Learning Resources Centre

Conveniently located in both campuses, our Learning Resources Centre has a collection of print and digital resources that serve our students' information and research needs.

What's New?



 

5 August 2019

Featured New Arrivals

 

 Entrepreneurship-Aug19

Entrepreneurship : theory/process/practice. 5th Asia-Pacific edition.

by Frederick et al. 5th edition. Cengage Learning, 2019.

Call Number:

658.421/Fre

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

Entrepreneurship: Theory/Process/Practice
focuses on Asia-Pacific entrepreneurial development with an overarching commitment to environmental and sustainable entrepreneurial practice as well as social and ethical responsibility. Its strong theoretical framework is coupled with an emphasis on the experiential, through a wealth of scenarios, case studies, feedback questionnaires and business plans. This edition has an emphasis on lean entrepreneurship and the business model canvas, which promotes experiential practice aligning with the online material.

 

 Feature Writing-Aug19

Feature writing : telling the story.

By Tanner et al. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

808.02/Fea

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

Feature Writing
will teach the vital nuts-and-bolts of writing while demonstrating how to apply those skills across a range of styles. An analysis of the different types of writing, from columns to obituaries, provides students with the practical skills to apply themselves to any genre and opens up range of potential career opportunities. The third edition will show students the value of research and structure when writing stories, demonstrate how to navigate potential legal and ethical issues and teach them how to market their work. The book shares experiences from some of Australia's best-known journalists who reveal the challenges and strategies behind their award-winning feature writing.

 

 Great by choice-Aug19

Great by choice : uncertainty, chaos, and luck - why some thrive despite them all.

by Jim Collins. HarperBusiness, 2011.

Call Number:

658.409/Col

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

 

 

 
 Complete List of New Arrivals

 

ISBN

Year Published

Title

Publisher

Author

Call No.

9780170411752

 

2019

 

Entrepreneurship : theory/process/practice. 5th Asia-Pacific edition.

 

Cengage Learning

 

Frederick, Howard. et al.

 

658.421/Fre

 

9781488616983

 

2019

 

Essentials of Economics. 4th edition.

 

Pearson Education Australia

 

Hubbard, R. Glenn. et al.

 

330/Ess

 

9780190304881

 

2017

 

Feature writing : telling the story. 3rd edition.

 

Oxford University Press

 

Tanner, Stephen. et al.

 

808.02/Fea

 

9781305500891

 

2017

 

Global business. 4th edition.

 

Cengage Learning

 

Peng, Mike W.

 

658.049/Pen

 

9780062120991

 

2011

 

Great by choice : uncertainty, chaos, and luck - why some thrive despite them all.

 

HarperBusiness

 

Collins, Jim.

 

658.409/Col

 

9781119954132

 

2012

 

Growth champions : the battle for sustained innovation leadership : the growth agenda.

 

John Wiley & Sons Ltd

 

Jones, Tim. (ed.)

 

658.4063/Gro

 

9780387981468

 

2009

Hidden champions of the twenty-first century : success strategies of unknown world market leaders

 

Springer

 

Simon, Hermann.

 

338.74/Sim

 

9781292214870

 

2018

 

International economics : theory and policy. 11th edition.

 

Pearson Education Limited

 

Krugman, Paul R. et al.

 

337/Int

 

9781260547870

 

2020

 

International marketing. 18th edition.

 

McGraw-Hill

 

Cateora, Philip R. et al.

 

658.84/Int

 

9781108436823

 

2019

Introductory econometrics for finance. 4th edition.

 

Cambridge University Press

 

Brooks, Chris.

 

332.015195/Bro

 

9781260092530

 

2019

Leadership : enhancing the lessons of experience. 9th edition.

 

McGraw-Hill

 

Hughes, Richard L.

 

303.34/Hug

 

9780170388412

 

2018

 

Management. 6th asia-pacific edition.

 

Cengage Learning

 

Samson, Danny. et al.

 

658/Man

 

9781488611872

 

2018

Management. 8th edition.

 

Pearson Education Australia

 

Robbins, Stephen P. et al

 

658/Rob

 

9781292156040

 

2017

Managing change. 7th edition.

 

Pearson Education Limited

 

Burnes, Bernard.

 

658.406/Bur

 

9781319153960

 

2016

 

Microeconomics. 2nd edition.

 

Worth Publishers

 

Goolsbee, Austan.

 

338.5/Goo

 

9781292063836

 

2016

Organizational change. 5th edition.

 

Pearson Education Limited

 

Senior, Barbara.

 

658.406/Sen

 

9780455241760

 

2019

 

Principles of taxation law 2019.

 

Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited

 

Sadiq, Kerrie. (ed.)

 

336.20994/Pri

 

9780190304652

 

2017

 

Public relations writing. 3rd edition.

 

Oxford University Press

 

Mahoney, James.

 

659.20994/Mah

 

9780415817370

 

2017

 

Social entrepreneurship : managing the creation of social value.

 

Routledge

 

Beugre, Constant

 

658.408/Beu

 

9781506329055

 

2019

 

The PR agency handbook.

 

Sage Publications

 

Luttrell, Regina.

 

659.2/Lut

 

 


 

8 May 2019

Featured New Arrivals

 

 Corporate LRC May 19

Corporate governance.

by Mallin, Christine A. 6th edition. Oxford University Press, 2019. 

Call Number: 

658.4/Mal

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Written by leading subject expert Christine Mallin, Corporate Governance combines clear, accessible discussion of theory with a wealth of contemporary, global examples to introduce students to both the essential principles of the subject and how they apply in practice. In addition, broad coverage of international attitudes and approaches to governance allow students to develop a wider understanding of business issues in an increasingly globalized world. 

 

 Supply LRC May 19

Supply chain management : strategy, planning, and operation.

By Chopra, Sunil. 7th global edition. Pearson Education Limited, 2019. 

Call Number: 

658.7/Cho

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Supply Chain Management introduces high-level strategy and concepts while giving students the practical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. Using a strategic framework, students are guided through all of the key drivers of supply chain performance, including facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing. The 7th Edition, Global Edition, weaves in compelling case study examples to illustrate how good supply chain management offers a competitive advantage and how poor supply chain management can damage an organisation’s performance. With this text, students gain a deeper understanding of supply chains and a firm grasp on the practical managerial levers that can improve supply chain performance.

 

 International LRC May 19

International finance : an analytical approach

by Moosa, Imad A. 3rd edition. McGraw-Hill, 2010. 

Call Number: 

332.042/Moo

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
The third edition of Imad Moosa’s International Finance text has been significantly updated and revised in this long awaited third edition. The book is organised by starting with the basic concepts, markets, institutions and arrangements before moving on to a description of international financial operations. The book integrates international coverage with appropriate discussions of Australia and the regional context throughout.

 

 Insights LRC May 19

Insights on Singapore's economy and society from leading thinkers : from the Institute of Policy Studies' Singapore Perspectives.

by Institute of Policy Studies. World Scientific, 2019. 

Call Number: 

959.57/Ins

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
This book presents insights on Singapore's economy and society from leading thinkers, based on selected commentaries from Singapore Perspectives conference series co-published by Institute of Policy Studies and World Scientific. Contributed by the who's who of Singapore's government, business and academia circles, they provide diverse viewpoints over economic transformation, globalisation and regionalism, national identity, emerging group differences, ageing, among other important issues.

 

 

 


 

13 March 2019

Featured New Arrivals

 

 LRC Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and innovation.  

by Mazzarol, Tim. 3rd edition. Tilde University Press, 2017. 

Call Number: 

338.04/Maz 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Aimed at students studying entrepreneurship at both postgraduate and undergraduate level, this book creates entrepreneurial awareness, develops analytical and creative skills, and encourages the self-development of students into entrepreneurial business owners or employees. The text brings together entrepreneurship and innovation – as they are largely indivisible elements and cannot be adequately understood if studied separately – and provides the reader with an overview of these elements and how they combine to create new value in the market. 

 

 LRC Knowledge

Knowledge management in theory and practice. 

by Dalkir, Kimiz.. 3rd edition. MIT Press, 2017. 

Call Number: 

658.4038/Dal 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Knowledge management (KM) represents a deliberate and systematic approach to cultivating and sharing an organization's knowledge base. This textbook and professional reference offers a comprehensive overview of the field. Drawing on ideas, tools, and techniques from such disciplines as sociology, cognitive science, organizational behavior, and information science, it describes KM theory and practice at the individual, community, and organizational levels. Chapters cover such topics as tacit and explicit knowledge, theoretical modeling of KM, the KM cycle from knowledge capture to knowledge use, KM tools, KM assessment, and KM professionals. 

 

 LRC Leadership

Leadership : regional and global perspectives. 

by Muenjohn et al. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 

Call Number: 

658.4092/Lea 

Location: 

City Campus LRC 

Description:  
 
Leadership: Regional and Global Perspectives provides a fresh approach to leading in contemporary business environments. The theory component is complemented by a focus on strategic application. Each chapter features case studies highlighting the practical application of key concepts by organisational leaders in the Australasian region. Case studies at the end of each chapter provide a more nuanced analysis of the theory, while accompanying questions encourage students to think critically. Learning is further supported through the inclusion of learning objectives, key terms, further readings and review questions. An extensive bank of web resources is available to lecturers to support their teaching. Written by an expert team of academics from across Australia, Leadership gives students the tools they need to navigate their leadership journey. 

 

 

 
Complete List of New Arrivals 

 

ISBN 

Year Published 

Title 

Publisher 

Author 

Call No.

9781119923596

2018

Accounting fundamentals in society and Accounting in organisations : ACCY111/ACCY112. University of wollongong.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Hoggett, John. et al.

657/Acc

9780734612250

2017

Entrepreneurship and innovation. 3rd edition.

Tilde University Press

Mazzarol, Tim.

338.04/Maz

9781488623882

2018

Equities, fixed income securities and derivatives : compiled by Dr Dionigi Gerace. A custom edition. The university of wollongong.

Pearson Education Limited

Gerace, Dionigi. (ed.)

332.632/Equ

9781119923589

2018

Introductory principles of finance : FIN111. Custom publication prepared for the university of wollongong.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Kidwell, David S. et al.

657.0994/Int

9780262036870

2017

Knowledge management in theory and practice. 3rd edition.

MIT Press

Dalkir, Kimiz.

658.4038/Dal

9781108459297

2018

Leadership : regional and global perspectives.

Cambridge University Press

Muenjohn et al.

658.4092/Lea

9781743071793

2013

Macroeconomics. 3rd edition.

McGraw-Hill

Dornbusch, Rudiger et. al.

339/Mac

 

 



16 January 2019

Featured New Arrivals

 

 Marketing Strategy

Marketing strategy : text and cases.

By Ferrell, O. C. 7th edition. Jossey-Bass, 2017.

Call Number:

658.8/Fer

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

Thoroughly revised and updated, MARKETING STRATEGY, continues with one primary goal: to teach students to think and act like marketers. Packed with cutting-edge coverage, current examples, new cases, and--for the first time--photographs, the fourth edition delivers a practical, straightforward approach to analyzing, planning, and implementing marketing strategies--helping students learn to develop a customer-oriented market strategy and market plan. Students sharpen their analytical and creative critical thinking skills as they learn the key concepts and tools of marketing strategy.

 

 Singapore: a modern history

Singapore : A modern history.

by Barr, Michael D. I. B. Tauris, 2019.

Call Number:

959.57/Bar

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this thematic study of the island nation, Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to understand this development. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called `Singapore Story'. Drawing on in-depth archival work and oral histories, Singapore: A Modern History is a work both for students of the country's history and politics, but also for any reader seeking to engage with this enigmatic and vastly successful nation.

 

 International logistics

International logistics : the management of international trade operations.

by David, Pierre. 5th edition. Cicero Books, 2018.

Call Number:

658.788/Dav

Location:

City Campus LRC

Description:

A full-color textbook covering all of the concepts of international logistics. This textbook is written from the perspective of shippers, those managers who are actively exporting or importing goods or are otherwise involved in international trade operations. All of the relevant issues are thoroughly explained, including documentation, terms of payment, terms of trade (2010 Incoterms© rules), exchange rate exposure hedges, international insurance, Customs clearance, agency and distributorship sales contracts, packaging, transportation, warehousing, inventory management, quality control, and security issues.

 

 
Complete List of New Arrivals 

 

ISBN 

Year Published 

Title 

Publisher 

Author 

Call No.

9780730363415

2017

Accounting : business reporting for decision making. 6th edition.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Birt, Jacqueline. et al.

657/Acc

9780730364573

2017

Auditing. A practical approach. 3rd edition.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Moroney, Robyn.

657.45/Mor

9781305959828

2018

Business & society : ethics, sustainability & stakeholder management. 10th edition.

Cengage Learning

Carroll, Archie B. et. al.

658.408/Bus

9781138191709

2017

Digital marketing excellence : planning, optimizing and integrating online marketing. 5th edition.

Routledge

Chaffey, Dave

658.872/Cha

9789814577274

2016

Essentials of negotiation. 6th international edition.

McGraw-Hill

Lewicki, Roy J et al

658.4052/Lew

9780989490641

2018

International logistics : the management of international trade operations. 5th edition.

Cicero Books

David, Pierre.

658.788/Dav

9781259921926

2018

International Management : culture, strategy, and behavior. 10th edition.

McGraw-Hill

Luthans, Fred.

658.049/Lut

9789811188350

2016

Learning for life : stories that inspire.

Joachim Sim

Sim, Joachim

374.95957/Sim

9781292153261

2017

Marketing research. 8th edition.

Pearson Education Limited

Burns, Alvin C. et al.

658.83/Mar

9781337296519

2017

Marketing strategy : text and cases. 7th edition.

Cengage Learning

Ferrell, O. C.

658.8/Fer

9780730363248

2018

Marketing. 4th edition.

John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Elliott, Greg. et al.

658.8/Mar

9781780763057

2019

Singapore : A modern history.

I. B. Tauris

Barr, Michael D

959.57/Bar

 

LRC eResources


LRC Print Catalogue

To search for available print titles in the LRC collection, users may use the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

 

Partner University Online Resources

 

LRC eBooks

List of Subscribed Titles

 School of Life and Physical Sciences

eBook Vendor 

Campus Access 

Elsevier

Both campuses LRC 

Taylor & Francis

City Campus LRC 

School of Business and Management

eBook Vendor 

Campus Access 

Cambridge University Press

Both campuses LRC 

Oxford University Press

Both campuses LRC 

Pearson Bookshelf Online

Both campuses LRC 

Taylor & Francis

City Campus LRC 

School of Engineering and Technology

eBook Vendor 

Campus Access 

Pearson Bookshelf Online

Both campuses LRC 


Learning For Life: Stories That Inspire by Joachim Sim

 

LRC ePeriodicals

Students may access electronic and print copies at both campuses:

 

Students may access electronic copies at both campuses and print copies at City Campus LRC:

 

LRC eNewspapers

Students may access electronic copies at both campuses and print copies at City Campus LRC:

 

LRC eWorkshops

Virtual workshops are available for students through Moodle, including popular courses such as:

  • Be Heard : Presentation Techniques for the Classroom and Beyond
  • Express Yourself : Essential Report and Essay Skills
  • Source It : How to Master Effective Referencing Skills

Free Resources


Books, Websites, Databases and OER: These resources are available either in the public domain or under Creative Commons license.

 

Business & Management

 

  • Bloomberg Business: Bloomberg Business provides business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News.

 

  • FinanceAsia: Asia's authoritative source for finance, investment banking, economic and capital markets news.

 

 

  • International Financial Statistics: For data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, interest rates, international transactions, and government accounts. Data is updated monthly.

 

  • Lyryx Open Textbooks: Lyryx offers high-quality open textbooks in the fields of accounting, mathematics, and economics. They also have optional added (paid) resources such as homeworks and quizzes to accompany the open textbooks.

 

  • Singapore Exchange (SGX): The website of the Singapore Exchange provides access to Annual Reports, Financial Reports, Prospectus and IPOs of Singapore Companies.

 

  • SingStat Table Builder: The SingStat Table Builder contains statistical data series on the Singapore economy and population that users may select to build customised data tables. You can export these tables in different file formats or plot graphs and charts.

 

  • Statistics Singapore: Provides statistics on the Singapore economy and population that is prepared by the Singapore Department of Statistics.

 

  • World Bank Data: Open access to World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, and Global Economic Monitor. Includes databases on education, gender, and business.

 

Computer Science

 

 

  • Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity (ECCC): an electronic archive of research papers in computational complexity theory, a branch of computer science. Papers submitted to ECCC are screened by a board of experts, who review the submissions to ensure that they are on-topic, novel, interesting, and written according to the standards of the field.

 

  • Journal Of Machine Learning Research: Provides an international forum for the electronic and paper publication of high-quality scholarly articles in all areas of machine learning. All published papers are freely available online and are reviewed rigorously before being accepted.

 

  • PeerJ Computer Science: An open access journal covering all subject areas in computer science, with the backing of a prestigious advisory board and more than 300 academic editors.

 

 

  • Springer Open: Spanning networks and communications to security and cryptology to big data, complexity, and analytics, SpringerOpen and BMC publish one of the leading open access portfolios in computer science.

 

 

Engineering

 

  • AllDatasheet: Provides a search engine to find online electronic component datasheets by part name and description.

 

  • CML Microcircuits Product Information: Locate and obtain information on CML's semiconductor products. Full-text datasheets, technical specifications and product descriptions can also be freely downloaded.

 

  • Datasheets.com: Resource to identify and locate over 185 Million Electronic Parts. Keep track of hundreds of new electronic products released by the top electronic part manufacturers in the industry. You can reference detailed parametrical comparisons of electronic parts. Create a free personal registration id to access this resource.

 

  • EEM.com: A comprehensive, online resource of electronics components for engineers and purchasing professionals.

 

  • element14: Allows search by product name, part number and manufacturer's name.

 

  • ON Semiconductor: A search engine to access free datasheets and application notes. It also has a cross reference search engine search for alternative components.

 

  • Hardware Book: Internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions.

 

  • Maxim integrated: Contains information on Maxim technical articles, manual guides, application notes and datasheets.

 

  • ST Microelectronics Technical Literature: Contains full-text and updated information such as Application Notes, Data Briefing, Datasheets, Packaging Information, Programming Manuals, Quality & Reliability, Cross Reference Guides, User Manuals.

 

General (Covers various aspects)

 

  • arXiv.org: Full-text articles in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

 

  • Channel News Asia Online: Comprehensive news coverage of Asia-Pacific with special reports from Channel News Asia's foreign correspondents and regional news sources. Coverage: present day plus the past 7 days archive.

 

  • CNN Asia: Find the latest breaking news and information on Asian top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

 

  • Cogprints: Access to articles in Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics and many areas of Computer Science (artificial intelligence, robotics, vison, learning, speech, neural networks etc), Biology (ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory etc), Medicine (Psychiatry, Neurology, human genetics, Imaging etc), as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

 

  • Data.gov.sg: Contains over 5000 datasets from 50 Singapore government ministries and agencies.

 

  • Digital Media Repository by Ball State University: Provides online access to a variety of primary source materials including photographs, oral history interviews, artwork, video and film footage, cartographic resources, architectural drawings, publications, and 3-dimensional objects.

 

  • DOAJ (Open Access): Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
    DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

 

  • Google Scholar: Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. The Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online academic journals and books, conference papers, theses and dissertations, preprints, abstracts, technical reports, and other scholarly literature, including court opinions and patents.

 

  • Highwire Press (Open Access): Division of the Stanford University Libraries providing access to citations from peer-reviewed journals and scholarly content. Also provides full-text articles from select journals.

 

  

  • MagPortal: Access to full-text articles in the fields of Business, Management, Health Science, Engineering, Science & Technology.

 

 

  • OER Commons: OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Various courses, guides, books and lectures covering many various subjects for levels from primary to post-secondary are available for public access and viewing.

 

  • OpenStax: High-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are free online.

 

  • Open Textbook Library: Textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organisation.

 

  • Patentscope (WIPO): Searches patent documents worldwide covering countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, US and others.

 

  • Project Gutenberg: Offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

 

  

  • The New Paper Online: Access to The New Paper Online. Coverage: present day plus the past 7 days archive.

 

  • Today Online: Singapore’s second most-read newspaper, TODAY offers quality content in a convenient, compact format.

 

  • WikiBooks: A wiki-based Wikimedia project hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation for the creation of free content e-book textbooks and annotated texts that anyone can edit.

  

Life Sciences

 

  • American Society For Microbiology: Access to citations from peer-reviewed journals and scholarly content ranging from environmental, ecological sciences, biotech as well as life sciences. Also provides full-text articles from select journals.

 

  • BioMed Central: Access to open access, online, peer-reviewed journals in Life Sciences, Medicine, Psychology.

 

  • Entrez: A Life Science Search Engine that searches across various databases by NCBI such as PubMed Central, Nucleotides database, Taxonomy database, Gene database etc. The Bookshelf collection provides free access to books and documents on life science and healthcare.

 

  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - OMIM: OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.

 

 Images, audio and visual

 

  • Audacity (music editing software): A free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. It is an open source software for recording and editing sounds.

 

  • Creativity103.com: This site provides access to some very interesting CC-licensed background images. 

 

  • Creative Commons: An international non-profit organisation that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally. Search here for free images, text, music, or audio-visual resources to use in your own work.

 

  • Freeplay Music: Search for thousands of free and royalty-free music clips to be used as background music. Subjected to copyright. Please refer to the Terms of Use.

 

  • Openphoto.net: Digital photography consisting of pictures of animals, nature, landscape, architecture, still life, and technology.

 

 

  • Pexels: Over 10,000 free stock photos. All images available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Attribution is not required.

 

  •  Photographic Libraries: Provides access to Stock Images from the leading stock photo libraries; Archive Collections, international collections of historic & social importance; Free Photos, clip art collections & Illustrations.

 

  • Pics4learning: A free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.

 

  • Pixabay: Over 390,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations in the public domain.

 

  • Teacher Tube: A video sharing website designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups and blogs.

 

  

  • YouTube Audio Library: Covers free royalty free music, ad-supported music and free sound effects. Click here for information on the copyright use of these music.

 

Attribution Guide

General Information


Services

Membership

Current students may use their PSB Academy Student Card to borrow Learning Resources Centre materials:

Item

Loan Limit

Duration

Books

3

14 days

Short-Term Loan

(3 Days)

1

3 days

Members need to report damaged books before borrowing. Returned items which are damaged will need to be paid by the borrower.
Members may only borrow one copy at a time of a book with the same title, author and edition.

 

Renewals

Members may renew twice per book, subject to non-reservation by other members. Renewal requests can only be done one week before the due date at the counter or via email to LearningRC@psb-academy.edu.sg
Quote your PSB student ID, book title/barcode number (e.g. B000XXXX) and full name in your email. The renewal loan period will be 7 days.

Reservation

Members may reserve materials already on loan. Each member may reserve up to two materials at any one time, and may do so at the counter or via email.
Members will be notified once materials are ready for collection. The reserved items will be held for 5 working days before releasing for other members' usage. Members need to collect these at the counter.

 

Recall

If loan items are recalled, members should return them within 7 working days from the day of notification. Loan privileges may be suspended if recalled items are not returned in a timely manner.

 

Return

Members should return borrowed materials via the book drop or at the counter. Overdue items should be returned at the counter.

 

Overdue Fines

Members will need to pay fines in full before the next transaction. Loan privileges will be suspended till all fines are paid in full. Payment of fines can be done at the counter:

Item

Overdue Fines

Books

S$0.60 per day per item after the due date

(maximum fines of S$50.00 per item)

Short-Term Loan

(3 Days)

S$1.00 per day per item after the due date

(maximum fines of S$50.00 per item)

 

Payment of Lost Items

Members will need to pay for lost items. The fines chargeable will be from:

  • Due date to the date the item is reported lost; or
  • Due date to the date the item is returned (if it is subsequently found).

Item

Payment of Lost Items

Books

Fines + S$25.00 per item (book) + cost of book

 

Modes Of Payment

Payment of overdue fines can be made through cash at the counter, PayNow, and Interbank Transfer.

Modes of Payment (LRC) 

Rules And Regulations

  1. Members must produce their PSB Academy Student Card when using the Learning Resources Centre’s facilities and services, or when requested by the Learning Resources Centre Staff. 

  2. The PSB Academy Student Card is non-transferable. 

  3. Mutilation and theft of Learning Resources Centre materials are offences are punishable by law. Appropriate action will be taken against such offenders. Disciplinary action may also be taken to student, members and staff found committing such offence. 

  4. Consumption of Food and Drink, other than bottled mineral water is NOT ALLOWED in the Learning Resources Centre. 

  5. There shall be NO SMOKING in the Learning Resources Centre. Appropriate action will be taken against offenders. 

  6. No playing of games e.g. Cards, online games, board games, etc in the Learning Resources Centre. 

  7. Laptops provided within the LRC premises are for research and education purposes only. 

  8. Loud conversation or other disturbance is forbidden in the Learning Resources Centre. 

  9. Mobile phones should be switched to vibration mode whenever in the Learning Resources Centre. Members are to answer the phone outside the Learning Resources Centre. 

  10. Learning Resources Centre staff has the right to ask any person to leave the Learning Resources Centre if he/she does not comply with the PSB Academy Learning Resources Centre Rules and Regulations. 

  11. Learning Resources Centre staff has the right to ask members to show all books and personal belongings at the exit if deemed required. 

  12. The Learning Resources Centre will not be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings. Learning Resources Centre staff has the right to remove any item or personal belongings left in the Learning Resources Centre premises if deemed necessary. 

  13. All outstanding fines and overdue items must be paid or returned to the Learning Resources Centre by the stipulated date. 

  14. Overdue notice(s) sent by Learning Resources Centre only act as a reminder to members on the overdue items. 

  15. Members will still need to pay the Learning Resources Centre fines for non-receipt of overdue notice(s) sent. 

  16. The Academy reserves the right to amend or change the Learning Resources Centre Rules and Regulations and conditions of membership, without prior notice or explanation. 

Copyright Guidelines


What is copyright?

 

Copyright arises immediately upon creation. When an original work is expressed in the form of literature, music, computer programs, photos and paintings among others (“work” or “works”), copyright protection is provided. The Copyright symbol, “©”, is a notice by the owner that copyright exists. The absence of the symbol does not mean that the copyright owner has waived his rights.

 

Generally, the original author of the work (person who created the work) owns the copyright to the work. Under the Singapore Copyright Act (Cap. 63, 2006 Rev Ed) (the “Act”), a copyright owner has the exclusive right to do, or authorise others to do certain acts in relation to a work. A copyright owner has the right to publish, reproduce, communicate it to the public, perform it in pubic, or make an adaptation the work (collectively, “Exclusive Rights”). These different Exclusive Rights form the bundle of rights that we call copyright and they allow the owner to control the commercial exploitation of the work.

 

What is copyright infringement?

 

Copyright infringement occurs when a copyright owner’s Exclusive Rights are violated. A person will be held to infringe the copyright of the owner when he/she copies, distributes or communicates all or a substantial amount of the copyrighted work. This can be avoided by acquiring the consent or a license from the copyright owner to use the copyrighted work.

 

Simple examples of copyright infringement: 

  • Using copyrighted images taken off the internet for a poster to promote a school event without permission.
  • Making unauthorised copies of various textbooks and assembling them as “course packs”.
  • Uploading an entire e-book that was bought for personal use online to share it with students.

 

The Act allows a person to copy a “reasonable portion” of the work (not substantial) and this generally means 10% or 1 chapter when it comes to hardcopy books and 10% of the bytes or 10% of the number of words or 10% of the contents if in soft copy (electronic format). To avoid copyright infringement, everyone should keep to the limits allowed for copying or Fair Dealing guidelines under the Act.

 

Infringement of someone else’s copyright can be the subject of criminal proceedings. This might occur if the infringement was willful, significant and if the infringement was committed to obtain a commercial advantage.

 

Fair Dealing

 

In an educational setting, fair dealing allows copyrighted material to be copied under specific cases under the Act, and whether it is considered fair dealing will depend on the following factors:

  • Purpose and character of the dealing, including whether such dealing is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;
  • Nature of the work or adaptation;
  • Amount copied, relative to the whole work;
  • Effect of the dealing upon the potential market for the work, and effect upon its value; and
  • The possibility of obtaining the work or adaptation within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

 

Fair dealing can be used for: 

  • The purpose of research and study;
  • The purpose of criticism or review;
  • The reporting of current events; or
  • The purpose of judicial proceedings or professional advice.

 

Usage of open resources or any type of material from the internet

 

It is not wise to assume that all material available on the internet is free from copyright. Usage of any material found on the web still falls under the fair dealing guidelines under the Act. Please check the Terms and Conditions on the website first from where you are taking the material from, and act accordingly before reusing or copying the content.

 

License Agreement

 

All usage of resources (electronic and hardcopy) under PSB Academy is governed by a license agreement negotiated between Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore (“CLASS”), PSB Academy and various publishers and vendors. These agreements allow staff and students to access resources for non-commercial, educational and research purposes only. These agreements are legal binding contracts. It also protects all intellectual property owned by PSB Academy.

 

FAQs on Copyright

 

How much can I copy?

 

Print material:

 

With reference to fair dealing guidelines and the license agreement by CLASS, you can copy up to 10% of a work or one chapter (whichever is the greater) of anything in print. You can also copy one whole article (e.g. from a journal, newspaper or magazine) or more than one article if it relates to the same subject matter. Copying anything more than the allowed limits require you to seek permission from the copyright owner or CLASS.

 

Audio and video from CD/DVD:

 

You can use only up to 10% of a sound recording or video footage.

 

Internet content:

 

All content found online in any form may be shared or copied (within fair dealing guidelines) if they fall within these conditions:

  • The content is not found illegally and must be legitimately posted;
  • The Terms and Conditions of the site clearly allow for such use;
  • The source must be cited by attributing it to the author or creator as well as the URL; and
  • There is no restricted access or protected by password.

It is important to note that one must never assume that anything free is legal when it comes to internet content.

 

I am not copying for profit. Will I still be infringing copyright?

 

Even if you are copying strictly for personal use, you will still be infringing copyright if you exceed the limits of fair dealing.

 

Is scanning considered copying?

 

As long the work is reproduced regardless of the format, it is considered as copying. Scanning a book or digitising it or taking photos of chapters and saving it to a computer is still copying. Bear in mind that reproducing it into another format does not protect you from infringement.