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How to use CAB Direct

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  • 1. CAB Abstracts
  • 2. How can I access CAB AbstractsCAB Abstracts can be accessed from the Jotello F Soga Library’s ◦ “The Virtual Library in your office” ( http://www.library.up.ac.za/vet/virtlib) ◦ The complete list of databases of the University of Pretoria (http:// www.library.up.ac.za/eresources/eresourcesaz.ht )
  • 3. Start from Jotello F Soga Library website:www.library.up.ac.za/vet Click on Veterinary databases
  • 4. Scroll down on thedisplayed list and click on CAB Abstracts
  • 5. Supply yourstudent/personnel number and PIN
  • 6. Starting page of CAB Abstracts.Click on Establish a new session
  • 7. How to construct a search Plan your search strategy before you start your search ◦ Formulate your information need e.g. Stress factors in dairy cattle in South Africa ◦ Select the important keywords from this sentence e.g. stress, dairy, cattle , South Africa ◦ Always think of all the synonyms of words or terms e.g. (dairy or milk), (cattle or bovine or cow or cows) ◦ Combine your terms with and e.g. (dairy or milk) and (cattle or bovine or cow or cows) and “south africa” Keep your search simple. Remember your Boolean operators (and, or, not). Keep in mind the different American and English spelling. Two (or more) terms that are always used together, in the same order, can be use as a term. (e.g. “babesia canis” and treatment)
  • 8. Boolean operators AND Use AND to retrieve records containing both search terms: all terms must be included in the record. Use AND to narrow your search and retrieve fewer records. Example: elephants AND lions retrieve records containing both the keywords.   OR Use OR to retrieve records containing either or both search terms. Use OR to broaden your search and retrieve a greater number of records. Use OR for synonyms or spelling variations. Remember always to put your terms in brackets when using "or" e.g. (dog or dog or canine)  Example 1: milk OR dairy retrieves records containing either milk or dairy, or both the keywords. Example 3: behavior OR behaviour   NOT Use NOT to exclude certain items from your search. Caution: It is easy to exclude relevant terms; use the NOT operator with care! Example 1: “dog” not “tick” (will retrieve all articles containing the word dog, but will exclude all articles containing the word tick)
  • 9. Type your search terms in thedisplayed window – remember about Boolean search operators Select a field to search
  • 10. The results of your search
  • 11. Repeat a search with asecond search term
  • 12. The results of the second search To combine the searches click on Search History
  • 13. Select the sets you wish to combine andchoose and/or
  • 14. The results of thecombining process.Click on the numberof results to view the complete list
  • 15. The results of the combined sets
  • 16. The number ofresults / page can be changed
  • 17. To view the fullrecord click on the title of the article
  • 18. The full record Article title Authors Journal information AbstractAuthor’s e-mail address Full text access
  • 19. The Full text article
  • 20. Results can be refined with the help of Subject areas, Documenttypes, Publication years, Source titles etc.
  • 21. Selectedresults canbe e-mailed and /or printed.
  • 22. Click “Print this page” to print the selected results
  • 23. Complete thispage to send results by e- mail
  • 24. Selected results canbe exportedto Refworks
  • 25. Should you evercome across this page click on“Continue to this website”
  • 26. Login to Refworks to export yourresults into yourRefworks folders
  • 27. Please takenote of this message
  • 28. If you wish you can register yourself onCAB Abstracts. Click on “SearchHistory/Create alerts”
  • 29. Why Register? As a registered user, you can: ◦ Save searches to our server that you can later open when you resume your research. ◦ Set up search history alerts. The alert automatically searches the latest update to the database, and then sends the results to you by e-mail. ◦ Set up citation alerts whereby you are notified by e-mail whenever an article on your Citation Alerts list has been cited by a new article. This feature requires a subscription to Web of Science. ◦ Create and maintain custom journal lists that you frequently read. This feature requires a subscription to Current Contents Connect.
  • 30. Click onRegister
  • 31. Supply your e-mail address asrequested and click on “Continue” . Complete the next page as well
  • 32. From now on you will be able to Savesearches and Create Alerts
  • 33. A saved search
  • 34. CAB Abstracts canbe accessed fromyour mobile device
  • 35. The mobile site
  • 36. Supply keywords(remember Boolean operators). Click on “Search”
  • 37. The results page.Selected references canbe exported to Refworks or e-mailed. Results can be refined
  • 38. Results can be refined
  • 39. Pleasefeel free to contact the library if you have any suggestions or questions