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SMU Libraries

Research Productivity Tools

Learn how to do your research faster and better!

Activities in this Phase

2. Discovery

In this phase, literature searches are conducted and organised in order to define and refine the scope of the research topic. Activities such as searching for paper, getting access to full text, setting alerts to new article, and managing the references are common during this phase. 

Search Tools

Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy
It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that use of these electronic resources is for non-commercial, educational, scholarly and research purposes only. Furthermore, students are obliged to respect copyright and may use course notes and make copies of course materials within copyright limit for their own use only. Learn more from the Copyright Advisory or use the SMU Libraries Copyright Chatbot.

Fulltext Tools

Found an article or report behind a paywall? Here are two research productivity tools that will help you seamlessly access full-text e-resources subscribed by the Libraries through your web browser. Click on the links below to learn more about how they work:

Reference Management Tools

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy