By Jill Lambert
A pragmatic advisor to the elemental constitution of STM info, describing in basic terms, with examples, how one can find what you would like. assurance comprises: * How info is communicated * starting a seek * utilizing bibliographic databases * utilizing the net for info * acquiring and establishing details * maintaining up to now * destiny advancements in medical, technological and clinical info every one bankruptcy ends with a precis of the most important issues.
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Hard to describe using keywords—the titles of patents, for instance, can be phrased to obscure rather than clarify their scope. FINDING INFORMATION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE 47 Figure 20: Chemical Abstracts index guide. ) Registry Numbers Another technique is the Registry Number system, pioneered and owned by Chemical Abstracts, one of the world’s premier bibliographic databases. In addition to abstracts of the huge number of articles and patents published in chemistry, the database also has records of over 30 million chemical substances.
Patent applications are routinely allocated classification codes. More than one type of code is often allocated to patents. British patents are given a domestic code, and an International Classification one, as shown in Figure 2 on page 8. ) hard to describe using keywords—the titles of patents, for instance, can be phrased to obscure rather than clarify their scope. FINDING INFORMATION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE 47 Figure 20: Chemical Abstracts index guide. ) Registry Numbers Another technique is the Registry Number system, pioneered and owned by Chemical Abstracts, one of the world’s premier bibliographic databases.
Many services have set up their own subject specific guides or “pathfinders” to useful Web sites, such as the example shown in Figure 9. Library Web pages can be overlooked, but the sites included will have been carefully chosen by the staff to reflect the interests of the users of the service. Evaluating Web sites All searching involves evaluating the information found. The difference when searching for free Web sites on the Internet is that a higher level of caution is needed if you are to be sure that the information found is reliable and appropriate for your needs.