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