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Database resources for biological sciences 2013

  1. 1. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2013 Database resources for Biological Sciences PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN UCT LIBRARIES 2013 E-mail: Telephone: 021 650 2773 Please contact me for individual and/or group research consultations or for any library queries. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. 2. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2013 Database resources  Where do I find the Databases?  Access from the library page:  Search & Find Databases A-Z  OR  Research Help SUBJECT GUIDE Zoology or Botany Click on the tab: Databases – finding articles in journals    SCOPUS / WEB OF SCIENCE / WATERS & OCEANS WORLDWIDE  Keeping up to date : Current Awareness; Alerting services
  3. 3. WHERE TO START? - Subject Guide On the Library Web Page: This is where you will find a link to your Subject Guide:
  4. 4. LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDES These are your library guides:
  5. 5. Databases for Zoology
  6. 6. Databases for Botany
  7. 7. Database searching Remember to think carefully about your search terms and use the following search operators (Boolean operators) to limit and refine your search: • • • AND to find records containing all terms OR to find records containing any of the terms NOT to exclude records containing certain words from your search
  8. 8. Databases: SCOPUS You do not have to sign in to use these databases, but if you register you can create your own profile, save searches and create alerts.
  9. 9. Databases: SCOPUS • Search for articles using search terms in the search boxes • Add more search boxes if you like • Change the date range if you want to limit your search
  10. 10. Databases: SCOPUS • 29 documents found • Refine results on left of page • Read the full text or click on SFX to see availability at UCT • Save your search (search can be re-run in ‘Settings’) • Set Alert
  11. 11. Databases: SCOPUS – SFX explained The SFX screen will tell you if the article is available in full text or not. It also tells you in which database the article is indexed. In this case it is available from DOAJ and from PubMed Central. Click on the GO button to get the full text.
  12. 12. Databases: SCOPUS • Set a search Alert to your mailbox
  13. 13. Databases: SCOPUS • Find saved searches in ‘Settings’ • Manage Alerts etc.
  14. 14. Databases: SCOPUS • Export selected article(s) to a Bibliographic Manager e.g. RefWorks
  15. 15. Databases: SCOPUS • Exports bibliographic details to RefWorks
  16. 16. Databases: SCOPUS • Find an author
  17. 17. Databases: SCOPUS • Click on the hyperlink to view documents
  18. 18. Databases: SCOPUS • Find more help using the tutorials offered in the Scopus Database
  19. 19. Databases: SCOPUS
  20. 20. Databases: Web of Science Choose ‘topic’ from the drop down menu list Limit the dates of the articles
  21. 21. Databases: Web of Science Click on ‘Sign in’ to register to create your own profile. Save searches and create alerts here.
  22. 22. Databases: Web of Science
  23. 23. Databases: Web of Science Click on the SFX button. This tells you the availability of the article.
  24. 24. Databases: Web of Science Note that the full text of the article is available from 2 databases: SpringerLink and SwetsWise. Click on either of the GO buttons to get the pdf
  25. 25. Databases: Web of Science Refine your results
  26. 26. Databases: Web of Science Send the bibliographic details of an article to RefWorks
  27. 27. Databases: Web of Science Get more help here
  28. 28. Get more help here
  29. 29. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST Click on ‘Sign in’ to register .
  30. 30. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST If you create a personalised account you can save searches , create alerts and more.
  31. 31. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST You are logged in to your account – see the ‘MY’ banner on the EBSCOHost logo. Choose ‘Advanced Search’ to start
  32. 32. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST Search tips: • Use the OR operator to broaden your search and to find similar concepts • The use of truncation: Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *. EBSCOhost finds all forms of that word. For example, type comput* to find the words computer or computing.
  33. 33. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST You can refine your search here. Use the slide ruler to choose the date range and then click ‘Update’ Check the box for different types of material
  34. 34. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST There is a drop-down menu of the different search fields. For example you can search by ‘Taxonomic names’
  35. 35. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST Click on the HELP button for more information about this database and to get help with searching.
  36. 36. Databases: Waters and Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHOST There are many databases hosted on the EBSCO platform. Click on ‘Choose Database’ to see a list of all the databases.
  37. 37. Databases: EBSCOHOST You may choose to search in any of these databases by checking the box and then click OK.
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  39. 39. Thank you!