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  • Political campaigning via internet Political campaigning
  • Political campaigning via internet Political campaigning
  • Political campaigning via internet Political campaigning
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    • 1. Database Searching for CNM Graduate Students (NM6770) Gan Kim Hong (Ms) Librarian, NUS Central Library [email_address] August 2009
    • 2. CNM Subject Guide
      • http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/sg/ss/cn/cnm.html
    • 3. What shall we learn?
      • Database searching
      • Searching journals in LINC
      • Using proxy bookmark to access full-text
      • E-Forms
      • Journal alerts
      • EndNote X2
    • 4. Locating Journal Articles
      • FULL-TEXT
      CITATIONS via mainly databases
      • via
      • databases
      • LINC catalogue
      • document delivery
    • 5. So, to look for citations, which databases should I search?
    • 6. Recommended Databases …
      • Proquest Dissertations and Theses (U.S. Ph.D theses)
      • Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) (communication, mass media topics)
      • Web of Science (peer-reviewed)
      • JSTOR (back issues, full-text)
      • Full-text databases (multi-disciplinary topics)
    • 7. Mechanics of Database Searching
      • formulate search statement
      • sort results by relevance
      • refine strategy
      • apply limit options
      • mark & save results
    • 8. Topic: political campaigning via Internet Google-type political campaigning via the internet ? hits Boolean Keyword political and campaigning and internet ? hits Boolean keyword politic* and campaign* and (internet or web or online or cyber) ? hits
    • 9. Boolean Operators
      • and = both terms must be present
      • or = either of the terms may be present
      • not = excludes a search term
    • 10. Truncation (*)
      • The truncation (*) retrieves anything that comes after the stem
      • comput *
      • retrieves
      • comput er
      • comput ers
      • comput ing
    • 11. Wildcard (?)
      • The wildcard (?) replaces one character
      • wom ? n
      • retrieves
      • wom a n
      • wom e n
    • 12. Phrase search
      • Use quotation marks for phrase searches
      • e.g. “ political campaign* ” and internet
    • 13. Proximity Operators
      • political n5 campaign
        • searches both terms within 5 words of one another, regardless of the order entered
      • political w5 campaign
        • searches both terms within 5 words of one
        • another, in the order entered
        • (Check HELP menu in each database for exact use of the various operators)
    • 14. Keyword Search using Boolean Logic
      • Identify the key concepts
          • string the concepts using and
          • e.g. (political) and (campaigning) and (internet)
      • Use synonyms
          • to expand your search terms using or
          • e.g. (internet or web or online or cyber)
      • Use truncation and wildcard
          • to capture variant forms of a search term
          • e.g. (campaign*)
    • 15. Communication & Mass Media Complete
    • 16. Proquest Dissertations and Theses
    • 17.
      • EbscoHost
      • InformaWorld
      • Project Muse
      • Proquest
      • Sage
      • ScienceDirect
      • See library portal for complete list
      Searching Full-text Databases
    • 18. Using Library Proxy Bookmark to access full-text articles subscribed by NUS Libraries
    • 19. Taken from URL links in Websites
    • 20. Taken from URL links in Email Alerts
    • 21. What is a Library Proxy Bookmark?
      • Inserts the NUS library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL of the article
      • Connects you to the library proxy and allows you to view the full-text of the article straightaway if it is subscribed by NUS Libraries
    • 22. How do I install the Library Proxy Bookmark in my browser ?
      • Click on the link below and follow the instructions:
      • http://lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/d/proxybkmrklet_google.html
    • 23. How to use the proxy bookmark?
      • Click on the URL of the article
      • Click on the library proxy bookmark
      • You will be prompted for your NUSNET ID and password if you have not login previously during the session
    • 24. Q: What if the databases do not have the full-text of the journal article I need? A: Check the LINC catalogue
    • 25. Searching for Journals in LINC
      • Verser, Rebecca & Wicks, Robert (2006). Managing voter impressions. Journal of Communication , 56 (1), 178-197.
      article title journal title A: journal title Q: Which title should I search in LINC?
    • 26. Let’s do a Journal Search! 1 2
    • 27.
    • 28. The journal article I need is not in LINC either. What can I do?
    • 29. Document Delivery Service (DDS)
        • Submit E-Form (choose the right form)
        • E-form to be endorsed by supervisor
        • Free of charge for graduate students
        • Allow 3 to 5 days’ processing time
    • 30. Accessing E-Forms
    • 31.
        • New book titles
        • Inter-library loans
        • Intra-library loans (e.g. transfer items from HSSML Library to Central Library, NUS)
        • Document delivery
      E-Forms available for -
    • 32. Journal Alerts – Why?
      • To keep yourself up-to-date with the research done in your area
      • You are notified via email the latest articles published in the journal or database in which you have set the alerts
    • 33. Steps to Set Alerts
      • Register for an account in the e-journal or database
      • Look for the Alert option and set your alerts
      • You can set alerts for:
        • new issues (table of contents)
        • pre-prints
        • a specific search statement
    • 34. More information on Alerts …
      • How can I be alerted to...
      • New journal issues for my favorite journal(s)?  
      • New journal articles in ScienceDirect?
      • New books acquired by the library?
    • 35. What is EndNote/EndNote Web?
      • A software that
      • stores & organizes the references you have collected from the various sources
      • automatically formats/re-formats your references according to the citation style you specify, e.g. APA style
      • automatically generates the References list at the end of your Word document
      • free for NUS staff and students
    • 36.
    • 37. Your Library Contacts
      • Gan Kim Hong (Ms)
      • Central Library
      • clbgkh@nus.edu.sg
      • 6516-2022
      Rahimah (Ms) Central Library clbrmm@nus.edu.sg 6516-2022