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Some tips on how to search efficiently for resources for NUS Libraries

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    • Search for information like a Pro! Start your research on the right foot! Tay Chee Hsien, Aaron Librarian, Central Library [email_address] Tel : 6516 2030
    • Want to chat? http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian Phone: +65 6516 2030   Email : [email_address]
    • Friend or follow? http://facebook.com/nuslibraries
    • Library FAQ http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/
    • Subject Guides http://lib.guides.nus.edu.sg
    • Proxy bookmarklet TOP TIP!
      • Install instructions http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/content.php?pid=96551&sid=1067663
      • Example : Search in Google Scholar
      • Improving Wikipedia's accuracy: Is edit age a solution?
      • 3. Use proxy bookmarklet.
    • Book Chapter J.D.B. Miller, “Hedley Bull, 1932–1985” in J.D.B. Miller and R.J. Vincent, eds., Order and Violence. Hedley Bull and International Relations (Oxford, 1990), p. 5. Deciphering References and Citations … Journal Article Mian MAR, Kang ST, Beil SE, Hammond RB (2008b) Genetic linkage mapping of the soybean aphid resistance gene in PI 243540. Theor Appl Genet 117:955–962 Journal Article C. Lutz and B. Meyer, "Economic Impacts of Higher Oil and Gas Prices the Role of International Trade for Germany," Energy Economics 31, no. 6 (2009) Book Simon Barton, A History of Spain , 2nd ed., Palgrave Essential Histories (Basingstoke ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) Note: Source title abbreviation for “Theoretical and applied genetics” Issue number not mentioned .
    • Finding Journals J. Rauch, Does history matter when it only matters a little. Quarterly Journal of Economics 108 (1993), pp. 813–867. Journal title Article title Search LINC/LINC+ for the Journal title not Article title !
    • Document Delivery Service
        • Free
        • All requests must be approved by Supervisor
      2 1 3
    • Theses & Dissertations
      • 1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  
        • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses
      • 2) NUS Theses
        • Print copies
        • ScholarBank
      • 3) Other Theses
        • Edinburgh Research Archive : Medicine and Veterinary Medicine E-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of Medicine Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDs OhioLINK ETD Center Pennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archives Vanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and Dissertations Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project
      http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php?qid=16691
    • * Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations Newspapers
    • NewspaperSg
      • 1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  
        • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses
      • 2) NUS Theses
        • Print copies
        • Electronic Thesis Database ( ScholarBank )
      • 3) Other Theses
        • Edinburgh Research Archive : Medicine and Veterinary Medicine E-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of Medicine Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDs OhioLINK ETD Center Pennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archives Vanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and Dissertations Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project
      http://newspapers.nl.sg/
    • How do I find theses?
      • 1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  
        • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses
      • 2) NUS Theses
        • Print copies
        • Electronic Thesis Database ( ScholarBank )
      • 3) Other Theses
        • Edinburgh Research Archive : Medicine and Veterinary Medicine E-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of Medicine Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDs OhioLINK ETD Center Pennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archives Vanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and Dissertations Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project
      http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php?qid=16691
    • Boolean operators
    • Fluoride Water Water Fluoride Boolean “AND” 50 55 15 AND
    • OR University College 50 55 Boolean “OR” 40 + 10 + 45 = 95 University College
    • OR Order of Operations 4 + 5 x X 10 = = 54 Reduction AND Poor OR Poverty ) ( ) (
    • OR Wild cards Usage Variation in spellings Examples Organi z s ? e
    • OR Truncation Usage Variation in spellings Examples Improv ement e * ing
      • Multidisciplinary
      • Indexing database (no full text)
      • Usually offers links to full text
      • Good design, useful tools and easy to use
      OR Scopus
    • Ethics in waste disposal (ethic* or responsibilit* ) and ( waste or biohazard* ) and ( dispos* or manag* or treat* ) Let’s search Scopus (ethic* or responsibilit* ) dispos* or manag* or treat* ( waste or biohazard* )
      • But before we search …..
      OR
    • What is EndNote
      • A software that:
        • stores and organizes citations
        • inserts citations into a Word document
        • Format references in a predefined citation style
    • EndNote To install EndNote X4, please refer to the instructions at http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/content.php?pid=96551&sid=1067663 For more on Endnote - http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/endnote All technical queries regarding EndNote (eg installation) should be directed to IT Care at tel: 6516 2080 or email [email_address]
      • Includes the most prestigious journals
      • Covers not just science but also social science and humanities
      • Indexing database (no full text)
      OR Web of Science
    • OR Database *Gavel, Y., & Iselid, L. (2008). Web of Science and Scopus: a journal title overlap study. Online Information Review, 32(1), 8-21. Scopus Web of Science Coverage 1996 - 1898 - Journal coverage 13,690 Journals* 8,901 Journals* Geographic coverage Stronger in Asia Mostly western focus Subject coverage Multi-disciplinary Multi-disciplinary
    • InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
    • InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
    • BREAK TIME !
    • THANK YOU
    • Me again http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian Phone: +65 6516 2030   Email : [email_address]