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... a commonsense approach to help you find relevant, quality information--for writing a paper, preparing a presentation, working on a lab experiment, answering a question, etc.
... questions to ask; how appropriate, valid, and useful is the information?
... what is the question(s) you are trying to answer? These secondary sources can help you shape and decide on your question--while also helping you understand concepts and find facts. Remember that true research is rarely a straight path.
Contains reference material covering all major scientific disciplines with articles drawn from McGraw-Hill encyclopedias, dictionaries, and yearbooks, as well as videos, curriculum materials, and links to primary source documents.
Print Location: Science Reference TP9 .K54 2004 (26 volumes + index)
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
... these sources can help you find evidence to answer your question or back up an answer
Secondary literature looks like this or this ...
Primary literature looks like this or this ... (note the format--Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References)
2-primary The full text of articles from 50+ journals published by the American Chemical Society is available from the very first issues of the journals to the present.
Includes articles and book chapters in the Sciences (and related areas) found useful by past and present Grinnell College students.
3-primary 1809-present (with greater coverage beginning in the 1940's). One of the premier sources for bibliographic coverage of medicine, medical research, health care, molecular biology, physiological psychology, bioethics, and much more. Accessed through ProQuest.
A multidisciplinary database providing coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from nearly 6,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications.
4-primary Provides the most in-depth coverage available of the scholarly research literature published internationally in all areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. Accessed through SciFinder.
Thanks to the University of Michigan ...
Database of bibliographic, chemical, and crystallographic information for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds, provided by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, the world's repository of small molecule crystal structures.
An established and definitive source within and beyond the chemistry community, educating researchers on how to effectively communicate scientific information.
The searchable online version of the ACS Directory of Graduate Research
1965-present. Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and related areas, maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy; historical information (pre-2003).
Print Location: Science Library Reference QD142 .A5
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Allows many NCBI databases to be searched simultaneously--including PubMed/MEDLINE.
The NCBI interface to MEDLINE.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
Online chemical identification resource maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Provides comprehensive information about chemical substances from over 70 chemical databases.
For easy-to-understand, authoritative information about human diseases and disorders.
Vermont Safety Information Resources, Inc.
For searching across multiple databases in Biochemistry including SWISS PROT and BLAST; allows searching of proteins by molecular weight and other characteristics.
BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool--a set of similarity search programs designed to explore all of the available sequence databases regardless of whether the query is protein or DNA--from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/BLAST/blast_overview.html)
Full-text search option; for finding the molecular weight of and much other data about proteins.
A guide to more than 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications.
... get that evidence--download it, find it on the shelf, etc.
The full text of journals, magazines, newspapers, and books available online through the Grinnell College Libraries.
Accesses the scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other websites. Includes links to resources subscribed to by Grinnell College.
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