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  • 1. Information Literacyfor NM6770
    Conducted by
    Gan Kim Hong (Ms)
    Librarian, Central Library
    August 2010
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Bookmark the following:
    CNM Subject Guide
    List of full-text databases
    NUS library proxy bookmarklet
    EndNote website
  • 4. Literature Search
    • LINC
    • 5.
    • 6. Google / Google Scholar
    • 7. websites (governmental, associations, societies etc.)
    • 8. Proquest Dissertations & Theses (database)
    • 9. Communications and Mass Media Complete (database)
    • 10. JSTOR (database)
    • 11. Full-text databases
  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses
  • 12. 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
    • Use synonyms
    To expand your search terms using or operator
    (internet or web oronline)
  • 13. Boolean Operators
  • 14. Truncation
    comput* retrieves
  • 15. Wildcard
    wom?n retrieves
  • 16. Phrase Search
  • 17. Proximity operators
  • 18. NUS Library Proxy Bookmarklet
    Inserts the NUS library proxy stem ( 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
  • 19. 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
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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)
    a specific search query
  • 22. How to Set Journal Alerts
    Registerfor an account in the e-journal or database
    Look for the Alert option and set your alerts
  • 23. 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
  • 24. Contact Us
    Ms. Kim Hong Ms. Rahimah
    Central Library Central Library
    6516-2022 6516-2037