Help

Welcome to the help manual - this has been provided to aid you in using the Notornis bibliography system.

If you cannot find what you need please e-mail us at:

support@osnz.org.nz

If you wish to print the entire manual click the printer friendly version link at the bottom of the page. If you only want to print a section go to the section before clicking on the printer friendly version link

This book is split into several chapters which are listed below:

Searching

Important Note: Search will not work if you have your cookies disabled

You can easily search for particular items by going to the Publications page and using the "Search Publications" field. Simply enter the text you wish to search for (e.g. falcon) and press enter or click the Search Publications button

The search will look for the text falcon in all fields (including author, abstract etc) and return all results.

This means that you can easily search for authors in this way (e.g. if you search for McKinlay - it returns all papers written by Bruce McKinlay and also one where his name is mentioned in a paper).

When the result is returned a warning appears below the search box (highlighted in red) indicating that the list is filtered - in the case of the falcon search it would say:

Search results for falcon [Reset Search]

If you wish to see all the articles again - click on the [Reset Search] link.

Note you can also use quotes to narrow your search: e.g. If you want to view only Southern Bird articles just do a search for "Southern Bird".

Filtering

The list can be filtered by author by simply clicking on the author's name on the publication list.

However, more complex filtering rules can also be set by clicking on "Filter".

You can define the first filter by selecting the relevant radio button, selecting the respective value you want and clicking on "Filter". This will take you back to the list of entries. if you want to further refine the filter, you can click again on "Filter", choose a new selection, and click on "Refine". The button "Undo" will remove the last filter you defined, and "Reset" will clear all filters.

Filtered lists can also be sorted and ordered as explained in the previous section.

Filters are persistent, and are kept even if you navigate away from the list. If you want to remove them and see the complete list again, you can click on the "Clear all filters" link on the top of the list.

Fields you can use to filter are:

  • Author
  • Type of Article
  • Term (not used)
  • Year of publication
  • Keyword

Example

As an example if you wished to find all articles which were published in 2009 you would carry out the following steps:

  1. Click on the filter tab
  2. Click the radio button next to Year and use the dropdown list to find 2009
  3. Click Filter

You would now have all articles published in 2009 listed.

Say you now wanted to refine the filter to show all articles in published in 2009 and authored by Beauchamp:

  1. Click on Filter
  2. Click on the radio button next to author and find Beauchamp, A. J
  3. Click Refine

Now the list will only show articles published in 2009 AND authored by A.J Beauchamp.

Downloading References

You can download the references into:

  1. Word (rich text format) - this can be used in Word etc.
  2. Endnote

To do this you can either:

  1. download an individual reference by clicking on the Word/Endnote link in the list for the relevant article or
  2. you can download the list of articles you have filtered by clicking on the Word/Endnote link at the top right hand side of the list

Downloading Files

If you click on the PDF links for the full articles, some browsers will offer to download the file whilst other may just open it within your browser.

In some cases the file may not display in the browser properly due to the large size of some of the files (in some instances it may not display at all). If you want to download it instead, right click the link and select "Save link as" at which point you will be asked where to save it and what to name the file.