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NUS Libraries' tutorial for FSA1201 conducted by Hayati on 14 Jan 2009

NUS Libraries' tutorial for FSA1201 conducted by Hayati on 14 Jan 2009

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  • 1. Discover Your Library Resources
      • Hayati Abdul [email_address]
      • 14 Jan 2009
    FSA1201 Library tutorial
  • 2. Objectives
    • To show you how to:
    • Use Library portal to access resources and services
    • Search LINC & databases using
        • Keywords, synonyms
        • Boolean operators
  • 3. Learning Outcomes
    • At the end of the session, you will be able to:
      • Be able to locate materials & services from LINC and Library portal
      • Be able to search databases for:
        • journal articles
        • conference papers, book chapters
        • full text articles
  • 4. Outline
    • Sources for research
    • Search strategy
    • Search databases
      • Scopus
      • Sociological Abstracts
      • Perind
    • Search LINC
    • Getting help
      • This is a hands-on session
  • 5. Sources for Research
  • 6. Sources for Research
    • Books
      • Overview of topic with a fair amount of detail.
      • Good source for further reading.
    • Journals
      • Academic/By scholars for scholars
      • Latest developments & research findings
    • Databases
      • Collection of e-journals, e-books, conference proceedings, book chapters, statistics, newspaper articles, etc.
  • 7. Evaluating Sources
    • Authority
      • What credentials are listed for the authors?
    • Objectivity
      • Is the information presented objective or biased?
    • Accuracy
      • Is the information well supported by references?
    • Currency
      • Is the information updated?
    • Appropriateness
      • Is the information what you need?
  • 8. Search Strategy
  • 9. Search Strategy
    • List keywords & synonyms to describe your topic
      • E.g. Finding love online
        • Love, romance, dating
        • Online, cyberspace, internet
    • Combine keywords with Boolean operators
      • AND, OR , NOT
    • Use truncation symbols
    • Group words to be searched together
  • 10. Boolean Operators
    • AND
      • Results must match both terms
    dating AND college students interethnic interracial
    • OR
      • Results must match one or more of the terms
  • 11. Truncation * Round parentheses ( )
    • Use asterisk  to retrieve variant forms of term
      • roman * = romantic, romance
      • teen * = teen s , teen agers , teen aged
    • Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases
      • ( interethnic OR interracial ) and dating
        • = interethnic dating, interracial dating
      • ( love OR roman * OR dating ) and online
        • = online love, online romance, online dating
  • 12. Databases
  • 13. E-Resources
    • Databases
    • E-Journals
    • E-Books
    • E-Newspapers
    • Statistical Data
  • 14. Major Databases for Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Scopus
    • Sociological Abstracts
    • Web of Science
      • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
      • Social Sciences Citation Index
    • PsycInfo
    • PERIND
    • Expanded Academic Asap
    • Social Sciences Abstracts
  • 15. Scopus http://www.info.scopus.com/setup/promo/promo_material/docs/00000_Scopus_User_Guide_General_4WEB08.pdf Databases
  • 16. About Scopus
    • Provides indexing, abstracting of and citation linking to
      • peer reviewed & open access journals
      • conference proceedings, books…
      • web sources, author homepages, university sites, articles-in-press, preprint servers…
    • Coverage, 1966-
      • Focused on Scientific, Technical, Medical & Social Sciences literature.
    • Content originates from Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region
    • Cross-searching Scopus & CSA Illumina databases .
  • 17. Let’s search Scopus! Does race matter? Interracial dating among college students interracial interethnic dating college students (interracial OR interethnic) AND dating AND college students
  • 18. Let’s search Scopus!
  • 19. Scopus search results Click to download menu for full-text
  • 20. Scopus Results Refine results Sort results by relevance View full-text via publisher site Toggle to LINC to access source title
  • 21. Output results  Mark records Output records Download full-text Read abstract via CSA databases. Continue searching CSA databases e.g. Sociological Abstracts
  • 22. View abstract on CSA You are accessing Sociological Abstracts Read abstract Continue to search in Sociological Abstracts
  • 23. Databases Sociological Abstracts Alternative ways to directly access Sociological Abstracts from Library portal sociological abstracts sociological abstracts
  • 24. About Sociological Abstracts
    • Premier resource for research literature in Sociology
    • Provides indexes & abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, conference papers & dissertations.
    • Coverage, 1979-
      • Culture, social structure, social differentiation, social psychology, sociology of the arts, business, education, studies in violence and power and more……
    • Search LINC for full-texts of references retrieved
    • Some overlap in literature coverage between Scopus & Sociological Abstracts.
  • 25. Let’s search Sociological Abstracts! The significance of romantic love for marriage: perceptions of young adults romantic love relationships marriage young adults romantic love AND marriage AND young adults
  • 26. Search Sociological Abstracts May limit search by date range, journal articles, etc. Enter search terms in boxes May limit search by specific fields Boolean operators
  • 27. Sociological Abstracts: Search Results Results by publication types Sort by relevance  Mark records View full record & abstract
  • 28. Search source title in LINC
  • 29. PERIND Per iodical Ind ex to articles relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & ASEAN How to search http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/d/perind.html Databases
  • 30. LINC L ibrary IN tegrated C atalogue
  • 31. L ibrary IN tegrated C atalogue
    • Use it to check:
      • Books
      • Journals
      • Microfilms
      • Multimedia
      • Newspapers
      • Theses
    • Use it to view:
      • Table of Contents
      • E-Journals
      • E-Books
      • Digitized videos
  • 32. LINC  : Enhanced Library catalogue Sort by Relevance Status, location, call number Summary Faceted browsing Recently Added Tag Clouds
  • 33. MyLINC My Reading History
  • 34. Getting Help
  • 35. L ibrary I nstruction ON line Click here
  • 36. Subject Guides
    • Good starting point for research
  • 37. Writing & Citation Style
    • Subject guides > Research and Writing
    • Library Instruction Online
      • How to cite references
        • American Psychological Association Style
    • Bibliographic software manager
      • EndNote
  • 38. We are here…
    • Advisory Service at Information Desk, Central Library, Level 5.
    • Email us: [email_address]
    • Tel: 6516 2028