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10 tips for the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, UC Berkeley, 2011 - 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. tipsVisit the Library Find chemical property data and spectraFind journal articles Borrow from an external libraryUse e-resources from home Get “free” softwareFind books Find guides for graduate lifeFind reactions, syntheses, and protocols Save and earn money
  • 2. Visit the libraryWe have more than just books24-hour quiet studyfor graduate studentsCal 1 Card forafter-hours entry Seminar rooms reservations Carol Maharathi carolmah@berkeley.edu Photocopier Scanner College of Chemistry service 5¢ per page
  • 3. Visit the library Ask for help with navigating our spectrum of information resources Much more Chemistry Library website The UC Berkeley Library website
  • 4. Find journal articleswhen you have the publication details already(e.g., journal name, article title, volume, issue, page) for an electronic copy for a print copy search e-journal titles A to Z search OskiCat (by journal name)
  • 5. Find journal articleson a topic by searching databases ChemicalGeneral Chemistry engineeringscience focus focusGoogle Scholar SciFinder (register first) INSPECWeb of Science Reaxys Compendex Aristotle Edward Charles Howard Antoine Lavoisier More databases available
  • 6. Find journal articlesIn database search results, click the buttonto search for a copy of the articleMore details Article not aton finding articles in UC Berkeley?the library guide, page 8. Borrow from an external library (see slide 11)
  • 7. Use e-resources from home When you’re off-campus, set up the proxy server or VPN before connecting to library e-resources (instructions)
  • 8. Find booksat UC Berkeley Course textbooksby searching OskiCat "on reserve" by your instructor If a book is checked out or at NRLF, Ask at the library circulation desk click Request Search and preview books with Google Books Click "Find in a library" Book not at UC Berkeley? Borrow from an external library (see slide 11)
  • 9. Find reactions, syntheses, and protocolsReactions and syntheses ProtocolsSciFinder Springer ProtocolsReaxys Nature ProtocolsScience of Synthesis Current ProtocolsOrganic Reactionse-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic SynthesisInorganic Syntheses MorePatais Chemistry of Functional Groups resources available
  • 10. Find chemical property data and spectra Search databases SciFinder Reaxys Search handbooks and other resources
  • 11. Borrow from an external libraryWhat to do when a book or journal is not at Berkeley First, try another UC campus Search Melvyl and click the Request buttonDavis Irvine Los Angeles (for articles, search by journal publication name not article title)Merced Riverside San DiegoSan Santa SantaFrancisco Barbara Cruz If no UC campus owns a copy Request from an external library Alternatively, try Stanford University Check Stanford’s library catalog Submit delivery request form
  • 12. Get “free” software For managing and formatting literature citations Refworks - free through a Library license (registration, instructions) EndNote - for purchase (UC Berkeley discount available) For drawing chemical structures ChemDraw - free through a College of Chemistry license (register) (If you’re off campus, set up your VPN first.)
  • 13. Find guides for graduate life McKeachies PHinisheD Teaching Tips Chemistry Reference Collection LB 2331 M394 2011Completed dissertationsto serve as research templates. Writing Check the Chemistry Library guide, page 12.Search for dissertations and thesesat the University of California andat external universities
  • 14. $ave and €arn moneyAvoid fines and blocksRenew books onlineNo renewals for reserve books
  • 15. Save and earn moneyFind funding for open access publishingOpen access publishing is digital, online, free of chargefor the reader, and free of most copyright andlicensing restrictions.When your article is free for readers, your work mayreceive more citations and have greater impact.Look for open access publishing options For example, the ACS AuthorChoice option within American Chemical Society journals Find OA journals in the Directory of Open Access JournalsWith open access, authors pay for publishing Check whether your research grant pays OA publishing fees Apply for financial support of OA fees with the Librarys BRII program
  • 16. Save and earn moneyExplore data management whenwriting grant proposals Document ✓Increasingly, funding agencies require a data Share ✓management plan - for example, NSF and NIH. Archive ✓Check our library guides on Good data! general data management preparing NSF data management plans
  • 17. Haiku summary From journals to books and help with info - visit the Chem Library!