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  • Library tutorial for NM6770

    1. 1. Database Searching for CNM Graduate Students (NM6770) Gan Kim Hong (Ms) Librarian, NUS Central Library [email_address] August 2009
    2. 2. CNM Subject Guide <ul><li> </li></ul>
    3. 3. What shall we learn? <ul><li>Database searching </li></ul><ul><li>Searching journals in LINC </li></ul><ul><li>Using proxy bookmark to access full-text </li></ul><ul><li>E-Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Journal alerts </li></ul><ul><li>EndNote X2 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Locating Journal Articles <ul><li>FULL-TEXT </li></ul>CITATIONS via mainly databases <ul><li>via </li></ul><ul><li>databases </li></ul><ul><li>LINC catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>document delivery </li></ul>
    5. 5. So, to look for citations, which databases should I search?
    6. 6. Recommended Databases … <ul><li>Proquest Dissertations and Theses (U.S. Ph.D theses) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) (communication, mass media topics) </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science (peer-reviewed) </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR (back issues, full-text) </li></ul><ul><li>Full-text databases (multi-disciplinary topics) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Mechanics of Database Searching <ul><li>formulate search statement </li></ul><ul><li>sort results by relevance </li></ul><ul><li>refine strategy </li></ul><ul><li>apply limit options </li></ul><ul><li>mark & save results </li></ul>
    8. 8. Topic: political campaigning via Internet Google-type political campaigning via the internet ? hits Boolean Keyword political and campaigning and internet ? hits Boolean keyword politic* and campaign* and (internet or web or online or cyber) ? hits
    9. 9. Boolean Operators <ul><li>and = both terms must be present </li></ul><ul><li>or = either of the terms may be present </li></ul><ul><li>not = excludes a search term </li></ul>
    10. 10. Truncation (*) <ul><li>The truncation (*) retrieves anything that comes after the stem </li></ul><ul><li>comput * </li></ul><ul><li> retrieves </li></ul><ul><li>comput er </li></ul><ul><li>comput ers </li></ul><ul><li>comput ing </li></ul>
    11. 11. Wildcard (?) <ul><li>The wildcard (?) replaces one character </li></ul><ul><li>wom ? n </li></ul><ul><li> retrieves </li></ul><ul><li>wom a n </li></ul><ul><li>wom e n </li></ul>
    12. 12. Phrase search <ul><li>Use quotation marks for phrase searches </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. “ political campaign* ” and internet </li></ul>
    13. 13. Proximity Operators <ul><li>political n5 campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>searches both terms within 5 words of one another, regardless of the order entered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>political w5 campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>searches both terms within 5 words of one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>another, in the order entered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Check HELP menu in each database for exact use of the various operators) </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Keyword Search using Boolean Logic <ul><li>Identify the key concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>string the concepts using and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. (political) and (campaigning) and (internet) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use synonyms </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to expand your search terms using or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. (internet or web or online or cyber) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use truncation and wildcard </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to capture variant forms of a search term </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. (campaign*) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Communication & Mass Media Complete
    16. 16. Proquest Dissertations and Theses
    17. 17. <ul><li>EbscoHost </li></ul><ul><li>InformaWorld </li></ul><ul><li>Project Muse </li></ul><ul><li>Proquest </li></ul><ul><li>Sage </li></ul><ul><li>ScienceDirect </li></ul><ul><li>See library portal for complete list </li></ul>Searching Full-text Databases
    18. 18. Using Library Proxy Bookmark to access full-text articles subscribed by NUS Libraries
    19. 19. Taken from URL links in Websites
    20. 20. Taken from URL links in Email Alerts
    21. 21. What is a Library Proxy Bookmark? <ul><li>Inserts the NUS library proxy stem ( into the URL of the article </li></ul><ul><li>Connects you to the library proxy and allows you to view the full-text of the article straightaway if it is subscribed by NUS Libraries </li></ul>
    22. 22. How do I install the Library Proxy Bookmark in my browser ? <ul><li>Click on the link below and follow the instructions: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    23. 23. How to use the proxy bookmark? <ul><li>Click on the URL of the article </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the library proxy bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>You will be prompted for your NUSNET ID and password if you have not login previously during the session </li></ul>
    24. 24. Q: What if the databases do not have the full-text of the journal article I need? A: Check the LINC catalogue
    25. 25. Searching for Journals in LINC <ul><li>Verser, Rebecca & Wicks, Robert (2006). Managing voter impressions. Journal of Communication , 56 (1), 178-197. </li></ul>article title journal title A: journal title Q: Which title should I search in LINC?
    26. 26. Let’s do a Journal Search! 1 2
    27. 27.
    28. 28. The journal article I need is not in LINC either. What can I do?
    29. 29. Document Delivery Service (DDS) <ul><ul><li>Submit E-Form (choose the right form) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-form to be endorsed by supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free of charge for graduate students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow 3 to 5 days’ processing time </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Accessing E-Forms
    31. 31. <ul><ul><li>New book titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-library loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intra-library loans (e.g. transfer items from HSSML Library to Central Library, NUS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document delivery </li></ul></ul>E-Forms available for -
    32. 32. Journal Alerts – Why? <ul><li>To keep yourself up-to-date with the research done in your area </li></ul><ul><li>You are notified via email the latest articles published in the journal or database in which you have set the alerts </li></ul>
    33. 33. Steps to Set Alerts <ul><li>Register for an account in the e-journal or database </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the Alert option and set your alerts </li></ul><ul><li>You can set alerts for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>new issues (table of contents) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pre-prints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a specific search statement </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. More information on Alerts … <ul><li>How can I be alerted to... </li></ul><ul><li>New journal issues for my favorite journal(s)?   </li></ul><ul><li>New journal articles in ScienceDirect? </li></ul><ul><li>New books acquired by the library? </li></ul>
    35. 35. What is EndNote/EndNote Web? <ul><li>A software that </li></ul><ul><li>stores & organizes the references you have collected from the various sources </li></ul><ul><li>automatically formats/re-formats your references according to the citation style you specify, e.g. APA style </li></ul><ul><li>automatically generates the References list at the end of your Word document </li></ul><ul><li>free for NUS staff and students </li></ul>
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    37. 37. Your Library Contacts <ul><li>Gan Kim Hong (Ms) </li></ul><ul><li>Central Library </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>6516-2022 </li></ul>Rahimah (Ms) Central Library 6516-2022