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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

Information for Grad Students

Library Instruction

Fall 2006

what we ll cover
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
your watcard
Your WATCARD

Your Barcode

your liaison librarian
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 library account
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

trellis the library catalogue
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…
connecting from home
Connecting from Home
  • Research Databases
  • E-Journals
  • Electronic Books
  • E-Data
research databases
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
document delivery
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
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
can t wait for tugdoc cisti source racer
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

refworks
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)
ask a librarian
“Ask a Librarian”
  • Your Liaison Librarian!
  • Online Reference (Chat and MSN)
  • E-mail
  • Phone
  • In person

6 ways to talk to us!

need more information
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.