Chemical Information

Chemical Information - Intro to Chemical Information The...

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Intro to Chemical Information The Flow of Chemical Information Main Categories of Chemical Literature A Brief Look at How to Access Various Types of Chemical Literature
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The Flow of Chemical Information What is chemical information? How is it generated? Who uses it and when do they use it? How does one find it?
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The Flow of Chemical Information 1. Information gathering (lit searches, books, talk with colleagues) 2. Lab work & reporting data in lab notebooks 3. Writing letters, reports for in-house use 4. Filing patent applications 5. Sharing info informally w/others outside of the company
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The Flow of Chemical Information 6. Presenting results (formally) at conferences, etc. 7. Publication of work 8. Announcement of publications/patents by news services. 9. Abstracts made available by the major abstracting and indexing services 10. Info may find its way into encyclopedias, review articles, citations in other journal articles, textbooks http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/grad/researchskills/flow_of_info.html
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Scientific Literature Primary Literature -Literature in which information, data, and ideas are first presented to the public Secondary Literature -Those in which primary literature is or reviewed or summarized -OR those which direct the seeker to those publications (e.g. databases) Note: Some authors also refer to Tertiary Literature. See http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/grad/researchskills/flow_of_info.html
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Examples of Primary Literature Articles in Journals (journals are also sometimes called periodicals) Dissertation/Thesis Patents Technical Reports Conference Proceedings We will look at each of these in more detail.
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More Info about Journals (Periodicals) Issued at regular intervals (weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly) May have titles containing the words Journal, Proceedings, or Transactions (but do not require this in the title) Often contains new material usually called Articles or Research Article (primary literature), but may also contain Reviews (secondary literature) and other chemical information Mellon, M.G. Chemical Publications: Their Nature and Use , 5 th ed.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1982.
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More Info about Journals (Periodicals) Date back to the mid 1600s In 1927 there were 1263 periodicals related to chemistry in print (addn’l ones had ceased to be printed) By 1950, there were about 100,000 scientific journals. Produced by: Professional scientific societies Private individual or companies Commercial publishers Mellon, M.G. Chemical Publications: Their Nature and Use , 5 th ed.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1982.
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More Info about Journals (Periodicals) For some, journal titles have changed over the years, e.g . Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society
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