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    1. 1. Social Work Honours Year Library Tutorial 15 Sep 2011 NUS Libraries Conducted by: Ng Peck Suan Resource Librarian, Social Work
    2. 2. <ul><li>Search strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean Operators & more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scopus, Social Services Abstracts, Social Work Abstracts, PERIND </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers, Theses & Academic Exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting Help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Delivery Services, FAQs, Subject Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proxy Bookmarklet </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>List keywords that describe your topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. social support for the elderly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social support, social network, living arrangements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elderly, older people, aged… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Refine or broaden search using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truncation/wildcard features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parentheses ( ) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAJH5XNZ-h0
    5. 6. <ul><li>AND = All terms must be present </li></ul><ul><li>OR = Any of the terms may be present </li></ul><ul><li>NOT = Excludes specific search term </li></ul>social support AND aged aged OR elderly delinquents NOT criminals
    6. 7. OR Usage Use asterisk * to retrieve variant forms of terms Examples Improv ement e * ing (anything that comes after ‘Improv’)
    7. 8. OR Usage Examples Organi z s ? e Use question mark ? to retrieve variant forms of terms
    8. 9. <ul><li>Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases that are to be processed first, examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( low income OR single parent ) AND families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= low income families </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> single parent families </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( teen * OR adolescen *) AND pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= teenage pregnancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> adolescent pregnancy </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 11. <ul><li>Multidisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing database (no full text) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually offers links to full text </li></ul><ul><li>Good design and easy to use </li></ul>
    10. 13. Mentally ill persons: their parenting styles and attitudes “ mentally ill” AND parenting mentally ill parenting
    11. 18. <ul><li>Provides abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and dissertations </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: 1979-current </li></ul><ul><li>Search library catalogue for full-texts </li></ul>
    12. 24. <ul><li>Coverage, 1968-current </li></ul><ul><li>Provides abstracts of journal articles, dissertations, & citations to book reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Some overlap in literature coverage between this database and Social Services Abstracts. </li></ul>
    13. 29. <ul><li>Periodical Index to articles relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & ASEAN </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage, 1980- </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities, social sciences, business, medicine architecture, building, science, law </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles, book chapters & book reviews, conference papers </li></ul>
    14. 33. ● ● ●
    15. 40. <ul><li>ProQuest Dissertations and Theses  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NUS Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic theses and dissertations of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Master’s (by Research) and Phd theses </li></ul></ul>
    16. 41. <ul><li>Search LINC by call no, HV13 in NUS Theses Collection: </li></ul><ul><li>Search LINC, by keywords in NUS Theses Collection: </li></ul>
    17. 44. <ul><li>Document Delivery Services (DDS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles, book chapters, … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request via e-forms (library portal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All requests must be approved by supervisor </li></ul></ul>
    18. 48. <ul><li>Bookmark that automatically prepends the NUS Library proxy to the required URL link in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>Example: http://jfn.sagepub.com/content/17/1/11.abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Insert NUS library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL: http://jfn.sagepub.com.libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/content/17/1/11.abstract </li></ul>
    19. 49. In the search box of the Library FAQs page, key in : proxy bookmarklet For information on how to install and use the proxy bookmarklet: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/proxy_bookmarklet
    20. 50. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>Please help us by doing a short feedback form: http://bit.ly/socialwk15sep