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1. Your library pin is your smartcard pin You probably know your NUSNET ID, since without it, you can’t access your NUS email as well as the all-important IVLE. But a surprising number of students don’t know their library PINs, which is the smartcard PIN issued during matriculation. The library PIN is needed for checking your loan […]

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Not sure where to start for your Honors thesis? (Or any other research projects/assignments) Here are 6 tips from your friendly librarians:   1. Start off with a broad literature review for your area of interest Everyone knows what a literature review is, right? If you only have a vague idea, watch this video by NCSU. Back? Good. The […]

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One year after the launch of FindMore@NUSL, we would like to introduce the new 2.0 beta version of our library search at http://nus.preview.summon.serialssolutions.com/!     It’s totally redesigned based on a new take on the existing library search. New features include: Modern, streamlined Interface Jump start your research – 50,000 entries drawn from reference sources like […]

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We did a blog post for the topic “social media and citizen journalism”, next up – Social media and how it encourages teens to be promiscuous, display violent behavior because of online gaming, buy luxury goods because celebrities tout what they wear in their Facebook Again, you would need to have either looked through the EG1413 […]

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So, it seems it ain’t over until the fat lady sings… We have been receiving emails from some Engineering students after the clinic sessions.  Students were either not getting an angle on their topic or are pursuing the many diverse patterns and trends they read about. So, they’ve got either too hazy a topic  or too many topics […]

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Clinic Sessions for Engineering Students

Nothing beats the flexibility of coming to a library session, get a head-start on your project and leave without having to worry about time or rushing for your next class. That’s what the librarians wanted 1st Year Engineering students of EG1413 (Critical Thinking and Writing module) to have when they developed the 3-hour clinic sessions. […]

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What was the question again? (Part 2)

Last weekend, there was an article that says researchers at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories “created a technology that could eventually display on a computer screen what people have on their minds”.  <http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081211/sc_afp/sciencejapanbrainoffbeat_081211052641> So if our tall, blond, blue-eyed friend had walked through some fancy machine that scans what he had in his head, TNL would […]

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What Was the Question Again?

A tall, blond, blue-eyed student came up to me at the Information Desk a few weeks ago and asked, “Do you use a stapler?” Uhh, yes… I use a stapler… But the librarian in me kicked in and after a little probing, I discovered that the young man wanted to use our stapler. There was […]

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