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How to Use Basic Search in the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service

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For my IST 605 class (reference librarianship), we were asked to do a short presentation about something we could use for reference. My presentation focused on the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System …

For my IST 605 class (reference librarianship), we were asked to do a short presentation about something we could use for reference. My presentation focused on the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Abstract Service, available here: http://www.adsabs.harvard.edu/ads_abstracts.html

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  • 1. SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service
    A Short Introduction by KayleighAynBohémier
  • 2. Portals in the ADS Abstract Service
  • 3. Uses in the Library
    Great science reference tool
    Search tells you whether full-text articles are available
    Important resource for astronomy/astrophysics students and professionals
    System updated weekly
    Dates back to 1975
    Allows Boolean searching
    Example: (dust or extinction) and not “milky way”
    Excludes articles that talk about the Milky Way; easier to locate others
  • 4. Entering the ADS Abstract Service
  • 5. The Basic Search
    While I may be slow, I retrieve everything you need! … mostly …
  • 6. Results List
  • 7. Examination of the Article
  • 8. References
    SAO/NASA. (n.d.). SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Search. Retrieved from http://adsabs.harvard.edu/

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