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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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Many of us enjoy using Google Scholar to search for journal papers. If you are a regular user of Google Scholar, you probably know that the Proxy Bookmarklet provides one-click access to the full-text, as long as NUS Libraries subscribes to that issue of the e-journal. But did you know that you can now set […]

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Statistics and Lots of It

TNL was minding her own busy business, preparing to give an overview of statistical databases to her PhDs, when she remembered a funny story she could not resist not telling. One day, while again minding her own business (TNL minds that quite a bit), a graduate student from faraway Europe asked for statistics. She wanted to prove […]

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J is working hard

J came to see me today. She is an ISE PHD student I have been helping out (for all you folks who are not aware – we provide Advisory Services to students working on thesis or research papers). J is a smart cookie. Works hard and smart. I enjoy our meetings. J started coming to […]

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