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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