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BIO1000H Search information resources at UCT Libraries

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Brief guide on how to search and where to search information sources at UCT Library

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BIO1000H Search information resources at UCT Libraries

  1. 1. Library skills and resources for BIO1000H SEARCHING: HOW AND WHERE TO SEARCH
  2. 2. Searching: how and where
  3. 3. Searching: how and where … Use ◦ keywords and alternative terms ◦ Boolean operators: AND, OR, NOT ◦ OR : A OR B ◦ AND : A AND B ◦ NOT : A NOT B BA BA BA
  4. 4. Searching: how and where … Steps to follow Step 1. Identify main concepts Step 2. Use Boolean operators between keywords of concepts Step 3. Use round brackets () for the same concept keywords and use inverted comma “” for phrases Step 4. Search in Primo
  5. 5. Searching: how and where … Example: Biomass and diversity at Dalebrook Beach (False Bay). Step 1. identify concepts ◦ Biomass, Diversity ◦ Dalebrook Beach, False Bay, Falsebaai
  6. 6. Searching: how and where … Example: Biomass and diversity at Dalebrook Beach (False Bay). Step 2. use Boolean operators between keywords of concepts. Boolean operators should be written in upper case Biomass OR Diversity AND Dalebrook Beach OR False Bay OR Falsebaai
  7. 7. Searching: how and where … Example: Biomass and diversity at Dalebrook Beach (False Bay). Step 3. Use round brackets ( ) for the same concept keywords to prioritise operations and use inverted commas “ ” for phrases to force exact phrase search (Biomass OR Diversity) AND (“Dalebrook Beach” OR “False Bay” OR Falsebaai)
  8. 8. Searching: how and where … Example: Biomass and diversity at Dalebrook Beach (False Bay). Step 4. Search in Primo: www.lib.uct.ac.za  Primo Enter your search statement (Biomass OR Diversity) AND (“Dalebrook Beach” OR “False Bay” OR Falsebaai)
  9. 9. Searching: how and where … Primo from UCT Libraries website ◦ www.lib.uct.ac.za ◦  Primo OR ◦  Search & Find  Primo Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.co.za
  10. 10. Searching: how and where … Access Primo from UCT Libraries home page www.lib.uct.ac.za
  11. 11. Searching: how and where … Enter your search statement and search
  12. 12. Searching: how and where …
  13. 13. Searching: how and where … Practice Example: Effect of climate change on fynbos vegetation.
  14. 14. Thank You For more information Library guides: BIO1004F - Biological Diversity or Biological Sciences Library guide For consultation & specific query: email me at awot.gebregziabher@uct.ac.za or use Ask a Librarian facility

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