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Definition and search of scientific articles. Tord Heljeberg [email protected] 021-101641 www.mdh.se/bib/. The historical perspective. Oral presentations, letters, books Learned societies Priority disputes between scientists very common First journals in 1665, England & France

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Definition and search of scientific articles

Definition and search ofscientific articles

Tord Heljeberg

[email protected]

021-101641

www.mdh.se/bib/


The historical perspective

The historical perspective

  • Oral presentations, letters, books

  • Learned societies

  • Priority disputes between scientists very common

  • First journals in 1665, England & France

  • 18th century – 1000 journals published


Modern times

Modern times

  • 20 th century – expanding research at growing numbers of universities – more specialised research:

    growing economic interest of commercial publishers

  • Increased library subscription prices


Important aspects of scientific journals

Important aspects of scientific journals:

  • Establishing of priority (who is first)

  • High quality through the peer review process

  • Archiving


Alternative publishing

Alternative publishing

  • Open Access – ArXiv, Doaj et.c

  • Economic models

  • Peer review?

  • Why publish in Open access journals?


Mdu library journal collection

MdU Library journal collection

  • About 9000 electronic journals

  • <50% scientific journals

  • Millions of scientific fulltext articles

  • Access from within university network – also externally


Articles published spread outside scientific journals

Articles published/spread outside scientific journals:

  • Articles in conference proceedings.

    Not always peer reviewed.Research described is sometimes in progress.

  • Professional magazines

  • Technical reports, working papers


Scientific articles should be cited

Scientific articles should be cited:

  • Because of high quality - they seldom contain faults

  • To give your own text higher credibility

  • To assure that the readers of your document will be able to access the documents you cite


Library databases

Library databases:

  • Reference databases – gives short descriptions of articles

    OR

  • Full text databases – complete articles


A database search begins by choosing search terms

A database search begins by choosing search terms

  • Free terms – search terms defined by you.

  • Controlled terms –terms defined by the database producer. Controlled terms are chosen from a term list – a thesaurus


Use search operators to combine search terms

Use search operators to combine search terms

  • AND

  • OR

  • NOT


Cats or dogs cats and dogs guinea pigs not mouse or mice

cats OR dogscats AND dogs”guinea pigs” NOT (mouse OR mice)


Proximity operators within w near same

Proximity operators – WITHIN (w/?), NEAR, SAME

Cats w/50 Dogs


T runcation

Truncation

Use only a part of a term to retrieve terms with different term endings

Truncation symbols: * or (sometimes) !


Definition and search of scientific articles

Network*

retrieves:

Network, Networks ,Networking etc..

Be careful !

Color*

Retrieves: Color, Colored etc.

but also: Colorado


Inspec compendex

Covers publications in engineering research

Contain 15+ million references

Index: journals and conference proceeedings, reports

INSPEC /Compendex


Isi web of science

Reference journal databases

Covers science and technology, social sciences and humanities

Can be used for citation searches

ISI Web of science


Science direct

Science Direct

  • Full text database

  • 1800 journals

  • 60 scientific computer science journals

  • Full text from 1995-

  • Truncation with !-mark


Ieee xplore acm dig libr

IEEE Xplore / ACM Dig. Libr.

  • Full text databases

  • About 170 journals +conference proceedings and IEEE standards

  • IEEE Xplore, 1988-

  • ACM Digital Library, 1985-


Elin@malardalen

[email protected]

  • In Elin you search several full text databases from one search interface


Google scholar

Google scholar

  • Article search


Interlibrary loans

Interlibrary loans

  • Library card needed

  • 40 SEK /article

  • Online web order form

  • Article delivery within a a week


Using web search engines you

Find literature that complements the literature found in commercial databases

Find information about innovative research not yet published in scientific articles

Find full text articles from freely available journals

Using web search engines you


Internet document check up

Internet document check up:

  • Who is the author? Has the author published other articles/books?

  • Where do you find the information? On a university web site? On a private site? At a company internet site?

  • Can the author be contacted?


E books in ebrary

E-books in Ebrary

  • 25.000, english, book titles

  • High quality – recent publications

  • Unlimited nr. of simultaneous users

  • Save books in bookshelf

  • Limited printouts & copying

  • Titles added & removed monthly


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