BL A582 Graduate Seminar in CMR (Cell Molecular Regulation) Fall 1999, Dr.Stark

Introductory Material on library resources

I will discuss traditional literature resources such as the paper versionof Current Contents and reprint request cards. This is at the Wash U MedicalLibrary.

The Science Citation Index allows you to find all the very recent paperswhich have cited any paper you are checking. This is at the SLU medicallibrary.

Ovid getsyou onto various library resources. Because of library subscriptions, youdo not need a user name or password if you are logging on from SLU

The SLU home page has become quite useful,and, by going to academics, libraries, Pius XII, databases, finally sciences..., you find yourself at a similarly useful page

If you have a long enough period of inactivity, you will need to logon again. Here you can get onto important databases such as current contents.

An important resource which does not rely on online memberships is PubMedwhich is part of the same big NIH data base where you would do DNA sequencework.

You can get references and abstracts for many papers over the last few decadesbut it should be noted that they do not cover all journals. For instance,checking the Stark home page, ofthe 70 articles and chaptersI have published, 43 are in PubMed. Interestingly, some journals are available to us on line, including PNAS,EMBO Journal, FASEB, and J. Biol. Chem. Of these, I have recently publishedpapers in the last 3 of these, so I will demonstrate getting the on lineversion of papers. One neat thing is that you can sometimes check additionalinformation such as who has cited this paper. Also, papers can be downloadedinto a version that can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

I plan to show you the reference database which I have used for a decade, namely EndNote, and why it is so useful for preparing manuscripts for publication.

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