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How to use this guide


Welcome! We recommend that you first watch the short video on library basics and hacks (box #1) before navigating to the module that you are enrolled in by clicking on the tabs above. All the information mentioned in the short video below are linked in the boxes on your right. These include how to search for resources on our library portal (box #2), how to connect Google Scholar to our library (box #3), how to get pass paywall for articles (box #3), and how to cite the materials you've gathered for your paper (box #4). Get in touch with us if you have any queries ^^

1. Short video on library basics and hacks

Here's a short video on some library basic hacks. Click on the thumbnail to access the video. In this video, you will learn how to search for resources within and beyond NUS Libraries. You will also find out how to access articles via Google Scholar and articles with paywall. There is also a guide on how to cite. 

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2. How do I use the Library Portal to look for research material for my paper?

You can search for books and other electronic resources such as online journal articles via the library portal: 

For a step-by-step guide on perusing the library portal, visit our FindMore guide. To learn more on how you can access our books, articles, and databases, visit our Find Library Resources guide. If you'd like to refine your searches using search operators, refer to the relevant section on this guide here. 

3. Can I use Google Scholar or other search engines to find resources?

Can I use Google Scholar or other search engines to find resources? Yes, you can access our subscribed resources even if you're searching via Google Scholar or other search engines. We're here to help you! To connect Google Scholar to NUS Libraries' resources, please follow this guide:

Prefer searching via a search engine? Install our proxy bookmarklet in your preferred browser by following the steps on our Proxy Bookmark guide. The next time you come across an article that needs to be paid for, just click on the proxy bookmark and sign in to your NUS account to access the subscribed article for free.

4. Citing and academic integrity matters

Never forget to cite your paper! For the different citation styles, please refer to this Citation Styles guide. Ask your lecturer or supervisor if you're not sure what the expected citation style for the module is. You can also use the open source ZoteroBIB to help you cite. This is a video on how you use the application:

It is important for us to uphold academic integrity and avoid academic dishonesty. For examples and consequences (!) please refer to our Academic Integrity guide.