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FAQs


 Access to NewsLink

NewsLink covers a wide range of archived newspapers under SPH group: The Straits Times (Including Digital Life, Mind Your Body, Urban, Little Red Dot and IN), The Straits Times Education Programme, The Sunday Times, The Business Times, The Business Times Weekend, The New Paper, The New Paper on Sunday, Tabla, Berita Harian (including Gen G/I-Cube), Berita Minggu (Malay), Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Zaobao Sunday, My Paper (Chinese and English), Shin Min Daily News, Lianhe Wanbao, Friday Weekly (Chinese), Thumbs Up (Chinese) & Thumbs Up Junior (Chinese).

The English archive goes back to July 1989 while the Chinese archive starts from January 1994. The archived news has a time delay in uploading of up to 3 calendar days.

You may access Newslink via the steps below. Newslink is available worldwide but you will have to login to the intranet to access the database.

Please note that access to NewsLink is strictly confined to ISEAS research staff. Please also note that concurrent excessive downloading/accessing of articles may cause our access to be temporarily suspended.
 
Step 1. To access Newslink you will need to login to the staff intranet. The intranet link is also available on the ISEAS homepage. You will need to request for your password to be sent to you if you have forgotten it.
 
Step 2. After logging into the intranet, hover over the Library label in the menu and click on the NewsLink hyperlink.
 
Step 3. Click on the "Access Newslink" button to open the database
 
Please contact the ISEAS Library at libcir@iseas.edu.sg if you encounter any problems accessing the database.
 


Building Your Own Booklist in SEALion

To be able to refer to some library titles frequently, building your own booklist in SEALion makes this task easier and faster. 

Steps 1. Go to the online catalogue SEALion. Login to iLink (library user account) at the top right of the screen.

Steps 2. Click on “Permanent Lists” to create your own list. In the New List box, type the name you want to assign to the new list, and click Add List.

Steps 3. Start a search to find titles.

Steps 4. Click +My List for the items to include in the list.  Marked items can be unmarked by clicking -My List.

Steps 5. When you are done with the final title, click Permanent Lists.

Steps 6. You can remove some of the items in your booklist by selecting the check box by the titles to be removed and clicking Remove Checked Titles. To clear the list, click Remove All Titles.

Steps 7. You can choose the AllBrief, or Full View of Records to specify the level of detail to display for each record in the list.

Steps 8. From the permanent list page, you can choose to view the list online, print the list, or e-mail the list to an address you specify.


Photocopying of Library Materials

Library users are allowed to photocopy published materials found in ISEAS Library in accordance with the Singapore Copyright Act. For unpublished materials, such as private papers, conference documents and academic papers/thesis, the citation and copying of such materials  (including digital scanning and capturing) is subject to the respective deposit agreements.


Redirecting Info Alerts from Junk Mail to Inbox

The info alert issues provided by ISEAS Library are currently collated and delivered using a 3rd party software known as Constant Contact via their email platform. As your email provider may not recognise this email, the Info Alert may have been automatically redirected to your junk mail folder. To address the issue and to reduce such occurrences, you could follow the steps outlined below:

Gmail
MSN
Outlook (formerly Hotmail)
Outlook 2003, 2007 and Express
Outlook 2010 and 2013 (ISEAS email)
Yahoo

Gmail
Step1. Select the Contacts option from the drop down menu on the left.
Step 2. Select the create contact option that is represented by a person and plus icon.
Step 3. Key in @constantcontact.com into the pop-up window and click Add.
Step 4. Repeat step 4 for @iseas-edu.ccsend.com

MSN
Step 1. Select the settings Email|Junk email from the bottom left corner.
Step 2. From the Email settings screen, select Junk E-mail Guard.
Step 3. Key in @constantcontact.com and click Add.
Step 4. Repeat step 3 for @iseas-edu.ccsend.com

Outlook (Formerly Hotmail)
Step 1. Select the rotating wheel icon followed by Options.
Step 2. Under Preventing Junk Mail, select Saved and blocked senders.
Step 3. Select Safe senders.
Step 4. Key in @constantcontact.com and click Add to list.
Step 5. Repeat step 4 for @iseas-edu.ccsend.com

Outlook 2003, 2007 and Express
Step 1. Open any Info Alert email sent from Constant Contact.
Step 2. In the toolbar options at the top, click Safe Lists.
Step 3. Select Add Sender’s Domain and key in @constantcontact.com to the Safe Senders List.
Step 4. Click OK.
Step 5. Repeat steps 3-4 for @iseas-edu.ccsend.com

Outlook and 2010 and 2013 (ISEAS email is using this edition)|
Step 1. Select the Home option followed by Junk.
Step 2. Select Junk email options followed by Safe senders.
Step 3. Click Add, key in @constantcontact.com and click OK.
Step 4. Repeat step 4 for @iseas-edu.ccsend.com

Yahoo
Step 1. Click the address book icon and select New Contact.
Step 2. Key in @constantcontact.com and click Save.
Step 3. Repeat steps 1-2 for @iseas-edu.ccsend.com


 Renewal of Loans

Renewal of loans can now be made online at the comfort of your own home or office, 24 hours a day via the SEALion (Southeast Asian Library Integrated Online) Catalogue.

To renew your loans, please follow the following steps:

Step 1. Go to My Account.

Step 2. Click on Renew my materials.

Step 3. Enter your User ID and PIN and click List Charged Items.

 
Step 4. You may choose items to renew by selecting the book(s) using the checkbox(es) or use the Renew all option to renew all books (see circled in red) and click Renew Selected Items.
 
 
Please contact the ISEAS Library at libcir@iseas.edu.sg if you encounter any problems accessing the database.
 

Use of Library Facilities 

  • Food and Drinks

There are water dispenser for users on each floor of the Library. Food and soft drinks are not permitted in the reading area of the Library as any accidental spillage could attract insects, including ants, that may harm the collections.

  • Handling original documents/photographs in the Library

The Library seeks users’ cooperation to wear lint-free cotton or latex gloves when handling original documents (including private papers) and photographs/colour slides. This is to prevent fingerprints, body oil from fingers, nail polish, residual chemicals from hand cream, sweat, etc from being transferred onto the materials while handling them with one's bare hands. Paper-based materials are sensitive to such materials as these materials can cause physical deterioration to the fabric structure and inks on the paper. Although these contaminants may not be visible on paper, their presence could be illustrated by the photograph below taken on an iPad.