Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020     Views: 370

Content type Books & Media Tab All Tab  RBR Tab
Book (print) Yes Yes Only RBR
Book (online) Yes Yes including some free Only RBR
NUS FYP, Honours Thesis (print) Yes, some varies by dept Yes, some varies by dept No
NUS Masters/Phd Thesis (online) No Yes, from 2003 No
Online journal article No Yes, most of NUS subscriptions + free No
Print journal article No, try searching by journal title  No, try searching by journal title  No
Online newspaper article No Yes, some No
Journal title/name (print/online) Yes Yes No
DVD & video recordings Yes Yes + some online streaming No
Microforms Yes Yes Yes
Standards Print only (Singapore Standards etc) Print + Some online (British Standards, IEC) No


Books and Media Tab leads you to LINC which is our classic catalogue that includes

  • books
  • ebooks
  • dvds & video recordings
  • CD-Roms
  • print NUS honours year thesis (some departments)
  • print NUS master thesis - For  Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D theses from September 2003, please use Scholarbank@NUS
  • microforms
  • music scores
  • links to ejournals homepage (e.g Quarterly journal of economics) but not specific articles
  • links to enewspapers homepage (e.g New York Times) but not specific articles
  • links to databases (e.g JSTOR)

The All Tab leads you to Findmore which is our discovery service that includes

  • Everything in LINC and Scholarbank@NUS
  • Onlne journal articles
  • Online newspaper articles
  • Online standards (British standards etc)
  • Online foreign thesis
  • Online book reviews

If you are looking only for books, LINC might be the better choice compared to FindMore as your results won't be flooded by other content types you are not interested in.

If you are looking for material on a topic regardless of content type and in particular if you want journal articles or newspaper articles, you cannot use LINC.

The RBR tab might be a even better choice to search in if you are looking for a reading recommended for a module. simply type in the module code and you will be given a short list of such readings. This method might be even better than using LINC, because many readings are textbook with very generic and common titles like "Microeconomics", which has many different text and versions bearing the same title, so even LINC might give too many results.





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