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    • Research for EN3269 Ruby Seng Humanities Resource Librarian (ELL) [email_address]
    • You’ll Learn About:
      • The research process
      • Advanced searching techniques
      • MLAIB, Literature Online & other databases
      • Evaluating information sources
    • Outline
      • Info Sources & The Research Process
      • Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words
      • Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements
      • LINC+ vs. LINC
      • Databases
      • Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources
      • Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    •  Information Sources & The Research Process Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements LINC+ vs. LINC Databases Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    • Information Sources
      • Books
      • Journal articles
      • Conference papers
      • Newspapers
      • Theses & dissertations
      • Internet
    • Information Sources Source Useful for How to Access Books Overview of topics LINC+, LINC Journal articles & conference papers In-depth treatment of topics, usually current and scholarly Databases, e-journals (Most databases do not have full-text articles. Remember to check whether the library has those journals and conference papers, using LINC+ or LINC) Newspapers Recent events, anecdotes, book reviews, interviews, biographical information, “data” Factiva, LexisNexis, microfilms Theses & dissertations Students’ exploration of topics LINC+, LINC, Proquest Dissertations & Theses
    • Call numbers
      • Books
      • PL 5144-5150: Malaysia, Singapore
      • PR 9698-9699: Asia
      • Location
      books RBR SMC closed stacks
    • Selected Biographies & Critical Works
      • Fadiliah Merican, et al. Voices of many worlds: Malaysian literature in English . Singapore: Times, 2004. PL5146 Fad 2004
      • Faridah Abdul Manaf, Nor, and Mohammad A. Quayum. Colonial to global: Malaysian women's writing in English 1940s-1990s . Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University Malaysia, 2001. PL5146 Nor
      • Garcia, J. Neil C. Postcolonialism and Filipino poetics: Essays and critiques . Diliman, Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press, 2004. PR9900 Phi.Gar 2004
      • Interlogue: Studies in Singapore literature . 8 vols. Singapore: Ethos Books. PL5145 Iss 1 1998 etc
      • Kintanar, Thelma B, et al. Emergent voices: Southeast Asian women novelists . Diliman, Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press, 1994. PR9698 Eme
      • Lim, Shirley. Nationalism and literature: English-language writing from the Philippines and Singapore . Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1993. PL5145 Lim
      • Quayum, Mohammad A. (Ed). Peninsular muse: Interviews with modern Malaysian and Singaporean poets, novelists and dramatists . Oxford; Bern: Peter Lang, 2007. PL5145 Pen 2007
      • Quayum, Mohammad A. and Wong Phui Nam (Eds). Sharing borders: Studies in contemporary Singaporean-Malaysian literature I-II . Singapore: National Library Board, 2009. PR9570 Sin.Sh 2009
      • Roxas-Tope, Lily Rose. (Un)Framing Southeast Asia: Nationalism and postcolonial text in English in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines . Quezon City, Philippines: University of the Philippines, Office of Research Coordination, 1998. PR9698 Rox
      • Smyth, David. (Ed). Southeast Asian Writers. Detroit: Gale. 2009. PN451 Dlb 2009
      • Wagner, Tamara S. Occidentalism in novels of Malaysia and Singapore, 1819-2004: Colonial and postcolonial financial straits and literary style . Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005. PL5145 Wag 2005
    • The Research Process Identify main keywords List synonyms, related words & variant spellings Create search statement Search for sources using LINC+/LINC & databases Get more sources by checking references Are there enough ? Evaluate quality, currency, relevance, etc. yes no Complete your assignment Topic Re-search
    • Information Sources & The Research Process  Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements LINC+ vs. LINC Databases Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    • 1: Identify Keywords
      • Topic: How is gender depicted in selected Southeast Asian writing?
      keyword 1: gender keyword 2: Southeast Asia keyword 3: writing
    • 2: List Synonyms & Related Words gender writing Southeast Asia literature OR fiction OR novel OR short story OR play OR poetry… Singapore OR Malaysia OR Philippines OR Thailand… sex OR feminity OR masculinity OR stereotypes… exercise
    • 2: List Synonyms & Related Words broader related words
    • Information Sources & The Research Process Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words  Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements LINC+ vs. LINC Databases Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    • Advanced Searching: Boolean Operators AND : both terms must be present OR : either terms may be present cats dogs NOT : following term must not be present caution! cats dogs cats dogs
    • Advanced Searching: Quotation Marks
      • Use quotation marks “ ” to search a phrase
      E.g. 2: love and vertigo: 14 results “ love and vertigo”: 5 results pride and prejudice: 2851 results “ pride and prejudice”: 1105 results E.g. 1:
    • Advanced Searching: Asterisk
      • Use asterisk * for truncation and variant forms of a word. Some databases use ?
      woman, women write, writes, writing, writings, written… E.g. 1: writ* E.g. 2: wom*n poem, poet, poetic, poetical, poetry… E.g. 3: poe* Poe
    • Advanced Searching: Parentheses
      • Use parentheses ( ) for grouping synonyms or related words
      (migration OR diaspora) AND Philippines  migration AND Philippines  diaspora AND Philippines E.g.:
    • Quantity & Quality “ love and vertigo ” love AND vertigo love OR vertigo use AND to refine your search use OR to expand your search use “ ” to search exact phrase increase precision 79 13302 9,323,096
    • 3: Create Search Statement
      • How is gender depicted in selected Southeast Asian writing?
      gender: sex*, femini* OR masculin* OR stereotyp* Southeast Asia: Singapore OR Malaysia OR Philippines writing: literature OR fiction OR novel OR short stor* OR poe* search statement: (gender OR sex* OR femini* OR masculin* OR stereotyp*) AND (southeast asia or singapore or malaysia or philippines) AND (writing OR literature OR fiction OR novel OR short stor* OR poe*)
    • Information Sources & The Research Process Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements  LINC+ vs. LINC Databases Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    • 4. Search for Sources: LINC+ vs. LINC
        • search many fields (title, author, keyword, subject)
        • good for browsing & discovery
        • search one field (title, author, keyword, subject, call #, etc)
        • limit the location & collection, e.g. journals
        • good for precise search
      LINC+ LINC
    • 4. Search for Sources: LINC+/LINC vs. Databases
      • LINC+/LINC
      • search for books, journals, audio-visual materials, theses, etc
      • Databases
      • search for journal articles, book chapters & reviews, conference proceedings, etc
      • most databases provide citations & abstracts; some have full-text articles (or links)
    •  Break
      • Information Sources & The Research Process
      • Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words
      • Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements
      • LINC+ vs. LINC
      • Databases
      • Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources
      • Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    • 4. Search for Sources: Databases (DB)
      • Literature Databases
      • Literature Online
      • MLA International Bibliography
      • General Databases
      • Factiva
      • PERIND
      • JSTOR
      • Project Muse
      • Proquest Dissertations & Theses
      • Scopus
      • Web of Science
      • BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies)
    • DB #1: Literature Online
      • biographies, bibliographies, articles, monographs, literary criticism and reference sources
      • searches content from MLA International Bibliography, ABELL, JSTOR--> issue
      Demo
    • Demo search author
    • biographical information
    • search criticism & reference
    • author/subject(s) search: Aw, Tash
    • 5 results click on record
    • getting the full-text article
    • getting the full-text article
    • getting the full-text article
    • getting the full-text article
    • DB #2: MLA International Bibliography
      • scholarly books & articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics
      • coverage: literature from all over the world, works on literature transmitted orally, in print, or in audio-visual media
      Hands-on
    • gender OR sex* OR femini* OR mascul* OR stereotyp*) AND (southeast asia OR singapore OR malaysia OR philippines) AND (writing OR literature OR fiction OR novel OR short stor* OR poe*) use keyword search Hands-on
    • sort by relevance format refine results
    • print, email, or download citation
    • DB #3: Factiva
      • full-text articles from major newspapers around the world, e.g. Straits Times, New York Times, Financial Times, etc
      • company information for listed companies around the world
      Hands-on
    • DB #3: Factiva go to Search > Search builder Hands-on
    • Hands-on author’s name or search statement source: search by newspaper title or browse choose date
    • sort by relevance select article heading after marking records: view in one page, email, print, or save click to mark record
    • Here’s the article email, print, or save article
    • DB #4: Perind
      • index to articles about Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN (as an entity)
      • subjects range from the humanities and social sciences to business and management, architecture, building, law and medicine
      Demo
    • Demo
    • ethnic* OR race AND malaysia AND writing OR literature OR novel OR short story OR poem basic index Demo
    • Demo select one record
    • Here’s the citation Demo
    • DB #5: JSTOR
      • back issues of journals in the humanities and social sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication
    • search “scorpion orchid” (phrase search) limit search if necessary
    • select record sort by relevance
    • Here’s the full-text download PDF
    • Information Sources & The Research Process Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements LINC+ vs. LINC Databases  Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    • Recap
      • When searching databases:
      • select fields e.g. article title, abstract, keyword
      • limit search by type (article, books), date, peer-reviewed, etc
      • sort results by relevance
      • note citation : jot, save, print or email
      •  Check LINC/LINC+ for journal or book
      Quality (relevance) vs Quantity
    • Troubleshooting Search Results
      • If your results are
      • too many : use more (precise) keywords
      • too few : use synonyms, use OR
      • too many irrelevant : exclude keywords that are too general
      • zero : use more general keywords, reduce number of keywords or redefine your research topic
      • Quite often, you’ll need to refine your keywords through trial & error .
      • If you need help, check with your professor or ask a librarian ! 
    • Evaluating Information Sources
      • relevance: to your topic
      • authority: reputable publisher, society or organisation; author’s credentials, institutional affiliation
      • accuracy: methods of research; means to verify data; support by references
      • comprehensiveness: range of viewpoints to support arguments
      • objectivity: biasness
      • currency: up-to-date
      • scholarly: peer reviewed, cited
    • Information Sources & The Research Process Keywords, Synonyms & Related Words Advanced Searching Techniques & Search Statements LINC+ vs. LINC Databases Recap, Troubleshooting, Evaluating Info Sources  Recommending New Books, Endnote, Getting Help
    • Recommending New Books
      • Use e-form
    • EndNote
      • A bibliographic management software that:
      • stores and organizes references from sources eg. library catalogues, databases etc
      • inserts these citations into a Word document
      • formats your references according to citation style
      • Step by step guide for EndNote:
      • http://libpweb1.nus.edu.sg/lion/e/endnoteGuide.html
      Sessions: 24 March (Lecture) 30 & 31 March (Tutorials)
    • Getting Help Phone 6516-2029/30 Email [email_address] (ELL queries) askalib@nus.edu.sg (general queries) Walk in information desk (CL, level 5) Guides Library Instruction ONline (LION) Subject Guide