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  • Economics Honours Year Tutorial
      • by
    • Aaron Tay [email_address]
  • Objectives
    • To show you how to:
      • Use Library portal to access resources, services.
      • Search Economics databases to retrieve articles.
      • Obtain Economics Statistics
      • Use of Endnote Desktop to track citations
  • Learning Outcomes
    • At the end of the session, you will:
      • Know where to access resources & services from library portal
      • Be able to locate relevant library materials of different formats (books, journal articles, theses, newspapers)
      • Be able to search effectively Economics databases for:
        • Journal articles
        • Statistical data
  • Table of contents
    • Introduction
    • Endnote
    • Search Strategy
    • Search Books
    • Search Journals
    • Search Newspapers
    • Search Theses
    • Search Statistical Sources
    • Search Internet resources
    • Other useful information
  • Sources Search Books Articles and Working papers Theses Newspapers Statistical data Other internet sources Authoritative Quite recent cutting edge work In-depth treatment Recent, reactions Pre-publication, interesting ideas Quantitative data
  • Where to find them
    • Only for checking if a certain source title such as journal title, database or newspaper title is available but not for searching for article titles .
    • Other relevant databases can be found in Economics subject guide .
    • Other sources of thesis can be found in LION .
    • See also Statistics on Singapore .
    Microforms LINC / LINC 1 + Factiva, Lexus-Nexus Newspaper articles Other resources (particularly Singapore statistics) 4 Statistical databases such as Singstat, EIU Country data 2 Statistics Wikis, Citeulike Blogs Mailing lists Other internet sources Theses databases 3 such as ProQuest Dissertations and Theses LINC/LINC+ Theses Google scholar LINC / LINC 1 + or Infogate Databases 2 such as EconLit, Scopus, Web of Science, Perind Articles, conference paper Google books LINC/LINC+ Books Source 3 Source 2 Source 1 Item type
    • Endnote
  • EndNote Desktop
    • Software that stores & organizes references
    • Can import references directly into a Word document in a preferred citation style
    • Procedure to Install EndNote X2
    • Import saved citations from other sources into EndNote X2
    • Insert Citations from EndNote into Microsoft Word
  • Endnote Screenshot
    • Search Strategy
  • Case Study
    • National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) research grant
    • “ Reimbursement of direct expenses incurred on the research up to maximum of $1,000 for Honours or equivalent degree students.”
    • “ Cash award of $1,000 and it will be given out each application year to the most outstanding thesis”
    • More here
  • Potential topics
    • Social costs of gambling
    • Cost-benefit analysis of gambling industry
    • Impact studies of casino industry
  • Mechanics of searching
    • Use natural language
    • List keywords, synonyms & variant spellings
    • May have to refine or broaden search with
      • AND, OR, NOT, * , ( )
    • Formulate a keyword search statement
    • Can limit search by language, by date
    • Sort by relevance and times cited if available
    • Edit search statement and refine search again.
    • Mark, save, print, email, export results
    • Retrieve full-text if necessary
  • Search Strategy
    • Boolean operators
    • Truncation
    • Grouping using parentheses
    • Proximity search - e.g. “near 4”,
    • Keywords & Concepts
    • Search statements
  • Build your search: Boolean operators
    • AND is used to indicate that both terms must be present
    • OR is used to indicate that either terms may be present
    • NOT is used to indicate that one term must not be present
    Casino AND gambling casino gambling Gambling NOT online online Gambling Casino Gambling Casino Gambling
  • Build your search: Truncation *, Round parentheses ( )
    • Use * for variant forms of term
      • Gambl* = gambl ing , gambl ers
      • casino * = casino s ,
    • Use ( ) to execute commands inside innermost parentheses first
      • “ social cost” and (casino or gamblers)
      • = social cost of casino
      • = social cost of gamblers
      • “ social cost” and (casino* and gambl*)
      • = social cost of casinos HIT!
      • = Social cost of gambling HIT!
      • HIT!
      • HIT!
  • Proximity operators (advanced AND)
    • Proximity operators allow you to retrieve items where one search term is within n (where n is a number) words of another.
    • Near Operator — finds words within x number of words from each other, regardless of the order in which they occur.
    • Example: cost n2 gambling would find “ cost of gambling " or “ gambling on cost " but not “ The cost of very long term addiction to gambling “
    • Within Operator (Wx) — finds words within x number of words from each other, in the order they are entered in the search.
    • Example: cost w2 gambling would find “ Cost of gambling ” but not “ gambling cost ”
  • Consistency of search operators?
    • And , OR , NOT , are standard symbols and can be used in almost all databases.
    • This is less true of the multi-character wildcard * ! For example EconLit, use $ instead.
    • Use of proximity operators varies even more.
    • Be careful! For most databases, there is no difference between using “AND” versus “and” , but a few might.
    • Therefore please consult specific search guide for each database.
  • SAMPLE SEARCH QUERY What are the economic impacts of Legalized casino gaming? “ Economic impact*” or Cost* Casino* or gambl* (“Economic impact*” or Cost*) and (casino* or gambl*)
    • BOOKS
  • Searching for books
    • DEMO
    • Search using LINC, keyword search
    • Show expansion of search using subject headings
    • Import into Endnote desktop
    • Look for limited previews in Google books
    • JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • Search for Journal articles
    • Searching article databases
    • Getting the full-text articles (online or print)
    • What to do when you can’t get the full text article – Document Delivery Service
    • E - RESOURCES
  • E-Resources
    • Databases
    • E-Journals
    • E-Books
    • Newspapers
    • Exam Papers
    • E-Reserves
    • Statistical Data
  • Ways to access databases from Library portal Search under E-Resources Click on More Databases Select E-Resources
  • Comprehensive article search
    • Look for “pure” Economics papers – papers written from the Economist’s point of view = EconLit , NBER Working Papers
    • Supplement with closely related business and social science databases = Social Sciences Abstracts , ABI/Inform Complete , Business Source Premier
    • Further supplement with cross-disciplinary papers using comprehensive databases = Web of Science , Scopus , Google Scholar .
  • Databases (articles) we will cover
    • EconLit
    • Scopus
    • Web of Science
    • PERIND
  • EconLit
  • EconLit
    • Producer: The American Economic Association
    • Coverage: 1969 – present
    • Provides bibliographic references and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters/reviews, working papers from RePEC , some dissertations, etc. More details .
    • Contains more than 350,000 records on accounting, consumer economics, monetary policy, labor, marketing etc.
    • One of the major resources for Economics , mostly citations, some full-text.
  • OvidSP Test Database Use http://ovidsp.ovid.com to access EconLit
  • Basic Search
    • “ Natural language” search, do not enter boolean operators (And, Or, Not)
  • Refine/narrow search
  • Accessing record
  • Exporting results
  • Let’s search ECONLIT! (For advanced ovid search and multi-field search only) What are the economic impacts of Legalized casino gaming? “ Economic impact$” or Cost$ Casino$ or gambl$ (“Economic impact$” or Cost$) and (casino$ or gambl$)
    • Basic Search
      • Natural language search
      • Do not enter Boolean operators, wildcards, truncation in search box
      • Click on “include related terms”
      • Apply a database limit(s) – optional
      • Use search aid for “narrow search”
    • Advanced Ovid Search
      • Allows for more complex and exact searches
      • Use Boolean operators, such as OR, AND, NOT
      • Use * for multi-character wildcard (truncation)
      • More information can be found on the “Database field guide” on the top of the screen.
      • Really advanced – use indexes (see next screen)
    Search tips for EconLit
  • Ovidsp Multi-field search
    • New interface added recently, “searcher builder” for multi-field search
  • Other search options
    • Find Citation
      • Uses for searching for full details of a specific known existing article.
    • Search Fields
      • Search using specific indexes such as country, isbn, year of publication etc.
      • Example – In Advanced Ovid search, search using ct.singapore and casino.
      • See me if you want to know more.
    • Sliver Platter Search
      • To be dropped by OVIDSP, not recommended
  • Other generic tips
    • Search History
      • Use ‘ Search History ’ to combine the searches with Boolean search operators OR and AND
    • Sort by score, year of publication etc
    • “ Find citing articles”, to find articles quoting the target article.
  • Scopus
  • Scopus
    • Producer: Elsevier
    • Coverage: 1841-1996 (17 million records) , 1996- (16 million records)
    • Largest abstract and citation database covering science, technical, medial, social science
    • Use this to supplement your search to go beyond Economics for multi-disciplinary papers.
  • Let’s search Scopus! What are the economic impacts of Legalized casino gaming? “ Economic impact*” or Cost* Casino* or gambl* (“Economic impact*” or Cost*) and (casino* or gambl*)
  • Scopus Basic Search
  • Scopus results
  • Exporting downloading Scopus results
  • Export citations to Endnote
  • Emailing citations
  • Formatting citiations
  • Search tips for Scopus
    • Basic Search
    • Use Boolean operators, such as OR, AND, NOT, also multi-character wildcard *
    • Default search in “Article title, Abstract, Keywords”
    • Use Limit fields
    • Use Refine results
    • Combine Search History
  • Advanced Search
    • Command Line search
    • Not really recommended
    • Other features relates to citation and are not that relevant for searching.
  • Web of Science
  • Web of Science
    • Producer: Thomson Scientific
    • Coverage: 1980-
    • Competes with Scopus
    • Don’t be fooled by name, includes Social Sciences Citation Index, provides access to
      • multidisciplinary & scholarly journal literature of the social sciences
      • author abstracts
      • cited references
      • full text articles
  • Web of Science
  • Search tips for Web of Science
    • - search subject words (topic), author name(s) or affiliation, journal title,…
    • - requires search field tags e.g. ts=topic
      • - enables restricting items from your search with “not.”
      • - allows for combining previous searches
    • Viewing search results
      • - click on title to view full record
    • - for combining search result sets
      • - saving search strategies for future use.
  • PERIND Periodical Index to Articles relating to Singpaore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN
  • PERIND
    • Periodical Index to articles relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & ASEAN
    • Producer: NUS Libraries
    • Coverage, 1980-
      • Humanities, social sciences, business, medicine architecture, building, science, law
      • Journal articles, book chapters & book reviews, conference papers
    • Search tips
      • Use drop-down menu for Boolean operators & fields
      • Enter keywords, subject terms, phrases…
      • Save selected records using IE toolbar
        • File> Save as> html format.
  • Perind Screenshot
  • Newspapers
  • E-Newspapers
    • Major international & local newspapers:
      • New York Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, Business Times, The Straits Times, more…
      • Access via Library portal>E-Resources> E-Newspapers
    • Two major databases
      • Factiva
      • Lexis/ Nexis Academic
    • Note at this time, you cannot export citations from these two databases.
  • Newspapers
    • Press Clippings
      • In-house collection of articles from Straits Times and Business Times
      • Articles about Singapore, Malaysia, ASEAN
      • Check LION under Press Clippings Collection - Subject Headings List
      • Available from Singapore-Malaysia Collection
    • Microfilms
      • The Straits Times from 1880 -
  • Factiva Search vs search 2.0
  • Example of Factiva search
  • Factiva results
  • Materials Not Found in Library
    • Document Delivery Services (DDS)
      • Journal articles, book chapters, conference Papers
      • Request via E-Forms (Library Portal)
      • All requests must be approved by Supervisor
      • Free, but maximum 3 requests for Honours years
    • THESES
  • NUS Theses & Academic exercises (PRINT)
    • Search LINC, by
      • Under Find ,
      • By call no : HD30* and choose Theses Collection (optional)
    • Search LINC+, by keywords :
      • m soc sc Economics national university singapore
      • academic exercise economics national university singapore
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (Online)
    • Producer: Proquest UMI
    • Includes over 2 million master's theses and dissertations, with over 60,000 titles added every year from Universities in United States and Canada.
    • Provides full text access for many items.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
    • Search for North American Dissertations & Theses
    • STATISTICAL SOURCES
  • Statistical Sources
    • Access via E-Resources>Databases>By type>Statistical Data and Economics subject guide
    • International
    • EIU CountryData , EIU CityData , EIU Market Indicators and Business Forecast
    • International Financial Statistics
    • World development Indicators Online
    • SourceOECD (OECD Stat)
    • Statistics Database (World Trade Organisation )
    Demo Intro Demo Intro Time series on international trade of service and commodities, trade and tariff profiles
  • Statistical Sources II
    • Business/industry related/Finance
    • Global Market Information Database (GMID)
    • ISI Emerging Markets
    • Frost & Sullivan
    • Orbis and Osiris
    Excellent business database, draws data from IFS as well. IT industry related industry reports Covers 35 countries only Specific Company related information.
  • Statistical Sources III
    • Singapore
    • Yearbook of statistics, Singapore (print & web )
    • SingSTAT Time Series
    • Statlink
    • Singapore 1000 (CDROM)
    • Statistics on Singapore : annotated bibliography
    Standard statistics reference, latest version is always online Other statistics from Dept of Statistics- request with supervisors permission Singapore Trade Stats Company Info on biggest S’pore companies
  • More statistics database
  • Statistics basics
    • Select the following
    • Geographic coverage : Region, Country or Country aggregate (e.g ASEAN)
    • Statistic series (e.g. Real GDP : US$ at 2005 prices)
    • Chronological coverage ( e.g. 1980-2000 monthly )
  • EIU Country data
    • Producer: Economist Intelligence Unit
    • Geographic Coverage: 150 countries, 45 regional aggregates (e.g ASEAN).
    • Chronological coverage :1980- (annual) , 1993- (monthly, quarterly).
    • 317 series (statistic data on macro indicators – Inflation, GDP, interest rates, trade balance of payments, demographics etc)
    • Includes forecasts (figures will appear in green )
    • Help file
    • Other EIU databases include
      • EIU MarketIndicators & Forecasts
      • EIU CityData
      • EIU Commodities
  • EIU Citydata
  • EIU marketindicators & forecasts
  • International Financial Statistics
    • Producer: IMF (Statistics Department of the International Monetary Fund)
    • Geographic Coverage: More than 200 countries and areas
    • Chronological coverage :1948-
    • “ contains approximately 32,000 time series” international liquidity, IMF fund accounts, money supply etc.
    • Help file
  • IFS Tip : Change retrieval period first , before entering other data such as country and statistical series.
  • Other “all-rounders” to try
    • World development Indicators Online (by World Bank)
    • Data statistics from 1960s onwards, geographic coverage.
    • World Development Indicators (WDI) database, 800 development indicators, with time series for 209 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2007
    • SourceOECD (OECD Stat)
    • Currently in beta
    • Covers OECD countries (30 countries) plus selected non-member economies e.g. China, India.
    • 1960 onwards
  • Country statistics
    • Country Report Economist Intelligence Unit
    • Country Commerce Economist Intelligence Unit
    • Country Profile Datamonitor Plc
    • Country Review CountryWatch Incorporated
    • Country Monitor Global Insight Inc.
    • Global Competitiveness Report
    • World Competitiveness Report
    • Search for E-Resources on “Economic studies”, “Economic Competitiveness”, “Forecast”
    print print pdf pdf pdf pdf
  • Country statistics
    • Search the site of the countries' official body (e.g. department, ministry, bureau, agency etc ) responsible for statistics
    • http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html
    • http://isi.cbs.nl/directory.htm
  • List of statistical agencies
  • Tips for looking for statistics
    • If subject is topical and/or country, you can try looking at websites of international or regional organizations devoted to the subject.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_organizations
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intergovernmental_organizations
  • Tips for looking for statistics
    • Don’t neglect print! Search LINC with subject heading . e.g China statistic
    • INTERNET RESOURCES
  • Resources on WWW http://www.citeulike.org/ http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/EconVLib.html http://academicblogs.org/wiki/index.php/Economics . Citeulike WWW Virtual Library Economics Blogs on Economics
    • OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES
  • Subject Guides
    • Good starting point for research
  • L ibrary I nstruction ON line Click here
  • We are here…
    • Advisory Service at Information Desk, Central Library, Level 5.
    • Email us: [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • Tel: 6516 2028 / 6516 1643
  • E-resource day
    • 9 September 2008 , Central Library Forum
    • Participate in our Online Quiz and Treasure Hunt to win prizes such as an Asus Eee PC, iPod Nanos, MP3 players, laptop bags, book vouchers, flash drives, optical mice, and other great prizes!
    • Listen in & Learn ! Our e-resource providers will be conducting talks throughout the day touching on the scope, coverage, and strengths of the various e-resources.
    • Some of the e-resources highlighted are: Business Source Premier, Scopus, Web of Science, Engineering Village 2, Proquest Dissertations & Theses, SciFinder Scholar, LexisNexis Academic and the list goes on!