Transcript FMA 1201Q Love Actually
Sociology Resource Librarians Umarani Jayapal [email protected]
Hayati Abdul [email protected]
What You’ll Learn
Understand the research process Find citations & full-text articles Use advanced search techniques Search subscribed databases Evaluate information sources.
The Research Process
The Research Cycle
List synonyms, related words & variant spellings Identify main keywords Create search statement Explore Topic Search for sources using FindMore, LINC & databases Complete your assignment no yes Are there enough? Evaluate quality, currency, relevance, etc.
Get more sources by checking references
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.
Source Useful for How to Access Books Journal articles Newspapers Websites (.edu, .gov, .org )
Overview of topics In-depth treatment of topics, usually current and scholarly Recent events, anecdotes, book reviews, interviews, biographical information… Exploring the topic FindMore; LINC FindMore; Specialised Databases FindMore, E-Newspapers, microfilms FindMore, WWW… 7
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.
Acknowledgements: Western U.ca
Evaluating Resources ( Test)
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) Is it relevant to your topic/subject?
Is it from a reputable publisher, society or association. Look at the author’s credentials & institutional affiliation .
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?
Is there a range of viewpoints to support or reinforce the arguments presented? Are the arguments comprehensive?
Searches NUS library collections and beyond Search results include:
Books, eBooks Newspapers & more - all wit one click!
Finding romantic love on the internet Identify Keywords #1: #2: 13
They are topic, e.g.
Think of synonyms, e.g.
that best describe your “Phrase searching” (in quotes) narrows your search, e.g. “
” Omit articles, pronouns & prepositions Use thesaurus for established concepts, e.g. 14
FindMore Search Results
Refine by… Select to view full-text /record
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 16
Mouse over title to view summary on left panel
Acknowledgements: NCTC Libraries
Journal article is read & indexed in databases such as Scopus, Web of Science
A researcher reads the literature 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
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
A bibliographic management software that: stores and organizes citations inserts citations into a Word document format references in a predefined citation style For technical queries (e.g. installation), contact IT Care at 6516 2080 or email [email protected]
EndNote video Online guide: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/endnote Look out for our
What to cite?
Anything that you read in any format: - books, journal articles,
web pages, etc.
Anything that is presented or spoken: - speeches, lectures,
personal interviews, performances, etc.
Other works: - like films, songs, dramatic
- that are the intellectual
property of someone else. 23
Refine by… Select to view full record
On the shelves…
Call numbers : 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
Select to read E-book
Databases for Social Sciences
Social Sciences Citation Index PERIND Expanded Academic 31 31
Specialised database for Sociology and related disciplines from 1952 Subjects: 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 32
When does race matter? Interracial romantic relationships among college students Identify Keywords 33
: both terms must be present
fewer results A B
: either terms may be present
: exclude a term
use with caution A B
Sociological Abstracts Search Results
Output records Click to access full-text
FindMore vs. Specialised Data
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.
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 … 38
Topic Commercialization of romantic relationships: Valentine’s Day in Asia
Identify Keywords #1: #2: #3: 39
Enter the wildcard symbol (asterisk) to search for words such as
Commercial * AND (love OR romance OR romantic) AND valentine’s 40
Factiva Search Results
Output results Select to view full-text
Accessing full-texts from Google Scholar (GS)
Install in GS
Installation instructions http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/googlescholarlinks
After installing Find It! in GS
Find IT! links appear on the right panel. Click to view full-texts
1. Click on either one of these links:
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 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
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