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1 Welcome to C J Koh Law Library Gardens Presented by: Zaleha Othman 18 January 2012 A Tutorial for Exchange Students

2 Outline  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

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

4 History 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 Joo’s 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 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

6 Library Collection The C J Koh Law Library has a rich collection of local, foreign and international legal resources. The library’s 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 library’s print collection is bolstered by subscriptions to online legal resources which are available via the NUS Libraries Portal Major databases include LexisNexis and HeinOnline. 6

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 fines payment Self-service check-out $$ Note: Photocopy facilities available on all levels. Beware of ©! Services & Facilities Network printing 10

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 Photocopy/PrintingCost Printing from network printer 4.5¢ per page Photocopying3¢ per page Services & Facilities 12 Payment mode: EZ-Link card or Cashcard

13 NUS Libraries Portal Access from NUS homepage Select LIBRARY from the top menu barhttp://www.nus.edu.sg 13

14 NUS Libraries Portal 14

15 NUS Libraries Portal Member Login 15 Login to: Access your library record (myLINC) Click here

16 NUS Libraries Portal Resources Access to: FindMore Library catalogue (LINC) E-Resources, e.g. databases, e-journals, e-books Databases RBR Exam Papers ScholarBank (NUS theses) 16

17 NUS Libraries Portal Services 17  Services for Report of a lost book Change of mail/ address  I need to provides the more important information that users often ask FAQ link  Contact us includes the various social media channels

18 NUS Libraries Portal Law Databases See: Guide to Electronic Resources CollectionGuide to Electronic Resources Collection 18 For a listing of legal databases, select:  Databases  More  Subject  Law

19 NUS Libraries Portal Law Databases 19 See: Guide to Electronic Resources CollectionGuide to Electronic Resources Collection Select database

20 NUS Libraries Portal Law Databases 20

21 Faculty of Law Homepage Law Databases They include CaseTrack LawNet WestLaw Other law databases are listed under Resources on the Faculty of Law website: 21

22 NUS Libraries Portal Exam Papers Database Contains full texts of previous 5 years’ exam papers Enter module code and click on search button Or just click here to search using other options e.g. Module name 22

23 NUS Libraries Portal Exam Papers Database 23

24 NUS Libraries Portal 24 This database contains full texts of Masters (by research) and PhD theses from Sep 2003

25 NUS Libraries Portal 25 Or just click here for more options Enter search term and click on the search button

26 NUS Libraries Portal 26 Browse collection e.g. by Department Login to view theses restricted to NUS community Search for theses

27 LINC+/LINC The LINC+ catalogues in the Library have a different screen display and options from FindMore 27

28 LINC+/LINC 28 Keyword search for books, law reports, law journals, etc. View full texts of e-books and e-journals Request for (i.e. reserve) circulating items in NUS Libraries : with status “On loan”, “On order”, or those kept in any NUS Libraries’ Closed Stacks, etc. Searching LINC

29 Access to the NUS Libraries Portal: 29 Default tab for own PC/Notebook or the PC at the computer cluster is FindMore

30 30 (Summon Serials Solution) is a discovery web service that covers more than the traditional Library Catalogue (LINC/LINC+). It aims to allow discovery of the library’s online and print collections in a single search. ebooks ejournal articles from databases (including open access sources) thesis & dissertations (including NUS theses & dissertations from online newspaper articles conference proceedings online music recordings results from certain abstracting & indexing databases

31 31 Among the materials not covered or have limited coverage in 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.com, Justis, LawNet & other law databases. only some secondary legal literature from law databases such as HeinOnline Law Journal Library& LegalTrac. It has articles from LexisNexis Academic but does not cover Lexis.com.

32 32 Search for Book by Title & Place a Reservation Default tab Enter title or keywords

33 33 Search for Book by Title & Place a Reservation Select the relevant title Click on the title to see more information

34 LINC 34 Search for Book by Title & Place a Reservation Opens up to LINC, the library catalogue with item details for eg. Location, call number and status of the items No. of copies & status of the books

35 LINC 35 Search for Book by Title & Place a Reservation Click the tab if you wish to make a reservation

36 LINC 36 Search for Book by Title & Place a Reservation Enter your student number and PIN

37 LINC 37 Search for Book by Title & Place a Reservation Choose the item and click “Request Selected Item”

38 Intra-Library Loan 38

39 Intra-Library Loan 39 Click against the selected title to view more details

40 Intra-Library Loan 40 This book is also available in other NUS Libraries You can request an intra-library loan service by sending us an to for books which are not out on loan (excludes RBR, special collections, etc.) and found in another NUS Libraries. Please provide: Matric card no. Book details  Title/author/edition  Location  Call #  Stack # (if applicable)  Status

41 41 Search for Journal or Law Report

42 42 Click the journal title Search for Journal or Law Report

43 43 We have both the online & print versions Search for Journal or Law Report

44 44 Search for Online Articles Key in author, title or keyword of the article. If you know the exact phrasing of the article, you can add the double quotation marks

45 45 Search for Online Article s Click on the title to view the online article

46 46 Search for Online Articles Online article from ProQuest Note: If we don’t have the online article, search for the journal title to check whether we have the print copy

47 47 Narrowing your Search results

48 myLINC 48 View your library record Click on LOGI N

49 myLINC 49 Click here to see the Full library record

50 myLINC 50 Enter your student number and PIN

51 myLINC 51 View your loans Renew items (max. 3 times) Check if required item/s are ready for pick-up Check fines, if any View reading history

52 FAQs 52 If you need to find out on specific Library related issues, you can try our Library’s FAQs

53 53

54 C J Koh Law Library Homepage 54 Select LW Then click here to view the website

55 C J Koh Law Library Homepage 55 For: Information about the Law Library New arrivals Legal research guides

56 Abbreviations & Citations 56 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

57 Abbreviations & Citations 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 Find out what journal the abbreviation stands for Search for the journal title in LINC/LINC+

58 Abbreviations & Citations Examples of Citations 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

59 Abbreviations & Citations 1. Print Index: Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 3rd ed. (London: Bowker-Saur, 2008). Location: KB280 Rai 2008 (LW RBR; LW Reference Office; LW Reference1) 2. Online: Law Reference Desk library/research/legal-resources-on-the-web/law-reference-desk Librarian’s pick - Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations What do Abbreviations Mean?

60 Abbreviations & Citations 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

61 Thank You! Contact us Address: 469D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore Tel: URL: j-koh-law-library/about-c-j-koh-law-library Updated by Zaleha Othman 18 January 2013


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