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?



 

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


These resources are available either in the public domain or under Creative Commons license:

 

Books and OER

  • 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.
  • Smartcopying - Open Education Resources (OER) and Creative Commons: Provides access to OER materials, open textbooks, interactive simulations, complete courses and more.
  • 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.
  • OpenStax: High-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are free online.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Images, audio and visual

  • Pexels: Over 10,000 free stock photos. All images available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Attribution is not required.
  • Wikipedia Public Domain Images: List of public domain image sources on the web.
  • Pixabay: Over 390,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations in the public domain.
  • Creativity103.com: This site provides access to some very interesting CC-licensed background images. 
  • OpenClipArt.org: This site provides access to tens of thousands of images that are free to use under a Creative Commons Public Domain license.
  • 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.

 

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 NRIC/FIN no. 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.