To access library services via our e-Forms:
4. At the SERVICES FOR ACADEMIC/EXECUTIVE/PROFESSIONAL STAFF page, click on the required Library services available via e-forms, Scroll down to the bottom for Services for Teaching.
IVLE is the online gateway to teaching and learning in NUS. IVLE is also the conduit through which you can access several administrative and library functions.
These include the following:
What are E-Reserves?
E-Reserves contain book chapters and/or journal articles in electronic format (PDF or hyperlinks). These readings are recommended by teaching staff and are uploaded in IVLE:Two types of e-Reserves:
1. Articles that are already subscribed by our online collection (Library Staff will insert the links to the resource for you)
2. Articles, book chapters that are not in our online collection. (Requires submission of copyright declaration (S52) form and copy of the readings, preferably in PDF)
EndNote X8 is available from the NUS Computer Centre's Software Catalogue.
EndNote is a software that:
Mendeley is a citation management tool that, like many others, lets you collect & organize citations, & then easily insert them into documents & format bibliographies. But it also lets you drag & drop PDFs into your library & extracts the metadata to create a library!
You can highlight and annotate your PDFs and share them with others. Colleagues can then also annotate the same document, with each author displaying as a different color.
Use more than one computer? It's not a problem! Download Mendeley Desktop to as many computers as you want, then sync them with a click of your mouse. Need to use your library away from your computer? Mendeley Web gives you access to your citations no matter where you are.
Mendeley is social: create a profile, follow other researchers, create a network of people doing similar research. Discover the articles and journals that are being read in your field right now.
Create collections of papers. Make them public & share them with an RSS feed (great for class reading lists!).
Zotero - Collect, Organize, Cite and Share your Research Sources
Zotero is a free bibliographic citation management software that allows you to save, collect, manage, cite, and share research sources. Zotero is available either as a Firefox extension or as standalone software that works with Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers. It works right in your browser, making it easy to save you citations while you search.
Use the Zotero word processor plugins to easily cite your sources and create a bibliography while you work.
Note: While Zotero is a free software, the Zotero cloud storage has a limit of 2 gigabyte. Anything more than 2 gigabyte, you would have to pay for extra storage.
What are RBR or "red spot" books?
Commonly known as "red spot books" or "books on reserve", RBR are books recommended by lecturers for a specific module.
These compulsory texts can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time. More on RBR
How to place books for a module into the RBR collection:
Alternatively, email a copy of the reading list to our Loans & Membership section.
The number of copies to be placed in the RBR collection will depend on the class size (roughly 1:60 but this can vary). If the material you intend to place is not available in NUS Libraries (check here), we will place an order and subsequently processed the title for RBR.
How to submit E-Reserves?
The NUS Library E-Reserves Team oversees the process of obtaining copyright and digitization of E-Reserves on behalf of teaching staff . E-Reserves are published in IVLE for a specific module. Click here for FAQS on E-Reserves
The library has a good collection of videos, feature films and other multimedia that you can use for education purposes (how to check).
For questions about acquisition, screening , digitization of videos.
Other media related services that we offer include the following::
You can book our Library theatrettes for screening of multimedia programmes related to your teaching modules.
Our Resource Librarians provide customized tutorials and advisory sessions for staff and students. These sessions ensure that students are able to retrieve quality information from the vast amount of resources available for teaching and research.
The NUS Centre for Instructional Technology provides teaching related services that you may find useful.