Category Archives: Search Tips

Highlight useful tips in using library catalogue or other library-wide tools on searching for information or resources that entice users to try them out when using various resources.

EndNote

EndNote is a useful software for managing bibliographies or references. EndNote makes your research easy. With EndNote, you can create a bibliography or a list of references for writing your paper, thesis or final year projects. Find out more about EndNote here.

You can create a personalised database by exporting or importing references from online bibliographic database, organize your references and images, and what’s more, you can cite these citations while writing your papers and instantly generate and format your bibliography in your choice of citation styles.

EndNote integrates the following tasks into one program: 

  • Manually input citations
  • Search and download references/citations from bibliographic databases
  • Manage references/citations and images while you search, using EndNote
  • Cite while you write
  • Format your bibliographic style (i.e. APA, MLA, etc.) instantly

The software is available to all NTU staff and students and can be downloaded from the Library webpage, under EndNote Download. And more and more databases are able to work with EndNote.

The Library organizes workshops for students and staff regularly on how to use EndNote. The class schedule can be found here. Alternatively, if you prefer a self-paced study, there are online tutorials available here.

RSS feeds and NTU Library e-Resources

What is RSS … and what can I do with it?

RSS is an easy way to check websites for updates without having to visit them all. Lots of database / e-journal platforms allow you to add the newly published content from your favorite resources using their RSS feeds. You can also use online feed readers such as GoogleReader or Bloglines, or you can view RSS feeds through some web browsers.

Adding our new book alerts to your browser-based RSS Reader

If you are using the latest version of one of the more popular web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera), clicking on any of the buttons below will present you with options for subscribing to our feed. Continue reading