2013 mistra library workshop

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Library workshop for government officials partaking in the University of Cape Town MISTRA programme run via the UCT Environmental & Geographical Science Dept.

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  • Online ref guides: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/research-help/referencing-help/RefWorks guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/refworksCC about: http://creativecommons.org/CClicence: http://creativecommons.org/choose/CC images & Flicker:
  • Boolean Operators Guide: http://libguides.lib.uct.ac.za/content.php?pid=63609&sid=4372608
  • 2013 mistra library workshop

    1. 1. Library Workshop By Linda Kelly @ UCT Libraries Academic Librarian: EGS, Archaeology & Oceanography Linda.Kelly@uct.ac.za By Linda Kelly l Academic Librarian @ UCT Libraries
    2. 2. ways libraries can make your academic life easier By Linda Kelly l Academic Librarian @ UCT
    3. 3. #1. save time #2. get better grades #3. find things that Google cant
    4. 4. The 3 Basics 1) 1-stop-shops & contact 2) How to search 3) Find stuff: books & articles
    5. 5. stop shops & contacts • Library website - http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/ – Off campus login – Ask-A-Librarian – Subject Guides
    6. 6. 2. How to search…(a) How is info organised?
    7. 7. 2. How to search...(b) Where to find books & articles? • Aleph – Online Catalogue : books only • Primo • Platforms • Databases
    8. 8. 2. How to search…(c) Avoid “speeding” fines! Plagiarism Copyright • Creative Commons license • Create your own licence • Includes images • Cannot present another person’s work as your own • Can get expelled • Bad reputation amongst peers Referencing • Online guides • Many software programmes • RefWorks, EndNote, Men deley, etc.
    9. 9. RefWorks
    10. 10. 2. How to search…(c) c) What is Boolean Searching? AND, OR, NOT See Boolean Operators Guide in EGS LibGuide
    11. 11. 3. Find stuff: books & articles...(a) You either have… a) the book & article info, i.e. title, author, journal, etc. OR b) the essay task & subject area
    12. 12. 3. Find stuff: books & articles...(b) Examples • Book Title: Environmental Governance and Climate Change in Africa • Article Title: Brown, M. 2009. Markets, climate change, and food security in West Africa. Environmental science & technology, 43(21):8016 -20.
    13. 13. Recap Volunteers?
    14. 14. Recap 1 (a)
    15. 15. Recap 1(b)
    16. 16. Recap 1(c) Plagiarism Copyright Referencing
    17. 17. Thank you Linda Kelly @ UCT Libraries Academic Librarian: EGS, Archaeology & Oceanography Linda.Kelly@uct.ac.za

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