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Indexes journals, conference proceedings and books in the sciences and social sciences. Coverage is 1996 to date though earlier material is being added regularly.
Use Scopus for any topic, but remember comprehensive coverage is only back to 1996.
- SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)
SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts Service or CAS) contains a comprehensive database of chemical literature (1907 to date), patents, and the CAS Registry with information on 18 million substances. Continually updated. To search, you must first register
using your MU e-mail address.
Use Scifinder Scholar when researching a particular chemical substance or looking for patents.
- Google Scholar
A research article in a journal normally has the following sections:
- Title--simple summary of the main idea of the paper
- Name of authors(s) and institutional affiliation
- Abstract--brief summary of the article
- Introduction--discusses prior research and states the study's purpose, rationale and hypothesis
- Methods--detailed description of how study was conducted
- Results--summary of data collected and statistical treatment of data
- Discussion--reviews, interprets and evaluates results of the study particularly with respect to the original hypothesis
- References--literature cited