GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 2013
Database Resources for Geological Science

PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN
UCT LIBRARIES
2013
E-mail: je...
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 2013 - Database resources
 Where do I find the Databases?

Access from the library page: http://www.li...
http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 2013
Database resources
WHERE TO START? - Subject Guide
On the Library Web Page:
http://www.lib.uct.ac.za

This is where you will find a link to y...
LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDES

This is your subject guide:
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-databases

Databases
for
Geology
Database searching

Remember to think carefully about your search
terms and use the following search operators
(Boolean op...
Databases:
GeoRef - EBSCOHOST
Click on ‘Sign in’ to register .
Please note that you do not
have to sign in to use these
da...
Databases:
GeoRef - EBSCOHOST

If you create a personalised account you
can save searches , create alerts and more.
Databases:
GeoRef - EBSCOHOST
You are logged in to your account – see the
‘MY’ banner on the EBSCOHost logo.

Choose ‘Adva...
Databases: GeoRef - EBSCOHOST

Search tips:
• Use the OR operator to broaden your
search and to find similar concepts
• Th...
Databases: GeoRef – EBSCOHOST - Refine

If you have too many
results you can
refine your search
here.
Databases: GeoRef – EBSCOHOST - Refine

You can refine your
search here.
Use the slide ruler to
choose the date
range and ...
Databases: GeoRef – EBSCOHOST - SFX

Click on the SFX button.
This tells you whether the article
is available in full text...
SFX – Linking to an external database

The SFX screen also
tells you in which
database the article is
indexed.
In this cas...
Send files to a Bibliography Manager

Select the reference
you wish to import by
clicking on the title
of the article.
Send files to a Bibliography Manager

Click the Export to Bibliography
Manager button
Send files to a Bibliography Manager

Choose the Manager e.g. RefWorks
Click Save
Direct Import to RefWorks

The RefWorks
login screen will
open if you have
not logged in
previously
Direct Import to RefWorks

Reference is
imported to
RefWorks
Database: SpringerLink

You do not have to sign in to use these
databases, but if you register you can create your
own pro...
Database: SpringerLink

Browse the database by discipline.
Click on ‘Earth Sciences &
Geography’
Database: SpringerLink

Next Browse the database by
Subdiscipline.
Click on ‘Geology’
Database: SpringerLink

Start your search:
Click on the icon for the
Advanced Search option or
type in your search terms i...
Database: SpringerLink

Type in your search terms in
the relevant boxes provided

Limit your
search results
by date
publis...
Database: SpringerLink
1,401 results found
These are the articles
that UCT does not
subscribe to, i.e. preview
only

Click...
Database: SpringerLink

You can refine
your search
here.
For example
you may only
want to look at
chapters in
books
Database: SpringerLink
Send file to Bibliography Manager

Click on the title of the
article you want to send
Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager

Click on ‘Export
citations’
Database: SpringerLink
Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager
Database: SpringerLink
Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager
Database: SpringerLink
Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager
Database:
SpringerLink
Save file &
Import to
Bibliography
Manager
Database: SpringerLink
Save file & Import to RefWorks

For more information on RefWorks go to:
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac...
Database: SpringerLink

To get help on this database, scroll to the bottom of
the page and click on ‘Feedback community’
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-databases
Remember to refer
to other databases
for Geology:
• SA Geolit
• ScienceDi...
http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate
To request items online via Interlibrary Loans.
Step 1.
Go to website http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans...
Step 2.
Once you have your password from
Interlibrary loans, click on Submit ILL requests
Step 3.
Fill in your staff /student number in the user
box and in the next box fill in your password
that you received fro...
Step 4.
Click on New Request
Step 5.
From the drop down menu choose Journal
Article and then click on SELECT
Step 6.
Fill in the relevant information in the boxes
provided and then click on Submit Request
Step 7.
You will then be prompted to make any
changes/edits to the information on this
screen.
If the information that you...
Thank you!
Jen.Eidelman@uct.ac.za
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Database resources for Geological Sciences at University of Cape Town Libraries. Improve your search strategy, save your searches and create alerts. Exploring GeoRef (EBSCOHost) and SpringerLink databases.

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  1. 1. GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 2013 Database Resources for Geological Science PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN UCT LIBRARIES 2013 E-mail: jen.eidelman@uct.ac.za 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. GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 2013 - Database resources  Where do I find the Databases? Access from the library page: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za  Search & Find Databases A-Z  OR  Research Help SUBJECT GUIDE GEOLOGY  Click on the tab: Databases – finding articles in journals http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-databases  GeoRef/ SpringerLink  Keeping up to date : Current Awareness; Alerting services http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate  Interlibrary Loans http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans/
  3. 3. http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
  4. 4. GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 2013 Database resources
  5. 5. WHERE TO START? - Subject Guide On the Library Web Page: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za This is where you will find a link to your Subject Guide:
  6. 6. LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDES This is your subject guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology
  7. 7. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-databases Databases for Geology
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Databases: GeoRef - EBSCOHOST Click on ‘Sign in’ to register . Please note that 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.
  10. 10. Databases: GeoRef - EBSCOHOST If you create a personalised account you can save searches , create alerts and more.
  11. 11. Databases: GeoRef - EBSCOHOST You are logged in to your account – see the ‘MY’ banner on the EBSCOHost logo. Choose ‘Advanced Search’ to start
  12. 12. Databases: GeoRef - 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.
  13. 13. Databases: GeoRef – EBSCOHOST - Refine If you have too many results you can refine your search here.
  14. 14. Databases: GeoRef – EBSCOHOST - Refine You can refine your search here. Use the slide ruler to choose the date range and then click ‘Update’. Choose a more specific subject , for example ‘structural geology’
  15. 15. Databases: GeoRef – EBSCOHOST - SFX Click on the SFX button. This tells you whether the article is available in full text or not.
  16. 16. SFX – Linking to an external database The SFX screen also tells you in which database the article is indexed. In this case it is available from Allen Press and Swetswise Click on the GO button to get the full text.
  17. 17. Send files to a Bibliography Manager Select the reference you wish to import by clicking on the title of the article.
  18. 18. Send files to a Bibliography Manager Click the Export to Bibliography Manager button
  19. 19. Send files to a Bibliography Manager Choose the Manager e.g. RefWorks Click Save
  20. 20. Direct Import to RefWorks The RefWorks login screen will open if you have not logged in previously
  21. 21. Direct Import to RefWorks Reference is imported to RefWorks
  22. 22. Database: SpringerLink You do not have to sign in to use these databases, but if you register you can create your own profile.
  23. 23. Database: SpringerLink Browse the database by discipline. Click on ‘Earth Sciences & Geography’
  24. 24. Database: SpringerLink Next Browse the database by Subdiscipline. Click on ‘Geology’
  25. 25. Database: SpringerLink Start your search: Click on the icon for the Advanced Search option or type in your search terms in the box provided
  26. 26. Database: SpringerLink Type in your search terms in the relevant boxes provided Limit your search results by date published You may wish to tick or untick this box. If you choose to see only full text documents then untick the box.
  27. 27. Database: SpringerLink 1,401 results found These are the articles that UCT does not subscribe to, i.e. preview only Click on ‘Download pdf’ to get the full text.
  28. 28. Database: SpringerLink You can refine your search here. For example you may only want to look at chapters in books
  29. 29. Database: SpringerLink Send file to Bibliography Manager Click on the title of the article you want to send
  30. 30. Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager Click on ‘Export citations’
  31. 31. Database: SpringerLink Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager
  32. 32. Database: SpringerLink Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager
  33. 33. Database: SpringerLink Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager
  34. 34. Database: SpringerLink Save file & Import to Bibliography Manager
  35. 35. Database: SpringerLink Save file & Import to RefWorks For more information on RefWorks go to: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworks
  36. 36. Database: SpringerLink To get help on this database, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Feedback community’
  37. 37. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-databases Remember to refer to other databases for Geology: • SA Geolit • ScienceDirect • Scopus • Web of Science • Wiley Online Library Database training tutorials:
  38. 38. http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/sci-tech-uptodate
  39. 39. To request items online via Interlibrary Loans. Step 1. Go to website http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/services/interlibrary-loans/ Register with Interlibrary loans according to instructions on page.
  40. 40. Step 2. Once you have your password from Interlibrary loans, click on Submit ILL requests
  41. 41. Step 3. Fill in your staff /student number in the user box and in the next box fill in your password that you received from Interlibrary loans.
  42. 42. Step 4. Click on New Request
  43. 43. Step 5. From the drop down menu choose Journal Article and then click on SELECT
  44. 44. Step 6. Fill in the relevant information in the boxes provided and then click on Submit Request
  45. 45. Step 7. You will then be prompted to make any changes/edits to the information on this screen. If the information that you supplied is correct, click on Submit Request to send your request to Interlibrary Loans.
  46. 46. Thank you! Jen.Eidelman@uct.ac.za

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