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  1. Search for information like a Pro! Tay Chee Hsien, Aaron Librarian, Central Library aarontay@nus.edu.sg Tel : 6516 2030 Start your research on the right foot!

  2. Librarians

  3. Want to chat? http://www.bit.ly/nuslibrarian

  4. Objectives 1 2

  5. Boolean operators

  6. Boolean “AND” AND Water Water Fluoride 50 55 Fluoride 15

  7. Boolean “OR” University College University OR 50 55 College 40 + 10 + 45 = 95

  8. Order of Operations 4 +5xX10== 54 OR Reduction AND Poor OR Poverty ) ( ( )

  9. Wild cards Usage Variation in spellings OR Examples Organi ? z s e

  10. Truncation Usage Variation in spellings OR Examples Improv ement e ing *

  11. Sources

  12. Scopus • Multidisciplinary • Indexing database (no full text) • Usually offers links to full text • Good design, useful tools and easy to use OR

  13. Let’s search Scopus Ethics in waste disposal (ethic* or responsibilit*) (waste or biohazard*) dispos* or manag* or treat* (ethic* or responsibilit*) and (waste or biohazard*) and (dispos* or manag* or treat* )

  14. Database OR *Gavel, Y., & Iselid, L. (2008). Web of Science and Scopus: a journal title overlap study. Online Information Review, 32(1), 8-21.

  15. Web of Science • Includes the most prestigious journals • Covers not just science but also social science and humanities • Indexing database (no full text) OR

  16. But before we search ….. OR

  17. What is EndNote A software that: • stores and organizes citations • inserts citations into a Word document • Format references in a predefined citation style

  18. EndNote To install EndNote X3, please refer to the instructions at http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/e/endnoteGuide.html For more on Endnote - http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/e/endnoteguide.html All technical queries regarding EndNote (eg installation) should be directed to IT Care at tel: 6516 2080 or email itcare@nus.edu.sg

  19. Let’s search Web of Science Ethics in waste disposal (ethic* or responsibilit*) (waste or biohazard*) (dispos* or manag* or treat*) (ethic* or responsibilit*) and (waste or biohazard*) and (dispos* or manag* or treat* )

  20. Sample databases Subject databases

  21. Subject guides http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/sg/indexaz.html

  22. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html

  23. InfoGate – search many databases at one time http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html

  24. Document Delivery Service 2 1 3 • Free • All requests must be approved by Supervisor

  25. Newspapers * Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations

  26. Newspapers II E-Resources • Newspapers.nl.sg – coverage and sources • Factiva; LexisNexis • Both cover major world & regional newspapers Press Clippings • articles from Straits Times and Business Times • articles on Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & entity of ASEAN • arranged by subjects alphabetically and chronologically • Microfilms • Straits Times & Business Times * Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations

  27. Theses & Dissertations 1) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses • Covers North-American Masters and Phd theses 2) NUS Theses • Print copies • Electronic Thesis Database (ScholarBank) – Forthcoming! 3) Other Theses • Edinburgh Research Archive : Medicine and Veterinary MedicineE-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of MedicineNetworked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDsOhioLINK ETD CenterPennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations ArchivesVanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and DissertationsYale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project

  28. Statistics Frost and Sullivan Global Market Information Database Business Source Premier OneSource Osiris and Orbis ISI Emerging Markets Factiva Lexisnexis Academic Market research reports Industry profiles Company financials Company analyst reports Newspaper/magazine articles Technology development articles Technology application reports Product reviews * How to search for information to determine the market and technology readiness of an invention

  29. Statistics II * Economics graduate students Year 2009 (Slide 78-85)

  30. Standards I 1a) Singapore standards Call no. T59.212 SS (mostly in CL Reference 10) 1b) Singapore standard[s] : [code of practice] Call no. T59.212 SSC (CL Reference 10 Prefix: SS (for Singapore Standard) CP (for Code of Practice) We DO HAVE COMPLETE set of Hard copy, NOT electronic copy

  31. Standards II 2) British Standards Online(Web) Prefix: BS We DO NOT have every of them 3) IHS Standards expert. IEC(Web) Prefix: IEC, and ISO We DO NOT have every of them Sometimes called IEC Standards IEC stands for International Electrotechnical Commission CEI in French (Commission Électrotechnique Internationale)

  32. Standards III 4) IEEE Xplore(Web) • Prefix: IEEE • Some ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards • One National Electrical Safety Code 2007 edition 5) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards Source • Prefix: ASTM usually followed by a letter, E.g. ASTM E1131-08 • Users might refer above standard as E1131-08 instead of ASTM E1131-08 • For more information about standards , please approach Karen Yap (clbyapym@nus.edu.sg , 6516-2030)

  33. Patents 1) Patsnap(Web) • New! • Covers worldwide patents – currently include the full US, EP, WIPO/PCT and China patents databases • Provides alerts, analytics, citation maps • Updated weekly. 2) Google Patent Covers US Patents only at USPTO • SurfIP • Covers Singapore patents • For more information about searching patents , please approach Loh Mee Lan (slblohml@nus.edu.sg 6516-2548)

  34. Conclusion • How to use Boolean operators , wildcards & Truncation • Basic knowledge of features in Scopus, Web of Science and the differences between them. • Sources to look for when searching • Theses and dissertations • Newspapers • Standards • Patents

  35. Conclusion BONUS (if time permits)

  36. Google Scholar – Proxy bookmarklet Search for proxy bookmarklet in Lib Portal 2. Install it on your Internet browser in favorites folder or on your browser tool bar 3. How to use video on Youtube (sorry, no narration or captions yet) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O92YjDboSg