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1 Hands-on session How-to max out the library NUS Libraries Librarian: Steven Chow (Real Estate) Librarian: Steven Chow (Real Estate)

2  Student card: enter library  Student card + PIN: borrow books, access myLINC  Cashcard: print, photocopy, pay fines  NUSNET ID & password: library portal, e-resources Library Basics: Library Basics: What you need

3 Library Basics: Library Basics: Checking your library account Ng Mei Ling, Lisa

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5 Essential library services for students

6  RBR (Reserved Books/Readings)  2 hour/overnight loan  Search catalogue (by module/lecturer’s name)  E-Reserves  Scanned articles  Search IVLE (by module)

7 Library Basics: Library Basics: use the interactive guide

8 Library Basics: Library Basics: Need more help?

9 Let’s start searching!

10 Can you find this article using LINC ? Baird, S., McIntosh, C., & Özler, B. (2011). Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126(4), doi: /qje/qjr032

11 Book Chapter Ochs, E. (1984). Language acquisition and socialization. In R. Levine (Ed.), Culture theory: Essays in mind, self, and emotion (pp ). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Deciphering References and Citations… Journal Article Arakji, R. Y., & Lang, K. R. (2008). Avatar business value analysis: A method for the evaluation of business value creation in virtual commerce. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 9, Journal Article Phillips, M. (2001, October). Reducing the cost of Bluetooth systems. Electronics & Communication Engineering Journal, 13(5), Book Lewis, H., & Gertsakis, J. (2001). Design + environment: a global guide to designing greener goods. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

12 Where should you start from?

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14 Differences between LINC & LINC+

15 “I know exactly what I want…” Situation 1

16 Let’s try! Search for book title: Freedomnomics in LINC+

17 Exercises Search the following titles and write down their call numbers! History and September 11th edited by Joanne Meyerowitz Call No: ____________ Ecotechnology and Environmental Issues edited by Arvind Kumar & Kumar Prasun Ramakrishnan. Call No: ____________ Match the given call numbers to the correct titles: TA658 Ono 2012 a. The rise of the great powers, / Derek McKay and H.M. Scott b. Statics and strength of materials for architecture and building construction / Barry Onouye and Kevin Kane. HV His 2003 GE350 Eco 2009

18 Finding Journal articles Baird, S., McIntosh, C., & Özler, B. (2011). Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126(4), doi: /qje/qjr032 Article title Journal title Highly recommended : Search LINC+ for the Journal title not Article title !

19 Let’s try! Search for journal title: Quarterly Journal of Economics in LINC+

20 “I just want to browse and explore…” Situation 2

21 Let’s try! Search for Global Warming in LINC+

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23 Refining a search Refine by Remove refinement

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25 Select this option to get to the bottom of the page. You can then broaden your search by other related terms. Select one of the tags to start a brand new search based on the selected term Broadening a search

26 Articles?

27 Articles tab in LINC+ only covers a few databases

28 Situation 2: Exploratory / Topical Search LINC+ is ideal for exploratory searches It’s just like Google  but more! Allows for refinement by facets Broaden your search easily

29 “I need to export my search results…” Situation 3

30 Mark records for future reference!

31 marked records to yourself!

32 A software that: stores and organizes citations inserts citations into a Word document format references in a predefined citation style 32 Have you heard of Endnote ?

33 Exporting a search to EndNote from LINC Check against the titles you’ll like to save from the search results page

34 Click on Export Saved List

35 Choose your export format Type your address if you wish to the list to yourself

36 Find out more about EndNote and look out for upcoming tutorials! :

37 “I need to find journal articles on a certain topic…” Situation 4

38 Journal article options 1.Search individual databases (e.g JSTOR, Scopus, Web of Science) 2.Search using “Articles” in LINC+ 3.Google Scholar

39 Or, get to know your subject-specific databases from our subject guides!  Click on Subject Guides tab on the library portal page  Each Subject Guide has a list of recommended databases

40 Appropriate Use Policy

41 Let’s try! Search for “global warming” AND “climate change” in Scopus

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43 Click to locate full text of the article, depending on whether the library subscribes to the publication.

44 Like Google, but only searches for scholarly results! Have you heard of Google Scholar?

45 In the search box on the library portal page, key in : proxy bookmarklet What does the Proxy Bookmarklet do? Helps you get full text of articles using Google Scholar!

46 Video clip: How to install & use the Proxy Bookmarklet ?

47 How about NUS Theses ?

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49   Central Library Information Desk:  Online Chat (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm) Need help?

50  Facebook.com/NUSLibraries  Twitter.com/NUSLibraries  Youtube.com/NUSLibraries  Blog.nus.edu.sg/linus/ Get connected with us on Social Media!

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