Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:45pm
Presenter: Marcus Spann
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class is designed to help individuals with database searching and planning.
Contents: Citations, dissertations, E-books, full text, general reference, links to full text, search engine, textbooks, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Sources of information in many diverse disciplines are retrievable with Google Scholar. A search can return citations to articles, theses, books, patents, abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and the Web itself. Scholar ranks your search results according to the full text of each document, its place of publication, its author, and the frequency/currency of its citation by others. Choose this link if you are registered with The TMC Library as an Academic (Educational) user, to access available full text by clicking the "Find It" button. Even with an individual, independent Google Scholar registration one can set persistent preferences, among them the convenient option to display The TMC Library's holdings at title level (and/or those of other libraries.) In either case, the "Advanced Scholar Search" page allows restriction of your search results to a particular date range, subject area, author or journal. This link is the one to choose if you are not a registered TMC Library E-Resources user and if you are not a member of a TMC academic institution.
Keywords: libraries, multidisciplinary, patents, research tools
Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Contents: full text, government documents, index
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: The Orange Book provides updated information on prescription, over-the-counter and discontinued FDA-approved drug products. It can be searched and consulted online, or the annual edition and monthly cumulative supplements can be downloaded in .pdf format. The Electronic Orange Book provides daily updates of new generic drug approvals. Search by active ingredient, proprietary name, patent, application number or application holder. If a newly-approved drug product is not turned up in the search, use the search box at top right of the page to find results from the Orange Book's monthly supplements and other FDA sources.
Keywords: drugs, federal agencies, patents, pharmaceutical, products, public health, U.S. Government
Contents: Abstracts, charts/graphs, Citations, index, links to full text, proceedings, tutorials, websites
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: The SCOPUS database contains millions of records from 10,150 life and health sciences publications (including all journals contained in Medline and EmBase) and includes most other sciences and humanities-- coverage of 20,450 journal titles. SCOPUS also indexes the proceedings of 750 conferences. Searching also pullsl in relevant Web resources, organized under a separate tab. Another tab separates patent results from patent offices in the US and worldwide. SCOPUS provides a Journal Analyzer tool that graphs journals, singly or for comparison, from 1996 to present, showing total citations, number of articles published, total cites divided by number of articles, and the percentage of non-cited articles. Affiliation searching is also provided. A free login for authorized users provides additional advantages: a customizable personal profile for saving citation lists and tracking authors; a publication alert service; and direct export to RefWorks. For SCOPUS's tutorials, click here. NOTE: Scopus may not support Safari and will cease to support IE7 in September 2014. From the website: "In order for our users to continue benefitting from Scopus’ new features and functionalities, we recommend that you upgrade your browser to IE 8 or higher or use Google Chrome or Firefox browsers."
Keywords: biomedical research, chemistry, citation analysis, life sciences, medicine, multidisciplinary, nursing, patents, pharmacology, publishing, research tools, social sciences