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  • Social Work Honours Year Library Tutorial 15 Sep 2011 NUS Libraries Conducted by: Ng Peck Suan Resource Librarian, Social Work
    • Search strategy
      • Boolean Operators & more
    • Search databases
      • Scopus, Social Services Abstracts, Social Work Abstracts, PERIND
    • Other Sources
      • Newspapers, Theses & Academic Exercises
    • Getting Help
      • Document Delivery Services, FAQs, Subject Guides
    • Proxy Bookmarklet
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    • List keywords that describe your topic:
      • E.g. social support for the elderly
        • Social support, social network, living arrangements
        • Elderly, older people, aged…
    • Refine or broaden search using:
      • Boolean operators
      • Truncation/wildcard features
      • Parentheses ( )
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAJH5XNZ-h0
    • AND = All terms must be present
    • OR = Any of the terms may be present
    • NOT = Excludes specific search term
    social support AND aged aged OR elderly delinquents NOT criminals
  • OR Usage Use asterisk * to retrieve variant forms of terms Examples Improv ement e * ing (anything that comes after ‘Improv’)
  • OR Usage Examples Organi z s ? e Use question mark ? to retrieve variant forms of terms
    • Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases that are to be processed first, examples:
      • ( low income OR single parent ) AND families
        • = low income families
        • single parent families
      • ( teen * OR adolescen *) AND pregnancy
        • = teenage pregnancy
        • adolescent pregnancy
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    • Multidisciplinary
    • Indexing database (no full text)
    • Usually offers links to full text
    • Good design and easy to use
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  • Mentally ill persons: their parenting styles and attitudes “ mentally ill” AND parenting mentally ill parenting
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    • Provides abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and dissertations
    • Coverage: 1979-current
    • Search library catalogue for full-texts
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    • Coverage, 1968-current
    • Provides abstracts of journal articles, dissertations, & citations to book reviews
    • Some overlap in literature coverage between this database and Social Services Abstracts.
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    • Periodical Index to articles relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & ASEAN
    • Coverage, 1980-
    • Humanities, social sciences, business, medicine architecture, building, science, law
    • Journal articles, book chapters & book reviews, conference papers
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    • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses 
      • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses
    • NUS Theses
      • Print copies
      • Electronic theses and dissertations of
      • Master’s (by Research) and Phd theses
    • Search LINC by call no, HV13 in NUS Theses Collection:
    • Search LINC, by keywords in NUS Theses Collection:
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    • Document Delivery Services (DDS)
      • Journal articles, book chapters, …
      • Request via e-forms (library portal)
      • All requests must be approved by supervisor
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    • Bookmark that automatically prepends the NUS Library proxy to the required URL link in your browser
    • Example: http://jfn.sagepub.com/content/17/1/11.abstract
    • Insert NUS library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL: http://jfn.sagepub.com.libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/content/17/1/11.abstract
  • In the search box of the Library FAQs page, key in : proxy bookmarklet For information on how to install and use the proxy bookmarklet: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/proxy_bookmarklet
    • Thank you!
    Please help us by doing a short feedback form: http://bit.ly/socialwk15sep