New Resource: The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is an evidence-based medicine resource that summarizes results of high-quality medical research to support health care decision-making. The collection consists of 6 databases:

  1. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
  2. Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
  3. Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR)
  4. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  5. Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA)
  6. NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED)

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The default search looks for word(s) in the title, abstract and keyword fields. The advanced search allows researchers to apply more complex search strategies using AND, OR and NOT. Read the Cochrane Library Search Tour handout for more search tips and an overview of the features offered.

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New Resource: SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder Scholar provides access to the largest repository of chemical data from CAS, the Chemical Abstracts Service. It is a favorite among chemists but also popular for research in biology, biomedical sciences, physics, materials science, energy, and environmental science. Researchers can find references, reactions, spectra, regulatory information, chemical/physical properties, and more by simply typing the name of a chemical into the search box. You can draw a structure using the tools in the drawing editor, search a structure that you drew in another drawing application, or automatically draw a structure by starting with a CAS Registry Number or SMILES or InChI string. SciFinder Scholar is the core research and discovery tool for finding journal articles, patent records, chemical substances and reactions.

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SciFinder Scholar Account Registration – all new users are required to complete a one-time registration by creating a username and password. Only valid Clayton State University email accounts (@clayton.edu or @student.clayton.edu) can be used. Once you have registered for SciFinder Scholar, you will receive an email that includes a link and instructions for completing the registration process. You must use the link within 48 hours or you will need to re-register.

SciFinder Scholar Training Materials – videos and tutorials for Structure Searching, Reaction Searching, Reference Searching and General Topics

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October Featured LibGuide: Forensic Science

The Forensic Science guide is useful for Chemistry, Biology or Criminal Justice majors and topics covering the various forensic techniques or scientific principles used in criminal investigations. Find suggested sources to get you started in your research plus explore the archived records of the agency that became the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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May Featured Resource: Today’s Science

Science news written especially for students. Today’s Science gives in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology, and features interviews with the scientists doing the research. It presents the latest scientific discoveries and draws on major scientific journals, magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad.

Features include:
a glossary of scientific terms
biographies of important figures in science
searchable Science Encyclopedia
image and diagrams gallery
editorial cartoons
Need a Research Topic?
Issues & Controversies in Science

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January Featured Resource: BioOne

BioOne focuses on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. It features timely content from journals and bulletins on a wide-array of today’s topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation. Articles are available in both HTML and PDF formats.

BioOne is now mobile. Users can easily pair their device with the Clayton State subscription. Download the pair your device guide for detailed instructions. If you access BioOne on campus, your device will automatically pair when you begin your search. To access the mobile site, use the orange View Mobile Site button found top center of every page on the full site.

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