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Where can you get your course text books?

Science course textbooks and reference books are located in the Reserves section at Lee Wee Nam Library.

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Please take note that you can borrow the books in the Reserves section for only 2 hours. If you hold the book for more than 2 hours, you will need to pay $0.50 per hour for every extra hour.

However, if you borrow these books 2 hours before the Service Desk closes on weekdays, and at 10 am on Saturdays, you can return them by 11 am the next working day.

You can find the list of the text books here.

Current Index to Statistics Will Become a Free Resource in 2017

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) informed its customers that Current Index to Statistics (CIS) will become open to public with effect from January 1, 2017. It will remain open until December 31, 201, and will be shutdown in 2010.

After much consideration, the IMS came to this decision for the following reasons:
* Most of the relevant scientific bibliography is now covered by Google Scholar, which is free and well resourced.
* The world of scientific bibliography is increasingly technical computationally. Modern tools make processing of bibliographic data from publishers more efficient but also require investment in tools and expertise that are less feasible for a small project like CIS than for larger scale ones like broader bibliographic databases.
* Similar issues arise for search interface and functionality.

The IMS will continue to auto-update bibliographical data from larger publishers, but any data that was previously manually entered will not be updated.

CIS is currently accessible by NTU staff and students here. When it becomes to public on 1 January 2017, anyone can access it at http://statindex.org/.

SAGE Research Methods – You are invited to evaluate a trial database

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NTU Libraries is currently conducting a trial of the database – SAGE Research Methods – which provides useful information to researchers, faculty and students for all aspects of research: 

  • Writing a research question
  •  Conducting a literature review
  • Choosing a research method
  •  Collecting and analysing data
  •  Writing up the findings

The database contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos, including the classic Little Green Book(quantitative) and Little Blue Book (qualitative) series.

There are also collections of case studies of real social research and datasets for teaching.

You are invited to give this resource a trial and provide us with your feedback by using the online feedback form before 31 October 2016.

Your feedback is important and would help us to decide whether we should subscribe to the SAGE Research Methods.

 

Where can you get your course textbooks and reference books?

Science course textbooks and reference books are located in the Reserves section at Lee Wee Nam Library.

Post - 2016 08 - reserves

Please take note that you can borrow the books in the Reserves section for only 2 hours. If you hold the book for more than 2 hours, you will need to pay $0.50 per hour for every extra hour.

However, if you borrow these books 2 hours before the Service Desk closes on weekdays, and at 10 am on Saturdays, you can return them by 11 am the next working day.

If you are not a freshman, you may know that Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics course textbooks were used to be in the Library Outpost and the Automated Reserves Machine (ARM) located at Level 1 of The Hive. They have been moved back to Lee Wee Nam library since June 2016.

First Destination for NTU Science Students after Graduation

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Interested to know the various jobs and industries for Science graduates? The table below provides the top 2 industries for each major:

Major Industry %
Biological Sciences Healthcare 23.6%
  Scientific Research & Development 21.3%
Biomedical Sciences Healthcare 53.9%
  Education 17.1%
Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Pharmaceutical & Biological Products Manufacturing 21.0%
  Public Administration & Defence 18.6%
Mathematical Sciences Public Administration & Defence 32.3%
  Financial & Insurance 22.0%
Mathematics & Economics Financial & Insurance 25.6%
  Public Administration & Defence 20.2%
Physics & Applied Physics Education 26.2%
  Electrical / Electronic Products 16.7%

 
Also want to know the common job titles? Find them on pages 40 to 42 in Careertracks AY 2015/2016.

Award-Winning Works of National Chinese Calligraphy Competition

Post - 20160414 - chinese caligraphyCome to Chinese Library to view the exhibition on the “Award-Winning Works of National Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2016”. This exhibition is jointly organised by NTU Chinese Society and Chinese Library, and will run till 11 May 2016.

The National Chinese Calligraphy Competition is an annual event organized by NTU Chinese Society and has been successfully held for the past 15 consecutive years. This year, 27 pieces of the outstanding artworks (written by brush pen & hard pen) are selected to display in the exhibition. These calligraphic works covered different character styles such as Standard Style (楷书), Clerical Style(隶书) and Running Style(行书). Below are some pictures of the artworks.

In order to give visitors a glimpse of this traditional Chinese arts, bilingual posters and books which introduce the history of Chinese Calligraphy, the main character styles and the basic tools are also displayed.

So, do come by to view this exhibition and explore the beauty of Chinese calligraphy!