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Introduction and Welcome
Chemistry Topics Library Sessions
The library classes focus on use of the chemical literature, including the major search tools.
The classes are held in the library classroom in Crumb 204,
Outline of the library classes:
Sept. 14 Class 1: Following a Citation Trail ("known item searching")
Oct. 5 Class 2: Using Chemistry Article search tools (search by topic)
Getting and Citing your Articles using ACS style - Session 1
Getting your Articles:
If you have a citation, AND it is for an
If you have just the citation, AND it is for a
book or book chapter, then
WorldCat to determine who has the book (not the chapter), and use the interlibrary loan link built into Worldcat to get the book Pay attention to editions and languages.
Citing your Articles:
Use the links to the left on this page to help create your citations
Ask for help if you are confused
Citation Trails and Other Search tools
Find United States patents by
searching at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Google Patent search to include european and select other countries.
What papers have cited your reference? (going forward in time)
1) Use Scopus or Web of Science to do a formal citation search (we have neither. Clarkson has Web of Science)
2) Use the poor-man’s free version by checking
Other Things to Talk About
Locating information on Chemical Substances
Open Access, paywalls, and access to scholarly information in the future
STN easy and access to Chemical Abstracts