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NM6770 Tutorial, 19 Aug 2010

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  • Information Literacyfor NM6770
    Conducted by
    Gan Kim Hong (Ms)
    Librarian, Central Library
    August 2010
  • Topics
    Search a database using Boolean logic
    Use NUS library proxy bookmarklet to retrieve full-text
    Search journals in LINC
    Set journal alerts
    EndNote X3
  • Bookmark the following:
    CNM Subject Guide
    List of full-text databases
    NUS library proxy bookmarklet
    E-forms
    EndNote website
  • Literature Search
    • LINC
    • amazon.com
    • Google / Google Scholar
    • websites (governmental, associations, societies etc.)
    • Proquest Dissertations & Theses (database)
    • Communications and Mass Media Complete (database)
    • JSTOR (database)
    • Full-text databases
  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses
    5
  • Search Query Using Boolean Logic
    • Identify the key concepts
    String the concepts using and operator
    political andcampaigning andinternet
    • Use truncation
    To capture variant forms of a search term
    campaign*
    • Use synonyms
    To expand your search terms using or operator
    (internet or web oronline)
  • Boolean Operators
  • Truncation
    comput* retrieves
  • Wildcard
    wom?n retrieves
  • Phrase Search
  • Proximity operators
  • NUS 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 if subscribed by NUS Libraries
    Bookmarklet may not work with certain databases, e.g. Wiley, Proquest
  • Document Delivery Service
    Submit E-Form for document delivery service
    E-Form will go to supervisor for endorsement
    Allow 3 to 5 days’ processing time
    Free-of-charge for postgraduate students
  • E-Forms
    Remember to click on button to access
    e-forms for the following:
    New book purchases
    Inter-library loans
    Intra-library loans
    Document delivery
  • Journal Alerts
    To keep yourself up-to-date with the research done in your area
    You may set alerts for:
    new issues (table of contents)
    pre-prints
    a specific search query
  • How to Set Journal Alerts
    Registerfor an account in the e-journal or database
    Look for the Alert option and set your alerts
  • What is EndNote?
    A software that
    stores and organizes citations collected from many sources
    inserts these citations into a Word document
    automatically formats your references according to a predefined citation style
    free for NUS staff and students
  • Contact Us
    Ms. Kim Hong Ms. Rahimah
    Central Library Central Library
    clbgkh@nus.edu.sgclbrmm@nus.edu.sg
    6516-2022 6516-2037