Presentation on theme: "10 Top Tips for Getting the Most out of HINARI. User Name/Password Share the institutional User Name/Password with researchers, professors and students."— Presentation transcript:
10 Top Tips for Getting the Most out of HINARI
User Name/Password Share the institutional User Name/Password with researchers, professors and students within your institution –Do 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
HINARI Link Put a link to HINARI on your institutions or librarys website –Use either the about HINARI url or –Directly link to the journals and databases –Remember, do not put the user name and password on the website
Promote HINARI Be 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 curriculums Promote HINARI informally; visit offices and attend meetings Develop a local listserv; websites are constantly changing; keep staff and users up-to-date No time is too short to teach someone something new about HINARI! Seize the teachable moment.
Training Resources Use available training resources To download the up-to date- training materials, see: For a copy of the training CD, contact HINARI In Africa, contact ITOCA for a copy of the
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 Russian Print copies from
Adobe Acrobat Reader To 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 -> Preferences 2) 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
Trouble Shooting If 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.
Alerts Sign up for free alerts for key journals –Also called table of contents alerts –Via , you receive table of contents lists for each new issue –Register via the publishers websites –Distribute these alerts to interested users
List of Available Journal Titles Print out the complete list of titles for offline consultations As 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
Number 10 Add your own Top 10 Tips Think of other ideas that would be useful in your institutional setting For further useful information, go to Frequently Asked Questions or HINARI DOs and DONTs on the training page: Top 10 Tips Source: HINARI E-newsletter, Issue 2, May 2007 Updated