FMA 1201Q Love Actually

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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.


Sociology LibGuide


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.


Information Sources

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

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.



Acknowledgements: Western


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?


Getting Started



  Searches NUS library collections and beyond Search results include: 

Journal articles

  

Books, eBooks Newspapers & more - all wit one click!


Let’s Search…


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.  “

romantic love

” Omit articles, pronouns & prepositions Use thesaurus for established concepts, e.g.   14

FindMore Search Results

Refine by… Select to view full-text /record


Refine by…

   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

Explore Results

Mouse over title to view summary on left panel


Peer Review

Acknowledgements: NCTC Libraries


Journal article is read & indexed in databases such as Scopus, Web of Science

Peer review…

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


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


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: Look out for our


Why Cite!


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

performances, etc.

- that are the intellectual

property of someone else. 23

Citation Styles


ASA style


View Book/E-Book

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


View E-Book

Select to read E-book


Print/Download E-book




Databases for Social Sciences

   Social Sciences Citation Index  PERIND  Expanded Academic 31 31

Sociological Abstracts

 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

Let’s search…


When does race matter? Interracial romantic relationships among college students Identify Keywords 33

Boolean Operators

 : both terms must be present

fewer results A B

: either terms may be present 

more results

: exclude a term 

use with caution A B



Mark records

Sociological Abstracts Search Results

Output records Click to access full-text


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.



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

Let’s Search…

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

Search Factiva

Commercial * AND (love OR romance OR romantic) AND valentine’s 40

Refine results

Factiva Search Results

Output results Select to view full-text


Accessing full-texts from Google Scholar (GS)


Install in GS

Installation instructions


After installing Find It! in GS

Find IT! links appear on the right panel. Click to view full-texts


Proxy Bookmarklet

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


NUS Libraries do not have subscription to every online article. 45

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