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.

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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