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1 Welcome to C J Koh Law Library Presented by: Lee Su-Lin 4 & 15 Aug 2014 An OrientationTutorial for Graduate Students Gardens

2 Outline  C J Koh Law Library - History, Collection, Facilities & Loans p3 p3  NUS Libraries Portal - E-forms, E-resources p12 p12  p29 p29  LINC & myLINC p31 p31  C J Koh Law Library Homepage p49 p49  Legal Abbreviations & Citations p56 p56 2 PPT template source:

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

4 The C J Koh Law Library 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. 4

5 The C J Koh Law Library 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, the library celebrated its official opening by former 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 6 The C J Koh Law Library has a rich collection of local, foreign and international legal resources. The strength of the library lies in its comprehensive collection of Singapore legal resources and extensive collections of legal resources from Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The library also has developed praiseworthy collections on international and comparative 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 (http://libportal.nus.edu.sg/). Major databases include Lexis Singapore, i-law and HeinOnline.http://libportal.nus.edu.sg/

7 Collection & Facilities 7

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9 9 Join us for a tour of the library right after this tutorial to find out more about the library’s facilities and collections.

10 Loans 10 Loan entitlement: 30 items CollectionsLoan Period RBR2 hours/Overnight (only 1 item at a time) Holdshelf7 days Books (including books in Closed Stacks) 28 days (3x online renewal) Bound Journals in Closed Stacks 1 day Theses1 day

11 $$$ 11 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 Payment mode: EZ-Link card or cashcard

12 NUS Libraries Portal 12 Access from NUS homepage Select LIBRARY on the top menu barhttp://www.nus.edu.sg/

13 NUS Libraries Portal 13

14 NUS Libraries Portal 14 Member Login Login to: Access your library record (myLINC) Request for services

15 NUS Libraries Portal 15 Services Request for: Document delivery Intralibrary loan Interlibrary loan, etc.

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

17 NUS Libraries Portal 17 Law Databases For a listing of legal databases, select: Resources > Databases > By Subject > Law

18 NUS Libraries Portal 18 Law Databases Select database See: Guide to Electronic Resources CollectionGuide to Electronic Resources Collection

19 NUS Libraries Portal 19 Law Databases To access selected database:

20 NUS Libraries Portal 20 Law Databases They include  CaseTrack  LawNet  WestLaw Other law databases are listed under Resources on the Faculty of Law website:

21 NUS Libraries Portal 21 Contains full texts of the previous 5 years’ exam papers. Enter module code and click on search button or click here to search using other options e.g. Module name Exam Papers Database

22 NUS Libraries Portal 22 Exam Papers Database

23 NUS Libraries Portal 23 Exam Papers Database

24 NUS Libraries Portal 24 Contains full texts of Masters (by Research) and PhD theses from Sep 2003 onwards.

25 NUS Libraries Portal 25 Click here for search options

26 NUS Libraries Portal 26 Select relevant field

27 NUS Libraries Portal 27 Search for theses or browse collection e.g. by Department Login to view theses restricted to NUS community

28 NUS Libraries Portal 28 E.g. Ph D thesis on human rights

29 29 FindMore (aka Summon) is an integrated search facility that searches across the NUS Libraries’ catalogue and databases in a single search.

30 30 Read the LibGuide for more information on Refine your search by selecting options in left column

31 LINC 31 LINC is the NUS Libraries catalogue: Search for books, law reports, law journals, etc. View full texts of e-books and e-journals Request for (reserve/put a hold on) books on loan, on order, in Law Library closed stacks, etc. Note: To obtain materials from other NUS Libraries, send an E-Form for Intralibrary Loan

32 LINC 32 Access LINC via the NUS Libraries Portal or directly through

33 LINC 33 The catalogues in the Library have a different screen display but the options are similar.

34 LINC 34 Searching LINC Search for Book by Keyword & Place a Hold e.g. “Principles and Practice of Securities Regulation in Singapore” by Hans Tjio

35 LINC 35 Searching LINC Search for Book by Keyword & Place a Hold Select relevant title

36 LINC 36 Books on loan Click on REQUEST to place a hold Searching LINC Search for Book by Keyword & Place a Hold Check locations of books

37 LINC 37 Enter student number & PIN: Searching LINC Search for Book by Keyword & Place a Hold

38 LINC 38 Searching LINC Search for Book by Keyword & Place a Hold Select item and click on REQUEST SELECTED ITEM:

39 LINC 39 Check that your request is successful. Searching LINC Search for Book by Keyword & Place a Hold

40 LINC 40 Searching LINC Search for Book by Topic e.g. employment law in Singapore

41 LINC 41 Searching LINC Search for Book by Topic Select relevant title

42 LINC 42 Searching LINC Search for Book by Topic This book is also available in other NUS libraries Send E-Form for Intralibrary Loan of items from other NUS libraries

43 LINC 43 Searching LINC Search for Journal or Law Report e.g. yale law journal

44 LINC 44 Select preferred electronic version Locations of current and earlier print copies Search for location of specific volume

45 LINC 45 myLINC View your library record. Click on LOGIN

46 LINC 46 myLINC Click on “More” to see full record Brief library record

47 LINC 47 myLINC Enter your student number and PIN

48 LINC 48 myLINC View your loans Renew items (max. 3 times) Check if requested items are ready for pick-up Check fines, if any View reading history (“Opt In” required)

49 49 C J Koh Law Library Homepage Select LW Then click here to view website

50 50 C J Koh Law Library Homepage For: Information about the Law Library New arrivals Legal research guides

51 51 C J Koh Law Library Homepage Law LibGuides provide instructions on the use of library resources for basic legal research.

52 52 C J Koh Law Library Homepage The Library maintains an index to free Singapore legal resources on the Web. Click here 2 major Singapore legal websites are Singapore Statutes Online and Singapore Parliament Reports. These can be accessed via Primary Sources of Law.

53 53 C J Koh Law Library Homepage E.g. Singapore Statutes Online

54 54 C J Koh Law Library Homepage E.g. Singapore Statutes Online ( Search for or browse Acts and Subsidiary Legislation in this database which is maintained by the Attorney General’s Chambers.

55 55 C J Koh Law Library Homepage E.g. Singapore Statutes Online (

56 56 Abbreviations & Citations Examples of Citations 1. 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+

57 57 Abbreviations & Citations Examples of Citations 2. 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 various law reporters Case with alternative citations

58 58 Abbreviations & Citations 1. Print Index: Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 4 th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2013). Location: KB280 Rai 2013 (LW RBR; LW Reference Office; LW Reference1)KB280 Rai Online: Law Reference Desk – Abbreviations/Citations library/research/legal-resources-on-the-web/law-reference-desk Librarian’s pick - Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations What do Abbreviations Mean?

59 59 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: Citation and Legal WritingCitation and Legal Writing How to Cite References

60 Thank You! Contact us Address: 469D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore Tel: Homepage: koh-law-library/about-c-j-koh-law-library koh-law-library/about-c-j-koh-law-library Updated by Lee Su-Lin 4 Jul 2014 PPT template source:


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