FMA 1201Q Love Actually

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Library Tutorial
FMA 1201Q
Love Actually
Sociology Resource Librarians
Umarani Jayapal [email protected]
Hayati Abdul [email protected]
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What You’ll Learn
 Understand the research process
 Find citations & full-text articles
 Use advanced search techniques
 Search subscribed databases
 Evaluate information sources.
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http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/sociology
Sociology
LibGuide
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The Research Process
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The Research Cycle
List synonyms, related
words & variant spellings
Create search
statement
Identify main
keywords
Explore
Search for sources using
FindMore, LINC &
databases
Topic
Complete your
assignment
Get more sources by
checking references
no
yes
Are there enough? Evaluate
quality, currency, relevance, etc.
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Exploring a Topic
 Choose a topic that interest you personally
 Get ideas from scanning books, encyclopedias,
journal or newspaper articles
 Ensure that your topic has sufficient resources
 Avoid topics that are too broad or too narrow.
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Information Sources
Source
Useful for
How to Access
Books
Overview of topics
FindMore; LINC
Journal articles
In-depth treatment of topics,
usually current and scholarly
FindMore;
Specialised
Databases
Recent events, anecdotes,
book reviews, interviews,
biographical information…
FindMore,
E-Newspapers,
microfilms
Newspapers
Websites
Exploring the topic
(.edu, .gov, .org )
FindMore,
WWW…
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Interpret References
Straughan, P. (2009). Marriage dissolution in Singapore: revisiting family values
and ideology in marriage. Boston: Brill.
Chan, P.C.W. 2010. "Shared values of Singapore: sexual minority rights as
Singaporean value“. Pp. 9-26 in Protection of sexual minorities since Stonewall:
progress and stalemate in developed and developing countries , edited by Phil
C.W. Chan. London: Routledge.
Teo, Y. 2010. "Shaping the Singapore family, producing the state and society."
Economy and Society 39(3):337-359.
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CRAAP Test
Acknowledgements: Western U.ca
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Evaluating Resources (
Test)
urrency
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When was the information published, updated or revised?
Does your topic require current information, or will older sources
work as well?
elevance (for intended audience)
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Is it relevant to your topic/subject?
uthority
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Is it from a reputable publisher, society or association. Look at the
author’s credentials & institutional affiliation.
ccuracy
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Does your source match your understanding of the topic?
Can you verify the claims in other sources?
Is there a bibliography or list of sources cited?
urpose
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Is there a range of viewpoints to support or reinforce the arguments
presented? Are the arguments comprehensive?
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Getting Started
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[email protected]
 Searches NUS library collections and beyond
 Search results include:
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Journal articles
Books, eBooks
Newspapers
& more - all wit one click!
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Let’s Search…
Topic
Finding romantic love on the internet
Identify Keywords
#1:
#2:
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Keywords
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They are
topic, e.g.
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that best describe your
;
;
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;
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Think of synonyms, e.g.
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“Phrase searching” (in quotes) narrows your search, e.g.
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“romantic love”
Omit articles, pronouns & prepositions
Use thesaurus for established concepts, e.g.
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
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FindMore Search Results
Select to view full-text /record
Refine by…
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Refine by…
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Use filters to refine your search
Clicking on More… under each
section gives you more filters to
choose from
Clear Filters to remove previous
refinements
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Explore Results
Mouse over title
to view summary
on left panel
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Peer Review
Acknowledgements: NCTC Libraries
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Peer review…
A researcher reads the literature
Journal article is read &
indexed in databases such
as Scopus, Web of Science
Performs an experiment
- builds upon previous
research
A journal article
is published
Results of experiment
are written and
submitted to a journal
Peer review process - experts in
the field review and suggest changes
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Output Results
2. Marked records are kept
in temporary folder
4. Alternatively,
export to EndNote
1. Mark records
3. Choose a preferred
citation format and
email/print references
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A bibliographic management software that:
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stores and organizes citations
inserts citations into a Word document
format references in a predefined
citation style
EndNote
For technical queries (e.g. installation),
video
contact IT Care at 6516 2080 or email [email protected]
Online guide: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/endnote
Look out for our
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Why Cite!
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What to cite?
Anything that you read
in any format:
Anything that is
presented or spoken:
- books, journal articles,
web pages, etc.
- speeches, lectures,
personal interviews,
performances, etc.
Other works:
- like films, songs, dramatic
performances, etc.
- that are the intellectual
property of someone else.
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Citation Styles
http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/ASAstyle
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ASA style
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View Book/E-Book
Refine by…
Select to view
full record
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On the shelves…
Call numbers :
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Help to determine a book's placement
(address) on the shelves
Collocate books on the same subject
Consists of letters and numbers based on the
subject, author's name and publication date
HQ801
Ben
2004
Call number
HQ801
Ben
2004
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View E-Book
Select to read E-book
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Print/Download E-book
http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/ebook_printdownload
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Databases
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Databases for Social Sciences
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 Social Sciences Citation Index
 PERIND
 Expanded Academic 31
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Sociological Abstracts
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Specialised database for Sociology and related
disciplines from 1952 Subjects:
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Culture and social structure; Evaluation research,
Family and social welfare; History and theory of
sociology; Management and complex organizations;
Methodology and research technology…
User friendly features in
mode
Provides links to full-texts
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Let’s search…
When does race matter? Interracial romantic
relationships among college students
Topic
Identify Keywords
#1:
#1:
#2:
#2:
#3:
#3:
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Boolean Operators
: both terms must be present
 fewer results
A
B
: either terms may be present
 more results
A
B
: exclude a term
 use with caution
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Sociological Abstracts Search Results
Output records
Mark
records
Click to access full-text
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FindMore vs. Specialised Data
Q: When should I use FindMore?
How does it compare to specialized databases?
 It combines a Google-like search that allows you to
search through the bulk of our collection with one
search.
 It can be a good starting point for a quick search to
see what is available out there particularly if you are
unsure what specialised database to use with your
topic
 They may include results not found in FindMore
 They provide more focused results.
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E-Newspapers
Covers major national &
international newspapers
including the Wall Street
Journal, Financial Times &
the Straits Times.
Includes selected full texts
& abstracts of newswires,
industry publications,
websites, company reports
…
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Let’s Search…
Topic
Commercialization of romantic
relationships: Valentine’s Day in Asia
Identify Keywords
#1:
#2:
#3:
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Enter the wildcard symbol (asterisk) to search for words such as
commercialization, commercialised, commercials, commercializing, etc.
Search Factiva
Commercial* AND (love OR romance OR romantic)
AND valentine’s
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Factiva Search Results
Output results
Select to view
full-text
Refine results
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Accessing full-texts from
Google Scholar (GS)
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Install
in GS
Installation instructions
http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/googlescholarlinks
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After installing Find It! in GS
Find IT! links appear on
the right panel.
Click to view full-texts
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Proxy Bookmarklet
1. Click on either one of these links:
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Hormonal changes when falling in love
Love: What Is It, Why Does It Matter, and How Does It
Operate?
2. To view full-texts, you may be prompted to pay!
Install the
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On the page that requires payment, click on the
bookmarklet that you installed in your Favorites
The NUS proxy will be auto inserted into the article URL
You can then access full texts if the journal is available in
NUS Libraries
3.
NUS Libraries do not have subscription to
every online article.
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Contact Librarians
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http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg
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Research Help
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Online Help
http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/libraryhelp
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semester ahead!
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