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Environmental & Geographical Science 2015

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Environmental & Geographical Science 2015

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO UCT LIBRARIES Presented by Jen Eidelman 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/geology-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/geology-referencing  How to Write up http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-writing-guide
  3. 3. WHERE TO START? - Subject Guide On the Library Web Page: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
  4. 4. LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDE: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment
  5. 5. EGS - Subject Guide http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment
  6. 6. ALEPH – Library catalogue http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. EGS Library guide: Finding Books
  9. 9. How to find a book: See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment/findbooks ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
  10. 10. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
  11. 11. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function
  12. 12. ALEPH LOGIN: Insert your student or staff number here Your password is your year of birth in the following format: YYYYMMDD e.g. 19801205
  13. 13. Exercise: Find this book in ALEPH using the BROWSE function Title: Managing climate risk in water supply systems What is the shelf number? ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function
  14. 14. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function
  15. 15. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function
  16. 16. Hands on exercise: Find this journal title in ALEPH Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this journal title: Journal title: Journal of biogeography 1.What are the dates of the print holdings? 2. Do we have electronic access to this journal?
  17. 17. Library Guide – Finding Maps http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment/findmaps
  18. 18. ALEPH – Library catalogue – Finding Maps
  19. 19. ALEPH – Library catalogue – Finding Maps
  20. 20. ALEPH – Library catalogue – Finding Maps
  21. 21. EGS Library guide: Finding Journals http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment/findjournals
  22. 22. Print Journals - Aleph e-Journal Portal http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
  23. 23. Type NAME of journal Finding e-journals
  24. 24. Example: Sutherland, C. 2014. Water and sanitation provision in eThekwini Municipality: a spatially differentiated approach Environment and Urbanization 26:469-488. Finding e-journals NAME of journal Volume(issue):page numbers Author and Date of publication
  25. 25. Moyo, B.H.Z. 2014. Indigenous knowledge perceptions and development practice in northern Malawi. The Geographical Journal. 180(4):392–401 Hands on exercise: Find this journal article Finding e-journals NAME of journal Volume(issue):page numbers
  26. 26. WorldCat – Search & Discover
  27. 27. INTERLIBRARY LOANS http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/lib/interlibrary-loans You can request items that are not available at UCT via UCT Libraries Interlibrary Loans Department.
  28. 28. Let’s have a break! Photo by Jen Eidelman
  29. 29. o Web of Science o Scopus o ScienceDirect o EIS Digests of environmental impact statements o GeoRef o Springerlink oWiley Online Library Search Databases Scopus Very large multidisciplinary database with articles dating from 1823  About 50 million records  Indexes over 21,000 journal titles  More than 5.5 million conference papers Huge organised collections of article references … indexed so that you can find articles by topic, author, etc. Some store the full text of the articles. Web of Science 1962 to the present  Indexes more than 12,000 academic journals  Indexes articles AND citations  Most highly-cited journals  DHET accredited list ScienceDirect  A sub-set of Scopus  Indexes over 3,000 journal titles and 20,000 books  Full text from 1995
  30. 30.  Library’s home page  EGS Subject Guide Menu: Search & Find / Databases Databases – finding articles in journals tab
  31. 31. Databases for EGS http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment/databases
  32. 32. SEARCHING DATABASES 1. Write down your topic in its simplest form Then break it up into CONCEPTS. The impact of climate change on natural resources & sustainable development Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3
  33. 33. 2. Think of KEY WORDS that describe each of your concepts : CONCEPT 1 Environmental change Global warming CONCEPT 2 Water ocean sea river CONCEPT 3 Sustainable development The impact of climate change on natural resources & sustainable development Concept 1 Concept 3Concept 2
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. Use AND to combine different concepts : Climate change AND Water Climate change Water • ‘AND’ finds all of the search terms • ‘AND’ limits and narrows down your search results • The purple coloured area represents the results of your search
  36. 36. Use OR to enter keywords for the same (single) concept : Water OR Sea OR rivers OR Ocean WATER RIVERS SEA OCEAN ‘OR’ finds any one of the concepts OR’ increases the number of results in a search ‘The green coloured area represents the results of your search
  37. 37. Use NOT to get rid of unwanted results : water NOT rivers Water Rivers ‘NOT’ gets rid of unwanted concepts The purple coloured area represents the results of your search
  38. 38. Environmental Change OR Global warming Water OR Sea OR Ocean OR Rivers Sustainable Development AND CONCEPT 1 Environmental Change Global warming CONCEPT 2 Water Sea Ocean Rivers CONCEPT 3 Sustainable development AND The impact of climate change on natural resources & sustainable development
  39. 39. ONE SEARCH BOX: Use brackets to separate your concepts STRUCTURED SCREEN: (Environmental Change OR global warming) AND (water OR ocean OR sea OR rivers) AND Sustainable Development 4. Type your search strategy into the database search screen Environmental Change OR global warming Water OR ocean OR sea OR rivers Sustainable Development
  40. 40. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST
  41. 41. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST
  42. 42. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST You can refine your search here. Choose how to sort the results of your search.
  43. 43. Click on the SFX button. This tells you if the article is available in full text or not. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST
  44. 44. The full text is available from ScienceDirect There is also a link here to the library catalogue (ALEPH) if you want to see if the print version is available. GEOREF – SFX
  45. 45. Download PDF to read the full text
  46. 46. Save the article to your computer
  47. 47. GEOREF – Export to RefWorks Organise your work Create a reference list in RefWorks Click on the title of the article
  48. 48. GEOREF – Export to RefWorks Organise your work - Create a reference list in RefWorks Select the ‘Export’ button
  49. 49. Select the ‘Direct export to RefWorks’ button Then click ‘Save’ This action will export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks GEOREF – Export to RefWorks Organise your work - Create a reference list in RefWorks
  50. 50. RefWorks Login / sign up for a new account Organise your work - Create a reference list in RefWorks
  51. 51. The information (bibliographic detail) is imported to RefWorks
  52. 52. You do not have to sign in to use these databases, but if you create a personalised account, you can register your own profile, review your previous searches and create alerts. Sign In - Keep up to date – Save Searches / Create Alerts
  53. 53. Keep up to date – Keep a Search History / Create Alerts
  54. 54. The My EBSCOhost banner shows that you are signed in. Click on ‘Create Alert’ Keep up to date – Create Alerts
  55. 55. Keep up to date – Create Alerts
  56. 56. Keep up to date Retrieve searches / Retrieve Alerts / Save searches
  57. 57. Keep up to date - Save searches Give your search a name. Click Save
  58. 58. Keep up to date - Retrieve Saved searches Go to ‘Folder’ to find saved searches
  59. 59. Databases: SCOPUS
  60. 60. Exercise Find an article in SCOPUS using the search terms Peninsula shale renosterveld AND restoration AND Anderson (author name) QUESTIONS: What is the date of the article? Is the full text available online?
  61. 61. Databases: SCOPUS
  62. 62. Keep up to date - Create a profile - Save searches
  63. 63. Scopus – Author search
  64. 64. Databases: SCOPUS Click on link to view articles
  65. 65. From the dropdown menu you can choose ‘All Databases’ to search across all the databases. If you search in the ‘Web of Science Core Collection’ you will be able to create search alerts & RSS feeds. Alerts are not enabled when you search in ‘All Databases’.
  66. 66. Change drop down menu to topic Change timespan to limit your search to specific years
  67. 67. Refine results of search here Choose how to sort the results of your search
  68. 68. The SFX button will tell you if the full text of the article is available or not.
  69. 69. Tick the box. Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks Web of Science - Export to RefWorks Organise your work and create a reference list in RefWorks
  70. 70. • Click on the ‘Search History’ tab • And then click on ‘Save History / Create Alert’ Keep up to date Save Searches / Create Alerts
  71. 71. • Give your search a name • Click ‘Save’ Keep up to date Save Searches / Create Alerts
  72. 72. • Click on ‘My Tools’ • Click on ‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to see all your saved searches
  73. 73. Keeping up to date Library Guide http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment/uptodate
  74. 74. Finding material in UCT Libraries : Subject Guide, ALEPH (library catalogue), E-Journal portal 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 Referencing & Writing help. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment/referencing-writing 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 thelibrary page
  75. 75. THANK YOU! This presentation is available at: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/environment/workshop-msc&phd

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