4 New Exciting Library News In 2013 So Far

The new year has barely begun and we have already launched a slew of new initiatives. As always, NUS Libraries is constantly working on improving access to its resources so that “it just works”. These are some of the improvements or changes we have recently made.

1. Final Launch of our new search service, FindMore@NUSL 

It’s finally here. Our all new search service that searches books, ebooks, online journal articles, theses, newspaper articles and more in one search is now the default library search!

Missed our online sessions teaching you how to maximize usage? We have recorded the session.

Do you like FindMore? Or think it needs improvements? We are eager to hear your feedback.

2. Support of Full Text linking in Google Scholar & PubMed

We now support easy access to full-text via Google Scholar & PubMed. This supersedes the older method of using the proxy bookmarklet with Google Scholar, though you can still continue to use that if you wish. 

To set up full text linking in Google Scholar:

1. Go to settings in Google Scholar (on the top right).

2. Go to Library Links and search for NUS , select it and click save.

3. When you do your search, you will now see a “Find it! @NUS Libraries” Link next to it.

This setting will remain as long as you do not clear the browser’s cookies. If you have logged in to your Google Account before doing this, this setting will be tied to your Google account.

See our guides on how to set up and use it, so that you can enjoy seamless access to full-text via NUS Libraries’ subscription while using Google Scholar.

Using PubMed? Enjoy enhanced full-text linking via the new Find it! @NUS Libraries button.

3. EndNote X6 is now available

Are you a fan of the EndNote reference management software? You will be glad to know EndNote X6 is now available for download and installation. Among various improvements in this version, you can now do a export directly from Pubmed.

As usual the installation instructions can be found on our Endnote guide. We’ll be having various training sessions in Feb and Mar 2013 but the hands-on sessions are now fully booked! Do join us for our WebEx (online) session on 5 March if you’re free!

 

4. Online payment for fines and other library charges

You can now pay for library fines and other charges online! For more details refer to our FAQ.

There is still much that can be done and we have more exciting improvements in store for 2013, but if you have any thoughts on areas where we can serve you better, do share with us. Have a good semester ahead!

 Aaron Tay
Central Library

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