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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO UCT LIBRARIES PRESENTED BY JEN EIDELMAN 2014 E-mail: 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.  Work efficiently - Learn how to search effectively  Keep up to date - Learn how to get Alerts to your email account and to Save Searches.  Be organized. Organise the results of your searches. - Introducing RefWorks to organise your work and create a reference list / reference help.  How to Write up
  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 GUIDE This is your subject guide:
  5. 5. MCB Library Guide
  6. 6. New Library web site coming soon PREVIEW
  7. 7. ALEPH – Library catalogue
  8. 8. MCB Library guide: Finding Books
  9. 9. ALEPH – Library catalogue Using the SEARCH function How to find a book: See:
  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: Use the BROWSE function in ALEPH to find this book: Title: Oxford dictionary of biochemistry and molecular biology. 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: Microbiology 1.What are the dates of the print holdings? 2. Do we have electronic access to this journal?
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  18. 18. MCB Library guide: Finding Journals
  19. 19. Finding e-journals Type NAME of journal
  20. 20. Exercise: Find this e-journal Hutchinson, E.C. [et. al]. 2010. Author and Date of publication Genome packaging in influenza A virus. Journal of general virology . 91(2):313-328 Volume(issue):page numbers NAME of journal
  21. 21. Lucky Draw Question. Find this article using the e-journal portal: Noonan, J.P. 2009. Author and Date of publication Regulatory DNA’s and the evolution of human development. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development. Name of journal 19(6):557-564 Volume(issue):page numbers Is this journal also available in print at UCT Libraries?
  22. 22. WorldCat Local – Search & Discovery
  23. 23. INTERLIBRARY LOANS You can request items that are not available at UCT via UCT Libraries Interlibrary Loans Department.
  24. 24. OFF CAMPUS LOGIN It is possible to access library resources off-campus. Use the OFF CAMPUS LOGIN BUTTON on the library webpage.
  25. 25. Let’s have a break! Photo by Jen Eidelman
  26. 26. SEARCHING DATABASES 1. Write down your topic in its simplest form Then break it up into CONCEPTS. The use of MICROORGANISMS in the Concept 1 FOOD Concept 2 & AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY Concept 3
  27. 27. 2. Think of KEY WORDS that describe each of your concepts : The use of MICROORGANISMS in the FOOD & AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3 CONCEPT 1 CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 3 BACTERIA DAIRY AGRICULTURE FUNGI MEAT VEGETABLES
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Use AND to combine different concepts : Bacteria AND Food BACTERIA FOOD
  30. 30. OR Use to enter keywords for the same (single) concept : dairy OR meat OR vegetables
  31. 31. Use NOT to get rid of unwanted results : bacteria NOT E. coli
  32. 32. The use of MICROORGANISMS in the FOOD CONCEPT 2 CONCEPT 1 Food Bacteria CONCEPT 3 Dairy Microorganisms Agriculture Meat Fungi Microorganisms OR Bacteria OR Fungi & AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY Vegetables Food AND OR Dairy OR Meat OR Vegetables AND Agriculture
  34. 34. Useful databases:  Africa-Wide  Biological & Agricultural Index  Environment Abstracts  JSTOR (Journal archive)  PubMed  Science Direct / Scopus  Water & Oceans Worldwide - EBSCOHost  Web of Science includes Biological Abstracts, SCI (Science Citation Index).  Wiley Online Library
  35. 35. Web of Science Change drop down menu to topic Change timespan to limit your search to specific years
  36. 36. Choose how to sort the results of your search Refine results of search here
  37. 37. Web of Science - SFX Click on FULL TEXT and then SFX
  38. 38. SFX will tell you if the article is available in full text or not. The full text is available from Wiley Online 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 Journal of Food Science is available.
  39. 39. Save the article to your computer
  40. 40. Web of Science – Export to RefWorks Tick the box. Export the information (bibliographic details) to RefWorks
  41. 41. Web of Science – Export to RefWorks
  42. 42. Web of Science – Export to RefWorks
  43. 43. Web of Science – Export to RefWorks
  44. 44. Web of Science Sign in to create a personal account
  45. 45. Click on the ‘Search History’ tab And then click on ‘Save History’ Give your search a name Click ‘Save’
  46. 46. Web of Science Saved Searches and Alerts Click on ‘My Tools’ and then ‘Saved Searches and Alerts’ to see all your saved searches
  47. 47. ScienceDirect Search for a journal article about the role of sugars in desiccation tolerance
  48. 48. ScienceDirect
  49. 49. Scopus
  50. 50. Scopus Click on link to view articles
  51. 51. If you’re off campus you can still access UCT Libraries Catalogue, Databases, RefWorks and other resources from the library page Photo by Jen Eidelman
  52. 52. 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: Writing help : See: Referencing help. See: Keeping up to date : Current Awareness; Alerting services. See: Off-campus access: Use the button on the library page
  53. 53. Thank you!