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  • 1. Chemical Literature Searching and Library Research
    Elizabeth Brown
    eabrown25 (twitter, Friendfeed)
    CHEM 496February 1, 2010
  • 2. Outline
    Monday, February 1
    Library Licensed Resources: Scifinder, Web of Science, Crossfire Commander
    Free Online Resources: Wikipedia, Chemspider, Chempedia, Google Scholar
    Class Assignment
    Wednesday, February 3
    Review Class Assignment
    Citation Managers: Refworks, Zotero
  • 3. Literature Types
    Primary Literature: original research results and data. Dissertations, research reports, journal article supplementary material, original data.
    Secondary Literature: Analyzed, summarized, synthesized data. Literature Indexes and databases.
    Tertiary Data: Previously published material, data, and ideas. Textbooks, Review articles, Handbooks, Encyclopedias
  • 4. Types of Research Articles
    Letter (or Communication) (1-2 pages)
    New research discovery or breakthrough
    Usually a single experiment or idea is discussed
    Discusses the importance of the results shown
  • 5. Types of Research Articles
    Journal Article(5-20 pages)
    Summary of a series of research experiments
    Most common peer-review publication
    Written within one research group, or with collaborators in different labs, departments, or universities
  • 6. Types of Journal Articles
    Review Article
    Developments in an area of research
    Usually over 100 pages.
    Usually written by respectedauthor(s) in that field.
    Many references to journal literature articles (over 200).
  • 7. Licensed Library Content
    Chemistry Library Databases:
    Scifinder Scholar on the Web:
    Web of Science (Web of Knowledge):
    Crossfire Commander (client software):
  • 8. Free Online Resources
    Wikipedia Chemistry Portal
    Google Scholar:
  • 9. Chemistry Library Databases
  • 10. Scifinder Scholar on the Web
  • 11. ScifinderScholar
    Explore References
    29 million references
    10,000 major scientific journals, books, proceedings
    1800’s to the present
    References to patent and patent families from 57 patent authorities worldwide.
    200 million citations
    Explore Substances
    CAS RegistrySM, the largest source of chemical substance information
    More than 1.6 billion chemical, biological, thermal, and spectral property values
    Explore Reactions
    15 million reactions on organometallics, total syntheses of natural products, and biotransformation reactions
    Reaction conditions, yields, and catalysts
  • 12. Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
  • 13. Crossfire Commander (MDL, Symyx, Reaxsys)
  • 14. Wikipedia Chemistry Portal
  • 15. Chemspider
  • 16. Chempedia
  • 17. Google Scholar
  • 18. Class Assignment
    1. What Binghamton University Chemistry Department author has the most articles (or records, or results) in
    Scifinder Scholar
    Web of Science
    Google Scholar
     2. How many articles were published by Professor CJ Zhong at Binghamton University in 2009 using
     Scifinder Scholar
    Web of Science
    Google Scholar 
    3. What is the most cited paper in the Binghamton University Chemistry Department using
    Scifinder Scholar
    Web of Science
    Google Scholar