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1 WELCOME TO C J KOH LAW LIBRA RY 17 January 2014 Conducted by: Zaleha & Su-Lin Prepared by: Bissy & modified by Zaleha A Tutorial for Exchange Students

2 Introduction to C J Koh Law Library - History, Collection, Services & Facilities NUS Libraries Portal - E-forms, E-resources LINC, FindMore & myLINC C J Koh Law Library Homepage Legal Abbreviations & Citations 2 Outline

3 Central Library Science Library Chinese Library C J Koh Law Library Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library Music Library The NUS Libraries Medical Library

4 The library was originally established in September 1957, catering primarily to the Faculty of Law at the Bukit Timah Campus. In April 1980, the Law Library moved to new premises at Kent Ridge, occupying two floors of the Faculty of Law building. The C J Koh Law Library 4

5 On 1st January 2001, the Law Library was renamed the C J Koh Law Library, in appreciation of Mr Koh Choon Joos generous donations to the library. After extensive renovations which began in July 2000, the library celebrated its official opening by the Honourable Chief Justice Yong Pung How on 27 February 2002. Following the Government's announcement to reallocate Bukit Timah Campus to NUS on 28 May 2005, the Law Library made its historic return to its first home in August 2006. 5

6 Library Collection The C J Koh Law Library has a rich collection of local, foreign and international legal resources. The librarys traditional strength is in the common law. Apart from a comprehensive collection of Singapore legal materials, the library also has extensive collections of legal resources from Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The library has developed collections on comparative and international law, international trade law as well as the laws of the European Community. The librarys print collection is bolstered by subscriptions to online legal resources which are available via the NUS Libraries Portal Major databases include Lexis Singapore and HeinOnline.

7 Legislation/ Law Reports Singapore/Malaysia RBR, Holdshelf, Theses Current Journals, Reference Legislation/ Law Reports E-Resources Library Collection 1 st storey Entrance 7

8 Library Collection 2nd storey Bound Journals 8

9 Library Collection 3rd storey Books Books, ASEAN, Chinese 9

10 1 st storey Information & Loans Photocopying PC cluster Self-service check-out $ Note: Photocopy facilities available on all levels. Beware of ©! Services & Facilities Network printing 10 Self-service fines payment $

11 Loans Loan entitlement: 20 items CollectionsLoan Period RBR2 hours/Overnight (1 book at a time) Holdshelf7 days Books (including books in Closed Stacks) 14 days (3 times online renewal) Bound Journals in Closed Stacks 1 day Theses1 day Services & Facilities 11

12 $$$ CollectionsFines RBR$1.00 per hour after book is due Holdshelf$0.50 per day (no grace period) Books (including books in Closed Stacks) $0.50 per day from 4th day (3 times online renewal) Photocopy/PrintingCost Printing from network printer 4.5¢ per page Photocopying3¢ per page Services & Facilities Payment modePayment mode: EZ-Link card, Cash Card, NETS ATM, NETS Flashpay, Credit Card/eDebit (Internet Banking) online

13 Library Essentials Student Card To enter the library To borrow books Cash Card or EZ Link Card Print Photocopy Pay fines Library PIN Self service borrowing Online reservation/renewal Check Library account Renew books Forget your library PIN? Check Library FAQ for instructions to retrieve your Library PINLibrary FAQ

14 NUS Libraries Portal Access from NUS homepage Select LIBRARY from the top menu bar 14

15 NUS Libraries Portal

16 NUS Libraries Portal - Services

17 NUS Libraries Portal Member Login 17 Login to: Access your library record (myLINC) Renew books Click here to login

18 MyLINC Click here to view full library record

19 MyLinc o View your loans o Renew items (max. 3 times) o Check if required item/s are ready for pick-up o Check fines, if any o View reading history

20 NUS Libraries Portal Access to: Library catalogue (LINC) E-Resources, e.g. databases, e-journals, e-books RBR Exam Papers ScholarBank (NUS theses)

21 FindMore FindMore is the default search tab in the library portal. It allows to narrow down search to books or articles.

22 FindMore FindMore is a search engine that aims to allow discovery of the librarys online and print collections in a single search. FindMore FindMore includes more than the traditional library catalogue (LINC/LINC+). ebooks ejournal articles from databases (including open access sources) thesis & dissertations (including NUS theses & dissertations from ScholarBank@NUS) ScholarBank@NUS online newspaper articles conference proceedings online music recordings results from certain abstracting & indexing databases

23 FindMore Among the materials not covered or have limited coverage in FindMore are: Past year exam papers - not covered at all. Please use the Exam Papers database Law cases - not covered at all. Please use law databases such as Lexis Singapore, LawNet & other law databases. Only some secondary legal literature from law databases such as HeinOnline Law Journal Library& LegalTrac are covered.

24 FindMore Search for Book by Title & Place a Reservation Enter key words or title

25 FindMore Click on relevant title to see more information.

26 LINC Item details can be found in LINC catalogue. Example: Location, call number, status etc.

27 LINC How to reserve/ place hold for a book? Click on button, if you wish to make a reservation. Your request for Contract law in Singapore / Andrew B. L. Phang, Goh Yihan. was successful.

28 Intralibrary Loan How do I request for a book which is available in other NUS Libraries? You can request an intra-library loan service by sending us an email to for circulating books which are not out on loan (excludes RBR, special collections, etc.) and found in another NUS Please provide: Matric card no. Book details (Title, Author, edition, Location, Call number & Status)

29 FindMore vs. LINC FINDMORE Searches LINC & more Covers books, eBooks, journal articles, newspaper articles, online thesis & more Covers most but not 100% of our articles & E-ResourcesLINC Good for known item search Covers books, DVDs, music scores Cannot be used for journal or newspaper articles

30 RBR Books How do I find recommended reading books? Search by course code or lecturers name Reserve Books and Readings (RBR)

31 Electronic Resources Search by the title of the database/e-journal/ e-book under under E-resources. Search by the title of the database under Databases

32 NUS Libraries Portal- Law Databases For a listing of legal databases, select: Resources Databases Subject Law See : Guide to Electronic resources collectionGuide to Electronic resources collection

33 NUS Libraries Portal Law Databases

34 Law Databases via Faculty of Law Homepage Access to Westlaw and LawNet databases are via Faculty of Law Homepage.

35 Exam paper database Enter module code and click on search button Or just click here to search using other options e.g. Module name

36 Exam Paper database

37 ScholarBank@NUS This database contains full texts of Masters (by research) and PhD theses from Sep 2003 Print copies of Academic exercise by undergraduates are located behind the Loans Desk. Search the LINC by key word, title, author or call number. Call number of all academic exercise begins with KE5009* Year For example : KE5009 *2012 17KE5009 *2012 17

38 38 Or just click here for more options Enter search term and click on the search button ScholarBank@NUS

39 Search for theses Browse collection e.g. by Department Login to view theses restricted to NUS community

40 Search for Journal articles via FindMore Leong, Wai Kum, The Next Fifty Years of the Womens Charter - Ripples of Change. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 152-177. Search by the article title under FindMore tab or search by the journal title. Note: If we dont have the online article, search for the journal title to check whether we have the print copy

41 Search for Journals/Law Reports via LINC Search for Journal or Law Report e.g. Yale law journal

42 42 Select preferred electronic version Locations of current and earlier print copies Search for location of specific volume Search for Journal issues via LINC

43 Abbreviations & Citations 43 Examples of Citations 1.Book Robert C. Beckman, Brady S. Coleman & Joel Lee, Case Analysis and Statutory Interpretation: Cases and Materials, 2nd ed. (Singapore: Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 2001). 2. Book chapter Veronica L. Taylor, Contract and Contract Enforcement in Indonesia: an Institutional Assessment in Tim Lindsey, ed., Indonesia Law and Society (Singapore: ISEAS Pub., 2008) at 575. Authors Book title Book Chapter Book title

44 Examples of Citations 3. Journal Articles Dora Neo, The Sale of Goods (Amendment) Act 1996: Satisfactory Quality, an Undivided Share in a Bulk and other Amendments (1997) 9 SAcLJ 362. David Feldman, The Nature of Legal Scholarship (1989) 52 Mod.L.Rev. 498. Find out what journal the abbreviation stands for Search for the journal title in LINC/ FindMore Abbreviations & Citations

45 4. Cases Siang Hoa Goldsmith Pte Ltd v The Wing On Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd [1998] 2 SLR 777 David Wilson Homes Ltd v Survey Services Ltd (In Liquidation) [2001] EWCA Civ 34; [2001] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 449, CA; [2001] Build LR 267, 80 ConLR 8 Singapore Law Reports Neutral citation. Format: Jurisdiction, Court Citations from law reporters Abbreviations & Citations Examples of Citations

46 1. Print Index: Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 4th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2013). Location: KB280 Rai 2013 (LW RBR; LW Reference Office) 2. Online: Law Reference Desk library/research/legal-resources-on-the-web/law-reference-desk Librarians pick - Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations What do Abbreviations Mean? Abbreviations & Citations

47 Preferred manual for Faculty of Law: Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 7th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2010). Location: KB280.2 Can 2010 (LW Holdshelf, LW RBR, LW Reference Office, LW Reference 1) See also: How to Cite References Abbreviations & Citations

48 C J Koh Law Library C J Koh Law Library Home page For: Information about the Law Library New arrivals Legal research guides

49 Getting Help Check Library FAQ for library related issues Forget your Library PIN?

50 Contact us Address: 469D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259773 Tel: 6516 2043 Email: Updated by Zaleha Othman 18 January 2013 Thank You

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