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More Chemistry Tips 2010

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More Chemistry Tips 2010

  1. 1. More Chemistry Tips<br />for CHEM381 & CHEM324<br />2010<br />
  2. 2. Theses - SciFinder<br />
  3. 3. More theses – OAIster<br />
  4. 4. OAIster<br />
  5. 5. OAIster<br />
  6. 6. OAIster<br />[…]<br />
  7. 7. Patents – SciFinder<br />
  8. 8. More Patents <br />
  9. 9. Review articles – SciFinder<br />
  10. 10. More Review articles<br />
  11. 11. Citing – ACS style<br />
  12. 12. ? – citing<br />ACS is a numbered style – basically like footnotes, but with all the citations collected at the end of the paper.<br />For examples, see any paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.<br />There are two ways to quote information:<br />Use the author’s exact words – “use quotes”<br />Paraphrase in your own words – no quotes<br />Either way, cite where it came from.<br />
  13. 13. ? – prolific authors<br />To find prolific authors / number of papers:<br />Do a search<br />Look at “Refine” or “Analyse”<br />The top author listed there has published the most papers in this database<br />Note: Databases don’t include all papers in the world! (It’s just not possible – there are billions out there.)<br />So check more than one database, make sure to acknowledge that this is only a minimum.<br />
  14. 14. ? – the log<br />The log could include anything relevant from:<br />Where you searched<br />What search terms you used<br />What limits you used<br />How you refined the search<br />What results you got (print a copy or summarise)<br />Your judgement:<br />was this a successful search?<br />why?<br />
  15. 15. Everything you need<br />http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/chem<br />
  16. 16. Chat<br />Visit<br />Phone<br />Email<br />Questions?<br />Good luck!<br />

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