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UTown Writing Modules (Level 1): UTW1001B

This is a guide for students taking the UTown Writing Modules. Find out what are the relevant resources for your modules by selecting the tabs below.

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Most vendors typically use one interface for the databases they offer.  Users can create search alerts across a number of databases by simply creating an account on the vendor website. Contact your resource librarian on how you may set up these alerts.



ScholarBank@NUS is the institutional repository of National University of Singapore. This repository collects and preserves the scholarly output of NUS and makes it accessible worldwide. Also included in the search is the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) which includes Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D students deposited with the Registrar’s Office


 Factiva is a major source of e-newpapers. It provide business information and daily and archival news coverage from leading news and business publications from 159 countries, 350 geographic regions and in 22 languages. It covers globally influential newspapers like The Wall Street Journal, The Times, local newspapers like The Straits Times, Business Times, web sources like Stomp and Channel News Asia and covers diverse industries including health care, education, etc.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses is now global! It covers the traditional theses from North American University as well as a significant amount of international dissertations. Do note that not all items are available in full text

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This full-text database contains back issues of important scholarly journals in all subject areas. Back issues start from the first issue up to 3 to 5 years before the present.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete

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This database offers good coverage on communication, mass media, public relations and communication linguistics. You can search using Boolean search, natural language search, or search within the full-text of articles.



Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and.the arts and humanities. In many ways similar to Web of Science, Scopus is very useful for interdisciplinary search.

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