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Phi Grad 09

  1. 1. PHILOSOPHY Tutorial for Graduate Students (PH6770) Conducted By : Thavamani Prem Kumar Senior Librarian, Information Services, Central Library Email :
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To show you how to use the Library Portal to access resources and services </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce you to the basics of literature search </li></ul><ul><li>To search in LINC and databases using </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords and synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To familiarize you with searching for information in Philosopher’s Index </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce you to other useful databases </li></ul><ul><li>To access full text articles via e-journals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>At the end of the session, you will be able </li></ul><ul><li>to : </li></ul><ul><li>Locate materials & services from LINC and Library Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Search databases for : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference papers, book chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full text articles </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Contents <ul><li>Sources for research </li></ul><ul><li>Search Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Library Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LINC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-Resources (Indexes & E-Journals) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>LION </li></ul><ul><li>Citing References and EndNote </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Other relevant matters </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sources for Research Source When to use them Books In-depth, provides overview, references for further reading Theses In-depth look at specific topics Journal articles Latest research developments/findings Newspapers Case studies, public reactions Databases Collection of many e-journals, e-books, conference proceedings, book chapters, statistics, newspaper articles, etc.
  6. 6. Evaluating Sources <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>What credentials are listed for the authors? </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information presented objective or biased? </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information well supported by references? </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriateness </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information what you need? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Search Strategy <ul><li>List keywords & synonyms to describe your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Human Embryos and Ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DNA, Eugenics, Human embryology, Stem cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical ethics, Bioethics, Moral conduct/ moral values/ moral principles, Ethical conduct/ ethical practices, Human dignity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine keywords with Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><li>AND , OR , NOT </li></ul><ul><li>Use truncation symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Group words to be searched together </li></ul>
  8. 8. Boolean Operators <ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Results must match both terms </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Results must match one or more of the terms </li></ul>Human Embryos AND Ethics Stem Cells Human Embryos
  9. 9. Truncation * Round parentheses ( ) <ul><li>Use asterisk * to retrieve variant forms of terms </li></ul><ul><li>embryo * = embryos, embryology </li></ul><ul><li>Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases </li></ul><ul><li>( human embryos ) and ( stem cells ) </li></ul><ul><li>( human embryos ) or ( stem cells ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Let’s Practise <ul><li>Go to LINC </li></ul><ul><li>Next click on Keyword Search > Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><li>Next type in this search first : </li></ul><ul><li>human embryo or stem cell and medical ethics or bioethics or ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Then try this search : </li></ul><ul><li>( human embry * or stem cell ) and ( medical ethics or bioethics or ethics ) </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the number of hits in each search </li></ul>
  11. 11. Library Resources <ul><li>Unlock the Library Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Library Portal </li></ul><ul><li>LINC+ </li></ul><ul><li>& LINC </li></ul><ul><li>( L ibrary IN tegrated </li></ul><ul><li>C atalogue) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. LINC+ or LINC
  13. 13. LINC+ or LINC Books Journals Multimedia TOC Full text Full text Video-on-demand Summary & reviews
  14. 14. LINC+ : Enhanced Library Catalogue Tag Clouds Faceted Browsing
  15. 15. MyLinc NEW
  16. 16. Accessing E-Resources
  17. 17. E-Resources <ul><li>Comprise many databases </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes and Abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>E-Reserves on IVLE </li></ul><ul><li>Examination Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries and Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Records can be printed or downloaded </li></ul>
  18. 18. Indexes <ul><li>Relevant Indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Philosopher’s Index (via OvidSP) </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Humanities Citation Index (via Web of Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Citation Index (via Web of Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Sociological Abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>LexisNexis Academic </li></ul>
  19. 19. Philosopher’s Index Index to Articles from 1940 to date Search LINC for full-text of references retrieved
  20. 20. Web of Science Includes Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index Coverage from 1980 to current
  21. 21. Sociological Abstracts Resource for Indexes and Abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and dissertations in Sociology, 1952 to current Search LINC for full-text of references retrieved
  22. 22. LexisNexis Academic Access to full text articles from law journals and law cases from many common law jurisdictions
  23. 23. E-Journals <ul><li>Some useful E-Journal Databases </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Project MUSE </li></ul><ul><li>Hein Online </li></ul>
  24. 24. JSTOR
  25. 25. Project Muse
  26. 26. HEIN ONLINE
  27. 27. Library Instruction Online (LION)
  28. 28. <ul><li>Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 6th ed. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2003. (LB2369 Gib 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago manual of style : the essential guide for writers, editors and publishers. 15th ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003. (Z253 Chi 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Turabian, Kate L. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago style for students and researchers. 7th ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007. (LB2369 Tur 2007) </li></ul>Citing References See LION on How to Cite References
  29. 29. EndNote <ul><li>A software that : </li></ul><ul><li>Stores and organizes citations found from many sopurces </li></ul><ul><li>Inserts these citations into a Word document, and </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically formats your references according to a predefined citation style </li></ul>
  30. 30. How to install EndNote X2 <ul><li>To install EndNote X2, please refer to the instructions at: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Mac users, please email [email_address] for separate installation instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>If you encounter technical problems (including installation), please contact IT Care at tel: 6516 2080 or email [email_address] </li></ul>
  31. 31. Subject Guides
  32. 32. A Starting Point for Research on Philosophy
  33. 33. E-Forms on the Library Portal
  34. 34. Useful E-Forms for Graduate Students <ul><li>Document Delivery Services (DDS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request articles/ book chapters/conference papers not found in NUS Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>InfoHelp Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask a Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loan Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request to borrow books not held in NUS Libraries ( Interlibrary Loan) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request to borrow books held in other NUS Libraries (Intralibrary Loan) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Book/ Journal/ Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request purchase of Books </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><ul><li>Copyright Act allows you to copy / print / download for research & private study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10% or 1 chapter of book or work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 article in a journal issue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No excessive downloading from electronic resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Penalty imposed for violation </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright C
  36. 36. Plagiarism <ul><li>Maintain academic integrity, always </li></ul><ul><li>acknowledge the sources you use </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more at : </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent plagiarism by using Turn It In at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ on plagiarism at : http:// </li></ul>
  37. 37. Getting Help <ul><li>Advisory Service </li></ul><ul><li>at Information Desk, Central Library, </li></ul><ul><li>Level 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Email me at : </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel : 6516 2028 </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Thank </li></ul><ul><li>You </li></ul>