Portal user guide
User guide for the BeM Informathèque library portal
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Portal user guide
PORTAL USER GUIDE FEBRUARY 2013
Connecting to the portalYou may choose English language by • On campusclicking on the Union Jack flag I connect directly to the portal : http://www.informatheque.bem.edu Or via http://www.bem.edu Menu -> Resources -> The Informathèque • Off campus I connect directly to the portal : http://www.informatheque.bem.edu Or via http://www.bem.edu Menu -> Resources -> The Informathèque Off campus, you will need to adjust your Internet browser to access certain data bases For more information click here : Installation manual.
Access to the library portal :before and after connection
Portal mapMulti-sources researchA search will be run onseveral data bases at once My personal areaResearch inTop basesA search will be run on ExLibris Catalogueone data base at a time A search will be run on the Informathèque stock catalogueResearch inTop journalsA search will be run onspecialised journalwebsites Informathèque news
My reader account This function will give you access to : •My current loans •My reservations •My loan records
My searches This function allows you to save searches that have been run on different data bases Via the selected search form : • Run your search. • Click on the «Save the search » icon on the result screen. • Your search equation is thus, named and saved and can be re run via My searches. • Click on « Subscribe to this search » if you wish to receive e-mail alerts (See My subscriptions) on the topic or keywords you will have chosen. • Fill in the provided form in order to receive alerts at a given periodicity. • All year long you may re run your saved searches.
My basket This function allows you to save search results that you may have run on our different data bases. Via the chosen search form : • Run your search. • Tick the references that are pertinent. • Click on the « Memorise the selection" icon in the result screen. • Your basket is now saved. • You may now download, export or send your basket by e-mail, or decide to delete it via « My basket ». The basket function is extremely useful for all document transfer requests between the Talence and Mérignac campuses and also for writing up a bibliography. Remember to empty your basket regularly !
My subscriptions This function allows you to receive alerts (subscriptions) created from your own search results and/or those proposed by the Informathèque. Your alerts (subscriptions) are activated once you have subscribed (see My searches) Whether your alerts are public or private, you may : • Organise them (by creating different categories). • Modify your initial searches. • Update them. • Delete them. • Request to receive your alerts (subscriptions) via RSS web feed or by e-mail.
My comments This function will allow you, after validation by the Informathèque, to comment on a document (book, DVD…) you may have found in the Catalogue. • Your comment will enrich our references and the selected document will be given a star rating. • All your comments will be visible here.
Submit a purchasing request This function will give you access to a Purchasing request form for books, DVD, journals… • An e-mail will be sent to you concerning the follow up to your request.
My bookmarks As with all internet browsers, this function offers the possibility via the portal to organise your web links. • Create folders using this icon • In My favourite links, use the available icons to organise your folders and add new web links. • At any time from the portal you may then use these links or add to them as you navigate.
Chat This function is one of the research assistance services available, as well as SOS Info or the FAQ The Informathèque Chat works the same as a classic internet forum, allowing you to chat with one or more people .
Disconnection It is important that you remember to disconnect after each visit to the portal.
My search history This function is present every time you log onto the portal. • It will keep track of all recent searches run via the portal. • By clicking on a title, the link to the document will be re run.
The ExLibris Catalogue The Advanced search function of the catalogue allows you to refine you search, by type of document for example. • this is extremely useful in finding academic documents (books, research articles, scientific journals…). • it is also indispensable for locating a document in the Informathèque.
Other online resources Multi-sources searchMulti-source SearchA search will be run on numerous data basessimultaneously.Data bases are classified by theme.
Other online resources Multi-sources searchFor example, by clicking on Press, your searchwill be run on specialised data bases onprofessional press and magazines.To learn more Multi-sources search, click onHelp with research.
Tops Top basesFor a complete list of data bases, click on :Detailed description of data basesTo learn more about the Top bases, click on :Help with the data bases.
Tops Top journalsTop journals allows you to search websites ofspecialised journals, by topic. For more information, click on : Help with the journals
Research assistance services• Chat• SOS Info• FAQ• Telephone : 05 56 84 55 94• By mail : firstname.lastname@example.org