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A Guide to Using the Library: Student Edition

Your Journey Begins Here.

Welcome to SUSS Library!

Find us here at library.suss.edu.sg!


Start your learning and research journey with us! Make SUSS Library your first stop for electronic resources for your assignments and academic research.

This guide serves as a little overview of what the library offers, and how you can make the most of our resources to support your research.

You can always Ask The Library by emailing us at ask@suss.libanswers.com, or check out our FAQs.

1. Library Search

Your Journey Begins Here.

Enter your keywords into the search box on the SUSS Library website to look for scholarly journal articles, book chapters, news, reports, dissertations, proceedings, videos, datasets and more.

You may also access https://search.library.suss.edu.sg directly for more options, e.g., title and author searches.

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2. Login

Sign in to your account with your SUSS username and password (the same ID and password you use to login to Canvas and Student Portal) to carry out more complete searches and get secured access to licensed resources. By logging in, you will also be able to save your search results (using the pin icon) for future reference.

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Learn how to log in here.

Forgot your password, or need to reset your account? Learn how to do so here.

3. Databases A-Z

Find library databases and e-collections at https://libguides.suss.edu.sg/az.php.

If you are looking for a specific journal, go to Journals on Library Search and key in the journal’s title or ISSN (International Standard Serial Number).

To search for newspaper articles, use Factiva or Newslink. For more news resources, filter databases by type: Newspapers & Magazines.

Most of the Library’s eBooks are hosted in eBooks (EBSCO) and may be located using Library Search. To browse this and other eBook collections, filter databases by type: eBook Collection.

A list of databases that are searchable only within their respective platforms is provided on the Library Search page.

4. Journals & BrowZine

To read your favourite journals on the go, download the BrowZine app to your preferred devices:

An overview of BrowZine can be found in this how-to guide: https://libguides.suss.edu.sg/browzine

Should you come across resources outside the SUSS Library Portal, you can easily check if the University has a subscription by adding the Library’s proxy bookmarklet and LibKey Nomad extension to your browser and linking Google Scholar to SUSS Library.

 

5. Physical Library Resources & Smart Locker

3 Easy Steps to Borrow Physical Library Resources

  1. Use the Library Search to locate physical library resources.

  2. Sign in to your account to request the items.

  3. Pick up the requested items 24/7 from the Smart Locker at Block C, Level 2 (C.2.02).

Discover more about borrowing physical library resources. Click here.

6. Research Guides

We also build Research Guides to connect students to key resources in their field of study, help them make the most of the library, and more. 

Do check out our blog, SUSS It Out! as well, for library updates, extra tips and tricks relating to resources, and academic life in general:

7. Ask The Library

Have a question? We are here to help.

Browse our knowledge base of students’ frequently asked questions at https://libanswers.suss.edu.sg.

Can’t find the answer you need? Email the Library team at ask@suss.libanswers.com or fill in the online form at https://libanswers.suss.edu.sg/form.php.

You may also arrange to meet with our librarians at https://suss.libcal.com/appointments.

 

8. Instruction Sessions and Workshops

We conduct library workshops to develop your literacy skills. You can make an appointment with our librarians to get personalized guidance on using library resources.

We have also curated a Library Research collection in LinkedIn Learning for courses such as Information Literacy (1h 47min) as well as bite-sized videos on conducting literature reviews and using various citation styles.

You can always Ask The Library to request for an instructional session at ask@suss.libanswers.com, or check out or FAQs.

9. Document Delivery Service

SUSS Library is proud to bring Document Delivery Service (DDS) to the entire SUSS community.

DDS will allow you to request eligible e-resources held at the local Autonomous Universities’ Libraries as well as participating libraries around the world—some 570 libraries in total.

You will be able to request:

  • 10% or less of the total number of pages of a book; or
  • one chapter of a book; or
  • an article from an issue of a journal.

For your personal, non-commercial, academic, research, or educational purposes (Terms).

Click on Document Request on Library Search (search.library.suss.edu.sg) to submit a request (sign in to your SUSS Library account when prompted):

You can also send a request directly from your search results if the full-text article or chapter is not available in SUSS Library, e.g., if you had checked “Expand My Results” or clicked on a “Related reading” (video demonstration):

Please allow up to 3 working days for your request to be fulfilled. You will receive a personalised, authenticated link via email, and you will have 30 days and 3 chances to download the resource.

Should you require any assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to Ask The Library at ask@suss.libanswers.com

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