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Geological sciences Honours 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 AttributionNonCommercial-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 This is where you will find a link to your Subject Guide:
  4. 4. LINK TO SUBJECT GUIDES This is your subject guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology
  5. 5. GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES - Library Guide
  6. 6. New Library web site coming soon PREVIEW
  7. 7. ALEPH – Library catalogue http://www.lib.uct.ac.za
  8. 8. Geological Sciences Library guide: Finding Books
  9. 9. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function How to find a book: See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-finding-books
  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. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function Exercise: Find this book in ALEPH using the BROWSE function Title: Encyclopedia of geology. What is the shelf number?
  14. 14. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function
  15. 15. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the BROWSE function
  16. 16. Lucky draw questions: Find this journal title in ALEPH Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this journal title: Journal title: Journal of the geological society 1.What are the dates of the print holdings? 2. Do we have electronic access to this journal?
  17. 17. ALEPH – Library catalogue – Finding Maps http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/maps • Choose Multi-field from the tool bar. • In the subject field type geology south africa • In the ‘limit search to’ section from the drop down menu in the ‘format’ section choose ‘Maps’.
  18. 18. ALEPH – Library catalogue – Finding Maps
  19. 19. Geological Sciences Library guide: Finding Journals
  20. 20. Finding e-journals Type NAME of journal
  21. 21. Finding e-journals Example: Stimpson, Ian. 2011. Author and Date of publication Japan's Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Geology today. 27(3):96-98 NAME of journal Volume(issue):page numbers
  22. 22. Finding e-journals Lucky draw question: Find this journal article Styllas, M. 2014. A simple approach to define Holocene sequence stratigraphy using borehole and cone penetration test data. Sedimentology. 61(2):444-460 NAME of journal Volume(issue):page numbers
  23. 23. WorldCat Local – Search & Discovery
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. Let’s have a break! Photo by Jen Eidelman
  27. 27. 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 & Concept 1 Concept 2 sustainable development Concept 3
  28. 28. 2. Think of KEY WORDS that describe each of your concepts : The impact of climate change on natural resources Concept 1 Concept 2 & sustainable development Concept 3 CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 3 Environmental change Water Sustainable development Global warming ocean sea river
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. OR Use to enter keywords for the same (single) concept : Water OR Sea OR rivers OR Ocean WATER OCEAN SEA RIVERS ‘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
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. The impact of climate change on natural resources & sustainable development CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 3 Environmental Change Water Sustainable development Sea Global warming Ocean Rivers Environmental Change OR Global warming Water AND OR Sea OR Ocean OR Rivers AND Sustainable Development
  34. 34. 4. Type your search strategy into the database search screen ONE SEARCH BOX: Use brackets to separate your concepts (Environmental Change OR global warming) AND (water OR ocean OR sea OR rivers) AND Sustainable Development STRUCTURED SCREEN: Environmental Change OR global warming Water OR ocean OR sea OR rivers Sustainable Development
  35. 35. Databases for Geology http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-databases
  36. 36. Useful databases:  GeoRef  SA Geolit  ScienceDirect  Scopus  SpringerLink  Web of Science  Wiley Online Library
  37. 37. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST
  38. 38. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST
  39. 39. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST You can refine your search here.
  40. 40. Databases: GEOREF – via EBSCOHOST Click on the SFX button. This tells you the availability of the article.
  41. 41. GEOREF – SFX SFX will tell you if the article is available in full text or not. The full text is available from SpringerLink 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 of ‘Natural Hazards’ is available.
  42. 42. Scroll down to find the article on page 377
  43. 43. Click on Download PDF to read the full text.
  44. 44. Save the article to your computer
  45. 45. GEOREF – Export to RefWorks Click on the title of the article to open the full view
  46. 46. GEOREF – Export to RefWorks
  47. 47. Select the ‘Direct export to RefWorks’ button Then click ‘Save’ This action will export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
  48. 48. You do not have to sign in to use these databases, but if you create a personalised account, you can register your own profile, save searches and create alerts.
  49. 49. The My EBSCOhost banner shows that you are signed in. Click on ‘Create Alert’
  50. 50. Databases: ScienceDirect Search for a journal article about the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami event.
  51. 51. Databases: ScienceDirect Click on PDF to get full text
  52. 52. Databases: SCOPUS Search for Earthquake OR tsunami AND Tohoku From the Document Search tab. You can add as many search boxes as you like.
  53. 53. Databases: SCOPUS Click on the SFX button. This tells you the availability of the article.
  54. 54. Databases: SCOPUS
  55. 55. Databases: SCOPUS Click on link to view articles
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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 Writing help : See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-writing-guide Referencing help. See: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/geology-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
  58. 58. THANK YOU!

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