Help Guide for ACS Publications Database


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Help Guide for ACS Publications Database

  1. 1. Advanced Search Unique Search Features The Advanced Search option is another  When searching in Advanced Search, you can enable stemming by checking U. Grant Miller way to search the database. Click on the “Advanced Search” button the box next to “Enable stemming.” Library located in the upper right corner of the yellow Basic Search box. Help Guide Flash Sessions  Stemming lets you include root terms in Advanced Search lets you narrow down your your search. For example, with stemming search with a variety of search criteria. enabled, the database will take a search There are search bars for keywords located for “nanotubes” and also return results anywhere in the content of the database, that include the keywords “nanotube,” title, author, abstract, and figure/table “nanoscience,” “nanoscale,” etc. captions.  Stemming gives you a broader range of You can narrow the content by checking results. boxes for any number of journals or subject sections. Just click on the “Modify Selection” button under “Content Type.”  You can also choose to search only articles within “Articles ASAP” and “Just ACS  Accepted Manuscripts.” Simply check the box next to “Search Publications only Articles ASAP…” under Date Range. ACS Publications is a database of full-  Articles ASAP are articles “as soon as pub- text articles from lishable.” These articles are edited and pub- lished online ahead of the print versions. scientific journals .  Just Accepted manuscripts have been ac- cepted for publication and posted online prior to editing and formatting.  Checking this box returns the most recent results. You can also limit your search by date range (down to the month) and select  Need more help with your search? On the Washington & Jefferson College either web or print publication date. Advanced Search page are a number of search tips , like using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) or wildcards (?, *).
  2. 2. What is ACS Publications? Searching the Database ACS Publications gives students access  A Basic Search box is in the top right corner to over 40 peer-reviewed journals of every page. published by the American Chemical  This box gives you four options for searching: Search, Citation, DOI, and Society. What journals are offered? Subject Search. These journals cover a wide variety of scientific topics: physical chemistry,  To see the complete list, click on the  In the Search tab, you can select biochemistry, environmental science, “Publications A-Z” tab at the top of the organic chemistry, and more. Anywhere, Title, Author, or Abstract from page. the pull-down menu. No need for Inter-Library Loan! The majority of the articles in this database are provided in full-text. How do I get to ACS Publications?  The A-Z list is arranged alphabetically by  The Citation tab lets you search by Start from the library’s website: title. Journal or Book Series, Volume, and  Click on the journal title to find out more Page. Click on “Databases” in the gray box or to search within that particular journal. labeled “Quick Links” Browsing within a Specific Journal  You can browse by issue by choosing a decade, volume, and issue.  The DOI is the Digital Object Identifier that is given to items stored in online databases (like an ID number). Use this option if you know exactly which article you want to view. Click on the title “American Chemical Society Publications” (it’s the second link from the top) The database opens on the Advanced  Subject Search lets you choose a Search page  You can also browse by article and subject from five main topic divisions: choose from the following tabs: Just Applied; Biochemistry; Macromolecular; Accepted, Articles ASAP (published Organic; and Physical, Inorganic, and online before in print), Current Issue, Most Analytical. Read, and Most Cited.