Library Tutorial for Geography honours year 2009

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  • 1. Library Tutorial for Geography Honours Year (GE4101B) by Bissy Ithack [email_address] Gerrie Kow [email_address] Aaron Tay [email_address] Resources for Research in Geography
  • 2. Objectives
    • To show you how to :
    • Access relevant resources and services through the Library portal
    • Search E-Resources
      • Geography databases,
      • E-Newspapers
    • Manage your references
      • Introduction to EndNote
  • 3. Outline
    • Search Strategy
    • Search Databases
    • InfoGate
    • Other Useful Sources
    • Library portal
    • EndNote
    • Help
  • 4. Introduction Information resources Books Journals Theses News papers Statistical data
  • 5.
    • SEARCH STRATEGY
  • 6. Search strategy
    • Boolean operators
    • Truncation
    • Parentheses
    • Search statements
  • 7. Boolean Operators
    • AND is used to indicate that all terms
    • must be present.
    • -- Narrows search
    • OR is used to indicate that any of the terms
    • may be present
    • Broadens search
    • NOT is used to indicate one term may not be
    • present
    • -narrows search
    Climate change AND Water resources Tidal waves OR Tsunami Forests NOT Mangrove
  • 8. Truncation
    • Use asterisk ( * ) to retrieve variant forms of term
    • E.g. Parent *
    • Parent hood , Parent s , Parent ing
    • Nation *
    • Nation s , Nation al
  • 9. Parentheses
    • Use parentheses ( ) to group related terms.
    • Commands inside the parentheses will be executed first.
    • E.g. Low income and single migrants
    • ( Low income OR single ) AND migrant *
    • = Low income migrants
    • Single migrants
    • E.g. Impact of global warming
    • ( Impact * OR effect *) AND global warming
    • = Impact of global warming
    • Effects of global warming
  • 10. Sample search query
    • Identify key words
      • E.g. Spatial analysis of migrant workers in Singapore
    • List synonyms
      • Spatial OR space
      • Migrant OR foreign OR domestic
      • Singapore
  • 11. Remember…..
    • To use natural language
    • Identify the keywords, use synonyms and variant spellings.
    • AND , OR , NOT , * , ( ) are standard symbols which can be used in almost all databases.
    • Look for the following features in all databases
    • - Limit or refine search
    • - Sort results
    • - Thesaurus or related search terms.
    • - Modify search
    • - Mark, save, print and exporting results
    • - Links to abstracts or full-texts
  • 12.
    • E-RESOURCES
  • 13. E-Resources
    • Databases
    • E-Journals
    • E-Books
    • Newspapers
    • Exam Papers
    • Statistical Data
  • 14. DATABASES
  • 15. Databases
    • Databases for geography
    • Geobase
    • Geodok
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Scopus
    • Web of Science
    • PERIND
  • 16. Geobase
    • Multidisciplinary database providing
      • citations and abstracts.
      • links to full texts.
    • Subject areas :
      • Human and physical geography, geology, ecology, oceanography, geomechanics and developmental studies.
    • Coverage
      • 1,700 peer reviewed journals
      • 1994-
  • 17. Geobase (OVIDSP)
    • Enter the following information to access Geobase:
    • URL : http://ovidsp.ovid.com
    • User id : nustrain
    • Password : training
  • 18. Geobase- Basic search Natural language searching, do not use Boolean operators
  • 19. Accessing record
  • 20. Exporting results
  • 21. Search modes
    • Find citation- to retrieve specific journal article citations
    • Search fields- to search using specific indexes
    • Multi-field search- to search using multiple search terms
  • 22. Let’s search Geobase uses $ and * for truncation What are the impacts of climate change on water resources? Impact Climate change Water resources ( impact * or effect *) and climate change * and water resource *
  • 23. Search tips for Geobase
    • Basic search
      • use natural language
      • do not use Boolean operators or truncation
      • click on “include related terms”
    • - Advanced search
    • - use Boolean operators AND , OR , NOT
    • - Use * or $ for truncation
    • Sort by score (relevance)
    • Use search history to combine searches
  • 24. Scopus
    • Multidisciplinary database.
    • Provides citations, abstracts and links to full-texts.
    • Includes open access journals, conference proceedings
    • International coverage of journals.
  • 25. Scopus
  • 26. Search results
  • 27. Search Scopus Coastal tourism in Southeast Asia Coastal tourism Southeast Asia (coastal or marine) AND tourism AND southeast Asia
  • 28. Geodok
    • Provides bibliographic data of scientific articles indexed by keywords.
    • More than 60000 entries pertaining to geographically related literature since 1980.
    • Product of the Department of Geography of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg ( FAU ).
  • 29. Search Geodok
  • 30.  
  • 31. Web of Science Enter search terms Tick boxes
  • 32. Web of Science Refine search Full -text
  • 33. Search Web of Science What are the impacts of urbanisation on water quality? Impacts Urbanisation Water quality (Impact* OR effect* OR result*) AND (urban* ) AND (water quality)
  • 34. PERIND
    • Index to articles related to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN
  • 35. PERIND Enter search terms Click to search
  • 36. Search results
  • 37. INFOGATE
  • 38. InfoGate New!
    • Federated search engine
    • Search across multiple databases at same time
    • Allows you to search by keyword, title, author or subject
    • Allows you to choose databases
  • 39. Access to InfoGate
  • 40. InfoGate Search Results
  • 41. NEWSPAPERS
  • 42. Newspapers
    • Two major databases
    • Factiva
    • LexisNexis Academic
    • Press clippings from:
      • Straits Times and Business Times
      • Kept in Singapore Malaysia Collection
    • Microform copy of selected newspapers
  • 43. E-Newspapers
  • 44. Factiva- Newspaper database
    • Enter the following information to access Factiva training database:
      • URL : https://global.factiva.com
      • User id : academic39 to 67
      • Password: terrier
      • Name space : 16
  • 45. Factiva
  • 46. Let’s search
    • Why do people use/not use
    • public transport in Singapore?
    demand * OR prefer * OR usage OR choice * Singapore public transport * (demand * OR prefer * OR usage OR choice * ) AND public transport * AND Singapore
  • 47. THESES & STATISTICAL SOURCES
  • 48. NUS Theses and academic exercises
    • Search LINC by call number, limit by theses collection
      • G58* 200*
    • Search LINC by keywords, limit by theses collection
      • academic exercise and geography and University and Singapore
      • By topic – (Coastal tourism) and singapore
  • 49. Statistical Resources
    • EIU country data
    • Sing-stat time series
    • Statistics on Singapore:
    • an annotated bibliography
    • Yearbook of Statistics : Singapore
  • 50. SEARCH JOURNALS
  • 51. Search journals in LINC Journal title Choose journals collection
  • 52. E-Journals
  • 53. Let’s search
    • WILLIAMS, ATWOOD, E., WENTZ, ELIZABETH, A., 2008. Pattern analysis based on type, orientation, size, and shape. Geographical Analysis , 40(2): 97-122.
    • SKELTON, TRACEY, 2009. Children's geographies/Geographies of children: play, work, mobilities and migration. Geography Compass , 3(4): 1430-1448.
  • 54. Citation Style
    • Library instructions online (LION)
      • How to cite references?
        • Harvard style
        • American Psychological Association Style (APA)
    • EndNote
      • Bibliographic management software
      • Enables you to import references directly into a Word document in a preferred citation style
  • 55.
    • Document Delivery Services
    • &
    • New Titles
  • 56. DDS (Document Delivery services)
    • For materials not found in library (journal articles and book chapters, conference proceedings)
    • Request via E-forms
    • All requests must be approved by supervisor.
  • 57. Recommend books for purchasing
    • Request via E-forms
    • Do not need permission from supervisor
    • 1 to 3 months to process
  • 58. NEED HELP!
  • 59. Subject guides
  • 60. LION (Library Instruction Online)
  • 61. We are here…..
    • Advisory Service at Information Desk, Central Library, Level 5.
    • Email me: [email_address]
    • Tel: 6516 2037
  • 62. BONUS - TOOLS
  • 63. Search Plugins for Internet Explorer 7 & Firefox 2.0+ (beta)
  • 64. What are Search Plugins?
    • Allows you to do a direct search from your internet browser search box
    • Saves time from having to visit a page & then inputting your search query
    • How do I install these plugins?
      • http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/p/srchplugin/searchplugin.htm
  • 65. Proxy bookmarklet Accessing Full-Text via Google Scholar
  • 66. What is a Proxy Bookmarklet?
    • Inserts the NUS library proxy stem ( libproxy1.nus.edu.sg ) into the URL of the article.
    Vendor User NUS Library Proxy server I want article X I want article X Okay you are recognized, here is article X Here is article X
  • 67. How to install the Proxy Bookmarklet in my browser?
    • Click on the link below and follow the instructions:
      • http://bit.ly/nuslibproxy
  • 68.
    • Thank You