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Science and Engineering Resources:
General Science

  Joseph Kraus
  Penrose Library
  Associate Professor
  Science and E...
The assigned readings

   What did you think of:
       Lina Ortega and Cecelia M. Brown, The Face of 21st Century
     ...
Readings for Next week are
   Chapter 7 - Research in the sciences.pdf (found in
    blackboard ―Course Documents‖)
   I...
The assignment due April 13

   Hand out the assignment for general science, biological
    and life science literature.
General Science Reference

   Dictionaries
   Encyclopedias
   Handbooks
   Guides to the Lit.
   Directories
   A&I...
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

   McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
   Academic Press Dictionary o...
Handbooks

   Most handbooks are published for a specific subject
    area, but some are for a wide range of subjects.
  ...
Guides to the Literature

   A guide to the guides to the literature
   http://libguides.du.edu/aecontent.php?pid=72721&...
Directories

   Plunkett's
       Some are online
   Directory of Graduate Research (American Chemical
    Society)
  ...
   http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmavanhecke/3546512338/
A&I Services

   Web of Science / Web of Knowledge / Science Citation Index
    (SCI)
   Scopus
   Biological Abstracts...
Journals

   Nature
   Science
   PNAS
   ApJ
   PRD
   JACS
   Annual Reviews
   Annals of the NYAS
Journal Abbreviations & Title changes
   TLAs and FLAs
       CASSI
           http://cassi.cas.org/search.jsp
       ...
Conferences

   IEEE
   IET (used to be called IEE)
   ACM
   Geological Society of America (GSA)
   American Society...
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  1. 1. Science and Engineering Resources: General Science Joseph Kraus Penrose Library Associate Professor Science and Engineering Reference Librarian March 23, 2010
  2. 2. The assigned readings  What did you think of:  Lina Ortega and Cecelia M. Brown, The Face of 21st Century Physical Science Librarianship, 2005, Science & Technology Libraries, 26 (2): 71-90,  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.  Subject Knowledge in the Health Sciences Library 2005, J Med Libr Assoc. 93(4): 459–466.  Digital Libraries and Multi-Disciplinary Research Skills 2004, LIBRES 14(2). Section dealing with scholarly communication.
  3. 3. Readings for Next week are  Chapter 7 - Research in the sciences.pdf (found in blackboard ―Course Documents‖)  Information seeking behavior of academic scientists [PDF] JASIS&T, 58(14):2205–2225, 2007.  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.  Optional: Comparing Journal Use Between Biology Faculty and Undergraduate Students
  4. 4. The assignment due April 13  Hand out the assignment for general science, biological and life science literature.
  5. 5. General Science Reference  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Handbooks  Guides to the Lit.  Directories  A&I Services  Journals and their abbreviations  Conferences
  6. 6. Dictionaries & Encyclopedias  McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms  Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology  Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary  Stedman's Medical Dictionary  McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology  Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia  Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology
  7. 7. Handbooks  Most handbooks are published for a specific subject area, but some are for a wide range of subjects.  CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook  Springer handbook of nanotechnology  Handbook of optical fibre sensing technology  Engineering Handbook  Civil Engineering Handbook  CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
  8. 8. Guides to the Literature  A guide to the guides to the literature  http://libguides.du.edu/aecontent.php?pid=72721&sid=801941
  9. 9. Directories  Plunkett's  Some are online  Directory of Graduate Research (American Chemical Society)  American Men & Women of Science  Also online  Used to be called just American Men of Science
  10. 10.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmavanhecke/3546512338/
  11. 11. A&I Services  Web of Science / Web of Knowledge / Science Citation Index (SCI)  Scopus  Biological Abstracts / BIOSIS  Medline / PubMED  Chemical Abstract Service (CAS)  INSPEC  Astrophysics Data System (ADS)  MathSciNet from the AMS  ACM Guide to Computing Literature  Compendex / Engineering Index / Engineering Abstracts
  12. 12. Journals  Nature  Science  PNAS  ApJ  PRD  JACS  Annual Reviews  Annals of the NYAS
  13. 13. Journal Abbreviations & Title changes  TLAs and FLAs  CASSI  http://cassi.cas.org/search.jsp  PTA:BA  http://bianca.penlib.du.edu/record=b1965692  Show chart from the RSC.
  14. 14. Conferences  IEEE  IET (used to be called IEE)  ACM  Geological Society of America (GSA)  American Society for Microbiology (ASM  APS  APS  Lots more…
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