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  • NUS libraries made up of 7 libraries but Medical/Science Library are merged temporarily because of redevelopment of the Medical Faculty. The NUS Libraries is the oldest and the largest academic library in Singapore.
  • You can borrow up to 30 items, most of them up to 4 weeks. You can renew them twice online, just like what I have shown you with one of my books.
  • Click on center of picture to activate VIDEO. Place your card in the card reader. Follow the menu-given instruction on the screen. Type in your PIN number, place book on the cradle with the spine touching the edge of machine. Remove card and book from the machine. Collect loan slip before leaving.
  • Click on center of picture to activate VIDEO. To return books, slides the book into the bookdrop. The green light will indicate if it is accepted. Alternatively you can return the book at Loans Desk 3. Please note there are also bookdrops outside the library. You may return loaned books at any of the libraries.
  • Designed in three distinct sections: Services Resources Information
  • Our library portal is divided into 3 columns: Centre column ( point accordingly ) is for searching Resources in library catalogue, databases, e-journals and so on. Left column pertains to Services like member login and for seeking help. Right column stores important Information like library opening hours, news and events. ( Next click ) Let’s now have a closer look at the library catalogue . LINC+ (point accordingly) is our enhanced library catalogue recently launched. It has many additional features not available in LINC, the old library catalogue. InfoGate is a platform for finding articles in databases and e-journals. Currently it is not activated and will be made available later. You can use advanced search functionality if you wish to do so and may find out latest titles recently added to our library collection.
  • LINC+ is our new simple & easy-to-use discovery tool. You can use it to look for resources provided by the library, such as books, journals, multimedia resources, etc. With this new interface, you can find more visual information about the resources through the book covers, table of contents & reviews, etc., which can help you decide better which resources are relevant to you. You may also access the e-journals, ebooks & digital videos directly from here, if available.
  • If you need to locate items by their call number, please use LINC. Note: If students ask why they cannot do a call number search in LINC+, simply say that this feature is currently not available in LINC+ as our enhancement of the library catalogue is done in stages.
  • Besides those obtained from the catalogue, you may find other useful resources from the portal. They include RBR and E-reserves, e-resources, past exam papers and subject guides.
  • The RBR Collection holds reserved or recommended readings for various course modules. You may borrow one item at a time for 2 hours or overnight. Overnight loan starts 2 hour before the library closes and you have to return within an hour after the library is open the next working day. You have to return the loaned item at the RBR Book drop. Overdue fine at $1.00 per hour is charged for late return.
  • Search by course number Economic Applications for Public Organisations PP5101
  • Materials kept in RBR are essential course readings specially selected by the teaching staff for the duration of the course. They are in high demand and as such hefty fines are imposed for late returns. RBR titles can be accessed from our library homepage by course no or the name of your lecturer. Note the call number of the RBR item required and self-retrieve it from RBR Collection at Loans Desk 1 for check-out. Make sure that it is returned through the RBR book drop at Loan Desk 1.
  • Click on center of picture to activate VIDEO. Enter Loans Desk 1 to borrow from the self-service RBR Collection. Leave your belongings at the designated shelf. Go to the shelf where the RBR book is located. You will require the call number from LINC to locate the book. Bring the book to the borrowing station and hand the book and your student card to the staff. The book will be issued to you for 2 hours or overnight. Collect your book and card and leave the area. Return RBR books at the RBR bookdrop only. Check that the loan is cancelled on the monitor.
  • Library E-Reserves are materials that have been digitised for online access. They are specially selected materials by the teaching staff that are available online. They are placed on IVLE, student learning portal. You can find them in IVLE by the course module code.
  • Because of copyright regulations, only one download is permitted per item. Problems encountered during downloading or any unsuccessful downloading should be brought to our attention so that arrangements can be made for subsequent downloading.
  • Past exam papers are also available in full-text online. To access them, you have to enter your nusnet id and password..
  • CURRENTLY HIDDEN. SKIP this slide as it is already covered. These papers are available online and can be easily searched by module code or by keyword of the module name. And the full-text printed or downloaded as appropriate
  • We have a wide range of e-resources as shown on the screen covering a wide range of disciplines or subjects. For convenience, major E-Resources such as the Web of Science (WOS) which is useful for general disciplines like arts and science, are displayed on the Library home-page under E-Resources. The E-Resource Homepage facilitates searching or browsing of online materials under various types of E-Resources eg databases, e-journals, e-books, etc. You have to login using your Nusnet Id and password. For easy access to students and staff, the major E-Resources such as WOS (useful for general disciplines like arts and science) are displayed on the Library home-page under E-Resources. The E-Resource Homepage facilitates searching or browsing of online materials under various types of E-Resources eg databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.
  • Before any E-Resource can be accessed, staff and students have to accept the AUP by clicking on the I Accept button. Please make sure that you read the AUP carefully as you are deemed to have been aware and committed to complying with the conditions set out in the AUP before making use of the E-Resource .
  • As research tools, most indexing databases like WOS have common features. After you execute a search, say on a topic like global technology, the system retrieves a list of hundreds of relevant articles from various journals. Some of the databases like WOS may provide link to full text articles published in e-journals subscribed by the library. So you can save a lot of your time by using these databases to find references and by accessing full text articles from our subscribed e-journals.
  • CURRENTLY HIDDEN. SKIP this slide as it is already covered. Subject guides are guides that have been painstakingly created by our resource librarians and they provide useful guides to the various types of resources under specific subject areas.
  • At any time, if you need help, you can always email or call us. Or visit us at the Information or Reception Desks. Alternatively, you can try our online help first .
  • Public Administration 2009

    1. 1. Public Administration Library Orientation conducted by: Aaron Tay Msc. (Information studies) Email:
    2. 2. Contents <ul><li>NUS Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Library Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LINC/LINC+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RBR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-reserves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exam papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Resources (e.g. Indexes & E-Journals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Misc </li></ul>
    3. 3. CJ Koh Law Library NUS Libraries Central Library C J Koh Law Library @ BTC Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library Music Library Medical/Science Library Chinese Library
    4. 4. NUS Libraries Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library Medical/Science Library Central & Chinese Libraries Music Library CJ Koh Law Library @ Bukit Timah campus
    5. 5. Our Collection <ul><li>Unlock your library treasures: </li></ul><ul><li>Books 1.2 mil titles </li></ul><ul><li>Journals 49,000 titles </li></ul><ul><li>E-resources 31,000 titles </li></ul>But which library should you use?
    6. 6. Central Library <ul><li>Collection focus </li></ul><ul><li>Arts & humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Social sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore - Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Building & real estate </li></ul><ul><li>Computer science </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul>
    7. 7. Opening Hours (Term Time) <ul><li>Mon-Sat 8 am – 10 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Sun 9:30 am – 4:30 pm </li></ul>Student card required to enter the library
    8. 8. Facilities <ul><li>Chat Points </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop Charging Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Microform Viewing Room </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Viewing Room </li></ul><ul><li>Network Printing </li></ul><ul><li>PC Access </li></ul><ul><li>Perk Point </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopy Room </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Service Check Out </li></ul><ul><li>Study Carrels </li></ul><ul><li>Training Room </li></ul><ul><li>And more … </li></ul>LINC terminals Perk Point Multimedia Vw Self-check out Chat Point InfoCommons Discussion Room Training Room
    9. 9. Loan Entitlement <ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>RBR </li></ul><ul><li>Main Shelves/Closed Stacks book </li></ul><ul><li>Bound/Closed Stacks periodical </li></ul><ul><li>Study carrel </li></ul><ul><li>Loan Period </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours/overnight 28 days </li></ul><ul><li>1 day </li></ul><ul><li>7 hours/1 day </li></ul>Online renewals : twice You can check out 30 items }
    10. 10. Self-Service Check-Out Level 4
    11. 11. Self-Service Return Level 4
    12. 12. Library Resources <ul><li>Unlocking library treasures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LINC ( L ibrary IN tegrated C atalogue)/LINC+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-resources </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Accessing Library Portal
    14. 14. NUS Libraries Portal Your ONE-STOP Services Information Resources
    15. 15. Library Portal Member Login Help Opening Hours Search Our Library Catalogue Using LINC+, LINC or Advanced Search Search for Electronic Resources in Databases, E-Journals & E-Books Search for Exam Papers & Your Reading Lists Library News & Events LINC+ is NUS Libraries enhanced catalogue
    16. 16. Library Catalogue: LINC + <ul><li>Use it to check: </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Microfilms </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to view: </li></ul><ul><li>Book Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Choice Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Community Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books </li></ul><ul><li>Digitized videos </li></ul>
    17. 17. LINC+ Search Results Sorting Relevancy ranking Tag cloud Recently added myLINC
    18. 18. Specific Search with LINC
    19. 19. myLINC Click myLINC First-time Library users, key in your (LIBRARY PIN = SMART PIN)
    20. 20. Functions in myLINC <ul><li>Check your library account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No. of loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check due dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renew books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Items ready for pickup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library fines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click LOGOUT when done </li></ul><ul><li>For more help with LINC, please go to LION > How to Search LINC </li></ul>
    21. 21. First-time Library users, key in your LIBRARY PIN = SMART CARD PIN myLINC in Library Portal Click Login
    22. 22. Useful Resources <ul><li>Course Readings (DEMO) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RBR (Reserved Books / Readings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Reserves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Past Exam Papers </li></ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guides </li></ul>
    23. 23. RBR Collection (Reserved Books/Readings) Level 4 <ul><li>2 hour loans / overnight </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight RBR loans must be </li></ul><ul><li>returned within an hour after the </li></ul><ul><li>Library is open the next working day </li></ul><ul><li>Loan 1 book at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Overdue fines @ $1.00 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>Return @ RBR Book Drop only </li></ul>
    24. 24. RBR Collection <ul><li>Search RBR by Course No.: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PP5101 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search RBR by Lecturer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gupta Shreekant </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Course Readings: RBR PP5501 <ul><li>2 hour/overnight loan </li></ul><ul><li>1 item at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow & Return @ Loans Desk 1 </li></ul>Gupta Shreekant
    26. 26. RBR Collection Borrow @ Loan Desk 1 (Level 4)
    27. 27. Course Readings: E-Reserves IVLE E-Reserves
    28. 28. <ul><li>E-Reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Download articles once </li></ul><ul><li>Access 24 / 7 </li></ul><ul><li>For assistance, email </li></ul>
    29. 29. Exam Papers pp5501 NUSNET ID
    30. 30. Exam Papers
    31. 31. 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 databases </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias & dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>and much more … </li></ul>E-Resource Homepage Major E-Resources
    32. 32. Appropriate Use Policy
    33. 33. E-Resources: Web of Science Global technology Finding journal articles Journal articles retrieved Full text Full text
    34. 34. Subject Guides
    35. 35. Items Unavailable in Library <ul><li>Request purchase of book </li></ul><ul><li>Request for Document Delivery Service </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><li>Intralibrary Loan </li></ul>
    36. 36. Help from Librarians <ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone : 6516-2028 </li></ul><ul><li>Information Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Reception Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Librarians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Thank you