NUS Libraries has over 2.5 million volumes of books, so it might be daunting if you are new. For a start, here are some basic information:
Our library portal has several search engines.
FindMore is our main search engine. It is capable of searching for all types of materials including books & journal articles but the number of results returned can make it difficult to find what you are looking for.
LINC is a more focused search if you looking just for books, dvds, microforms or a specific journal title (e.g Quarterly Journal of Economics) but cannot find journal articles or newspaper articles.
|Content type||Example||Books & Media Tab||E-Resources Tab||Databases Tab|
|Books/Ebooks||Animal Farm||Yes||Best||Only ebook||No|
|DVD, Video recordings||Citizen Kane||Yes, including online titles from Filmmaker's library & Henry Stewart Talks video libraries||Best, but excluding online titles from video libraries||Only online||No|
|Journal name||Journal of Sociology||Yes||Best||Only for Ejournal but not print||No|
|Newspaper name||Straits Times||Yes||Best||Only for e-newspaper but not print||No|
Do Stock Prices Move Too Much to be
|Yes, online journal article only||No||No||No|
|Thesis (NUS)||Effect of cognitive vulnerabilities and life stressors on anxiety in undergraduates||Yes||Only print honours year thesis & print dissertations||No||No|
|Thesis (Non NUS)||Teacher Perceptions of the Common Core State Standards||Yes||Only print thesis purchased (limited)||No||No|
Library materials which are in high demand are kept in the RBR (Reserved Books / Readings) collection. You can borrow RBR materials for two-hour loan periods. If you wish to borrow an RBR material overnight, collect the item two hours before the library closes. RBR materials borrowed overnight must be returned:
A fine of $1.00 per hour is charged for an RBR overdue loan.
In Central Library, the RBR collection is a self-service section where you can personally retrieve and check out the RBR item as shown in the video below.
How do I search for RBR materials for a particular module?
2. Select the lecturer's name
3. At the results list, do take note of the call number of the required RBR materials:
E-Reserves are electronic readings recommended by teaching staff for a particular module. These include book chapters and journal articles. To access E-Reserves via the Library portal:
E-Reserves via IVLE
You can also download E-Reserves which are available either in PDF or hyperlinks to electronic resources subscribed by NUS Libraries. E-Reserves are published in designated module pages created by teaching staff in IVLE. Note that E-Reserves are only accessible to staff and students who are registered in a particular module: