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Using ‘databases’ to find
chemical information
LINDA NEYER, SCIENCE LIBRARIAN
BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Databases – what are they?
How differ from Google?
What types?
Library catalog
Reference books
Article databases
Info organized in ‘fields’
How do databases differ from each other?
 subjects
 types of publications
 dates
Other differences
 indexing
 content
Special database features
Truncation (aka ‘wildcards’)
e.g., chemi* truncated will find:
chemical
chemicals
chemistry
che...
More special features
Boolean operators, e.g.
Field specific searching
Questions?
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Using ‘databases’ to find chemical information

  1. 1. Using ‘databases’ to find chemical information LINDA NEYER, SCIENCE LIBRARIAN BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF PENNSYLVANIA
  2. 2. Databases – what are they? How differ from Google? What types? Library catalog Reference books Article databases
  3. 3. Info organized in ‘fields’
  4. 4. How do databases differ from each other?  subjects  types of publications  dates Other differences  indexing  content
  5. 5. Special database features Truncation (aka ‘wildcards’) e.g., chemi* truncated will find: chemical chemicals chemistry chemists etc.
  6. 6. More special features Boolean operators, e.g.
  7. 7. Field specific searching
  8. 8. Questions?

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