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Chem 496 2 2 09 Session 1

  1. 1. Introduction to the Chemical Literature and Library Research Session 1: CHEM 496 February 2, 2009 Elizabeth Brown [email_address] (607)777-4882 LN-2303
  2. 2. How are Journals and Magazines Different? <ul><li>Scholarly Journals, Peer-reviewed Journals, Research Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed by scientists and researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles have been selected and published from submissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Journals, Magazines, Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>NOT peer –reviewed. </li></ul><ul><li>Submissions are accepted and corrected grammatically. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific content of the article is not evaluated. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chemical and Scientific Literature <ul><li>Primary Literature : original research results and data. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles, dissertations, patents, research reports, journal article supplementary material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Research @ BU </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Secondary Literature <ul><li>Analyzed, summarized, synthesized data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexes and abstracts of the scientific literature – Scifinder Scholar, INSPEC, Web of Science </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tertiary Literature <ul><li>Collections of previously published material, data, and ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks, Review articles, Handbooks, Encyclopedias </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How Are Scientific Papers Published? <ul><li>Scholarly articles go through the peer review process : </li></ul><ul><li>Articles submitted to a journal </li></ul><ul><li>Several Referees read submissions, judge quality of the manuscript </li></ul><ul><li>Submission outcomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rejection – not publishable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepted with changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepted without changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acceptance of a paper can be very selective or non-selective </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prestigious Journals in Chemistry – Some Examples
  8. 8. Types of Research Articles - Letters <ul><li>Letter (or Communication) (1-2 pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Short article on a new research discovery or breakthrough </li></ul><ul><li>Usually a single experiment or idea is discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the letter discusses the importance of the results shown </li></ul>
  9. 9. Types of Research Articles – Journal Articles <ul><li>Journal Article (or Article) (5-20 pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Medium-length summary of a series of research experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Most common-type of peer-review publication </li></ul><ul><li>Usually written within one research group, but frequently collaborators in different labs and departments work together </li></ul>
  10. 10. Types of Journal Articles – Review Articles <ul><li>Review Article </li></ul><ul><li>Long review of developments in a general research field, usually 100 pages or more. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually written by one author, someone well known and respected in that field. </li></ul><ul><li>Will have many references to previous journal literature articles (over 100 references total.) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Locating Print Journals in the Libraries <ul><li>Search infoLINK Library catalog for journal titles </li></ul><ul><li>Most pre-1990 print journals are in the Library Annex </li></ul><ul><li>Request Annex items online </li></ul><ul><li>ILLiad Interlibrary Loan for items not in infoLINK </li></ul>
  12. 12. How do I find Journal Articles? <ul><li>Scifinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes chemical research </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles, conference proceedings papers, and patents </li></ul><ul><li>Over 28 million documents from over 10,000 chemistry sources </li></ul><ul><li>1907 - present </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Biochemistry, Materials Science </li></ul><ul><li>Published by Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Using Scifinder Scholar <ul><li>Databases: </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Abstracts – chemistry literature </li></ul><ul><li>Medline – medical literature </li></ul><ul><li>CAS Registry : 33 million organic and inorganic substances, 50 million genetic sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Casreact: 14 million single and multi-step reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Chemcats: catalogs of commercially available chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Chemlist: chemical regulations </li></ul>
  14. 14. Scifinder Searching <ul><li>Search by Topic, Author Name, Chemical Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing Results </li></ul><ul><li>Printing and Saving Results </li></ul>
  15. 15. I. Explore by Research Topic <ul><li>Select Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Select Research Topic </li></ul>
  16. 17. Topic Candidates
  17. 19. II. Analyze Results
  18. 20. Analyze Results
  19. 21. III. Explore by Author Name
  20. 22. IV. Explore by Chemical Structure
  21. 23. Explore by Chemical Structure
  22. 25. Citing the Chemical Literature <ul><li>Coghill, Anne M. and Lorrin R. Garson, The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information , 3 rd ed., ACS Publications, 2006 Science Library Reserves QD8.5 .A25 2006 </li></ul>
  23. 26. Web of Science <ul><li>1983-present </li></ul><ul><li>8,600+ journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical and Life Sciences 6,100 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social sciences 1,790 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts & humanities 1,125 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contains journal articles, conference proceedings, book and product reviews </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>
  24. 27. 2004 Cited References 2000 1998 2001 1993 2003 Times Cited Related Records 2003 2004 1999 2002 1994 2004  Citing  From just a single record within the Web of Science, expand your search by simply following the links designed to drive discovery. … moving Backward in time via Cited References , Forward in time via Times Cited , and through Related Records .
  25. 28. Google Scholar <ul><li>Search across all areas of research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theses and Dissertations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal Article abstracts and articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>academic publishers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>professional societies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>commercial publishers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preprint repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities, Scholarly organizations, websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Author name– in quotes </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lewis GN” or “JH Smith” </li></ul><ul><li>Article title – in quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Articles link </li></ul><ul><li>Related Articles link </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 30. <ul><li>Search Results </li></ul>
  28. 31. <ul><li>1.Title – Links to the article abstract or when available the complete article. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Cited By – Identifies other papers that have cited articles in the group. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Related Articles – Finds similar papers. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Library Links (online) – Locates an electronic version of the work through your affiliated library's resources . These links appear automatically if you're on campus. </li></ul><ul><li>5.Library Links (offline) – Locates libraries which have a physical copy of the work. </li></ul><ul><li>6.Group of – Finds other articles included in this group of scholarly works, possibly preliminary, which you may be able to access. Examples include preprints, abstracts, conference papers or other adaptations. </li></ul><ul><li>7.Web Search – Searches for information about this work on Google. </li></ul><ul><li>8.BL Direct – Purchase the full text of the article through the British Library. Google receives no compensation from this service. </li></ul>