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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.
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  • 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]