PF2105 Research Method : Discovery of NUS Libraries Resources 2012/2013 Semester 2 PF2105 Tutorial classes for Prof. George Ofori Tutorials (2 hours) @ Central Library Training Room Week 3 •Mon 28 Jan 2013, 4.00pm to 6.00pm •Wed 30 Jan 2013, 10.00am to 12 noon •Fri 1 Feb 2013, 2.00pm to 4.00pm Week 4 Presented by: Loo Lay Yen Building Resource Librarian •Mon 4 Feb 2013, 4.00pm to 6.00pm •Wed 6 Feb 2013, 10.00am to 12 noon (by Steven Chow) •Fri 8 Feb 2013, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. CA 10% @ Central Library Training Room (Conducted during 1st hour of classes below. Class will resume after the test) Week 5 •Mon 11 Feb 2013, Public Holiday (please attend any of the classes below) •Wed 13 Feb 2013, 10.00am to 12 noon •Fri 15 Feb 2013, 2.00pm to 4.00pm Week 6 •Mon 18 Feb 2013, 4.00pm to 6.00pm •Wed 20 Feb 2013, 10.00am to 12 noon •Fri 22 Feb 2013, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. OBJECTIVES – CA 1. How to write citations in APA style – American Psychological Association (APA) 6th – “Author-Date” style 2. How to do research in Library Portal 1. APA CITATION STYLE Journal article • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Journal Title, volume(no), pp-pp. Book • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of book (x ed.). Place of publication: Publisher. Book chapter • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Place of publication: Publisher. Examples of citations in APA style Types of citation Low, S. P., & Quek, T. C. (2006). Environmental factors and work performance of project managers in the construction industry. International Journal of Project Management, 24(1), 24-37. Journal article Rosen, H. J. (1998). Construction specifications writing : principles and procedures (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley. Book Boyle, A. J. (1999). The collection and use of accident and incident data. In J. Ridley, & J. Channing (Eds.), Risk management (pp. 57-95). Boston: Butterworth Heinemann. Book chapter Writing APA citations 1/2 • Handwritten Daghigh, R., Adam, N. M., Sopian, K., & Sahari, B. B. (2009). Thermal comfort of an air-conditioned office through different windows-door opening arrangements. Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, 30(1), 49-63. Writing APA citations 2/2 • Book vs Chapter Journal vs Article Journal title (Source) Chapter titles and authors In this edited book Article titles and authors, & co-authors Page number of each article one of the issues of this journal 2. LITERATURE RESERACH Resource Data Source Types of literatures FAQ 2.1 ScholarBank NUS Institutional Repository •Scholarly output of NUS. •Journal articles, conference papers, patented work. •Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D theses - Sep2003 to present (those which are conferred). •SDE Dissertation Space (only open to SDE students and staff) •https://lib.sde.nus.edu.sg/dspace/ http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg /faq 2.2 LINC Library INtegrated Catalogue •Acquired and subscribed contents available in NUS Libraries •Books, journals, magazines, AV materials •Print and electronic formats http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php ?qid=6046 •Google-like search. •Books, scholarly journals, newspaper articles, E-Books, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, and numerous contents in academic databases indexed in Summon. •Covers content in NUS institutional repository (SB) and catalog (LINC), as well as subscribed electronic resources. http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/co ntent.php?pid=333052&sid=2 888588 Content providers / Publishers •Specialised subject specific journal articles, conference papers, datasets, newspaper, reports, etc. •Full-texts •Abstracts & Indexes •Statistical data http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php ?qid=190832 Google Scholar •Google's search engine that covers "scholarly material" including a lot of free or open access material but may present results you have no access to. http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php ?qid=158438 (real time data) 2.3 [email protected] Summon™/ *NUSL *Due to time-zone difference, there is a time lag of 24-48 hrs, for NUSL data to be refreshed in Summon indexes. 2.4 Databases (subscribed) 2.5 Other search tools: •Google Scholar •etc http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/co ntent.php?pid=227106&sid=1 889246 [email protected] vs. LINC & Databases • LINC: – As of Dec 2012, [email protected] covers over 330 million records, which compares to about 1.7 million records in LINC/LINC+ • Databases: – (0.5%) Library Portal - better chances of getting good academic resources for your research 2.1. ScholarBank – search NUS scholarly output • Demo 2.2 LINC – search for library collections • Demo • Library INtegrated Catalogue • Default – Keyword search – Switch to By Title to search for a known title. – What would you get in LINC? 1/4 • Books (print) • Keyword: Construction project management What would you get in LINC? 2/4 • Search for known items - Use Title search in LINC Eg: • Rosen, H. J. (1998). Construction specifications writing : principles and procedures (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley. • Title: Construction specifications writing What would you get in LINC? 3/4 • Books (electronic) What would you get in LINC? 4/4 • Journals (print and/or electronic) • Journal title level search – Unable to search at article title level. – Hence, LINC will not retrieve results for journal articles. • Title: International journal of project management LINC Exercise: Find the call numbers and locations • Fisk, E. R., & Reynolds, W. D. (2010). Construction project administration (9th ed.). Boston: Prentice Hall. • Kempton, W. (1991). Lay perspectives on global climate change. In E. Vine, D. Crawley, & P. Centolella (Eds.), Energy efficiency and the environment: forging the link (pp.29-66). Washington, D.C.: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. LINC Exercise: Find the online article Try this Title. Can you retrieve anything in LINC? Evaluation of contaminant concentrations and air flows in a multizone model of a building Why not? Journal title vs Journal article title Articles are not indexed (limitations in LINC) Find this online article in LINC Waters, J. R., & Simons, M. W. (1987). Evaluation of contaminant concentrations and air flows in a multizone model of a building. Building and Environment, 22(4), 305-315. (Basic steps: Title search in LINC > Look for location & call number for print volume / Click to publisher’s webpages > Navigate to the required volume/issue/page > Retrieve PDF) Solution: Use [email protected] > find the exact article in just one click! Research Exercise: Find more relevant articles for a topic • Conduct a literature review on the topic: Construction project management in Singapore. Which place would you start FIRST? Well, there is no right or wrong answers, one suggested way would be 5> ScholarBank 4> LINC 1> [email protected] 2> Use subject specific databases 3> Google Scholar with Find [email protected] 2.3 [email protected] – one-stop search for academic sources • Get more/less results.. – • Use “quotes” and Booleans (AND, OR, NOT, *, ?) • Advanced Search • Refine Search • Eg. construction “project management” AND Singapore Compare number of results Advanced Search Refine Search What would you get in FindMore? 1/7 What would you get in FindMore? 2/7 What would you get in FindMore? 3/7 What would you get in FindMore? 4/7 What would you get in FindMore? 5/7 • Refine: Add results beyond your library’s collection Question: If we were to search in LINC instead of FindMore, would we have missed this article which the library has a print copy? What would you get in FindMore? 6/7 • Get additional resources What would you get in FindMore? 7/7 • Database recommender 2.4 Databases – other research tools • Topic: – Eg. Construction project management in Singapore • Possible databases to use/try – ABI/INFORM Complete – PERIND – Factiva – Engineering Village – Scopus – Web of Science 2.5 Google Scholar – another search engine • Find [email protected] Libraries is using OpenURL linking to get to the full texts which NUS subscribe. • Setting up the linking from Google Scholar – http://scholar.google.com – Settings > Library links – Search for NUS > Tick NUS > Save Getting Full-Texts from Google Scholar Click “Find It! @ NUS Libraries” 3. BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGEMENT TOOL • Upcoming EndNote X6 sessions – More updates on upcoming events in the library portal • Features – Compile bibliographic citations – Cite While You Write – http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php?qid=71683 – http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/endnote – http://www.youtube.com/user/EndNoteTraining • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlnvmDnPzs0 4. OTHER CITATION STYLES • IEEE – Numbered style Other citation styles • Modern Language Association (MLA) – “Author-Title” style Other citation styles • Harvard – “Author-Date” style Thank you. • Need help?
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