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On 12 September 2014, the NUS Libraries Patent Team organized a patent tutorial jointly with the NUS Industrial Liaison Office (ILO). When the tutorial was announced on 2 September 2014, the class was fully registered within a very short time with a full waitlist! So here is a recap on what happened during the session […]

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20 October 2014 marks the first day of the 7th International Open Access Week, an event commemorating the freedom of sharing scholarly research and facilitating knowledge creation from most copyright and licensing restrictions.   What is Open Access? Open Access literature comprises scholarly material that is available online, free of charge, and allows mostly unrestricted […]

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On 20 June 2014, the Science Library was honored with a visit from the Cambridge University Press team. They had specially invited Dr. Phil Meyler, the Publishing Development Director for Science, Technology, and Medicine at Cambridge University Press, for an enlightening talk at the Science Library’s Training Room.     Titled “Academic Publishing in the […]

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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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New Chemistry Databases

NUS Libraries has recently added the following six databases from the Royal Society of Chemistry to its electronic resources.  These are abstracts & index databases.  If a link to the full text of the publication is not provided in the database, search the Library catalogue, LINC, to see if the required journal issue or publication […]

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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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Busy finishing your assignments and struggling with citing the papers and books you found?  We have various citation guides you can use to teach you how to manually cite in various styles such as APA, MLA, ASA etc. But let me show you 5 different ways to automatically cite papers and books you found without […]

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A warm welcome to NUS, and Happy New Year! Central Library is organising orientation talks and tours for new students on 11 and 13 January:     During the talk, you’ll find out about the services and facilities of the library, and we’ll reveal how you can search our catalogue and databases more efficiently. We’ll also show how you can get hold of full-text journal articles and past […]

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Subject Guides

Time flies. You’re just starting to enjoy the school vacation and it’s almost time to slog again. Since you’re hardworking enough to check out this blog, I’m going to reward you with a tip! Check out the 63 subject guides prepared by our diligent librarians; it’s a good place to begin if you’re just starting to do “proper research” for your assignments. Here’s a […]

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I “Heart” Google

Contrary to what many think, there are librarians who love Google. I, for one, can’t imagine life without it. I use Google several times a day to verify citations, unearth nuggets of information, read reviews and pursue my hobbies. I have colleagues who are such power users of Google that watching them will leave some of […]

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