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Library resources for module hy2259 the craft of history 21 jan 2014

Library resources for module HY2259: The Craft of History(21-Jan-2014)


Resource librarians

Resource librarians

Tim Yap Fuan ([email protected] )

Magali Briquet ([email protected] )

Herman Felani Md. Yunos ([email protected] )

Winnifred Wong ([email protected] )

Han Ming Guang ( [email protected] )


Online library guides

Online library guides

http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/history

http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/sgprimarysources


Content

Content

  • Overview

  • Finding secondary sources (books, articles & theses)

  • Finding primary sources

  • Others


1 overview

1. Overview


Primary sources vs secondary sources

Primary sources vs. secondary sources

  • First-hand testimony, direct evidence of event

  • Examples: diaries, interview, letters

  • Created later by someone who didn’t experience the event

  • Examples: scholarly books, articles, theses, dissertations


Primary sources available in nus libraries

Primary sources available in NUS Libraries

  • Singapore

  • China

  • South Asia

  • U.K. & U.S.A.

  • Others


Secondary sources available in nus libraries

Secondary sources available in NUS Libraries

  • Books

  • Journals

  • Theses & dissertations


Finding library resources

Finding Library resources

  • LINC, Databases, FindMore, [email protected], RBR, Exam Papers


Library resources for module hy2259 the craft of history 21 jan 2014

LINC

  • Library catalogue

  • Lists items in the library collection, including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, databases, multimedia items, etc


Library resources for module hy2259 the craft of history 21 jan 2014

  • FindMore

  • (Over 330 million records, Jan. 14)

Books, journals, multi-media items, theses, etc in library collection

Databases

LINC - Library catalogue(1.7 million records)

  • Articlesfrom academic journals, magazines, newspapers

  • Content from some specialised databases isnot searchable by FindMore

  • FindMore Guide

  • FindMore FAQs


Library resources for module hy2259 the craft of history 21 jan 2014

Demo

  • “Rules for Rulers: Obscure Texts, Authority, and Policing in Two Malay States”, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 32, 2 (2001), pp. 211-25.


2 finding secondary sources books articles theses

2. Finding secondary sources (books, articles & theses)


Starting points for singapore studies

Starting points for Singapore studies

Singapore : the encyclopedia

Singapore : Editions Didier Millet, 2006.

http://linc.nus.edu.sg:2084/record=b2509793*eng

Singapore, National Library Board.

Infopedia

http://infopedia.nl.sg/


Starting points for singapore studies1

Starting points for Singapore studies

http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b2665942


Findmore

FindMore

  • Use the keywords found:

    • SIT

    • Singapore Improvement Trust

    • HDB

    • Housing and Development Board

  • Limit by subject terms “History”


Databases

Databases

  • Indexes and Abstracts

    • Search across hundreds to thousands of journals

    • Provides abstracts

    • Peer-reviewed journal

  • E-book databases


Which database to search

Which database to search?

http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/history

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Databases1

Databases

  • Full-text:

    • JSTOR : contains only back issues (start from the first issue up to 3 to 5 years before the present)

    • Project Muse

    • ACLS Humanities E-Book

  • History-specific indexes

    • Historical Abstracts

      • Excludes United States and Canada

    • A Sense of History (Bibliography - Singapore)


Databases2

Databases

  • Asian studies-specific indexes:

    • Bibliography of Asian Studies(BAS)

    • PERIND

  • Other indexes:

    • International Bibliography of the Social Science (IBSS)

    • Web of Science (SSCI, AHCI)

    • Scopus

    • Humanities Index


Databases3

Databases

  • Singapore studies:

    • PERIND (Periodical index re. Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei , ASEAN)

    • A Sense of History (Bibliography - Singapore) : select bibliography produced by NUS Libraries, lists primary and secondary sources on the history of Singapore.


Finding theses dissertations

Finding theses & dissertations

  • NUS

  • Academic Exercises (HTs)

  • Before Sep 2003 (Print)

  • LINC

  • Masters (by research)& PhD theses

  • After Sep 2003 (e-theses)

  • FindMore

  • Purchased theses

  • (Print, CD-ROM)

  • LINC

  • LINC

  • [email protected]

  • - Proquestdissertations& theses

  • - Index to theses

  • Theses databases

  • Non-NUS(Foreign)

  • Repositories of universities

How do I find theses?


History dept hts

History Dept. HTs

  • Selected HTs only

  • Conduct a call no. search in library catalogue

  • Call no. for History Dept. HTs: D6

  • Browse records


Scholarbank@nus

[email protected]

  • Collections:

    • Electronic theses & dissertations

    • Scholarly outputs of NUS community including articles, conference papers, etc


Hands on

Hands-on

  • Go to the library catalogue, FindMore (www.lib.nus.edu.sg)

  • Find as many resources as possible on Cinema in Singapore in 1950s.

  • Present your results to the class.

  • Duration: 10 min


Search tips subject headings

Search tips : subject headings

  • Subjects heading :

    • Established terms

    • Chosen by librarian

    • To ensure consistency in organizing library materials


3 finding primary sources

3. Finding primary sources


Timeline of newspapers collection available in nus libraries

Timeline of newspapers collection available in NUS Libraries

16001700180019002000

Singapore

Recent

Others

Singapore pre-war newspapers

Singapore newspapers (in Chinese Library)

Microform collection

Press clippings

Eighteenth Century Journals

Proquest Historical Newspapers

Legend:

Electronic

Microfilm or microfiche

Print

Electronic, print, microform

Microform collection

Guide - Newspapers


Newspapers online

Newspapers online

  • news articles from major national and international newspapers, trade journals, and wires.

  • Includes Straits Times, Business Times, Financial Times, etc…

  • Straits Times :

    • coverage:1 July 1989 – to date.

    • excludes stories from news agencies and contributors.

  • l

    • Provides full text of hundreds of news sources including newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.

    • It is updated daily.

    • Straits Times:

      • coverage: 1 May 1992 – to date


  • Historical newspapers online

    Historical newspapers online

    • ProquestHistorical Newspapers:

      • Chicago Defender (1910-1975)

      • Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)

      • The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

      • Los Angeles Times (1881-1989)

      • The New York Times (1851-2009)

      • The Times of India (1838-2003)

      • The Wall Street Journal (1889-1995)

      • The Washington Post (1877-1996)


    Historical newspapers online1

    Historical newspapers online

    • Gale NewsVault:

      • The Economist historical archive, 1843-2009

      • The Financial Times historical archive, 1888-2009

      • The Sunday times digital archive, 1822-2006

      • The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985

      • Times Literary Supplement historical archive, 1902-2008


    Hands on newspaper database

    Hands-on: Newspaper database

    • Subject: British Labour party & military withdrawal from Singapore, 1964-1967

      • Point of view of British Government

      • Why did this decision was made?

    • Read extracts from Infopedia & History of Modern Singapore.

    • Find relevant keywords in those extracts

    • Select one newspapers database

    • Find primary sources in this database

    • 15 min


    Hands on newspaper database1

    Hands-on: Newspaper database

    Source: Singapore, National Library Board. “British Withdrawal from Singapore.” Accessed January 17, 2014, http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_1001_2009-02-10.html .


    Hands on newspaper database2

    Hands-on: Newspaper database

    Source: Turnbull, C. M. , A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005. Singapore: NUS Press, 2009, p. 305


    Timeline of sources for singapore history available in nus libraries

    Timeline of sources for Singapore history available in NUS Libraries

    • …. and local, foreign newspapers

    18001850190019502000

    IOR* , SSR*

    CO* files, etc…

    Annual reports

    House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

    Sg Parliamentary Debates

    Hansard (Parliamentary debates)

    Papers of Lew Kuan Yew

    Legend:

    Abbreviations:

    *IOR: India Office records

    *SSR: Straits Settlements records

    *CO: Colonial Office

    Electronic

    Microfilm or microfiche

    Print

    Electronic, print, microform

    Guide – Sg Primary Sources


    Government records co records

    Government records : CO records

    Incl. correspondence between the Governor and the Colonial Office.

    Legislative & Executive Council Proceedings (minutes of meetings), annual departmental reports


    Government records colonial office

    Government records : Colonial Office

    Official newspaper produced by the government . Content incl. proclamations by the governor, notice of appointments, texts of ordinances.


    Hands on finding the relevant keywords

    Hands-on: Finding the relevant keywords

    • Subject: Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT)*

      • Which keywords would you use to search the Kratoska's index and find the relevant Colonial Office records (CO 273) about SIT?

      • Find at least 3 keywords

      • Get help from Singapore: the Encyclopedia

    * It was set up in 1927


    Hands on finding the relevant keywords1

    Hands-on: Finding the relevant keywords

    Source: Koh, Tommy T. B., Timothy Auger, Jimmy Yap, Wei Chian Ng, Siok Ai Sng, Singapore. National Heritage Board., and Singapore. Ministry of Information Communications and the Arts. Singapore : The Encyclopedia. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, 2006.


    Singapore primary sources

    Singapore primary sources

    • The Papers of Lee Kuan Yew: Speeches, Interviews and Dialogues

      • Lib has 1st series (1950-1990)

      • 2nd series (1990-2011) – Not published yet


    Timeline of sources for chinese history available in nus libraries

    Timeline of Sources for Chinese History available in NUS Libraries

    • …. and newspapers

    • …. Chinese Library’s resources

    18001850190019502000

    China : culture and society (The Wason Pamphlet Collection, c1750-1929)

    China : trade, politics & culture, 1793-1980

    FO files*

    NCCO*

    FBIS*

    Legend:

    Abbreviations:

    *FBIS: Daily report. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, 1974-1996

    *FO: Foreign Office files for China, 1949-1980 (U.K. archives)

    *NCCO: Nineteenth Century collections online, (e.g. Dispatches from U.S. Consuls in Shanghai, China, 1847-1906)

    Electronic

    Microfilm or microfiche

    Print

    Electronic, print, microform


    Others

    Others


    National archives of singapore

    National Archives of Singapore

    http://archivesonline.nas.sg/


    Guide to sources in nas

    Guide to sources in NAS

    Guide to the sources of history in Singapore / [editor, Ong Choo Suat].

    Singapore : National Archives , [1989]

    Call no. Z3268 Gui

    http://linc.nus.edu.sg/record=b1515184


    National archives of singapore oral history center

    National Archives of Singapore : Oral History Center

    • “Steps to Conducting Your Own Oral History Project”:

      http://www.nhb.gov.sg/nas/conductohc.htm

    • Oral History Centre, (Singapore). Memories & Reflections : The Singapore Experience : Documenting a Nation's History through Oral History. 2nd ed. Singapore: Oral History Centre, National Archives of Singapore, 2007.

      http://linc.nus.edu.sg:2084/record=b2539715*eng


    Library resources for module hy2259 the craft of history 21 jan 2014

    Library Portal, http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg

    NUS Libraries subject guides, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/libraryhelp

    History subject guide, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/history

    Singapore primary sources subject guide, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/sgprimarysources

    Library FAQs, http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/

    [email protected], http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/

    How to search for theses?, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/findthesis

    Library proxy bookmarklet, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/proxy_bookmarklet

    FindMore guide, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/findmore

    E-Books guide, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/ebooks

    Links to resources


    Feedback

    Feedback

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