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 [...]
Tag Archive 'research'
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s been a while since I last posted, eh? I’m still here. Yes, it’s the usual excuse – I have been busy. And it is an excuse. Even at the busiest time, I can still find time to post some thing or other. This time round… I guess I am just tired. Mentally, emotionally – [...]