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Percentile-Based Journal Impact Factors: A Neglected Collection Development Metric
(Association of College and Research Libraries * Science and Technology Section, 2009-04)
Various normalization techniques to transform journal impact factors (JIFs) into a standard scale or range of values have been reported a number of times in the literature, but have seldom been part of collection development ...
Finding Physical Properties of Chemicals: A Practical Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Librarians
Free Internet resources that provide a significant amount of physical property information are critically reviewed. These free Web sites cannot totally replace classic print sources and online subscription databases. ...
SciFinder Scholar 2006: An Empirical Analysis of Research Topic Query Processing
(American Chemical Society, 2006-03)
Topical search queries in SciFinder Scholar are processed through an extensive set of natural language processing algorithms that greatly enhance the relevance and comprehensiveness of the search results. Little detailed ...
Managing Tradeoffs in the Electronic Age
An overview of the development of electronic resources over the past three decades is provided, discussing key features, disadvantages, and benefits of traditional online databases and CD-ROM and Web-based resources. This ...
Author Identification Systems [Tips from the Experts]
(Association of College and Research Libraries/Science and Technology Section, 2009)
Many efforts are currently underway to disambiguate author names and assign unique identification numbers so that publications by a given scholar can be reliably grouped together. This paper reviews a number of operational ...
Mining Technical Resources for Business Information
Business librarians can benefit from a deeper understanding of science and engineering resources, especially when researching technological topics, products, or industries. The authors introduce a variety of technical ...
A&I, full text, and open access: prophecy from the trenches.
(Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 2009-01-09)
This invited essay predicts the demise of most traditional abstracting and indexing services, i.e. finding tools. Free finding tools continue to improve and gain significant mind share among library patrons. Library budgets ...
Business of Chemistry: An Overview
This presentation reviews free and subscription web-based and print resources providing information on the chemical industry. The intended audience was chemical librarians who often are more experienced in technical ...
Finding Physical Properties
A practical guide and introduction to searching for properties of compounds and materials. The presentation focuses on the process, but also covers some of the major resources, but free and subscription.
Onsite Reference and Instruction Services: Setting Up Shop Where Our Patrons Live
(American Library Association, 2007)
Electronic, full-text resources and online forms have become ever more established in most ibraries. As a result, foot traffic has significantly decreased, leading to fewer opportunities for personal contact between ...