Advanced Research in the Sciences: Scholarly Research
Use these resources to identify journal articles and other scholarly sources.
You will get a citation (author, title, source, date) and often an abstract--a short summary. Most of these databases either provide or link to the full text. Excellent starting points are:
Scopus Largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. You will find Scopus tutorials at the URL http://help.scopus.com/flare/Content/tutorials/sc_menu.html. Engineering Village Access to Compendex, Inspec, NTIS, CRCENGnetBASE, USPTO, Esp@cenet, and Scirus. You will find training information and tutorials on Engineering Village at the URL http://www.ei.org/Support_Training. SciFinder Scholar SciFinder Scholar is your link to the wealth of substance information and chemical literature in CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) databases. That includes over 16 million journal articles, patents and other documents and more than 24 million substance records in the CAS Chemical Registry database. You will find tutorials and information about SciFinder Scholar at the URL http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/index.html. BIOSIS Previews Large index to primary research literature in the life sciences including medical research, traditional biological research (botany, zoology, physiology, genetics and ecology), interdisciplinary research (biochemistry, biomedicine, and biotechnology) and related areas (instrumentation and methods). You may find a searching helpguide at the URL http://wokinfo.com/media/pdf/qrc/bpqrc.pdf PubMed 19 million citations covering medicine, nursing, allied health, exercise science, sports medicine, physical therapy, physiology, and kinesiology. You will find tutorials and training information for PubMed at the URL http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmed.html. Academic Search Premier Full-text of 4600 scholarly journals. You will find tutorials for Academic Search Premier at the URL http://support.epnet.com/training/tutorials.php. Cochrane Library Evidence-based medicine (EBM) resources including a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. You will find information and tutorials on the Chocrane Library at the URL http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/view/0/HowtoUse.html. Google Scholar Another way to search for scholarly literature. Online Journals Journals subscribed by the libraries at the University of Utah Resources available by uNID on campus. Available off campus to current University of Utah students, staff, and faculty.
- Search either the University Libraries Catalog or the Online Journals by journal title to see which library carries the journal. If not available, you may request a copy through Interlibrary Loans ().
- Access varies depending on your location and status.
- Personalized help is available at the Library Service Desks.
The following resources are only available to U of U students, faculty, and staff.
|These books are available in the
Knowledge Commons (Level 2)
|Oxford English Dictionary
PE 1625. O87
American Heritage College
Dictionary PE 1628 .A6227
Oxford American Thesaurus
of Current English
|Webster's New World Dictionary
and Thesaurus PE 1628 .W56314
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
(17th edition) PN 6081. B27 2002
|The OWL at Purdue|
|Harvard College Writing Center|
Elements of Style (1918)
(4th Edition) PE 1408. S772 2000
|Norton Field Guide to Writing|
|Style: The Basics of Clarity
and Grace PE 1421. W5455
Academic Writing for Graduate
Students PE 1408. S7836 2004
|University Writing Center|