Scientific literature has its own vocabulary and tools for effective searching. Locating specific information on a topic can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack of thousands of journal articles. In this session we will provide information and hands-on examples of how to find an article from a scientific citation such as: Miranda R and Stone E 1993 Phys. Lett. A 178 105 or DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0297.
Attendees will learn strategies for selecting the appropriate databases in a given subject/topic area and time-saving tips for searching multiple databases at one time. We will also highlight online science encyclopedias and how they can provide the non-scientist with a vocabulary for searching the scientific literature.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and targeted audience: The target audience is any non-scientist who needs to find scientific research information. The session goals are to provide information and time-saving strategies for locating scientific information in encyclopedias, databases, and from scientific journal citations.