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CHEM 6C: General Chemistry III (Brydges, Spring 2017): FIND ARTICLES

Resources for Chem 6C (Brydges) - Spring 2017

More information about scholarly journals vs. popular magazines, or research articles vs. review articles.

Database ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE WEB OF SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT COMPLETE PUBMED
What does it cover?

All subjects.

Indexes scholarly journals and popular sources like magazines.

All subjects, heavy in the science and engineering.

Indexes scholarly journals.

Environmental science, engineering, and policy topics.

Indexes scholarly journals and popular sources.

Medicine and related health sciences.

Indexes scholarly journals.

Are there full-text articles within the database? Some articles full-text, others accessible via . No full-text articles, but most accessible via . Some articles full-text, others accessible via . No full-text articles, but most accessible via .
How do I limit to scholarly journals? Before you search, check the box for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals under "Limit Your Results." Or check this box after you run your search, under "Refine Your Results." There are some non-journal materials indexed like meeting abstracts, plus a few popular sources. But most of what's indexed are scholarly journal articles. See the Academic Search Complete instructions. With the exception of news, editorials, etc., the vast majority of articles indexed are scholarly.
How do I limit my search to review articles? You can add review* to the search (and changing the search field to AB - Abstract). But this is not perfect; you may get research articles where the authors mention their literature review in the abstract. But reading the abstract should tell you. From the search results, check the Review box for Document Type under Refine Results, and click Refine. See the Academic Search Complete instructions. From the search results, select "Reviews" under Article Types.
How do I find popular sources like magazines? 1) Select 'Periodical' from the Publication Type menu before the search, or 2) Check the box for 'Magazines' under Source Type after the search, then click Update. This is not perfect, as some articles indexed as magazine articles are clearly from scholarly journals. There's a Document Types limit for News Items, which will retrieve from the news articles in scholarly journals and the few popular magazines like Chemical and Engineering News. But the vast amount of content indexed here is from scholarly journals.  See the Academic Search Complete instructions. You can limit the search results to "News" under Article Types, but you may not get much.