Author Archives: Lena Sam

About Lena Sam

Lena is a librarian in the Advisory and Consultation Team (that means I am your librarian - ask me anything about the library :).

Engineering Academic Challenge @ NTU Top Player Prizes

NTU was ranked #3 on the Universities LeaderBoard Ranking at the recently completed 2017 EAC Engineering Academic Challenge. Thanks to all NTU players who contributed to this achievement.

The top 3 players on the Individual Ranking LeaderBoard players were awarded prizes sponsored by Elsevier for their active participation this morning at Lee Wee Nam Library by NTU librarian, David Tan. Congratulations to the 3 – Le Duc Long (MAE), Poh Wai Chang (MAE) and Tran Thu Ha (MSE)!


NTU Libraries Engineering Academic Challenge EAC Marathon held Nov 2017

The first NTU Engineering Academic Challenge (EAC) Marathon 2017 was held at Lee Wee Nam Library Seminar Room on 1 November 2017 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Led by the EAC student ambassador, Pae Jian Yi (MAE), 12 NTU postgraduate and undergraduate students answered Week 7’s five challenge questions utilizing their searching skills in Knovel database. Players could view their scores in real-time and prizes were awarded to top scorers playing at the marathon event. Through the event’s activities, players improved their individual ranking, as well as NTU’s ranking, on the institutional EAC Leaderboard. Most students also indicate an improved awareness of the library’s research resources through their participation in the game. The EAC Challenge has been extended until 5 November 2017 so do take the opportunity to play here: 

Look out for more events on NTU LIbraries home page!

CEE Research Students Library Workshop Rings in the New Year 2016

IMG_2567A warm welcome and Happy new year 2016 to students joining the January 2016 CEE Research programme. Nine postgraduate students attended an afternoon library workshop conducted on 12 January  2016 at Lee Wee Nam Library. Please keep in touch with your CEE librarians: Kong Meng and Lena Sam.

If you are a new postgraduate student and could not attend the workshop, don’t miss the three upcoming library workshops Library Essentials Workshop for Postgraduates on 18, 20 and 22 Jan 2016, 3 pm at Library Seminar Room, Lee Wee Nam Library.

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You Can Name Singapore’s Top Engineering Achievements!

sg50EngContest“In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday last year and IES’ 50th anniversary in 2016, the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) launched Engineering Feats @ IES-SG50 competition in July 2015. This is a competition to seek out and recognize the top 50 engineering achievements across the various fields of engineering deemed by Singaporeans to have made the greatest economic, infrastructural or societal impact to Singapore. What do you regard as the most outstanding engineering achievement in Singapore? Send in your nomination to the Engineering Feats @ IES-SG50 competition today, so that it will go down in history as one of the top 50 engineering achievements that had shaped Singapore in the past 50 years.” The closing date for the competition is 15 Jan 2016 so you still have  4 days left to submit your nominations.
Photo credit: ‘Transistor radio’, IES website

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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