LINC stands for Library INtegrated Catalogue, and we’ve been using it for many years. LINC+ is a newer version and it has some cool features such as book covers, tag clouds, recently added titles, and summary.
Apart from the databases listed under E-Resources, you can use Library InfoGate. You may have a topic in mind for an assignment, but you’re not sure which database to use for your research. Library InfoGate can search multiple databases at the same time. To find out more about InfoGate, go to: http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html.
It is an account of journal articles, books and other sources published on a topic by scholars.
Provides description, summary and critical evaluation of each work.
Purpose is to convey to your reader what knowledge and ideas have been established on a topic.
Critical Appraisal Information Seeking Literature Search
Literature Search Need information on a topic ? Search for materials. Evaluate search results. Revise search if necessary & replicate in other sources . Happy with information? If NO, go back to list of terms or refocus search. Construct search statement. Think of concepts/alternative terms. Combine concepts/terms with Boolean operators. END If YES, write literature review. Ci te materials.
American Sociological Association Citation Style
American Sociological Association. ASA style guide
Quick style guide for students writing Sociology papers
A guide to writing Sociology papers
Show research done Help readers verify your claims Backup your arguments Acknowledge intellectual debt Why Cite?
Sources Information Sources Journals Statistical data Books Theses Newspapers Overviews, detailed look Latest research findings In-depth treatment of topics Reactions, recent events Quantitative information
Academic/Scholarly Journals? Intended audience Researchers, academics, undergrads & grads Author(s) Academics & researchers in the field Article selection “ Peer reviewed“ by panel of scholars Type of research Mostly original research Purpose Inform or make original research available to the scholarly world References Contain bibliographies, footnotes, works cited Appearance Serious with graphs/charts to illustrate concepts Writing style Full of terminology; formal writing style
Evaluating Sources Accurate? Current? Objective? Authoritative? Appropriate? Authors credentials? Information objective or biased? Well supported by refs? Updated? Is info what you need?
Kosut, Mary. 2006. "Mad Artists and Tattooed Perverts: Deviant Discourse and the Social Construction of Cultural Categories." Deviant Behavior 27(1):73-95. Article title Author Journal title Year Vol. (issue no.) Pages
LINC Journal Search Search journal by title Click to access E-journal Limit to Journals Collection Click for current issues Click for location of current issues Click for location of bound volumes Click for other bound volumes Search specific volume or year
Farrer, Peter. 1996. "In Female Attire: Male Experiences of Cross-Dressing - Some Historical Fragments." Pp. 9-26 in Blending Genders , edited by Richard Ekins and Dave King. London: Routledge. Author of Book chapter Publication year Title of book chapter Pages Source title Place of publication Source editor Publisher