Online Database: Training for Trainers (10 April 2014)

Pihak JPSE Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak Shah Alam akan menganjurkan "Online Database : Training for Trainers" pada ketetapan berikut :

Kehadiran Pustakawan PTAR & Pembantu Perpustakaan ke sesi latihan ini adalah amat dialu-alukan. Kerjasama dan perhatian Tuan / Puan amatlah dihargai dan diucapkan ribuan terima kasih.

**Pihak kami memohon kerjasama Pegawai Perhubungan Perpustakaan bagi Fakulti Pengurusan Perniagaan (Puan Norkiah Ishak), Fakulti Perakaunan (Puan Siti Aishah Sadan) dan Fakulti Undang-undang (Puan Norhamimi Othman) untuk mewar-warkan sesi latihan ini kepada Pensyarah-pensyarah di Fakulti anda


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(Repost) WhatsApps: 400 Million Stories

By Friday, February 21, 2014 , No comments

A few short years ago, my friend Brian and I set out to build a messaging service with a single focus: best possible user experience. We bet that if our team of engineers could make messaging fast, simple, and personal, we could charge people directly for the service without having to rely on annoying banner ads, game promotions, or all those other distracting “features” that come with many messaging apps.

Today, we’re proud to announce that because of you, WhatsApp has reached a milestone that no other mobile messaging service has achieved: 400 million monthly active users, with 100 million active users added in the last four months alone. This isn’t a count of people who just registered for WhatsApp – it’s the number of people who are actively using the service every single month.

more story: WhatsApps blog


Literature Searching Using Online Databases

By Monday, February 17, 2014

Not enough information for your writing? Do not know how to get the right articles? Where to get journal articles?

Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak will organize a session on “Literature Searching Using Online Databases”. Grab this opportunity to learn on how to search and get the information more effectively.  Limited to 30 persons only!

Venue: Bilik 1, Pusat IT, PTAR 1
Date :  20 February 2014(Thursday)
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Participants: 30 persons

ONLINE DATABASES a quick guide on online resources subscribed by the library, accessing from different locations, searching, importing and printing.
Web of Science-
1.1    Literature searching – search by author, journal title, subject, key word, affiliation, article title
1.2    Journal ranking using Journal Citation Report
1.3    Research impact -  impact factor, citation, H-Index
1.4    Export to EndNoteX7 or Mendeley

Scopus -
1.1    Literature searching – search by author, journal title, subject, key word, affiliation, article title
1.2    Journal ranking using SJR & SNIP
1.3    Citation Analysis
1.4    Export to EndNoteX7 or Mendeley

Other Online databases: Proquest, SAGE Research Method Online, Science Direct and any databases upon request.

For those who are interested to join the class, please contact :

Puan Siti Rohayu Bt Mohd Yusof - Librarian / 03-55211706
Encik Shahrol Nizam -Librarian / 03-55211705,


Books on research method : e-readings for you via SAGE Research Method Online

By Friday, February 14, 2014 , No comments
Have you tried using an online database titled SRMO or SAGE Research Method Online to find books? 

This online database consists of 175 pages of contents from books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, major works, journal articles, Little Green Books, Little Blue Books and videos.  Designed mostly for those in the social sciences, this e-reading and reference will help researchers, lecturers and students answer their research methods and research design questions.  

You may find it by clicking the Database icon in our PTAR Portal. Registered users accessing from outside the campus will have to sign in using Easy Access

To know the titles of resources contained in the database, please click here SRM List of titles in PDF

To get a glimpse of what SRMO offers, just click on the selected topics provided here.  Please take note that the list is not comprehensive, you may want to explore more topics that you like by searching the database yourself. Users from off campus must sign in to get result from the links.

Research Question
Literature Review
Literature Search
Research Design
Research Methodology
Qualitative Research
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Research
Quantitative Methods
Research Proposal 
Research Ethics
Data Collection

How to search the contents

You may search by using authors, editors, keywords, titles, methods and types of resources. Here I am using mixed method as the keyword, and SRMO has returned 2044 hits, sorted by Relevance. I may also choose Title or Publication date as my preference in result listing.

Next, say i want to find readings or find cases using mixed methods in the field of Education.  So I use the Refine by Subject Areas on the right column, check the subject box on Education, click on Go and the result returned is 27.

I further refine by checking Interview from the Refine by Method Map terms and hit the Go button.  You can check more than one subject in the list though, and I wish SRMO could have provide more subject options for us to choose.

Well I now have 8 results listed with link to fulltext articles for me to choose and read.  Isn’t that easy? 

Do explore all the functions available.  

Try signing in for Method List to gather all your results or see other member’s result list. Or explore Methods Map to discover the relationships between methods and get the content related to them.  

According to SRMO, the Methods Map is an exciting and innovative visualization tool that can be used to discover  relationships between methods, to discover new methods and to find content related to them. We believe that these functions are particularly useful to new researchers.

Till then, happy trying!