PY310 Junior Seminar

Fall 2012   Professor: William Karstens   

Research Orientation Coverage:

-Journal Article Databases for Physics       
-Journal Finder 

-List of full text periodicals available in Library -Access: -
Full-text, Interlibrary Loan, Off-Campus Access, UVMRefWorks: Save your sources to this bibliographic utility  -Forward Citing - Google Scholar -Elements of a Scholarly article / How to read a research paper

Finding Journal Articles / Journal Databases

Physics Quick Search Search Engine

Journal Finder

Look for the link on the library homepage.  Example reference list

Reference Materials **Reference Sources: Secondary Source (Can lead you to Primary Sources) -ALS0, Statistical Data
Dictionary of Physics REF QC5 .D53 2004
Dictionary of Music and Musicians REF ML100 .N48

Access Science - Physics

Published by McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.  Excellent authoritative science articles authored by experts in their fields.  Includes dictionary and full length articles.  Excellent graphics useful for your presentations.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
REF QD 65 .h3 2004-05

Forward Citing in Google Scholar - Impact Factors

Finding who cited a journal can be helpful as a source of relevant articles to a subject and as a way of determining the impact of the article in field of study.  A lot of databases have a forward citing function (including SciFinder).  Google Scholar is good forward citing program.

See Citation Searching

Journals published in a field of study can be evaluated by how many times their articles are cited by other published articles.  See Impact FactorsAccess: Full-text, Interlibrary Loan, Off-Campus Access, UVMLook for the check for full text link to access an article in a database.  If an article is not available full text, you may check the Interlibrary Loan link to have the article delivered as a pdf via email.All library resources are available off-campus through the library's proxy server.  See edu.smcvthttp://library.  You will be prompted for your Mikenet/Username and password.You may use the UVM databases in the Bailey Howell or Dana Medical Library.  Use your KnightCard to take out books.

Cite your sourcesRefWorks

RefWorks allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references into folders, and then create bibliographies.  You can select from a variety of style forms (eg APA, MLA).  RefWorks is free to the SMC community and available from any computer with Internet access.Journal Finder - Locate a journal in a Library DatabaseUse the Journal Finder in the library home page.  Enter your journal title and you will be given links where the journal can be located.This can be helpful when reading an article and wanting to find a reference from the works cited list.