BL A512 Signal transduction Spring, 2002, Dr.Stark
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 Saint Louis University
Health Science Center Electronic Databases.
Scroll down to Web
of Science. If you are off campus, you will be asked to enter your SLU e-mail
and your password for login, and that will take you to a page
where you will choose full search to take you to this page.
There you will choose cited reference search to take you to this page.
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. Check a box and click search. That
will take you to the page(s) with a list of papers since 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 5 years. Also, there may be items missing that might be added later.
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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