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This presentation will show you how to effectively search for resources in Primo, keeping up to date with research by setting alerts and RSS feeds.

This presentation will show you how to effectively search for resources in Primo, keeping up to date with research by setting alerts and RSS feeds.

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MCB library orientation part 1

  1. 1. Introduction to UCT Libraries Andiswa Mfengu Andiswa.Mfengu@uct.ac.za 6 February 2018
  2. 2. Learning outcomes • Be able to search for books, journals, articles in Primo • Smart searching • Off-campus access • Keeping up to date with research
  3. 3. PRIMO – one-stop shop for scholarly works To search for Books, DVDs, articles etc.
  4. 4. Primo
  5. 5. What?
  6. 6. Books and other physical resources
  7. 7. Smart searching  Phrase searching “Brand engagement” “Social media”  Boolean operators AND / OR / NOT • Wildcard (* or ?) Wom?n or Cultur*
  8. 8. Smart searching …  Grouping terms “consumer behaviour” AND “brand preference” (youth OR teenagers OR young people)
  9. 9. Boolean Operators
  10. 10. Phrase search
  11. 11. Wildcard
  12. 12. Advanced search
  13. 13. Tweak your results
  14. 14. Filter by Publication date
  15. 15. Filter - Resource types and availability E-books – available online Print Books – in the library
  16. 16. Journal articles
  17. 17. How to access Journal Articles NB: Check full text availability statement to see if the article you are looking for is within that range
  18. 18. Filter by Subject
  19. 19. Print Books – check availability status Book might be On order or Out on loan
  20. 20. Print Books – with more than one version
  21. 21. Print Books – virtual browse
  22. 22. Favourites – e-shelf
  23. 23. Favourites – e-shelf
  24. 24. My library card – renew books
  25. 25. Keeping up-to-date with research • Creating alerts • RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) • Use RSS feed reader
  26. 26. Keeping up-to-date with research …
  27. 27. Keeping up-to-date with research …
  28. 28. Creating alerts and RSS feeds
  29. 29. Creating alerts and RSS feeds
  30. 30. Citation Alerts • Set on specific records • Notify you when the record is being cited • Keep track of an area of research as it develops by setting up Citation Alerts for seminal works • Follow a seminal author in your field - Author Citation Alert
  31. 31. Web of Science – Citation Alert
  32. 32. Web of Science – Citation Alert
  33. 33. Click Citation Alert
  34. 34. You will have to have an account with WoS in order to create the citation alert Can also set up an RSS feed for this
  35. 35. Scopus – Author Citation Alert From the Scopus homepage, select Authors, note that you have to be logged into your account to receive author citation alerts
  36. 36. Complete Author last name, First name and Affiliation and search
  37. 37. Select the how often you would like to be alerted, and when
  38. 38. Once set up, alerts can be edited or deleted by going to your alerts page
  39. 39. Set an RSS feed, edit or delete your alert
  40. 40. Databases, platforms, etc.
  41. 41. Each database gives a summary of what the database covers and can filter by faculty
  42. 42. Creating alerts and RSS feeds
  43. 43. EBSCOhost
  44. 44. RSS feeds - Feedly
  45. 45. Database platforms allow you to search multiple databases To get access to full-text to e-Resources
  46. 46. Findit – link resolver
  47. 47. Subjects Guides
  48. 48. Subject Guide
  49. 49. Need further assistance – Molecular & Cell Biology Guide or contact your librarian!

Editor's Notes

  • 10.1134/S2079059714040078
  • Primo – to find books, DVDs, journals, journal articles, theses and many more
  • Primo
  • Primo – Libraries Search Tool for all scholarly content
  • Search profiles: search everything or articles and other e-resources, UCT library catalogue etc.
  • UCT Library Catalogue – physical resources only
  • Brand engagement social media – Primo treats the entire query as a phrase and returns results in which all of the words may be closer together.
    Brand engagement AND social media – Primo treats Brand engagement  and social media as separate phrases and returns results in which both phrases may not be as close together.
  • ( ) – Parentheses allow you to group search terms and alter the order of precedence
  • Specific search
  • Specific search
  • Wildcard – helps when searching for variations of the work like brief and briefer = brief*
  • Filter to find the most relevant results
  • Filtering by publication date helps you to not only focus on relevant resources to your topic but also current resources
  • Resource type: Book, Other (UCT Theses and digital collections), Article, Magazine article, conference proceedings etc.

    Availability status – Library or online
  • Please note – full text availability statement to see if the article you are looking for is within that range
  • Helps focus the search to a discipline
  • Books with more that one version need to select version to choose latest version or to see if its available
    Check availability – need to click to see if the book is on order or on loan (sign-in to request when on loan)
  • Helps you see what other books are available on the shelf related to the book you are looking at
    NB: no virtual browse option for eBooks
  • View your saved records
    Saved searches
    Search history – have to save this per session to keep the history
  • View your saved records
    Saved searches
    Search history – have to save this per session to keep the history
  • Renew loans
    Check request etc.
  • Feedly – rss reader
  • Databases A-Z

    Off campus login -
  • http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/lib/electronic-databases
  • http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/lib/databases-platform
  • Findit tries to find where the article might be available within the databases that UCT subscribes to
    Findit replaces SFX
    If still the article is not available, you can request a copy through ILL - http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/lib/interlibrary-loans
  • http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/molecular_cell_biology

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