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Finding Policy Briefs

  1. 1. Lkyspp – library tutorial by aarontay (AARONTAY@NUS.EDU.SG)<br />RESOURCES FOR WRITING POLICY BRIEFS<br />
  2. 2. WRITING A POLICY BRIEF <br />(<br />
  3. 3. WHAT DO YOU NEED?<br />Description of current situation <br />List of policy instruments <br />Statistics (lots of it)<br />Analysis<br />
  4. 4. Types of resources<br /> Policy briefs, White papers, Discussion papers, Policy papers, Occasion papers, <br /> Academic papers<br /> Search Scopus, EconLit, Expanded Academic and more (see subject guide)<br />Infogate<br />
  5. 5. Asian sources? <br />Some databases to try<br />Bibliography of Asian Studies<br />Asia Studies Full-Text Online<br />Southeast Asian Studies Database 东南亚研究资料库 <br />Important: You might not want to restrict your searches only to asian sources!<br />
  6. 6. Asia-Studies Full-text Online<br />“Asia-Studies Full-text Online is the premier database for the study of modern Asia-Pacific. ”<br />
  7. 7. BUT IS THIS ENOUGH?<br />What about <br />GOVERNMENT SITES?<br />INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS?<br />OTHER THINK TANK/ POLICY CENTRE PAPERS ?<br />(Recommended by your lecturers)<br />
  8. 8. Sources recommended on subject guide<br />Can we search them all at the same time?<br />Google? <br />
  9. 9. GOOGLE CUSTOM ENGINES<br />(<br />
  10. 10. Using Google<br />
  11. 11. Google Custom Search Engine I<br />Searches 200+ Think tanks & International organizations (IO) sites<br />Refine by asian/western think tanks & IO<br />Organized by Aaron<br /><br />
  12. 12. Google Custom Search Engines II<br />Searches 30 government websites (mostly Asian)<br />Refine by country (show pdf only)<br /><br />
  13. 13. Other Google custom search engines<br />Intergovernmental Organization Search Engine (355 IGOS)<br />Non-governmental Organizations Search<br />Sub-Saharan African Governments Search Engine<br /><br /><br /><br />
  14. 14. GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS<br />(<br />
  15. 15. Advanced Google searching<br />Other useful links<br />Google basics<br />Crafting Your Query by using Special Characters (summary)<br />Google advanced search form<br />Google cheat-sheet<br /><br />
  16. 16. GOOGLE TRUE OR FALSE?<br />Google returns only pages that match all your search terms.<br />TRUE, except<br />Ignore stop words (e.g. the, a, you) <br />Except if quotes are used or all are stop words.<br />Does stemming (i.e it finds variant forms child/children, Hyphenated Terms <br />Add +keyword for exact search<br />Common abbreviations (e.g. NYC)<br />Ignores special characters and some punctuation<br />Other special exceptions<br />
  17. 17. GOOGLE TRUE OR FALSE II ?<br />Which of the following is true of Google?<br />Case insensitive<br />Order in which you type terms in query is important<br />There is no way to use OR operator<br />All true except<br /> (3) , simply type keyword1 OR keyword2 <br />
  18. 18. GOOGLE TRUE OR FALSE III ?<br />Which of the following cannot be done in Google?<br />Search for exact phrase<br />Exclude a certain keyword<br />Search for synonyms<br />Do a proximity search <br />All true except maybe (2)<br /> Add quotes<br />Use wild card “A * B”<br />Use minus –keyword<br />Use tilde ~keyword<br />
  19. 19. GOOGLE & GOOGLE SCHOLAR<br />
  20. 20. PROXY BOOKMARK & SEARCH PLUGIN<br />(<br />
  21. 21. What are Search Plugins?<br /><ul><li>Allows you to do a direct search from your internet browser search box
  22. 22. Saves time from having to visit a page & then inputting your search query
  23. 23. How to install these plugins?
  24. 24.</li></li></ul><li>What is a Proxy Bookmarklet?<br />Inserts the NUS library proxy stem ( into the URL of the article.<br />I want article X<br />I want article X<br />NUS Library Proxy server<br />Vendor<br />User<br />Okay you are recognized, here is article X.<br />Here is article X<br />22<br />
  25. 25. How to install the Proxy Bookmarklet in my browser?<br /><ul><li>Click on the link below and follow the instructions:
  26. 26.</li></ul>23<br />
  27. 27. MAJOR USE<br />
  28. 28. THANK YOU!<br />