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Information Literacyfor NM6770<br />Conducted by<br />Gan Kim Hong (Ms)<br />Librarian, Central Library<br />August 2010<b...
Topics<br />Search a database using Boolean logic<br />Use NUS library proxy bookmarklet to retrieve full-text<br />Search...
Bookmark the following:<br />CNM Subject Guide<br />List of full-text databases<br />NUS library proxy bookmarklet<br />E-...
Literature Search<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Proquest Dissertations and Theses <br />5<br />
Search Query Using Boolean Logic<br /><ul><li>Identify the key concepts</li></ul>String the concepts using and operator<br...
Boolean Operators<br />
Truncation<br />comput* retrieves<br />
Wildcard<br />wom?n retrieves<br />
Phrase Search<br />
Proximity operators<br />
NUS Library Proxy Bookmarklet<br />Inserts the NUS library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL of the article <...
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  1. 1. Information Literacyfor NM6770<br />Conducted by<br />Gan Kim Hong (Ms)<br />Librarian, Central Library<br />August 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />Search a database using Boolean logic<br />Use NUS library proxy bookmarklet to retrieve full-text<br />Search journals in LINC<br />Set journal alerts<br />EndNote X3<br />
  3. 3. Bookmark the following:<br />CNM Subject Guide<br />List of full-text databases<br />NUS library proxy bookmarklet<br />E-forms<br />EndNote website<br />
  4. 4. Literature Search<br /><ul><li>LINC
  5. 5. amazon.com
  6. 6. Google / Google Scholar
  7. 7. websites (governmental, associations, societies etc.)
  8. 8. Proquest Dissertations & Theses (database)
  9. 9. Communications and Mass Media Complete (database)
  10. 10. JSTOR (database)
  11. 11. Full-text databases</li></li></ul><li>Proquest Dissertations and Theses <br />5<br />
  12. 12. Search Query Using Boolean Logic<br /><ul><li>Identify the key concepts</li></ul>String the concepts using and operator<br />political andcampaigning andinternet<br /><ul><li>Use truncation</li></ul>To capture variant forms of a search term<br /> campaign*<br /><ul><li>Use synonyms </li></ul>To expand your search terms using or operator<br />(internet or web oronline)<br />
  13. 13. Boolean Operators<br />
  14. 14. Truncation<br />comput* retrieves<br />
  15. 15. Wildcard<br />wom?n retrieves<br />
  16. 16. Phrase Search<br />
  17. 17. Proximity operators<br />
  18. 18. NUS Library Proxy Bookmarklet<br />Inserts the NUS library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL of the article <br />Connects you to the library proxy and allows you to view the full-text of the article if subscribed by NUS Libraries<br />Bookmarklet may not work with certain databases, e.g. Wiley, Proquest<br />
  19. 19. Document Delivery Service<br />Submit E-Form for document delivery service<br />E-Form will go to supervisor for endorsement<br />Allow 3 to 5 days’ processing time<br />Free-of-charge for postgraduate students<br />
  20. 20. E-Forms<br />Remember to click on button to access <br />e-forms for the following:<br />New book purchases<br />Inter-library loans<br />Intra-library loans <br />Document delivery<br />
  21. 21. Journal Alerts<br />To keep yourself up-to-date with the research done in your area <br />You may set alerts for:<br />new issues (table of contents)<br />pre-prints<br />a specific search query<br />
  22. 22. How to Set Journal Alerts<br />Registerfor an account in the e-journal or database<br />Look for the Alert option and set your alerts<br />
  23. 23. What is EndNote?<br />A software that<br />stores and organizes citations collected from many sources <br />inserts these citations into a Word document <br />automatically formats your references according to a predefined citation style <br />free for NUS staff and students<br />
  24. 24. Contact Us<br />Ms. Kim Hong Ms. Rahimah<br />Central Library Central Library<br />clbgkh@nus.edu.sgclbrmm@nus.edu.sg<br />6516-2022 6516-2037<br />
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