Getting Started With ScienceDirect

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Companion presentation to Elsevier's free TrainingDesk online session. This training covers what ScienceDirect is, how to search, what can you do in the system (i.e., download multiple full-text articles at one time, view related articles, etc), and personalization options. You can sign up for a free live online session or view the narrated tutorial featured on http://www.trainingdesk.elsevier.com/)

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Getting Started With ScienceDirect

  1. 1. Getting Started Free Online Training!
  2. 2. Agenda  What is ScienceDirect?  Why ScienceDirect?  Content  Where to begin?  Making ScienceDirect your own  More Training Options
  3. 3. Agenda  What is ScienceDirect?  Why ScienceDirect?  Content  Where to begin?  Making ScienceDirect your own  More Training Options
  4. 4. What is ScienceDirect? • The world's most advanced web delivery systems for scientific, technical and medical information. •The essential information resource available to over 11 million researchers and scientists around the world. E-books Book Series Reference Works Handbooks 2,500+ Journal Titles
  5. 5. Why ScienceDirect? • Write quality papers with access to peer-reviewed content • Use innovative tools to stay up-to-date  Example: Top 25 article e-mail alerts • Find articles listed on a course syllabus • Email articles to a project team • Collect references for a term paper • Offer a broader perspective on new subject areas with an unparralleled breadth and depth of content • Track research of thought-leaders in a particular subject • Link to the full text of references • Build and maintain a personalized library of articles • Use user-friendly search functionalities to refine research
  6. 6. Content  9 million full-text articles from 2,500+ Elsevier journals  23 Subject Collections  Backfiles dating back to 1823  Early access to preprints via Articles in Press  70+ Reference Works  141 Book Series in 6 packages (63 titles)  6 series Handbooks (164 volumes)  5,000 eBooks  Free linking to other STM publishers via CrossRef™
  7. 7. Agenda  What is ScienceDirect?  Why ScienceDirect?  Content  Where to begin?  Making ScienceDirect your own  More Training Options
  8. 8. Agenda  Where to begin?  Browsing  Searching  Reviewing Search Results and Material
  9. 9. Browsing Browsing Searching
  10. 10. Alerts Favorites Favorites RSS RSS AIP Link AIP Link Type Type Access Access Title Title Browsing Subject
  11. 11. Browsing Limit your search by: • Holdings, or • Publication types
  12. 12. Browsing-Journal Home Page
  13. 13. Browsing-Articles in Press Accepted Manuscript Uncorrected Proof Corrected Proof
  14. 14. Browsing-Articles in Press • Peer-reviewed article as it was originally accepted Accepted Manuscript • Not copyedited • Not formatted • Copy edited and formatted peer-reviewed article • Not finalized Uncorrected Proof • Not corrected by the authors • Copy edited and formatted peer-reviewed article • Corrected and approved by author Corrected Proof • Not yet printed in a finalized issue
  15. 15. Browsing-Reference Works
  16. 16. Browsing-Books
  17. 17. Searching I don’t know what Searching title to look in,  All content in SD is fully searchable what can I do?  Searching is easy and intuitive  Use ‘Quick Search’ or  Detailed Search
  18. 18. Advanced Search Limit your search by your criteria  Subscribed content only  Favorite journals morphine  Subject area Pain management  Date of publication  Within keywords, abstracts, etc
  19. 19. Advanced Search hospice  
  20. 20. Advanced Search Hint: To capture and access all of your search queries, login and turn on the Search History. Also appears on personal homepage.
  21. 21. Quick Review Use quick search for quick and easy searches Use search form to specify fields and search parameters Turn on search history to capture and automatically save searches
  22. 22. Searching Tip-Syntax Searching * finds a root word plus all the words made by adding letters to the end of it – Behav* finds behave, behavioral, behaviour, etc. ? replaces a character anywhere in a word, except the first character – Wom?n finds woman and women Proximity Connectors – W/nn – PRE/nn Boolean “OR” finds more records
  23. 23. Searching Tips-Phrase Searching • There are two options for searching a phrase: – Loose phrase search – double quotes “ “ – Exact phrase search – single quotes ‘ ‘ • Loose phrase search – enclose in double quotes – Will search for documents where the words are adjacent to each other – Does not insert the AND operator – Will ignore punctuation, e.g, hyphens or apostrophes, • e.g., “heart-attack” will find docs with and without the hyphen • “C++” or “C” will find the same results • Exact phrase search – enclose in single quotes – Stop words, punctuation, special characters and wildcards are searched – ‘C++’ will only return docs with this exact character combination – ‘C’ will return different results – Searching for quotation marks requires a before the actual quotation mark • ’best practice’
  24. 24. Agenda  Where to begin?  Browsing  Searching  Reviewing Search Results and Material
  25. 25. Reviewing Search Results How do I know Entitlement icons which titles we have indicate full-text access to? access level = Full-text available = Abstract only Journal Level
  26. 26. Reviewing Search Results How do I know Entitlement icons which titles we have indicate full-text access to? access level = Full-text available = Abstract only Volume/Issue Level
  27. 27. Reviewing Search Results How do I know Entitlement icons which titles we have indicate full-text access to? access level = Full-text available Abstract only = Abstract only
  28. 28. Reviewing Search Results How do I know • Click Entitlement which titles • Identify subscribed we have access to? content per journal Full-text available to you All available issues on SD
  29. 29. Reviewing Search Results I need this article, but it’s not part of our collection. What do I do? Document Delivery ArticleChoice Transactional Access Pay Per View
  30. 30. Transactional Access Transactional Access Full-text links are visible to the user for non-subscribed articles
  31. 31. Transactional Access • This screen appears for users to select continue or cancel • If user clicks continue, full-text appears and library is charged for the article http://info.admintool.elsevier.com/contactus/index.html
  32. 32. Pay Per View I need this article, but it’s not part of our collection. What do I do? Pay Per View  Individual purchase by credit card  Instant access  PDF and HTML available for 24 hours  Can be downloaded and stored
  33. 33. Reviewing Material Now that I have the article I need, what’s next?
  34. 34. Reviewing Material Preview article
  35. 35. Reviewing Material Click on the article title
  36. 36. Reviewing Material Choose View:  Thumbnails  Full-Sized Images
  37. 37. Reviewing Material Available only if subscribed material
  38. 38. Reviewing Material View as final printed publication would appear
  39. 39. Reviewing Material Article Toolbox
  40. 40. Reviewing Material Know and Use the Article Toolbox Export to your citation management program Stay Alerted Bookmark in 2collab
  41. 41. Reviewing Material Quick access to supplementary material
  42. 42. Reviewing Material
  43. 43. Document Download Manager Can I download several documents at once?
  44. 44. Reviewing Material
  45. 45. Reviewing Material
  46. 46. Reviewing Material
  47. 47. Reviewing Material
  48. 48. Agenda  What is ScienceDirect?  Why ScienceDirect?  Content  Where to begin?  Browsing  Searching  Reviewing Search Results and Material  Making ScienceDirect your own  More Training Options
  49. 49. Making ScienceDirect your Own  Time saving benefits  Captures all recent actions on homepage  Create a personal list of favorite journal titles  Save and re-execute personal search queries  Obtain search updates via email  Schedule alerts for document citations  Receive table of contents via email for new journal issues  Enable search history to automatically save searches  Create quick links on your homepage  Maintain all preferences  Access your account from anywhere
  50. 50. Making ScienceDirect your Own How do I register? • Select ‘Not Registered?’ at top of SD homepage • Free Registration • Create your own login • Quick and Simple
  51. 51. Making ScienceDirect your Own Stores recent actions Create a Create quick favorite links within SD journal list Create quick links outside SD
  52. 52. Making ScienceDirect your Own Adjust your settings in one place
  53. 53. Agenda  What is ScienceDirect?  Why ScienceDirect?  Content  Where to begin?  Browsing  Searching  Reviewing Search Results and Material  Making ScienceDirect your own  More Training Options
  54. 54. Help and Training Options • Click from any screen • Context sensitive • Use the link • Assistance with search forms and query writing syntax • Click on to send a question to an expert • Visit the ScienceDirect InfoSite for more user tips • http://info.sciencedirect.com • Search tips, personalization/alerts, article display options, linking • Interactive tutorials, available in different languages
  55. 55. http://info.sciencedirect.com
  56. 56. http://info.sciencedirect.com
  57. 57. Help and Training Options
  58. 58. http://www.trainingdesk.elsevier.com Thank you for joining us today! Find more FREE training online: Contact us: TrainingDesk@elsevier.com

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