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Chemistry Database Tips for CHEM381 and CHEM324 students. Slides cover the research process, defining a topic and evaluating sources, and a summary of the session's introduction to ChemSpider, Web of …

Chemistry Database Tips for CHEM381 and CHEM324 students. Slides cover the research process, defining a topic and evaluating sources, and a summary of the session's introduction to ChemSpider, Web of Science and SciFinder.

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  • 1. Chemistry Database Tips
    for CHEM381 & CHEM324
    2010
  • 2. Last year we learnt…
    Searching different sources:
    ChemSpider – searching by drawing molecules
    Google Scholar
    PubChem
    SciFinder – one vote for most useful, good layout
    Scopus – one vote for easiest to use
    Altering keywords with different searches
    Referencing/citing
    Using ACS style
    Endnote software can help
  • 3. This week we’ll cover…
    Monday
    Searching and evaluating
    ChemSpider
    Web of Science
    SciFinder(introduction)
    Tuesday
    SciFinder(continued)
    Questions
    Your assignment
  • 4. The Research Process
    Define your topic
    Gather background information
    What information do you need?
    Who would have written about it? Where?
    Find information
    Judge it – is it relevant? reliable?
    – does it point in new directions?
    – is it enough? or do you still need more?
    Write up your results
    Cite all sources!
  • 5. Define
    BTK
    Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki
  • 6. Ambiguity
  • 7. Disambiguation
  • 8. Reference
  • 9. Background
  • 10. More questions
    ?
    How do the varieties differ?
    Is any resistance forming?
    What is the biological mechanism at work?
    Are there any health effects on humans?
  • 11. www.chemspider.com
  • 12. Web of Science
  • 13. SciFinder Scholar
  • 14. SciFinder Web
  • 15. Evaluating Resources
    accurate?
    relevant?
    Is it…
    up-to-date?
    basic/advanced?
  • 16. Other data sources
  • 17. Safety Data Sheets
    Safety Data Sheets
  • 18. Summary
    Different ways to search each database:
    ChemSpider – use keywords or molecule structures
    Web of Science – use keywords
    SciFinder – use phrases (eg “the effect of X on Y”)
    Using SciFinder - explore substances, reactions, etc
    “Get cited” = get the papers this article cited in its bibliography
    “Get citing” = get the papers that cite this article
    Refine searches to find the most relevant information
    Web of Science = “Refine” on the left
    SciFinder = “Analyse” on the right
  • 19. Slides and tips
    http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/chem
  • 20. Chat
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    Contact me
    See you tomorrow!

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