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Physics 2 18 09 A E Cotts

  1. 1. Physics Library Literature and Research Sources PHYS 227 February 18, 2009 Elizabeth Brown [email_address] (607)777-4882
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>BU Libraries Information </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>INSPEC/Compendix </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physics Scientific Literature <ul><li>Primary Literature : original research results and data. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles, dissertations, patents, research reports, journal article supplementary material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissertations & Theses @ Binghamton University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secondary Literature : analyzed, summarized, synthesized data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexes and abstracts of scientific literature – INSPEC/Compendix, Web of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tertiary Literature : collections of previously published material, data, and ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: textbooks, review articles, handbooks, encyclopedias. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Locating Journals <ul><li>infoLINK Library catalog : search journal titles </li></ul><ul><li>Many articles pre-1990 – at the Library Annex. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annex request forms available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan for items not at BU. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan ahead: ILL can take a week or more! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>metaLINK </li></ul><ul><li>Physics and Astronomy Subject Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Materials Science Subject Resources </li></ul><ul><li>metaLINK: Search e-journals </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web of Science <ul><li>All fields of research included </li></ul><ul><li>1983-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>8,600+ journals total </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical and Life Sciences – 6,100 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social sciences – 1790 titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts & humanities – 1125 titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contains journal articles, conference proceedings, book and product reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial: </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2004 Cited References 2000 1998 2001 1993 2003 Times Cited Related Records 2003 2004 1999 2002 1994 2004  Citing  From just a single record within the Web of Science, expand your search by simply following the links designed to drive discovery. … moving Backward in time via Cited References , Forward in time via Times Cited , and through Related Records .
  7. 7. What Is Inspec? <ul><li>Multidisciplinary Database produced by IEE </li></ul><ul><li>Subject covered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical & Electronics Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing & Control Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing, Production & </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of cross-disciplinary topics </li></ul>
  8. 8. Overview of Inspec Database <ul><li>The INSPEC database includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8 million records </li></ul><ul><li>Over 400,000 records are added every year </li></ul><ul><li>1969 to date </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3,740 journals </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 other publications </li></ul>
  9. 9. Searching Inspec on Engineering Village – Step 1 A list of all available Inspec fields Key words to be searched Type in key words and select the fields that you would like them to be searched in.
  10. 10. Searching Inspec on Engineering Village – Step 2 Limitations include document type, treatment type and discipline* * Document type includes journal articles, conference proceedings etc. Treatment type includes application, historical, literature review etc. Discipline includes physics, electrics etc.
  11. 11. Search results Go back to refine your search or begin a new search Use the results manager to view, email, print, download or save selected records. The search string shows the number of records in the set, key words and fields limitations. Save search, create an email alerts or RSS feed
  12. 12. Refine your search using facets This facet corresponds to Inspec classification. Controlled vocabulary corresponds to terms found in Inspec thesaurus
  13. 13. Search History Use search history to combine, re-run or save searches as well as set up email alerts. *** Remember that search history is available as long as you are in an active session. If you leave your computer for 20 minutes or more, your search history will not be saved. RE-run a search Save search or Create an email alert Combine searches
  14. 14. Google Scholar <ul><li>Search across </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theses and Dissertations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal Article abstracts and articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>academic publishers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>professional societies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>commercial publishers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preprint repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities, Scholarly organizations, websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Try author name in quotes: “Lewis GN” “JH Smith” </li></ul><ul><li>Try article title in quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar Preferences: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Search Results </li></ul>
  17. 17. Literature Questions <ul><li>Which University of California, Davis Physics Department author has the most journal articles? How many do they have? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INSPEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Literature Questions <ul><li>2. For this author, find the journal article with the most number of citations. What is the title and journal information? </li></ul><ul><li>INSPEC </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul>
  19. 19. Literature Questions <ul><li>3. Do any faculty in this department have any patents? If so, write down a patent title and patent number that you find. </li></ul><ul><li>INSPEC </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: this question may require using something other than Google Scholar. Try looking at the entire list of Google applications: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>