2014 egs acdi masters_library workshop

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Workshop for ACDI Masters studets at the University of Cape Town

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  • Online ref guides: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/research-help/referencing-help/RefWorks guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworksCC about: http://creativecommons.org/CClicence: http://creativecommons.org/choose/CC images & Flicker:
  • Boolean Operators Guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/content.php?pid=63609&sid=4372608
  • 2014 egs acdi masters_library workshop

    1. 1. Library Workshop ACDI Masters 2014 By Linda Kelly @ UCT Libraries Academic Librarian: EGS, Archaeology & Oceanography Linda.Kelly@uct.ac.za By Linda Kelly l Academic Librarian @ UCT Libraries
    2. 2. ways libraries can make your academic life easier By Linda Kelly l Academic Librarian @ UCT
    3. 3. #1. save time #2. get better grades #3. find things that Google cant
    4. 4. The 3 Basics 1) 1-stop-shops & contact 2) How to search 3) Find stuff: books & articles
    5. 5. stop shops & contacts • Library website - http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/ – Off campus login – Ask-A-Librarian – Subject Guides
    6. 6. 2. How to search…(a) How is info organised?
    7. 7. 2. How to search...(b) Where to find books & articles? • Aleph – Online Catalogue : books only • ALEPH & WorldCat Local • Platforms • Databases
    8. 8. SAGE DATABASE ON RESEARCH METHODS  SAGE Research Methods Online … a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them.  Online Resources  books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, articles, Green & Blue Books, videos (access using Off-Campus-Login via UCT Libraries website)  Videos Video 1: SAGE Research Methods Overview  Video 2: How to Start Your Research  Video 3: Methods Map and Methods Lists  (URL: http://srmo.sagepub.com/page/tips-and-tutorials/tutorials 
    9. 9. 2. How to search…(c) Avoid “speeding” fines! Plagiarism Copyright • Creative Commons license • Create your own licence • Includes images • Cannot present another person’s work as your own • Can get expelled • Bad reputation amongst peers Referencing • Online guides • Many software programmes • RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, etc.
    10. 10. RefWorks
    11. 11. 2. How to search…(c) c) What is Boolean Searching? AND, OR, NOT See Boolean Operators Guide in EGS LibGuide
    12. 12. 3. Find stuff: books & articles...(a) You either have… a) the book & article info, i.e. title, author, journal, etc. OR b) the essay task & subject area
    13. 13. 3. Find stuff: books & articles...(b) Examples • Book Title: Environmental Governance and Climate Change in Africa • Article Title: Brown, M. 2009. Markets, climate change, and food security in West Africa. Environmental science & technology, 43(21):8016-8020.
    14. 14. Recap Volunteers?
    15. 15. Recap 1 (a)
    16. 16. Recap 1(b)
    17. 17. Recap 1(c) Plagiarism Copyright Referencing
    18. 18. Thank you Linda Kelly @ UCT Libraries Academic Librarian: EGS, Archaeology & Oceanography Linda.Kelly@uct.ac.za

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