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Information for Grad Students Library Instruction Fall 2006 What we’ll cover… The Basics: WATCARD, Libraries & Hours, Services for Grad Students, Your Library Account, Your Liaison Librarian Books: TRELLIS (the Library catalogue) Connecting from Home

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Information for Grad Students

Library Instruction

Fall 2006


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What we’ll cover…

  • The Basics: WATCARD, Libraries & Hours, Services for Grad Students, Your Library Account, Your Liaison Librarian

  • Books: TRELLIS (the Library catalogue)

  • Connecting from Home

  • Journal Articles: Research Databases/Journal Indexes, Electronic Journals

  • Document Delivery: Articles & Books

  • RefWorks: Bibliographic management software

  • Help when you need it


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Library Homepage(www.lib.uwaterloo.ca)


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Your WATCARD

Your Barcode










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Your Liaison Librarian

  • A subject specialist

    • Subject Guides

  • Help with Library services and resources

  • Comprehensive literature research assistance

  • Personal or group consultations

  • Book purchase requests accepted





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Your Library Account

  • Books you have on loan

    • Borrow books for a term (unless recalled)

  • Renew your books online

    • E-mail reminder sent near end of term

  • Fines or other problems





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Your Library Account

Online renewal



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TRELLIS (the Library Catalogue)

  • Find books, journals, government documents, conferences, theses, etc. …at UW, UG, WLU, & Annex

  • Get item Location, Status, and Call Number

  • Request items – books, copies of journal articles









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TRELLIS

Submit button





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TRELLIS

  • Since I’m already signed in, I don’t have to enter my barcode, etc. again…





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Connecting from Home

  • Research Databases

  • E-Journals

  • Electronic Books

  • E-Data




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Research Databases

  • To find journal articles,

    • Use Research Databases (i.e., journal indexes)

      NOT

    • E-Journals


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Research Databases

Why use them?

  • Find articles on your topic

  • Save time (faster than browsing)

  • Get brief descriptions (abstracts)

  • Link to the full text in many cases


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Research Databases

How to choose them:

  • Different databases for different topics

  • Note the date ranges

  • You may have to search more than one database for a topic



















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Document Delivery

  • Article from a journal in TRELLIS?

    • TUGdoc

    • “request item from TRELLIS”

  • Not in TRELLIS?

    • CISTI Source

      • 1993-

      • Largely science and technology, but some arts and social sciences

    • RACER (InterLibrary Loan)

      • All Ontario university libraries plus…

    • “request item not in TRELLIS”


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TUGdoc

I need an article from volume 8 and it’s a snowy day, so I don’t want to go get it






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TUGdoc

Automatically entered

Fill in this part

Select this option









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CISTI Source

  • Confirmation number – write it down for tracking purposes if necessary








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RACER

Automatically entered

Fill in this part



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RACER

  • Confirmation number – write it down for tracking purposes if necessary


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Can’t wait? (for TUGdoc/CISTI Source/RACER)

  • Visit another Ontario library…

    …but search their Library catalogue first!

  • Photocopy article(s)

  • Borrow book(s) directly

    …return books at UW



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RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

  • A personal bibliographic software manager

    • Manages citations

    • Creates bibliographies

    • Helps you write your term papers

  • Accessible from anywhere!


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RefWorks

Why use RefWorks?

  • Keep track of articles on your topic – or several topics

  • Create bibliographies easily and quickly in over 200 citation styles

  • Submitting your article to more than one journal expecting different citation styles?

    • A click of the mouse will change the style to fit the requirements of the journal

  • Insert references into a Word document and have in-text ciations and the bibliography automatically generated using the Write-N-Cite module


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RefWorks

How do I access RefWorks?

  • Click on the RefWorks link on the Library’s homepage

  • http://refworks.scholarsportal.info/(log in from anywhere using the Group Code given to you in the RefWorks e-mail message received when you register)




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“Ask a Librarian”

  • Your Liaison Librarian!

  • Online Reference (Chat and MSN)

  • E-mail

  • Phone

  • In person

6 ways to talk to us!





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Need more information?

  • Contact your Liaison Librarian

  • Attend another Library instruction session (http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/index.html)

    • Smart Searching Techniques

    • Find Journal Articles Fast

    • TRELLIS

    • RefWorks

    • Etc.



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