Introductory Material on library resources

The Science Citation Index allows you to find all the very recent papers which have cited any earlier paper you are interested in. A paper copy was at the SLU medical library. Now you go on line to the this site. If you are off campus, you will be asked to enter your SLU e-mail and your password for login. Choose full search then cited reference search. Under author, type it like this: Stark WS. Some items may be highlighted in blue, and this will take you to to abstract and information about the paper you are starting with, the paper by the author you are tracking. Also, you will note that there may be subsequent pages of lists of papers by the author you are tracking that have been cited since. What you really want to do is check the box and click search. That will take you to the page(s) with a list of papers that were published after the paper you are tracking that cited your paper in their reference sections. A real advantage of this on-line version is that each paper on this list has a hyperlink that can take you to an abstract. A disadvantage is that SLU only takes you back about 8 years. Also, there may be items missing that might be added later.

An important resource which does not rely on online memberships is PubMed which is part of the same big NIH data base where you would do DNA sequence work. You can get references and abstracts for many papers over the last few decades but it should be noted that they do not cover all journals. Type the author name like this: Stark WS and you can even follow the leads to journals that are available at SLU on line, including PNAS, EMBO Journal, FASEB, and J. Biol. Chem. One neat thing with an on line journal is that you can sometimes check additional information such as who has cited this paper. Also, papers can be downloaded into the PDF version that can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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This page last revised on 8/22/03