Scientific Abstract Assignment

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  • So here is the question. When you see a list of titles how do you know if the title is a journal or a magazine.
  • The library web guide for the assignment discusses in more detail the two apporaches.
  • The article database ScienceDirect can be used to browse and/or search.
  • Scientific Abstract Assignment

    1. 1. Scientific Abstract Assignment
    2. 2.  Cycle of Scientific Literature  Types of Science Periodicals  Characteristics of Science Articles  The Assignment  Help
    3. 3. Scientific information has a ‘life cycle’ of its own… it is born as an idea, and then matures and becomes more available to the public.
    4. 4. Know the Difference
    5. 5. Traits of Journals  Audience is the professional  Articles report original research  Source for primary articles
    6. 6. Traits of Science Magazines  Audience is the general public (including students!)  Articles summarize scientific research and discuss science topics  Source for secondary articles
    7. 7. Look for KEYWORDS Such as Journal in the title!
    8. 8. When you still have no clue after looking at the journal TITLE, Look at the content of the articles
    9. 9. PRIMARY (research) ARTICLE Reports original data and ideas from a scientific investigation Reported by scientist and written for others in the field
    10. 10. Abstract Introduction Materials & Methods Results Discussion Literature Cited (References)
    11. 11. Secondary Article Article describes, summarizes, interprets, analyzes or evaluates original research Written for a scientific or non-scientific audience
    12. 12. 1. Browse Approach Look through science journals and magazines, and select articles from them 2. Research Approach Use an article database to find articles on a specific topic in journals and magazines
    13. 13. Scientific Abstract Guide
    14. 14. Covers thousands of Journals Browse journals Or Search for specific articles ScienceDirect is one article database to use
    15. 15. Find Assignment Guide Find Article Databases http://library.camdencc.edu

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