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LSAMP ( Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) Group

Posted: Jan 16, 2014

Connie Fritz
Science Librarian
3rd floor Library Rm 337C

LSAMP ( Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) Group

I. Flow of Scientific Information (University of Waterloo)

II. Library Catalog

Catalog lists the books, periodicals, government documents, and archives &
manuscript collections owned by the Libraries. The catalog does not provide access to
specific articles in journals, magazines and newspapers.

Reading the catalog:
Books from our library [get 3 week loan]
Due [date]  unavailable;
BILLED book is overdue BILLED AND PAID book may or may not be reordered
IN PROCESS book has been ordered, received and is awaiting cataloging
FOLSOM RESERVE request for book at service desk, can not be checked out( 1 hour  unless more time is requested by professor)
ARCH LIB Architecture Library; third floor of the Greene building
WEB RESOURCE electronic format; could be e-book
FOLSOM REFERENCE on the second floor, can not be checked out
FOLSOM ON ORDER book has been ordered, but hasn't arrived in library yet
Search for: (nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR), select keyword
Search for: electric circuit*, select keyword

III. Specific resources for your programs

1. Encyclopedias for overview, background and general understanding


Search for: pulsars, select ALL - scroll down to bottom for images

2. Journal Articles using the following Databases:

A.Engineering Village(Compendex and Inspec)
- Online journal indexes useful for engineering disciplines.

Look for: microelectronics , select Title - limit 2008 to present
Look for: "computer vision" , select Title - limit 2008 to present

Scroll down on right - look at controlled vocabulary

B. Web of Science
- Used for any subject, especially useful for citation information

Look for: "tissue engineering" , select Title
Look for: journals that cited Prof. HL Ehrlich's article "Microbes and metals" in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Dec. 1997.

C. Science Direct
- Full-text Elsevier journals especially important for the sciences

Look for: "drug delivery", select Title - limit 2008 to present
Look for: "protein folding", select Title - limit 2008 to present

D. Annual Reviews
- Synthesis of past primary research literature. Some disciplines have information back to the 1930's.

Look for: memory, select Article Title

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