UCC Cora Help

CORA, the Cork Open Research Archive, of University College Cork is an open access institutional repository developed by UCC Library. CORA uses DSpace software www.dspace.org

In CORA you can find articles, working papers, preprints, technical reports, conference papers and theses produced by UCC researchers. The content in CORA is organised around Communities – at the top are the four colleges in University College Cork, with communities under them such as schools, departments, and research centres. Within each community there are collections of these different materials – peer-reviewed articles, working papers, and theses. There are also UCC theses with collections of doctoral and masters by research theses.

For help with using CORA and to answer any questions about CORA and submitting to CORA, please contact the IR manager, UCC Library, email: cora@ucc.ie Tel. 021 420 5109.

More information about CORA – UCC Institutional Repository and Open Access is available on the UCC Library website: http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=500

Browse

Browse allows you to go through a list of items in a particular order:

Browse by Community/Collection takes you through the communities in alphabetical order and allows you to see the communities and collections within each community. To see all items within a community or collection, click on one of the 4 browse buttons – Date, Keyword/Subject, Title, Author.

Browse by Title allows you to look at an alphabetical list of all titles of items in CORA.

Browse by Author allows you to look at an alphabetical list of all authors of items in CORA.

Browse by Keyword allows you to look through an alphabetical list of keywords and subjects assigned to items in CORA.

Browse by Date Browse by Date allows you to look at a list of all items in CORA ordered by their date of publication. Most recently published items appear at the top of the list.

Search

Quick search

To search all of CORA, use the search box at the top of the navigation bar on the left or the search box in the middle of the home page.

To limit your search to a specific community or collection, navigate to that community or collection and use the search bar on that page.

Search hints

  • What does the general keyword search (yellow box) search? The word or words you enter in the search box will be searched against the title, author, keyword, abstract, series, sponsor and identifier fields of each item's record.

  • What is not searched - Stop Words The search engine ignores certain words that occur frequently in English. These are:

    a, and, are, as, at, be, but, by, for, if, in, into, is, it, no, not, of, on, or, such, the, to, was.

  • Truncation Use an asterisk (*) after a word stem to get all hits that have words starting with that root, for example: will retrieve selects, selector, selectman, selecting.

  • Stemming The search engine automatically expands words with common endings to include plurals, past tenses ...etc.

  • Phrase searching To search using multiple words as a phrase, put quotation marks (") around the phrase.

  • Exact word match Put a plus (+) sign before a word if it MUST appear in the search result. For instance, in the following search the word "training" is optional, but the word "dog" must be in the result.

  • Eliminate items with unwanted words Put a minus (-) sign before a word if it should not appear in the search results. Alternatively, you can use NOT. This can limit your search to eliminate unwanted hits. For instance, in the search you will get items containing the word "training", except those that also contain the word "cat".

Boolean searching

The following Boolean operators can be used to combine terms. Note that they must be CAPITALISED!

  • AND - to limit searches to find items containing all words or phrases combined with this operator, e.g. will retrieve all items that contain BOTH the words "cats" and "dogs".

  • OR - to enlarge searches to find items containing any of the words or phrases surrounding this operator will retrieve all items that contain EITHER the words "cats" or "dogs".

  • NOT - to exclude items containing the word following this operator, e.g. will retrieve all items that contain the word "training" EXCEPT those also containing the word "cat".

Parentheses can be used in the search query to group search terms into sets, and operators can then be applied to the whole set, e.g.

Advanced Search

The advanced search page allows you to specify the fields you wish to search, and to combine these searches with the Boolean "and", "or" or "not". You can restrict your search to a community by clicking on the arrow to the right of the top box. If you want your search to search all of CORA, leave that box in the default position.

Then select the field to search in the left hand column and enter the word or phrase you are searching in the right hand column. You can select the Boolean operator to combine searches by clicking on the arrow to the right of the "AND" box.

Note: You need to fill in the first box. If you leave this box blank your search will not work.

Communities and Collections

The content in CORA is organised around Communities. The top communities are the four colleges, the Research Institutes and Centres and the Support Centres in University College Cork. There are sub communities under them such as schools, departments, and research centres. Within each community there are collections of these different materials – journal articles, book chapters, working papers, etc. UCC Theses is also a top community and it has collections of doctoral theses.

Each community has its own home page displaying information, news and links reflecting the interests of that community, as well as a descriptive list of collections within the community. Communities can maintain an unlimited number of collections in CORA. Each collection may contain an unlimited number of items. Collections can be organized around the types of material. Each CORA collection has its own entry page displaying information, news and links reflecting the interests of users of that collection.

Sign on to:

When you access an area of CORA that requires authorisation, the system will require you to log in. All users can register to become subscribers.

Log in / Register

Before you log in for the first time, you will need to click on "register with CORA" and follow the instructions. After that, you will need to enter your e-mail address and a password in the log in form. Your e-mail address should include your username and domain name. It is not case sensitive.

Example: frederick.murphy@ucc.ie

Type your password exactly as you entered it originally. Your password is case sensitive. Be sure to click on the "log in" button to continue.

Receive email updates: Click this if you wish to subscribe to a collection and receive e-mail updates when new items are added to it.

Edit your details: Click this if you wish to edit your details and to change your password. You must be authenticated with your log-in to change any of your personal information.

Subscribe to email alerts

Users can subscribe to receive e-mail alerts of new items added to collections. Users may subscribe to as many collections as they wish.

To subscribe:

  • go to the CORA registration page by clicking on the sign-on link in the navigation bar on the left of the home page
  • fill out the registration form
  • navigate to a collection for which you would like to receive e-mail alerts, and click on the "subscribe" button (repeat for other collections)
  • to edit your subscriptions, go to the "Subscribe" page.

 

Submit

IRIS, the UCC institutional research information system http://iris.ucc.ie and CORA are integrated so anyone with an IRIS profile can upload the files to CORA directly from IRIS.

For detailed instructions on how to upload files in IRIS, follow the guides on the UCC Library website http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=502

For those who currently don't have an IRIS profile, you can e-mail your publications together with a reference for the publication to cora@ucc.ie and we will archive on your behalf.

For PhD students interested in submitting an e-thesis, see the UCC Library webpages for more information. http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=503 and http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=506

If you have any questions, please contact the IR manager, UCC Library, email: cora@ucc.ie Tel. 021 420 5109.

License

You must agree to a non-exclusive distribution license before your item can appear on CORA. The license is given as part of the upload process in IRIS. There is a different license for theses which is currently part of the e-thesis submission form available from the UCC Graduate Studies Office website http://www.ucc.ie/en/graduatestudies/current/thesis/

If you have any questions, please contact the IR manager, UCC Library, email: cora@ucc.ie Tel. 021 420 5109.

Handles

When your item becomes a part of CORA it is assigned a persistent URL. This means that, unlike most URLs, this identifier will not have to be changed when the system migrates to new hardware, or when changes are made to the system. DSpace is committed to maintaining the integrity of this identifier so that you can safely use it to refer to your item when citing it in publications or other communications. Our persistent URLs are registered with the Handle System, a comprehensive system for assigning, managing, and resolving persistent identifiers, known as "handles," for digital objects and other resources on the Internet. The Handle System is administered by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which undertakes, fosters, and promotes research in the public interest.

Last Updated January 2012

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