2 User Name/PasswordShare the institutional User Name/Password with researchers, professors and students within your institutionDo not put the password on the Internet (violation of HINARI license agreement)Do share the password with all legitimate members of your registered institution (see HINARI DOs and DONTs)Share the password during training workshops and 1:1 training sessions
3 HINARI LinkPut a link to HINARI on your institution’s or library’s websiteUse either the ‘about HINARI’ url orDirectly link to the journals and databasesRemember, do not put the user name and password on the website
4 Promote HINARIBe proactive about passing on information about HINARI (see the ‘Training Users on HINARI’ module)Arrange training/orientation sessions with the researchers, professors and students in your institution (see the ‘HINARI Short Course’ module)Incorporate HINARI training into course curriculumsPromote HINARI informally; visit offices and attend meetingsDevelop a local listserv; websites are constantly changing; keep staff and users up-to-dateNo time is too short to teach someone something new about HINARI! Seize the ‘teachable moment.’
5 Training Resources Use available training resources To download the up-to date- training materials, see:For a copy of the training CD, contact HINARIIn Africa, contact ITOCA for a copy of the CD
6 HINARI Posters and Leaflets Order HINARI posters and leaflets and display these in your library or medical department.Material is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and RussianPrint copies from
7 Adobe Acrobat ReaderTo read the full-text journal articles, download Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7 (or the latest) for free from: htttp://www.downloadsglobe.com/acrobat/To configure Adobe Acrobat Reader:1) From the menu bar, select.... Edit -> Preferences2) Select the 'Internet' category 3) Ensure all the 'Web Browser Options' are checked: o Display PDF in Browser o Allow fast web view o Allow speculative downloading in the background
8 Trouble ShootingIf you have problems accessing HINARI, refresh your screen by clicking on the ‘Refresh’ button. You may be working from a cache of the website that is on your computer or local network.If your Internet access/bandwidth is slow, close other Internet pages so that only HINARI is open. This may speed up access and downloading.
9 Email Alerts Sign up for free ‘email alerts’ for key journals Also called ‘ table of contents’ alertsVia , you receive table of contents lists for each new issueRegister via the publishers’ websitesDistribute these ‘alerts’ to interested users
10 List of Available Journal Titles Print out the complete list of titles for ‘offline’ consultationsAs of May 2007, list is 41 A4 pages long!List is very useful for ‘Band 2’ countries since, for institutions in this category, it verifies access to journals
11 Number 10 Add your own ‘Top 10 Tips’ Think of other ideas that would be useful in your institutional settingFor further useful information, go to ’Frequently Asked Questions’ or ‘HINARI DOs and DON’Ts’ on the training page:‘Top 10 Tips’ Source:HINARI E-newsletter, Issue 2, May 2007Updated
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