Find a journal at UCT Libraries

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Find a journal at UCT Libraries

  1. 1. HOW TO FIND A JOURNAL <ul><li>FIRST CHECK TO SEE IF THE JOURNAL YOU NEED IS AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY ON THE WEB </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU CAN’T ACCESS THE JOURNAL ON THE WEB, THEN SEARCH ALEPH TO FIND THE PRINT VERSION </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>FIRST CHECK TO SEE IF THE JOURNAL YOU NEED IS AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY ON THE WEB </li></ul>EXAMPLE: IS THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY? HOW TO FIND A JOURNAL
  3. 3. OPEN THE LIBRARIES’ WEB SITE AT http://www.lib.uct.ac.za GO TO Journals IN THE TOP MENU BAR Electronic Journals AND CLICK ON
  4. 4. THIS WILL OPEN UP THE LIBRARIES’ JOURNAL PORTAL … Journal of chemical JOURNAL CHEMICAL PHYSICS AND CLICK ON SEARCH TYPE IN SOME KEYWORDS FROM THE JOURNAL TITLE
  5. 5. YOUR RESULTS SCREEN SHOWS ALL THE JOURNALS WITH THOSE KEYWORDS IN THE TITLE CLICK ON THE FULL TEXT CHECK MARK TO OPEN THE JOURNAL ON THE WEB Journal of Chemical Physics IS AVAILABLE FROM THREE VENDORS: THE PUBLISHER, EBSCO, AND SWETSWISE THE Online Coverage COLUMN TELLS YOU WHAT YEARS THEY OFFER
  6. 6. <ul><li>FIRST CHECK TO SEE IF THE JOURNAL YOU NEED IS AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY ON THE WEB </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU CAN’T ACCESS THE JOURNAL ON THE WEB, THEN SEARCH ALEPH TO FIND THE PRINT VERSION </li></ul>HOW TO FIND A JOURNAL EXAMPLE: IS THE JOURNAL SYSTEMATICS AND BIODIVERSITY HELD BY THE LIBRARIES IN PRINT FORMAT? 
  7. 7. RETURN TO THE LIBRARIES’ HOME PAGE AT www.lib.uct.ac.za Then click on Catalogue (ALEPH) on the top MENU BAR
  8. 8. WHEN THE CATALOGUE OPENS UP ... Click on BROWSE Note: the catalogue is called ALEPH
  9. 9. THE BROWSE SCREEN OPENS UP ... The dropdown box lets you choose the index you want to browse in. Select JOURNAL TITLE from the dropdown box
  10. 10. systematics and biodiversity And click GO Type in the TITLE of the journal you want
  11. 11. A LIST OF JOURNAL TITLES OPENS UP ... Click on the TITLE of the journal you want
  12. 12. THIS CALLS UP THE CATALOGUE RECORD FOR THE JOURNAL ... The HOLDINGS field tells you which volumes the Library stocks The SHELF MARK (or Shelf Number) tells you where the journal will be shelved
  13. 13. ASK A LIBRARIAN IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE !!! For a detailed guide to using the Catalogue, visit our Info Skills Corner http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/Training/lit/infoskills.htm

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