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    1. 1. Library Tutorial for Geography Honours Year (GE4101B) by Bissy Ithack [email_address] Gerrie Kow [email_address] Aaron Tay [email_address] Resources for Research in Geography
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To show you how to : </li></ul><ul><li>Access relevant resources and services through the Library portal </li></ul><ul><li>Search E-Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography databases, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage your references </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to EndNote </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Search Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Search Databases </li></ul><ul><li>InfoGate </li></ul><ul><li>Other Useful Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Library portal </li></ul><ul><li>EndNote </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul>
    4. 4. Introduction Information resources Books Journals Theses News papers Statistical data
    5. 5. <ul><li>SEARCH STRATEGY </li></ul>
    6. 6. Search strategy <ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><li>Truncation </li></ul><ul><li>Parentheses </li></ul><ul><li>Search statements </li></ul>
    7. 7. Boolean Operators <ul><li>AND is used to indicate that all terms </li></ul><ul><li>must be present. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Narrows search </li></ul><ul><li>OR is used to indicate that any of the terms </li></ul><ul><li>may be present </li></ul><ul><li>Broadens search </li></ul><ul><li>NOT is used to indicate one term may not be </li></ul><ul><li>present </li></ul><ul><li>-narrows search </li></ul>Climate change AND Water resources Tidal waves OR Tsunami Forests NOT Mangrove
    8. 8. Truncation <ul><li>Use asterisk ( * ) to retrieve variant forms of term </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Parent * </li></ul><ul><li>Parent hood , Parent s , Parent ing </li></ul><ul><li>Nation * </li></ul><ul><li>Nation s , Nation al </li></ul>
    9. 9. Parentheses <ul><li>Use parentheses ( ) to group related terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Commands inside the parentheses will be executed first. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Low income and single migrants </li></ul><ul><li>( Low income OR single ) AND migrant * </li></ul><ul><li>= Low income migrants </li></ul><ul><li>Single migrants </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Impact of global warming </li></ul><ul><li>( Impact * OR effect *) AND global warming </li></ul><ul><li>= Impact of global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Effects of global warming </li></ul>
    10. 10. Sample search query <ul><li>Identify key words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Spatial analysis of migrant workers in Singapore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>List synonyms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spatial OR space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrant OR foreign OR domestic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Remember….. <ul><li>To use natural language </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the keywords, use synonyms and variant spellings. </li></ul><ul><li>AND , OR , NOT , * , ( ) are standard symbols which can be used in almost all databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the following features in all databases </li></ul><ul><li>- Limit or refine search </li></ul><ul><li>- Sort results </li></ul><ul><li>- Thesaurus or related search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>- Modify search </li></ul><ul><li>- Mark, save, print and exporting results </li></ul><ul><li>- Links to abstracts or full-texts </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>E-RESOURCES </li></ul>
    13. 13. E-Resources <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Exam Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Data </li></ul>
    14. 14. DATABASES
    15. 15. Databases <ul><li>Databases for geography </li></ul><ul><li>Geobase </li></ul><ul><li>Geodok </li></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>PERIND </li></ul>
    16. 16. Geobase <ul><li>Multidisciplinary database providing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>citations and abstracts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links to full texts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject areas : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human and physical geography, geology, ecology, oceanography, geomechanics and developmental studies. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,700 peer reviewed journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1994- </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Geobase (OVIDSP) <ul><li>Enter the following information to access Geobase: </li></ul><ul><li>URL : </li></ul><ul><li>User id : nustrain </li></ul><ul><li>Password : training </li></ul>
    18. 18. Geobase- Basic search Natural language searching, do not use Boolean operators
    19. 19. Accessing record
    20. 20. Exporting results
    21. 21. Search modes <ul><li>Find citation- to retrieve specific journal article citations </li></ul><ul><li>Search fields- to search using specific indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-field search- to search using multiple search terms </li></ul>
    22. 22. Let’s search Geobase uses $ and * for truncation What are the impacts of climate change on water resources? Impact Climate change Water resources ( impact * or effect *) and climate change * and water resource *
    23. 23. Search tips for Geobase <ul><li>Basic search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use natural language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>do not use Boolean operators or truncation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>click on “include related terms” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- Advanced search </li></ul><ul><li>- use Boolean operators AND , OR , NOT </li></ul><ul><li>- Use * or $ for truncation </li></ul><ul><li>Sort by score (relevance) </li></ul><ul><li>Use search history to combine searches </li></ul>
    24. 24. Scopus <ul><li>Multidisciplinary database. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides citations, abstracts and links to full-texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes open access journals, conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>International coverage of journals. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Scopus
    26. 26. Search results
    27. 27. Search Scopus Coastal tourism in Southeast Asia Coastal tourism Southeast Asia (coastal or marine) AND tourism AND southeast Asia
    28. 28. Geodok <ul><li>Provides bibliographic data of scientific articles indexed by keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60000 entries pertaining to geographically related literature since 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>Product of the Department of Geography of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg ( FAU ). </li></ul>
    29. 29. Search Geodok
    30. 31. Web of Science Enter search terms Tick boxes
    31. 32. Web of Science Refine search Full -text
    32. 33. Search Web of Science What are the impacts of urbanisation on water quality? Impacts Urbanisation Water quality (Impact* OR effect* OR result*) AND (urban* ) AND (water quality)
    33. 34. PERIND <ul><li>Index to articles related to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN </li></ul>
    34. 35. PERIND Enter search terms Click to search
    35. 36. Search results
    36. 37. INFOGATE
    37. 38. InfoGate New! <ul><li>Federated search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Search across multiple databases at same time </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to search by keyword, title, author or subject </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to choose databases </li></ul>
    38. 39. Access to InfoGate
    39. 40. InfoGate Search Results
    40. 41. NEWSPAPERS
    41. 42. Newspapers <ul><li>Two major databases </li></ul><ul><li>Factiva </li></ul><ul><li>LexisNexis Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Press clippings from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Straits Times and Business Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kept in Singapore Malaysia Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microform copy of selected newspapers </li></ul>
    42. 43. E-Newspapers
    43. 44. Factiva- Newspaper database <ul><li>Enter the following information to access Factiva training database: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>URL : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User id : academic39 to 67 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: terrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name space : 16 </li></ul></ul>
    44. 45. Factiva
    45. 46. Let’s search <ul><li>Why do people use/not use </li></ul><ul><li>public transport in Singapore? </li></ul>demand * OR prefer * OR usage OR choice * Singapore public transport * (demand * OR prefer * OR usage OR choice * ) AND public transport * AND Singapore
    47. 48. NUS Theses and academic exercises <ul><li>Search LINC by call number, limit by theses collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>G58* 200* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search LINC by keywords, limit by theses collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>academic exercise and geography and University and Singapore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By topic – (Coastal tourism) and singapore </li></ul></ul>
    48. 49. Statistical Resources <ul><li>EIU country data </li></ul><ul><li>Sing-stat time series </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics on Singapore: </li></ul><ul><li>an annotated bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook of Statistics : Singapore </li></ul>
    50. 51. Search journals in LINC Journal title Choose journals collection
    51. 52. E-Journals
    52. 53. Let’s search <ul><li>WILLIAMS, ATWOOD, E., WENTZ, ELIZABETH, A., 2008. Pattern analysis based on type, orientation, size, and shape. Geographical Analysis , 40(2): 97-122. </li></ul><ul><li>SKELTON, TRACEY, 2009. Children's geographies/Geographies of children: play, work, mobilities and migration. Geography Compass , 3(4): 1430-1448. </li></ul>
    53. 54. Citation Style <ul><li>Library instructions online (LION) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to cite references? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard style </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American Psychological Association Style (APA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>EndNote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic management software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables you to import references directly into a Word document in a preferred citation style </li></ul></ul>
    54. 55. <ul><li>Document Delivery Services </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>New Titles </li></ul>
    55. 56. DDS (Document Delivery services) <ul><li>For materials not found in library (journal articles and book chapters, conference proceedings) </li></ul><ul><li>Request via E-forms </li></ul><ul><li>All requests must be approved by supervisor. </li></ul>
    56. 57. Recommend books for purchasing <ul><li>Request via E-forms </li></ul><ul><li>Do not need permission from supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>1 to 3 months to process </li></ul>
    57. 58. NEED HELP!
    58. 59. Subject guides
    59. 60. LION (Library Instruction Online)
    60. 61. We are here….. <ul><li>Advisory Service at Information Desk, Central Library, Level 5. </li></ul><ul><li>Email me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 6516 2037 </li></ul>
    61. 62. BONUS - TOOLS
    62. 63. Search Plugins for Internet Explorer 7 & Firefox 2.0+ (beta)
    63. 64. What are Search Plugins? <ul><li>Allows you to do a direct search from your internet browser search box </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time from having to visit a page & then inputting your search query </li></ul><ul><li>How do I install these plugins? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    64. 65. Proxy bookmarklet Accessing Full-Text via Google Scholar
    65. 66. What is a Proxy Bookmarklet? <ul><li>Inserts the NUS library proxy stem ( ) into the URL of the article. </li></ul>Vendor User NUS Library Proxy server I want article X I want article X Okay you are recognized, here is article X Here is article X
    66. 67. How to install the Proxy Bookmarklet in my browser? <ul><li>Click on the link below and follow the instructions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    67. 68. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>