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  1. 1. Introduction to the Academic Information Service Library of the University of Pretoria Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Compiled by Marié Theron
  2. 4. The Literature Review <ul><li>Exciting, essential </li></ul><ul><li>Reading related work develops foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the key role players in a specific research field </li></ul><ul><li>Start general, then narrow down & focus search terms </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your topic in context </li></ul><ul><li>Understand & prevent errors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn from methodologies used by others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>save valuable time and money in lab & studies. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. Role of Library <ul><li>Library Membership is your authorization to access all electronic journals and electronic databases </li></ul><ul><li>The library subscribes to high quality literature databases </li></ul>
  4. 6. Information <ul><li>Minolta Desk on Level 3 </li></ul>Photocopy money deposits <ul><li>Computers on level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Labs in IT Building </li></ul>ClickUP, email, word, ppt <ul><li>Off-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Computers on level 5 </li></ul>All Library resources ABOUT LIBRARY link from Library Hours
  5. 7. Level 5 Our passion is to enhance and ensure that our clients have access to the best quality of world-wide and local information for the development of an empowered quality of life
  6. 8. Library web
  7. 9. Access to the AIS (Library) from the UP homepage
  8. 10. View and renew library items
  9. 11. Where to from the Library Web? <ul><li>Key information resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fulltext </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Catalogue
  11. 13. Catalogue
  12. 14. General Resources
  13. 15. Training <ul><li>Detailed training on how to use our Library Catalogue and Electronic Journals Enquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Book @ Desks on Level 3. </li></ul><ul><li>This is very important for new students not familiar with the electronic catalogue system !!! </li></ul>
  14. 16. Databases … <ul><li>A database is a collection of records: articles, proceedings of conferences, reports or books </li></ul><ul><li>No need to browse the hard copies of journals because a database is a computerized library to retrieve individual records. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Recommended Databases HELP function of databases <ul><li>Search tips </li></ul>“ Searching with Boolean Operators” guidelines <ul><li>Design your searches </li></ul>Information on the Databases webpage <ul><li>Identify a suitable database </li></ul>
  16. 18. To access the library page for Natural and Agricultural Sciences select Faculty Libraries
  17. 22. Basic search on database <ul><li>Biological Abstracts (BA) </li></ul><ul><li>The search strategy principles applied here can also be used in any other database </li></ul>
  18. 24. After you have selected BA from any database web page this ErlWebSPIRS page will open WebSPIRS hosts some of our databases, including BA
  19. 25. You can search all the years (from 1969) by selecting this check box or you can select specific years for your search.
  20. 26. After you have selected the years, click on the button Start Searching
  21. 27. If you get his message, try again later to open BA. We have 5 access licenses to search BA and this screen means that all 5 are in use!
  22. 28. Select Advanced to start you search. This option will give you better control over your search
  23. 29. Change the field by using the drop down menu (Terms anywhere). Terms Anywhere implies that all the fields in the database will be searched for your keywords.
  24. 30. Select the field Organisms . You can change to different fields and compare the results of you searches.
  25. 31. Type in the name of the organism you need information on Combine the phrase “mycobacterium bovis” in the field Organisms AND the term vaccin* in Terms anywhere. The * (truncation or wildcard) implies that the database will be searched for vaccin e , or vaccin es or vaccin ation , etc.
  26. 32. Click on Search
  27. 33. 379 records are too many references to manage
  28. 34. Change the field for the keyword vaccin * to Title (TI). The database will now restrict its search for vaccin * to the Title field. Click on Search again. Refine the search
  29. 35. <ul><li>133 results are more manageable. If you still want to retrieve less records, go back and change the field for the mycobacterium bovis search to the Title field </li></ul><ul><li>or you can return and restrict your search to specific years, e.g. 1995 - 2003 </li></ul>
  30. 36. Select the display button to retrieve the 133 records
  31. 37. You can now browse all 133 records and mark the relevant records by selecting this check box next to each record. Or you can decide that you would like to keep all 133 records.
  32. 38. Select the option you prefer: 1) Print the records 2) Save it to a disc 3) Emai l the records to your email address
  33. 39. You can select here the records you would like to print, email or save: all records , a selection of the records from the option Record number or marked records. Enter your email address if you have selected the email option. You can also change the subject to your preference, e.g. Biological Abstracts search
  34. 40. You will receive a confirmation note.
  35. 41. Please remember to logout once you have completed your search. If you don’t logout the database will stay open and restrict a next user from accessing it.
  36. 42. Visit the How do I …? drop down menu or the Help file for tips on how to use BA.
  37. 46. Looking for articles from database searches? <ul><li>Full text links from databases </li></ul><ul><li>A-Z List of E-Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue for hard copy </li></ul><ul><li>If not in our library: request from any library in SA or any other library of the university off-campus, VET, MED </li></ul><ul><li>If not in SA, request via email from overseas </li></ul>
  38. 49. Select the FIND option to search for journal titles Titles can be available on different supplier platforms. Select the one suitable for your article publication year
  39. 52. Pdf article
  40. 53. Interlending Services <ul><li>The Interlending Helpdesk is on Level 5 of the Main Library </li></ul><ul><li>Select the Interlending Staff link to identify the person responsible for national and international requests </li></ul><ul><li>On the Interlending Services web page you can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>register as Interlending User </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>complete the required form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>submit an online request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find a guide on how to request articles on Sabinet/Magnet </li></ul></ul>
  41. 57. Services
  42. 61. Ready to publish an article?
  43. 62. Accredited Journals <ul><li>Journals approved by the Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>List of Accredited Journals linked from library web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access titles in the ISI Master List </li></ul>
  44. 63. Journal Impact Factors <ul><li>Access ISI Web of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Select Journal Citation Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Search for journal titles OR </li></ul><ul><li>Search for subjects to identify top journals in a research fields </li></ul>
  45. 64. Guide for Authors
  46. 65. Please contact your Information Specialist with any questions We are here to support you!
  47. 67. Library help in clickUP
  48. 68. Credits <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Subject matter expert </li></ul><ul><li>Mari é Theron </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty library leader </li></ul><ul><li>Elna Randall </li></ul><ul><li>Education Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Project manager </li></ul><ul><li>Sanet Haupt </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design & sound production </li></ul><ul><li>Lynette Nagel </li></ul><ul><li>Video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Andre Hendricks </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic design </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Zimmerman </li></ul><ul><li>Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Abri le Roux </li></ul>