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  • Introduce assistants + kah wei or hayati if they are there. Usually we hold tutorials at a school or faculty level but… Have to transform myself into….
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    • 1. Search for information like a Pro! Start your research on the right foot! Tay Chee Hsien, Aaron Librarian, Central Library [email_address] Tel : 6516 2030
    • 2. Want to chat? http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian Phone: +65 6516 2030   Email : [email_address]
    • 3. Friend or follow? http://facebook.com/nuslibraries
    • 4. Library FAQ http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/
    • 5. Subject Guides http://lib.guides.nus.edu.sg
    • 6. Proxy bookmarklet TOP TIP! <ul><li>Install instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Search in Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Wikipedia's accuracy: Is edit age a solution? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use proxy bookmarklet. </li></ul>
    • 7. Book Chapter J.D.B. Miller, “Hedley Bull, 1932–1985” in J.D.B. Miller and R.J. Vincent, eds., Order and Violence. Hedley Bull and International Relations (Oxford, 1990), p. 5. Deciphering References and Citations … Journal Article Mian MAR, Kang ST, Beil SE, Hammond RB (2008b) Genetic linkage mapping of the soybean aphid resistance gene in PI 243540. Theor Appl Genet 117:955–962 Journal Article C. Lutz and B. Meyer, &quot;Economic Impacts of Higher Oil and Gas Prices the Role of International Trade for Germany,&quot; Energy Economics 31, no. 6 (2009) Book Simon Barton, A History of Spain , 2nd ed., Palgrave Essential Histories (Basingstoke ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) Note: Source title abbreviation for “Theoretical and applied genetics” Issue number not mentioned .
    • 8. Finding Journals J. Rauch, Does history matter when it only matters a little. Quarterly Journal of Economics 108 (1993), pp. 813–867. Journal title Article title Search LINC/LINC+ for the Journal title not Article title !
    • 9. Document Delivery Service <ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All requests must be approved by Supervisor </li></ul></ul>2 1 3
    • 10. Theses & Dissertations <ul><li>1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) NUS Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ScholarBank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Other Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edinburgh Research Archive : Medicine and Veterinary Medicine E-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of Medicine Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDs OhioLINK ETD Center Pennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archives Vanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and Dissertations Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project </li></ul></ul>http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php?qid=16691
    • 11. * Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations Newspapers
    • 12. NewspaperSg <ul><li>1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) NUS Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Thesis Database ( ScholarBank ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Other Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edinburgh Research Archive : Medicine and Veterinary Medicine E-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of Medicine Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDs OhioLINK ETD Center Pennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archives Vanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and Dissertations Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project </li></ul></ul>
    • 13. How do I find theses? <ul><li>1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) NUS Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Thesis Database ( ScholarBank ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Other Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edinburgh Research Archive : Medicine and Veterinary Medicine E-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of Medicine Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDs OhioLINK ETD Center Pennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archives Vanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and Dissertations Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project </li></ul></ul>http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php?qid=16691
    • 14. Boolean operators
    • 15. Fluoride Water Water Fluoride Boolean “AND” 50 55 15 AND
    • 16. OR University College 50 55 Boolean “OR” 40 + 10 + 45 = 95 University College
    • 17. OR Order of Operations 4 + 5 x X 10 = = 54 Reduction AND Poor OR Poverty ) ( ) (
    • 18. OR Wild cards Usage Variation in spellings Examples Organi z s ? e
    • 19. OR Truncation Usage Variation in spellings Examples Improv ement e * ing
    • 20. OR Exceptions * Note wildcard * truncates 1-5 characters Google/Google scholar LINC+ LINC keyword* AND Implied Implied Accepted OR Accepted Ignored Accepted
    • 21. <ul><li>Multidisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing database (no full text) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually offers links to full text </li></ul><ul><li>Good design, useful tools and easy to use </li></ul>OR Scopus
    • 22. Ethics in waste disposal (ethic* or responsibilit* ) and ( waste or biohazard* ) and ( dispos* or manag* or treat* ) Let’s search Scopus (ethic* or responsibilit* ) dispos* or manag* or treat* ( waste or biohazard* )
    • 23. <ul><li>But before we search ….. </li></ul>OR
    • 24. What is EndNote <ul><li>A software that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stores and organizes citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inserts citations into a Word document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format references in a predefined citation style </li></ul></ul>
    • 25. EndNote To install EndNote X4, please refer to the instructions at http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/content.php?pid=96551&sid=1067663 For more on Endnote – http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/endnote All technical queries regarding EndNote (eg installation) should be directed to IT Care at tel: 6516 2080 or email [email_address]
    • 26. <ul><li>Includes the most prestigious journals </li></ul><ul><li>Covers not just science but also social science and humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing database (no full text) </li></ul>OR Web of Science
    • 27. OR Database *Gavel, Y., & Iselid, L. (2008). Web of Science and Scopus: a journal title overlap study. Online Information Review, 32(1), 8-21. Scopus Web of Science Coverage 1996 - 1898 - Journal coverage 13,690 Journals* 8,901 Journals* Geographic coverage Stronger in Asia Mostly western focus Subject coverage Multi-disciplinary Multi-disciplinary
    • 28. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
    • 29. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
    • 30. BREAK TIME !
    • 31. * How to search for information to determine the market and technology readiness of an invention Statistics Market research reports Industry profiles Company financials Company analyst reports Newspaper/magazine articles Technology development articles Technology application reports Product reviews Frost and Sullivan Global Market Information Database Business Source Premier OneSource Osiris and Orbis ISI Emerging Markets Factiva Lexisnexis Academic
    • 32. * Economics graduate students Year 2009 (Slide 78-85) Statistics II
    • 33. Standards I <ul><li>1a) Singapore standards </li></ul><ul><li>Call no. T59.212 SS (mostly in CL Reference 10 ) </li></ul><ul><li>1b) Singapore standard[s] : [code of practice] </li></ul><ul><li>Call no. T59.212 SSC ( CL Reference 10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SS (for Singapore Standard) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CP (for Code of Practice) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We DO HAVE COMPLETE set of Hard copy, NOT electronic copy </li></ul></ul>
    • 34. Standards II <ul><li>2) British Standards Online (Web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix: BS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We DO NOT have every of them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) IHS Standards expert. IEC (Web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix: IEC , and ISO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We DO NOT have every of them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes called IEC Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEC stands for International Electrotechnical Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEI in French (Commission Électrotechnique Internationale) </li></ul></ul>
    • 35. Standards III <ul><li>4) IEEE Xplore (Web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix: IEEE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One National Electrical Safety Code 2007 edition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards Source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix: ASTM usually followed by a letter, E.g. ASTM E1131-08 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users might refer above standard as E1131-08 instead of ASTM E1131-08 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information about standards , please approach Karen Yap ( [email_address] , 6516-2030) </li></ul>
    • 36. Patents <ul><li>1) Patsnap (Web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers worldwide patents – currently include the full US, EP, WIPO/PCT and China patents databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides alerts, analytics, citation maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated weekly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Google Patent </li></ul><ul><li>Covers US Patents only at USPTO </li></ul><ul><li>SurfIP </li></ul><ul><li>Covers Singapore patents </li></ul><ul><li>For more information about searching patents , please approach Loh Mee Lan ( [email_address] 6516-2548) or see http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/patents </li></ul>
    • 37. THANK YOU
    • 38. Me again http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian Phone: +65 6516 2030   Email : [email_address]

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