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  • 1. 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
  • 2. Want to chat? http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian Phone: +65 6516 2030   Email : [email_address]
  • 3. Friend or follow? http://facebook.com/nuslibraries
  • 4. Library FAQ http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/
  • 5. Subject Guides http://lib.guides.nus.edu.sg
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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 .
  • 8. 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 !
  • 9. Document Delivery Service
      • Free
      • All requests must be approved by Supervisor
    2 1 3
  • 10. 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
  • 11. * Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations Newspapers
  • 12. 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/
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Boolean operators
  • 15. Fluoride Water Water Fluoride Boolean “AND” 50 55 15 AND
  • 16. OR University College 50 55 Boolean “OR” 40 + 10 + 45 = 95 University College
  • 17. OR Order of Operations 4 + 5 x X 10 = = 54 Reduction AND Poor OR Poverty ) ( ) (
  • 18. OR Wild cards Usage Variation in spellings Examples Organi z s ? e
  • 19. OR Truncation Usage Variation in spellings Examples Improv ement e * ing
  • 20.
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Indexing database (no full text)
    • Usually offers links to full text
    • Good design, useful tools and easy to use
    OR Scopus
  • 21. 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* )
  • 22.
    • But before we search …..
    OR
  • 23. What is EndNote
    • A software that:
      • stores and organizes citations
      • inserts citations into a Word document
      • Format references in a predefined citation style
  • 24. 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]
  • 25.
    • Includes the most prestigious journals
    • Covers not just science but also social science and humanities
    • Indexing database (no full text)
    OR Web of Science
  • 26. 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
  • 27. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
  • 28. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
  • 29. BREAK TIME !
  • 30. THANK YOU
  • 31. Me again http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian Phone: +65 6516 2030   Email : [email_address]