science
    35. 35. Statistical Sciences Library guide: Databases
    36. 36. Change drop down menu to topic Change timespan to limit your search to specific years
    37. 37. Choose how to sort the results of your search Refine results of search here
    38. 38. Click on FULL TEXT and then SFX
    39. 39. 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.
    40. 40. Click on Download PDF to get the full text.
    41. 41. Save the article to your computer
    42. 42. Tick the box. Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
    43. 43. • Click on the ‘Search History’ tab • And then click on ‘Save History’ • Give your search a name • Click ‘Save’
    44. 44. • Click on ‘My Tools’ • Click on ‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to see all your saved searches
    45. 45. Keeping up to date Library Guide http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate
    46. 46. Finding material in UCT Libraries : Subject Guide, ALEPH (library catalogue), E-Journal portal 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/stats-writing-guide Referencing help. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats-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
    47. 47. THANK YOU!

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