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Scheduled or on-demand sessions

 

The courses are organised by Punt BIU (User Information Point). The attendance is free. Previous registration avaliable through the form in the information of each one of the courses. The registration must be done at least 48 hours in advance to ensure that the training session is celebrated.

The departments or the administrative dependencies of the UA can reserve courses for their professors and/or administrative staff. Besides, professors can request courses for groups of students.

All the courses will take place in the General Library Building, computer room, ground floor, in schedule of morning and/or afternoon. In the case of the courses adressed to groups of undergraduate, master or doctoral students, within the framework of a subject, the reservation of the classroom must be carried out by the professor in the the Space Management Unit if the number of assistants exceeds the capacity of the General Library computer rooms.

 

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puntbiu@ua.es

 

965 90 3996

Pick up a course to know its content, dates and schedules. In case you don't belong to the university community or you can't attend the courses on those dates, you can contact the library to apply for a different one. If you need more information please contact PuntBiu .

Organize, share and automate your own information

Content: In this course we will learn to manage all the information that we locate by surfing the Internet through the use of social bookmarks, which will allow us to organize, tag and share links with other users.
We will also use tools that allow us to receive information automatically according to our needs and interests. Through RSS we will create alerts to receive automatic notifications every time our favorite content is updated.
In addition, we will know IFTTT, a curious application that allows to automate actions in channels and web services through conditions.

Objectives:

  • Know and use tools to organize, manage and share information (Diigo).
  • Know the use of tools to automate the reception of the most current information that is of our interest (Feedly, Netvibes, IFTTT).

Dates and schedules:

  • September 26 (12:00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.)
  • October 17 (12.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.)
  • November 14 (12.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.)
  • December 12 (12.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

The Library in one click. The virtual services of the Library through the web page

Content: Tour by the main virtual services that the Library of the UA offers, as well as another information of interest provided by the web page.

Objectives: 

  • Know and use the main virtual services the Library offers: reservation and renewal of materials in loan, profile of user management, reservation of group work rooms, remote access to the electronic resources, queries to the library staff, query of recommended bibliography, acquisition of new materials.
  • Know another information of interest like types and periods of loan, usual schedules and extraordinary openings, charter of services, special collections, normative, guides and tutorials.

Dates and schedules:

  • September 25 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • October 14 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • October 28 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • November 11 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • December 3 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

Looking for books, films or music?: use the catalogue

Content: The catalogue is the tool providing information on all the printed documents (books, journals, newspapers) and multimedia (music, films, programs), in addition to some electronic documents, included in the collection of the University Library. It shows information about location, number of copies and availability of the documents. Through the catalogue we will be able to manage our profile, consult our borrowed materials and make renewals and reservations.

Objectives:

  • Know and use the services offered in the catalogue: consult the user profile, change the PIN, renew loans, place hold requests and configure My Profile (favourite authors and subjects).
  • Learn to use the difrerent fields (author, title, title of magazine, subject, all the fields), options of search (basic, advanced and by call number), and ways of research (keyword, alphabetic and exact listing), as well as the options of limitation of the references recovered (by library, format, type of document, language, year of publication).
  • Use the operators of search and the truncations and pose the most effective strategy of research.
  • Apply the options of visualisation, ordination and selection of registers to facilitate their recovery, through the different possibilities: print, save, send by email.
  • Learn to locate the different type of documents and know how to interpret the information offered (books, films, magazines, electronic documents).
  • Consult the recommended bibliography, the new acquisitions, the digital collections and the special collections of the library.

Dates and schedules:

  • September 23 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • October 14 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • October 28 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • November 12 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • November 20 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • December 2 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

Scientific information in Spanish: Dialnet and CSIC

Content : Tour by the main national databases compiling scientific and academic information in Spanish. Dialnet Is a cooperation multidisciplinary tool between the Spanish university libraries, including articles of journals, books, chapters of books and doctoral thesis, giving information on authors and magazines, as well as the full text of many documents in open access. The databases of the CSIC (ICYT, ISOC and IME) contain the scientific production published in Spain from the years 1970. They collect fundamentally articles of scientific journals and of selective form records of congresses, series and compilations.

Objectives:

  • Learn to use the different options of search of documents (basic, advanced, indexes) and filter the references recovered (by subject, institution, language, type of publication, year of publication).
  • Learn to use the operators of search and pose the the most effective strategy of research.
  • Know the options of navigation on the summaries of the indexed journals and the complementary information on the journals.
  • Apply the options of ordination and selection of registers to facilitate their recovery, through the distinct possibilities: print, send by email and export references (bibliographic references managers and other exit formats).
  • Access to the full text of the articles in free access.
  • Learn to save searches and create and suppress alerts in Dialnet (journal and research) and the options of the research history of of the CSIC.

Dates and schedules:

  • September 17 (12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • October 1 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • October 15 (12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • November 5 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • November 21 (12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • December 10 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

Look for scientific information in several resources at the same time: the Library finder

Content: Tool, managed by the OCLC (On-line Computer Library Center), that allows us to consult simultaneous resources of information from the Library of the UA and, besides, the collections of a series of libraries from all over the world. It gives access to the full text of the documents in free access or published in subscribed resources by the institution.

Objectives :

  • Know the resources from which locating Worldcat information and learn to search in all or only in the selected information source.
  • Learn to use the different fields and options of search (simple and advanced, in all the participant libraries or only in the University of Alicante Library), as well as the options to refine the results (resource of origin, type of document, complete text, date, author, subject).
  • Learn to use the operators of search and pose the the most effective strategy of search.
  • Locate any type of document or only one concrete, also in electronic format (journals, books, articles of journals).
  • Learn to interpret the information on the availability or of the full text of the documents in the search results, and get them.
  • Learn to export the results to a reference manager, a compatible document with any word-processing programm, or a browser web.
  • Know how to create a user profile with the favourite collections,save the searches realised, create lists of selected materials and share them, label resources to group them, etc.

Dates and schedules:

  • September 30 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • October 24 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • November 25 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • December 16 (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

Databases and electronic journals. Where do I start looking?

Content: First, we will learn to decide where to start looking and for this it will be necessary to know the characteristics of the different sources of information.
Secondly, we will carry out searches in databases and electronic journals, elaborating search strategies and using advanced techniques with truncations and Boolean operators.
We will finish with access to the full content of the article, either in electronic or printed format.

Objectives :

  • Know the characteristics of each source of information.
  • Learn the theoretical-practical concepts of the search and use the search tools: operators, truncations and search fields.
  • Consult the databases of a knowledge area or a specific database and know the different database platforms that the UA library has contracted.
  • Learn to interpret the information provided by the database search engine: simultaneity of use, content, free or not, availability of guides or tutorials.
  • Learn to use the search engine of electronic journals, to interpret the availability information of the full text of the subscribed or free magazines and to access them.
  • Know the different portals of e-journals subscribed by the UA, as well as the open access portals, both multidisciplinary and specialized.
  • Know what a portal of electronic journals is and learn how to use its different functionalities (browsing through subscribed magazines, searching magazines, searching for articles, consulting full-text articles, selecting records and export options, creating alerts, saving searches, ...).

Dates and schedules:

  • September 24 (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • October 8 (12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • October 22 (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • November 12 (12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • November 26 (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • December 16 (12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

Open scientific information: Institutional Repositories

Content: The institutional repositories are tools that compile scientific, educational or institutional information of the organisations keeping them. This course will centre in the institutional repository of the UA (RUA) and the main search engines of spanish institutional repositories (Recolecta, E-Ciencia).

Objectives :

  • Know the repository of the University of Alicante and use the distinct options of search and visualisation or download of documents.
  • Know Recolecta and E-Ciencia and learn the different functionalities of search (basic and advanced, operators, truncations).
  • Know the existence of repositories stood out to national or international level of the distinct thematic areas.

Dates and schedules:

  • October 30 (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • November 20 (12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • December 4 (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

Internet and Google search engines

Content: At the end of the course, the students will have an overview of the evolution of the internet as an information tool and the most common methods of use for the extraction of it, as well as the difficulties involved in finding information in this environment. The differences between a search engine and a directory and the structure of a search engine will be explained, focusing on Google. The possibilities and limitations of it and its suitability to find useful information for academic work will be explored. You will see the advanced features of Google and other complementary tools of this search engine.

Objectives :

  • Analyze search problems on the Internet.
  • Learn to use the information retrieval tools in an appropriate way: the search engines.
  • Be aware that different interfaces are equivalent to different possibilities.
  • Know the basic use of Google and enter and practice the Advanced Search.
  • Learn other advanced features of Google.
  • Know other tools.
  • Know who is Bot 3: Google Scholar: use the simple search and use the advanced search to get the most out of the search engine.

Dates and schedules:

  • October 29 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.)
  • November 26 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.)
  • December 10 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.)

Please fill in the form to apply for a session. In case you cannot attend the training sessions on any of these days please contact to get a new date.

 

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