January Featured Resource: JoVE Science Education

JoVE Science Education: General Laboratory Techniques demonstrates how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.

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Titles in collection:

  • An Introduction to the Centrifuge
  • Regulating Temperature in the Lab: Preserving Samples Using Cold
  • Introduction to Light Microscopy
  • Introduction to Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Histological Sample Preparation for Light Microscopy
  • Introduction to the Spectrophotometer
  • Measuring Mass in the Laboratory
  • An Introduction to Working in the Hood
  • Introduction to the Bunsen Burner
  • Introduction to Serological Pipettes and Pipettors
  • An Introduction to the Micropipettor
  • Making Solutions in the Laboratory
  • Understanding Concentration and Measuring Volumes
  • Introduction to the Microplate Reader
  • Regulating Temperature in the Lab: Applying Heat

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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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April Featured Resource: ACS Publications

ACS Publications provides a comprehensive collection of some of the most-cited, peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences. We subscribe to many core journals from 1996 to present. Researchers have the option to preview additional content. If full text is not available, use Interlibrary Loan to request the full-text of the preview content.

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ACS Publications User Guide.pdf – learn search tips and search features of this resource

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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