[Instructor: Welcome to the SpringerLink Training Kit. We hope you find that this manual will help you give a successful training seminar to your constituents. Using this presentation: With a Live Internet Connection (Live Demo) Use the presentation as a guide and script while projecting SpringerLink on the screen. Be sure to pass out the “Student/Researcher Manual” for participants to follow along. If you conduct the seminar in a computer lab, have each participant log into the site and interact with it while you demonstrate. Without a Live Internet Connection (Offline Demo) Use the presentation by projecting it on the screen. Be sure to pass out the “Student/Researcher Manual” for participants to follow along. Load the CD-ROM. Select the PowerPoint. Run Slideshow. Click to Advance.]
[Instructor: Review agenda/course outline in detail.] My name is _________ and I am _______________ I appreciate you attending today’s workshop, and hope you’ll find the information useful. If you have any questions during the presentation please feel free to ask these. Let’s have a look at the agenda: Introduction Getting Started with SpringerLink Browsing SpringerLink Searching My SpringerLink Questions, practice, concerns and evaluation
There’s a good chance that most of you have heard of Springer. But, what you may not know is the full range of books, book series, references works and journals that Springer offers on their online site, SpringerLink. In the next hour, we’ll discuss how to: Capitalize on the vast array of research that SpringerLink offers, Utilize the easy to navigate portal, and Navigate through the tools that have been constructed on the site to help you with your searches. [Instructor: Have participants introduce themselves and why they are interested in SpringerLink.]
Before we start with the demonstration let’s first provide you with some background information on SpringerLink. SpringerLink is a powerful central access point for researchers in Science, Technology and Medicine, containing high quality: - Online Journals – more than 1,250 - eBooks – 3,000 new titles are added every year - eBook Series and - eReference Works
SpringerLink is organized in 12 Subject Collections: Architecture, Design & Arts (New for 2006, eBooks only) Behavioral Sciences Biomedical & Life Sciences Business & Economics Chemistry & Materials Science Computer Science Earth & Environmental Sciences Engineering Humanities, Social Sciences & Law Mathematics & Statistics Medicine Physics & Astronomy And 2 International Collections: Russian Library of Science (New for 2006, journals only) Chinese Library of Science (New for 2006, journals only)
SpringerLink offers : An unequaled collection of Online Journals, eBooks, eReference Works and eBook Series, with 3 million contributions A retro-digitized archive of journals and a selection of book series Powerful, easy-to-master search engine with „Guided Navigation“ Multiple browsing pathways - product and subject categories, A-Z lists Access right markers Local or remote access Enhanced personalization features SpringerAlerts for users and librarians and RSS feeds Worldwide Help Desk
Now we will show you how you can get started with SpringerLink quick and easy
This is the SpringerLink homepage. You can log on directly to springerlink.com or you can enter through your library intranet/information portal (this is different for every institution)
There are two ways to log onto SpringerLink. Start by simply going to: SpringerLink.com, where you have two options. Login through Automatic IP Authentication: You will see a message at the top left hand side of the screen saying: Recognized as <<Institution Name>> << Your institution’s MetaPress ID>> . This message indicates that your computer is recognized by its IP Address, to access the subscribed to content on the site only. Login through Username and Password: You can also register for a username and password. Using the username and password allows you to customize the SpringerLink experience. By registering (in advance) you can also use this username and password if you access SpringerLink from another computer or from outside of the campus. We will discuss how to register next.
Registering is simple and allows users to access the advanced features of this site such as Table of Contents, Keyword Alerts, Favorites, Marked and Saved Items and History. Also, users that register from an IP Authenticated computer can take their user name and password to any computer in the world and get access to the same content that they could on campus. This is great for traveling professors and researchers, or those who are doing research at home through their personal computers.
As said registering is very simple. Start by clicking on the Register button below the Login field.
Then click on individual registration in the middle.
Simply enter some contact information such as: First Name Last Name Email More details are desirable to complete your profile, but you have to fill in the items marked with green stars. Then, select a Username and Password and click OK. Your password must be at least six (6) characters in length. Password may not contain username and must contain at least one (1) alphabetic character and one (1) numeric character.
You’ll receive an “Individual Registration Complete” page indicating your Username and MetaPress ID number. You will also receive your individual registration and login information via email. On the left hand side it becomes immediately visible that you are logged in with your username and personal Metapress ID number [Instructor: Allow users time to register and create a profile on their PC’s if the workshop is being given in a computer lab.]
Now that we’ve seen just how easy it is to access SpringerLink and log on to the site, let’s take a look at navigating through it. You can start browsing Springerlink’s content by: Subject (any of the 12 subject collections) Content type, if you’re just looking for journals, books or reference works Featured Library – the Chinese and Russian Libraries of Science
Let’s start by clicking on Journals.
You are now in the A-Z list of all Springer Journals. You’ll see 10 journals listed per page.
There are 2 ways to show the results: The Expanded View – which you see now And the Condensed View In the Expanded View you see the following information per result: Type of publication: this can be a journal, book or reference work. Title of the publication – this is clickable and by clicking on it you will enter the main journal page Publisher: for instance Springer Heidelberg or Springer New York Print and Online ISSN And the Subject area the title belongs to. As you can see this title is a Business & Economics publication.
Looking at the Condensed View you will only see the type and the title of the publication The access indicators on the top and next to each title show the access level you have per title: - Green: full access to all content - Half green: access to parts of the publication White: no access If a title is available through Open Choice, you will also see the Springer Open Choice logo. On the top right hand of the page you see 3 little symbols, from left to right you see: RSS – Really Simple Syndication – Does everybody know what this is? You can email the result list to a colleague Or you can save the result list (for this you have to be a registered user * RSS or Really Simple Syndication is a useful tool for keeping updated on your favorite websites. RSS makes use of an XML code that constantly scans the content of a website for updates and then broadcasts those updates to all subscribers through a feed. When an update is sent out, it includes a headline and a small amount of text, either a summary or the lead-in to the larger story. You will need to click a link to read more. In order to receive RSS feeds, you must have an aggregator, a feed reader. There are a number of aggregators online, many of them free Click on the RSS button and it will instantly add that feed to your aggregator. Depending on your aggregator, you may instead need to copy and paste the URL of the feed into the program. Perhaps you already receive information on website updates through some sort of e-mail newsletter. RSS feeds are preferable to newsletter updates because they are instantaneous; you don't have to wait until a designated day of the week to receive your summary. They will also never be held up by a spam filter.
With help of the guided navigation you can now start browsing further. Just above the listing you can jump to the next pages. On the top right hand side you can jump to journals starting with other letters.
Just below that you have the option to view just new publications or publications that have been online longer. And at the right hand bottom you can choose to browse further by subject area.
At the top of the page you will find all basic information on the journal, like the publisher, the ISSN and you can click through to the Journal’s homepage on springer.com where you can find more information about the scope of the journal, the editorial board etc. You can also click through to the manuscript submission site, to submit your paper online. Then in the middle you reach the content section of the journal. Again you have different views to view the content: Editorial View – which is shown here – were you can link to the issue numbers Expanded List View Condensed List View The Guided Navigation – always available on the right hand side – gives you the option to navigate further – and narrowing your results.
Now I will just show you the Expanded List View which shows you all articles with quite some detail.
And the Condensed List View – with again the listing of articles, but now only with the title, the author and a direct link to the article.
The Guided Navigation on the right will help you navigate further – and narrowing your results. For the Journal page it will offer you the following categories: Content Status: Published or Online First Online Date – you can jump to the most recent articles The Author And the Article category
Let’s go back to the Editorial View and click on an issue. You will then see the main issue page with at the top the basic information on this issue. And in the middle you can see the content – the articles. You have 2 options to proceed from here: Click on the article title and you will see the abstract Or click directly on PDF or HTML to go to the article.
When you click on the title – you will go to the abstract page with information on the author(s), the abstract, the keywords and links to either the PDF or the HTML version of the article.
You can open the article as a PDF.
Or as a full text HTML document.
Searching is easy on SpringerLink. To utilize the Basic Search you can find the “Search” field box located on the SpringerLink homepage. In this field box, simply type in the phrase or word that you are interested in searching for. Just press “enter” or click “GO”. Let’s try a Search so that you can see how easy and fast the results are returned to you by SpringerLink. We enter “plant ecology” and as soon as we hit “enter” or click on “GO” we are brought to a page that lists the results.
Results are returned on the basis of relevancy. At the top you’ll find the journal Plant Ecology followed by the book and then by journal articles. Your search term is highlighted in yellow. Refine your search again with help of the guided navigation. The search box on the right hand side will search within the current search. The search box at the top is the general search of the entire platform.
We return to the homepage to view more option on the search box. Click on the box next to the search field to open the Query Builder to help you build more difficult and longer queries. Say for instance you now the last name of the author and part of the title, use both facts to narrow the result list.
Choose more options to access the advanced search.
Another option to refine your search is to use the advanced search. You can enter a search term, a range of publication dates and indicate how you would like to have the results shown.
This easy to use feature for registered users makes SpringerLink your true research assistant. My SpringerLink offers you: An overview of your marked items Alerts The history of your searches Your saved items And your Favorites Let’s explore these different features.
You will find the My SpringerLink section on the left hand side underneath your login information. If you for instance have just done a search, it’s easy to mark certain results, you can simply click on “Add to marked items”
and you can return to this result later by clicking on “Marked Items”. You can manage the marked items section easily. Check of the items you do not need anymore and remove them.
You can also add any entry to the Saved Items section.
You can access your Saved Items at any time when you are logged in. This makes it easy to access your favorite publications, articles you need for a paper you are writing etc. For every Saved Item you have the option to: Email the entry to a colleague Edit the entry – I will show you this on the next slide Delete the entry
Introducción a SpringerLink www.springerlink.com CINCEL
Con ayuda de la navegación guiada usted puede comenzar a investigar dinámicamente
Salto de páginas Filtro para títulos iniciando con la letra:
3.3 Navegación guiada Filtrar resultados a nuevo contenido Filtrar por asunto Filtrar por lengua de publicación Elija el título para acceder la revista de interés
3.4 Explorando la revista Información básica sobre la revista Volumen / Número Navegación guiada Visualización Editorial
3.4 Explorando la revista Visualización detallada de lista
3.4 Explorando la revista Visualización sencilla de lista
3.4 Explorando la revista Buscar dentro de esta revista o en todas las revistas Navegar por el estado de publicación Navegar por nuevo contenido Navegar por autor Explorando un número de la revista
3.5 Visualización del número Información básica de esto número Información sobre el articulo. Elija el título del artículo para visualizar el resumen Filtrar o aumentar su búsqueda Elija PDF o HTML para visualizar el artículo en su formato preferido
3.6 Visualización del artículo Favoritos Archivar online Permisos Recomendar Opción para visualizar el artículo en formato PDF o HTML Sobre el autor Resumen Palabras clave Opción para exportar el artículo Informaciones básicas sobre el artículo
4.1 Búsqueda sencilla Ingrese la palabra clave o título de la revista de interés e.g. Plant Ecology
4.1 Búsqueda sencilla Controle su búsqueda con ayuda de la navegación guiada El término de búsqueda es resaltado
4.2 Constructor de búsquedas Haga clic en este logo para regresar a pantalla principal Herramienta para crear consultas 1. Seleccione en que parte de la obra se encuentra el término a buscar (ej. Título) ingrese el mismo entre los paréntesis. 2. Elija el operador booleano. 3. Selecciones donde buscar (ej. Resumen) e ingrese el término con el cual desea relacionar el primero entre los paréntesis 4. Ir
4.3 Búsqueda avanzada Elija “more options” para búsqueda avanzada
Se puede regresar a sus ítems favoritos rapidamente
Marque el ítem que se desea borrar y haga clic en el “X”
5.5 Ítems Archivados Todos los ítems se pueden ser archivados online en “saved items”
5.5 Ítems Archivados Renombrar Crear etiqueta Aplicar etiqueta Enviar ítem vía email Subscribir ítem a feed RSS Registrarse para recibir un alerta cuando ingrese algo nuevo a esta lista (TOC Alert)