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Library Tutorial for South Asian Studies


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Library Tutorial for South Asian Studies

  1. 1. South Asian Studies Library Tutorial Vimala Nambiar Senior Librarian, Information Services 2010
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To show you how to : </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Use Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and use relevant databases </li></ul><ul><li>Use advanced features in LINC </li></ul><ul><li>Use services via the Library Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Get assistance with your research </li></ul>Central Library 1
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>You will know how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively search databases using search strategy, Boolean operators... </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the differences between LINC and LINC+ </li></ul><ul><li>Use LINC to save and export records </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate the Library Portal for resources & services </li></ul><ul><li>Get assistance for your research </li></ul>Central Library 2
  4. 4. Outline <ul><li>Concept of search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Searching Articles via E-Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Library Portal </li></ul><ul><li>LINC vs. LINC+ </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Features of LINC </li></ul><ul><li>Getting help for your research </li></ul>Central Library 3
  5. 5. Search Strategy List terms to describe concepts: Care -- Home, Hospital Aged -- Elderly, older people India – South, North START Consult: supervisor or librarian Search for Materials -facts -books -articles List concepts in topic: Care of the aged in India Check: LINC & E-resource s Note: location & call no. to get materials Use references in books or articles Get materials from DDS or other libraries END N Y Adequate? N Y START Central Library 4
  6. 6. Keywords and Terms <ul><li>Care of the aged in India </li></ul><ul><li>Break down the topic into main concepts and key words </li></ul><ul><li>List synonyms, broader or narrower terms, variant spelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Care: home care, hospital care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aged: elderly, older people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India: South India, Kerala , Tamil Nadu </li></ul></ul>Central Library 5
  7. 7. Keywords & Statement <ul><li>Key Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><li>(aged OR elderly OR older people) </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Search Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Care AND (age* OR elderly OR older people) AND India </li></ul>Central Library 6
  8. 8. Search Strategies <ul><li>Use : </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><li>Truncation </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Key words or controlled vocabulary </li></ul>Central Library 7
  9. 9. Boolean Operators <ul><li>AND is used to indicate that both terms must be present </li></ul><ul><li>Used to narrow search </li></ul>AND Nepal Social movements Central Library 8
  10. 10. Boolean Operators <ul><li>OR is used to indicate that either terms may be present </li></ul><ul><li>Use synonyms to broaden search </li></ul>OR Madrasah Islamic Religious schools Central Library 9
  11. 11. Boolean Operators <ul><li>NOT is used to: </li></ul><ul><li>Exclude terms </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow search </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. South Asia NOT Bhutan </li></ul>South Asia NOT Bhutan Central Library 10
  12. 12. Truncation <ul><li>The truncation symbol is usually an * or a ? </li></ul><ul><li>Used to search for multiple endings and variant spellings </li></ul><ul><li>Right hand truncation global * will retrieve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global, globally, globalization, globalisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internal truncation wom ? en will retrieve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wom a n and wom e n </li></ul></ul>Central Library 11
  13. 13. Grouping Using Parentheses <ul><li>Round parentheses ( ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to group words to be searched together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(aged OR elderly OR “older people”) </li></ul></ul></ul>Central Library 12
  14. 14. Subject Headings & Thesaurus <ul><li>Use when you are : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not sure what keywords to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Related terms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broader or narrower terms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms & Synonyms (CALL NO.Z699.5 Soc.K) </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Subject Headings (Call NO. Z695 Uni) </li></ul><ul><li>Available at Information Desk level 5. </li></ul>Central Library 13
  15. 15. Sources of Information <ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><li>Last Week </li></ul><ul><li>Last Month </li></ul><ul><li>Last Year </li></ul>Retrospective Last 10 Years <ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Current Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Conference papers </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul>Books Central Library 14
  16. 16. Sources of Information Type of Materials What to use Book Chapters Journal Articles Conference papers LINC & LINC+ Books Theses Conference proceedings E-Resources Central Library 15
  17. 17. Research Tools <ul><li>LINC and LINC+ </li></ul><ul><li>InfoGate </li></ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Print reference sources </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources </li></ul>Central Library 16
  18. 18. Central Library 33 LINC vs. LINC+ LINC+ LINC <ul><ul><li>search many fields (title, author, keyword, subject) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good for browsing & discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search one field (title, author, keyword, subject, call no., ISBN) etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good for precise search </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. InfoGate Central Library 16
  20. 20. Advanced Features in LINC <ul><li>Mark and Save Records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Search & Mark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Save Marked Records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Export Saved List & Clear Saved Records </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Export Saved List Screen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Screen to display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Brief display or Full Display </li></ul></ul>17
  21. 21. E-Resources in the NUS Libraries <ul><li>Databases (Indexes & Abstracts) </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>Central Library 18
  22. 22. Indexes & Abstracts <ul><li>Identify journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, book reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Give bibliographic citation of item </li></ul><ul><li>For abstracts, summary of item included </li></ul><ul><li>Covers hundreds of journals </li></ul>Central Library 19
  23. 23. Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) Online <ul><li>Published by the Association of Asian Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes Western language periodical articles, book chapters and conference proceedings with a focus on Asia, published worldwide since 1971- </li></ul><ul><li>Major bibliographical tool for research in Asian Studies (over 680,00 records) </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes 100 + core journals on Asian Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Access via Library portal> E-Resources> Databases </li></ul>Central Library 20
  24. 24. Web of Science (SSCI & AHCI) <ul><li>Published by Thomson Scientific </li></ul><ul><li>Comprises both Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) </li></ul><ul><li>Contains bibliographic information, author abstracts, cited references </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes 1,700 social sciences journals across 50 disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage from 1980-current </li></ul><ul><li>Access via Library Portal > E-Resources >Databases </li></ul>Central Library 21
  25. 25. Asia Studies Full-Text Online <ul><li>Database of scholarly literature, statistics & analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed content from major institutional publishers, think tanks, academic journals from around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Content from Asian based sources </li></ul><ul><li>Very useful for in-depth studies </li></ul><ul><li>Updated twice a month </li></ul>Central Library 22
  26. 26. Tips on Using Indexes & Abstracts <ul><li>Determine most appropriate indexes to use </li></ul><ul><li>Select the years to search on </li></ul><ul><li>Note down Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Check LINC for availability of Journals for cited articles </li></ul><ul><li>Look for links to full-text articles </li></ul>Central Library 23
  27. 27. Electronic journals <ul><ul><li>Full-text of journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible via LINC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible via E-Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Select E-journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Search by Title/Subject/Publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles can be printed or downloaded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please observe Copyright Rules when downloading. </li></ul></ul>Central Library 24
  28. 28. Foreign Theses <ul><li>ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database </li></ul><ul><li>Index to Theses with Abstracts Accepted for Higher Degrees by Universities in Great Britain and Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>More theses databases available at: NUS Libraries> E-Resources> Databases by Type> Theses & Dissertations </li></ul>Central Library 25
  29. 29. Online Newspapers <ul><li>Factiva </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis/Nexis Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Major international & local newspapers including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Times of India (India) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Nation (Pakistan) </li></ul></ul>Central Library 26
  30. 30. Statistical Sources <ul><li>Access via Library portal> Databases> Browse by type> Statistical Data </li></ul><ul><li>EIU CountryData </li></ul><ul><li>World development Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>International Financial statistics </li></ul><ul><li>International Statistical Yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>and more … </li></ul>Central Library 27
  31. 31. Materials Not Found in Library <ul><li>Request for DDS ( Document Delivery Service ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Book chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Published conference papers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use another library which has the item </li></ul><ul><li>- Get letter of introduction from supervisor or library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Call library for conditions of access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Request for ILL ( Interlibrary loan ) </li></ul><ul><li>Request to purchase new titles </li></ul>Central Library 28
  32. 32. Access LION via Library Portal Central Library 30
  33. 33. Library Instruction ONline (LION) Central Library 29
  34. 34. Manage your references <ul><li>What is EndNote ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A reference management tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available in two formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a. EndNote Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. EndNote Desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. EndNote can help you to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Input, save, import, store & organise references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format references in many citation styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite-While-You-Write feature automatically formats bibliography as you write in MS Word </li></ul></ul>Central Library 31
  35. 35. EndNote Web versus EndNote Central Library 32
  36. 36. Subject Guide for South Asian Studies Central Library Click to access Subject Guides 33
  37. 37. Reference Sources for South Asian Studies Central Library 34
  38. 38. Need help? <ul><li>Telephone: 6516-2028 </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Central Library 35