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Sources for
Geography
  Research
         Nureza Ahmad
     clbna@nus.edu.sg
Objectives
• Identify useful e-resources
  relevant to Geography

• Identify resources & services
  from library portal (l...
Learning outcomes
• Search e-Databases using
  keywords, boolean operators
• Search & retrieve e-journal
  articles, e-boo...
Outline
•   Search strategy
•   Electronic resources
•   LINC+
•   Getting help
•   Hands-on session
•     Search Strategy
    Boolean operators (and, or, not)
•
    Truncation (*)
•
    Grouping using parentheses (…)
•
   ...
Boolean operators
                                       Tropical
AND = ALL terms must be
                                ...
Truncation *
• Use (asterisk) * to retrieve variant
  forms of term

nation*   = nations, national
Teen*     = teens, teen...
Parentheses ( )
• Use parentheses ( ) to group search
  terms

(low income or single) and migrants

(Urban heat island) an...
Keywords & concepts
• Identify key concepts
• Group using parentheses
• Identify keywords within each
  concept, use synon...
Q. What are the impacts of
urbanisation on water quality?
Keywords:
Impacts, Urbanisation, Water quality
Search statement:...
•     E- resources

    Databases
•
•   E-Journals
•   E-books
•   Newspapers
    Examination papers
•
    Statistical dat...
Databases for Geography
 1. Geobase (through OvidSP)
 2. Scopus
 3. Geodok
 4. Web of Science
 5. SpringerLink
 6. PERIND
Ways to access E-res
• 1. Click on E-Res Tab at top of
  portal
Ways to access
E-Resources
2. Navigate to middle of portal and
go to E-Resources
1. Geobase (OVIDSP)
• Access directly by “geobase” or in
  OvidSP

•   URL: http://ovidsp.ovid.com
•   UserID: nustrain
• ...
Geobase (OVIDSP)
Geobase (OVIDSP)
Geobase: Results page
Geobase: Results (cont.)
2. Scopus
Scopus: Results
3. Geodok
• 115000 geographically related
  entries since 1950.
• provides bibliographical data for
  scientific articles ...
Geodok
Geodok: Results
4. Web of Science
Web of Science : Results
5. SpringerLink
SpringerLink : Results
6. PERIND
PERIND
Perind : Results
E-Newspapers
• Two major databases
  – Factiva
     • (produced by Dow Jones &
       Reuters)

  – Lexis/Nexis Academic
 ...
Statistical Sources
• Access via E-Resources>Databases>By
  type>Statistical Data
• EIU Country Data
• General household s...
NUS Theses &
Academic Exercises
• In LINC
   – Find by or limit to Theses
     collection
• Search LINC
   – Call no: G58 ...
• Library Catalogue: LINC+
 • new interface, more visual
   information through the book
   covers, table of contents &
  ...
LINC+
Online Search Tips
Too many retrieved
  limit by additional concepts
Too little retrieved
  include synonyms / alternate t...
• Getting help
Getting help : Subject
Guides (Geography)
Getting help : E-
Forms
• Request for DDS (document
  delivery service) of journal
  articles, book Chapters,
  conference...
Getting help : LION
• Library Instruction Online (LION)
Citation styles
Database guides
  –Library portal>(Library
    ins...
Getting help: Ask-A-Lib
• Email askalib@nus.edu.sg
• Request for advisory service
• Getting help from special
  libraries
...
T h a n k YOU!
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  1. 1. Sources for Geography Research Nureza Ahmad clbna@nus.edu.sg
  2. 2. Objectives • Identify useful e-resources relevant to Geography • Identify resources & services from library portal (linc+)
  3. 3. Learning outcomes • Search e-Databases using keywords, boolean operators • Search & retrieve e-journal articles, e-books, e-book chapters, full text articles • Navigate & find materials from LINC+
  4. 4. Outline • Search strategy • Electronic resources • LINC+ • Getting help • Hands-on session
  5. 5. • Search Strategy Boolean operators (and, or, not) • Truncation (*) • Grouping using parentheses (…) • Keywords & concepts • Search statements •
  6. 6. Boolean operators Tropical AND = ALL terms must be AND present; narrows search Forests OR = Any of the terms may be present Tropical broadens search OR Forests NOT = Excludes specific search term Tropical narrows search NOT Forests
  7. 7. Truncation * • Use (asterisk) * to retrieve variant forms of term nation* = nations, national Teen* = teens, teenager
  8. 8. Parentheses ( ) • Use parentheses ( ) to group search terms (low income or single) and migrants (Urban heat island) and (Singapore or Malaysia)
  9. 9. Keywords & concepts • Identify key concepts • Group using parentheses • Identify keywords within each concept, use synonyms or * • What are the impacts of urbanisation on water quality?
  10. 10. Q. What are the impacts of urbanisation on water quality? Keywords: Impacts, Urbanisation, Water quality Search statement: (Impact*or effect* or result*) and (urban*) and (water quality)
  11. 11. • E- resources Databases • • E-Journals • E-books • Newspapers Examination papers • Statistical data •
  12. 12. Databases for Geography 1. Geobase (through OvidSP) 2. Scopus 3. Geodok 4. Web of Science 5. SpringerLink 6. PERIND
  13. 13. Ways to access E-res • 1. Click on E-Res Tab at top of portal
  14. 14. Ways to access E-Resources 2. Navigate to middle of portal and go to E-Resources
  15. 15. 1. Geobase (OVIDSP) • Access directly by “geobase” or in OvidSP • URL: http://ovidsp.ovid.com • UserID: nustrain • Password: training • (valid 2 weeks from date) • Start OvidSP • [DEMO geobase]
  16. 16. Geobase (OVIDSP)
  17. 17. Geobase (OVIDSP)
  18. 18. Geobase: Results page
  19. 19. Geobase: Results (cont.)
  20. 20. 2. Scopus
  21. 21. Scopus: Results
  22. 22. 3. Geodok • 115000 geographically related entries since 1950. • provides bibliographical data for scientific articles indexed by keywords. • product of Department of Geography of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  23. 23. Geodok
  24. 24. Geodok: Results
  25. 25. 4. Web of Science
  26. 26. Web of Science : Results
  27. 27. 5. SpringerLink
  28. 28. SpringerLink : Results
  29. 29. 6. PERIND
  30. 30. PERIND
  31. 31. Perind : Results
  32. 32. E-Newspapers • Two major databases – Factiva • (produced by Dow Jones & Reuters) – Lexis/Nexis Academic • (produced by LEXIS-NEXIS) – Access via Library portal>E- Resources> E-Newspapers
  33. 33. Statistical Sources • Access via E-Resources>Databases>By type>Statistical Data • EIU Country Data • General household survey 2005 : socio-demogra • SingSTAT Time Series • Statistics on Singapore : an annotated bibliograp • Tourism focus • Yearbook of statistics, Singapore (print & web)
  34. 34. NUS Theses & Academic Exercises • In LINC – Find by or limit to Theses collection • Search LINC – Call no: G58 200* (for 2000- ) – Keywords: • Tourism and academic exercise and geography and national university and singapore
  35. 35. • Library Catalogue: LINC+ • new interface, more visual information through the book covers, table of contents & reviews, etc., • Eg search for “university thesis geography”
  36. 36. LINC+
  37. 37. Online Search Tips Too many retrieved limit by additional concepts Too little retrieved include synonyms / alternate terms Too many irrelevant ones exclude terms that cause irrelevancy Nothing retrieved use more general search terms reduce number of concepts used refocus search
  38. 38. • Getting help
  39. 39. Getting help : Subject Guides (Geography)
  40. 40. Getting help : E- Forms • Request for DDS (document delivery service) of journal articles, book Chapters, conference papers. • Request for purchase of New book/Journal/Multimedia for research purposes • Note: Login required
  41. 41. Getting help : LION • Library Instruction Online (LION) Citation styles Database guides –Library portal>(Library instruction online (LION)>How to cite references>Citation styles
  42. 42. Getting help: Ask-A-Lib • Email askalib@nus.edu.sg • Request for advisory service • Getting help from special libraries eg business hssmlib@nus.edu.sg eg (med/sci) sclib@nus.edu.sg
  43. 43. T h a n k YOU!
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