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Agder University library Library training course BE501 februar 2008 Henry Langseth  Academic librarian, social sciences
Table of content <ul><ul><li>Search techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BIBSYS Ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal ho...
Search techniques Bibsys ASK Journal holdings Databases
Search  techniques -  operators <ul><li>Use search operators to make more precise searches:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AND </l...
Search techniques  <ul><li>AND = include both search terms </li></ul><ul><li>OR = include at least one of the search terms...
Search techniques - wildcard <ul><li>Wildcard    ? </li></ul><ul><li>Use question mark ? to replace letter </li></ul><ul>...
Search techniques  - wildcard <ul><li>Particularly useful with non-english letters: </li></ul><ul><li>Æ, Ø, Å  </li></ul><...
Search techniques  - truncation <ul><li>Truncation   </li></ul><ul><li>Use truncation for open ended searches: </li></ul>...
Search techniques  - truncation <ul><li>Also useful with titles and authors: </li></ul><ul><li>Title: </li></ul><ul><li>Fu...
<ul><ul><li>Search techniques Bibsys ASK Journal holdings Databases Bibsys MIME </li></ul></ul>
Bibsys ASK <ul><li>Library catalogue for academic libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>printed books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
 
 
1 2 3
Journals <ul><li>Alternative 1: use Bibsys Ask to look up the journal and see if it’s available </li></ul><ul><li>Alternat...
<ul><li>Strategic management journal </li></ul><ul><li>Do the library have access to this?  </li></ul>
Journals <ul><li>Ordering a copy of an article not in our possession </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the journal in e.g. Bibsys...
 
<ul><ul><li>Search techniques Bibsys ASK Journal holdings Databases </li></ul></ul>
Library databases <ul><li>Different suppliers might have the same journal </li></ul>
<ul><li>Relevant databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic search premier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The world’s large...
 
Library subject guide <ul><li>Excellent starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended resources  </li></ul><ul><li>for your...
Contact <ul><li>Henry Langseth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ph 3814 1210 </li></ul></u...
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  1. 1. Agder University library Library training course BE501 februar 2008 Henry Langseth Academic librarian, social sciences
  2. 2. Table of content <ul><ul><li>Search techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BIBSYS Ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal holdings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Library web pages / subject guides </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Search techniques Bibsys ASK Journal holdings Databases
  4. 4. Search techniques - operators <ul><li>Use search operators to make more precise searches: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Search techniques <ul><li>AND = include both search terms </li></ul><ul><li>OR = include at least one of the search terms </li></ul><ul><li>NOT= exclude a specific search term </li></ul><ul><li>? = replace a letter </li></ul><ul><li> = open ended searches </li></ul>
  6. 6. Search techniques - wildcard <ul><li>Wildcard  ? </li></ul><ul><li>Use question mark ? to replace letter </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. internationali ? ation = </li></ul><ul><li>internationali s ation </li></ul><ul><li>internationali z ation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Search techniques - wildcard <ul><li>Particularly useful with non-english letters: </li></ul><ul><li>Æ, Ø, Å </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Rand?y,Trond </li></ul>
  8. 8. Search techniques - truncation <ul><li>Truncation  </li></ul><ul><li>Use truncation for open ended searches: </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. internatio  = internatio n </li></ul><ul><li>internatio nal </li></ul><ul><li>internatio nalism </li></ul><ul><li>internatio nalisation </li></ul><ul><li>internatio nalization </li></ul>
  9. 9. Search techniques - truncation <ul><li>Also useful with titles and authors: </li></ul><ul><li>Title: </li></ul><ul><li>Future directions of librar  ies in the southern part of Norway – a qualitative study </li></ul><ul><li>Author: </li></ul><ul><li>Kostiv  ich, Dimitrivj </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Search techniques Bibsys ASK Journal holdings Databases Bibsys MIME </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Bibsys ASK <ul><li>Library catalogue for academic libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>printed books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>journals, printed/electronic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CDs, DVDs, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. 1 2 3
  13. 15. Journals <ul><li>Alternative 1: use Bibsys Ask to look up the journal and see if it’s available </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative 2: Use the complete list of electronic journals to browse for the journal </li></ul><ul><li>(follow link from library web page) </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Strategic management journal </li></ul><ul><li>Do the library have access to this? </li></ul>
  15. 17. Journals <ul><li>Ordering a copy of an article not in our possession </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the journal in e.g. Bibsys ASK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on ‘order’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fill in information </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><ul><li>Search techniques Bibsys ASK Journal holdings Databases </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Library databases <ul><li>Different suppliers might have the same journal </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>Relevant databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic search premier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business source Complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>industry’s most used business research database </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Econlit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>more than 735,000 records from 1969-present. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 23. Library subject guide <ul><li>Excellent starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended resources </li></ul><ul><li>for your discipline </li></ul>
  20. 24. Contact <ul><li>Henry Langseth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ph 3814 1210 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for assistance at library service desk </li></ul></ul>
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