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Library tutorial For NM3210



NM3210 tutorial 27 & 28 August 2009

NM3210 tutorial 27 & 28 August 2009



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  • Searching Library Resources NM3210 – Cybercrime and Society Gan Kim Hong Rahimah Md Moasi [email_address] [email_address] August 2009
  • What we will cover
    • Boolean Logic
    • Database Searching
    • Proxy Bookmarklet
    • NUS Libraries’ InfoGate
  • Topic : Cybercrime
    • Possible search queries:
    • 1. cybercrime
    • 2. cyber crime
    • 3. cyber crimes
    • 4. internet crimes
    • 5. computer crimes
  • Boolean Operators
    • or = any of the terms may be present
    • and = all terms must be present
    • not = excludes specific search term
    using “and” operator narrows the search
  • Truncation & Wildcard
    • Truncation:
    • crime * retrieves “crime”, “crime s ” (anything that comes after “crime”)
    • Wildcard:
    • wom ? n retrieves “wom a n” and “wom e n”
    • (symbol ? replaces one character)
  • monitor* and (cybercrime* or (cyber crime*) or (internet crime*) or (computer crime*)) and Singapore [topic] Monitoring cybercrime in Singapore (concept 1) monitoring (concept 3) Singapore Singapore monitor* (concept 2) cybercrime (cybercrime* or (cyber crime*) or (internet crime*) or (computer crime*)
  • Keyword Search using Boolean Logic
    • Identify the key concepts
        • enclose each concept in parenthesis
        • string the concepts using and
    • Within each concept
        • list as many synonyms as possible
        • string the synonyms using or
    • Use truncation
        • to capture variant forms of a search term
    • Phrase search
        • use quotation marks to group words into a phrase
  • Mechanics of Database Searching
    • Formulate search query using Boolean logic
    • Sort by relevance
    • Refine search (e.g. narrow down the results)
    • Mark
    • Save
  • LexisNexis Academic
  • Specify source: Singapore
  • Sort by relevance Mark records Save records: Print, email or download
  • Log In to Factiva
  • Specify source: Hong Kong
  • Search Straits Times
  • Searching for Journal Articles in LINC
    • Hinduja, Sameer, and Patchin, Justin W. (2008). Personal information of adolescents on the Internet: a quantitative content analysis of MySpace. Journal of Adolescence , 31 (1). 125-146.
    title of article title of journal In LINC, which title do we search? journal title
    • EbscoHost
    • InformaWorld
    • Project Muse
    • Proquest
    • Sage
    • ScienceDirect
    • See Library portal for a complete list
    Searching Full-text Databases
  • ScienceDirect
  • Library Proxy Bookmarklet
    • 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
  • From URL links in Websites
  • From URL links in Email Alerts
  • How do I install the Proxy Bookmarklet in my browser?
    • Click on the link below and follow the instructions:
    • http:// lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/d/proxybkmrklet_google.html
  • How to use the proxy bookmarklet?
    • Click on the URL of the article
    • Click on the library proxy bookmarklet
      • In your Internet browser: Favorites  NUS Libraries Proxy Bookmarklet
    • You will be prompted for your NUSNET ID and password if you have not login previously during the session
  • Library InfoGate
    • Federated search engine
    • Searches multiple resources via one interface
    • Useful when:
      • you are not sure of which databases to choose when starting a search
      • you want to find out other databases are relevant to your research topic
  • InfoGate
  • CNM Subject Guide
    • http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/sg/ss/cn/cnm.html
  • CNM Resource Librarians’ Contacts
    • Gan Kim Hong (Ms)
    • Librarian, Central Library
    • [email_address]
    • 6516-2022
    • Rahimah (Ms)
    • Assistant Librarian, Central Library
    • [email_address]
    • 6516-2022