Scopus and other Resources for Chemists and Chemical Engineers


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A brief overview of Scopus and other databases of interest to chemists and chemical engineers

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Scopus and other Resources for Chemists and Chemical Engineers

  1. 1. Other Databases/Related Topics Bruce Slutsky Robert Van Houten Library
  2. 2. SCOPUS <ul><li>Scopus is a multidisciplinary database that contains records going back to the mid 1960s, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of scientific abstracts available in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Please keep in mind that the coverage and indexing of Scifinder Scholar and Scopus differ.  It is always advisable to search more than one database when an exhaustive search is needed.  </li></ul>
  3. 3. SCOPUS - Coverage <ul><li>Over 15,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Over 12,850 academic journals including coverage of 500 Open Access journals </li></ul><ul><li>700 conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>600 trade publications </li></ul><ul><li>28 million abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>245 million references, added to all abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Results from 250 million scientific web pages </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scopus - Searching <ul><li>By Topic </li></ul><ul><li>By Author </li></ul><ul><li>For a specific article </li></ul><ul><li>Updating a search </li></ul><ul><li>Locating cited references </li></ul><ul><li>Links to full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Can display by relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Help ( http:// ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. SCOPUS <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can get citations not found in CAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can rank references by relevancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to view citing references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to link to full-text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can easily distinguish authors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coverage is uneven prior to 1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can not search by CAS registry number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not give physical property data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not exhaustive for finding cited references </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Business Source Premier <ul><li>A major international database for business and management providing the full text of around 3,300 electronic journals with abstracts (summaries) for over 300 additional titles. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Business Source Premier Chemical Industry Coverage <ul><li>Chemical and Engineering News </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Market Reporter </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Business </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Week </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
  8. 8. Publisher Databases at NJIT <ul><li>American Chemical Society Journals </li></ul><ul><li>American Institute of Physics </li></ul><ul><li>American Society of Civil Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>American Society of Mechanical Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE/IEL Electronic Library </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Science Direct (Elsevier) </li></ul><ul><li>SIAM Journals Online (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) </li></ul><ul><li>Springer </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley Journals Online </li></ul>
  9. 9. Finding a Journal from the NJIT Library <ul><li>Electronic Only </li></ul><ul><li>Print and Electronic </li></ul><ul><li>Print only </li></ul>
  10. 10. Database of Journal Holdings
  11. 11. Patent Basics <ul><li>A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions. Under certain circumstances, patent term extensions or adjustments may be available. (source http:// ) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Types of Patents <ul><li>Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof; </li></ul><ul><li>Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture; and </li></ul><ul><li>Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Patent Databases
  14. 14. Chemical Patents <ul><li>May be searched in Scifinder Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Execute your search and limit documents to patents </li></ul>