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Class2 jan10-2011
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Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
Class2 jan10-2011
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  • 1. Science and Engineering Resources: General Science <ul><li>Joseph Kraus </li></ul><ul><li>Penrose Library </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Engineering Reference Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>January 10, 2011 </li></ul>
  • 2. The assigned readings <ul><li>What did you think of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lina Ortega and Cecelia M. Brown, The Face of 21st Century Physical Science Librarianship, 2005, Science & Technology Libraries , 26 (2): 71-90, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The education and training needs of health librarians—the generalist versus specialist dilemma , Tatjana Petrinic and Christine Urquhart, 2007, Health Information & Libraries Journal , 24(3): 167-176. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Knowledge in the Health Sciences Library 2005, J Med Libr Assoc . 93(4): 459–466. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Libraries and Multi-Disciplinary Research Skills 2004, LIBRES 14(2). Section dealing with scholarly communication. </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Readings for Next week are <ul><li>Chapter 7 - Research in the sciences.pdf (found in Blackboard “Content” area) </li></ul><ul><li>Information seeking behavior of academic scientists [PDF] JASIS&T , 58(14):2205–2225, 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Information needs and information seeking in a biomedical research setting: a study of scientists and science administrators , J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 October; 95(4): 426–434. </li></ul><ul><li>Optional: Comparing Journal Use Between Biology Faculty and Undergraduate Students </li></ul>
  • 4. Assignment One is due Jan. 31 st . <ul><li>Hand out the assignment for general science, biological and life science literature. </li></ul>
  • 5. General Science Reference <ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Guides to the Lit. </li></ul><ul><li>Directories </li></ul><ul><li>A&I Services </li></ul><ul><li>Journals and their abbreviations </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul>
  • 6. Dictionaries & Encyclopedias <ul><li>McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Stedman's Medical Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AccessScience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology </li></ul>
  • 7. Handbooks <ul><li>Most handbooks are published for a specific subject area, but some are for a wide range of subjects. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Springer handbook of nanotechnology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handbook of optical fibre sensing technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Abbreviations and other difficulties <ul><li>ATM story </li></ul><ul><li>Zebra Muscles? Mussels? </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Mathematics? </li></ul><ul><li>Modelling the colour of behavioural organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Show chart from the RSC. </li></ul>
  • 9. Guides to the Literature <ul><li>A guide to the guides to the literature </li></ul><ul><li>http://libguides.du.edu/aecontent.php?pid=72721&sid=801941 </li></ul>
  • 10. Directories <ul><li>Plunkett's </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some are online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Men & Women of Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to be called just American Men of Science </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmavanhecke/3546512338/ </li></ul>
  • 12. A&I Services <ul><li>Web of Science / Web of Knowledge / Science Citation Index (SCI) </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus (from Elsevier) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SCImago </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biological Abstracts / BIOSIS </li></ul><ul><li>Medline / PubMED </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available to us through SciFinder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>INSPEC </li></ul><ul><li>Astrophysics Data System (ADS) </li></ul><ul><li>MathSciNet (AMS) </li></ul><ul><li>ACM Guide to Computing Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Compendex / Engineering Index / Engineering Abstracts </li></ul>
  • 13. Journals <ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>PNAS </li></ul><ul><li>AJ, ApJ </li></ul><ul><li>PRA, PRB, PRC, PRD, PRL </li></ul><ul><li>JACS </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Annals of the NYAS </li></ul>
  • 14. Journal Abbreviations & Title changes <ul><li>TLAs and FLAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CASSI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://cassi.cas.org/search.jsp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodical Title Abbreviations: By Abbreviation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://bianca.penlib.du.edu/record=b1965692 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 15. Conferences and Associations <ul><li>IEEE </li></ul><ul><li>IET (used to be called IEE) </li></ul><ul><li>ACM </li></ul><ul><li>Geological Society of America (GSA) </li></ul><ul><li>AGU </li></ul><ul><li>American Society for Microbiology (ASM) </li></ul><ul><li>APS </li></ul><ul><li>APS </li></ul><ul><li>Lots more… </li></ul>
  • 16. Associations for Librarians <ul><li>SLA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DPAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DBio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DChem, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ALA / ACRL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>STS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MLA </li></ul><ul><li>ASEE </li></ul><ul><li>AAAS </li></ul><ul><li>CAL </li></ul>
  • 17. Journals, mags and blogs for science librarians <ul><li>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL) </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Technology Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>JASIST </li></ul><ul><li>Online Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Confessions of a Science Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>http://scientopia.org/blogs/christinaslisrant/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://undergraduatesciencelibrarian.wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>A bunch are aggregated at http://friendfeed.com/scitech-librarians </li></ul>

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