FSA1201 Library tutorial


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FSA1201 Library tutorial

  1. 1. Discover Your Library Resources <ul><ul><li>Hayati Abdul [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Jan 2009 </li></ul></ul>FSA1201 Library tutorial
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To show you how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Use Library portal to access resources and services </li></ul><ul><li>Search LINC & databases using </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords, synonyms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>At the end of the session, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to locate materials & services from LINC and Library portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to search databases for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>journal articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>conference papers, book chapters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>full text articles </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Outline <ul><li>Sources for research </li></ul><ul><li>Search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Search databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociological Abstracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search LINC </li></ul><ul><li>Getting help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a hands-on session </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sources for Research
  6. 6. Sources for Research <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of topic with a fair amount of detail. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good source for further reading. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic/By scholars for scholars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest developments & research findings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of e-journals, e-books, conference proceedings, book chapters, statistics, newspaper articles, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluating Sources <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What credentials are listed for the authors? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information presented objective or biased? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information well supported by references? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information updated? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appropriateness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information what you need? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Search Strategy
  9. 9. Search Strategy <ul><li>List keywords & synonyms to describe your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Finding love online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Love, romance, dating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online, cyberspace, internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine keywords with Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AND, OR , NOT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use truncation symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Group words to be searched together </li></ul>
  10. 10. Boolean Operators <ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Results must match both terms </li></ul></ul>dating AND college students interethnic interracial <ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Results must match one or more of the terms </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Truncation * Round parentheses ( ) <ul><li>Use asterisk  to retrieve variant forms of term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>roman * = romantic, romance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teen * = teen s , teen agers , teen aged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( interethnic OR interracial ) and dating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= interethnic dating, interracial dating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( love OR roman * OR dating ) and online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= online love, online romance, online dating </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Databases
  13. 13. E-Resources <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books </li></ul><ul><li>E-Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Data </li></ul>
  14. 14. Major Databases for Humanities & Social Sciences <ul><li>Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Sociological Abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts & Humanities Citation Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Citation Index </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PsycInfo </li></ul><ul><li>PERIND </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Academic Asap </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Abstracts </li></ul>
  15. 15. Scopus http://www.info.scopus.com/setup/promo/promo_material/docs/00000_Scopus_User_Guide_General_4WEB08.pdf Databases
  16. 16. About Scopus <ul><li>Provides indexing, abstracting of and citation linking to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>peer reviewed & open access journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conference proceedings, books… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web sources, author homepages, university sites, articles-in-press, preprint servers… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coverage, 1966- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on Scientific, Technical, Medical & Social Sciences literature. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content originates from Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-searching Scopus & CSA Illumina databases . </li></ul>
  17. 17. Let’s search Scopus! Does race matter? Interracial dating among college students interracial interethnic dating college students (interracial OR interethnic) AND dating AND college students
  18. 18. Let’s search Scopus!
  19. 19. Scopus search results Click to download menu for full-text
  20. 20. Scopus Results Refine results Sort results by relevance View full-text via publisher site Toggle to LINC to access source title
  21. 21. Output results  Mark records Output records Download full-text Read abstract via CSA databases. Continue searching CSA databases e.g. Sociological Abstracts
  22. 22. View abstract on CSA You are accessing Sociological Abstracts Read abstract Continue to search in Sociological Abstracts
  23. 23. Databases Sociological Abstracts Alternative ways to directly access Sociological Abstracts from Library portal sociological abstracts sociological abstracts
  24. 24. About Sociological Abstracts <ul><li>Premier resource for research literature in Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Provides indexes & abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, conference papers & dissertations. </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage, 1979- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture, social structure, social differentiation, social psychology, sociology of the arts, business, education, studies in violence and power and more…… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search LINC for full-texts of references retrieved </li></ul><ul><li>Some overlap in literature coverage between Scopus & Sociological Abstracts. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Let’s search Sociological Abstracts! The significance of romantic love for marriage: perceptions of young adults romantic love relationships marriage young adults romantic love AND marriage AND young adults
  26. 26. Search Sociological Abstracts May limit search by date range, journal articles, etc. Enter search terms in boxes May limit search by specific fields Boolean operators
  27. 27. Sociological Abstracts: Search Results Results by publication types Sort by relevance  Mark records View full record & abstract
  28. 28. Search source title in LINC
  29. 29. PERIND Per iodical Ind ex to articles relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & ASEAN How to search http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/d/perind.html Databases
  30. 30. LINC L ibrary IN tegrated C atalogue
  31. 31. L ibrary IN tegrated C atalogue <ul><li>Use it to check: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microfilms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use it to view: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitized videos </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. LINC  : Enhanced Library catalogue Sort by Relevance Status, location, call number Summary Faceted browsing Recently Added Tag Clouds
  33. 33. MyLINC My Reading History
  34. 34. Getting Help
  35. 35. L ibrary I nstruction ON line Click here
  36. 36. Subject Guides <ul><li>Good starting point for research </li></ul>
  37. 37. Writing & Citation Style <ul><li>Subject guides > Research and Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Library Instruction Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to cite references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American Psychological Association Style </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic software manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EndNote </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. We are here… <ul><li>Advisory Service at Information Desk, Central Library, Level 5. </li></ul><ul><li>Email us: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 6516 2028 </li></ul>