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[Issue 6, 2016]


Starting on your assig nments?

USE e-Resources for more effective

SEARCH results

(and score good grades!)

What are e-Resources? e-Resources are one of the essential research tools that supports your academic work and assignments in UniSIM. Most e-Resources are not fully accessible on Google as it contain password-protected content. Examples of e-Resources are e-journals, e-books, e-newspapers and online databases. As a UniSIM Student, you are given full access to these content by signing into UniSIM Student Portal or SIM Library website, My Library Account. Check out the next two pages for list of e-Resources provided by your Schools and find out what are the recommended e-Resources for your studies.

Recommended e-Resources for....


Education Research Complete, ERIC

»» Coverage in the areas of curriculum instruction, policy, funding, and related social issues

Political Science Complete

»» Coverage in political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse


China Academic Journal (CAJ)

»» consists of an expansive collection of Chinese journals covering literature, history, philosophy and early childhood education with full-text. »» 中国期刊全文资料库收录中国大陆出版的专业特 色期刊. 内容包括文学, 历史,哲学与学前教育.


»» Peer-Reviewed articles published by American Psychological Association and affiliated journals »» Coverage in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences

SocINDEX with Full Text

»» Coverage in Sociology, including all subdisciplines and closely related areas of study, e.g. Social Work

Social Work Abstracts

»» Provides indexing and abstracts dealing with all areas of social work field



»» consists of Arts & Sciences Collection I, II, IV, VI, VII, IX & X. This database provides image and fulltext as well as online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, humanities and social sciences, as well as the profession of business, education, and law.

Project Muse


»» Full-text of scholarly journals covering subjects such as Humanities and Social Science


Counseling and Therapy in Video

»» Provides videos with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice

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Recommended e-Resources for....



»» Coverage in Business and Management subject with contents from scholarly journals, working papers, dissertations, conference papers and proceedings, magazines and newspapers



»» an online newspaper archival service covering 16 unique newspapers published by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)



»» Coverage in Business and Management subject with contents from scholarly journals, working papers, dissertations, conference papers and proceedings, magazines and newspapers

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OECD Taxation iLibrary

»» Coverage includes access to all OECD Taxation books and databases.

Academic Search Premier


»» is a comprehensive scholarly multi-disciplinary resource providing full-text academic journals covering the major areas of academic research. Subjects include engineering, physics, psychology, science & technology, and social sciences.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Insitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

»» instruction for single item purchase through student portal available to SST students only

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Makers fest 8 Sep - 9 Oct 2015

Special Exhibition: #My Singapore Ours to Create

This exhibition covered aspects of Singapore’s Past, Present and Future through the photo essays past and present as well as sounds and songs of different decades. Special goodie bags were given away to visitors who participated in the activity. It is a collaboration effort with Singapore Discovery Centre.

Check out the pictures

Dare to Dream - a book talk by Dr Low Lee Yong

Our students learned how Dr Low stayed ahead of the competition in the healthcare industry, using technology and data analytics to transform and simplify healthcare system. Find out more about Dr Low and his works.

Becoming a Life Champion - a book talk by Sean Wong From setback to comeback, Sean Wong shared his entrepreneurial journey who once lost all his investments due to hostile market changes. He is now an accomplished producer, singer-songwriter, and life coach. Find out more about Sean and his works.

Three days fringe activity booths This month-long festival was launched with the special exhibition titled #My Singapore - Ours to Create (see report previous page), followed by three days mini activity booths featuring e-Info Roadshow and many interesting exhibitors from Singapore Makers Association. Noteworthy booths include: • e-Info Roadshow - demonstration of online databases such as BusinessPro, ABI-INFORM Complete, Passport (Euromonitor) and Science Direct • Apple Gaming - Top scorer of Temple Run won an iPod Touch • • Gary-Pencaster • Luv N Co • Blackilocks Handmade For a Cause • Hiverlab Pte Ltd • Volunex Solutions Group • The Curious Design Network

Check out the pictures

Left: Benjamin Theng is the Top Scorer of Apple Gaming. He won an iPod Touch 16 GB worth $278.

Grand Draw for Three Lucky Winners!

Throughout the festival, Makers Fest Passport (above) were given out and students had to collect as many stamps as possible. At the closing ceremony, we held a Grand Draw for three lucky winners! Congratulations to all the winners!

Cliff Han Zong Xian won Top Grand Draw Prize, an iPad Mini 16GB WIFI worth $398.

Vanithasshiri D/O Krishnan won 2nd Grand Draw Prize, $200 Gift Voucher.

Benjamin Theng won 3rd Grand Draw Prize, $100 Gift Voucher.

Get the most out of library (that aren’t just books) It is never too late to start using the school library and the online services that it offers. To help you get the most out of SIM Library, here are five facts that you must know so that you can study smart and save a lot of time. Borrowing books using your SIM or UniSIM Student Card. You can borrow to a maximum of 6 books. There are three Self-Check machines for you to check-out the books. Extend the due date of your borrowed books via My Library Account. You can do a maximum of 2 renewals if there are no prior reservations. Reserve books when they are out on loan. You can click on Request Option to join the queue. Bookings of library facilities such as Bloomberg Terminal, Gaming Room, Group Study Room and Notebook from Xpress Collect. Borrowing of electronic devices such as Notebook, iPad and Camcorder. More detailed information can be found here

Xpress Collect: Pick up at your convenience Xpress Collect is a new service from the SIM Library. It is now available to use at your convenience. Located at the heart of SIM HQ – Student Hub (Block B Level 1), you can collect your reserved items by scanning your NRIC card and the designated locker will automatically open. Services available at Xpress Collect include: »» Pick up reserved books during or after library operating hours »» Loan notebooks if you have made advanced booking from the library booking system

To book a notebook, visit

Extended Library Hours 2016 Need a conducive place to study till late? Need to prepare ahead for the upcoming exams? Tay Eng Soon Library will open for extended hours to let you prepare for your examinations. Do take note that borrowing, photocopying & printing will not be available after 8.45pm (weekdays) and 5.15pm (Saturdays).

FROM 7 MARCH TO 20 MAY 2016 8.30am - 11.00pm (Monday - Friday) 9.00am - 9.00pm (Saturday)

e-Resources: responsible use of library resources The usage of Library-subscribed electronic resources is determined by licence agreements between SIM Library and the publishers/vendors. To protect copyrighted resources, a warning system is in place to advise you when your downloading activities could potentially violates the licence agreements. This will result in account suspension that ultimately affects the entire SIM community. Here are some tips to reduce excessive downloading of subscribed e-Resources: 1. Avoid downloading the entire e-book or entire issues of an e-journal 2. Avoid using robots, spiders, or other automated programs to download from our subscribed resources 3. Stop content downloading when you receive warning messages Let’s be responsible when accessing copyrighted information so that you can continue to enjoy the e-resource access extended to you.

Mon - Fri Sat

8.30am - 9.00pm 9.00am - 5.30pm

Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday

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UniSIM library newsletter 2016 Jan issue  

Library Newsletter. Recommended e-Resources for you, MakersFest Highlights and more