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Citing Research

  • Zotero
    Zotero is a research and citation management software environment built by the Center for History and New Media and George Mason University with funds from the Mellon Foundation & IMLS. Use Zotero to build bibliographies, automatically format citations into many citation formats, and much more.
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online
    This site provides examples of how to cite your research from various formats (books, journal articles, web sites).

AHS resources and their training links

  • Science Direct
    Science Direct College Edition is a broad collection of research material that cuts across the hard and soft sciences. Use the "Browse by Subject" option in the left column to select a specific subject area, then perform a targeted search. In press, corrected proofs of research are available in this database.
  • Science Direct Help
    A link-based help system.
  • Annual Reviews
    Annual Reviews is a database of gathered papers within a field. Biomedical sciences, physical sciences and other science, technology and social sciences topics are covered. Current articles contain links from bibliographies out to other papers.
  • Annual Reviews Search Guide
    The name says it all. This online guide steps the researcher through the search process on Annual Reviews.
    JSTOR is a full text database that covers the full range of AHS topics as well as science topics. Content goes back to volume 1, issue 1 of resources included. The database does not have the most current 5 year of content.
  • JSTOR Help
    In addition to the online text content, users can follow links to video tutorials.
  • PubMed
    PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Use MeSH, or Medical Subject Headings, to define your search for best results.
  • PubMed help
    The PubMed help page contains tips, advanced search guides, FAQ's, and a variety of other material to help guide you through the database.
  • Infotrac
    Infotrac is a collection of databases across popular and scholarly works. Academic OneFile, the Health Reference Center and the Psychology Collection may be useful for both non-scholarly and scholarly works.
  • Infotrac search tips
    Provides descriptions of search options and strategies.
  • Google Scholar
    Google scholar searches scholarly journals, conferences, theses and other scholarly content. The ability to see the number of citations at the browse level is a strength, as is the ability to see the citations once a link is followed. The advanced search allows for a broad range of facet searching, including geography.
  • Google Scholar help
    Advanced search features and tips.
  • Scirus
    Scirus is a scientific search engine that searches journal material, conferences, patents, white papers, scientist web sites, institutional repositories and other scientific sites. Scirus makes great use of faceted searching within results.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science is a citation database. It's key purpose is to find material that cited a specific work and to see the citations used within a work or article. Sorting by number of citations will provide a glimpse of some of the key literature within a field. This is not a full text database.
  • Web of Science help
    Provides detailed on building a search, including the use of SAME, which finds terms within the same sentence.

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