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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


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


Library Homepage(www.lib.uwaterloo.ca)


Your WATCARD

Your Barcode


Libraries & Hours


Libraries & Hours


Libraries & Hours


Libraries & Hours


Services for Grad Students


Services for Grad Students


Services for Grad Students


Services for Grad Students


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


Your Liaison Librarian


Your Liaison Librarian


Your Liaison Librarian


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


Your Library Account


Your Library Account


Your Library Account


Your Library Account

Online renewal


Any Questions?


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


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS

Submit button


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


TRELLIS

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


TRELLIS


TRELLIS


Any Questions?


Connecting from Home

  • Research Databases

  • E-Journals

  • Electronic Books

  • E-Data


Connect from Home


Connect from Home


Research Databases

  • To find journal articles,

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

      NOT

    • E-Journals


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


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


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Research Databases


Any Questions?


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”


TUGdoc

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


TRELLIS


TUGdoc


TUGdoc


TUGdoc


TUGdoc

Automatically entered

Fill in this part

Select this option


CISTI Source & RACER


CISTI Source & RACER


CISTI Source


CISTI Source


CISTI Source


CISTI Source


CISTI Source


CISTI Source

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


RACER


RACER


RACER


RACER


RACER


RACER


RACER

Automatically entered

Fill in this part


RACER


RACER

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


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


Any Questions?


RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

  • A personal bibliographic software manager

    • Manages citations

    • Creates bibliographies

    • Helps you write your term papers

  • Accessible from anywhere!


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


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)


RefWorks


RefWorks


“Ask a Librarian”

  • Your Liaison Librarian!

  • Online Reference (Chat and MSN)

  • E-mail

  • Phone

  • In person

6 ways to talk to us!


“Ask a Librarian”


“Ask a Librarian”


Any Questions?


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.


THANK YOU!


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