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
This is your subject guide:
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science
New Library web
site coming soon
PREVIEW
ALEPH – Library catalogue
http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
Biological
Sciences Library
guide:
Finding Books
ALEPH – Library catalogue
Using the SEARCH function

How to find a book:
See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-sc...
ALEPH – Library catalogue
Using the SEARCH function
ALEPH – Library catalogue
Using the SEARCH function
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:
African penguin : a natural history
by Phil Hockey
What is the shelf n...
ALEPH – Library catalogue
Using the BROWSE function
ALEPH – Library catalogue
Using the BROWSE function

Exercise: Find this book in Aleph
What is the shelf number?
ALEPH – Library catalogue
Using the BROWSE function
to find Journal Titles
ALEPH –
Library
catalogue
Using the
BROWSE
function
to find
Journal
Titles
Exercise:
Find the Journal Title
‘Conservation Genetics’ in ALEPH
Use the BROWSE function.
What are the dates of the print...
Biological
Sciences Library
guide:
Finding Journals
Muijres, F.T. (2014) Author and date of publication
Bird flight: Fly with a little flap from your
friends.
Title of articl...
Griffiths, C.L. 2009.
A brief history of marine bio-invasions in
South Africa.
African zoology 44(2):241-247.
Is it availa...
INTERLIBRARY LOANS

http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans/

You can
request items
that are not
available at...
OFF CAMPUS LOGIN
http://www.lib.uct.ac.za

It is possible to access library
resources off-campus. Use the
OFF CAMPUS LOGIN...
Time
for a
break!

Photo by Jen Eidelman
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...
Useful databases:
ScienceDirect
Scopus
Web of Science
Waters and Oceans Worldwide
Biological Abstracts
Zoological Re...
Biological
Sciences
Library Guide:
Databases
Change drop down
menu to topic

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

Refine results of search
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
Click on the ‘Search History’ tab
And then click on ‘Save History’
Give your search a name
Click ‘Save’
Click on ‘My Tools’ and then
‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to
see all your saved searches
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!
This presentation is available from
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-workshops2014
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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
  • Biological sciences 2014

    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 This is your subject guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science
    5. 5. New Library web site coming soon PREVIEW
    6. 6. ALEPH – Library catalogue http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
    7. 7. Biological Sciences Library guide: Finding Books
    8. 8. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function How to find a book: See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-findbooks
    9. 9. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
    10. 10. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
    11. 11. Insert your student or staff number here Your password is your year of birth in the following format: YYYYMMDD e.g. 19801205
    12. 12. Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this book: African penguin : a natural history by Phil Hockey What is the shelf number?
    13. 13. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function
    14. 14. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function Exercise: Find this book in Aleph What is the shelf number?
    15. 15. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function to find Journal Titles
    16. 16. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function to find Journal Titles
    17. 17. Exercise: Find the Journal Title ‘Conservation Genetics’ in ALEPH Use the BROWSE function. What are the dates of the print holdings? Do we have electronic access? From what date?
    18. 18. Biological Sciences Library guide: Finding Journals
    19. 19. Muijres, F.T. (2014) Author and date of publication Bird flight: Fly with a little flap from your friends. Title of article Nature. 505(7483):295-296 Journal name. volume no (issue no.): page numbers
    20. 20. 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?
    21. 21. INTERLIBRARY LOANS http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans/ You can request items that are not available at UCT via UCT Libraries Interlibrary Loans Department.
    22. 22. OFF CAMPUS LOGIN http://www.lib.uct.ac.za It is possible to access library resources off-campus. Use the OFF CAMPUS LOGIN BUTTON on the library webpage.
    23. 23. Time for a break! Photo by Jen Eidelman
    24. 24. 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
    25. 25. 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
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. Use AND to combine different concepts : pollution AND ocean
    28. 28. OR Use to enter keywords for the same (single) concept : ocean OR marine OR sea
    29. 29. Use NOT to get rid of unwanted results : cetacea NOT dolphins
    30. 30. 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
    31. 31. 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
    32. 32. Useful databases: ScienceDirect Scopus Web of Science Waters and Oceans Worldwide Biological Abstracts Zoological Record Biological & Agricultural Index Africa-Wide Information Environment Abstracts JSTOR (Journal archive)
    33. 33. Biological Sciences Library Guide: Databases
    34. 34. Change drop down menu to topic Change timespan to limit your search to specific years
    35. 35. Choose how to sort the results of your search Refine results of search here
    36. 36. Click on FULL TEXT and then SFX
    37. 37. 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.
    38. 38. Click on Download PDF to get the full text.
    39. 39. Save the article to your computer
    40. 40. Tick the box. Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
    41. 41. Click on the ‘Search History’ tab And then click on ‘Save History’ Give your search a name Click ‘Save’
    42. 42. Click on ‘My Tools’ and then ‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to see all your saved searches
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. 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
    45. 45. Thank you! This presentation is available from http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/biological-science-workshops2014

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