Finding Information in Science, Technology and Medicine by Jill Lambert

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.

Show description

Read Online or Download Finding Information in Science, Technology and Medicine PDF

Similar methodology & statistics books

Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists

This crucial textbook is designed for college students or researchers in biology who have to layout experiments, sampling courses, or study ensuing facts. The textual content starts off with a revision of estimation and speculation checking out tools, prior to advancing to the research of linear and generalized linear versions.

Lipid-Mediated Signaling (Methods in Signal Transduction Series), 1st Edition

Because the hugely expected replace to Lipid moment Messengers (CRC Press, 1999), Lipid-Mediating Signaling is a present and accomplished review of analysis tools utilized in lipid-mediated sign transduction. Pioneering specialists offer a much-needed distillation of a decade’s worthy of advances in study concepts which are pertinent in figuring out how lipid-mediated sign transduction ties to pathologic problems.

Studying Children in Context: Theories, Methods, and Ethics

The paintings and technological know-how of doing qualitative study concerning teenagers is the topic of this ebook. Elizabeth Graue and Daniel Walsh speak about the learn approach, dealing succinctly with time-honored matters yet emphasizing the place paintings with childrens provides its personal specific demanding situations. half One appears to be like around the learn company, conceptualizing it as an holistic task.

Knowing Differently: Arts-Based and Collaborative Research Methods

This quantity explores the experiential learn equipment that let researchers to entry their very own and their contributors' realizing in richer methods. It includes chapters on leading edge tools of study and research utilizing literary varieties, functionality and visible arts, and during collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry.

Extra info for Finding Information in Science, Technology and Medicine

Sample text

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.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 9 votes