Category Archives: E-Resource Updates

Provide information on new features or enhancement in e-resources specific to Engineering Library.

New Interactive Related Content Feature on SpringerLink

If you like a user interface with interactivity and suggested discovery content, try out the new Related Content feature on SpringerLink database. The Related Content link is located after the abstract, keywords and supplementary material information [the link may not appear immediately]. It will display Concepts found in this article in tag boxes linking to Related articles containing similar concepts [Springer content only].  A dynamic Relationship Map will be displayed alongside and users can click and drag concept ‘nodes’ to visually explore similar papers. Explore the new interactive Related Content service here [requires login to access fulltext]. 

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Interactive Tutorial Training on Engineering Village

Forgotten how to use Thesaurus Search or how to refine your search results on Engineering Village database? Try out this new feature which provides an interactive tutorial as you search. After conducting a Quick Search or Thesaurus Search, on the search results page select Tutorials from the drop down list via the Support menu at the top right of the page.

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Read more details about this new feature here: . If you need research assistance please contact your subject librarian or email askalibrarian@ntu.edu.sg

ScienceDirect improved search

sdSearchScienceDirect search function has recently been improved to make search results more relevant to your queries. This ScienceDirect blog post shares some useful tips to try in your next search on this database including the following:

  • search terms are not case sensitive i.e. A… = a…
  • singular terms also return plurals and possessives i.e. cat = cat, cats and cat’s
  • search terms can be either US or UK spelling
  • phrase search using quote marks ” ” are fuzzy but curly brackets { } are exact
  • searches are auto-boolean AND

If you need assistance searching on databases, please contact your subject librarian!