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    • Chemical Literature Searching and Library Research
      CHEM 496September 9, 2009
      Elizabeth Brown
    • How are Journals and Magazines Different?
      Scholarly Journals, Peer-reviewed Journals, Research Journals
      Peer-reviewed by scientists and researchers.
      Articles have been selected and published from submissions.
      Popular Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
      NOT peer –reviewed.
      Submissions are accepted and corrected grammatically.
      Scientific content of the article is not evaluated.
    • Chemical and Scientific Literature
      Primary Literature: original research results and data.
      Journal articles, dissertations, patents, research reports, journal article supplementary material
      Current Research @ BU
    • Secondary Literature
      Analyzed, summarized, synthesized data
      Indexes and abstracts of the scientific literature – Scifinder Scholar, INSPEC, Web of Science
    • Tertiary Literature
      Collections of previously published material, data, and ideas
      Textbooks, Review articles, Handbooks, Encyclopedias
    • How Are Scientific Papers Published?
      Scholarly articles go through the peer review process:
      Articles submitted to a journal
      Several Referees read submissions, judge quality of the manuscript
      Submission outcomes:
      Rejection – not publishable
      Accepted with changes
      Accepted without changes
      Acceptance of a paper can be very selective or non-selective
    • Types of Research Articles - Letters
      Letter (or Communication) (1-2 pages)
      Short article on a new research discovery or breakthrough
      Usually a single experiment or idea is discussed
      Part of the letter discusses the importance of the results shown
    • Types of Research Articles – Journal Articles
      Journal Article (or Article) (5-20 pages)
      Medium-length summary of a series of research experiments
      Most common-type of peer-review publication
      Usually written within one research group, but frequently collaborators in different labs and departments work together
    • Types of Journal Articles – Review Articles
      Review Article
      Long review of developments in a general research field, usually 100 pages or more.
      Usually written by one author, someone well known and respected in that field.
      Will have many references to previous journal literature articles (over 100 references total.)
    • How do I find Journal Articles?
      Scifinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts Online)
      Journal articles, conference proceedings papers, and patents
      Over 28 million documents from over 10,000 chemistry sources
      1907 - present
      Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Biochemistry, Materials Science
      Published by Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
    • Using Scifinder Scholar
      Chemical Abstracts – chemistry literature
      Medline – medical literature
      CAS Registry: 33 million organic and inorganic substances, 50 million genetic sequences
      Casreact: 14 million single and multi-step reactions
      Chemcats: catalogs of commercially available chemicals
      Chemlist: chemical regulations
    • Scifinder Searching
      Explore References
      More than 29 million references from more than 10,000 major scientifi c journals as well as books and scientifi c proceedings from the 1800’s to the present
      References to patent and patent families of chemical, biochemical, and engineering interest from 57 patent authorities around the world.
      Daily updates
      More than 200 million citations
      Explore Substances
      Access to the CAS RegistrySM, the largest and most authoritative source of disclosed chemical substance information
      More than 1.6 billion chemical, biological, thermal, and spectral property values
      Explore Reactions
      More than 15 million reactions that provide information on synthetic organic research, including organometallics, total syntheses of natural products, and biotransformation reactions
      Reaction conditions, yields, and catalysts
    • Citation Manager Software
      Add citations
      Organize references for papers
      Create bibliographies
      Insert formatted footnotes, endnotes into documents.
      Multiple citation formats available
    • Tasks in
      Import citations (Google Scholar)
      File and organize references
      Create a Bibliography
    • - get started
      Go to the Libraries’ homepage:
      Select RefWorks
      Create an account
      Begin importing references
    • Adding Records in
      Search Scifinder and Web of Science
      Look for citations on Google Scholar
      Import through link on results screen using Google Scholar