INTRODUCTION TO UCT LIBRARIES
PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN
2014
E-mail: jen.eidelman@uct.ac.za
Telephone: 021 650 2773
This w...
What you can expect to learn today
 Save Time
– Learn what the libraries have to offer & how to use the library resources...
LIBRARY WEB PAGE: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za

This is where you will find a
link to your Subject Guide
LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDE

These are your subject guides:
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science
http://libguides.l...
ALEPH – Library catalogue
http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
New Library web
site coming soon
PREVIEW
ALEPH – Library catalogue

How to find a book:
See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-findbooks
Insert your student or
staff number here

Your password is your year of birth in the following format:

YYYYMMDD
e.g. 1980...
Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this
book:
Encyclopedia of ocean sciences.
What is the shelf number?
Pezza, A.B. (2012) Author and date of publication
Severe heat waves in southern Australia:
synoptic climatology and large ...
Griffiths, C.L. 2009.
A brief history of marine bio-invasions in
South Africa.
African zoology 44(2):241-247.
Is it availa...
SEARCHING DATABASES
1. Write down your topic in its
simplest form

Then break it up into CONCEPTS.
The effect of pollution...
2. Think of KEY WORDS that
describe each of your concepts :

The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity
CONCEPT 2

CON...
3. Construct your search strategy

 Boolean logic provides the language you use to
structure your keyword search … the se...
Use

AND

to combine different concepts :

pollution AND ocean
OR

Use
to enter keywords for the same
(single) concept :

ocean OR marine OR sea
Use

NOT

to get rid of unwanted results :

cetacea NOT dolphins
The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity
CONCEPT 1

CONCEPT 2

CONCEPT 3

POLLUTION
CONTAMINATION
SEWAGE
OIL

MARINE...
4. Type your search strategy into the
database search screen
ONE SEARCH BOX: Use brackets to separate your concepts

(POLL...
Change drop down
menu to topic

Change timespan to limit your search
to specific years
Choose how to sort your
results

Refine results here
Click on FULL TEXT
and then SFX
SFX will tell you if the article is available in full text or
not.
The full text is available from
ScienceDirect
Click on ...
Click on Download
PDF to get the full
text.
Save the article to
your computer
Tick the box.
Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
ARE
YOU
STILL
WITH
ME?

Photo by Jen Eidelman
Useful databases:
ScienceDirect
Scopus
Web of Science
Waters and Oceans Worldwide
Biological Abstracts
Zoological Re...
If you’re
off campus
you can still
access UCT
Libraries Catalogue,
Databases, RefWorks
and other resources
from the librar...
Finding material in UCT Libraries :
ALEPH (library catalogue), E-Journal portal, Subject Guides
Doing your literature sear...
Thank you!
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop
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  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Browsing allows you to search the database under ONE subject, author name, title, etc.
    KEYWORD SEARCHING: allows you to do more complex searches involving more than one subject or concept.
    We need to learn some techniques before we can do keyword searching.
    Let’s go through the steps you should follow in a keyword search
    What does RURAL mean ?…in the country (not cities or towns), agricultural or farming area
  • Now let’s translate our table of keywords into the language of Boolean logic :
    Use OR when putting in words in the SAME CONCEPT
    Use brackets to keep words in the same concept together
    Use AND to tell the computer to COMBINE the different concepts
  • Applied marine science 2014 University of Cape Town Library Workshop

    1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO UCT LIBRARIES PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN 2014 E-mail: jen.eidelman@uct.ac.za Telephone: 021 650 2773 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License .
    2. 2. What you can expect to learn today  Save Time – Learn what the libraries have to offer & how to use the library resources. http://www.lib.uct.ac.za  Work efficiently - Learn how to search effectively http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-databases  Keep up to date - Learn how to get Alerts to your email account and to Save Searches. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate  Be organized. Organise the results of your searches. - Introducing RefWorks to organise your work and create a reference list / reference help. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworks http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-referencing  How to Write up http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-writing
    3. 3. LIBRARY WEB PAGE: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za This is where you will find a link to your Subject Guide
    4. 4. LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDE These are your subject guides: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/oceanography
    5. 5. ALEPH – Library catalogue http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
    6. 6. New Library web site coming soon PREVIEW
    7. 7. ALEPH – Library catalogue How to find a book: See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-findbooks
    8. 8. Insert your student or staff number here Your password is your year of birth in the following format: YYYYMMDD e.g. 19801205
    9. 9. Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this book: Encyclopedia of ocean sciences. What is the shelf number?
    10. 10. Pezza, A.B. (2012) Author and date of publication Severe heat waves in southern Australia: synoptic climatology and large scale connections. Title of article Climate Dynamics 38:209-224 Journal name volume no:pages
    11. 11. Griffiths, C.L. 2009. A brief history of marine bio-invasions in South Africa. African zoology 44(2):241-247. Is it available in print at UCT Libraries? Is it available online?
    12. 12. SEARCHING DATABASES 1. Write down your topic in its simplest form Then break it up into CONCEPTS. The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 3
    13. 13. 2. Think of KEY WORDS that describe each of your concepts : The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 POLLUTION MARINE CONTAMINATION OCEAN SEWAGE SEA OIL CONCEPT 3 CONCEPT 3 BIODIVERSITY
    14. 14. 3. Construct your search strategy  Boolean logic provides the language you use to structure your keyword search … the search engine needs to know how your search terms relate to each other  In Boolean searching, you make use of the three Boolean operators: AND OR NOT
    15. 15. Use AND to combine different concepts : pollution AND ocean
    16. 16. OR Use to enter keywords for the same (single) concept : ocean OR marine OR sea
    17. 17. Use NOT to get rid of unwanted results : cetacea NOT dolphins
    18. 18. The effect of pollution on marine biodiversity CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 3 POLLUTION CONTAMINATION SEWAGE OIL MARINE OCEAN SEA BIODIVERSITY POLLUTION OR CONTAMINATION OR SEWAGE OR OIL MARINE AND OR OCEAN OR SEA AND BIODIVERSITY
    19. 19. 4. Type your search strategy into the database search screen ONE SEARCH BOX: Use brackets to separate your concepts (POLLUTION OR CONTAMINATION OR OIL OR SEWAGE) AND (OCEAN OR SEA OR MARINE) AND BIODIVERSITY STRUCTURED SCREEN: POLLUTION OR CONTAMINATION OR OIL OR SEWAGE MARINE OR OCEAN OR SEA BIODIVERSITY
    20. 20. Change drop down menu to topic Change timespan to limit your search to specific years
    21. 21. Choose how to sort your results Refine results here
    22. 22. Click on FULL TEXT and then SFX
    23. 23. SFX will tell you if the article is available in full text or not. The full text is available from ScienceDirect Click on the GO button. There is also a link here to the library catalogue (ALEPH) if you want to see if the print version is available.
    24. 24. Click on Download PDF to get the full text.
    25. 25. Save the article to your computer
    26. 26. Tick the box. Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
    27. 27. ARE YOU STILL WITH ME? Photo by Jen Eidelman
    28. 28. Useful databases: ScienceDirect Scopus Web of Science Waters and Oceans Worldwide Biological Abstracts Zoological Record Biol & Agric Index Africa-Wide: NiPad Environment Abstracts JSTOR (Journal archive)
    29. 29. If you’re off campus you can still access UCT Libraries Catalogue, Databases, RefWorks and other resources from the library page http://ezproxy.uct.ac.za Photo by Jen Eidelman
    30. 30. Finding material in UCT Libraries : ALEPH (library catalogue), E-Journal portal, Subject Guides Doing your literature search : DATABASES (Boolean searching) Retrieving materials: SFX; ALEPH, SABINET; Interlibrary Loans Organising your results : RefWorks. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworks Writing help : See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-writing Referencing help. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-referencing Keeping up to date : Current Awareness; Alerting services. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate Off-campus access: Use the . button on the library page
    31. 31. Thank you!

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