LibSearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books, e-books, videos, articles, exam papers and more.
If you are looking for books, e-books, DVDs and journals, use Library Catalogue. If it is journal articles that you want, use Databases+, which searches the library catalogue and articles from selected publishers and open access repositories. Exam papers and TP Archives can be accessed from LibSearch as well, but signing in is required before you start searching.
Use Library Catalogue to find books, e-books, DVDs, journal titles, and more. It does not include articles from databases.
You can search by title, author, or even by topic. Simply follow these steps:
Enter your keywords in the LibSearch box on the Library website, and press enter.
Click on the title you’re interested in from the search results.
The book’s location, shelf number and status can be found under “Locations”. This information will help you to find the book at the correct floor and shelf.
Robbie, the Library Inventory Robot, performs stocktaking by scanning the books autonomously at levels 6, 7 and 8. The scanned location is displayed in LibSearch, under “Locations”. You can use this information to find books easily at the correct shelf.
The infographic below shows how to identify the row, bay and tier for each shelf.
Databases+ allows you to do a quick, broad search across the Library Catalogue and full text articles from selected publishers and open access repositories. Do note that this is not meant to be a comprehensive search, as not all e-resources subscribed by the Library are covered.
Contents from some of these subscribed databases are included in Databases+
To access more e-resources and perform thorough in-depth searches, click here to search the databases directly.
To use Databases+ for a quick search for articles, simply follow these steps:
Enter your keywords in the LibSearch box on the Library website, mark the Databases+ radio button and click on the magnifying glass button to search.
To view your selected article from the results page, click on “Full text available”.
After signing in, you will be directed to the e-resource to view the full text article if available.
Databases+ covers some of Library’s subscribed databases, but not all of them. Exceptions include newspaper databases such as LexisNexis Academic and Straits Times Online, as well as specialist resources such as Lexis Singapore and Westlaw Asia. Hence, to access more e-resources and perform thorough in-depth searches, click here to search the databases directly.
While searching Databases+, should you encounter an online article which is not available in full text, you can request for it via the Document Delivery Service. This service is available for staff and students.
From the top header of the page, select Document Delivery For Student or For Staff to submit your request.
If you need help finding exactly what you’re searching for, you can also Ask a Librarian!
Use the filters on the right of the page to narrow your results by Resource Type, Collection, Topic, Author and more.
You can also do a refined search using Advanced Search.
If you need help finding exactly what you’re searching for, simply Ask a Librarian!
Click on Exam Papers below the LibSearch box on the Library website and sign in using your credentials.
Search by the title of the subject, e.g. Food Chemistry.
Click on Online access to view the exam paper PDF.
At the next screen, click to accept the terms.
You will now be able to view, print and save the exam paper as a PDF file.
At each item’s page, use the “Send to” features to print, email and cite. You can also export the item record to reference managers such as Mendeley, by selecting ‘Export RIS’.
To request an item from Closed Stacks, reserve a title or use the Item Retrieval Service, click on Sign In and sign in using your credentials.
After you’ve signed in, click on Reserve. You be notified by email once the item is ready for collection at Loans Counter.
You can access TP Archives either by browsing through the collection, or doing searches for specific items via LibSearch.
To browse through the collection, check out the TP Archives microsite.
To search for specific items in the TP Archives, follow the steps below:
Click on TP Archives below the LibSearch box on the Library website and sign in using your credentials.
You can do a basic search by entering your keywords in the search box directly:
Or click on the “ADVANCED SEARCH” to narrow down your search.
You can narrow your search further by the different collections or material type:
From the results page:
1 - Click on the title to read a summary of the item
2 – Click on “online access” to view the item
Email email@example.com if you have any problems accessing the TP Archives collection.
Click on “Sign in to your library account”, above the LibSearch box on the Library website.
Click on your name which is displayed at the top header of the page.
Click on My Library Account.
The Overview page shows you at a glance, the loans and requests currently in your account. Click on Loans.
Click on Renew besides the item you wish to renew. Or you can click on Renew All if you wish to renew all the items in your account.
To view your previous loan record, select Loan history from the drop down menu.
If you do not see a Renew button in your Library account page, this means that the item is not renewable.
Items that cannot be renewed include: items with reservation by other patrons, Current Periodicals, Red Spot, Reference and AV Quick Reference materials. You will also not be able to renew the item if you have the maximum number of renewals. Check the borrowing privileges page for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
After performing your search, you can save the search query and individual records from the search result to My E-Shelf.
Click on Sign in at the top header of the LibSearch landing page and sign in with your credentials.
After performing your search, click on Save query to save the search. This will allow you to perform the same search in future.
Individual items from the search result can be saved by clicking on the pin icon located next to the title.
To view your saved searches and records, click on the pin icon located at the top header of the page, next to your name.
Here, you can view your saved records and searches as well as your search history. The search history contains only the searches that have taken place during a browser session.
You can organize your saved records by adding labels.
To remove saved records or searches from your e-shelf, click on the unpin icon displayed next to each item.