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Issue 7, 2016

WASSAP @ LIBRARY Are you familiar with the library services?

To get you started using the library, check this out SIM LIBRARY TOP 5 FAST FACTS

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Use your SIM/UniSIM student card to borrow a maximum of 6 books

Renew books online via My Library Account

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1) Reserve a book that is out on loan via Request option in OneSearch 2) Reserve available book by phone

Online booking of : 1) Bloomberg terminal 2) Gaming room 3) Group Study Room

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Your one stop for library services @ the library website e-Services@a Glance

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4) Notebook via Xpress Collect

Devices available for loan Notebook & iPad : 4 hours Camcorder - 6 hours

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xPress Collect @ Interactive Lounge: 1) Collect your reserved books during or after library operating hours 2) Loan notebooks if you have made advanced booking from the library booking system.

To book Bloomberg Terminal, Gaming Room, Group Study Room and Notebook, please visit http:// apps.sim.edu.sg/booked/Web/viewwschedule.php


Library@SIM GE Career and Internship Fair 2016 On 17 March, SIM library participated in the SIM GE Career and Internship Fair 2016 to showcase Bloomberg Professional Service and Vault databases. Librarians, student assistants and Bloomberg representatives shared the benefits of these 2 databases with 136 students who visited the booth.

Click on the logo to check out these employment related resources A Bloomberg representative shares the benefits, tips and shortcuts of searching for financial news with a students.

“Vault was very useful for students who are looking for internship programs. The information on the websites provided was very efficient. It is also very convenient to use.� Shamala (RMIT)

Librarians and student assistants promoted the Vault database to students who visited the booth.


IMPORTANT RESEARCH TIPS FOR STUDENTS Tip 1: CONNECT GOOGLE SCHOLAR TO SIM LIBRARY Did you know that you can configure Google Scholar to offer links back to articles you can get through SIM Library and partnering University library? Changing a few simple settings is all you need. 1) First go to Google Scholar – http://scholar.google.com 2) Click on the Settings option at the top of the page

3) On the page that follows, click on Library links

4) Enter SIM Library in the blank and click the search button. You will then see the options for connecting to SIM Full Text databases. Check all boxes.

5) The next time you search, you will be linked back to SIM to locate full text of documents.


TIP 2: USE THE E-RESOURCE MAP TO NAVIGATE DATABASES Finding scholarly sources for academic research can be a daunting prospect, with numerous websites, databases, audiovisual materials and print publications of varying quality and authority. This is when e-RESOURCE MAP comes to your rescue!

E-RESOURCE MAP

Business Source Complete

Research Starters Sociology

JSTOR Ebsco eBooks Academic Collection

MLA International Bibliography

China Academic Journals (CAJ)

ScienceDirect

China Doctoral/Master Dissertations Database

ProjectMUSE

Academic Search Premier

Social Work Abstracts

SocINDEX with full-text

Political Science Complete

PsycARTICLES Emerging Markets Information Service PsycBOOKS Bloomberg

Ebsco eBooks Academic Collection

PsycTESTS

Counselling and Therapy in Video

PsycINFO

ABI-INFORM Complete JSTOR

Asia-Studies Full-Text Online

Business Source Complete

Emerging Markets Information Service

China Doctoral /Masters Dissertations Database

MarketLine

Passport

Factiva

Emerging Markets Information Service

Business Source Complete

EIU Country Reports

ABI-INFORM Complete

Passport

Ebsco eBooks Academic Collection

Career Insider

SUBJECTS

Straits Times

Business Times

COMPANY DATA

ASIAN STUDIES BUSINESS CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Newslink

OECD Taxation

AIAA Electronic Library

ABI-INFORM Complete

ECONOMIICS

COUNTRY DATA

EDUCATION

DISSERTATIONS

ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

ScienceDirect

50 Lessons

World Scientific (Ebooks)

Business Source Complete

FINANCE

BusinessPro (Ebooks)

Business Book Research Starters Summaries Business

ProQuest Education Journals

ERIC

Academic Search Premier

Education Research Complete

JSTOR

Research Starters Education

NEWS

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

PSYCHOLOGY

MANAGEMENT

SOCIAL SCIENCES

WHY USE THE e-RESOURCE MAP? • An excellent starting point for research • Map is colour coded to help you navigate and select the databases related to your subject area (i.e. business related databases are on the orange line) • Once you have selected the database of your choice, you can explore it in greater depth (go to library navigation bar, look for Databases A-Z, select the database you want to explore)


Good News

Please note: Borrowing, photocopy & printing services are not available after 8.45pm (weekdays) & 5.15pm (Saturdays)

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