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  • ACRC – Saturday opened to 1:00 pmWGWL – Saturday closed, weekday opened to 5:00 pm
  • At all libraries, you need a CashCard for photocopying.For printing, you can use Ez-link card, except HSSLIf you need to do colour printing, you can go CHNL (the nearest), LWNL, BUSL, or ADML.
  • The library has many kinds of resources and there are several platforms to locate different items.To search for Books, AV Items, print journals and eBooks we use theLibrary CatalogueTo search for Research articles, Conference Proceedings, Financial Data and standards we use databases.To access eJournals, we use the tool called A-Z List.To search student’s FYPS, theses, we use the DR-NTU.Confusing?You will be pleased to know that the library has a tool called One-Search. With this One-Search, you can search for different resources with just one search box.
  • Library has subscribed many electronic resources.You can access these resources in school or even from home.When you are accessing Library eResources like exam papers or eBooks, you will sometimes be asked to key in your NTU network username & password. This is to authenticate that you are a NTU student.
  • Next, another important information for all freshmen is to know where to get past exam papers.
  • Library Catalogue is the place for you to find print materials, e-books and audio-visual materials.
  • For most of the results you will get to see the book cover image, the year of publication, the call number and the book details.There are some which may give you the author biography, book summary and sometimes, a table of contents.All these will give you a quick idea if the book is of relevance or interest to you or to the topic that you are researching on.
  • Most AV materials are located at BUSL and ADML.
  • AV reserves – 4 hours, 1 item per time, use in libraryReserve books – 2 hours, 1 item per timeReserve books may be borrowed overnight 2 hours before the Service Desk closes on weekdays and after10 am on Saturdays.These overnight loan items must be returned by 11 am the next working day.Overdue fines $0.50 per hour.
  • You can also find the reserve titles from the Library Catalogue Reserves tab.
  • Includes major news and business publications like Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Dow Jones Business News, Reuters News and even our Singapore papers like The Straits Times, Business Times and Today as well.
  • From the library homepage, key in the keyword in the search box.
  • Library website is very important for you when you are preparing for your assignment.Instead of bookmarking the library webpage, you can also download and install the Library Toolbar.From here you can access many of library's resources in just 1 click.
  • Collusion is another form of plagiarism
  • UnintentionalCareless paraphrasingPoor documentationExcessive quotingNot using your own “voice”DeliberateCopying someone’s workBuying or paying for a paperCutting and pasting from web pages without documentingCopying from different sources and weaving them together to create a “patchwork” writing
  • Library Orientation for HS1001 Sociology Students

    1. 1. Library Orientationfor HS1001 Sociology Students 6 September 2012 presented by: Jenny Wong Social Sciences Librarian (Sociology)
    2. 2. Lost in the information jungle?
    3. 3. Outline1. Library Services & Library Resources2. Developing a Search Strategy3. Locating Books, E-Books & AV Materials  Library Catalogue  Course Reserves4. Locating Journal Articles  E-Journals & Print Journals  A-Z List5. Searching by Topic in Databases6. Locating Past Student’s Works – DR-NTU7. Web Scale Discovery Tool – OneSearch8. Internet Sources  full text@NTU Library  Findit@NTU9. Plagiarism & Citations  ASA Citation Style  Managing References with EndNote10. Useful Guides & Contacts
    5. 5. Getting Started
    6. 6. Library Website
    7. 7. NTU Library System – 7 Subject Libraries Humanities & Social Asian Communication Sciences Library Lee Wee Nam Library Resource Centre (ACRC) Business Library 7 Chinese Library Art, Design & Media Library Wang Gungwu Library
    8. 8. Humanities & Social Sciences Library Block S4-B3C-05
    9. 9. Opening Hours Semester Mon – Fri 8:30 am to 9:30 pm Sat 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Sun Closed Vacation Mon – Fri 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Sat 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Sun Closed
    10. 10. Library Facilities• Self-service checkouts • Learning Commons• PCs & wireless access  Learning Pods• Printing  Multi-monitor Workstations• Photocopying  Recording Room• Scanning • Study Rooms• E-payment kiosks • Cinema Rooms • Discussion Rooms
    11. 11. To book?
    12. 12. Facilities @ HSS Library Computing facilities Self-service printing Self-service photocopying Self-check & payment station Book deposit bin Study seats
    13. 13. Borrowing PrivilegesBorrowing Matriculation card + Library item Self-service checkouts (except for Course Reserves) Service counter 20 items, 28 days each (except for Course Reserves)NIE Library Bring along your matriculation card Register in person at the NIE Library
    14. 14. Returning MaterialsPrint materialsReturn to any NTU Library or via book deposit bins except for Course reserve materials Items with accompanying CDsAV materialsReturn to any NTU Library
    15. 15. Renewing Materials Online renewal via Library Account Renew up to 6 times Date due email reminders Problems? Call 6790 4691 Email
    16. 16. Access Your Library Account
    17. 17. Access Your Library Account Demo
    18. 18. Reserving Materials Reserve library materials online Materials with the following status: On loan (except for Course Reserves) In transit On order On hold for someone Up to 10 items at any one time
    19. 19. Item Reservation
    20. 20. Item Reservation Demo
    21. 21. Locating Library Resources Books AV eJournals Print eBooks A-Z List Journals Library Catalogue FYPs DR-NTU Conference Theses Research Proceedings Articles Databases Patents Standards
    22. 22. Accessing E-Resources On site and remote access to library e-resources Login using NTU Network username & password studentusername
    23. 23. Locating Past Year Exam Papers Browse by Schools Exam Papers by Semester
    25. 25. 1. Think of Search TermsBrainstorm and generate keywords Identify keywords that represent the major concepts Consider alternative spellings, synonyms, acronyms, related termsFor example: handphone, mobile phone, cell phone expressway, highway, freeway, motorway domestic helper, domestic worker, housekeeper
    26. 26. 2. Boolean ConnectorsUsing Boolean Connectors to connect the terms in each conceptdomestic helper Singapore Narrowing the search domestic helper AND Singaporedomestic helper domestic worker Broadening the search domestic helper OR domestic workerdomestic helper domestic worker Narrowing the search (domestic helper OR domestic worker) NOT Filipino Filipino
    27. 27. 3. Search Tips Phrase search “ ” „ ‟ “domestic helper” „domestic helper‟ Truncation * $ femin* → feminine, feminism, feministic Wildcard ? wom?n → woman, women globali?ation → globalisation, globalizationNote: There is no common standard for symbols. Look at the help pages ofeach database to ensure the correct use of the various symbols.
    29. 29. Library Catalogue
    30. 30. Locating Books Call number LC Classification
    31. 31. Locating E-Books keywords AND e-book
    32. 32. E-Books
    33. 33. Locating AV Materials
    34. 34. AV Materials
    35. 35. Course Reserves Textbooks, readings & AV materials for specific courses
    36. 36. Course Reserves
    38. 38. Which is a book and which is a journal? Author of chapter Year of publication Chapter title Page numbers Butler, Judith. 1993. “Imitation and Gender Insubordination.” Pp. 307-20 in The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, edited by H. Abelove, M. A. Barale, and D. M. Halperin. New York: Routledge. Editors of bookTitle of book Publisher Book Authors of article Year of publication of article McLaughlin, Heather, Christopher Uggen, and Amy Blackstone. 2012. “Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power.” American Sociological Review 77(4):625-47. Journal page no.Article title Journal title Journal issue no. Journal volume no. Journal
    39. 39. Locating Print Journals
    40. 40. Locating E-Journals
    41. 41. Locating E-JournalsJournal search via Title
    42. 42. Locating E-JournalsJournal search via Title
    43. 43. Locating E-JournalsJournal search via Subject
    44. 44. Locating E-JournalsJournal search via Subject browse
    45. 45. Locating E-JournalsJournal search via Providers
    46. 46. SAGE Journals Demo
    47. 47. Top 10 Journals in Sociology(ranked by impact factor 2011)1. Annual Review of Sociology2. American Sociological Review3. Annals of Tourism Research4. American Journal of Sociology5. Sociological Methodology6. Social Networks7. Gender & Society8. Population and Development Review9. Politics & Society10. Journal of Marriage and Family Source: 2011 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, 2012)
    49. 49. Database & JournalWhat is the difference? Database Journal
    50. 50. Databases Click to view more information about the database
    51. 51. Sociological Abstracts • Abstracts and indexes over 2,000 journals, books, reviews, dissertations, conference papers and working papers in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences • Coverage 1952 to current • Updated monthly
    52. 52. Sociological Abstracts Boolean operators Demo
    53. 53. Research topic: Gender Equity and Fertility in SingaporeResearch questions: Does higher gender equity equate to higher fertility rate? Is there a relation between gender equity and fertility rate? …Gender equity Gender equality, Sexual equity, Sexual equality, Gender inequality, Sexual inequalityFertilitySingapore
    54. 54. Academic Search Premier • Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles • Coverage dated as far back as 1975 • Updated daily
    55. 55. JSTORProvides backfiles of corescholarly journals in manydisciplinesIncludes scholarly journals,conference proceedings,primary source materials,and books
    56. 56. JSTOR
    57. 57. Newspaper Search
    58. 58. Factiva Provides news and business information Covers 10,000 sources from more than 159 countries in 22 languages
    59. 59. Factiva Demo
    61. 61. Digital Repository – NTU
    62. 62. Digital Repository – NTU
    63. 63. Digital Repository – NTU
    65. 65. Books AV eJournals Print eBooks A-Z ListJournals Library Catalogue FYPs DR-NTU Conference Theses Research Proceedings Articles Databases Patents Standards
    66. 66. OneSearch Discovery library resources Google “style”
    67. 67. OneSearch Locating library resources
    68. 68. OneSearch Locating library resources
    69. 69. OneSearch Record no. 3
    70. 70. OneSearch Record no. 4 Retrieve Catalog Item
    71. 71. OneSearch Record no. 7 Retrieve Catalog Item
    72. 72. OneSearch Accessing e-articles
    73. 73. OneSearch
    74. 74. 8. INTERNET SOURCES
    75. 75. full text@NTU Library Go to Library homepage Tools & Guides full text@NTU Library Install Demo
    76. 76. Findit@NTU
    77. 77. Findit@NTU
    78. 78. Library Toolbar Go to Library homepage Tools & Guides NTU Library Toolbar Library toolbar Install quick access to all things in Library
    80. 80. NTU Honour CodePlagiarismTo use or pass off as one‟s own, the writings or ideas ofanother, without acknowledging or crediting the source fromwhich the ideas are taken.CollusionSubmitting an assignment, project or report completed byanother person and passing it off as one‟s own; Preparing anassignment, project or report for a fellow student who submitsthe work as his or her own. Source:
    81. 81. Two Types of Plagiarism Accidental Deliberate
    82. 82. Most Common Forms Cutting and pasting from others without attribution Copying directly from another source without attributing from where you‟ve taken it Using diagram or table from another source without referencing Reusing some parts of your previous assignment Submitting another person‟s work as your own How can the University detect plagiarism?All assignments must be submitted through a program to detect plagiarism Turnitin
    83. 83. How to Avoid?Always …1. Give credit whenever you use any:  idea, theory, illustration, statistics, graphs, drawings, images or opinion of others  quotation of actual spoken or written words of others  paraphrase of spoken or written words of others2. If you are not sure, always cite3. Follow citation rules – cite and reference correctly
    84. 84. Citing Your Sources Complete referencing includes: in-text citations and references Formatting differs depending on the style you are using Division of Sociology uses: American Sociological Association (ASA) Style American Sociological Association. 2010. Style Guide. 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Call no.: HM569.S938 2010
    85. 85. Citing Your Sources
    86. 86. In-Text CitationIf the author‟s name is in the textAccording to Saw (2005), suicide is linked to social isolation …If the author‟s name is not in the textSuicide has been linked to social isolation (Saw 2005).For joint authorsSuicide has been linked to social isolation (Saw and Wang2005).Direct quotationsAccording to Saw (2005), the phenomenon of suicide has “beenpositively shown to be linked to isolation” (p. 104).The phenomenon of suicide has “been positively shown to belinked to isolation” according to Saw (2005:104).
    87. 87. References: BooksSingle authorElliott, Anthony. 2009. Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction. London: Routledge.Two authorsMacionis, John J. and Ken Plummer. 2008. Sociology: A Global Introduction. 4th ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Prentice Hall.Edited bookSeidman, Steven and Jeffrey C. Alexander, eds. 2008. The New Social Theory Reader: Contemporary Debates. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.Chapter in edited book or collected worksButler, Judith. 1993. “Imitation and Gender Insubordination.” Pp. 307-20 in The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, edited by H. Abelove, M. A. Barale, and D. M. Halperin. New York: Routledge.
    88. 88. References: Journal ArticlesSingle authorPekerti, Andre A. 2008. “The Interdependent Family-Centric Career: Career Perspective of the Overseas Chinese in Indonesia.” Career Development Quarterly 56(4):362-77.Three authorsMcLaughlin, Heather, Christopher Uggen, and Amy Blackstone. 2012. “Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power.” American Sociological Review 77(4):625-47.
    89. 89. EndNote A tool for creating bibliographies & figure lists for your project report/scientific paper/thesis/dissertation. A database for storing andmanaging all your references & An online search toolimages.
    90. 90. Managing References
    91. 91. Citing & Referencing Correctly
    92. 92. Get EndNote! • Where to download EndNote?Downloading • EndNote • Instructional Services Division Technical • Support isions/isd/Pages/default.aspx • Email: • EndNote Workshops • Training dNoteWorkshops.aspx
    93. 93. 10. USEFUL GUIDES & CONTACTS
    94. 94. Subject Rooms
    95. 95.
    96. 96. @ @TheNTUlibraries @ntu.library @NTUlibraries
    97. 97. Need Help?• Jenny Wong (Subject Librarian)  6513 8224 / 8227 • Research Assistance Desk  6790 6312 • HSS Library  6513 8226 