USM Library Research Support

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USM Library provides services and resources to support USM students, researchers & Academicians throughout the research lifecycle.

Our specialized services are :

  1. Research Support Training [CLICK]
  2. Research Support Training Series (RSTS) for Public [CLICK]
  3. Research Consultation
  4. Library Orientation
  5. Research Software Download & Troubleshooting
  6. Counter Services
  7. Library Roadshow (Taklimat Jerayawara)
  8. Research University (RU) Bibliometrics Management Services
  9. Electronic Information Services

2. Our location: PHS New Building. 

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**Free Scheduled Trainings**

i. Information Literacy Skill (ILS)

  • OPAC (KRISALIS)
  • Theses Searching
    1. USM
    2. Malaysia
    3. Worldwide
  • Online Services (Library Membership Record)
  • e-Journals / Databases
    1. FullText Database
    2. Directory Database
    3. Citation Database
      1. How to search articles with most citations?
      2. How to check impact factor?
  • e-Books

ii. ENDNOTE 

LESSON 1

  • Creating a library
  • Adding references
    • Manual way
    • Import from Databases – including finding full text and attaching files
  • Working with reference styles
  • Bibliographic templates
  • Setting preferences
  • Working with custom groups, smart groups, group sets
  • Importing references – databases, google scholar etc
  • Finding full text and attaching and working with pdf files
  • Cite While You Write (In-Text Citation)
  • Working with Word – inserting citations and managing bibliographies

iii. ENDNOTE ADVANCED 

LESSON 2

  • Installation issue
  • Speed up your endnote indexing
  • Working with custom groups, smart groups, group sets
  • Updating EndNote references from a Word document
  • Typing citations into a Word document
  • Global editing of references
  • Combining ‘chapters’.
  • Manuscript templates
  • Subject bibliographies
  • Working with figures and tables
  • Managing file attachments
  • Importing a journal title list (full title list or journal abbreviation names)
  • Customising EndNote Preferences (adjust fonts, adjust fields)
  • Customising Reference Types (add, rename or delete fields)
  • Creating a new Reference Type
  • Editing a reference style (APA, MLA, Harvard)
  • Using a footnoting style in MWord from Endnote
  • Exporting non-EndNote references from Word or other list into an EndNote library
  • Synchronising with and using EndNote online/Endnote web for collaboration
  • Using EndNote in PowerPoint presentations

iv. MENDELEY

  • Introduction to Mendeley
  • Importing document via Mendeley
  • Generate citation
  • Organize your library
  • Create & join group
  • Create your research profile

v. OPEN ACCESS

  • What is Scholarly Publishing?
  • What is Open Access?
  • Tips to publish

vi. GOOGLE: YOUR RESEARCH SUPPORT TOOL

  1. Google Scholar
    • Google vs. Google Scholar
    • Academic & scholarly search
    • Google Scholar library
    • Establish yourself as an author in Google Scholar
  2. Google Drive
    • Beyond Google search
    • Simultaneous teamwork
    • Synchronize documents and work station

vii. THESIS FORMATTING WITH MS WORD

  • One File One Thesis
  • Navigation Pane
  • Build Heading
  • Split Chapter
  • Figures & Tables
  • Add ins

viii. THESIS FORMATTING TEMPLATE

  • Ms Word/computer setting formats for thesis template
  • Ms Word document vs. Ms Word template
  • Intro to USM Thesis Template
  • Attach a template into your document
  • Merge different files into one main file

#USM Thesis Template is currently available in the USM Library homepage

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ix. NVIVO 

  • Introduction to qualitative research
  • What is NviVo
  • Techniques to use Nvivo

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