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Search for information like a Pro! Start your research on the right foot! Tay Chee Hsien, Aaron Librarian,  Central Librar...
Want to chat? http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS  Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian   Phone:  +...
Friend or follow? http://facebook.com/nuslibraries
Library FAQ http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/
Subject Guides http://lib.guides.nus.edu.sg
Proxy bookmarklet TOP TIP! <ul><li>Install instructions  </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Search in Google Scholar  </li></ul><...
Book Chapter J.D.B. Miller, “Hedley Bull, 1932–1985” in J.D.B. Miller and R.J. Vincent, eds.,  Order and Violence. Hedley ...
Finding  Journals J. Rauch, Does history matter when it only matters a little.  Quarterly Journal of Economics   108  (199...
Document Delivery Service <ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All requests must be approved by Supervisor </li></u...
Theses & Dissertations <ul><li>1)  ProQuest Dissertations and Theses    </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers North-American Master...
* Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations  Newspapers
NewspaperSg <ul><li>1)  ProQuest Dissertations and Theses    </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers North-American Masters and Phd t...
How do I find theses? <ul><li>1)  ProQuest Dissertations and Theses    </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers North-American Masters...
Boolean operators
Fluoride Water Water Fluoride Boolean “AND” 50 55 15 AND
OR University College 50 55 Boolean “OR” 40  +  10  +  45  =  95 University College
OR Order of Operations 4   +   5   x X 10   = =   54 Reduction  AND  Poor  OR  Poverty ) ( ) (
OR Wild cards Usage Variation in spellings Examples Organi  z s ? e
OR Truncation Usage Variation in spellings Examples Improv ement e * ing
OR Exceptions * Note wildcard * truncates 1-5 characters  Google/Google scholar LINC+ LINC keyword* AND Implied Implied Ac...
<ul><li>Multidisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing database (no full text) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually offers links to ful...
Ethics in waste disposal  (ethic* or  responsibilit* ) and ( waste or biohazard* ) and ( dispos* or manag* or treat*  )  L...
<ul><li>But before we search ….. </li></ul>OR
What is EndNote <ul><li>A software that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stores and organizes citations  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
EndNote To install EndNote X4, please refer to the instructions at  http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/content.php?pid=96551&sid=...
<ul><li>Includes the most prestigious journals  </li></ul><ul><li>Covers not just science but also social science and huma...
OR Database *Gavel, Y., & Iselid, L. (2008). Web of Science and Scopus: a journal title overlap study.  Online Information...
InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
BREAK TIME !
*  How to search for information to determine the market and technology readiness of an invention    Statistics Market res...
*  Economics graduate students Year 2009  (Slide 78-85) Statistics II
Standards I  <ul><li>1a)  Singapore standards   </li></ul><ul><li>Call no.  T59.212 SS  (mostly in  CL Reference 10 ) </li...
Standards II  <ul><li>2)  British Standards Online   (Web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix:  BS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We...
Standards III  <ul><li>4)  IEEE Xplore   (Web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix:  IEEE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some ANSI (A...
Patents <ul><li>1)  Patsnap (Web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers worldwide patents – current...
THANK YOU
Me again http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/profile/aarontay NUS  Economics and Public Policy Resource Librarian   Phone:  +65 65...
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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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  • (poverty or poor) and (improve$ or reduc$) and Thailand and (poli$ or regul$ or legisla$) and (government$ or state$ or public) Example of synonyms, broader/narrower terms, related terms and possible search phrase
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    1. 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. 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. 3. Friend or follow? http://facebook.com/nuslibraries
    4. 4. Library FAQ http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/
    5. 5. Subject Guides http://lib.guides.nus.edu.sg
    6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. * Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations Newspapers
    12. 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. 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. 14. Boolean operators
    15. 15. Fluoride Water Water Fluoride Boolean “AND” 50 55 15 AND
    16. 16. OR University College 50 55 Boolean “OR” 40 + 10 + 45 = 95 University College
    17. 17. OR Order of Operations 4 + 5 x X 10 = = 54 Reduction AND Poor OR Poverty ) ( ) (
    18. 18. OR Wild cards Usage Variation in spellings Examples Organi z s ? e
    19. 19. OR Truncation Usage Variation in spellings Examples Improv ement e * ing
    20. 20. OR Exceptions * Note wildcard * truncates 1-5 characters Google/Google scholar LINC+ LINC keyword* AND Implied Implied Accepted OR Accepted Ignored Accepted
    21. 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. 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. 23. <ul><li>But before we search ….. </li></ul>OR
    24. 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. 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. 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. 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. 28. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
    29. 29. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html
    30. 30. BREAK TIME !
    31. 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. 32. * Economics graduate students Year 2009 (Slide 78-85) Statistics II
    33. 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. 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. 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. 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. 37. THANK YOU
    38. 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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