How to find a book?
(1) Use NUS Library's search engine (Findmore) to find books/ e-books. Its search will include all types of materials in our collection.
(2) Use Books & Media, i.e. LINC (NUS Library's Catalogue) if you know which item you are looking for. Search by specific field(s) such as Title, Author, Keyword or Subject.
Note that access to e-books varies. Some allow book download, some allow by chapters. There are also e-books that you can only be allowed to read online, ie, not downloadable.
Interested to know more on e-books? Read further in this guide: E-Books Library Guide (NUS Libraries)
How to find a journal article?
(1) Search by article title in our search engine (Findmore) to see if we have a subscription for the article.
Please note that search by article title only works for 90% of our online articles. Also, this method would not work for articles that we have in print only. For such cases, search by journal title (not article title).
(2) Search by journal title in Books & Media
If an online article is not found, try searching by journal title (not the article title) to check if we have the print journal in the library. Check availability of relevant volume and issue of the journal.
Setting up Findit@NUS Libraries in Google Scholar and Proxy Bookmarklet in your device
Proxy Bookmarklet and Findit@NUSLibraries in Google Scholar allow you to directly access full text of those e-resources that we subcribed to.
Proxy Bookmarklet - Use this when you are on a site asking you to pay for access
How to find a database?
Databases are a good place to begin research. There are many databases subscribed by NUS Libraries, most contain journal articles from various journals, while others have other types of content, e.g. conference papers, newspapers, book chapters, reports and reviews. You can search a database for information (on a particular subject, keyword, author, etc.) across multiple sources (journals, newspapers, etc.) simultaneously.
(1) Use Databases to search or browse a database of your choice
Set-up your device to connect Google Scholar to NUS Libraries' resources
Google Scholar results will link you directly to the required online journal article or book chapter. However, you may not have access to the full-text, even if the source title is subscribed by the Library. This is because you are not authenticated via NUS Library proxy. To access the full-text, set up your Google Scholar settings to link it to the NUS Libraries' collection. The steps are as follows:
The proxy bookmarklet automatically inserts the NUS Library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL of an article/e-book. Once you have successfully installed the bookmarklet in your browser, simply click on it when you are on the vendor/publisher page that requires you to pay or login to view full text.
Install Proxy Bookmarklet by following the instructions for the browser you are using:
If you are having problems doing drag and drop in Safari or Chrome safari, do the following:
Other alternative browsers (e.g Opera):