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Introduction to UCT Libraries Workshop and orientation

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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 />

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  • 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/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
  • 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:
  • LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDE This is your library guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats
  • Statistical Sciences Library Guide http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats
  • New Library web site coming soon PREVIEW
  • ALEPH – Library catalogue http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
  • Statistical Sciences Library guide: Finding Books
  • ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function How to find a book: See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/stats-finding-books
  • ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
  • ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
  • ALEPH LOGIN: Insert your student or staff number here Your password is your year of birth in the following format: YYYYMMDD e.g. 19801205
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Statistical Sciences Library guide: Finding Journals
  • 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
  • Finding e-journals Type NAME of journal
  • Finding e-journals
  • Finding e-journals
  • Finding e-journals
  • 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?
  • WorldCat Local – Search & Discovery
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Let’s have a break! Photo by Jen Eidelman
  • 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
  • Useful databases: Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost) Computers & Applied Sciences Complete Current Index to Statistics General Science Abstracts MathSciNet ScienceDirect / Scopus Web of Science
  • Statistical Sciences Library guide: Databases
  • 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 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
  • • Click on the ‘Search History’ tab • And then click on ‘Save History’ • Give your search a name • Click ‘Save’
  • • Click on ‘My Tools’ • Click on ‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to see all your saved searches
  • Keeping up to date Library Guide http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate
  • 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
  • THANK YOU!