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South African Gazettes Course Outline

Duration: 1 and a half-hour online course presented from 9:00 – 10:30

Databases Covered: Government Gazettes, Provincial Gazettes, Retrospective Government Gazette Archive, Retrospective Provincial Gazettes Archive

Target group

Learners participating in this programme course are assumed to have basic computer and Windows literacy. Learners will include serious advanced information seekers and researchers pursuing legal information published in the Gazettes.

Objectives of the course

The objective of the session is to promote the understanding of where and how to look for Legal Information using Sabinet’s reliable range of Legal Products. The range of products covered in this course includes the Government Gazettes, Provincial Gazettes, Retrospective Government Gazettes and the Retrospective Provincial Gazettes.

Topics covered

1. Overview of databases

1.1. In-depth detail of each of the above database’s content
1.2. Coverage of each database
1.3. The main use of each database

2. Interface

2.1. Navigational Buttons
2.2. Explanation of different panes
2.3. Various hyperlinks

3. Searching

3.1. Basic search
3.2. Advanced Search
3.3. Exact Phrase Search
3.4. Search within Results
3.5. New/Clear Current search
3.6. Searchable parts of the item
3.7. Save Search/Create Alert
3.8. List Searching
3.9. Sorting results
3.10.  Filter results
3.11.  Add to Action list
3.12.  Download file
3.13.  Add to My Briefcase

4. Advanced Search Strategies

4.1. Boolean
4.2. Proximity
4.3. Truncation
4.4. Wildcards and plurals

5. Viewing of Records/Results

5.1. Viewing Full Text in different formats
5.2. Navigating between search results
5.3. Share
5.4. Print item
5.5. Add to action list
5.6. My Briefcases
5.7. Explore linked content

6. Questions and Answers