Obtaining a book Library owns books? no yes Urgent or out of print? Due DD/MM/YY Status is … yes no Available Request item Request item Closed stacks Inter-library loan Request purchase Place hold Collect book at different library? yes no Done Done Do intra library loan Done * Excluding “use in library/view in library” – see later Done
Obtaining a journal article Request for closed stacks item Done Search LINC by source title yes Library has title? In closed stacks ? Print issue available? No yes Check if print issue available yes No No Title is Online ? No Request for document delivery service No Come down to library to get it Online issue available? yes Check if online issue is available Done yes Done Download article Done
Can you find the following articles? Mahbubani, K. (2005). The impending demise of the postwar system. Survival, 47(4), 7-18. Mahbubani, K. (1994). The United States:" Go East, Young Man". Washington Quarterly, 17 (2), 5-5. Mahbubani, K. (2009). Can America Fail? Wilson Quarterly, 33(2), 48-58.
What if the article is not available? Cordner, L.G. (1994). Regional Resilience: The Imperative for Maritime Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia. Naval War College Review, XLVII (2) Sequence 346, 41-59.
Another methods to find articles (online version only)
What is the NUS Library proxy? I want article X I want article X User NUS Library Proxy server Vendor Okay you are recognized, here is article X Here is article X
Comparison of two pages Original page Page with NUS Lib proxy url appended http://www.jstor.org.libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/pss/20047022 http://www.jstor.org/pss/20047022
How to add the proxy bookmarklet Go to http://lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/d/proxybkmrklet_google.html
Can you find the following articles? (II) Mahbubani, K. (1995). The Pacific Way. Foreign Affairs, 100-111.
Build your search: Boolean operators AND is used to indicate that both terms must be present OR is used to indicate that either terms may be present NOT is used to indicate that one term must not be present Casino AND gambling Casino Gambling Casino OR gambling casino gambling Casino Gambling Gambling NOT online online Gambling
Build your search:Truncation *, Round parentheses ( ) Use * for variant forms of term Gambl* = gambling, gamblers, gambler Casino* = casinos, casino Use quotation marks “Social cost” Use ( ) to execute commands inside innermost parentheses first “social cost” and (casino or gamblers)
Proximity operators (advanced AND) Proximity operators allow you to retrieve items where one search term is within n (where n is a number) words of another. Near Operator — finds words within x number of words from each other, regardless of the order in which they occur. Example: cost n2 gambling would find “cost of gambling" or “gambling on cost" but not “The cost of very long term addiction to gambling” Within Operator (Wx) — finds words within x number of words from each other, in the order they are entered in the search. Example: cost w2 gambling would find “Cost of gambling” but not “gambling cost”
Consistency of operators across databases Amount of consistency (lowest) Proximity operators( near, within) Truncation and wildcard ( * , $) Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)
Let’s search Scopus! What are the economic impacts of Legalized casino gaming? “Economic impact*” or Cost* Casino* or gambl* (“Economic impact*” or Cost*) and (casino* or gambl*)
Scopus Producer: Elsevier Coverage: 1841-1996 (17 million records) , 1996- (16 million records) Largest abstract and citation database covering science, technical, medial, social science Use this to supplement your search to go beyond Economics for multi-disciplinary papers.
Statistical Sources Access via E-Resources>Databases>By type>Statistical Data and Economics subject guide International EIU CountryData, EIU CityData, EIU Market Indicators and Business Forecast, EIU.com International Financial Statistics World development Indicators Online SourceOECD (OECD Stat) Statistics Database (World Trade Organisation)
Statistical Sources II Business/industry related/Finance Global Market Information Database (GMID) OneSource ISI Emerging Markets Frost & Sullivan Orbis and Osiris
Statistical Sources III Singapore Yearbook of statistics, Singapore (print & web) SingSTAT Time Series Statlink Singapore 1000 (CDROM) Statistics on Singapore : annotated bibliography