Welcome to Syracuse University! Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library Fall 2014 We’re #1!! Today’s agenda • Who I am, what I do • SU Library – Locations, hours, how to get help – Where to study/work in the libraries – Remote access to library resources • Finding materials @ the libraries – Books, articles, other items • Library services – ILL – Avoiding plagiarism & citing sources – Research & Reference help About me… • Librarian for Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience & Forensic Science • Help people access the content they need, teach (guest lectures and classes), buy books/other stuff for the library, create web content, etc. • Reference help in Carnegie Library (check to make sure I’m there) or via Email: [email protected] Locations & Hours Open • Carnegie Library (Science & Technology) • Geology Library (in Heroy Hall) • Bird Library – Technology Loans – Private study rooms – Team rooms – Computers, printers, scanners • Hours open online: check library.syr.edu Fall 2014 (8/24/14 – 12/12/14) Finding Quiet Spaces • Carnegie Library – “silent reading room” • Quiet areas in Bird: – Check on first floor, it’s currently under construction – Private study rooms & team rooms (you sign the room out and can reserve rooms for 3 hour time slots) Help!! • Contact your subject specialist, Linda Galloway – [email protected] – 443-9766 • General help: http://library.syr.edu/research/askus Remote Access to Library Resources • Almost all resources are available off campus via our proxy server • Log on once and until you close your browser are recognized as an SU student • Get to databases/resources via the SU Library web site so you are recognized as a student; http://library.syr.edu Finding Books Finding Articles • Library search tool – SUMMON • Use Subject Guides – Chemistry – Chemical engineering – Plus hundreds of others • Databases Main Menu – Search through subject categories for links to our 500+ databases! Full text, no newspapers Journal articles only Set date range 2006-present Finding Articles • Library search tool – SUMMON • Use Subject Guides –Chemistry –Chemical engineering –Plus hundreds of others • Databases Main Menu – Search through subject categories for links to our 500+ databases! http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/chemistry SciFinder • Chemists’ favorite tool - reliable and largest collection of substances, reactions and references from both journals and patents. • Substance information including chemical structures, chemical names, CAS Registry Numbers®, properties, commercial availability and regulatory information. • Reactions– find dependable and current chemical reaction information • References– chemistry and related science information found in journals, patents, dissertations and more. • SciFinder’s easy-to-use search features offer fast and convenient access to the most comprehensive source for substance, reaction and reference information in a single tool designed for a more efficient workflow. Scifinder Subject Guide devoted to SciFinder http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/scifinder To use, create an account using your syr.edu email address Do not share your account information with anyone! More specific, scientific results set Tools to analyze data retrieved http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/chemistry Reaxys Reaction and substance data from journals and patent literature. Information on singleand multi-step reactions • Organic Content - information on the structures, reactions, and properties of organic carbon compounds • Gmelin - information on structures and properties of inorganic and metal-organic compounds • Patent Chemistry Database A file of organic chemistry information drawn from selected English-language chemical patents (US, WO, EP, 1976- ). Additional historical (1869-1980) patent coverage comes from the Beilstein and Gmelin files. Scopus Retrieving full text Databases • SciFinder The Big Three!! – Includes journal articles, book chapters, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, substance database and dissertations covered in Chemical Abstracts as well as book reviews and biographical information. • Reaxys – Reaction planner & synthesizer • • • • • Does a compound exist? What do we know about this compound? How can I obtain this compound? What do we know about this area of research? Who else is working on this compound or reaction type? • Scopus – Largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus supports research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and in the arts and humanities. Includes Medline. When searching databases… Remember: RATS • Key words • Synonyms • Subjects • Suggested topics • Types of materials Read All The Screens! – Scholarly Journals, Magazines, etc. Finding Articles • Library search tool – SUMMON • Use Subject Guides – Chemistry – Chemical engineering – Plus hundreds of others • Databases Main Menu – Search through subject categories for links to our 500+ databases! SciFinder Mobile https://scifinder.cas.org/mobile Or, use QR code to access Need to create an account to use; must have syr.edu email address Simple searching Chemistry Resources • Wealth of resources at SU! – However….we don’t have everything • Interlibrary Loan Services – Try to get you what you need asap – Journal articles, books, chapters, etc. – Service is free – register here: • https://illiad.syr.edu/ Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources Broad, Interdisciplinary search Tools Google Google Scholar Summon Focused, subjectspecific search engines Specialized databases RSS Alerts • Set up RSS feeds in databases to be alerted when new articles in your field of interest are published. (I use Scopus to do this). • Can set up alerts from most databases – by author, subject or receive citation alerts http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/chemistry Need help? [email protected] OR http://library.syr.edu/research /askus/ Questions???