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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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  • Official photo Tim – Historian, Lynette Lim Masters, Hayati and Kah wei if they are around.
  • Official photo Tim – Historian, Lynette Lim Masters, Hayati and Kah wei if they are around.
  • Official photo Tim – Historian, Lynette Lim Masters, Hayati and Kah wei if they are around.
  • Example (AND)
  • Example (OR)
  • Example (OR)
  • Example (OR)
  • Example (OR)
  • Example (OR)
  • (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
  • Demo with endnote on scopus. Remember to open new library
  • Show how to do endnote. Remember to open new library
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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!
      • Install instructions
      • Example : Search in Google Scholar
      • Improving Wikipedia's accuracy: Is edit age a solution?
      • 3. Use proxy bookmarklet.
    • 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, "Economic Impacts of Higher Oil and Gas Prices the Role of International Trade for Germany," 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
        • Free
        • All requests must be approved by Supervisor
      2 1 3
    • 10. Theses & Dissertations
      • 1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  
        • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses
      • 2) NUS Theses
        • Print copies
        • ScholarBank
      • 3) Other Theses
        • 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
      http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php?qid=16691
    • 11. * Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations Newspapers
    • 12. NewspaperSg
      • 1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  
        • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses
      • 2) NUS Theses
        • Print copies
        • Electronic Thesis Database ( ScholarBank )
      • 3) Other Theses
        • 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
    • 13. How do I find theses?
      • 1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  
        • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses
      • 2) NUS Theses
        • Print copies
        • Electronic Thesis Database ( ScholarBank )
      • 3) Other Theses
        • 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
      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.
      • Multidisciplinary
      • Indexing database (no full text)
      • Usually offers links to full text
      • Good design, useful tools and easy to use
      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.
      • But before we search …..
      OR
    • 24. What is EndNote
      • A software that:
        • stores and organizes citations
        • inserts citations into a Word document
        • Format references in a predefined citation style
    • 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.
      • Includes the most prestigious journals
      • Covers not just science but also social science and humanities
      • Indexing database (no full text)
      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
      • 1a) Singapore standards
      • Call no. T59.212 SS (mostly in CL Reference 10 )
      • 1b) Singapore standard[s] : [code of practice]
      • Call no. T59.212 SSC ( CL Reference 10
        • Prefix:
          • SS (for Singapore Standard)
          • CP (for Code of Practice)
        • We DO HAVE COMPLETE set of Hard copy, NOT electronic copy
    • 34. Standards II
      • 2) British Standards Online (Web)
        • Prefix: BS
        • We DO NOT have every of them
      • 3) IHS Standards expert. IEC (Web)
        • Prefix: IEC , and ISO
        • We DO NOT have every of them
        • Sometimes called IEC Standards
        • IEC stands for International Electrotechnical Commission
        • CEI in French (Commission Électrotechnique Internationale)
    • 35. Standards III
      • 4) IEEE Xplore (Web)
        • Prefix: IEEE
        • Some ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards
        • One National Electrical Safety Code 2007 edition
      • 5) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards Source
        • Prefix: ASTM usually followed by a letter, E.g. ASTM E1131-08
          • Users might refer above standard as E1131-08 instead of ASTM E1131-08
      • For more information about standards , please approach Karen Yap ( [email_address] , 6516-2030)
    • 36. Patents
      • 1) Patsnap (Web)
        • New!
        • Covers worldwide patents – currently include the full US, EP, WIPO/PCT and China patents databases
        • Provides alerts, analytics, citation maps
        • Updated weekly.
      • 2) Google Patent
      • Covers US Patents only at USPTO
      • SurfIP
      • Covers Singapore patents
      • For more information about searching patents , please approach Loh Mee Lan ( [email_address] 6516-2548) or see http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/patents
    • 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]