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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 (ADS) Abstract Service, available here: http://www.adsabs.harvard.edu/ads_abstracts.html

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

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

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