The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has launched its Chemical Sciences Article Repository, an online platform for the scientific community to easily deposit, share and discover high quality, Open Access (OA) research.
This initial release provides a repository through which you can retrieve OA articles, whether they are funded immediately (Gold OA), or articles made open access after an embargo period (Green OA), such as those funded by RCUK, the Wellcome Trust or NIH. RSC has plans to grow the repository to include open access papers from institutional repositories, other publishers, and individuals – as well as theses, data and models.
* Deposit and share research – it’s a simple three step process to search for a publication, review it and confirm if for deposit.
* Network and collaborate – set up a profile to enhance your visibility within the research community, connecting effectively with other researchers online.
* Measure the impact of your research – track the diverse impact your articles have via citations, bookmarks, downloads, tweets, and other vehicles.
* Make your research discoverable – the user-friendly interface ensures searching and browsing for information is easy.
* Benefit from the intuitive interface and search functions – all designed with the chemist in mind, from structure searchability to subject coverage.
Please contact your chemistry librarian if you have questions or comments about the RSC repository.
The SciFinder chemistry database now features a new version of the CAS Structure Editor that does not require a Java plugin. The Java version of the editor is still available and you can easily select your preferred editor.
The non-Java editor is a new option for substance and reaction searching that queries the same SciFinder database. You may notice that some features are missing. Although SciFinder would have preferred to release the editor with all functionality, they released the first available working version to address the pressing needs of some who are still experiencing Java-related issues. For more information on the Non-Java CAS Structure Editor, visit SciFinder System Requirements.
With the latest SciFinder release, you can also:
-Analyze reaction answer sets by reagent to more quickly identify your synthesis of interest
-Quickly view substance and supplier information simultaneously without leaving your commercial sources answer set
-Easily update your account information and access SciPlanner how-to guides
More information regarding SciFinder can be also found on NCSU Library’s website .
By: Ashley McCraney
Two new animation videos are now available on the NCSU Libraries website. These videos will help students as they begin the library research process.
Picking Your Topic IS Research (3:10) describes how picking a topic isn’t set in stone from the get-go. You tweak and refine as you do research. It emphasizes the research process.
From Idea to Library (2:28) tells the story of how an idea goes from a researcher to publication as an article in a journal and how it becomes discoverable in article databases through the library. We hope it helps students better understand the distinctions between an article, a journal, and a database.
You can find these and other tutorials here @ Videos and Interactive Guides
Let your NCSU librarian know if you have comments or questions about these videos or suggestions for other tutorial topics.