Finding Articles

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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
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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???
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