SMU Libraries is committed to support faculty in their research and teaching activities and to provide services that enhance their productivity.
RESEARCH, TEACHING & LEARNING SERVICES
SMU students, faculty and staff who need assistance with database searching or customised help with their research projects may make an appointment with a librarian who specialises in your subject. Your Research Librarians are:
Chai Yee Xin
Consult your Research Librarian about using library resources, getting help with your research and teaching, or training for your research assistant on using library resources.
The Research Librarians can also collaborate with you to conduct course-integrated workshops and seminars that cover resources relevant to your classes , as well as assisting students to scope their projects and assignments and equip them with critical thinking skills in the selection of resources. .
As for your research output, the Libraries can help you manage, promote and collect metrics, by:
- Making your research outputs and publications discoverable via search engines like Google, Google Scholar, Yahoo! and platforms like Digital Commons Network and OAISter by depositing the full text in IRIS (Integrated Research Management System) and InK (Institutional Knowledge at SMU)
- Having the records of your research data discoverable with an option for the Library to store the data in the Research Data Repository (RDR).
- Disseminating a monthly report of downloads from InK with a personal author dashboard showing the countries and institutions of the downloads.
- Setting up a unique page that pulls together your research outputs and personalise its organisation in Faculty Gallery
- Ensuring that the right publications are attributed to you by having unique author identifiers set up and maintained in ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID and ORCID
- Generating your research impact metrics from Web of Science and Scopus, with additional metrics from key resources in your disciplines or from Altmetrics
- Supporting publishing and data management in self-help library research guides
COURSE READING DISTRIBUTION
If you are teaching Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses, you can utilise the Reading List (via eLearn) to distribute your course readings to students.
With the Reading List, Faculty can :
- add in citations of existing books / articles from library’s collection
- link to existing library e-resources
- request the library to purchase new book titles
- request for digitization (within copyright limit)
- upload your own digitized resources
- link to free online resources
The guide to populating the Reading List explains how this is done. You can also contact your Research Librarian or the Postgraduate Program Administrators for assistance.
GET IT FOR ME VIA INTERLIBRARY LOAN
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that obtains books, book chapters, journal articles and other resources for university-related research and teaching that are not available in the SMU Libraries collection.
The following group of users are eligible for this service:
- Faculty and administrative staff
- Postgraduate students
- Third and fourth year undergraduate students
(First and second year undergraduate students should contact their Research Librarian for assistance)
How to request an interlibrary loan:
- Submitting a form in your library account
- Using the Find It @ SMU Libraries button within library-subscribed databases
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a complete citation of the book, book chapter or article required
Read the full interlibrary loan guidelines.
NEW RESOURCES RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommend new resources to the library for purchase considerations. Please provide as many details as possible about the request, such as journal title, book title, author's name, year of publication, publisher's name and ISBN.
Faculty can also set aside books for the library to purchase at Kinokuniya in Ngee Ann City. Inform the bookstore staff that the books you have selected are for Singapore Management University Libraries, and also provide your SMU name card or your SMU contact details. Library will work with the bookstore to purchase the books and include them in the library collection. You will receive an email once the books are available for loan.
Access to digital resources 24/7
Library resources can be accessed online, 24/7 wherever you are from the Libraries’ website. You may be prompted to login with your SMU username and password. Do refer to the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy when using the library’s resources.
Search the library collection for articles, databases, e-books, media content and more.
Access databases directly by searching for the title in the library search or browse the A to Z database list.
Starting your search on the open web?
These tools will make accessing the Libraries’ subscribed resources easier.
Install the LibKey Nomad browser extension to get direct access to full text articles beyond paywalls
Browse, read and stay current with online journals. You can search and browse journals by subject area, download articles and export references to citation managers. BrowZine is available as a web interface and a mobile app.
ACCESS TO OTHER SINGAPORE LIBRARIES
SMU Libraries provide assistance if you wish to visit the other academic libraries in Singapore.