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[Issue 5, 2015]


Right choice for your assignments MANY STUDENTS ARE UNAWARE THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CITE INFORMATION FROM A CREDIBLE SOURCE. USE THE PREMIUM E-RESOURCES WHEN DOING YOUR ASSIGNMENT... MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE & ACE YOUR ASSIGNMENT! At the start of each semester, most students are tasked to complete many projects & assignments. You’ll end up having a hard time getting started with your research and may find yourself stuck.

What’s a good way to get out when you get stuck? The answer is, ASK! Don’t be afraid to ask your fellow classmates, your lecturer, go online, not forgetting your friendly librarians at SIM Library. To make research a less painful experience, we hold many free hands-on classes - infoskills workshops, info-clinic sessions and e-info roadshow. The topics covered during these activities include the effectiveness of using OneSearch & the library online databases versus using Google. You will learn how to access OneSearch, how to search for e-books, e-journals & e-newspapers, and identify the right database for the subject.

Sounds good? It gets even better now as we are currently running lunchtime / evening workshops. Announcements can be found in SIMConnect, UniSIM Student Portal and Library Website. Click on the image to register for this free training workshop.


Using Google Scholar to find it fast @ SIM Library We recently made our subscribed e-resources available via Google Scholar. Perform this one-time setup & enjoy a hassle-free search for your next assignment.

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Go to and click on Settings Type SIM LIBRARY in textbox (top image)

Type in here: SIM LIBRARY

Select “SIM Library - Find it @ SIM Library” checkbox and click Save Do a search at Google Scholar and find links to SIM Library (bottom image)


Ask Us @ Library E-Info Roadshow On 27 Feb 2015, we held an afternoon roadshow at Interactive Lounge, Block B Level 1. We showcased access to 2 journal databases (ABI-INFORM Complete, Business Source Complete) and 1 newspaper database (Factiva). Students discovered how to access journal articles, newspapers, industry & company profiles, and SWOT analyses. Our Library Student Ambassadors demonstrated how to use these databases effectively for their assignments.

Check out pictures of the roadshow

1. Showcasing ABI-Inform Complete, Business Source Complete & Factiva 2. Know your library Students took a very simple online quiz about SIM library. 3. Spin the Wheel Students completed the e-Info Roadshow experience by spinning the wheel and won cash vouchers!

If you missed the roadshow, don’t worry! Help is always around the corner.

L E A RN H OW TO U SE E-R ESOUR CE S Video Tutorials

Quick guide on navigating the e-resources website

InfoSkills Workshop

Sign up for one-hour group session on 3 databases & OneSearch. Only available in Feb/July/Aug

InfoSkills Clinic

Sign up for a 30 mins session on subject-specific databases. Only available every last Friday of the month

Look out for the next roadshow... Maximise the usage of library e-Resources to support your research, projects and assignments at our next Ask Us @ Library e-INFO Roadshow.

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Book a Group Study Room from your mobile!

Need a quiet and spacious room for group discussion with your team members? Check out SIM Library’s Group Study Room at Blk B, Level 1 beside CyberXpress. Each student can book the room for a maximum of 2 hours/day. You can do bookings 2 weeks in advance, all for free! walls. Group Study All rooms are equipped with projectors, projectors, power points writable walls. points and writable Room 6 also serves as a recording room. It is soundproof, which makes it a great place for you to record your presentation. You can borrow a Camcorder Camcorder and a Notebook from the library counter to record and edit your presentation.

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No booking fee required. Max. usage of room is 2 hours/student/day. Max. no. of students allowed in a room - 6 Online bookings can be done 2 weeks in advance. All Group Study Rooms are equipped with * projector * power point * writable walls • Room 6 also serves as a recording room & you can borrow the following items to record or edit your presentation * Camcorder * Notebook

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Booking Online - Group Study Room @ Be Inspired Discover & Connect

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Library Mobile App Design Challenge - Prize Giving The Library Mobile App Design Challenge is a competition organised by SIM Library. Opened to UniSIM & SIM students, it is aimed at looking for interesting ideas for a functional app that can empower your peers to effectively find information. A total of 14 entries were received, 5 entries were shortlisted for presentation to the panel of judges and 3 entries were finally picked as winners.

Dr Chan with the 1st Prize winners, Lee Zhen Yu (RMIT), Ong Yi Long (UOL) and Jocelyn Yow Zi Hui (UOL).

Prizes were presented to the top winners by Dr Timothy Chan, Director of Academics, SIM GE. The 1st Prize went to a team consisting of Lee Zhen Yu (RMIT), Ong Yi Long (UOL) and Jocelyn Yow Zi Hui (UOL).

Check out the pictures

Congratulations to all the winners!

Here’s what our panel of judges say after judging the competition... Creative, attractive and met overall objectives. Dr Chan with the 2nd Prize winners, Desmond Teo Zhi Quan (UoW) & Angela Teo Si Hui (UoW).

Dr Lawrence Sim SIM GE Associate

Good effort all round. Students were able to exhibit understanding of app requirements and put forth viable design recommendation.

Good to see the student perspective on the use of library resources and introduction of e-app.

Mr Jeffery Tan, Director of Business Development, SIM

Dr Bheema Lokesh Head, Electronics Engineering Programme, School of Science and Technology, UniSIM

Read about Jocelyn Yow’s account of her team’s memorable experience of winning first prize at SIM Library Mobile App Design Challenge.


Dr Chan with the 3rd Prize winner, Foong Wei Jun (UniSIM).

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