Web of Knowledge for the Biological Sciences

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Learn how to use the Web of Knowledge databases for research in the biological sciences at Evans Library.

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  • Web of Knowledge for the Biological Sciences

    1. 1. John H. Evans Library & Learning Commons W EB OF K NOWLEDGE FOR THE B IOLOGICAL S CIENCES
    2. 2. http://lib.fit.eduResearch Guides collect themost usefuldatabases, referencematerials, Internet sites, andother tools for your field ofstudy in one convenientresource.
    3. 3. Each disciplinecontains bothgeneral andcourse-specificguides
    4. 4. These are the Library’s bestresources for biologicalsciences students, organizedby type.
    5. 5. Use the Articles &Databases tab to findjournal articles aboutyour topic. BIOSIS Previews, from Web of Knowledge, provides bibliographic records in the life sciences from journals, meetings, pate nts, and books from 1979 to the present.
    6. 6. Log in with TRACKS.
    7. 7. Read about scopeand searchstrategies in theHelp menu.
    8. 8. Click search rulesfor searchstrategies.
    9. 9. Click the links tolearn more aboutthe strategies.
    10. 10. Click Index to findthe scope.
    11. 11. Biological Abstractsdatabase tells you aboutscope.
    12. 12. READ ALL THE SCREEN!
    13. 13. Advanced Search Major Concepts are controlled vocabulary.
    14. 14. Basic Search Current Limits
    15. 15. Many results – refine byconcept, documenttype, date, etc. 360 LINK Check for full text.
    16. 16. Mark the records that youare interested in and clickRefWorks to import to youraccount.
    17. 17. You may need to allowpopups in yourbrowser, and then clickReturn to export again.
    18. 18. Log in with youraccount information.
    19. 19. BI OSI S PR EVI EW SRemember to checkyour references!
    20. 20. Thank you!For more information, pleasecontact me:petraliar@fit.eduEvans Library 309

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