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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
NO LONGER CURRENT. Due to budget pressures, we have canceled our subscription to BIOSIS Previews. Although you will continue to be able to access the database, no new articles will be added after January 2011.
Covers the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology. Provides citations and abstracts to articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books from over 5000 publications.The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
OVID, like PubMed, is an interface to search the MEDLINE database. It includes citations from the fields of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.
Covers the most of the sciences, including veterinary medicine and zoology. Provides bibliographic citations, plus author abstracts "for approximately 70% of the articles in the database." Each citation also includes a list of references cited in the source article. In addition, it is possible to retrieve a list of works that have cited a specific author or a specific earlier work. Indexes articles, reviews, letters, etc. from over "5,300 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines. Impact factors for many journals is also available. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Catalogs and Bibliographies
General Reference Sources
Handbooks and Manuals
A SAS tutorial -- Describing data -- Analyzing categorical data -- Working with date and longitudinal data -- Correlation and simple regression -- T-tests and nonparametric comparisons -- Analysis of variance -- Repeated measures designs -- Multiple-regression analysis -- Factor analysis -- Psychometrics -- The SAS INPUT statement -- External files: reading and writing raw and system files -- Data set subsetting, concatenating, merging, and updating -- Working with arrays -- Restructuring SAS data sets using arrays -- A review of SAS functions: functions other than character functions -- A review of SAS functions: character functions -- Selected programming examples -- Syntax examples.
Proportions, rates, and ratios -- Organization, summarization, and presentation of data -- Probability and probability models -- Confidence estimation -- Introduction to hypothesis testing -- Comparison of population proportions -- Comparison of population means -- Regression analysis.
Medical uncertainties -- Basics of medical studies -- Sampling methods -- Designs for observational studies -- Medical experiments -- Design of experiments -- Clinical trials -- Numerical methods for representing variation -- Presentation of variation by figures -- Some quantitative aspects of medicine -- Clinimetrics and evidence-based medicine -- Measurement of community health -- Confidence intervals, principles of tests of significance, and sample size -- Inference from proportions -- Relative risk and odds ratio -- Inference from means -- Relationships: quantitative data -- Relationships: qualitative dependent -- Survival analysis -- Simultaneous consideration of several variables -- Quality considerations -- Statistical fallacies.
Statistics and Data
Provides surveys, data, vital statistics, state data and news. NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
Pt. I. Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- Pt. II. Preparing the text. How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract - How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section --How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- Pt. III. Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographys -- Pt. IV. Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- Pt. V. Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- Pt. VI. conference communications. How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Pt. VII. Scientific style. Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- Pt. VIII. Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career.