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Searching for and Obtaining

Scientific Literature

On a scale of 1 finger to 10 fingers, please indicate your knowledge, experience, and
skill in the following areas (1 finger = none; 10 fingers = superlative)



Understanding the structure and objectives of different types of scientific papers



Evaluating the credibility and validity of different forms of scientific literature



Understanding impact factors for scientific journals



Using CU Library: the building, Web site, VPN software, interlibrary loan



Using databases of scientific literature: PubMed, Biological Abstracts, Google Scholar,
PsychInfo
,
others



Using PubMed or MEDLINE



Getting your hands on PDF copies of articles that aren’t available in the database you’re searching



Using reference managing software


Any pressing questions about searching for and obtaining scientific literature?


Anyone with a library science background?


Reasons to Search for Scientific Literature



To identify and refine your research issue

that is, the
questions and problems that you’ll contribute to
resolving



To learn the science that defines your research issue



To
learn about
the procedures and analyses used in
previous studies on your research issue



To obtain knowledge, evidence, and reasoning to
support your arguments (for all aspects of your research)



To relate your study findings and conclusions to those
from previous studies on your research issue


What You’re Searching For

High
-
quality, peer reviewed journal articles: research papers,
review papers, and maybe even
something new


Guiding Questions


1. How far removed is the literature from primary sources of
scientific knowledge?


2. Has the literature been peer reviewed?


3. How credible and influential are the journals in which research
papers and review papers are published?


4. How reputable are the authors?


5. How current is the source?


6. How closely and comprehensively does the literature match the
consensus views of the scientific community?

Impact Factors


Calculation of
the 2007
impact factor for the Journal of Applied
Physiology (JAP):


A = In all scientific journals during
2007,
the number of
citations to JAP articles published in
2006
and
2005 = 3893


B= In
2006
and
2005,
the total number of articles published in
JAP = 1072


The
2007
impact factor for JAP =
A/B = 3893/1072 =
3.63



To learn more, google
How are impact factors calculated?


Where to Find What You’re Looking For



In file cabinets in your labs



On the desks of your mentors and
labmates



In reference lists of papers in your stash



In print journals on library shelves



On the Web sites of scientific journals that
specialize in research on your research issue



In comprehensive databases of scientific
literature, such as PubMed, Biological Abstracts,
PsychInfo
, and so on




Public Access || Open Access

The Law


The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II,
Section 218 of PL 110
-
161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act,
2008) which states:


SEC. 218. The Director of the National Institutes of Health
shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit
or have submitted for them to the National Library of
Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their
final, peer
-
reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for
publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12
months after the official date of publication: Provided, That
the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner
consistent with copyright law.


But stayed tuned . . . .



CU Library Resources

CHINOOK: CU
-
Boulder's catalog of books and journals (
http://libraries.colorado.edu
)


Journals/Serials


E
-
Journal Finder


Interlibrary Loan


Off
-
campus Access

(VPN)



*

Databases of Life Science Literature

Database

Description of Contents

Web Site Address

Biomed Central
(BMC)

Links to full
-
text articles from more than 180 life science
journals. Maintained by BMC, an independent publisher.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/

Biological Abstracts

Selected full
-
text articles from journals in all subdisciplines of
biology, including biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology,
genetics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology,
zoology, and more.

http://libraries.colorado.edu/record=e1000182
~S3

Google

Scholar

Selected full
-
text articles and citation information for theses
and books from journals in all academic fields
.

http://scholar.google.com/

HighWire

Press

Links to approximately 5 million full
-
text articles from over
1100 journals. The largest database of free full
-
text life
science articles in the world. Developed by Stanford
University Libraries.

http://highwire.stanford.edu/

PubMed

PubMed

Central

Approximately 17 million citations and selected full
-
text
articles from more than 5,000 journals in all life science
disciplines. Contains the MEDLINE database. Maintained by
the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

http://pubmed.gov

PsycINFO

Links to selected full
-
text articles from journals in the
behavioral sciences (including psychology and social science)
and mental health.

http://www.apa.org/psycinfo/

MEDLINE

The main component of PubMed

http://libraries.colorado.edu/record=e1000886
~S3

Web of Science

Links to selected full
-
text articles from nearly 9,000 research
journals that cover all scientific fields.

http://libraries.colorado.edu/search/y?SEARCH
=Web+of+Science

Searching for and Obtaining Journal Articles

Brainstorm all
relevant search
terms describing
your topic

Set desired limits
on your search

Run your search

Evaluate your
search results

Select the articles
you'd like to obtain

Full
-
text
article in
database?

Full
-
text article

in other
databases?

Full
-
text
article in
campus
library?

Full
-
text
article on
journal Web
site?

No

No

No

Download
electronic version of
full
-
text article

Photocopy paper
version of full
-
text
article

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Request article
through interlibrary
loan

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