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Search for information like a Pro!. Tay Chee Hsien, Aaron Librarian, Central Library [email protected] Tel : 6516 2030. Start your research on the right foot!. Librarians. Want to chat?. http://www.bit.ly/nuslibrarian. Objectives. 1. 2. Boolean operators. Boolean “AND”. AND.

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Search for information like a Pro!

Tay Chee Hsien, Aaron

Librarian, Central Library

[email protected]

Tel : 6516 2030

Start your research on the right foot!

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Want to chat?

http://www.bit.ly/nuslibrarian

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Boolean “AND”

AND

Water

Water

Fluoride

50

55

Fluoride

15

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Boolean “OR”

University

College

University

OR

50

55

College

40 + 10 + 45 = 95

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Order of Operations

4 +5xX10==

54

OR

Reduction AND Poor OR Poverty

)

(

(

)

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Wild cards

Usage

Variation in spellings

OR

Examples

Organi

?

z

s

e

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Truncation

Usage

Variation in spellings

OR

Examples

Improv

ement

e

ing

*

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Scopus

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

OR

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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* )

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Database

OR

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

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Web of Science

  • Includes the most prestigious journals
  • Covers not just science but also social science and humanities
  • Indexing database (no full text)

OR

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What is EndNote

A software that:

  • stores and organizes citations
  • inserts citations into a Word document
  • Format references in a predefined citation style
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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 [email protected]

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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* )

subject guides
Subject guides

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

infogate search many databases at one time
InfoGate – search many databases at one time

http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html

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InfoGate – search many databases at one time

http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/infogate/index.html

document delivery service
Document Delivery Service

2

1

3

  • Free
  • All requests must be approved by Supervisor
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Newspapers

* Lacks advertisements, obituaries and illustrations

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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

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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
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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

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Statistics II

* Economics graduate students Year 2009 (Slide 78-85)

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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

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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)

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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 ([email protected] , 6516-2030)
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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 ([email protected] 6516-2548)
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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
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Conclusion

BONUS (if time permits)

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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

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