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CHEM 401/501: Advanced Physical Chemistry


Keyword Searching

How do you effectively search the scientific literature? There are a number of ways to go about it but we’re going to look at three: searching by keyword; searching by author; and citation searching.

If you have a topic you’re interested in, you can do a keyword search.

Searching by citation

If you have found a key paper and want to see who else has built on the work going forward, do a citation search. We've already seen some basic citation searching in Scopus and Scifinder-n.

Watch this video on advanced citation searching in Scopus for even more in-depth citation searching (right click to open the video in a new tab). 

Scopus citation searching tutorial

Searching by Author

Watch this video on finding an author’s profile in Scopus.

Citation searching

Yun, Ahn and Lee figure about citation connections between papers

-Figure from Yun, J.; Ahn, S.; Lee, J. Y. Return to Basics: Clustering of Scientific Literature Using Structural Information. Journal of Informetrics 2020, 14 (4), 101099.